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  • George HW Bush taken to hospital

    Date: 2014-12-24 06:10:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:1601745

    WASHINGTON, Dec 24 (MENA) - Former US President George Bush Senior has been taken to hospital after suffering from a shortness of breath, his spokesman says as quoted by the BBC. Bush, 90, was taken to the Houston Methodist Hospital as a ....

  • MENA agenda for Wednesday, December 24

    Date: 2014-12-24 04:22:34 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:3 - ID:1601533

    BEIJING, Visiting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi continues meetings with senior Chinese officials, including the prime minister and parliament speaker. BEIJING, Fifteen non-governmental agreements are to be signed with private Chinese ....

  • Iraqi president meets Palestinian amb.

    Date: 2014-12-23 18:18:48 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:157 - ID:1599917

    BAGHDAD, Dec 23 (MENA) - Iraqi President Fuad Masum met on Tuesday with Palestinian Ambassador in Baghdad Ahmed Aqel who stressed his country's support for Iraq in its fight against Daesh militant group. During the meeting, the Palestinian ....

  • 151 insurgents killed, 107 injured in Kunar fighting

    Date: 2014-12-23 16:18:52 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:135 - ID:1599157

    KABUL, Dec 23 (MENA) - At least 151 insurgent have been killed so far in the fighting with Afghan security forces and civilians over the past ten days, Khama press reported Tuesday. “17 foreign fighters who got killed have been transported across ....

  • Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar held in Pakistan

    Date: 2014-12-23 14:49:16 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:125 - ID:1598513

    KABUL, Dec 23 (MENA) - Taliban Supreme Leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is in custody of the Pakistani security forces in Karachi city of Pakistan, according to Afghanistan's Khaama Press. Spokesman for ex-President Hamid Karzai Aimal Faizi has said ....

  • Global arms treaty enters into force Wednesday

    Date: 2014-12-23 13:58:27 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:113 - ID:1597861

    GENEVA, Dec 23 (MENA) - The landmark Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will enter into force on Wednesday, the UN official site reported. To date, 130 states have signed the ATT; 60 countries including France, the UK and Germany have all pledged to adhere ....

  • 60 international reporters killed in 2014: CPJ

    Date: 2014-12-23 12:36:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:88 - ID:1597413

    WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (MENA) - At least 60 reporters have been killed around the globe in 2014, an annual review by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Tuesday. An “unusually high proportion” or about one-fourth of the international ....

  • Satellite images show 290 Syrian cultural sites damaged by civil war, UN agency says

    Date: 2014-12-23 11:44:52 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:69 - ID:1596833

    NEW YORK, Dec 23 (MENA) - Satellite imagery shows that at least 290 cultural heritage sites in Syria have been damaged by the country's civil war, a U.N. agency said Tuesday. Syria is home to archaeological treasures that span thousands of years ....

  • One killed, hundreds detained in social unrest in Gabon due to calls for ousting Gabonese president

    Date: 2014-12-23 09:37:07 GMT - Gabon - World - SN:48 - ID:1594801

    LIBREVILLE, Dec 23 (MENA) - At least one person was killed and hundreds detained in social unrest in Gabon due to calls for ousting the Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba. Gabonese Interior Minister Guy-Bertrand Mapangou accused the opposition ....

  • Tony Abbott warns terrorist attack 'likely' post Sydney siege

    Date: 2014-12-23 09:34:11 GMT - Australia - World - SN:46 - ID:1595277

    CANBERRA, Dec 23 (MENA) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said there has been a "heightened level of terror chatter" in the wake of the Martin Place siege but has resisted raising the terrorism threat level of extreme, Euronews ....

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