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  • UN unanimously demands a 30-day cease-fire across Syria

    Date: 2018-02-24 21:13:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:79 - ID:7263456

    NEW YORK, Feb 24 (MENA) – The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria "without delay" to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded, ABC News ....

  • UN diplomats locked in talks on Syria ceasefire

    Date: 2018-02-24 20:18:21 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:77 - ID:7263446

    NEW YORK, Feb 24 (MENA) – A UN Security Council meeting to vote on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria failed to start as scheduled at 1700 GMT on Saturday as negotiations continued in an effort to avert a Russian veto, the Daily Mail quoted diplomats as ....

  • 2 killed in parcel bomb explosion in eastern India

    Date: 2018-02-24 19:50:53 GMT - India - World - SN:75 - ID:7263394

    NEW DELHI, Feb 24 (MENA) - A newly married man and his grandmother were killed in India when a wedding gift they were opening exploded, BBC news reported Saturday. The man's wife was critically injured in the blast on Friday in the eastern state ....

  • Moscow calls on Washington, Pyongyang to begin direct talks - diplomat

    Date: 2018-02-24 18:36:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:69 - ID:7263238

    MOSCOW, Feb 24 (MENA) - Russia is calling on the US and the DPRK to change the tactics of waiting on hold for initiating a direct dialogue, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said in an interview with TASS on Saturday. "Moscow has ....

  • Cyprus protests to UN over Turkish violations of its air, maritime space

    Date: 2018-02-24 18:06:50 GMT - Cyprus - World - SN:67 - ID:7263201

    NICOSIA, Feb 24 (MENA) - Cyprus has protested to the UN over Turkish violations of its air and maritime space, in a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General by Cyprus` Permanent Representative to the United Nations, the Cypriot news agency ....

  • Trump's views on Ukraine have not met Russia's expectations -- ambassador

    Date: 2018-02-24 17:24:59 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:65 - ID:7263165

    KIEV, Feb 24 (MENA) - Ukraine's Ambassador to the United States Valery Chaly said the anti-Russian sanctions policy of Washington as well as the support for sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine have strengthened under the current ....

  • Ghani vows relentless war against terror groups after attacks

    Date: 2018-02-24 17:10:28 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:64 - ID:7263166

    KABUL, Feb 24 (MENA) - Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has vowed a relentless war against terror groups after recent attacks in Kabul, Farah, and Helmand provinces. In remarks carried by the official news agency Khaama Press, Ghani ....

  • Donald Tusk terms Theresa May's Brexit plan 'pure illusion'

    Date: 2018-02-24 15:25:40 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:51 - ID:7262925

    LONDON, Feb 24 (MENA) - European Council President Donald Tusk has rejected Theresa May's Brexit plans as "pure illusion", The Telegraph reported Saturday. Addressing a summit of the EU-27 in Brussels, Tusk ruled out the vision May fought hard to ....

  • Female Nobel laureates in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women

    Date: 2018-02-24 15:24:20 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:50 - ID:7262973

    DHAKA, Feb 22 (MENA) - Three female Nobel Peace laureates began a weeklong trip to Bangladesh on Saturday to meet Rohingya Muslim women who were tortured and raped by soldiers in Myanmar before fleeing the country, ABC news reported. During their ....

  • Turkey's actions in Cyprus' EEZ are European problem says -- Gov't

    Date: 2018-02-24 14:49:18 GMT - Cyprus - World - SN:46 - ID:7262922

    NICOSIA, Feb 24 (MENA) - Turkey's actions in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) are a European problem and not solely a problem of the Republic of Cyprus, Cypriot Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said following the conclusion of the ....

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