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  • US diplomats visit family of abducted Israeli teen

    Date: 2014-06-16 16:56:58 GMT - Israel - World - SN:122 - ID:781521

    GAZA CITY, June 16 (MENA) - Diplomats from the US Embassy in Israel visited abducted teen Naftali Frenkel's family at their home in Nof Ayalon, Ynet news reported on Monday. Frenkel, who was kidnapped on Thursday along with two classmates, has a ....

  • UK in talks with Iran on ISIS Iraq threats

    Date: 2014-06-16 15:10:59 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:103 - ID:781241

    LONDON, June 16 (MENA) - UK government has said it plans to hold talks with Iran on means of settling the threat posed by terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who are in control of large areas in Iraq. A spokesman at the UK ....

  • Egypt's ambassador to UNESCO underlines role of world heritage committee

    Date: 2014-06-16 14:19:41 GMT - France - World - SN:92 - ID:781236

    PARIS/DOHA, June 16 (MENA) - Egypt's Ambassador to UNESCO Mohamed Amr underlined the importance of the role played by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to preserve culture heritage sites of great international value. Amr, who is also the head ....

  • Roadside bomb Kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-06-16 14:01:54 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:90 - ID:781051

    KABUL, June 16 (MENA) - A roadside bomb planted by the Afghan Taliban killed 5 civilians from the same family in the southern Kandahar province on Monday, ABC News quoted the Afghan Interior Ministry. In a statement, the ministry condemned the ....

  • Israel faces another mass release of Palestinian prisoners after abduction of Jewish teens

    Date: 2014-06-16 14:00:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:89 - ID:780941

    WASHINGTON, June 16 (MENA) - Israel, amid efforts to restrict prisoner exchanges, faces the prospect of another massive release of Palestinian insurgents, according to WorldTribune Newspaper. Israeli sources said the government of Prime Minister ....

  • US navy ship with 550 Marines on board entering Gulf

    Date: 2014-06-16 13:30:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:80 - ID:781096

    WASHINGTON, June 16 (MENA) - The USS Mesa Verde with 550 Marines on board entered the Gulf on Monday to support possible US action to help Iraq's Shi'ite-led government combat a Sunni Islamist insurgency that has overtaken large areas of the ....

  • West’s refusal to condemn attack on Russian Embassy in Kiev double standards — diplomat

    Date: 2014-06-16 12:18:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:67 - ID:780910

    MOSCOW, June 16 (MENA) - Russia’s high-ranking diplomat said Western partners’ refusal to condemn the attack on the Russian Embassy in Kiev is the policy of double standards. “We can say the Western partners demonstrated the policy of double ....

  • Blair’s Iraq invasion was a tragic error, and he’s mad to deny it

    Date: 2014-06-16 11:15:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:49 - ID:780673

    LONDON, June 16 (MENA) - London Mayor Boris Johnson lashed out at UK ex premier Tony Blair for his refusal to face facts that Iraq invasion in 2003 was a big mistake, reported the Daily Telegraph. "I have come to the conclusion that Tony Blair ....

  • Russia tests Pantsir Air Defense Systems in Arctic

    Date: 2014-06-16 10:34:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:45 - ID:780615

    MOSCOW, June 16 (MENA) - Russia is testing its Pantsir S-1 short-range air defense system in the Arctic to ensure security in the resource-rich region, which is soon expected to become the center of oil and gas exploration for the country, Alexander ....

  • 3 killed, 75 injured, houses set ablaze in Sri Lanka ethnic clashes

    Date: 2014-06-16 10:33:55 GMT - Sri Lanka - World - SN:44 - ID:780609

    ALUTHGAMA, Sri Lanka, June 16 (MENA) – At least three Muslims were killed and 75 people seriously injured in violence between Buddhists and Muslims in southern Sri Lankan coastal towns best known as tourist draws, with Muslim homes set ablaze, ....

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