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  • Kenyan police arrest finance minister on corruption charges

    Date: 2019-07-22 12:56:32 GMT - Kenya - World - SN:58 - ID:8034543

    NAIROBI, July 22 (MENA) - Kenyan police on Monday arrested Finance Minister Henry Rotich after the director of public prosecutions announced he would be charged over a dam scandal, Channel News Asia quoted the head of the directorate of criminal ....

  • UK foreign office minister quits

    Date: 2019-07-22 12:53:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:57 - ID:8034581

    LONDON, July 22 (MENA) - Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan has announced his resignation, in the first of what is expected to be a stream of ministers walking out of government because they are unwilling to serve under Boris Johnson, The ....

  • IAEA expresses deepest sadness over Amano's death

    Date: 2019-07-22 09:34:19 GMT - Austria - World - SN:23 - ID:8034099

    VIENNA, July 22 (MENA) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday in a note to member states that "The Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency regrets to inform with deepest sadness of the passing away of Director ....

  • UN nuclear watchdog chief Amano dies aged 72

    Date: 2019-07-22 08:38:38 GMT - Austria - World - SN:16 - ID:8034059

    VIENNA, July 22 (MENA) - UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano has died, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday. The news came as the 72-year-old Japanese man was preparing to step down due to an unspecified illness, ....

  • Abe wins upper house poll

    Date: 2019-07-22 07:37:18 GMT - Japan - World - SN:13 - ID:8033984

    TOKYO, July 22 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won Sunday's upper house election but his long-held hope of constitutional reform moved further out of reach after pro-amendment forces lost the two-thirds majority needed ....

  • Seoul leaves various possibilities open over Hormuz Strait issue: ministry

    Date: 2019-07-22 06:57:49 GMT - south korea - World - SN:10 - ID:8033968

    SEOUL, July 22 (MENA) - South Korea is closely monitoring the situation in waters off Iran, including the U.S.' possible request for its troops dispatch to the region, Yonhap news agency quoted the South Korean defense ministry as saying ....

  • Vice president of Venezuelan congress ends hunger strike

    Date: 2019-07-22 06:56:48 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:9 - ID:8033946

    CARACAS, July 22 (MENA) - The detained vice president of Venezuela's National Assembly Edgar Zambrano has ended his 10-day hunger strike. His wife Sobella Mejias wrote on Sunday in the short message service Twitter, the authorities have allowed ....

  • U.S. airstrike kills Taliban deputy intelligence chief in Afghanistan

    Date: 2019-07-22 06:52:15 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:8 - ID:8033978

    KABUL, July 22 (MENA) - A U.S. airstrike killed the deputy intelligence chief of Taliban for Qarabagh district of Ghazni province, Khaama Press reported. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement on Monday said the U.S. forces conducted the ....

  • Lightning strikes kill 32 in India's Uttar Pradesh

    Date: 2019-07-22 06:28:19 GMT - India - World - SN:7 - ID:8033956

    NEW DELHI, July 22 (MENA) - As many as 32 people were killed in Uttar Pradesh due to lightning on Sunday, NDTV quoted officials as saying Monday. A day earlier, the lightning had claimed one life in the state, while two others had died of snake ....

  • Korean ship attacked by pirates near Singapore Strait

    Date: 2019-07-22 06:15:38 GMT - south korea - World - SN:6 - ID:8033935

    SEOUL, July 22 (MENA) - A South Korean freighter was attacked by pirates near the Singapore Strait on Monday, Yonhap reported Monday. The pirates armed with guns and other weapons assaulted sailors of the South Korean-registered vessel, the ....

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