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  • UN, int'l community hail awarding Yazidi human rights activist, Congolese surgeon Nobel Peace prize

    Date: 2018-10-05 14:06:10 GMT - all over the world - World - SN:34 - ID:7607984

    WORLD CAPITALS, Oct 5 (MENA) - A UN spokeswoman said that the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their work in combating the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war is a "fantastic announcement." Alessandra ....

  • Interpol says aware of its missing president's reports

    Date: 2018-10-05 13:45:28 GMT - France - World - SN:32 - ID:7608003

    PARIS, Oct 5 (MENA) - "Interpol is aware of media reports in connection with the alleged disappearance of Interpol President Meng Hongwei," the organization said in a letter to Euronews. This is a matter for the relevant authorities in both ....

  • Interpol president reported missing after trip to China

    Date: 2018-10-05 13:31:57 GMT - France - World - SN:29 - ID:7608005

    PARIS, Oct 5 (MENA) - A French judicial official said the president of Interpol has been reported missing after traveling to China, Euronews reported Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity for an ongoing investigation, said ....

  • Congolese surgeon, Yazidi human right activist win Nobel peace prize 2018

    Date: 2018-10-05 12:51:28 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:27 - ID:7607935

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 5 (MENA) - The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict, CNN reported on Friday. Mukwege, a gynecologist and ....

  • Afghanistan: 48 insurgents killed, wounded in past 24 hours

    Date: 2018-10-05 11:33:02 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:25 - ID:7607804

    KABUL, Oct 5 (MENA) - Forty-eight armed insurgents have been killed and wounded during separate operations by security forces in a dozen Afghan provinces over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense said on Friday. The operations were carried ....

  • US Treasury imposes sanctions on Hezbollah financier, seven companies

    Date: 2018-10-04 22:23:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:101 - ID:7607319

    WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (MENA) - The US Treasury imposed sanctions on Muhammad Abdallah Al-Amin and seven of his companies on Thursday for providing financial and material support for Hezbollah. The treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) ....

  • UN envoy says top priority in Yemen is fixing the economy

    Date: 2018-10-04 19:12:41 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:90 - ID:7607026

    GENEVA, Oct 4 (MENA) - The best way to resolve Yemen's humanitarian crisis is to fix the economy so stemming a slide in the riyal currency is the top international priority, the UN special envoy said on Thursday. Martin Griffiths said the United ....

  • Pence says China is trying to undermine Trump because it ‘wants a different American president’

    Date: 2018-10-04 18:36:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:87 - ID:7607038

    WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (MENA) - China “wants a different American president” and is working to undermine President Trump and influence US elections, Vice President Pence asserted Thursday in a sharply critical speech that marked another escalation in ....

  • US blacklists Turkish firm for trade with North Korea

    Date: 2018-10-04 18:28:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:7607077

    WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (MENA) - The United States on Thursday blacklisted a Turkish company and two executives for allegedly attempting to circumvent sanctions prohibiting sales of weapons and luxury goods to North Korea, The Washington Post ....

  • 6 Malaysian divers drown in whirlpool while trying to rescue 17-year-old teen

    Date: 2018-10-04 18:17:51 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:83 - ID:7607042

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (MENA) – Six divers trying to rescue a 17-year-old teen who fell into an abandoned mining pond in Malaysia have drowned after currents caused by heavy rains sucked them into a whirlpool, Fox News quoted officials as saying on ....

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