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  • Belarusian trade minister hails Sisi’s visit

    Date: 2019-06-17 18:10:02 GMT - Belarus - World - SN:78 - ID:7984828

    MINSK, June 17 (MENA) - Belarusian Trade Minister Vladimir Koltovich said his country voiced hope President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's visit to his country will promote mutual cooperation with Egypt. Koltovich on Monday cited that 120 meetings were ....

  • Afghan official hopes release of Taliban prisoners is gesture of good will

    Date: 2019-06-17 12:22:00 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:35 - ID:7983893

    KABUL, June 17 (MENA) - Almost a week after the Afghan government released at least 400 Taliban prisoners out of 887 inmates to be freed in the near future, Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, said he hopes the move will be a gesture ....

  • Nuclear powers upgrade arsenals as numbers fall: SIPRI

    Date: 2019-06-17 10:13:37 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:22 - ID:7983787

    STOCKHOLM, June 17 (MENA) - Nuclear powers are continuing to modernize their arsenals despite an overall decrease in the number of nuclear warheads, Deutsche Welle quoted a Sweden-based peace research institute as saying Monday. Nine ....

  • 100 children die of encephalitis in India's Bihar

    Date: 2019-06-17 09:46:37 GMT - India - World - SN:18 - ID:7983623

    NEW DELHI, June 17 (MENA) - Around 100 children have died from encephalitis in Muzaffarpur city in the state of Bihar, in east India, over the last 16 days, NDTV news channel reported on Monday. Nearly 300 children have been admitted to the ....

  • Myanmar: UN threatens to withdraw aid over 'policy of apartheid' against Rohingya

    Date: 2019-06-17 09:35:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:15 - ID:7983700

    LONDON, June 17 (MENA) - The United Nations in Myanmar has warned it will withdraw support in Rakhine state to avoid complicity in a government “policy of apartheid” for Rohingya Muslims. A letter seen by the Guardian, sent from UN resident ....

  • Power cut hits all of Argentina and Uruguay, utility says

    Date: 2019-06-16 15:13:10 GMT - Argentina - World - SN:46 - ID:7982792

    BUENOS AIRES, June 16 (MENA) - A "massive failure" in an electrical interconnection system has left Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay completely without power, a utility distributor said Sunday, the CNN reported. Parts of Chile and southern Brazil ....

  • Trump accuses NYT of 'virtual act of treason' for report on US cyber attacks against Russia: paper

    Date: 2019-06-16 10:06:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:19 - ID:7982315

    WASHINGTON, June 16 (MENA) - President Donald Trump accused the New York Times of committing a "virtual act of treason" in response to a report that said the U.S. is ramping up attacks on Russian power grid. In a pair of tweets Saturday evening, ....

  • WDCD 2019 to be celebrated on Monday

    Date: 2019-06-16 09:41:25 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:14 - ID:7982241

    CAIRO, June 16 (MENA) - The 25th anniversary of the Convention and the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) will be celebrated on Monday under the rubric “Let’s Grow the Future Together”. The United Nations Convention to Combat ....

  • Natural disasters affect nearly 10 mln people in China in May

    Date: 2019-06-16 07:41:51 GMT - China - World - SN:9 - ID:7982123

    BEIJING, June 16 (MENA) - Natural disasters affected about 9.89 million people in China last month, with 43 killed, four missing and 127,000 relocated, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management. Destroying houses and damaging crops, ....

  • Flights resume at Newark Airport after United flight skids off runway

    Date: 2019-06-16 06:59:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:7982077

    WASHINGTON, June 16 (MENA) - Flights have resumed Newark International Airport on Saturday afternoon after a United Airlines plane skidded off the runway upon landing and all flights were temporarily grounded, the ABC News quoted the Federal ....

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