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  • Donetsk official hopes Ukraine to release 800 prisoners under exchange plan

    Date: 2014-12-13 17:15:50 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:93 - ID:1529921

    KIEV, Dec 13 (MENA) - Authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic hope for a release from Ukrainian captivity of more than 800 people under the 'everyone for everyone' formula, the Russian TASS quoted a deputy speaker of the DPR ....

  • Medvedev discusses with Kazakhstan’s PM economic cooperation

    Date: 2014-12-13 17:15:01 GMT - Kazakhstan - World - SN:92 - ID:1529937

    ASTANA, Dec 13 (MENA) - Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had a meeting in Alma-Ata head of Kazakhstan’s government Karim Maximov, Tass quoted the Russian government’s site as saying on Saturday. The prime ministers discussed economic ....

  • Indian police arrest owner of pro-Islamic State Twitter account: paper

    Date: 2014-12-13 16:59:32 GMT - India - World - SN:91 - ID:1529781

    NEW DELHI, Dec. 13 (MENA) - Indian police have arrested a 24-year-old man believed to be behind an influential pro-Islamic State (DAESH) Twitter account followed by many jihadist fighters, officials say. Mehdi Masroor Biswas is alleged to be ....

  • Taliban claims responsibility for 3 deadly attacks in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-12-13 16:40:26 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:89 - ID:1529261

    KABUL, Dec 13 (MENA) – Taliban group claimed responsibility Saturday for killing 12 landmine clearers on a day of attacks that saw at least eight other people killed. Twelve other mine clearers were injured when the Taliban struck in Helmand ....

  • UK airspace manager calls glitch unprecedented

    Date: 2014-12-13 16:14:15 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:87 - ID:1529573

    LONDON, Dec 13 (MENA) - An unprecedented computer systems failure touched off the recent mayhem that caused delays and canceled flights for thousands of passengers, the U.K.-based air traffic management company said Saturday. In its first ....

  • Sierra Leone bans Christmas and New Year gatherings over Ebola risk

    Date: 2014-12-13 15:39:00 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:82 - ID:1529457

    LONDON, Dec 13 (MENA) - Christmas and New Year gatherings have been banned by the government throughout Sierra Leone for fear the Ebola virus will be spread to rural villages as people go home to celebrate, The Guardian reported. The edict, which ....

  • 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 ....

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