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  • UNHCR welcomes end to latest Mediterranean standoff

    Date: 2018-07-19 13:29:16 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:44 - ID:7495882

    GENEVA, July 19 (MENA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomed on Thursday the actions of the past days by several European countries to collectively end a standoff on the Mediterranean involving some 450 refugees and migrants who had been stranded ....

  • Facebook to remove misinformation that leads to violence

    Date: 2018-07-19 11:47:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:31 - ID:7495646

    NEW YORK, July 19 (MENA) - Facebook, facing growing criticism for posts that have incited violence in some countries, said Wednesday that it would begin removing misinformation that could lead to people being physically harmed, The New York Times ....

  • Trump urges Erdogan to free American pastor Andrew Brunson

    Date: 2018-07-19 10:08:48 GMT - USA - World - SN:20 - ID:7495361

    WASHINGTON, July 19 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump urged Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been jailed in Turkey over terrorism charges. "A total disgrace that Turkey will not release a ....

  • Daesh militants abduct de-miners in Kunar province

    Date: 2018-07-19 07:50:58 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:12 - ID:7495299

    KABUL, July 19 (MENA) - Militants affiliated to Daesh terrorist group have abducted 12 workers of a de-mining company in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press news agency reported on Thursday. A spokesman for the provincial ....

  • 27 Taliban militants killed in clashes with Afghan army

    Date: 2018-07-19 07:43:36 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:11 - ID:7495286

    KABUL, July 19 (MENA) - At least 27 Taliban militants were killed in clashes with the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press news agency reported. The Taliban militants suffered ....

  • US to receive soldiers' remains from North Korea within 2 weeks

    Date: 2018-07-19 07:00:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:4 - ID:7495253

    WASHINGTON, July 19 (MENA) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States will receive the first group of soldiers' remains from North Korea in the next couple of weeks, The New York Times reported. In a cabinet meeting at the ....

  • Report: US opens inquiry into uranium imports in sign that trade war is spreading

    Date: 2018-07-18 22:41:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:96 - ID:7495053

    WASHINGTON, July 18 (MENA) - The US administration said on Wednesday that it was starting an investigation into uranium imports, potentially opening another front in an expansive trade war that has shaken alliances with countries around the world, ....

  • Colombia: Number of Venezuelan migrants continues to rise

    Date: 2018-07-18 22:32:18 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:95 - ID:7495064

    BOGOTA, Colombia, July 18 (MENA) - The number of Venezuelans fleeing into neighboring Colombia continues to rise, with over 50,000 arriving in less than a month, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Colombia migration director Christian Kruger ....

  • Afghan army targets Taliban militants in Farah province

    Date: 2018-07-18 22:24:42 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:94 - ID:7494989

    KABUL, July 18 (MENA) - The Afghan armed forces on Wednesday carried out several military operations dubbed "Badar-16 operations" to suppress the anti-government armed militants in western Farah province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press new agency ....

  • Syria plans to purchase Russian MC-21 aircraft, says Russian ambassador

    Date: 2018-07-18 22:14:31 GMT - Russia - World - SN:93 - ID:7495105

    DAMASCUS, July 18 (MENA) - Damascus discusses with Moscow the purchase of MC-21 planes, Russian Ambassador to Syria Alexander Kinshchak told Rossiya 24 television on Wednesday, TASS reported. "They [Syrians] are interested in updating their plane ....

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