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  • Lavrov: Middle East settlement requires urgent measures to prevent degrading of situation

    Date: 2014-12-15 07:10:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:15 - ID:1538765

    MOSCOW, Dec 15 (MENA) - Middle-East settlement requires urgent steps to prevent the situation from degrading, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said at a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, according to Tass News Agency. “The ....

  • 13 killed, including 3 Chinese workers, in accident at plant construction site in Ecuador

    Date: 2014-12-15 07:07:48 GMT - Ecuador - World - SN:14 - ID:1538721

    QUITO, Dec 15 (MENA) - A sudden collapse at the site of Ecuador's largest-ever infrastructure project killed 13 people and injured a dozen more, Fox News quoted officials as sayin Sunday. The Chinese embassy in Quito confirmed that 10 Ecuadorean ....

  • S.Korea FM to visit Israel, Palestine next week

    Date: 2014-12-15 07:05:15 GMT - south korea - World - SN:13 - ID:1538797

    SEOUL, Dec 15 (MENA) - South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se plans to visit Israel and Palestine next week to discuss ways to help resolve security issues in the Middle Eastern region, Yonhap news agency reported quoting a government official ....

  • 11 dead in central China fire

    Date: 2014-12-15 07:00:11 GMT - China - World - SN:12 - ID:1538729

    BEIJING, Dec 15 (MENA) - At least 11 persons were killed in a fire that erupted at a bar in central China's Henan Province Monday. Twenty-four people were rushed to hospital with wounds from the flames that broke out in the Huangguan karaoke bar ....

  • Hong Kong police clear last pro-democracy protest site

    Date: 2014-12-15 06:58:48 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:11 - ID:1538761

    VICTORIA, Dec 15 (MENA) - Hong Kong authorities arrested several pro-democracy activists on Monday as they cleared the last of three protest sites, marking the closure of demonstration camps in the city that have blocked streets for more than two ....

  • Death toll reaches 37 in Indonesia mudslide

    Date: 2014-12-15 06:39:56 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:9 - ID:1538693

    JAKARTA, Dec 15 (MENA) - At least 37 people are now known to have died in Indonesia after more than 100 homes were swept away by mud gushing into Jemblung village in the centre of Java province, Euronews reported. Hundreds of people have been ....

  • Australian PM condemns Sydney hostage siege

    Date: 2014-12-15 06:35:25 GMT - Australia - World - SN:8 - ID:1538681

    CANBERRA, Dec 15 (MENA) - Australian PM Tony Abbott described the attack on Sydney cafe and detention of hostages as "terrifying" and said it could be politically motivated, the BBC reported. Abbott said: "I can think of almost nothing more ....

  • Obama briefed on Martin Place hostage situation, White House says

    Date: 2014-12-15 06:26:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:1538641

    WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (MENA) - US president Barack Obama has been briefed about the Sydney siege situation, ABC News said Monday, quoting the White House official. He discussed the situation with his top counter-terrorism advisor, Lisa ....

  • Thousands flood Cologne streets in protest against racism

    Date: 2014-12-14 22:28:56 GMT - Germany - World - SN:157 - ID:1538253

    BERLIN, Dec 14 (MENA) - Some 15,000 people marched through Cologne on Sunday afternoon under the motto “You are Cologne, no Nazis here,” Russia Today reported. The demonstrations, organized in response to the recent spike in anti-Muslim and ....

  • Paris, Berlin urge Poroshenko to press ahead with reforms

    Date: 2014-12-14 22:14:48 GMT - France - World - SN:155 - ID:1538233

    PARIS, Dec 14 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande urged Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko on Sunday to press ahead with reforms to facilitate an economic recovery and access to foreign aid. Merkel's ....

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