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  • Hong Kong to shut down last protest site

    Date: 2014-12-13 15:22:23 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:77 - ID:1529265

    VICTORIA, Dec 13 (MENA) - Hong Kong police said Saturday that they would clear out the third and final pro-democracy protest camp next week, putting an end to demonstrations that have blocked traffic in the southern Chinese city's streets for 2 1/2 ....

  • Qatar 'broke promise to US over Guantanamo detainee'

    Date: 2014-12-13 15:20:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:75 - ID:1529285

    LONDON, Dec 13 (MENA) - Qatar broke an "explicit" promise by allowing a former Guantánamo detainee who had trained with al-Qaeda to leave the country and visit Britain, a new report has found, The Telegraph reported. Jarallah al-Marri, who ....

  • Michael Fallon: Hundreds of British troops will go to Iraq

    Date: 2014-12-13 15:18:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:74 - ID:1529289

    LONDON, Dec 13 (MENA) - Hundreds of British troops will be sent to Iraq next month, Michael Fallon, the Defense Secretary, has announced, as the war against Islamic State enters a new phase. In an interview with The Telegraph, Fallon says the ....

  • Passengers and airlines left furious as London airspace closes after computer error

    Date: 2014-12-13 14:55:37 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:70 - ID:1528833

    LONDON, Dec 13 (MENA) - With tens of thousands of airline passengers in the wrong places, and aviation disruption set to continue into the weekend, the air-traffic control firm Nats faces fury from airlines, passengers and the Transport Secretary ....

  • Taliban kills 12 de-miners in Afghanistan’s Helmand

    Date: 2014-12-13 14:10:41 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:62 - ID:1528581

    KABUL, Dec 13 (MENA) - The Taliban militants have shot dead at least 12 de-miners in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported on Saturday. According to local government officials, the incident took place on Saturday noon in ....

  • Afghan parliament to reject ministers with dual nationality

    Date: 2014-12-13 14:10:29 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:61 - ID:1528597

    KABUL, Dec 13 (MENA) - Lawmakers in the Lower House of Parliament – Wolesi Jirga called on the government of national unity not to introduce ministers with dual nationality to receive vote of confidence. The decision was unanimously approved by ....

  • Turkish press council expresses concerns over reports on possible arrest of 150 journalists

    Date: 2014-12-13 14:10:04 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:60 - ID:1528137

    ANKARA, Dec. 13 (MENA) – The Turkish Press Council expressed concerns about reports regarding possible arrests of 400 persons, including 150 journalists, in three main cities in Turkey in an attempt to cover a corruption and bribe scandal disclosed ....

  • Erdogan vows to continue fight against 'parallel state'

    Date: 2014-12-13 14:00:30 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:58 - ID:1528589

    ANKARA, Dec 13 (MENA) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to continue fight against what he called "the parallel state" saying "it aims to stop a strong and growing Turkey". Erdogan made the remarks during a meeting with the Chairman of ....

  • Lieberman: Not ruling out 'Buji' or Bibi

    Date: 2014-12-13 13:41:38 GMT - Israel - World - SN:53 - ID:1528129

    GAZA CITY, Dec 13 (MENA) - Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said at a cultural event in Tel Aviv on Saturday that "while he genuinely welcomes the Livni-Herzog union" he considers it a "missed opportunity". The Foreign Minister said that the two ....

  • 54 militants killed during operations led by Afghan army

    Date: 2014-12-13 11:41:52 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:36 - ID:1527777

    KABUL, Dec 13 (MENA) - At least 54 militants were killed following a series of operations across the country in the past 48 hours, Khaama Press reported. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were conducted by Afghan National Army (ANA) ....

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