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  • Japanese PM holds emergency meeting to discuss release of journalist kidnapped by Daesh

    Date: 2015-01-28 15:00:38 GMT - Japan - World - SN:98 - ID:1844289

    TOKYO, Jan 28 (MENA) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened an emergency Cabinet meeting on Wednesday after the captors of a Japanese freelance journalist posted another video warning the hostage could be killed within 24 hours, the Japan's ....

  • Egypt's Mufti back home from Singapore

    Date: 2015-01-28 14:31:05 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:85 - ID:1843169

    CAIRO, Jan 28 (MENA) – Egypt's Mufti Dr Shawqi Allam returned home on Wednesday coming from Singapore after several-day visit. During the visit, Allam discussed with Singaporean President Tony Tan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ways of ....

  • UN Envoy: Nigeria needs regional help to defeat Boko Haram

    Date: 2015-01-28 14:28:24 GMT - Ethiopia - World - SN:84 - ID:1844301

    ADDIS ABABA, Jan 28 (MENA) - United Nations envoy for the Sahel region Hiroute Guebre Sellassie said on Wednesday that Nigeria cannot defeat Boko Haram fighters alone and that it needs regional multinational force. "Nigeria cannot handle the ....

  • European counter-terror plan involves blanket collection of passengers’ data

    Date: 2015-01-28 10:31:35 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:32 - ID:1841173

    LONDON, Jan 28 (MENA) - A new European commission counter-terror plan will require the blanket collection and storage for up to five years of personal data records of all passengers flying in and out of Europe, the Guardian can reveal, The Guardian ....

  • Israeli president to address UN session

    Date: 2015-01-28 07:16:03 GMT - Israel - World - SN:8 - ID:1839877

    GAZA CITY, Jan 28 (MENA) - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will address a UN session on Wednesday evening, marking 70 years since the end of the Holocaust. His trip comes at a point of high tension between Israel and United States after Prime ....

  • Vietnam war-era helicopter crashes, killing 4 soldiers

    Date: 2015-01-28 06:54:27 GMT - Vietnam - World - SN:7 - ID:1839789

    HANOI, Jan 28 (MENA) - An American-built helicopter once used in the Vietnam War crashed Wednesday during a training mission in the Southeast Asian nation, killing all four soldiers aboard, the military said. Lt. Gen. Vo Van Tuan, army deputy ....

  • Poll: 55% of Britons would prefer Cameron as PM over Miliband

    Date: 2015-01-27 18:16:12 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:148 - ID:1838105

    LONDON, Jan 27 (MENA) - More than half (55%) of Britons would prefer to see David Cameron carry on as prime minister after the general election. When faced with having to choose either Cameron or Ed Miliband as the next prime minister, only 45% ....

  • OIC chief to start visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday

    Date: 2015-01-27 17:03:43 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:125 - ID:1837809

    JEDDAH, Jan 27 (MENA) - Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Madani started on Tuesday a three-day visit to Afghanistan. During the visit, he will meet President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer of ....

  • Obama challenges India on women's rights and religious tolerance

    Date: 2015-01-27 14:06:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:79 - ID:1836133

    LONDON, Jan 27 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama challenged India’s record on religious tolerance and women’s rights on Tuesday in a parting speech to students in Delhi that contrasted with the at-times saccharin feel of a state visit designed to ....

  • American Sniper takes out the box office competition

    Date: 2015-01-27 12:40:31 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:63 - ID:1834245

    LONDON, Jan 27 (MENA) - Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated American Sniper has taken $200.1 million at the domestic (US and Canadian) box office since its limited release on Christmas Day. The combined domestic box office takings for the other Best ....

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