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  • UN chief: No alternative to two-state solution for Palestinian-Israeli conflict

    Date: 2018-02-20 17:46:58 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:84 - ID:7256600

    NEW YORK, Feb 20 (MENA) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed on Tuesday the importance of a political settlement to the Palestinian- Israeli long lasting conflict. Guterres reiterated the UN commitment to support parties ....

  • Russian diplomat, EU amb. discuss relations between Moscow, Brussels

    Date: 2018-02-20 17:22:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:83 - ID:7256679

    MOSCOW, February 20 (MENA) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko and European Union’s Ambassador to Moscow Markus Ederer held a meeting, discussing prospects for political dialogue and pressing issues concerning relations between ....

  • Greece jails Palestinian over migrant smuggling

    Date: 2018-02-20 16:49:02 GMT - Greece - World - SN:81 - ID:7256640

    ATHENS, Feb 20 (MENA) - A Greek court in the northern city of Thessaloniki has convicted a Palestinian man of running a major migrant-smuggling ring and sentenced him to 13 years in prison, ABC News reported. Judges ruled Tuesday that 29-year-old ....

  • France says Syria's Ghouta bombing violates humanitarian law

    Date: 2018-02-20 16:19:48 GMT - France - World - SN:79 - ID:7256368

    PARIS, Feb 20 (MENA) - France said on Tuesday that the bombing of Syria's eastern Ghouta by pro-government forces amounted to a serious violation of international humanitarian law, calling for a humanitarian truce. The attacks "deliberately ....

  • Dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle, Russian foreign ministry says

    Date: 2018-02-20 15:02:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:70 - ID:7256192

    MOSCOW, Feb 20 (MENA) - Russia's foreign ministry has confirmed that "several dozens" of Russian citizens - not regular soldiers - were killed or wounded in a recent battle in Syria. In a statement on Tuesday, the ministry described the Russian ....

  • Putin, Russian security council discuss situation in Syria's Afrin

    Date: 2018-02-20 13:53:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:62 - ID:7256185

    MOSCOW, Feb 20 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria’s Afrin with the national security council, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday. During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on the situation in ....

  • Danish royals attend private funeral for Prince Henrik

    Date: 2018-02-20 13:52:11 GMT - Denmark - World - SN:61 - ID:7256225

    COPENHAGEN, Feb 20 (MENA) - Danish royals and officials attended a private funeral for Denmark's late Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe, at a Copenhagen chapel, ABC news reported Tuesday. The queen, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, ....

  • UNICEF warns "world is failing" poorest babies

    Date: 2018-02-20 12:12:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:42 - ID:7255807

    WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (MENA) - The United Nations Children's Fund has warned that global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly in the world's poorest countries, RTE reported. Every year, 2.6 million babies die before turning ....

  • Turkey warns Syria against protecting Kurdish fighters

    Date: 2018-02-20 09:49:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:22 - ID:7255326

    WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (MENA) - Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at Syrian troops if their goal is ....

  • S. Korea, US to announce timing of joint military exercises by end of March: defense minister

    Date: 2018-02-20 06:53:48 GMT - south korea - World - SN:7 - ID:7255160

    SEOUL, Feb 20 (MENA) - Seoul's defense chief said South Korea and the United States will announce by the end of March when they will hold annual joint military exercises that have been postponed to avoid coinciding with the PyeongChang Winter ....

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