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  • Iraqi president invited to visit Iran

    Date: 2014-12-24 14:01:18 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:110 - ID:1605261

    BAGHDAD, Dec 24 (MENA) - Iraqi President Foad Masum received an invitation to visit Iran, during a meeting in Baghdad with head of Iran's Islamic Shura council Ali Larijani, who arrived on Wednesday morning in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The Iraqi ....

  • Britain on alert over hit-and-run terrorists following France attacks

    Date: 2014-12-24 12:50:24 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:86 - ID:1604669

    LONDON, Dec 24 (MENA) - Britain is on alert for Daesh terrorists seeking to launch attacks in crowded public spaces during Christmas after three incidents in France in the past four days, the Times reported. On Monday a man drove a van into a ....

  • India imposes curfew after Rebels kill dozens in Assam

    Date: 2014-12-24 12:00:04 GMT - India - World - SN:78 - ID:1604621

    NEW DELHI, Dec 24 (MENA) - India has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in parts of the north-eastern state of Assam, after suspected tribal guerrillas killed 56 people in a series of attacks in retaliation for an offensive against the militants, ....

  • Russia may be cut to ‘junk’ as S&P says it’s mulling a downgrade

    Date: 2014-12-24 11:12:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:63 - ID:1604049

    MOSCOW, Dec 24 (MENA) - Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services is weighing a potential downgrade on Russia that could push the nation’s ratings into junk territory, a move that comes as the country’s economy has been stung by weak oil prices, Tass news ....

  • Death toll rises to 52 in rebel violence in Northeast India

    Date: 2014-12-24 07:57:56 GMT - India - World - SN:27 - ID:1602197

    NEW DELHI, Dec 24 (MENA) - The death toll in rebel violence in Assam state has risen to 52 with the discovery of more bodies, ABC news reported quoting police officials Wednesday. Hridayananda Das, a police inspector in state capital Guwahati ....

  • S. Korea, Saudi Arabia probe bilateral ties

    Date: 2014-12-24 07:56:17 GMT - south korea - World - SN:26 - ID:1602033

    SEOUL, Dec 24 (MENA) - South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se conferred with his Saudi counterpart Saud al Faisal on the need to expand cooperation between the two countries, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement released here on ....

  • Rebels in northeast India kill 34

    Date: 2014-12-24 07:09:59 GMT - India - World - SN:23 - ID:1601921

    NEW DELHI, Dec 24 (MENA) - Separatist rebels gunned down at least 34 people and wounded a dozen more in India's remote northeast Tuesday in a series of coordinated attacks, police said as quoted by ABC News on Wednesday. At least 30 tribal ....

  • US says decision to delay Thai polls unwise

    Date: 2014-12-24 06:59:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:21 - ID:1601905

    WASHINGTON, Dec 24 (MENA) - Washington has called a delay of a general election to return Thailand to democracy - to be held in February 2016 at the earliest, "unwise and unjustified", euronews reported. The military government, established ....

  • Japan parliament re-elects Abe as prime minister

    Date: 2014-12-24 06:48:36 GMT - Japan - World - SN:18 - ID:1601909

    TOKYO, Dec 24 (MENA) - Japan's Shinzo Abe won endorsement Wednesday to serve another term as prime minister after winning a renewed mandate for his "Abenomics" strategies for reviving the world's third-biggest economy, ABC News reported. Abe was ....

  • Australia anti-terror police arrest two in Sydney

    Date: 2014-12-24 06:23:15 GMT - Australia - World - SN:16 - ID:1601785

    CANBERRA, Dec 24 (MENA) - Counter-terrorism police in Sydney have arrested two men, charging one with possession of documents designed to facilitate a terrorist attack. The other suspect was charged with breaching a control order, the BBC ....

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