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  • Commander of US Central Command asserts support to Lebanese army

    Date: 2017-08-30 22:11:17 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:100 - ID:6969833

    BEIRUT, Aug 30 (MENA) – Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun on Wednesday received a phone call from the Commander of the United States Central Command, General Joseph Votel in which he congratulated him on the success of the "Fajr el-Jouroud" ....

  • Blair's planned talks with EU chief Juncker raise questions -- UK paper

    Date: 2017-08-30 22:01:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:99 - ID:6969795

    LONDON, Aug 30 (MENA) - Britain's former prime minister Tony Blair is due in Brussels on Thursday to meet with EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker - but the visit raises questions as officials are refusing to divulge whether or not the pair will discuss ....

  • China expects stronger partnership for upcoming BRICS Xiamen summit

    Date: 2017-08-30 21:01:18 GMT - China - World - SN:95 - ID:6969783

    BEIJING, Aug 30 (MENA) - China wants to build stronger partnerships within and beyond the five BRICS countries during the upcoming BRICS Xiamen Summit, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported. Speaking ....

  • UNIFIL mandate renewed

    Date: 2017-08-30 20:39:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:94 - ID:6969882

    NEW YORK, Aug 30 (MENA) - All 15 members of the U.N. Security Council Wednesday voted to renew the mandate of UNIFIL - the U.N. peacekeeping force in south Lebanon - for a further year. UNSC resolution 2373 passed Wednesday evening will see ....

  • Mattis says US still aiming for diplomacy with North Korea

    Date: 2017-08-30 20:27:17 GMT - USA - World - SN:93 - ID:6969770

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA) - Hours after US President Donald Trump tweeted that “talking is not the answer” in regards to the increasingly tense situation with North Korea, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis emphasized diplomacy as the path ....

  • Trump says US is paying ‘extortion money’ to North Korea

    Date: 2017-08-30 20:14:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:92 - ID:6969769

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA) - US President Trump accused past administrations of paying “extortion money” to North Korea and said diplomatic talks are not sufficient, The New York Times reported. “The US has been talking to North Korea, and paying ....

  • Tropical Storm Harvey damage in Texas expected to be 'many-year' recovery, death toll rises to 20

    Date: 2017-08-30 18:10:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:6969649

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA) - While federal officials said they are expecting a multi-year recovery in Texas and across the south as Tropical Storm Harvey continues its course east into parts of Louisiana, the death toll rose to 20 people, Fox News ....

  • Kremlin sheds light on Trump Tower construction "grand conspiracy"

    Date: 2017-08-30 17:45:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:84 - ID:6969651

    MOSCOW, Aug 30 (MENA) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confirmed that he had received an email from US President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen regarding the construction of a Trump Tower skyscraper in Moscow. "Yes, indeed, there was an ....

  • US test successfully intercepts Ballistic missile

    Date: 2017-08-30 17:28:55 GMT - USA - World - SN:83 - ID:6969643

    NEW YORK, Aug 30 (MENA) - The United States conducted a missile-defense test off the coast of Hawaii and intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile, just days after North Korea’s bold missile test over Japan. The missile test was conducted by ....

  • Harvey hits US Louisiana

    Date: 2017-08-30 16:30:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:80 - ID:6969490

    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (MENA)- Harvey made landfall again early Wednesday, roaring ashore in western Louisiana near the border with Texas as residents in the region brace for as much as 6 to 10 inches of additional rain. "Ongoing catastrophic and ....

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