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  • Future food systems need to be smarter, more efficient- FAO

    Date: 2015-01-17 17:03:06 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:95 - ID:1762797

    BERLIN, Jan 17 (MENA) – FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said Saturday that a "paradigm shift" was needed in food production to make the agriculture more sustainable, the FAO posted on its website. Speaking at the Global Forum for Food ....

  • Police fire tear gas to disperse anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters in Niger

    Date: 2015-01-17 16:20:22 GMT - Niger - World - SN:91 - ID:1762397

    NIAMEY, Jan 17 (MENA) - Police fired tear gas as hundreds of Niger Muslims came out to yet again protest Charlie Hebdo's satirical cartoons targeting Islam, Russia Today reported. Several Christian churches have been set on fire by rioting crowds ....

  • Police: Fire on truck triggered alarm in Channel Tunnel

    Date: 2015-01-17 16:19:52 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:90 - ID:1762325

    LONDON, Jan 17 (MENA) - A fire in a truck that was being transported through the Channel Tunnel triggered an alarm which led to suspension of all passenger and freight rail services between Britain and France on Saturday, police said. No injuries ....

  • Saudi CP meets delegation of US Senate under McCain

    Date: 2015-01-17 16:10:03 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:84 - ID:1762329

    RIYADH, Jan 17 (MENA) - Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdel Aziz al Saud met on Saturday with a delegation of the US Senate led by Senator John McCain. The meeting took up issues of common ....

  • 2nd volunteer with potential exposure to Ebola transported to UK from Sierra Leone

    Date: 2015-01-17 15:21:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:78 - ID:1761785

    LONDON, Jan 17 (MENA) – Public Health England (PHE) said on Saturday that the second volunteer who had potential contact with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been transported to the UK for assessment and monitoring. According ....

  • China donates 3 mln USD to Sri Lanka's flood affected

    Date: 2015-01-17 15:00:31 GMT - China - World - SN:77 - ID:1762321

    BEIJING, Jan 17 (MENA) - The Chinese government has donated 3 million U.S. dollars to the flood relief efforts in Sri Lanka, an official said. "China and Sri Lanka are good friends and neighbors. The Chinese government is committed to supporting ....

  • Japan, China, S. Korea fail to agree on trade liberalization target

    Date: 2015-01-17 15:00:11 GMT - Japan - World - SN:76 - ID:1762369

    TOKYO, Jan 17 (MENA) - Japan, China and South Korea concluded their two-day meeting on free trade negotiations Saturday without an agreement on a common target for the level of trade liberalization, negotiators was quoted by Kyodo news agency as ....

  • 174 suspected terrorists arrested in Kabul

    Date: 2015-01-17 12:42:26 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:55 - ID:1761193

    KABUL, Jan 17 (MENA) - Security Forces have arrested 174 suspected terrorists in past two weeks in Kabul, Khaama Press reported. Abdul Rahman Rahimy, Kabul Police chief says the arrested men were involved in assisting terrorist groups, robbery, ....

  • Afghan president slams Charlie Hebdo cartoon as 'insult to Islam'

    Date: 2015-01-17 10:47:32 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:36 - ID:1759657

    KABUL, Jan 17 (MENA) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned Saturday the publication of the French satirical magazine which depicts the Prophet Muhammad in caricature on its front cover. Ghani blasted the cartoon as "an insult to the sacred ....

  • Wheat stocks enough until mid May - minister

    Date: 2015-01-17 10:43:53 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:33 - ID:1759645

    CAIRO, Jan 17 (MENA) – Wheat reserves for the production of subsidized bread will be sufficient until mid May, Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy said. The General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) had contracted on buying 240,000 tons of French ....

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