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  • Taliban office in Qatar should be closed: Afghan president

    Date: 2017-02-20 14:48:40 GMT - Germany - World - SN:70 - ID:6557097

    MUNICH, Feb 20 (MENA) - Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the Taliban office in Qatar should be closed if the group pursues violence, said Afghan Khaama Press News agency. During a meeting with the Qatari foreign minister, President ....

  • Severe food shortages hit Africa’s refugees hard, UNHCR, WFP warn

    Date: 2017-02-20 14:12:17 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:68 - ID:6557361

    GENEVA, Feb 20 (MENA) - The Executive Director of the World Food Program (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are very concerned that critical shortages in food assistance are affecting some 2 million ....

  • Putin appoints new Russian ambassador to Saudi Arabia

    Date: 2017-02-20 13:40:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:61 - ID:6556937

    MOSCOW, Feb 20 (MENA) - President Vladimir Putin has appointed Sergei Kozlov as Russia’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and, in addition, as Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The relevant ....

  • Parliamentary debate on Trump's state visit to UK nears

    Date: 2017-02-20 13:24:37 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:56 - ID:6556449

    LONDON, Feb 20 (MENA) - British Prime Minister Theresa May surprised many by inviting President Donald Trump on a state visit to Britain and was the first world leader to visit him in Washington. That invitation will be debated in Britain’s ....

  • UAE interested in Russian Su-35 supermaneuverable fighters

    Date: 2017-02-20 10:35:49 GMT - Russia - World - SN:30 - ID:6554929

    MOSCOW, Feb 20 (MENA) - The United Arab Emirates is interested in possible deliveries of Russia's Su-35 multirole air superiority fighters, Sputnik quoted Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, who led the Russian delegation at the IDEX ....

  • WFP plans to assist 4.6 million people across Sudan in 2017: UN

    Date: 2017-02-19 22:24:42 GMT - Sudan - World - SN:87 - ID:6552629

    KHARTOUM, Feb 19 (MENA) - The World Food Program (WFP) plans to assist 4.6 million people across Sudan in 2017, The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Sunday. WFP plans to assist 3.4 million in ....

  • Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

    Date: 2017-02-19 21:58:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:85 - ID:6552657

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (MENA) - A senior US administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of President Donald Trump's policies and his inner circle of advisers, ABC News reported Sunday. Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a ....

  • McCain criticizes Trump for calling media ‘the enemy’

    Date: 2017-02-19 12:39:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:36 - ID:6549613

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (MENA) - Sen. John McCain spoke out in defense of the free press after President Trump lashed out against the news media several times over the past week, at one point declaring it “the enemy of the American People!” Such talk, ....

  • Spanish Navy rescues 112 migrants off Libya coasts

    Date: 2017-02-19 12:17:11 GMT - Spain - World - SN:33 - ID:6549321

    MADRID, Feb 19 (MENA) - Spain's defense ministry said Sunday one of its naval ships rescued 112 migrants off the coast of Libya Saturday. All 112 of the migrants were male and “the large majority” were from sub-Saharan Africa, officials ....

  • Kelly signs sweeping new deportation guidelines

    Date: 2017-02-19 08:53:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:6548009

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (MENA) - Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport immigrants at the border and those who are living in the U.S. illegally, ....

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