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  • Pakistan bans Haqqani network after security talks with John Kerry

    Date: 2015-01-16 18:48:27 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:99 - ID:1757061

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 16 (MENA) – Pakistan has outlawed the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, India Times quoted officials as saying on Friday, days after US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government to fight groups that ....

  • Zewail to take part in Int'l. Year of Light ceremony in UNESCO HQ

    Date: 2015-01-16 18:15:07 GMT - France - World - SN:92 - ID:1756877

    PARIS, Jan 16 (MENA) - Egyptian Nobel Prize laureate Ahmed Zewail will take part in the opening ceremony of the International Year of Light which will take place at UNESCO Headquarters, on January 19-20, 2015. Zewail will deliver a lecture, titled ....

  • French defense, interior ministers inspect security services around places of worship

    Date: 2015-01-16 16:43:41 GMT - France - World - SN:87 - ID:1756621

    PARIS, Jan 16 (MENA) - French Ministers of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve and Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday visited the Paris Grand Mosque as part of a tour to inspect security services around places of worship and vital institutions. The ....

  • Six Ukrainian soldiers killed

    Date: 2015-01-16 14:51:10 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:76 - ID:1756021

    KIEV, Jan 16 (MENA) - Six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in attacks by separatists in the past 24 hours, Euronews quoted the Kiev military as saying on Friday. "Six of our servicemen have been killed as a result of combat activity and another ....

  • Gunman surrenders after taking hostages near Paris

    Date: 2015-01-16 14:29:42 GMT - France - World - SN:72 - ID:1755901

    PARIS, Jan 16 (MENA) - An armed man was arrested by police after he took two hostages at a post office in the Parisian suburb of Colombes on Friday, France 24 reported Friday. No one was injured in the incident, which police said was not ....

  • Freedom of expression no excuse for religious provocation, Malaysia

    Date: 2015-01-16 14:10:32 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:70 - ID:1755845

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (MENA) - Malaysia will not allow religious provocation or any threatening act or the insulting of any religion to take place, even in the name of freedom of expression, the Malaysian prime minister said on Friday. Datuk Seri ....

  • Park's approval rating hits record low

    Date: 2015-01-16 13:52:58 GMT - south korea - World - SN:68 - ID:1755705

    SEOUL, Jan 16 (MENA) - President Park Geun-hye's job approval rating has tumbled to the lowest level since she took office nearly two years ago, a new poll said Friday, Yonhap news agency reported Friday. The survey found 35 percent of those ....

  • Gunman claiming to be armed with grenades, Kalashnikov takes two people captive in Paris

    Date: 2015-01-16 13:10:50 GMT - France - World - SN:62 - ID:1755461

    PARIS, Jan 16 (MENA) – A gunman claiming to be armed with a Kalashnikov and grenades has taken two people hostage at a post office in a Paris suburb, Daily Mail reported. Police have surrounded the building in Colombes, around seven miles from the ....

  • Russia, US sign $1bln contract on RD-181 rocket engine deliveries

    Date: 2015-01-16 12:37:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:58 - ID:1755169

    MOSCOW, Jan 16 (MENA) – Russian rocket producer Energiya has signed a $1 billion contract with US Orbital Sciences Corporation for the delivery of 60 RD-181 engines, Sputnik reported on Friday. "Energia President Vladimir Solntsev and Orbital ....

  • French FM stresses importance of cooperation against int'l terrorism

    Date: 2015-01-16 11:47:11 GMT - France - World - SN:52 - ID:1754673

    PARIS, Jan 16 (MENA) – France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius asserted the importance of cooperation in the war against international terrorism. In a visit he paid along with his US counterpart John Kerry Friday morning to the headquarters of ....

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