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  • Kyrgyz president in St. Petersburg to meet with Putin

    Date: 2015-03-16 08:24:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:18 - ID:2173533

    MOSCOW, March 16 (MENA) - Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has arrived in St. Petersburg ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Radio Free Europe reported. The Kyrgyz presidential website said Atambaev landed on ....

  • Berlin-Cairo deepen partnership in Sharm

    Date: 2015-03-16 08:13:37 GMT - Germany - World - SN:14 - ID:2173345

    BERLIN, March 16 (MENA) - Berlin and Cairo deepened their partnership during Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) the was concluded Sunday in Sharm el Sheikh, Deutsche Welle said in a commentary. Tages Anzeiger, on its part, highlighted ....

  • Pentagon: 11 airstrikes launched against Daesh in Syria, Iraq

    Date: 2015-03-15 19:20:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:180 - ID:2171881

    WASHINGTON, March 15 (MENA) – The US-led coalition aircraft staged on Sunday eleven air raids against Daesh hotbeds on different areas in Syria and Iraq, according to a statement released by the US Department of Defense (Pentagon). Around four ....

  • Salehi: Sanctions unable to block Iran's nuclear progress

    Date: 2015-03-15 19:15:05 GMT - Iran - World - SN:179 - ID:2171857

    TEHRAN, March 15 (MENA) - Western sanctions have failed to hamper Iran's progress in using civilian nuclear technology, Fars News Agency quoted Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi as stressing on Sunday. "The ....

  • Turkey slams European Parliament call for recognition of ‘Armenian genocide’

    Date: 2015-03-15 15:45:08 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:135 - ID:2170617

    ANKARA, March 15 (MENA) - The Turkish Foreign Ministry denounced a recent report adopted by the European Parliament that called on European Union member states to recognize Armenian claims of genocide at the hands of the late Ottoman Empire, Today's ....

  • Paper: C.I.A. cash ended up in coffers of Al Qaeda

    Date: 2015-03-15 13:45:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:105 - ID:2168913

    NEW YORK, March 15 (MENA) - In the spring of 2010, Afghan officials struck a deal to free an Afghan diplomat held hostage by Al Qaeda. But the price was steep — $5 million — and senior security officials were scrambling to come up with the money, ....

  • 10 US charity staff to leave Sierra Leone amid Ebola scare

    Date: 2015-03-15 11:43:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:70 - ID:2167777

    NEW YORK, March 15 (MENA) – Ten clinicians with a Boston-based nonprofit organization responding to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone are to be transported to the United States after one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly disease, the ....

  • At least 14 dead, dozens wounded in twin blasts at Christian churches in Lahore, Pakistan

    Date: 2015-03-15 11:16:26 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:59 - ID:2167465

    ISLAMABAD, March 15 (MENA) - Twin explosions at Christian churches in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore have left at least 14 people dead, and almost 80 killed. A local Taliban faction has already claimed responsibility. The explosions ....

  • Libya: Evidence of new cluster bomb use

    Date: 2015-03-15 10:54:55 GMT - Libya - World - SN:53 - ID:2167053

    TRIPOLI, March 15 (MENA) - There is credible evidence of the use of banned cluster bombs in at least two locations in Libya since December 2014, Human Rights Watch reported. Phone interviews with witnesses and photographic evidence reviewed by ....

  • Writer Valentin Rasputin passes away

    Date: 2015-03-15 10:17:56 GMT - Russia - World - SN:42 - ID:2166285

    MOSCOW, March 15 (MENA) - The famous Soviet and Russian writer Valentin Rasputin has died in a Moscow hospital, media reports said. Valentin Rasputin was born March 15, 1937 in the village of Atalanka, in the Ust-Uda district of the Irkutsk ....

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