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  • Egypt offers condolences to Indonesia over Air Asia plane victims

    Date: 2014-12-31 11:47:38 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:41 - ID:1648917

    CAIRO, Dec 31 (MENA) – Egypt's Foreign Ministry has sent a letter of condolences to Indonesia over the death of 162 passengers who were on board the AirAsia jetliner, Spokesman for Egypt's Foreign Ministry Badr Abdel Aati said. Egypt expressed ....

  • Russian opposition leader detained for trying to join protest

    Date: 2014-12-31 11:24:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:39 - ID:1648277

    MOSCOW, Dec 31 (MENA) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained on Tuesday by police in downtown Moscow when he attempted to join a protest rally after violating his house arrest, according to Sputnik News Agency. Opposition blogger ....

  • Floods kill 21 in Malaysia

    Date: 2014-12-31 09:44:54 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:26 - ID:1647505

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 31 (MENA) - At least 21 people have been killed and eight others are missing after the worst flooding in decades across Malaysia's northeast, police said Wednesday (Dec 31), with almost a quarter of a million people displaced, ....

  • Gunmen kill 3, injure 7 in Afghanisatn's Nangahar province

    Date: 2014-12-31 09:20:36 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:21 - ID:1647501

    KABUL, Dec 31 (MENA) - An Afghan official says gunmen shot dead a policeman and two civilians after security forces stopped the car and motorcycle in which they were traveling, both of which were loaded with explosives, ABC News ....

  • US sends five prisoners to Kazakhstan

    Date: 2014-12-31 08:34:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:15 - ID:1646769

    WASHINGTON, Dec 31 (MENA) - The U.S. has sent five detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay to Kazakhstan, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The transfer of the prisoners, three Yemenis and two Tunisians, to the central Asian nation brings the number ....

  • Merkel urges Germans to welcome refugees amid growing anti-Muslim movement

    Date: 2014-12-31 07:46:21 GMT - Germany - World - SN:11 - ID:1646461

    BERLIN, Dec 31 (MENA) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to turn their backs on a growing grass-roots movement of anti-Muslim protesters, calling them racists full of hatred, and said Europe's biggest economy must welcome people fleeing ....

  • Hong Kong culls chickens, suspends imports after H7 bird flu found

    Date: 2014-12-31 07:37:32 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:10 - ID:1646529

    HONG KONG, Dec 31 (MENA) - Hong Kong began culling 15,000 chickens on Wednesday and suspended imports of live poultry from mainland China for 21 days after the H7 bird flu strain was discovered in a batch of live chickens from the southern province ....

  • Arabs' bid at UNSC fails as only 8 members vote for ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories

    Date: 2014-12-30 23:15:50 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:122 - ID:1645993

    NEW YORK, Dec 30 (MENA) - The UN Security Council has failed to approve a Jordan-proposed draft resolution putting an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, as only eight members voted for it. France, Russia and China voted ....

  • UN mission in Libya condemns terrorist bombing against Parlt amid uptick in violence

    Date: 2014-12-30 21:21:47 GMT - Libya - World - SN:114 - ID:1645501

    TRIPOLI, Dec 30 (MENA) - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly deplored a terrorist attack against a hotel in the city of Tobruk where the country’s House of Representatives was in session just days after the Mission had ....

  • Seoul to offer additional US$5 mln to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

    Date: 2014-12-30 17:28:43 GMT - south korea - World - SN:101 - ID:1644837

    SEOUL, Dec 30 (MENA) - South Korea will provide an additional US$5 million in assistance to help Ebola-hit Sierra Leone where a team of Korean doctors and nurses has been dispatched, Seoul's foreign ministry was quoted by Yonhap news agency as ....

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