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  • Al-Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for St. Petersburg bombing

    Date: 2017-04-25 19:35:10 GMT - Russia - World - SN:62 - ID:6784532

    MOSCOW, April 25 (MENA) – A group named the Imam Shamil Battalion has claimed responsibility for a metro bombing in the Russian city of St. Petersburg that killed 16 people and said the bomber was acting on orders from al-Qaeda, according to the ....

  • Greek court blocks second extradition request for Turkish soldiers

    Date: 2017-04-25 14:44:56 GMT - Greece - World - SN:45 - ID:6784224

    ATHENS, April 25 (MENA) - A Greek appeals court ruled on Tuesday against Ankara’s request to extradite three of eight Turkish soldiers who fled across the border to Greece after last year’s failed coup attempt, euronews reported. In January, ....

  • US claims of Russia arming Taliban baseless, unprofessional

    Date: 2017-04-25 13:23:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:38 - ID:6784076

    MOSCOW, April 25 (MENA) - US claims that Moscow is arming Taliban Movement in Afghanistan are groundless and unprofessional, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was quoted by Sputnik as saying on Tuesday. "As for statements about the allegedly ....

  • Pakistan minibus blast kills 10

    Date: 2017-04-25 08:58:34 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:21 - ID:6783621

    ISLAMABAD, April 25 (MENA) - At least 10 people have been killed in a roadside bomb blast that hit a minibus in north-west Pakistan, the BBC reported. The blast took place in the Kurram tribal district on the border with Afghanistan. At least two ....

  • S. Korea summons Japan diplomat in protest over claim to islets

    Date: 2017-04-25 08:55:04 GMT - south korea - World - SN:19 - ID:6783588

    SEOUL, April 25 (MENA) - South Korea lodged a protest on Tuesday over Japan's fresh claim to sovereignty over a pair of rocky islets in the Sea of Japan, which have been under South Korean control for decades, according to media reports. The ....

  • S. Korea's top diplomat to attend UN meeting on N. Korea this week

    Date: 2017-04-25 08:13:17 GMT - south korea - World - SN:18 - ID:6783553

    SEOUL, April 25 (MENA) - South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will attend a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea to be chaired by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week, Yonhap news agency quoted the foreign ministry here as ....

  • Two killed in Venezuela protests

    Date: 2017-04-25 07:33:07 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:14 - ID:6783495

    CARACAS, April 25 (MENA) - Two people were killed in Venezuela in renewed violence, raising to 23 the death toll in three weeks of massive demonstrations against left-wing President Nicolas Maduro, Telangana Today daily quoted officials as ....

  • White House defends Trump's 'significant' work in 100 days

    Date: 2017-04-24 23:00:15 GMT - USA - World - SN:106 - ID:6783364

    WASHINGTON, April 24 (MENA) - White House press secretary Sean Spicer Monday defended President Trump's record less than a week before the milepost of the administration's first 100 days, ABC said. "When you look at the totality of what we've ....

  • China vows active role in Iraqi post-war reconstruction

    Date: 2017-04-24 22:46:20 GMT - China - World - SN:105 - ID:6783257

    BEIJING, April 24 (MENA) - China pledged Monday to continue its active role in the economic reconstruction of war-torn Iraq, Xinhua news agency reported. The promise came as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim ....

  • EU calls for urgent protection of 23,000 child refugees left stranded in camps

    Date: 2017-04-24 22:21:59 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:101 - ID:6783192

    LONDON, April 24 (MENA) – Urgent action is needed to help at least 23,000 unaccompanied child refugees stranded in squalid and unsafe Greek and Italian refugee camps, The Guardian quoted an official EU audit as saying on Monday. Camp life in ....

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