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  • Burundi forces commit 47 extrajudicial executions: HRW

    Date: 2015-02-12 15:51:41 GMT - USA - World - SN:109 - ID:1950897

    NEW YORK, Feb 12 (MENA) - The Burundian National Defense Force and police committed at least 47 extrajudicial executions between December 30, 2014, and January 3, 2015, following a clash with an armed group in the northwestern province of Cibitoke, ....

  • German FM hails Minsk agreement on ceasefire in Ukraine

    Date: 2015-02-12 15:41:17 GMT - Germany - World - SN:107 - ID:1951329

    BERLIN, Feb 12 (MENA) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier hailed the Minsk agreement on Ukraine crisis by leaders from Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine. The agreement was not all Germany would have wished for, but it was a ....

  • More brutal, intense conflicts leave children increasingly at risk of recruitment - UN

    Date: 2015-02-12 14:24:50 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:94 - ID:1949873

    GENEVA, Jan 12 (MENA) - Children are increasingly vulnerable to recruitment and use by armed groups as conflicts around the world become more brutal, intense and widespread, UNICEF and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict ....

  • Britain could be OUT of EU even sooner: David Cameron reveals plan for early referendum

    Date: 2015-02-12 13:57:05 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:87 - ID:1950073

    LONDON, Feb 12 (MENA) - The Prime Minister privately told Tory MPs that he would be “delighted” to trigger the historic national poll on Britain’s ties with Brussels much sooner than his current deadline of by the end of 2017. “The sooner I can ....

  • S. Korea, Palestine FMs set to hold meeting in Seoul Friday

    Date: 2015-02-12 13:23:19 GMT - south korea - World - SN:79 - ID:1950013

    SEOUL, Feb 12 (MENA) - The South Korean foreign minister plans to hold a meeting with his Palestinian counterpart in Seoul Friday to discuss the Israel-Palestine conflict and security issues on the Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministry said ....

  • On 'World Radio Day' UN chief urges need for hearing voices of young women, men

    Date: 2015-02-12 12:58:10 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:76 - ID:1949601

    NEW YORK, Feb 12 (MENA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message on the World Radio Day, 13 February 2015, called for the need to hear voices of world’s 1.8 billion young women and men. The UN chief made the call while ....

  • U.S. officials: Foreign fighters stream into Syria, Iraq at unprecedented rate

    Date: 2015-02-12 11:38:24 GMT - USA - World - SN:59 - ID:1948517

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (MENA) - The number of foreign fighters traveling to join Daesh's ranks is increasing at an alarming rate, a top U.S. counter terrorism official warned on Wednesday, according to CNN. Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the ....

  • Ukraine ceasefire deal provides "serious hope", says Hollande

    Date: 2015-02-12 11:36:47 GMT - France - World - SN:57 - ID:1948829

    PARIS, MINSK, Feb 12 (MENA) - The warring parties in Ukraine agreed Thursday on a February 15 ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front lines in a deal French President François Hollande called a "comprehensive political solution" ....

  • CBS News correspondent Bob Simon dies

    Date: 2015-02-12 10:54:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:50 - ID:1948485

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (MENA) - Bob Simon, the longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent and legendary CBS News foreign reporter died Wednesday night in a car accident in New York City, the network reported. The award-winning newsman was 73. "Bob Simon ....

  • Ukraine ceasefire deal agreed at Minsk talks

    Date: 2015-02-12 10:30:10 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:1947873

    MINSK, Feb 12 (MENA) - The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have reached a ceasefire deal after 17 hours of talks on the Ukrainian conflict, Novosti reported. Speaking at a press conference in the Belarusian capital Minsk, Russia’s ....

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