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  • Lufthansa pilots union calls for strike

    Date: 2015-03-17 09:55:46 GMT - Germany - World - SN:24 - ID:2181725

    BERLIN, March 17 (MENA) - Pilots at Deutsche Lufthansa AG said Monday they would walk off the job Wednesday on short and mid-haul flights because of a continuing dispute over early retirement benefits, The Wall Street Journal reported. The pilots ....

  • Foreign Ministry: It is natural time to reflect on role of Quartet Committee

    Date: 2015-03-17 09:25:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:23 - ID:2181609

    WASHINGTON, March 17 (MENA) - US State Department Spokesman Jean Psaki voiced appreciation for the role played by former UK premier Tony Blair as an envoy for the International Quartet Committee on the Middle East Peace. In a press briefing late ....

  • Prince Charles starts visit to Washington today

    Date: 2015-03-17 08:53:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:18 - ID:2181605

    WASHINGTON, March 17 (MENA) - Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, are set to arrive in Washington and will visit cultural and educational sites over the next three days. The British Embassy says the royal couple is scheduled to arrive ....

  • US army: int'l coalition aircraft stage 17 airraids on Daesh sites in Iraq, Syria

    Date: 2015-03-17 08:41:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:2181321

    WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (MENA) – The US-led Coalition aircraft launched on Tuesday 17 airstrikes on Daesh posts in Iraq and Syria, according to a statement released by the US army. The air raids resulted in destroying a number of Daesh positions in ....

  • Pakistan hangs 12 men in largest execution since moratorium lifted

    Date: 2015-03-17 08:11:47 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:14 - ID:2181301

    ISLAMABAD, March 17 (MENA) - Pakistan hanged 12 male convicts on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said, the largest number of people executed on the same day since an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in December, ....

  • S. Korea, China, Japan FMs to meet Saturday in Seoul

    Date: 2015-03-17 07:33:35 GMT - south korea - World - SN:8 - ID:2180977

    SEOUL, March 17 (MENA) - South Korea, China and Japan will hold a foreign ministers meeting this weekend for the first time in about three years, in a bid to restore stagnant trilateral cooperation, Seoul's foreign ministry said Tuesday, Yonhap News ....

  • Thailand urged to drop charges against anti-junta activists

    Date: 2015-03-17 07:33:24 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:7 - ID:2181005

    BANGKOK, March 17 (MENA) - Human rights groups have called on Thai authorities to drop charges against four men being tried in a military court for expressing dissent against the country's military rulers, ABC News reported. The four — a lawyer, ....

  • Italian negotiator to replace Blair as Middle East envoy

    Date: 2015-03-16 20:45:20 GMT - Italy - World - SN:155 - ID:2179977

    BRUSSELS, March 16 (MENA) - European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini chose Fernando Gentilini, an Italian EU official who has worked for NATO in Afghanistan, for the special representative to the Middle East role, and she said her ....

  • French FM: Assad talks would be 'scandalous gift' to Daesh

    Date: 2015-03-16 20:14:06 GMT - France - World - SN:153 - ID:2179861

    BRUSSELS, March 16 (MENA) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday rejected any role for President Bashar al Assad in Syrian peace talks, saying it would be a " scandalous gift" to the Daesh group. "The solution is a political ....

  • Larijani: Iran aiding Iraq's fight against terrorism with full respect for Baghdad's sovereignty

    Date: 2015-03-16 18:42:01 GMT - Iran - World - SN:131 - ID:2179081

    TEHRAN, March 16 (MENA) - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined the country's continued support and consultations to Iraq in fighting the terrorist groups, while having and showing full respect for Baghdad's sovereignty, Fars news ....

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