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  • MENA agenda for Friday, February 13

    Date: 2015-02-13 06:04:33 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:1953541

    CAIRO, The Health Ministry starts carrying out a decision by the high election committee on canceling the fitness, eye and general surgery tests from the medical checkups required to be taken by parliamentary hopefuls. CAIRO, Water Resources and ....

  • France PM reiterates concern over Muslim Brotherhood, Salafist groups

    Date: 2015-02-12 21:13:23 GMT - France - World - SN:144 - ID:1952941

    PARIS, Feb 12 (MENA) - France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls reiterated Thursday his deep concern over the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist groups in his country. In his speech before the upper house of parliament, the senate, ....

  • UNHCR calls on EU to work harder to save lives in Mediterranean

    Date: 2015-02-12 17:59:26 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:129 - ID:1952113

    NEW YORK, Feb 12 (MENA) - The UNHCR called on the EU-member bloc to shift the focus of Operation Triton, which patrols the waters of the Mediterranean Sea days after around 300 people are believed to have died after the rubber dinghies they were ....

  • IEA elects chief economist Birol as executive director: Turkish Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2015-02-12 17:11:48 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:120 - ID:1951833

    ANKARA, Feb 12 (MENA) - The International Energy Agency (IEA) has elected Fatih Birol as its executive director, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Birol has served as chief economist at the IEA for the last nine years of his 20-year ....

  • Security Council ups pressure on Daesh cash flows

    Date: 2015-02-12 16:41:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:115 - ID:1951741

    NEW YORK, Feb 12 (MENA) - The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution banning all trade in antiquities from war-torn Syria, threatening sanctions on anyone buying oil from Daesh terrorists and al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front ....

  • China defends trade policies after US files case at WTO

    Date: 2015-02-12 16:29:49 GMT - China - World - SN:114 - ID:1951337

    BEIJING, Feb 12 (MENA) - China’s Commerce Ministry issued a cautiously worded statement that “expressed regret” that the Obama administration had started a trade case at the World Trade Organization challenging Chinese subsidies, according to The ....

  • Jordan King meets US military delegation

    Date: 2015-02-12 16:26:36 GMT - Jordan - World - SN:112 - ID:1951733

    AMMAN, Feb. 12 (MENA) – Jordan King Abdullah II Thursday met with a delegation from US National Defense University comprising senior officers serving in the CAPSTONE Fellow program, currently visiting the Kingdom as part of a tour of the Middle ....

  • 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 ....

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