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  • S Korea looking into various options to protect ships in Hormuz Strait: defense ministry

    Date: 2019-07-29 07:17:09 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:8043025

    SEOUL, July 29 (MENA) - South Korea is looking into "various options" to protect ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz, though no decision has been made on whether to contribute troops to the US-led initiative, Yonhap quoted the defense ....

  • Venezuela to go to UN over violations of its airspace by US - FM

    Date: 2019-07-29 06:31:15 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:10 - ID:8043002

    CARACAS, July 29 (MENA) - Caracas intends to go to the UN in connection with violations of the Venezuela-controlled airspace by the United States, Sputnik quoted Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza as saying. "As we have stated, the ....

  • S.Korea to repatriate all 3 crew members of N.K. boat

    Date: 2019-07-29 06:28:41 GMT - south korea - World - SN:9 - ID:8043021

    SEOUL, July 29 (MENA) - South Korea will repatriate all three crew members of a North Korean boat that crossed the inter-Korean sea border over the weekend, according to their wishes, Yonhap reported Monday, quoting the unification ministry. The ....

  • 14 militants killed in Afghan strikes on Taliban positions

    Date: 2019-07-29 06:20:31 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:8 - ID:8043013

    KABUL, July 29 (MENA) - The Afghan army conducted artillery strikes against Taliban positions in the outskirts of Ghazni city, killing at least 14 militants, Khaama Press reported Monday. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the armed ....

  • US-China trade talks set to resume with modest expectations

    Date: 2019-07-28 22:48:05 GMT - USA - World - SN:74 - ID:8042923

    WASHINGTON, July 28 (MENA) - Negotiators for the U.S. and China will face off in Shanghai this coming week in yet another attempt to piece together a trade accord, amid considerably lowered expectations for the kind of sweeping deal that appeared ....

  • Pope Francis urges urgent int'l action to stop migrant deaths

    Date: 2019-07-28 19:48:17 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:68 - ID:8042837

    VATICAN, July 28 (MENA) - Pope Francis is appealing for swift, decisive action by governments so that more migrants don't die at sea, ABC News reported Sunday. The Pope bowed his head in silent prayer for the migrants, perhaps as many as 150, who ....

  • Russia urges Iran to refrain steps of low compliance with nuke deal

    Date: 2019-07-28 17:55:40 GMT - Russia - World - SN:59 - ID:8042676

    VIENNA, July 28 (MENA) - Iran is looking at further reduction of its commitments under JCPOA by September 4-5 as part of less-for-less approach, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Sunday. After a meeting of the Joint ....

  • Blast, gunbattle at Afghan VP candidate's office, 2 dead

    Date: 2019-07-28 17:39:41 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:58 - ID:8042629

    KABUL, July 28 (MENA) - The political office of the Afghan president's running mate was hit by a large explosion and stormed by several gunmen who remained holed up inside, Afghan officials said Sunday, the Washington Post reported. The attack in ....

  • British HMS DUNCAN arrives in Gulf

    Date: 2019-07-28 15:32:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:51 - ID:8042450

    LONDON, July 28 (MENA) - British Royal Navy vessel HMS DUNCAN has arrived in the Gulf, where it will support the safe passage of British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz along with HMS MONTROSE, the British government said. Freedom of ....

  • Kuwait, USA discuss recent political developments in region

    Date: 2019-07-28 15:28:31 GMT - Kuwait - World - SN:49 - ID:8042385

    KUWAIT, July 28 (MENA) - Acting deputy foreign minister of Kuwait Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah held official talks on Sunday with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Affairs Andrew Beck on the sidelines of his visit to Kuwait. ....

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