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  • Kerry summons Netanyahu to Rome for urgent meeting before PA bid to UN

    Date: 2014-12-10 16:06:47 GMT - Israel - World - SN:89 - ID:1511629

    GAZA CITY, Dec 10 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has summoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to an urgent meeting next Monday ahead of a United Nations Security Council vote in two weeks on a Palestinian Authority timetable to ....

  • WB offers $90 mln emergency grant to Yemen

    Date: 2014-12-10 15:59:10 GMT - Yemen - World - SN:87 - ID:1511473

    SANAA, Dec 10 (MENA) - The World Bank (WB) Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved an emergency grant of US$million to reinforce the Yemeni government program designed to protect the most vulnerable segment of the population, according to The ....

  • British jet hits Daesh depot

    Date: 2014-12-10 15:08:11 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:78 - ID:1511077

    LONDON, Dec 10 (MENA) - A British jet has hit a Daesh depot in Anbar, Iraq. The UK Ministry of Defence said the Tornado GR4s aircraft had used a Paveway guided bomb to attack the target. (MENA) MI/MOH ....

  • U.N. expert: U.S. officials must be prosecuted for CIA torture

    Date: 2014-12-10 14:30:28 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:72 - ID:1510389

    GENEVA, Dec 10 (MENA) - Senior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, a top United Nations special investigator said Wednesday, according to CBC ....

  • Daesh has materials needed to build dirty bomb

    Date: 2014-12-10 14:29:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:70 - ID:1510769

    WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (MENA) - Experts say that the Daesh terrorist group have acquired the materials necessary to make a dirty bomb - a device that uses radiological or chemical materials along with conventional explosive, Newsweek reported on ....

  • UN investigator calls for prosecuting Bush-era torture crimes

    Date: 2014-12-10 14:23:00 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:68 - ID:1510373

    CAIRO, Dec 10 (MENA) - Ben Emerson, UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, has called for prosecution of those responsible for torturing terrorism suspects. “It ....

  • 3,419 die in Mediterranean in 2014 trying to reach Europe: UN

    Date: 2014-12-10 12:40:34 GMT - Italy - World - SN:43 - ID:1508773

    ROME, Dec 10 (MENA) - At least 3,419 migrants have lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea since January, said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday, according to Ansamed. The UN agency also reported that in ....

  • Venezuela's armed forces shoot down two planes

    Date: 2014-12-10 12:18:13 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:38 - ID:1509557

    CARACAS, Dec 10 (MENA) - Venezuela's armed forces have shot down two unidentified planes violating the country's airspace, Venezuela's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez posted on his Twitter account, according to ITAR TASS. The minister ....

  • Iran, P5+1 to hold next round of talks at deputy level: Zarif

    Date: 2014-12-10 10:36:00 GMT - Iran - World - SN:21 - ID:1508245

    TEHRAN, Dec 10 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the next round of talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group will be held at the deputy level, Press TV reported. We are working to determine a date in December for the ....

  • 8 insurgents killed, 31 IEDs seized during Afghan army operations

    Date: 2014-12-10 09:47:14 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:15 - ID:1507917

    KABUL, Dec 10 (MENA) - At least eight insurgents were killed and a number of others were wounded following military operations conducted by the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in the past 24 hours, Khaama Press reported. The Ministry of Defense ....

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