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  • UN Syria envoy to reconvene Geneva peace talks next week

    Date: 2017-05-08 22:57:49 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:80 - ID:6802993

    NEW YORK, May 8 (MENA) - The office of the UN's Syria envoy says he plans to reconvene political talks between government envoys and opposition leaders next week in Geneva, ABC News said. Staffan de Mistura's office said late Monday he will ....

  • Russia wants quick UN vote for Syria 'de-escalation zones'

    Date: 2017-05-08 22:31:51 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:77 - ID:6803015

    NEW YORK, May 8 (MENA) - The UN Security Council president says Russia wants a vote early this week on a resolution supporting a deal hammered out by Russia, Turkey and Iran to set up "de-escalation zones" in mostly opposition-held parts of Syria, ....

  • 1 million children refugees from South Sudan's civil war

    Date: 2017-05-08 19:59:50 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:68 - ID:6802921

    LONDON, May 8 (MENA) - Two UN agencies said Monday that more than 1 million children have fled South Sudan's civil war, contributing to the world's fastest growing refugee crisis. The UN's child and refugee agencies said in a statement Monday ....

  • 11 dead, 200 missing in fresh refugee shipwrecks in Mediterranean

    Date: 2017-05-08 19:42:06 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:66 - ID:6802920

    GENEVA, May 8 (MENA) - At least 11 people have reportedly been killed and 200 more people remain unaccounted for following two separate shipwrecks involving refugees in the central Mediterranean, Press TV reported on Monday. The Libyan Red ....

  • 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 ....

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