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  • South Korea to hold elections May 9

    Date: 2017-03-15 07:50:52 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:6698809

    SEOUL, March 15 (MENA) - South Korea will hold an election on May 9 to choose a successor for ousted President Park Geun-hye, Yonhap news agency reported. The Constitutional Court ruled Friday to formally end Park's presidency over a huge ....

  • US urges N. Korea to release detained American college student

    Date: 2017-03-15 06:04:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:2 - ID:6698389

    WASHINGTON, March 15 (MENA) - The State Department urged North Korea to free an American college student detained in the communist nation for more than a year, Hurra channel reported. The University of Virginia student, Otto Warmbier, was ....

  • Russian delegation slams UN commission’s report on Aleppo

    Date: 2017-03-14 22:47:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:86 - ID:6697957

    MOSCOW, March 14 (MENA) - The Russian delegation has slammed conclusions of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic as to events in Aleppo in June-December 2016. At a session of the UN Human Rights Council ....

  • Irish crew fighting for life, 3 missing after helicopter loses contact

    Date: 2017-03-14 13:18:34 GMT - Ireland - World - SN:46 - ID:6694941

    DUBLIN, March 14 (MENA) - One crew member is fighting for life after an Irish Coast Guard helicopter carrying four people went missing, British newspaper Evening Standard reported on Tuesday. The casualty was pulled from the water off the west ....

  • Austria would prevent Turkish campaigning after provocations

    Date: 2017-03-14 12:58:37 GMT - Austria - World - SN:42 - ID:6694733

    VIENNA, March 14 (MENA) - Austria will try to prevent visiting Turkish ministers from campaigning for a constitutional referendum on the grounds of public safety and because they promote “abolishing democracy,” Chancellor Christian Kern said on ....

  • Turkey slams EU officials in row over Netherlands campaigning

    Date: 2017-03-14 11:26:37 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:21 - ID:6693665

    ANKARA, March 14 (MENA) - The Turkish foreign ministry has rejected a call by top EU officials to show restraint in a row with the Netherlands over political campaigning, the BBC reported. It described as "worthless" an appeal by EU foreign ....

  • Kazakh top diplomat says ceasefire areas to be discussed at Astana meeting

    Date: 2017-03-14 10:55:18 GMT - Kazakhstan - World - SN:20 - ID:6693169

    ASTANA, March 14 (MENA) - Participants in the international Astana meeting on settling the Syrian crisis plan to discuss ceasefire areas, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said following a cabinet meeting, according to TASS News ....

  • 3 US soldiers wounded in an explosion in eastern Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-03-14 10:53:33 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:19 - ID:6693673

    KABUL, March 14 (MENA) - At least three American soldiers were wounded in an explosion in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported. The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan said “A US mine-resistant vehicle ....

  • S. Korean security chief to visit US for talks on N. Korea

    Date: 2017-03-14 10:45:53 GMT - south korea - World - SN:18 - ID:6693173

    SEOUL, March 14 (MENA) - South Korea's presidential national security adviser will visit the United States this week for talks with his counterpart on North Korea, the presidential office here said Tuesday, according to Yonhap News Agency. During ....

  • No Russian special forces in Egypt - Russian Defense Ministry

    Date: 2017-03-14 10:41:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:16 - ID:6693165

    MOSCOW, March 14 (MENA) - The Russian Defense Ministry denied reports by Reuters news agency which cited unnamed US sources that Russia deployed forces to an airbase in Egypt near the Libyan border, Sputnik News Agency reported. "There are no ....

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