MERS-infected S. Koreans rise to 18, no tertiary infection reported

June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on MERS-infected S. Koreans rise to 18, no tertiary infection reported 

SEOUL, June 1 — The number of South Koreans infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rose to 18 Monday as three more cases were tested positive, the health ministry said.

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IM Pascua likely to earn last GM norm in Middle East tourneys

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on IM Pascua likely to earn last GM norm in Middle East tourneys 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, May 12 -– Haridas Pascua of Mangatarem town, Pangasinan’s second chess International Master (IM), may now be close to becoming the first Pangasinense chess Grand Master (GM) as he competes in the Asian Continental Chess Championships on August 1 to 13 at Al Ain in United Arab Emirates and Abu Dhabi Chess Fest on August 23-31.

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China raises retail oil price

May 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on China raises retail oil price 

BEIJING, May 11 — China's top economic planner announced on Monday it will raise the retail price of gasoline by 255 yuan (USD 41.71) per tonne and that of diesel by 245 yuan.

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Oil prices retreat on profit taking

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NEW YORK, May 2 — Oil prices fell on Friday as investors took profit following the two-day sharp rise.

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Mideast long-haul flights outperform global growth trend

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DUBAI, April 21 — Long-haul flights to and from the Middle East outperformed international travel markets in February, the Air Transport Association (IATA) said Monday.

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Yemen's al-Qaida seizes local airport, air defense base

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Yemen's al-Qaida seizes local airport, air defense base 

ADEN, Yemen, April 17 — Scores of well-armed gunmen of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch seized an air defense base and a local airport after clashes with security forces in Yemen's southeastern province of Hadramout on Thursday evening, a government official told Xinhua.

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World military spending inches down in 2014

April 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on World military spending inches down in 2014 

LONDON, April 13 — Global military spending fell in 2014 for the third straight year, albeit by just 0.4 percent, as increased spending in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia nearly matched cutbacks in the United States and Western Europe, a Swedish think tank said Monday.

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U.S. considers major arms sales to Egypt

April 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on U.S. considers major arms sales to Egypt 

WASHINGTON, April 9 — The United States is considering a USD57 million sale of air-to-ground missiles to Egypt, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency ( DSCA) said Wednesday.

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Halal industry to increase Muslim tourists in PHL

April 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Halal industry to increase Muslim tourists in PHL 

MANILA, April 6 — The Philippines is urged to boost its Halal industry — any products and services that are permissible according to Islamic law — to attract more Muslim tourists in the country.

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Pakistan's top defense delegation leaves for Saudi Arabia over Yemen crisis

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pakistan's top defense delegation leaves for Saudi Arabia over Yemen crisis 

ISLAMABAD, March 31 — A high-level Pakistani defense delegation left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to discuss the situation following air strikes against the Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition, officials said.

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