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  • UN expert: Human rights in Iran worse since Rouhani elected

    Date: 2015-03-16 17:39:10 GMT - Iran - World - SN:121 - ID:2178609

    TEHRAN, March 16 (MENA) - The U.N.'s special investigator on Iran says the human rights situation in the country has deteriorated since Hassan Rouhani became president in 2013, ABC News reported on Monday. Ahmed Shaheed says "in my view the ....

  • Israeli establishment turns back on Netanyahu ahead of election -- report

    Date: 2015-03-16 17:33:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:118 - ID:2178617

    WASHINGTON, March 16 (MENA) - A number of prominent figures from the Israeli political and security establishments have rounded on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and endorsed opposition leader Isaac Herzog ahead of one of the closest elections in ....

  • Lavrov reiterates condemnation of Washington's intention to arm Ukraine

    Date: 2015-03-16 17:08:48 GMT - Russia - World - SN:108 - ID:2177477

    MOSCOW, March 16 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday said that the US plans to supply Ukraine with weaponry are a clear attempt to violate the Minsk peace accords. "This is a blatant attempt to undermine the Minsk ....

  • Seoul, Tokyo hold sex slavery talks

    Date: 2015-03-16 15:29:46 GMT - south korea - World - SN:103 - ID:2177797

    SEOUL, March 16 (MENA) - South Korea and Japan held talks on Tokyo's sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II on Monday as the two historical rivals make efforts to improve their strained ties in a landmark year, Seoul's foreign ....

  • Ukraine PM demands putting troops on full combat alert

    Date: 2015-03-16 15:25:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:101 - ID:2177789

    KIEV, March 16 (MENA) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called on the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff to put troops on full combat alert Monday, Sputnik reported. "This [situation in crisis-hit Donbas] demands the Defense ....

  • Pakistan Christians protest after deadly church blasts

    Date: 2015-03-16 15:24:14 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:100 - ID:2177485

    ISLAMABAD, March 16 (MENA) - Pakistan's Christian minority have blocked roads and burned tires in protest against attacks on two churches on Sunday which killed 15 people. Protests are taking place in the eastern cities of Lahore, Faisalabad, ....

  • Syria-bound UK teens stopped in Turkey released on bail

    Date: 2015-03-16 15:22:02 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:97 - ID:2177489

    LONDON, March 16 (MENA) - Three young British men who were stopped from traveling to Syria from Turkey and arrested have been released on bail, the Metropolitan Police says. The teenagers, two aged 17 and one 19, from north-west London were flown ....

  • Abe pushes for Japan's permanent membership of UN Security Council

    Date: 2015-03-16 15:18:53 GMT - Japan - World - SN:94 - ID:2177505

    TOKYO, March 16 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a speech in a symposium at the United Nations University in Tokyo to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the world body, Kyodo reported. He called for immediate UN ....

  • Putin says media reports on his health problems 'just rumors'

    Date: 2015-03-16 15:15:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:89 - ID:2176429

    SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, March 16 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said that media reports on his health problems were "just rumors". "It would be boring without rumors", the Russian Interfax quoted Putin as saying after a ....

  • Putin in film on Crimea: US masterminds behind Ukraine coup, helped train radicals

    Date: 2015-03-16 13:38:31 GMT - Russia - World - SN:70 - ID:2176377

    MOSCOW, March 16 (MENA) - The Ukrainian armed coup was organized from Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated in an interview for a new documentary aired Sunday. The Americans tried to hide behind the Europeans, but Moscow saw through ....

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