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  • Britain to send second warship to Gulf amid rising tension with Iran

    Date: 2019-07-12 15:11:50 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:38 - ID:8021305

    LONDON, July 12 (MENA) - Britain is sending another warship to the Gulf in the wake of threats to commercial shipping from Iran, the Independent reported on Friday. The Type 45 frigate HMS Duncan is to sail to the region within the next week to ....

  • Sweden says it won’t sign UN nuclear ban treaty

    Date: 2019-07-12 14:58:09 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:37 - ID:8021355

    STOCKHOLM, July 12 (MENA) - Sweden said Friday that it will refrain from signing a United Nations convention on nuclear weapons, with the foreign minister arguing that the treaty "in its current form is not ready," ABC News reported. Foreign ....

  • Magnitude-4.6 earthquake rattles seattle area awake

    Date: 2019-07-12 13:51:45 GMT - USA - World - SN:33 - ID:8021264

    WASHINGTON, July 12 (MENA) - A magnitude-4.6 earthquake awakened people across the Seattle area just before 3:00 a.m. (local time) on Friday. Several smaller aftershocks also hit the region, The Time reported. The epicenter was near Three ....

  • Merkel to meet Moldovan PM Tuesday

    Date: 2019-07-12 13:01:26 GMT - Germany - World - SN:31 - ID:8021161

    BERLIN, July 12 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will receive Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. The two sides are scheduled to discuss ways to enhance bilateral ....

  • UK says it does not want to increase tension with Iran

    Date: 2019-07-12 12:43:58 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:29 - ID:8021151

    LONDON, July 12 (MENA) - Britain is not seeking to escalate the situation with Iran, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Friday, as tensions continue between London and Tehran over a seized Iranian tanker and the passage of vessels through the ....

  • 4 people, 749 villages affected as heavy rain continues in India's Assam

    Date: 2019-07-12 12:04:36 GMT - India - World - SN:27 - ID:8021090

    NEW DELHI, July 12 (MENA) - The flood situation in Assam turned extremely grim on Thursday, with more than 4.23 people affected in 17 of the 27 districts of the state, NDTV reported. Dhemaji and Lakhimpur in Upper Assam and Bongaigaon and ....

  • 24 dead after train collision in Pakistan

    Date: 2019-07-12 11:12:36 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:26 - ID:8020944

    ISLAMABAD, July 12 (MENA)- The death toll of the collision between a passenger train and a stationary freight train at a railway station in Punjab region, south Pakistan, stands at 24, while more than 90 others were injured, Pakistani officials ....

  • 12 persons dead after bus falls into valley in northern Pakistan

    Date: 2019-07-12 09:19:56 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:18 - ID:8020827

    ISLAMABAD, July 12 (MENA)- Pakistani police announced on Friday that at least 12 persons were dead as their bus flipped over in a valley in Upper Kohistan, northern Pakistan. All victims belong to a single family, including six children, ....

  • Suicide bombing leaves 45 dead and wounded in Afghanistan

    Date: 2019-07-12 07:31:49 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:11 - ID:8020763

    KABUL, July 12 (MENA) - A suicide bomber attacked a wedding party in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday, killing five people and injuring 40 others, reported ToloNews network. Spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, Atahullah ....

  • Brazilian president considers appointing his son ambassador to US

    Date: 2019-07-12 06:58:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:8020723

    NEW YORK, July 12 (MENA) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed that he is considering offering his son, federal representative Eduardo Bolsonaro, the post of ambassador to the United States, reported Xinhua news agency on Friday. "I ....

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