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  • London Stock Exchange in merger talks with Deutsche Boerse

    Date: 2016-02-23 19:16:10 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:98 - ID:4377093

    LONDON, Feb 23 (MENA) - London Stock Exchange (LSE) has confirmed merger talks with Germany's Deutsche Boerse, the BBC reported Tuesday. Shares in the LSE soared 17% after it said it was in "detailed discussions" with the German company about a ....

  • Guantanamo prison undermined US national security - Obama

    Date: 2016-02-23 18:27:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:95 - ID:4377125

    WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (MENA) - US president Barack Obama said Tuesday the controversial Guantanamo Bay undermined the American national security. "This is about closing a chapter in our history," Obama added upon presenting to Congress a plan to ....

  • Obama in bid to close Guantanamo prison

    Date: 2016-02-23 16:59:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:87 - ID:4376625

    WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (MENA) - The White House has revealed its plans for closing the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention facility, one of the president's long-standing goals, the BBC reported Tuesday. The Pentagon has proposed transferring the ....

  • 30 Daesh killed in US drone attack in Afghanistan

    Date: 2016-02-23 14:36:17 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:73 - ID:4375421

    KABUL, Feb 23 (MENA) – Thirty Daesh terrorists were killed in a US drone attack on a Daesh hideout in eastern Afghanistan, Nangarhar government spokesman said on Tuesday. Another 15 militants were killed in clashes with Afghani forces, he added. ....

  • Afghan FM: Pakistan’s efforts important for trust building

    Date: 2016-02-23 10:58:35 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:33 - ID:4372221

    KABUL, Feb 23 (MENA) - While opening the 4th round of Quadrilateral Committee Group meeting in Kabul, Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on Tuesday said that Pakistan’s efforts in the Afghan peace process are crucial and trust ....

  • Russia to carry out necessary work with Damascus to settle situation - Kremlin

    Date: 2016-02-23 10:17:56 GMT - Russia - World - SN:25 - ID:4371901

    MOSCOW, Feb 23 (MENA) - Russia will carry out the necessary work with Damascus, seeking to resolve the Syria crisis, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday, according to Tass News Agency. "Russia, within the framework of the ....

  • Putin calls Us-Russia agreement on Syria "real step" to stop bloodshed

    Date: 2016-02-23 08:52:45 GMT - Russia - World - SN:14 - ID:4371625

    MOSCOW, Feb 22 (MENA) - The agreements between Russia and the U.S. on a ceasefire in Syria are a real step towards halting the bloodshed and can be an example of action against terrorism, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday, according to ....

  • Bolivia President Evo Morales 'loses' fourth term bid'

    Date: 2016-02-23 07:55:28 GMT - Bolivia - World - SN:9 - ID:4371197

    LA PAZ, Feb 23 (MENA) - Partial results indicate that Bolivia's President Evo Morales has lost a referendum to allow him to stand for a fourth term in office, according to the BBC. With 82% of the votes counted, those opposed to the proposed ....

  • Muslim Council of Elders under Azhar Imam decided to dispatch peace convoys to Burma

    Date: 2016-02-23 07:41:06 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:8 - ID:4371189

    JAKARTA, Feb 23 (MENA) - Muslim Council of Elders under Azhar Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed El Tayyeb decided to dispatch peace convoys to Burma in view of the brutal crimes committed against Muslim minority in Myanmar. The Muslim Council of Elders, ....

  • MENA agenda for Tuesday, February 23

    Date: 2016-02-23 06:28:59 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:4370957

    CAIRO, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi meets with French Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Minister Ségolène Royal, who is president of the United Nations climate change talks. CAIRO, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meets with member of ....

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