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  • Nasser 'landmark' in Egypt history - amb.

    Date: 2014-12-18 13:17:33 GMT - France - World - SN:60 - ID:1564137

    PARIS, Dec 18 (MENA) - Late Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser was a landmark in the Arab world and Egypt's history, Egypt's Ambassador to France Ihab Badawi said on Thursday. Abdel-Nasser's role was pivotal in the Middle East, Arab world and ....

  • Australian PM orders inquiry into Sydney siege

    Date: 2014-12-18 06:33:07 GMT - Australia - World - SN:11 - ID:1561349

    SYDNEY, Dec 18 (MENA) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ordered an urgent inquiry into the deadly Martin Place siege as authorities faced fierce scrutiny over why the gunman was free despite the raft of serious criminal charges against ....

  • Afghan official says suicide car bomb kills police officer, wounds 3

    Date: 2014-12-18 06:32:40 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:10 - ID:1561341

    KABUL, Dec 18 (MENA) - An Afghan official says a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle as it was being followed by police on the outskirts of the capital Kabul, killing a police officer and wounding three others, according to Fox News. Hashmat ....

  • Cuba's Raul Castro urges US to lift trade embargo

    Date: 2014-12-18 06:28:23 GMT - Cuba - World - SN:9 - ID:1561401

    HAVANA, Dec 18 (MENA) - Cuban President Raul Castro has urged the US to end its trade embargo after the two countries opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations, the BBC reported. He said the five-decade embargo "caused enormous human ....

  • UNESCO slams Peshawar school attack

    Date: 2014-12-18 05:17:45 GMT - France - World - SN:4 - ID:1561185

    PARIS, Dec 18 (MENA) - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova on Wednesday expressed her outrage and distress over the attack on a school in Pakistan’s Peshawar city in which 148 people, including 132 students, were killed. “Less than a week after ....

  • Voicing opposition not equal treason, US tells Turkey after crackdown

    Date: 2014-12-17 22:10:11 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:155 - ID:1560693

    ANKARA, Dec 17 (MENA) - The US has reiterated its criticism of a recent government-backed police operation in Turkey in which several journalists were detained, stressing that voicing opposition does not equal conspiracy or treason, two accusations ....

  • Gunman shot three persons in West Los Angeles

    Date: 2014-12-17 21:02:44 GMT - USA - World - SN:149 - ID:1560805

    WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (MENA) - Los Angeles police are hunting for a gunman after three people were shot Wednesday in the western part of the city, Fox News reported Wednesday. The gunman, identified as a Hispanic male wearing a black hooded ....

  • Medvedev asks exporter companies to sell currency revenues ‘rhythmically’

    Date: 2014-12-17 19:58:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:141 - ID:1560477

    MOSCOW, Dec 17 (MENA) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has addressed the heads of exporter companies with a reminder the sales of hard currency earnings should be rhythmic and stable. According to the government’s press-service, at ....

  • Britain says to continue banning Hamas

    Date: 2014-12-17 19:12:10 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:136 - ID:1560293

    LONDON, Dec 17 (MENA) - The British government said it will continue banning Hamas and freezing its assets, said a statement by the Foreign and the Commonwealth Office. "Today’s EU General Court judgment is procedural and does not mean the EU ....

  • Pakistani PM vows to wipe out 'terrorism'

    Date: 2014-12-17 17:38:46 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:123 - ID:1559529

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (MENA) - Pakistan's prime minister has vowed to rid his country of terrorism after a Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar killed 141 people, mostly children, the BBC news reported. Nawaz Sharif spoke after talks between ....

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