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  • EU criticizes Israel on Palestinian tax freeze

    Date: 2015-01-06 16:34:17 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:113 - ID:1687589

    BRUSSELS, Jan 6 (MENA) - The European Union criticized Tuesday Israel's decision to freeze Palestinian Authority tax revenues in retaliation for joining the International Criminal Court and called on both sides to avoid steps that could undermine ....

  • Israeli group files war crimes suits against Palestinian leaders

    Date: 2015-01-06 16:31:57 GMT - palestine - World - SN:112 - ID:1686913

    GAZA, Jan 6 (MENA) - Israeli legal group Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center, has filed lawsuits at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against three Palestinian Authority leaders for alleged war crimes, terrorism and human rights offenses, ....

  • Iran FM invites Italian counterpart to Tehran

    Date: 2015-01-06 16:20:11 GMT - Iran - World - SN:110 - ID:1687577

    TEHRAN, Jan 6 (MENA) - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has invited his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni to pay a visit to Tehran, according to IRNA news agency on Tuesday. Italy's foreign ministry said in a statement that the ....

  • Obama nears goal for Guantanamo with faster pace of releases - NYTimes

    Date: 2015-01-06 15:46:55 GMT - USA - World - SN:104 - ID:1686853

    NEW YORK, Jan 6 (MENA) - In a series of secret nighttime flights in the last two months, US President Barack Obama's administration made more progress toward his goal of emptying the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, than it had since 2009, ....

  • Top CIA watchdog to step down - WSJ

    Date: 2015-01-06 14:54:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:98 - ID:1686213

    NEW YORK, Jan 6 (MENA) - The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s top watchdog Inspector General David Buckley is stepping down at the end of January, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Buckley will leave a top-secret high-pressure ....

  • Thousands flee India-Pakistan clashes

    Date: 2015-01-06 13:19:54 GMT - India - World - SN:77 - ID:1685725

    NEW DELHI, Jan 6 (MENA) - Thousands of Indians have fled their homes as fighting between India and Pakistan spread along a 200-km stretch of the border in the disputed region of Kashmir, according to Sky News network. About 10 soldiers and ....

  • S. Korea raps Japan for repeated claim to Dokdo islets

    Date: 2015-01-06 10:45:05 GMT - south korea - World - SN:33 - ID:1683797

    SEOUL, Jan 6 (MENA) - South Korea slammed Japan Tuesday for uploading a video on YouTube that lays claim to Seoul's easternmost islets of Dokdo in the East Sea, calling it "a grave provocation", Yonhap News Agency reported. Seoul's foreign ....

  • 2 Americans charged in failed coup attempt in gambia

    Date: 2015-01-06 09:46:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:22 - ID:1683025

    WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (MENA) - Two Americans were behind a bloody coup attempt last week in the West African nation of Gambia, the US Justice Department charged today, according to ABC News. But this was not some covert CIA "black op." The alleged ....

  • Colombia's president calls on ELN rebels to declare ceasefire

    Date: 2015-01-06 08:39:14 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:17 - ID:1682301

    BOGOTA, Jan 6 (MENA) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called on Monday for the smaller of Colombia's two leftist rebel groups, the ELN, to join the larger FARC guerrillas in declaring a unilateral ceasefire as peace talks advance to end a ....

  • Powerful quake jolts christchurch, but no damage or injuries

    Date: 2015-01-06 07:48:35 GMT - New Zealand - World - SN:16 - ID:1682309

    WELLINGTON, Jan 6 (MENA) - A powerful magnitude-5.6 earthquake Tuesday jolted awake many residents in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries, according to ABC News. The quake struck ....

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