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  • Japan seizes passport of Syria-bound journalist

    Date: 2015-02-08 12:00:14 GMT - Japan - World - SN:53 - ID:1919125

    TOKYO, Feb 8 (MENA) - Japan's authorities have seized the passport of a journalist planning to travel to Syria, local media say. It was necessary to confiscate Yuichi Sugimoto's passport in order to protect his life, the BBC quoted the ....

  • Afghan president to visit Tehran late in Feb.

    Date: 2015-02-08 11:09:37 GMT - Iran - World - SN:46 - ID:1918149

    TEHRAN, Feb 8 (MENA) - Afghani President Ashraf Ghani will pay an official visit to Iran later this month at an invitation from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. During his visit to Afghanistan in January, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad ....

  • North Korea test-fires 5 short-range missiles tnto the sea

    Date: 2015-02-08 10:48:20 GMT - south korea - World - SN:38 - ID:1918449

    SEOUL, Feb 8 (MENA) - South Korea's Defense Ministry says North Korea has test-fired five short-range missiles into the sea, ABC news reported. The ministry said the missiles flew about 200 kilometers (125 miles) before landing in waters off ....

  • King Mohammed VI to meet French president on Monday

    Date: 2015-02-08 10:31:00 GMT - France - World - SN:31 - ID:1918021

    PARIS, Feb 8 (MENA) - Moroccan King Mohammed VI is expected to meet French President, Francois Hollande, on Monday in Paris, a trusted source told Morocco World News. The meeting will take place at 5 pm local time in the Elysee Palace. The ....

  • Vote today would see Britain exiting EU

    Date: 2015-02-08 10:30:09 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:30 - ID:1918145

    LONDON, Feb 8 (MENA) - Britain would vote to leave the European Union if there were a referendum now, and even traditionally pro-EU countries are falling out of love with Brussels, The Sunday Times quoted a poll as saying. The survey, conducted ....

  • 5 dead, including gunman, in Georgia shooting

    Date: 2015-02-08 08:56:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:20 - ID:1917337

    WASHINGTON, Feb 8 (MENA) - A man shot six people Saturday afternoon, killing four of them, including his ex-wife and several children before turning the gun on himself on a quiet, suburban street outside Atlanta, ABC news reported quoting police and ....

  • Greek PM to embark on visit to Austria Monday

    Date: 2015-02-08 08:19:25 GMT - Austria - World - SN:17 - ID:1916969

    VIENNA, Feb 8 (MENA) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives here on Monday on his first official visit to Austria where he will meet with his Austrian counterpart Werner Fayman. Talks will cover Greece's future plans in dealing with the ....

  • Nigeria postpones presidential vote over security

    Date: 2015-02-08 07:57:59 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:15 - ID:1916977

    ABUJA, Feb 8 (MENA) - The electoral commission in Nigeria has postponed the 14 February presidential election by six weeks over concerns about the security situation, the BBC reported. Commission chief Attahiru Jega said he had been told troops ....

  • Seoul, Washington 'virtually' wrap up nuclear accord: sources

    Date: 2015-02-08 07:46:25 GMT - south korea - World - SN:9 - ID:1916577

    SEOUL, Feb 8 (MENA) - South Korea and the United States have "effectively" concluded their nuclear cooperation accord that would allow Seoul to reprocess spent nuclear fuel for the purpose of research and development (R&D), albeit in a limited way, ....

  • Australia Abbott: Leadership vote brought forward

    Date: 2015-02-08 07:46:15 GMT - Australia - World - SN:8 - ID:1916593

    CANBERRA, Feb 8 (MENA) - Australia's prime minister, fighting for his political life, has bought forward a party confidence vote on his leadership to Monday, the BBC reported. Tony Abbott said he wanted to hold the Liberal Party ballot sooner as ....

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