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  • Daesh claims responsibility for Liege attack

    Date: 2018-05-30 21:06:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:69 - ID:7423752

    WASHINGTON, May 30 (MENA) - The terrorist group of Daesh has claimed that the man behind the attack in the Belgian city of Liege was a "soldier of the caliphate", a wording typical of IS' opportunistic claims even when perpetrators have not been ....

  • UN envoy urges Iraqi leaders to form inclusive government

    Date: 2018-05-30 19:47:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:64 - ID:7423671

    NEW YORK, May 30 (MENA) - UN Envoy for Iraq Jan Kubis has urged political leaders in this "crucial" post-election period to swiftly form an inclusive new government that works across sectarian and ethnic divides. Kubis told the Security Council ....

  • US amb. to UN: Decisions of next Iraqi gov't will set country's future

    Date: 2018-05-30 19:45:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:63 - ID:7423670

    NEW YORK, May 30 (MENA) - US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the next government will make important decisions "that will set Iraq's course for decades to come." The US ambassador said at a UN Security Council session held ....

  • Dutch police shoot man reportedly waving ax on balcony

    Date: 2018-05-30 19:34:11 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:60 - ID:7423678

    AMSTERDAM, May 30 (MENA) - Dutch police say they shot and wounded a man who was standing on the balcony of a residential apartment block and reportedly was waving an ax and shouting, Fox News reported. In a series of tweets, Rotterdam police said ....

  • US issues fresh Iran sanctions, targets Evin Prison

    Date: 2018-05-30 15:50:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:43 - ID:7423479

    WASHINGTON, May 30 (MENA) - The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on six Iranians and three Iran-based entities, including Tehran's Evin prison, The New York Times reported. The sanctions, announced by the US Treasury on its website, ....

  • Lavrov: US sought total confrontation with Iran when leaving nuke deal

    Date: 2018-05-30 08:13:20 GMT - Russia - World - SN:11 - ID:7422585

    MOSCOW, May 30 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the United States was counting on a total confrontation with Iran by leaving the nuclear deal, Sputnik news reported Thursday. "I remember the apocalyptic predictions of the ....

  • White House says summit with N. Korea to take place June 12

    Date: 2018-05-29 21:39:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:90 - ID:7422372

    WASHINGTON, May 29 (MENA) - White House spokeswoman Sara Sanders said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump thinks talks with North Korea are going well and is prepared for a summit with Kim Jong Un to take place on June 12 as originally planned, ....

  • New study places Puerto Rico death toll from Hurricane Maria at 5,000

    Date: 2018-05-29 21:22:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:89 - ID:7422342

    MASSACHUSETTS, May 29 (MENA) - The number of people killed in Puerto Rico amid Hurricane Maria is at least 70 times higher than the official government death toll, according to a study published Tuesday in the New England Journal of ....

  • Trump steps up attacks on Mueller

    Date: 2018-05-29 19:38:41 GMT - USA - World - SN:79 - ID:7422258

    WASHINGTON, May 29 (MENA) – US President Donald Trump on Tuesday intensified his attacks on Robert Mueller, predicting the special counsel's team will be "meddling" in the fall midterm elections in order to hurt Republican candidates, The Hill ....

  • Kabul Police launch operations against illegal arms and vehicles

    Date: 2018-05-29 17:51:36 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:68 - ID:7421967

    KABUL, May 29 (MENA) - The police forces in Kabul have launched operations to seize illegal arms and vehicles in different parts of Kabul city, Khama Press news agency reported on Tuesday. The operations are underway in different parts of the ....

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