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  • Head of Syrian gov't delegation blames Turkey for absence of opposition

    Date: 2017-03-15 15:27:08 GMT - Kazakhstan - World - SN:67 - ID:6701913

    ASTANA, March 15 (MENA) - Turkey as one of the ceasefire guarantor states is responsible for the absence of the armed opposition at the third round of Astana talks on Syria and for impeding the whole process, head of Damascus delegation Bashar ....

  • Turks 'detached from reality' - EU's Donald Tusk

    Date: 2017-03-15 15:18:15 GMT - France - World - SN:64 - ID:6702217

    STRASBOURG, March 15 (MENA) - Turkey is "completely detached from reality" in calling the Dutch fascists, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. His remarks come amid a row between Turkey and European nations over campaigning for a ....

  • Ugandan forces kill scores including kids: Rights group

    Date: 2017-03-15 12:06:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:41 - ID:6700545

    NEW YORK, March 15 (MENA) - More than 155 people died in deadly encounters last year between Ugandan forces and people loyal to a tribal king who has since been charged with treason, Human Rights Watch said, urging an independent investigation into ....

  • Russian jets implement 18,000 air raids since beginning of military operation in Syria - official

    Date: 2017-03-15 11:23:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:38 - ID:6700285

    MOSCOW, March 15 (MENA) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced that the Russian aircraft have implemented 18,000 air raids since the beginning of the military operation in Syria. Most of the airstrikes were carried out using ....

  • U.S. Secretary of State to visit China on Saturday

    Date: 2017-03-15 10:00:30 GMT - China - World - SN:23 - ID:6699381

    BEIJING, March 15 (MENA) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit China on Saturday-Sunday at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday. According to spokesperson Hua ....

  • 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 ....

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