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  • China’s Xi reaffirms keenness on coop. with Islamic countries

    Date: 2019-06-01 09:18:08 GMT - China - World - SN:20 - ID:7964160

    BEIJING, June 1 (MENA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping said China stands ready to work with the Islamic countries to enhance mutual political trust and promote practical cooperation and dialogue among civilizations, Xinhua reported Saturday. He ....

  • 21 Taliban fighters killed in airstrike in Afghanistan

    Date: 2019-06-01 08:35:39 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:18 - ID:7964132

    KABUL, June 1 (MENA) – Afghan security forces have carried out an airstrike in south-eastern Ghazni province killing at least 21 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported Saturday. Informed military sources said the security forces carried out an ....

  • Washington suggests negotiations with Iran under unclear US foreign policy – Iranian FM

    Date: 2019-06-01 08:08:55 GMT - Iran - World - SN:15 - ID:7964131

    TEHRAN, June 1 (MENA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Americans suggested to hold talks with his country when the US foreign policy is not clear, IRNA news agency reported Saturday. Pointing to a US economic war against ....

  • 4.2-magnitude quake hits southwestern Iran

    Date: 2019-06-01 07:49:35 GMT - Iran - World - SN:14 - ID:7964105

    TEHRAN, June 1 (MENA) – A 4.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Iranian southwestern province of Khuzestan on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake, which left no humanitarian losses or damage, was at the depth of 16 km, IRNA news agency reported. ....

  • MENA Agenda for Saturday, June 1

    Date: 2019-06-01 07:41:12 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:13 - ID:7964070

    Cairo, The New Administrative Capital hosts the world’s largest Iftar banquet with 7,000 attendees representing all segments of society. Cairo, Ministry of Social Solidarity begins paying pensions for the month of June to all pensioners ....

  • Islamic summit reaffirms centrality of Palestinian cause, renews support to Palestinian people

    Date: 2019-06-01 01:59:54 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:4 - ID:7963985

    MECCA, Saudi Arabia, May 31 (MENA) - The “Mecca Declaration” final communique of the 14th Islamic Summit has largely focused on the question of Palestine and reiterated the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s call for the Palestinians’ right to ....

  • King Salman: Palestinian cause remains top priority for Islamic countries

    Date: 2019-05-31 23:31:03 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:56 - ID:7963905

    MECCA, Saudi Arabia, May 31 (MENA) - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz asserted that the Palestinian cause remains a top priority of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and an essential issue for Islamic countries until the Palestinian ....

  • NASA plans to send cargo to moon, maybe in 2020

    Date: 2019-05-31 21:59:02 GMT - USA - World - SN:53 - ID:7963832

    WASHINGTON, May 31 (MENA) - NASA is going to land on the moon again, maybe as soon as next year, The New York Times reported on Friday. It will still be a while - no sooner than 2024 - before any astronauts return, but NASA plans to send ....

  • Switzerland: 3 dead after hostage-taking at Zurich apartment

    Date: 2019-05-31 16:30:03 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:44 - ID:7963474

    GENEVA, May 31 (MENA) - Swiss police said an armed man took two women hostage at an apartment in Zurich and all three died after shots were heard, ABC News reported. Police in Switzerland's biggest city said the 60-year-old Swiss man took the ....

  • Russia to launch 2 military communications satellites in 2019

    Date: 2019-05-31 15:50:56 GMT - Russia - World - SN:42 - ID:7963530

    MOSCOW, May 31 (MENA) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday that two modernized Meridian-M military communications satellites will be launched before the end of this year, Sputnik news agency reported. "Two upgraded communications ....

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