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  • Controversial new US ambassador arrives in Israel

    Date: 2017-05-15 19:51:41 GMT - Israel - World - SN:94 - ID:6812736

    GAZA, May 15 (MENA) - Controversial new US ambassador to Israel David Friedman arrived in the country on Monday to take up his post, days ahead of a visit by US President Donald Trump, Al Arabiya News reported. The Israeli foreign ministry ....

  • About ten killed in east China traffic accident

    Date: 2017-05-15 19:23:48 GMT - China - World - SN:90 - ID:6812669

    BEIJING, May 15 (MENA) - About ten people have been killed in a traffic accident in an east China tourist site on Monday afternoon, local police said. A bus collided with a truck on a road of Mount Longhu in Yingtan City, Jiangxi Province, police ....

  • Theresa May denies cyber threat warnings were ignored

    Date: 2017-05-15 18:09:09 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:80 - ID:6812510

    LONDON, May 15 (MENA) – British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected claims the government ignored warnings the NHS was vulnerable to a possible cyber security attack, ITV reported on Monday. The Prime Minister said warnings had been given to ....

  • White House delegation visits Seoul for summit preparations

    Date: 2017-05-15 18:06:14 GMT - south korea - World - SN:77 - ID:6812430

    SEOUL, May 15 (MENA) - A White House official handling Korea affairs arrived in Seoul for a two-day visit to prepare for a summit between the leaders of South Korea and the United States. Matt Pottinger, senior director for East Asia at the ....

  • China to host 2nd Belt & Road forum in 2019: Xi

    Date: 2017-05-15 16:11:44 GMT - China - World - SN:71 - ID:6812320

    CAIRO, May 15 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Monday that China will host the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in 2019. Xi said the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation has achieved positive ....

  • Participants in Syrian peace talks to meet in Geneva for sixth round of consultations

    Date: 2017-05-15 14:10:07 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:62 - ID:6812180

    GENEVA, May 15 (MENA) - The sixth round of the Intra-Syrian negotiations begins in Geneva. Although the discussions officially start on May 16, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Secretary General for Syria Staffan de Mistura intends to ....

  • France's Macron names Republican Philippe as PM

    Date: 2017-05-15 13:33:52 GMT - France - World - SN:56 - ID:6812192

    PARIS, May 15 (MENA) - French President Emmanuel Macron has chosen center-right mayor Edouard Philippe as France's new prime minister. Philippe, 46, is not from the president's new centrist party but from the center-right Republicans, the BBC ....

  • Astana meeting was crucial to hold Geneva 6 talks - UN envoy to Syria

    Date: 2017-05-15 12:34:10 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:50 - ID:6811972

    NEW YORK, May 15 (MENA) - The Astana meeting was crucial to hold Geneva 6 talks, said UN Special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura. He, meanwhile, underlined the need of abiding by the Astana document which was presented by Moscow and stated the ....

  • Over US$1.4 billion needed for South Sudan refugees in 2017

    Date: 2017-05-15 12:27:20 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:47 - ID:6812009

    GENEVA, May 15 (MENA) - The UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Program today urged donors to step up support for desperate refugees fleeing South Sudan. Humanitarian agencies are seeking US$ 1.4 billion to provide life-saving aid to South ....

  • UNICEF says 29mn children live in poverty in MENA region

    Date: 2017-05-15 11:31:36 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:40 - ID:6811785

    CAIRO, May 15 (MENA) - According to a recent UNICEF analysis covering 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, poverty continues to impact at least 29 million children – one in four children in the region. These children are deprived of ....

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