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  • Trump administration slaps more sanctions on Russia after Skripal poisonings

    Date: 2018-08-08 21:41:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:87 - ID:7525311

    WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (MENA) - The Trump administration will impose sanctions on Russia under a chemical and biological warfare law following the poisoning of a former Russian agent and his daughter in the UK earlier this year, CNN cited the State ....

  • Theresa May demands Boris Johnson apologize for Islamophobic burqa 'letter box' comments

    Date: 2018-08-08 15:51:50 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:60 - ID:7524790

    LONDON, Aug 8 (MENA) - The Tory Islamophobia row has intensified after Theresa May demanded Boris Johnson apologize for comparing women wearing burqas and niqabs to bank robbers and letter boxes, The Independent reported. The prime minister said ....

  • Saudi Arabia has sovereign right to decide internal reforms

    Date: 2018-08-08 15:13:25 GMT - Russia - World - SN:53 - ID:7524758

    MOSCOW, Aug 8 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Saudi Arabia has sovereign right to decide internal reforms. "We have always said that the politicization of human rights matters is unacceptable", the website of ....

  • Rome asks for intelligence from US on Iran nukes -- Italian PM

    Date: 2018-08-08 13:36:17 GMT - Italy - World - SN:48 - ID:7524721

    ROME, Aug 8 (MENA) - Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday that he recently asked U.S. President Donald Trump to share intelligence about Iran's nuclear program that has triggered fresh U.S. sanctions, said ABC news. Conte told a news ....

  • Germany: Erdogan to meet Merkel next month

    Date: 2018-08-08 13:33:55 GMT - Germany - World - SN:46 - ID:7524672

    BERLIN, Aug 8 (MENA) - Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Berlin next month, said ABC news. The German presidential office said Erdogan will come to Berlin Sept. 28-29, a trip that comes after a ....

  • US urges Russia to withdraw from parts of Georgia

    Date: 2018-08-08 06:13:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:2 - ID:7523832

    WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (MENA) - The United States on Tuesday urged Russia to pull out Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the Kremlin-backed separatist regions of Georgia. "Our position on the Russian occupied Georgian regions of Abkhazia and also South ....

  • Iran sanctions: Japan negotiates with US for oil exemption

    Date: 2018-08-07 15:50:26 GMT - Japan - World - SN:64 - ID:7523357

    TOKYO, Aug 7 (MENA) - Japanese Trade minister Hiroshige Seko says Japan will continue to negotiate with the US for an exemption to sanctions on Iranian oil imports, the country’s national broadcaster NHK reported. The United States re-imposed the ....

  • Russia, China to declare establishment of joint regional fund next month

    Date: 2018-08-07 11:35:21 GMT - China - World - SN:28 - ID:7522470

    BEIJING, Aug 7 (MENA) - Secretary General of China Overseas Development Association (CODA) He Zhenwei said Beijing and Moscow will announce the establishment of the China-Russia Regional Cooperation Development Investment Fund during the Eastern ....

  • 50 civilians, security personnel killed in Afghanistan's Azra district

    Date: 2018-08-07 10:55:50 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:10 - ID:7522343

    KABUL, Aug 7 (MENA) - At least 50 civilians and security personnel have been killed as a result of a US airstrike and Taliban attacks in Aghanistan central Logar province, Afghan officials announced on Tuesday. Abdul Wali Wakeel, a member of the ....

  • EU official urges tougher checks on citizenship bids

    Date: 2018-08-07 09:40:57 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:22 - ID:7522477

    BRUSSELS, Aug 3 (MENA) - The European Union's justice commissioner criticized some member countries' practice of awarding "golden passports" to rich people from outside the bloc, urging them on Tuesday to do more to ensure that citizenship isn't ....

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