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  • After a US shift, Iran has a Seat at talks on war in Syria: paper

    Date: 2015-10-29 17:55:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:87 - ID:3629493

    NEW YORK, Oct 29 (MENA) - Iran accepted an invitation to attend a broad new round of negotiations to resolve the Syrian war, The New York Times reported. "The inclusion of Iran in the talks represented the first time that the US has chosen to ....

  • Russia does not indulge in replacing governments in other countries, says Russian spokesperson

    Date: 2015-10-29 16:43:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:82 - ID:3628877

    MOSCOW, Oct 29 (MENA) - Russia does not indulge in replacing governments in other countries, including in Syria, the meeting in Vienna has different tasks, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. Commenting on ....

  • No official requests for military operation from Iraq - Russian Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2015-10-29 15:42:01 GMT - Russia - World - SN:76 - ID:3628673

    MOSCOW, Oct 29 (MENA) - Iraq has not made any official requests to Russia to start a military operation on its territory, Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Thursday, according to ITAR TASS News ....

  • China scraps controversial one-child policy

    Date: 2015-10-29 13:45:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:68 - ID:3627985

    LONDON, Oct 29 (MENA) – China today abolished its decades-long one child per family policy - but couples will still be restricted to only having two children. The latest groundbreaking development will see China's ruling Communist party ease the ....

  • Trial delayed for former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

    Date: 2015-10-29 12:56:39 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:61 - ID:3627201

    THE HAGUE, Oct 29 (MENA) - The International Criminal Court has postponed the start of the trial of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo until next year to give judges time to assess his health. Judges ruled Wednesday that the trial that ....

  • Preparatory meeting for Valletta summit opens in Sharm El Sheikh

    Date: 2015-10-29 11:42:39 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:52 - ID:3626817

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Oct 29 (MENA) - The third senior officials meeting preparing for the 2015 Valletta Summit on migration opened in Sharm El Sheikh on Thursday. During the opening session, Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister Hisham Badr ....

  • Sarkozy: Syrian gov't should be involved in political settlement

    Date: 2015-10-29 10:33:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:41 - ID:3626301

    MOSCOW, Oct 29 (MENA) – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy asserted on Thursday that the Syrian government should be involved in any political settlement, adding that Russia is an essential partner in finding solution to the crisis. Speaking ....

  • Daesh has access to chemical warfare agents production — Russian Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2015-10-29 09:52:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:33 - ID:3626077

    MOSCOW, Oct 29 (MENA) – The so-called Islamic State terrorist group has taken possession of production of chemical warfare agents, Director of Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for non-proliferation and arms control Mikhail Ulyanov told TASS on ....

  • At least 11 drown after boats capsize near Lesbos

    Date: 2015-10-29 09:25:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:28 - ID:3625789

    ATHENS, Oct 29 (MENA) – At least 11 people, including several children, have drowned after a large refugee boat capsized and several smaller boats were swamped, as the worsening weather made the sea crossing from Turkey to Greece more perilous than ....

  • S. Korea re-elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

    Date: 2015-10-29 09:24:16 GMT - south korea - World - SN:27 - ID:3625901

    SEOUL, Oct 29 (MENA) - South Korea has been re-elected to serve a fourth term on the U.N. Human Rights Council in recognition of its contributions to the protection and promotion of human rights around the world, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday, ....

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