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  • Myanmar risks faltering on reform path amid jailing of dissidents, UN warns

    Date: 2015-02-25 21:02:00 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:154 - ID:2044153

    BERLIN, Feb 25 (MENA) - The United Nation's top human right official said Myanmar is "headed in the wrong direction" amid a crackdown on dissidents and minorities, Fox News reported Wednesday. The Southeast Asian nation's military-backed government ....

  • French unemployment drops slightly from record highs

    Date: 2015-02-25 20:53:02 GMT - France - World - SN:152 - ID:2044177

    PARIS, Feb 25 (MENA) – After a string of record unemployment figures in recent months, France finally saw a slight improvement in January, with statistics published Wednesday showing 3.48 million people claiming jobless benefits, France24 reported. ....

  • 3 arrested in New York City for allegedly conspiring to support Daesh

    Date: 2015-02-25 20:42:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:150 - ID:2044205

    WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (MENA) - Three New York City residents -- two with Uzbekistan citizenship, and one a citizen of Kazakhstan -- plotted to travel to Syria to join Daesh militants and 'wage jihad,' the Justice Department announced on Wednesday, ....

  • Iran’s Revolutionary Guard attacks a mock US ship in drill

    Date: 2015-02-25 20:16:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:147 - ID:2043865

    NEW YORK, Feb 25 (MENA) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched large-scale naval and air defense drills near a strategic Gulf waterway Wednesday in which dozens of speedboats swarmed a replica of a US aircraft carrier, New York Post reported. The ....

  • Cyprus will allow Russian vessels to call at its ports

    Date: 2015-02-25 20:15:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:146 - ID:2043897

    MOSCOW, Feb 25 (MENA) - The Republic of Cyprus will allow Russian vessels taking part in the fight against terrorism and piracy to call at its ports, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday after talks with his Cypriot counterpart Nicos ....

  • Macedonian opposition leader claims alleged government wire-tap campaign included journalists

    Date: 2015-02-25 19:42:58 GMT - Macedonia - World - SN:140 - ID:2043877

    SKOPJE, Feb 25 (MENA) - Macedonia's leftwing opposition leader claims that more than 100 journalists were among the victims of alleged mass wire-tapping by the country's government and secret police chief, Fox News reported. Zoran Zaev on ....

  • 3 Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

    Date: 2015-02-25 19:39:11 GMT - France - World - SN:139 - ID:2043857

    PARIS, Feb 25 (MENA) - Paris police are holding three Al-Jazeera reporters for allegedly flying a drone, days after the machines sparked a terror alert in the city, The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday. Journalists from the Qatar-funded news ....

  • 3 arrested in New York for allegedly conspiring to support Daesh

    Date: 2015-02-25 19:35:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:136 - ID:2043645

    NEW YORK, Feb 25 (MENA) - The Justice Department announced Wednesday that three New York City residents, two with Uzbekistan citizenship, and one a citizen of Kazakhstan, plotted to travel to Syria to join Daesh militants and 'wage jihad,' Fox News ....

  • Austria passes controversial reforms to 1912 Islam law

    Date: 2015-02-25 19:20:22 GMT - Austria - World - SN:132 - ID:2043649

    VIENNA, Feb 25 (MENA) - The Austrian parliament has passed controversial reforms to the country's century-old law on Islam, the BBC reported on Wednesday. The bill, which is partly aimed at tackling Islamist radicalism, gives Muslims more legal ....

  • Russia ready to defend its interests in arctic with military means

    Date: 2015-02-25 18:35:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:118 - ID:2043297

    MOSCOW, Feb 25 (MENA)- Russia does not rule out the possibility of protecting its national interests in the Arctic with military means as the region becomes the focus of attention from various countries, including those that do not have direct ....

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