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  • Tillerson arrives in Beijing

    Date: 2017-03-18 09:57:32 GMT - China - World - SN:22 - ID:6717353

    BEIJING, March 18 (MENA) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday for talks on North Korea, Fox News reported. Tillerson's visit followed his remarks in South Korea on Friday in which he warned that pre-emptive ....

  • Paris Orly airport evacuated after security forces shoot dead man

    Date: 2017-03-18 09:49:49 GMT - France - World - SN:21 - ID:6717313

    PARIS, March 18 (MENA) - A man has been shot dead after trying to grab a soldier’s weapon at Paris’ Orly airport, officials said. "In the Orly airport this morning, a man took the weapon of a French soldier," a ministry spokesperson told ABC ....

  • Blackout in Panama puts about 1.5 million people in the dark

    Date: 2017-03-18 09:48:21 GMT - Panama - World - SN:20 - ID:6717481

    PANAMA CITY, March 18 (MENA) - A power outage in Panama has plunged about 1.5 million people into darkness, The New Zealand Herald reported on Saturday. Panama's Electrical Transmission Company reports that the blackout was caused by a series of ....

  • Russia reiterates contacts with Taliban only aimed at promoting peace

    Date: 2017-03-18 09:45:29 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:18 - ID:6717297

    KABUL, March 18 (MENA) - Russian officials have reiterated that the recent contacts with Taliban group were aimed at encouraging the group’s leaders to participate in Afghanistan peace talks, Khaama Press reported on Saturday. Russia’s security ....

  • Orly airport: Man killed after taking soldier's gun

    Date: 2017-03-18 09:31:17 GMT - France - World - SN:17 - ID:6717301

    PARIS, March 18 (MENA) - A man has been shot dead after grabbing a soldier's gun at Orly airport in Paris, the BBC reported, quoting French officials. He was killed by the security forces in a shop after seizing the weapon in the airport's southern ....

  • Air France cabin crew's three-day strike to hit flights this weekend

    Date: 2017-03-17 22:47:13 GMT - France - World - SN:73 - ID:6716293

    PARIS, March 17 (MENA) - Air France employees are to hold a three-day strike over the weekend, which may lead to some flight cancellations, the airline announced on Friday. "A call for strike action has been issued by several Air France cabin ....

  • 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 ....

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