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  • Russia presents draft resolution on de-escalation zones in Syria to UNSC

    Date: 2017-05-08 07:51:31 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:13 - ID:6801536

    NEW YORK, May 8 (MENA) - Russia presented a draft resolution in support of the memorandum on de-escalation zones in Syria signed at the international meeting in Astana on May 4 to the UN Security Council, Russia’s permanent mission to the UN told ....

  • Gas leak in Chinese coal mine kills 18 miners

    Date: 2017-05-08 06:55:48 GMT - China - World - SN:10 - ID:6801464

    BEIJING, May 8 (MENA) - A gas leak in a coal mine in central China has killed 18 people, CTV reported Monday. The leak happened on Sunday morning when miners were working in the shaft of the mine in Youxian county in Hunan province, according to ....

  • Chinese president congratulates Macron on French election win

    Date: 2017-05-08 06:11:27 GMT - China - World - SN:3 - ID:6801425

    BEIJING, May 8 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Emmanuel Macron on Monday for winning France's presidential election, Xinhua news agency reported. The Chinese president said China was willing to further ties between the two UN ....

  • Daesh leader in Afghanistan killed

    Date: 2017-05-07 22:38:05 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:69 - ID:6801236

    KABUL, May 7 (MENA) - The head of Daesh in Afghanistan has been killed, according to an Afghan government statement. Abdul Hasib was killed in a raid in the early hours of last Thursday in Nangarhar province, in which 50 US special forces and 40 ....

  • Sputnik denied permanent Capitol Hill press credentials: Report

    Date: 2017-05-07 20:26:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:62 - ID:6801200

    WASHINGTON, May 7 (MENA) - Sputnik, a news service owned and operated by the Russian government, has lost its bid to be permanently credentialed on Capitol Hill over its direct ties to Moscow. The Congressional Periodical Press Gallery has denied ....

  • North Korea seizes another American citizen as crisis heats up

    Date: 2017-05-07 19:46:04 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:60 - ID:6801185

    PYONGYANG, May 7 (MENA) - North Korea announced Sunday it detained another American over the weekend, raising to four the number of US citizens being held by the communist nation's regime. Kim Hak-song had worked at the Pyongyang University of ....

  • Macron wins French presidency by decisive margin over Le Pen

    Date: 2017-05-07 18:38:02 GMT - France - World - SN:55 - ID:6801144

    PARIS, May 7 (MENA) - The pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency with a decisive victory over the far-right Marine Le Pen that his supporters hailed as holding back the tide of populism. Macron, 39, a former economy ....

  • Rescuing Mediterranean migrants 'matter of life or death' - UN

    Date: 2017-05-07 18:24:19 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:54 - ID:6801056

    GENEVA, May 7 (MENA) - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said Sunday saving lives of asylum seekers and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to cross into Europe must be the top priority for all and, in light of the recent ....

  • Afghan president to visit Pakistan after PM’s Kabul tour, says NA Speaker

    Date: 2017-05-07 14:53:47 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:41 - ID:6800872

    ISLAMABAD, May 7 (MENA) - Pakistan’s National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq said Sunday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had assured him that he would visit Islamabad after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to Afghanistan. Ayaz Sadiq, who ....

  • 7 Daesh militants killed in drone strike in eastern Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-05-07 14:37:23 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:38 - ID:6800811

    KABUL, May 7 (MENA) - At least seven militants affiliated with Daesh terrorist group were killed in an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the local Khaama press agency reported Saturday. The provincial police commandment said ....

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