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  • MENA agenda for Friday, January 16

    Date: 2015-01-16 06:32:32 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:1752937

    CAIRO, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe starts a visit to Cairo, during which he meets with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab for talks on promoting political, economic, scientific and cultural cooperation. LUXOR, ....

  • New rules on US-Cuba travel, trade start on Friday

    Date: 2015-01-15 22:30:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:121 - ID:1752633

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (MENA) - New travel and trade rules between the US and Cuba are to take effect on Friday, BBC cited US officials as saying. Measures include allowing US citizens to use credit cards in Cuba and for US businesses to export some ....

  • Grant support system for NGOs can be more flexible, effective- Putin

    Date: 2015-01-15 20:55:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:110 - ID:1752477

    MOSCOW, Jan 15 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that the system of grant support for non-profit organizations can be made more flexible and effective, Tass reported. "I fully agree with the view that the system of grant ....

  • Belgian police say raid kills 2 ISIS-linked jihadists

    Date: 2015-01-15 20:40:37 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:107 - ID:1752421

    BRUSSELS, Jan 15 (MENA) - Police stopped a "Belgian Charlie Hebdo" late Thursday, with government agents killing at least two in raids aimed at jihadists returning from Syria who were planning to launch terrorist attacks "on a grand scale," ....

  • Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers leaves two dead

    Date: 2015-01-15 20:15:36 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:106 - ID:1752245

    BRUSSELS, Jan 15 (MENA) - Two people have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium, BBC cited officials as saying Thursday. Prosecutors said a third person was wounded in the raid in the town of Verviers. No police or members of ....

  • 10 protesters detained at unsanctioned rally in Moscow

    Date: 2015-01-15 19:43:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:102 - ID:1752097

    MOSCOW, Jan 15 (MENA) - Some 10 protesters were detained at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow’s central Manezhnaya Square on Thursday, Tass cited police as saying. Initially, the rally was planned by supporters of opposition figure Alexey Navalny ....

  • Indonesia to revoke passports of citizens who join Daesh

    Date: 2015-01-15 19:42:09 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:101 - ID:1752069

    JAKARTA, Jan 15 (MENA) - Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo will issue a regulation allowing the authorities to revoke the passports of citizens who support Daesh militant group (also known as ISIS, or ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, Russia Today ....

  • Charlie Hebdo founder says slain editor 'dragged' team to their deaths

    Date: 2015-01-15 16:41:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:79 - ID:1750349

    LONDON, Jan 15 (MENA) - One of the founding members of Charlie Hebdo magazine has accused its slain editor, Stéphane Charbonnier of “dragging the team” to their deaths by releasing increasingly provocative cartoons, as five million copies of the ....

  • Egypt joins Vienna Holiday Fair

    Date: 2015-01-15 16:26:16 GMT - Austria - World - SN:76 - ID:1750837

    VIENNA, Jan 15 (MENA) - Egypt's Ambassador to Austria Khaled Shama'a opened on Thursday the Egyptian pavilion at the International Holiday Fair in Vienna (Ferien-Messe Wien). Egypt seeks to increase the number of Austrian tourists to about ....

  • Merkel: Important not to ostracize Muslims

    Date: 2015-01-15 13:19:06 GMT - Germany - World - SN:50 - ID:1748793

    BERLIN, Jan 15 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out strongly on Thursday against ostracism of Muslims following last week's attacks in France, but said it is also urgent for clerics to draw a clear line between Islam and terrorism, ....

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