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  • Kremlin vows Russia will respond to new US sanctions

    Date: 2017-06-21 21:58:21 GMT - Russia - World - SN:89 - ID:6864962

    MOSCOW, June 21 (MENA)- Moscow is determined to respond to the new US sanctions, Tass news agency quoted Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov as saying on Wednesday. "Of course, we are," he told reporters when asked if Russia was going to ....

  • Malaysia targets reducing smokers to 15 percent by 2025

    Date: 2017-06-21 21:51:09 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:87 - ID:6864956

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 21(MENA)- Malaysia is targeting to lower the total number of smokers to 15 per cent of the population by 2025 and to only five per cent by 2045, in line with the target of a smoking-free nation. According to Bernama news ....

  • Moscow: Washington’s expansion of anti-Russian sanctions “gift” to Ukraine president

    Date: 2017-06-21 21:44:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:86 - ID:6864948

    MOSCOW, June 21 (MENA) - The new sanctions imposed by the United States against Russia over the situation in Ukraine are a “political gift” to Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, Kyiv Post quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as ....

  • Macron rolls back on ‘Assad must go’ position

    Date: 2017-06-21 21:38:46 GMT - France - World - SN:85 - ID:6865043

    PARIS, June 21 (MENA) - French President Emmanuel Macron said in remarks published on Wednesday that he saw no legitimate successor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and that France no longer considered his departure a pre-condition to resolving ....

  • US will help release S. Korean prisoners in N. Korea as well: envoy

    Date: 2017-06-21 21:17:03 GMT - south korea - World - SN:83 - ID:6864949

    SEOUL, June 21 (MENA) - The United States will do its best to help South Korea win the release of its citizens detained in North Korea, the acting US ambassador to Seoul said Wednesday in a meeting with the host country's new foreign ....

  • Daesh destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

    Date: 2017-06-21 20:42:18 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:81 - ID:6865005

    MOSUL, Iraq, June 21 (MENA) - Iraq’s Ministry of Defense says Daesh destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures late Wednesday night, Al Arabiya channel said. The ....

  • UN renews appeal for humanitarian funds as needs grow

    Date: 2017-06-21 15:33:08 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:67 - ID:6864393

    GENEVA, June 21 (MENA) - Only a quarter of the $23.5 billion needed for humanitarian assistance programs worldwide this year has been received, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a fresh appeal to donors, the Daily Mail reported. The world ....

  • Macron attends Iftar hosted by French Council of Muslim Faith

    Date: 2017-06-21 13:39:45 GMT - France - World - SN:45 - ID:6864153

    PARIS, June 20 (MENA) - President of France Emmanuel Macron attended an Iftar celebration held by the French Council of Muslim Faith on Tuesday night. Addressing the guests, Macron affirmed that the coming battle will be against terrorism and ....

  • Belgian PM: Station attack could have been very dangerous

    Date: 2017-06-21 12:07:43 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:36 - ID:6864142

    BRUSSELS, June 21 (MENA) - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says that the shooting of a suspect at the Brussels Central train station "could have been potentially very dangerous." He said there were more explosives that the suspect carried ....

  • Spanish police arrest 3 Moroccans over alleged links to Daesh

    Date: 2017-06-21 10:48:21 GMT - Spain - World - SN:30 - ID:6863988

    MADRID, June 21 (MENA) - Police in Madrid have arrested three Moroccans including an “extremely dangerous [Daesh] member” who had a sick suicide attack manual, Express reported Wednesday. The 32-year-old man was described as being in an “advanced ....

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