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  • 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 ....

  • New Zealand PM to visit S. Korea next week

    Date: 2015-03-16 18:40:57 GMT - south korea - World - SN:130 - ID:2179073

    SEOUL, March 16 (MENA) - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will visit Seoul next week for talks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Yonhap quoted Park's office as saying Monday. Park is set to meet with Key next Monday to discuss ways to ....

  • Russia expects Ukraine to repay money it owes in Dec.: Finance min.

    Date: 2015-03-16 17:53:10 GMT - Russia - World - SN:127 - ID:2178593

    MOSCOW, March 16 (MENA) - Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters on Monday that his country expects Ukraine to repay the money it owes in December, according to Sputnik news agency. "We have stated our position several times and ....

  • UN expert: Human rights in Iran worse since Rouhani elected

    Date: 2015-03-16 17:39:10 GMT - Iran - World - SN:121 - ID:2178609

    TEHRAN, March 16 (MENA) - The U.N.'s special investigator on Iran says the human rights situation in the country has deteriorated since Hassan Rouhani became president in 2013, ABC News reported on Monday. Ahmed Shaheed says "in my view the ....

  • Israeli establishment turns back on Netanyahu ahead of election -- report

    Date: 2015-03-16 17:33:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:118 - ID:2178617

    WASHINGTON, March 16 (MENA) - A number of prominent figures from the Israeli political and security establishments have rounded on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and endorsed opposition leader Isaac Herzog ahead of one of the closest elections in ....

  • Lavrov reiterates condemnation of Washington's intention to arm Ukraine

    Date: 2015-03-16 17:08:48 GMT - Russia - World - SN:108 - ID:2177477

    MOSCOW, March 16 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday said that the US plans to supply Ukraine with weaponry are a clear attempt to violate the Minsk peace accords. "This is a blatant attempt to undermine the Minsk ....

  • Seoul, Tokyo hold sex slavery talks

    Date: 2015-03-16 15:29:46 GMT - south korea - World - SN:103 - ID:2177797

    SEOUL, March 16 (MENA) - South Korea and Japan held talks on Tokyo's sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II on Monday as the two historical rivals make efforts to improve their strained ties in a landmark year, Seoul's foreign ....

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