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  • India to resume talks with Pakistan after 6-month hiatus

    Date: 2015-02-13 21:57:19 GMT - India - World - SN:119 - ID:1958273

    NEW DELHI, Feb 13 (MENA) – India is sending its top foreign ministry official to Pakistan to resume talks after a six-month hiatus, ABC News reported on Friday. Taking advantage of the Cricket World Cup, where their teams play this weekend, ....

  • Daesh to be banned in India

    Date: 2015-02-13 21:43:59 GMT - India - World - SN:117 - ID:1958149

    NEW DELHI, Feb 13 (MENA) - The dreaded terror group Daesh and all its affiliate organizations will be banned by India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act soon, NDTV reported on Friday. A notification declaring Daesh as proscribed ....

  • Obama condemns Chapel Hill murders

    Date: 2015-02-13 21:26:41 GMT - USA - World - SN:114 - ID:1958153

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama has denounced the killing of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as "brutal and outrageous murders," the BBC reported on Friday. In a statement, Obama said no one in the US ....

  • Pentagon expresses optimism over new Minsk agreement

    Date: 2015-02-13 21:00:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:111 - ID:1958045

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (MENA) - The US Department of Defense on Friday expressed optimism over the new Minsk agreement, which was reached on Thursday to stop the fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels loyal to Russia. "Regarding Ukraine ....

  • 6 men of Chechen origin face terror charges in France

    Date: 2015-02-13 20:17:18 GMT - France - World - SN:106 - ID:1957989

    PARIS, Feb 13 (MENA) – Six men of Chechen origin are facing terrorism charges in France over a suspected recruiting ring sending jihadi fighters to Syria, Fox News quoted the Paris prosecutor's office as saying on Friday. The men, aged 32 to 38, ....

  • Russian diplomat: EU responsible of conflict in Ukraine not Russia

    Date: 2015-02-13 18:56:29 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:96 - ID:1957521

    LONDON, Feb 13 (MENA) - Russia's permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said he was surprised by the fact that the West is reminiscent of responsibility for violation of the Minsk agreement of Russia, and not the immediate present ....

  • Romanian ex-minister gets 2 years in jail for bribes

    Date: 2015-02-13 18:39:19 GMT - Romania - World - SN:92 - ID:1957573

    BUCAREST, Feb 13 (MENA) - A Romanian court has sentenced a former minister to two years in prison for taking bribes and getting his mother's house built for free when he was in office, ABC News reported. The High Court of Cassation and Justice ....

  • Mexico must probe thousands of "disappearances" - UN

    Date: 2015-02-13 18:37:46 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:90 - ID:1957485

    NEW YORK, Feb 13 (MENA) - A United Nations watchdog called on Mexico on Friday to probe and prosecute alleged complicity of state forces in "disappearances", including a notorious case of 43 students believed murdered last year, Daily Mail reported. ....

  • Turkey’s future role in NATO increasingly uncertain -- paper

    Date: 2015-02-13 18:34:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:86 - ID:1957345

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (MENA) - Officials said Turkey, with the second largest army, would not respond to a NATO decision to double its rapid-response force and form a new unit, Middle East Newsline reported. They said Ankara would seek clarifications ....

  • Russia's Investigative Committee says it will not release key Ukrainian prisoner

    Date: 2015-02-13 18:28:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:84 - ID:1957297

    MOSCOW, Feb 13 (MENA) - Russian investigators say there are no grounds to release a key Ukrainian prisoner despite claims by Ukraine's president that she would soon be freed, Fox News reported on Friday. In a statement posted online Friday, ....

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