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  • South African President Zuma postpones Iran trip

    Date: 2016-02-25 09:56:57 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:30 - ID:4386841

    PRETORIA, Feb 25 (MENA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has postponed a scheduled trip to Iran, his office said on Wednesday, without providing any reason for the postponement, according to the Daily Mail. "The state visit to the Islamic ....

  • Zika crisis to 'get worse before it gets better', warns WHO chief

    Date: 2016-02-25 07:33:01 GMT - Brazil - World - SN:15 - ID:4386121

    BRASILIA, Feb 25 (MENA) - The Zika virus, believed to be linked to the serious birth defect microcephaly, presents a "formidable" challenge that will be hard to stamp out, the head of the World Health Organisation warned. Calling mosquito-borne ....

  • Lavrov, Kerry discuss preparations for ceasefire in Syria

    Date: 2016-02-25 07:27:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:4386049

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday about the terms of the ceasefire in Syria ahead of the duo’s upcoming task force meeting to discuss the terms of the ....

  • Obama sounds cautious note about pending Syrian ceasefire

    Date: 2016-02-24 22:23:36 GMT - USA - World - SN:107 - ID:4385361

    WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama sounded a cautious note Wednesday about steps the US and Russia are taking to put in place a ceasefire to help end the Syrian civil war, even as he also cited progress in pushing the Daesh group ....

  • Putin goes on diplomatic blitz seeking to bolster Syrian ceasefire deal

    Date: 2016-02-24 22:12:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:105 - ID:4385357

    WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin worked Wednesday to place himself in the center of efforts to secure a Syrian ceasefire, speaking by phone to the leaders of Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iran and drawing promises of ....

  • Indian president to open combat roles for women

    Date: 2016-02-24 21:42:46 GMT - India - World - SN:103 - ID:4385381

    NEW DELHI, Feb 24 (MENA) - The government will induct women in all military combat roles in the future, The Times of India quoted President Pranab Mukherjee as saying on Wednesday. Addressing the parliament, the president said though the ....

  • Moscow seeks Syria elections based on agreements between Damascus, opposition — diplomat

    Date: 2016-02-24 19:58:18 GMT - Russia - World - SN:97 - ID:4384881

    MOSCOW, Feb 24 (MENA) - The elections in Syria should be based on the agreements reached by the Syrian government and the opposition, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday in comments on the intention of Damascus to ....

  • Congress Judiciary Committee calls for recognizing Muslim Brotherhood as foreign terror organization

    Date: 2016-02-24 18:55:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:94 - ID:4384525

    WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (MENA) - The US Congress Judiciary Committee called on the State Department to recognize the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization in order to better protect national security. The committee on Wednesday ....

  • Source: Moscow unaware of U.S. 'plan B' for Syria

    Date: 2016-02-24 12:11:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:39 - ID:4380901

    MOSCOW, Feb 24 (MENA) - Russia is unaware of a 'plan B' allegedly declared by the United States in case the Syria truce fails; the practical implementation of the Russia-U.S. agreement on Syria has already begun, according to Russian media reports. ....

  • Most Britons want to remain within EU - survey

    Date: 2016-02-24 12:10:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:37 - ID:4381085

    LONDON, Feb 28 (MENA) - Despite widespread and profound dissatisfaction with the EU, 60 percent of people think Britain should continue to be a member of the bloc, while only 30 percent believe it should leave, the British Social Attitudes survey ....

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