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  • Bangladesh sentences 7 militants to death for killing shrine worker

    Date: 2018-03-18 22:42:52 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:113 - ID:7302564

    DHAKA, March 18 (MENA) - A court in Bangladesh sentenced seven militants to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of killing a shrine worker in 2015, court officials said. Shrine caretaker, Rahamat Ali, 60, was hacked to death in November ....

  • Moscow favors continuation of Cyprus talks: Ambassador Osadchiy

    Date: 2018-03-18 22:36:18 GMT - Cyprus - World - SN:112 - ID:7302544

    NICOSIA, March 18 (MENA) - Moscow favors the continuation of negotiations for a Cyprus settlement, Russia’s Ambassador to Cyprus Stanislav Osadchiy said on Sunday. According Cyprus New Agency (CNA), Osadchiy further stated that his country has ....

  • Cyber attack against vote counting system thwarted: Interior Ministry

    Date: 2018-03-18 22:29:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:111 - ID:7302618

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) - Russia’s state automated vote counting and electoral information system (GAS Vybory) has weathered some cyber attacks, First Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Gorovoy told TASS on Sunday. "I can only confirm that these ....

  • 4 Taliban militants killed, 3 arrested in eastern Afghanistan

    Date: 2018-03-18 22:25:12 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:110 - ID:7302535

    KABUL, March 18 (MENA) - At least four Taliban insurgents were killed during a clash with the Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan while three including one who had disguised himself as a woman were arrested. The ....

  • Putin winning presidential polls with 73.9% of votes - agency

    Date: 2018-03-18 21:23:53 GMT - Russia - World - SN:105 - ID:7302634

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) - Russia’s incumbent President Vladimir Putin Putin is leading in the presidential race with 73.11% after 30.01% of ballots counted, TASS news agency reported on Sunday. Putin is followed by the Communist Party of the ....

  • UK foreign secretary defends playing tennis with wife of Putin's ex-minister in return for £160,000

    Date: 2018-03-18 18:16:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:95 - ID:7302423

    LONDON, March 18 (MENA) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has defended playing a game of tennis with the wife of one of Russia's ex-ministers in return for a £160,000 donation to the Conservatives, The Independent reported Sunday. Johnson ....

  • Living in fear: One in three Muslim students attacked on campus as Islamophobic hate crime surges - newspaper

    Date: 2018-03-18 17:56:31 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:93 - ID:7302421

    LONDON, March 18 (MENA) - One in three Muslim students are living in fear of Islamophobic attacks or abuse on campus – and women who wear traditional garments are most concerned for their safety, a report has found. More than half of Muslim ....

  • Obama to launch Asia-Pacific tour Monday

    Date: 2018-03-18 07:49:17 GMT - Japan - World - SN:13 - ID:7301148

    TOKYO, March 18 (MENA) - Former US President Barack Obama will embark on a tour of Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and Japan starting Monday, Japan Times quoted Obama's office as saying Saturday. His visit to Tokyo, the last leg of the ....

  • Activists detained in Maldives

    Date: 2018-03-17 22:46:09 GMT - Maldives - World - SN:91 - ID:7301005

    MALE, March 17 (MENA) - Maldivian authorities arrested more than 140 activists who defied a ban on rallies and demonstrated against a state of emergency imposed by President Abdulla Yameen, according to the opposition. Thousands of supporters ....

  • Swedish and North Korean FMs conclude talks

    Date: 2018-03-17 20:36:24 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:82 - ID:7300903

    STOCKHOLM, March 17 (MENA) - Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallstrom and North Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Ri Yong-ho concluded talks in Stockholm, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The North ....

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