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  • UNODC: Drugs claim half a million lives per year

    Date: 2019-06-25 12:24:20 GMT - Austria - World - SN:32 - ID:7996179

    VIENNA, June 25 (MENA) - Drug abuse is a complex problem at the intersection of public health, safety and social issues. It takes a heavy toll on families and communities, claiming more than half a million lives per year, according to a statement by ....

  • 1 killed, 70 injured as massive blast hits ammo depot in Kazakhstan

    Date: 2019-06-24 21:18:27 GMT - Kazakhstan - World - SN:93 - ID:7995498

    ASTANA, June 24 (MENA) - One person was killed and dozens injured after a powerful explosion rocked an ammunition depot at an army base in southern Kazakhstan, resulting in apocalyptic scenes of massive fire and smoke billowing from the site, Russia ....

  • Trump announces tough sanctions against Iran

    Date: 2019-06-24 18:06:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:78 - ID:7995266

    WASHINGTON, June 24 (MENA) - President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against Iran Monday in part to retaliate after the downing of a US drone last week, with the punitive measures targeting Iran's most senior leader, military officials and ....

  • Algeria, France to foster joint cooperation

    Date: 2019-06-24 16:57:04 GMT - Algeria - World - SN:69 - ID:7994911

    ALGERIA, June 24 (MENA) - Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum discussed on Monday with his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian means to bolster bilateral cooperation. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the "Summit of two banks”, ....

  • Daesh claims terror attack near Chechen President's residence

    Date: 2019-06-24 16:43:52 GMT - Chechnya - World - SN:61 - ID:7994410

    GROZNY, June 24 (MENA) - Daesh terror group announced responsibility for a knife attack that targeted policemen near the presidential palace in Chechnya, where Russian authorities are locked in a simmering conflict with radical militants. One ....

  • UN committee voices concern over deteriorating human rights in occupied lands

    Date: 2019-06-24 16:10:58 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:56 - ID:7994672

    GENEVA, June 24 (MENA)- The United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP), after its annual visit to Jordan, expressed its deep concern that human rights conditions continue to deteriorate in the occupied territories, including the West ....

  • Moscow condemns US sanctions on Iran, regrets US influencing Europe - Russian official

    Date: 2019-06-24 10:18:45 GMT - Russia - World - SN:24 - ID:7994220

    MOSCOW, June 24 (MENA) - Moscow condemns US sanctions against Iran and regrets that European countries have been influenced by Washington in terms of Iran policy, Sputnik news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov as saying on ....

  • Trump to visit Seoul June 29-30

    Date: 2019-06-24 07:18:12 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:7993944

    SEOUL, June 24 (MENA) - US President Donald Trump will make a two-day trip to South Korea from June 29-30 amid ongoing diplomatic activities surrounding North Korea's denuclearization, Yonhap news agency. Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Ko Min-jung ....

  • Kremlin refuses to confirm on Putin, Trump meeting in G20

    Date: 2019-06-23 21:05:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:73 - ID:7993605

    MOSCOW, June 23 (MENA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov refused to say whether Putin would have a meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump on sidelines of Group of Twenty (G20) summit, due to be held in Osaka, ....

  • Over 44 militants dead, 44 injured in Afghan army operations

    Date: 2019-06-23 19:48:58 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:67 - ID:7993607

    KABUL, June 23 (MENA) - Over 50 militants were killed and 44 others wounded during counter-terrorism operations, the local Khama quoted a statement by the Ministry of Defense as saying Sunday. The operations were launched in various provinces ....

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