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  • US officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia

    Date: 2017-04-23 21:55:55 GMT - Djibouti - World - SN:91 - ID:6781587

    DJIBOUTI, April 23 (MENA) - Pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior US officials said Sunday. The attacks follow about a five-year respite for the ....

  • 4 soldiers killed in blast in Pakistan

    Date: 2017-04-23 21:00:17 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:88 - ID:6781586

    ISLAMABAD, April 23 (MENA) - Four soldiers of security troops of Pakistan were killed and three others injured when a roadside planted bomb exploded on Sunday, Geo News reported. The attack occurred in Gawak area in Turbat when a military vehicle ....

  • Trump, his aides take hard line on border wall as threat of government shutdown looms - paper

    Date: 2017-04-23 20:36:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:87 - ID:6781458

    WASHINGTON, April 23 (MENA) – US President Donald Trump and his top aides applied new pressure Sunday on lawmakers to include money for a wall on the US-Mexico border in a must-pass government funding bill, raising the possibility of a federal ....

  • OSCE’s monitor killed in Ukraine American national: Russia

    Date: 2017-04-23 20:19:31 GMT - Russia - World - SN:86 - ID:6781377

    MOSCOW, April 23 (MENA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday said that the OSCE’s monitor killed in Ukraine is an American national, Sputnik said. Earlier in the day, an OSCE car blew up on the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed ....

  • China, Iran sign contract on redesign of Arak heavy water reactor

    Date: 2017-04-23 19:16:38 GMT - China - World - SN:83 - ID:6781396

    BEIJING, April 23 (MENA) - China and Iran signed the first commercial contract to redesign Iran's Arak heavy water reactor in Vienna on Sunday, Xinhua said. The commercial contract signed between the two sides is seen as an important step ....

  • French election: Macron, Le Pen qualify for 2nd round

    Date: 2017-04-23 18:35:11 GMT - France - World - SN:81 - ID:6781451

    PARIS, April 23 (MENA) - The first vote estimates for the first round of France’s presidential election show the independent centrist, Emmanuel Macron, has scored about 23.7% of the vote and Marine Le Pen about 22%, The Guardian reported ....

  • France's presidential polls close in main cities

    Date: 2017-04-23 18:02:09 GMT - France - World - SN:79 - ID:6781409

    PARIS, April 23 (MENA) - Final polls have closed at 7pm local time in the first round of France's high-stakes presidential election that is being closely watched by the international community, France 24 reported. Voter turnout at 5pm was 69.42 ....

  • Al Qaeda members among 10 killed in southern Afghanistan

    Date: 2017-04-23 16:56:50 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:76 - ID:6781342

    KABUL, April 23 (MENA) - At least 10 militants, including members of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network, were killed in a series of airstrikes in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the airstrikes were carried ....

  • Conakry officially becomes World Book Capital 2017

    Date: 2017-04-23 15:47:29 GMT - Guinea - World - SN:74 - ID:6781230

    CONAKRY, April 23 (MENA) - Guinea’s capital Conakry has been officially declared the World Book Capital 2017, a tenure that will last a year as of April 23. Conakry becomes the 17th city to be chosen since 2001 and authorities in the country have ....

  • Iran inks deal with China to redesign Arak reactor

    Date: 2017-04-23 15:46:03 GMT - Iran - World - SN:73 - ID:6781243

    TEHRAN, April 23, (MENA) - Representatives of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and a Chinese company on Sunday signed a contract in Vienna, Austria, to redesign the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor, IRNA reported. Signing the deal ....

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