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  • Plane crashes in Cuba 'killing all 39 people on board'

    Date: 2017-04-29 19:32:48 GMT - Cuba - World - SN:79 - ID:6790219

    HAVANA, April 29 (MENA) – A passenger plane has crashed in Cuba reportedly killing all 39 people on board, Daily Mail reported on Saturday. The Antonov An-26 aircraft owned by Cuban airline AeroGaviota came down near the western province of Pinar ....

  • Turkish authorities expel more than 3,900 from civil service in latest purge

    Date: 2017-04-29 18:58:34 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:76 - ID:6790189

    ANKARA, April 29 (MENA) - Turkish authorities have expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service, military and gendarmerie, the government said in its Official Gazette on Saturday, in what appears to be the latest large-scale purge related ....

  • Non-nuclear NATO states engagement in 'joint missions' violates NPT -- Moscow

    Date: 2017-04-29 18:47:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:75 - ID:6790142

    MOSCOW, April 29 (MENA) - The United States continues to engage non-nuclear European NATO member states in the so-called joint nuclear missions, in violation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a Saturday ....

  • French helicopter carrier with 2 British rotorcraft arrives in Japan

    Date: 2017-04-29 17:45:46 GMT - France - World - SN:72 - ID:6790131

    PARIS/TOKYO, April 29 (MENA) - The Mistral, France’s amphibious assault ship, arrived at a Japanese naval base on Saturday. The warship, which has two British Royal Navy helicopters on board, will take part in a joint drill with Japan and the US ....

  • Russia, Jordan FMs discuss efforts to enforce Syria truce

    Date: 2017-04-29 17:31:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:71 - ID:6790101

    MOSCOW, April 29 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi on Saturday voiced support of coordinated efforts to broaden the ceasefire in Syria under the Astana process, Sputnik News Agency reported. ....

  • SOHR announces death of 38 militants during clashes in eastern Damascus

    Date: 2017-04-29 16:19:37 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:65 - ID:6790015

    LONDON, April 29 (MENA) - The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) announced that at least 38 militants were killed over the past 24 hours during clashes between the fighters of the opposition in Eastern Ghouta. The clashes ....

  • US Marines return to Afghanistan’s Helmand province for first time since 2014

    Date: 2017-04-29 13:23:06 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:42 - ID:6789778

    KABUL, April 29 (MENA) - US Marines have returned to Afghanistan’s southernmost Helmand province, which is mostly controlled by the Taliban. The Marines withdrew from the area in October of 2014, and the security situation there has deteriorating ....

  • USS Carl Vinson stages war drills with S. Korean Navy

    Date: 2017-04-29 11:23:07 GMT - south korea - World - SN:36 - ID:6789571

    SEOUL, April 29 (MENA) - The USS Carl Vinson, a US aircraft carrier, started a joint naval drill with the South Korean Navy in the East Sea amid heightened tensions from North Korea's failed ballistic missile launch earlier in the morning, defense ....

  • Dozens feared to be buried by massive landslide in Kyrgyzstan

    Date: 2017-04-29 09:38:39 GMT - Kyrgyzstan - World - SN:23 - ID:6789327

    BISHKEK, April 29 (MENA) - Dozens of people are feared buried under mud after a landslide engulfed several homes in southern Kyrgyzstan, its Ministry of Emergency Situation was quoted by Russian news agency Sputnik as saying on Saturday. A ....

  • S. korean FM calls for tougher sanctions on N. Korea

    Date: 2017-04-29 09:32:43 GMT - south korea - World - SN:20 - ID:6789325

    SEOUL, April 29 (MENA) - South Korea's top diplomat warned the international community against rushing to resume talks with North Korea without confirming its intentions, his ministry said Saturday. Speaking at the U.N. Security Council's ....

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