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  • Iraq PM to visit Washington in April: White House

    Date: 2015-03-23 18:33:30 GMT - USA - World - SN:156 - ID:2227757

    WASHINGTON, March 23 (MENA) - Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi will visit Washington and meet President Barack Obama on 14 April, a White House press release said on Monday. The two leaders will discuss a number of bilateral issues topped by ....

  • Japan, Indonesia to launch high-level forum on maritime security

    Date: 2015-03-23 18:31:31 GMT - Japan - World - SN:152 - ID:2227905

    TOKYO, March 23 (MENA) - Japan and Indonesia agreed Monday to launch a high-level bilateral "maritime forum" to expand their cooperation in ensuring security at sea and to increase Japan's assistance in building Indonesia's port infrastructure and ....

  • German politician opposes anti-Russian sanctions, blames US

    Date: 2015-03-23 18:31:21 GMT - Germany - World - SN:151 - ID:2227401

    BERLIN, March 23 (MENA) - Sahra Wagenknecht, German politician and Vice-President of the Left Party, criticized the policy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel towards Russia and said that European countries let the US push themselves ....

  • Russia, EU to restore strategic partnership - Russian envoy to EU

    Date: 2015-03-23 18:20:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:147 - ID:2227745

    MOSCOW, March 23 (MENA) - Russia and the European Union will eventually restore their strategic cooperation - but in a new quality, the country's EU ambassador Vladimir Chizhov said in a video link-up with the Rossiya Segodnya press center in ....

  • Ukraine unable to repay Russian debt - IMF

    Date: 2015-03-23 18:20:20 GMT - Russia - World - SN:146 - ID:2227753

    MOSCOW, March 23 (MENA) - The Ukrainian government is squaring up to its international creditors over its plan to restructure the country’s $15 billion debt over the next four years, part of an IMF rescue plan to plug a $40 billion hole in the ....

  • Japan's Abe to visit Washington in April

    Date: 2015-03-23 18:17:34 GMT - Japan - World - SN:143 - ID:2227529

    TOKYO, March 23 (MENA) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit four U.S. cities during his eight-day official trip from April 26 and hold talks with U.S. President Barack Obama on April 28 at the White House, the Japanese and U.S. governments ....

  • Daesh believes Afghanistan is foothold for them, says Afghan pres.

    Date: 2015-03-23 17:33:55 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:135 - ID:2226609

    KABUL, March 23 (MENA) - Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said Monday DAESH group believes Afghanistan is a strategic foothold for them. He added DAESH or ISIS is looking at Afghanistan for its broader war in the Middle East and creating a ....

  • Fire spreads from N. Korea to inter-Korean border

    Date: 2015-03-23 17:26:45 GMT - south korea - World - SN:130 - ID:2227193

    SEOUL, March 23 (MENA) - Firefighters and military officials from both Koreas were busy putting out a fire that broke out in the North and spread to the South Korean side of the inter-Korean border on Monday, but no casualties or damage have been ....

  • Arabic guide to halal eateries in S. Korea to be issued in May

    Date: 2015-03-23 16:53:38 GMT - south korea - World - SN:120 - ID:2226977

    SEOUL, March 23 (MENA) - The South Korean government is looking to publish an Arabic version of its official guidebook on local halal restaurants this year in an effort to attract more Muslim tourists, officials said Monday, according to Yonhap news ....

  • Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos wins 15 seats in Andalusia

    Date: 2015-03-23 16:13:15 GMT - Spain - World - SN:117 - ID:2226261

    SEVILLA, Spain, March 23 (MENA) - Podemos, the Spanish anti-austerity party, will be a prominent force in Andalusia's regional parliament after it won 15 seats in the party's first election since its ally Syriza triumphed in Greece, The Guardian ....

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