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  • 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 ....

  • S. Korea dismisses China's concern over THAAD

    Date: 2016-02-24 08:51:06 GMT - south korea - World - SN:10 - ID:4379017

    SEOUL, Feb 24 (MENA) - South Korea's presidential office expressed displeasure Wednesday at China's ferocious opposition to its push for the deployment of THAAD, a U.S. missile defense system, here, the Korean news agency Yonhap reported ....

  • France, US, UK, Germany leaders discuss situation in Syria

    Date: 2016-02-23 22:46:18 GMT - France - World - SN:117 - ID:4377977

    PARIS, Feb 23 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande, US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday made phone contacts over the situation in Syria. A statement by the Elysee ....

  • Syria truce center launched at Khmeimim airbase: Russia defense ministry

    Date: 2016-02-23 21:41:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:110 - ID:4377133

    MOSCOW, Feb 23 (MENA) - Russia's Defense Ministry said that a coordination center to reconcile the warring parties in Syria started its work at the Khmeimin airbase near Latakia, Russia Today reported. Moscow has also handed over the hotline ....

  • Person killed in power station explosion in south-east England

    Date: 2016-02-23 20:37:56 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:104 - ID:4377569

    LONDON, Feb 23 (MENA) – At least one person was killed while others were reported injured in an explosion that took place in at Didcot A Power Station, Oxfordshire. A major incident has been declared following the collapse of the power station, ....

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