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  • Migrant deaths worldwide increased 27% in 2016 compared to 2015: IOM

    Date: 2017-03-17 22:28:48 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:72 - ID:6716253

    NEW YORK, March 17 (MENA) - The International Organization For Migration (IOM) said on Friday that the latest figures show a 27-percent increase in recorded migrant deaths across the world in 2016, when the total of documented deaths exceeded ....

  • Swiss won't help Turks prosecute Erdogan critic

    Date: 2017-03-17 21:09:58 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:66 - ID:6716121

    BERN, March 17 (MENA) - Switzerland has rejected a Turkish request for legal assistance in prosecuting a suspect accused of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan, ruling that the comments in question were protected by Swiss free speech provisions, Sky ....

  • Russia cuts oil production by 160,000 barrels per day by mid-March

    Date: 2017-03-17 20:55:54 GMT - Russia - World - SN:64 - ID:6716065

    MOSCOW, March 17 (MENA) – Russia reduced oil production by 160,000 barrels per day as of mid-March, Tass news agency quoted Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Friday. "In mid-March it is 160,000 barrels per day," he said. He ....

  • Head of UN's ESCWA resigns over report on 'apartheid' Israel

    Date: 2017-03-17 19:25:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:58 - ID:6715785

    NEW YORK, March 17 (MENA) – The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Rima Khalaf, resigned on Friday, after what she described as pressure from the secretary general to withdraw a report accusing ....

  • White House apologizes to British government over spying claims

    Date: 2017-03-17 18:53:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:56 - ID:6715745

    WASHINGTON, March 17 (MENA) - The White House has apologized to the British government after alleging that a UK intelligence agency spied on President Donald Trump at the behest of former President Barack Obama, CNN reported. US National security ....

  • UNHCR appalled at attack on refugee boat off Yemen

    Date: 2017-03-17 17:45:43 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:50 - ID:6715525

    GENEVA, March 17 (MENA) - UNHCR is appalled by the deaths of refugees after a boat carrying them across the Red Sea from Yemen to Sudan was reportedly attacked overnight on Thursday during hostilities off the governorate of Al Hudaydah on Yemen’s ....

  • Man held after his father, brother found with throats slit in Paris

    Date: 2017-03-17 17:29:17 GMT - France - World - SN:47 - ID:6715357

    PARIS, March 17 (MENA) - French police officials say a man has been arrested in Paris after fatally slitting the throats of his father and brother, according to ABC news. Johanna Primevert, chief spokeswoman for the Paris police department, said ....

  • Saudi Arabia signs 21 MoUs with China, grants trading licenses for two companies

    Date: 2017-03-17 13:52:44 GMT - China - World - SN:42 - ID:6714313

    BEIJING, March 17 (MENA) - At least 21 Memorandums of Understandings were signed in the latest Saudi-China Business Forum meeting that was attended by Saudi King Salman, Al Arabiya reported. The key focus on the latest meeting on Thursday was to ....

  • Israeli PM to visit China: Chinese Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2017-03-17 13:00:30 GMT - China - World - SN:37 - ID:6714209

    BEIJING, March 17 (MENA) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will pay an official visit to China from Sunday till Wednesday at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made ....

  • Military action against North Korea is an option 'on the table': US

    Date: 2017-03-17 12:00:40 GMT - south korea - World - SN:33 - ID:6713793

    SEOUL, March 17 (MENA) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said his ountry will not rule out the possibility of using military force against North Korea if it continues to develop nuclear weapons, saying that "all of the options are on the ....

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