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  • Putin appoints new Russian permanent envoy to UN office and other organizations in Geneva

    Date: 2018-02-01 11:11:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:23 - ID:7221806

    MOSCOW, Feb 1 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order to appoint Gennady Gatilov a permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva, and by another ....

  • UN official denounces Myanmar's violence against Rohingya

    Date: 2018-02-01 10:28:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:20 - ID:7221594

    NEW YORK, Feb 1 (MENA) - UN special envoy on human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee condemned Myanmar military's violent operations against Rohingya Muslims saying that violence against the Muslim minority bears "the hallmarks of a genocide." Lee ....

  • Turkish army kills 49 Kurdish elements in airstrikes in northern Iraq

    Date: 2018-02-01 08:20:00 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:9 - ID:7221457

    ANKARA, Feb 1 (MENA) - Turkish warplanes struck 19 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq, killing 49 militants, Turkey’s armed forces said on Thursday. In a statement, the Turkish army cited that the operation included two ....

  • Russia security council delegation visits Israel

    Date: 2018-01-31 22:23:11 GMT - Russia - World - SN:110 - ID:7221111

    GAZA CITY, Jan 31 (MENA) - A large delegation of senior Russian security officials arrived in Israel on Wednesday for talks. A senior Israeli official was quoted by Times of Israel as saying that the talks would focus on issues including Iran’s ....

  • Russia says dialogue with US shouldn’t stumble over Washington’s aggressive statements

    Date: 2018-01-31 22:13:23 GMT - Russia - World - SN:109 - ID:7221028

    MOSCOW, Jan 31 (MENA) - Russia wants dialogue with the United States to be more intense, constructive and it shouldn’t stumble over Washington’s aggressive statements, TASS cited Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on ....

  • Putin apologizes to athletes for Moscow failure to protect them over Olympics ban

    Date: 2018-01-31 21:43:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:107 - ID:7221015

    MOSCOW, Jan 31 (MENA) - The Russian government will work with international organizations to support Russian athletes who were unable to take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics that will take place in South Korea's Pyeongchang in February, Russian ....

  • Russian plane makes emergency landing on freeway near Los Angeles

    Date: 2018-01-31 21:20:25 GMT - Russia - World - SN:106 - ID:7221095

    MOSCOW, Jan 31 (MENA) - A small Russian plane, Beechcraft G33, made an emergency landing on the 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa near Los Angeles, the US, Sputnik News reported on Wednesday. The plane was heading to John Wayne Airport when the pilot ....

  • US blacklists Hasm, Liwa al Thawra

    Date: 2018-01-31 19:28:17 GMT - USA - World - SN:99 - ID:7221130

    WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (MENA) - The US Department of State has designated Liwa al Thawra, and Harakat Sawa'd Misr (Hasm) as terrorist groups. In a press release on Wednesday, the Department of State named also Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas and Harakat ....

  • US train carrying members of Congress hits truck

    Date: 2018-01-31 19:15:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:98 - ID:7221114

    VIRGINIA, the US, Jan 31 (MENA) - An Amtrak train taking US lawmakers and their staff to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck near Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday, killing the driver of truck, according to Politico. ....

  • German FM meets Netanyahu after talks canceled last year

    Date: 2018-01-31 16:08:25 GMT - Israel - World - SN:88 - ID:7220937

    GAZA CITY, Jan 31 (MENA) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem after talks were canceled last year when the diplomat met with an Israeli whistleblower group critical of the military. ....

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