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  • Awqaf minister: Sinai religion conf. backs spirit of tolerance, denounces violence

    Date: 2017-09-28 12:46:22 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:46 - ID:7013502

    SHARM El SHEIKH, Egypt, Sept 28 (MENA) - Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa has stressed the importance of the convocation of a conference on heavenly religions, titled "Sinai: The Capital of Religious Tourism". Addressing the conference on ....

  • Russian MoD denies reports of 150 civilians' deaths in Idlib airstrikes

    Date: 2017-09-28 11:04:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:32 - ID:7013317

    MOSCOW, Sept 28 (MENA) - Russia denies reports suggesting that 150 civilians died in Syria’s Idlib as a result of Russian airstrikes, Sputnik quoted Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov as saying Thursday. “Syria’s Civil ....

  • N.K. claims 4.7 mln young people volunteer to join military against U.S.

    Date: 2017-09-28 09:04:43 GMT - south korea - World - SN:18 - ID:7013029

    SEOUL, Sept 28 (MENA) - North Korea claimed Thursday that some 4.7 million students and workers have volunteered to join the military or re-enlist in the army since its leader Kim Jong-un vowed last week to retaliate against the United States, the ....

  • Official: 12 Afghan security forces killed in the south

    Date: 2017-09-28 08:35:47 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:15 - ID:7013046

    KABUL, Sept 28 (MENA) - Twelve Afghan security forces have been killed and four others wounded when Taliban fighters stormed the compounds of the Maruf district governor in southern Kandahar province, ABC news reported. Zia Durani, spokesman for ....

  • Heavy rain kills 5 in northwest China

    Date: 2017-09-28 07:25:58 GMT - China - World - SN:8 - ID:7012903

    BEIJING, Sept 28 (MENA) - Five people died and four remain missing in the city of Ankang in northwest China's Shaanxi Province after heavy rain hit the city starting Tuesday, local authorities said Thursday. Around 150,000 people suffered losses, ....

  • Malaysia bans travel to North Korea

    Date: 2017-09-28 07:01:11 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:6 - ID:7012833

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (MENA) - Malaysia said Thursday that its citizens are banned from traveling to North Korea until further notice because of escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula as a result of Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear development, ....

  • House, Senate inviting social media giants to testify

    Date: 2017-09-28 06:57:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:5 - ID:7012855

    WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (MENA) - The House and Senate intelligence committees are inviting tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet — the parent company of Google — to appear for public hearings as part of their investigations into Russia's ....

  • Japan election: PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament

    Date: 2017-09-28 06:38:25 GMT - Japan - World - SN:3 - ID:7012818

    TOKYO, Sept 28 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of the parliament ahead of a snap election, the BBC reported on Thursday. The poll, announced on Monday and which comes a year early, will take place on ....

  • More than 20 migrants rescued in Greece

    Date: 2017-09-28 06:28:12 GMT - Greece - World - SN:2 - ID:7012817

    ATHENS, Sept 28 (MENA) - More than 20 migrants or refugees were rescued and one child died Thursday on a Greek island after the boat they sailed from the Turkish coast overnight either capsized or sank, ABC News quoted Greek authorities as saying ....

  • UN: 800,000 Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh

    Date: 2017-09-27 22:44:59 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:92 - ID:7012706

    NEW YORK, Sept 27 (MENA) - The UN refugee chief said the “big question” regarding some 800,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh was whether they would be allowed to return to their homeland, the Daily Star reported. Filippo Grandi, UN High ....

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