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  • Spain saves 66 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

    Date: 2017-12-31 22:28:21 GMT - Spain - World - SN:82 - ID:7168316

    MADRID, Dec 31 (MENA) - Spain's maritime rescue service said it has saved 66 migrants from two boats in the Mediterranean Sea, ABC News reported. The service said that one boat carrying 58 migrants was intercepted by rescue craft in the Strait of ....

  • US senator does not rule out war between US, N. Korea

    Date: 2017-12-31 22:00:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:80 - ID:7168354

    WASHINGTON, Dec 31 (MENA) - US Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday warned that 2018 could be a year of “extreme danger,” citing growing tensions with North Korea, The Hill reported. Graham has been outspoken about the threat of war between the US ....

  • Panamanian vessel probed over suspected oil supplies to N. Korea

    Date: 2017-12-31 21:29:49 GMT - south korea - World - SN:78 - ID:7168289

    SEOUL, Dec 31 (MENA) - South Korea has seized and inspected a Panama-flagged ship suspected of selling oil to North Korea at sea in violation of UN sanctions, maritime authorities said, according to Yonhap News Agency reported. It is the second ....

  • UK to use aid money to support its foreign policy

    Date: 2017-12-31 21:15:33 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:77 - ID:7168281

    LONDON, Dec 31 (MENA) - Aid money will be funnelled into projects that promote British interests after two British cabinet ministers admitted more has to be done to give taxpayers value for money from the £13bn aid budget. British Secretary of ....

  • Death toll of suicide blast in Afghanistan rises to 15

    Date: 2017-12-31 19:10:47 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:69 - ID:7168287

    KABUL, Dec 31 (MENA) - At least 15 people were killed and 13 injured after a suicide blast struck a funeral in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the provincial governor said The attacker blew himself up ....

  • UK considers using volunteers to guard its borders - report

    Date: 2017-12-31 16:50:35 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:62 - ID:7168238

    LONDON, Dec 31 (MENA) - Volunteers could be deployed to help plug gaps in the UK’s Border Force, which has undergone drastic cuts under successive Conservative-led governments, The Guardian reported Sunday. British Home Office said it is ....

  • Putin signs law on tightening punishment for 'telephone terrorism'

    Date: 2017-12-31 15:28:01 GMT - Russia - World - SN:54 - ID:7168100

    MOSCOW, Dec 31 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that toughens the punishment for "telephone terrorism" to 10 years of imprisonment, according to a document published on the Russian official Internet portal of legal information ....

  • Iran state TV says Instagram, Telegram blocked

    Date: 2017-12-31 15:13:23 GMT - Iran - World - SN:49 - ID:7168041

    TEHRAN, Dec 31 (MENA) - Iran state TV is reporting that authorities have blocked Instagram and the messaging app Telegram. State TV's website reported the decision Sunday, citing an anonymous source who said it was "in line with maintaining peace ....

  • Russia’s Foreign Ministry advises compatriots to avoid mass gatherings in Iran

    Date: 2017-12-31 13:22:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:40 - ID:7167911

    MOSCOW, Dec 31 (MENA) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry has issued recommendations for compatriots advising them to avoid mass gatherings in Iran in the wake of ongoing protests, the ministry wrote on its Facebook page. "Demonstrations sparked by ....

  • UN chief issues 'red alert,' urges world to come together in 2018 to tackle pressing challenges

    Date: 2017-12-31 12:22:26 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:32 - ID:7167762

    GENEVA, Dec 31 (MENA) - In his message on the New Year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for unity among the global community to tackle overwhelming challenges and defend values shared by all. “On New Year's Day 2018, ....

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