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  • Ukraine separatists withdraw 80% of heavy weaponry from line of contact

    Date: 2015-02-28 17:24:42 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:95 - ID:2061933

    KIEV, Feb 28 (MENA) - The self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) has withdrawn 80 percent of its heavy weaponry from the line of contact, the republic's press center announced Saturday, according to Sputnik news agency. "As of midday ....

  • OIC conference in May to discuss anti-Islamophobia strategy

    Date: 2015-02-28 15:55:30 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:83 - ID:2061069

    JEDDAH, Feb 28 (MENA) - A next conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Kuwait will mull a strategy to combat Islamophobia, said a spokesman for the pan-Islamic body on Saturday. The gathering, slated for May 27 and 28 in ....

  • UNESCO executive board chief decries destruction of Mosul museum artifacts

    Date: 2015-02-28 15:50:50 GMT - France - World - SN:82 - ID:2060857

    PARIS, Feb 28 (MENA) - Chairman of UNESCO Executive Board and Egypt's Delegate Mohamed Sameh Amr condemned Saturday the destruction of ancient artifacts at Mosul museum by Daesh terrorists. Amr described the attack on the museum as a "disaster", ....

  • Iranian FM: Sanctions serious hurdle to n. deal

    Date: 2015-02-28 14:40:58 GMT - Iran - World - SN:67 - ID:2060457

    TEHRAN, Feb 28 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Tehran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) have made progress and are at a sensitive stage in their nuclear talks, ....

  • Iran, Italy stress broadening of bilateral ties

    Date: 2015-02-28 13:12:27 GMT - Iran - World - SN:59 - ID:2059357

    TEHRAN, Feb 28 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his visiting Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni in a meeting in Tehran on Saturday underlined the need for the further expansion of mutual cooperation in various ....

  • Two suspected terrorists arrested over Shikarpur attack in Pakistan

    Date: 2015-02-27 22:18:37 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:117 - ID:2056697

    KARACHI, Feb 27 (MENA) - Two suspected terrorists connected to Shikarpur imambargah attack were arrested from interior Sindh on Friday, Pakistani Geo News cited a police official as saying. SSP Saqib Ismael Memon told media representatives that ....

  • US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo

    Date: 2015-02-27 21:33:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:116 - ID:2056693

    WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (MENA) - A new rule that required military judges presiding over the war crimes tribunals at the US Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to relocate to the remote installation has been rescinded, ABC News quoted the Pentagon as ....

  • China staunch defender of peace, stability in cyberspace - Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2015-02-27 21:02:12 GMT - China - World - SN:114 - ID:2056617

    BEIJING, Feb 27 (MENA) - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Friday said that China's position on opposing hacking attack and other cyber threats is consistent, clear and serious. "Recent years have seen the disclosure of large-scale ....

  • Russian diplomat says US, UK try to rewrite Minsk agreement

    Date: 2015-02-27 21:01:10 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:113 - ID:2056621

    NEW YORK, Feb 27 (MENA) - Russia's permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin has accused some members of UN the Security Council including US and UK over the attempt to rewrite the rules of the Minsk agreements with the OSCE mission in ....

  • Assad decries ‘isolation’ in face of extremism: French lawmaker

    Date: 2015-02-27 20:58:43 GMT - France - World - SN:112 - ID:2056625

    PARIS, Feb 27 (MENA) - Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad no longer wants to “remain isolated in the face of the terrorist threat”, Al Arabiya News cited one of the French lawmakers who met him in Damascus as saying on Friday. Senator Francois ....

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