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  • Austria passes controversial reforms to 1912 Islam law

    Date: 2015-02-25 19:20:22 GMT - Austria - World - SN:132 - ID:2043649

    VIENNA, Feb 25 (MENA) - The Austrian parliament has passed controversial reforms to the country's century-old law on Islam, the BBC reported on Wednesday. The bill, which is partly aimed at tackling Islamist radicalism, gives Muslims more legal ....

  • Russia ready to defend its interests in arctic with military means

    Date: 2015-02-25 18:35:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:118 - ID:2043297

    MOSCOW, Feb 25 (MENA)- Russia does not rule out the possibility of protecting its national interests in the Arctic with military means as the region becomes the focus of attention from various countries, including those that do not have direct ....

  • Britain's Prince William to visit China in early March

    Date: 2015-02-25 18:19:47 GMT - China - World - SN:117 - ID:2043201

    BEIJING, Feb 25 (MENA) - Britain's Prince William is scheduled to visit China from March 1 to 4, Xinhua quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei as saying on Wednesday. The Duke of Cambridge will visit Beijing, Shanghai and Yunnan ....

  • US military vehicles paraded 300 yards from the Russian border

    Date: 2015-02-25 17:26:02 GMT - USA - World - SN:109 - ID:2043045

    MOSCOW, Feb 25 (MENA) - US military combat vehicles paraded Wednesday through an Estonian city that juts into Russia, a symbolic act that highlighted the stakes for both sides amid the worst tensions between the West and Russia since the Cold War, ....

  • Gas to Ukraine could be cut off in 4 days unless prepayment made - Putin

    Date: 2015-02-25 17:08:46 GMT - Russia - World - SN:107 - ID:2042989

    MOSCOW, Feb 25 (MENA) - Russia intends to suspend gas deliveries to Ukraine unless Kiev makes a further prepayment as its current balance only covers three or four days' gas supply, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday, according to ....

  • Daesh planning to murder 150 Christian hostages if the US does not stop its air strikes - Daily Mail

    Date: 2015-02-25 14:53:13 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:80 - ID:2042245

    LONDON, Feb 25 (MENA) - Daesh terrorist group are planning to murder 150 Christian hostages they kidnapped after sweeping through villages in Syria if the US does not stop air strikes, according to Daily Mail newspaper. The abductions of the ....

  • Obama's request to use force against Daesh attempt to share blame – lawmaker

    Date: 2015-02-25 12:58:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:61 - ID:2040709

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (MENA) – US House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry asserted that President Obama's request to use force against Daesh militants is an attempt to share the blame if things go wrong, the Washington-based The ....

  • Cuban President honors spies jailed in U.S. as national heroes

    Date: 2015-02-25 11:37:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:50 - ID:2039681

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (MENA) - Cuban President Raúl Castro awarded medals to five men on Tuesday, calling them national heroes for their espionage work in the U.S, the Times Magazine reported. “The Cuban Five,” as they were nicknamed, had attempted ....

  • N. Korea's possible nuke test forecast to be more powerful: Seoul

    Date: 2015-02-25 11:15:29 GMT - south korea - World - SN:47 - ID:2039685

    SEOUL, Feb 25 (MENA) - North Korea has continued high-explosive detonation tests and its possible nuclear test is forecast to be much more powerful both in scale and yield than previous ones, Yonhap news agency reported quoting Seoul's intelligence ....

  • 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Japan

    Date: 2015-02-25 10:09:26 GMT - Japan - World - SN:35 - ID:2039069

    TOKYO, Feb 25 (MENA) - A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the southern coast of Japan, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake, with its epicenter around 290km (175 miles) southeast of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, struck at a depth ....

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