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  • Russia’s resuming cooperation with NATO depends on NATO, says FM

    Date: 2015-02-08 19:18:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:117 - ID:1922265

    MOSCOW, Feb 8 (MENA) Russia will look at resuming former formats of contacts with NATO as soon as NATO is ready for that, TASS quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying Sunday. "When NATO is ready, I think we will look at a ....

  • US 'on road' to defeating Daesh -- Kerry

    Date: 2015-02-08 18:42:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:113 - ID:1922457

    WASHINGTON, Feb 8 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry is defending the administration's progress in its fight against Daesh. The US is "on the road" to defeating the terrorist group, Kerry said in an interview airing Sunday on NBC's "Meet ....

  • North Korea fires short-range missiles into sea

    Date: 2015-02-08 18:31:46 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:110 - ID:1922229

    PYONGYANG, Feb 8 (MENA) - North Korea test-fired five short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast on Sunday, a day after its announced launch of a new rocket raised tensions. The country fired the missiles into the East Sea (Sea of ....

  • France to deliver weapons to Lebanon in April, says FM

    Date: 2015-02-08 17:14:28 GMT - France - World - SN:105 - ID:1921817

    PARIS, Feb 8 (MENA) - France will begin delivering weapons purchased with a $3 billion Saudi grant to the Lebanese military in two months, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday. “Prime Minister Tammam Salam was informed by the French ....

  • EU foreign ministers to discuss situation in Libya, Yemen Monday

    Date: 2015-02-08 15:54:34 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:91 - ID:1920481

    BRUSSELS, Feb 8 (MENA) - Foreign Ministers of the European Union (EU) in Brussels discusses Monday in their monthly meeting a host of international issues, especially the latest developments in Libya and Yemen and combating terrorism. In a ....

  • Abe’s popularity rises after Japan hostage crisis

    Date: 2015-02-08 13:07:35 GMT - Japan - World - SN:65 - ID:1919477

    TOKYO, Feb 8 (MENA) - Popular support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rose after a tense couple of weeks in which two Japanese hostages were brutally murdered in the Middle East, according to The Wall Street Journal. In a Kyodo News survey, ....

  • Britain pledges £100m extra aid for Syrian refugees

    Date: 2015-02-08 13:03:59 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:63 - ID:1919637

    LONDON, Feb 8 (MENA) - British International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced an additional 100 million pounds sterling to Syrian refugees. This came during Greening's meeting Sunday with Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah ....

  • Japan seizes passport of Syria-bound journalist

    Date: 2015-02-08 12:00:14 GMT - Japan - World - SN:53 - ID:1919125

    TOKYO, Feb 8 (MENA) - Japan's authorities have seized the passport of a journalist planning to travel to Syria, local media say. It was necessary to confiscate Yuichi Sugimoto's passport in order to protect his life, the BBC quoted the ....

  • Afghan president to visit Tehran late in Feb.

    Date: 2015-02-08 11:09:37 GMT - Iran - World - SN:46 - ID:1918149

    TEHRAN, Feb 8 (MENA) - Afghani President Ashraf Ghani will pay an official visit to Iran later this month at an invitation from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. During his visit to Afghanistan in January, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad ....

  • North Korea test-fires 5 short-range missiles tnto the sea

    Date: 2015-02-08 10:48:20 GMT - south korea - World - SN:38 - ID:1918449

    SEOUL, Feb 8 (MENA) - South Korea's Defense Ministry says North Korea has test-fired five short-range missiles into the sea, ABC news reported. The ministry said the missiles flew about 200 kilometers (125 miles) before landing in waters off ....

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