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  • Iran picks Gholamali Khoshru as new UN envoy

    Date: 2015-01-28 21:01:11 GMT - Iran - World - SN:158 - ID:1846521

    TEHRAN, Jan 28 (MENA) - Iran has selected a new envoy as ambassador to the United Nations in New York, 10 months after the US rejected its first choice. The new candidate, Gholamali Khoshru, is a career diplomat who previously served as Iran's ....

  • US launches 19 airstrikes against Daesh in Syria, Iraq

    Date: 2015-01-28 20:49:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:154 - ID:1846577

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (MENA) – US army has launched 19 airstrikes against Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq during the last 24 hours, The US military said on Wednesday. It said the US-led coalition jets launched 13 airstrikes against Daesh targets ....

  • US warns of more sanctions on Russia

    Date: 2015-01-28 20:46:09 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:153 - ID:1846593

    KIEV, Jan 28 (MENA) - US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has said sanctions against Russia could be extended because of the escalation of violence in east Ukraine, BBC reported. He was speaking on a visit to Kiev, after European Union leaders said ....

  • France, Germany, Italy, Malta, UK, US condemn attack on Libyan hotel

    Date: 2015-01-28 20:43:17 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:152 - ID:1846533

    LONDON, Jan 28 (MENA) - The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Malta, the United Kingdom and the United States issued Wednesday a joint statement to condemn the attack on the Corinthia hotel in Libya, read a a joint statement. "The ....

  • Moscow worried over heightened Israel-Syria, Israel-Lebanon tensions

    Date: 2015-01-28 19:12:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:141 - ID:1846309

    MOSCOW, Jan 28 (MENA) - Russia expresses serious concern over a sharp heightening of tensions between Israel and Syria, and between Israel and Lebanon, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, according to TASS News Agency. Following ....

  • UK ministry of defence must sell-off assets to stay 'fighting fit': min.

    Date: 2015-01-28 19:09:58 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:138 - ID:1846301

    LONDON, Jan 28 (MENA) - The Ministry of Defence must prepare to sell off airfields, old barracks and military vehicles to help keep the Armed Forces "fighting fit" and supply those on the front-line with the equipment they need, Michael Fallon will ....

  • Egypt attends int'l federation of tourist guides conf. in Prague

    Date: 2015-01-28 18:49:47 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:135 - ID:1846001

    CAIRO, Jan 28 (MENA) - Egypt took part in the 16th session of the international federation of tourist guides conference in Prague. Charge d'affaires at Egypt's Embassy in the Czech Republic represented Egypt at the Conference. (MENA) NA/AH ....

  • Austria FM: Closing Saudi centre for interreligious dialogue violate int'l law

    Date: 2015-01-28 17:46:55 GMT - Austria - World - SN:124 - ID:1845669

    VIENNA, Jan 28 (MENA) – Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz warned on Wednesday that closing King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) will violate the international law. The ....

  • Lisa Monaco meets French min. over terror fighting

    Date: 2015-01-28 17:37:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:122 - ID:1845749

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (MENA) - Assistant to the US President for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism Lisa Monaco concluded a series of meetings with French security officials to discuss ways to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation in the wake ....

  • Turkey slams Tripoli hotel atttack

    Date: 2015-01-28 17:12:11 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:113 - ID:1845465

    ANKARA, Jan 28 (MENA) - Turkey has deplored a terrorist attack that targeted a hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. In a press release , the Turkish foreign ministry said the best reply to this terrorist act is to participate in national ....

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