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  • Appeals court increases ex- S.Korean leader Park's jail term to 25 years

    Date: 2018-08-24 09:16:46 GMT - south korea - World - SN:10 - ID:7545369

    SEOUL, Aug 24 (MENA) - A Seoul appellate court on Friday increased the sentence for former South Korean president Park Geun-hye by one year to 25 years in a massive corruption case that led to her removal from office, Yonhap news agency ....

  • UN team starts work on Daesh crimes in Iraq

    Date: 2018-08-23 22:49:36 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:61 - ID:7545142

    BAGHDAD, Aug 23 (MENA) - A UN investigative team that will collect and preserve evidence of acts by Daesh in Iraq that may be war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide started work this week, nearly a year after the Security Council created ....

  • Man shoots and wounds police officer near Moscow's Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2018-08-23 22:14:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:58 - ID:7545202

    MOSCOW, Aug 23 (MENA) - A police officer was shot and wounded near Moscow's Foreign Ministry building, The Independent reported. The Russian Investigative Committee said the unidentified attacker was injured when police fired back and he was ....

  • Trying to keep nuclear deal alive, EU unveils Iran aid

    Date: 2018-08-23 21:59:20 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:57 - ID:7545031

    BRUSSELS, Aug 23 (MENA) - The European Union is announcing its first financial support package to help bolster Iran's flagging economy, part of the bloc's commitment to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive, Daily Mail reported. The European ....

  • US attempts to force Philippines not to buy Russian armaments unfair competition - Moscow

    Date: 2018-08-23 21:35:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:56 - ID:7544996

    MOSCOW, Aug 23 (MENA) – Attempts by the US to force the Philippines to abandon the purchase of Russian weapons in favor of US weapons are an example of unfair competition, Sputnik news agency quoted Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria ....

  • US official says he warned Russia against meddling in November elections

    Date: 2018-08-23 21:12:45 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:55 - ID:7545026

    GENEVA, Aug 23 (MENA) - US National Security Advisor John Bolton said he warned his Russian counterpart not to interfere in the US mid-term elections in November, Voice of America reported. Bolton said he made it clear the US is "prepared to take ....

  • US declines invitation to Russia-led talks on Afghanistan

    Date: 2018-08-23 20:50:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:54 - ID:7544989

    WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (MENA) - The US has rejected an invitation to join Russia-led talks on Afghanistan because they are unlikely to help bring peace, a State Department spokesman said. As a matter of principle, the US supports Afghan-led efforts ....

  • US Senate passes bill to honor former president Anwar Sadat

    Date: 2018-08-23 20:10:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:52 - ID:7545153

    WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (MENA) – The US Senate unanimously passed a bill to honor former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, the Egyptian Embassy in Washington said on Thursday. The Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act S266 awards the Congressional ....

  • Russia: Conditions of return of Syrian refugees take shape now

    Date: 2018-08-23 18:06:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:47 - ID:7544993

    MOSCOW, Aug 23 (MENA) – Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the process of the return of the Syrian refugees back home is not yet massive but conditions are being formed for this purpose. In tweets on the Russian Foreign ....

  • British Airways to suspend flights between London, Tehran

    Date: 2018-08-23 17:46:53 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:46 - ID:7545010

    LONDON, Aug 23 (MENA) – British Airways has announced it will be suspending its flights between London and Tehran, citing a lack of “commercial viability," the Independent reported on Thursday. British Airways currently operates six flights per ....

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