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  • Libyan Al Qaeda leader detained in Turkey

    Date: 2014-12-04 13:32:07 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:73 - ID:1470385

    ANKARA, Dec 4 (MENA) - Abd al-Baset Azzouz, the leader of the Al Qaeda in Libya, was detained in northwestern Turkey after he entered the country with a fake passport. According to the authorities, Azzouz was reportedly detained Nov 13 in Yalova ....

  • S. Korea holds anti-terror drills ahead of regional summit

    Date: 2014-12-04 13:25:48 GMT - south korea - World - SN:70 - ID:1470549

    SEOUL, Dec 4 (MENA) - South Korea held anti-terror drills on Thursday as it strengthened its security posture ahead of next week's regional summit with 10 Asian countries, officials said. Some 200 security officials, including police and ....

  • 2014 may be the hottest year on record

    Date: 2014-12-04 12:25:55 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:65 - ID:1470421

    CAIRO, Dec 4 (MENA) - This year is on track to be one of the hottest, if not the hottest, year on record, a UN agency reported Wednesday, citing preliminary estimates. The estimates were released by the World Meteorological Organization to coincide ....

  • UNESCO chief calls for protection of Iraq, Syria cultural zones

    Date: 2014-12-04 10:20:01 GMT - France - World - SN:42 - ID:1468757

    PARIS, Dec 4 (MENA) - Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova called for the creation of "protected cultural zones" to save heritage sites in conflict-torn Iraq and Syria that were at risk ....

  • French president, Algerian PM discuss boosting economic ties, Sahel-Saharan strip situation

    Date: 2014-12-04 08:23:27 GMT - France - World - SN:25 - ID:1467573

    PARIS, Dec 4 (MENA) – French President Francois Hollande will receive on Thursday Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal to discuss ways of fostering bilateral relations in economic and investment fields as well as the situation in the ....

  • Thousands of Syrians stranded in Turkish minefield: HRW

    Date: 2014-12-04 08:06:47 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:21 - ID:1467749

    LONDON, Dec 4 (MENA) - A human rights watchdog urged Turkey Wednesday to remove from its border with Syria land mines which have killed three people and wounded nine among more than 2,000 Syrian refugees camped in a minefield. Human Rights Watch ....

  • WHO: Ebola spreading intensely in Sierra Leone

    Date: 2014-12-04 07:33:50 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:18 - ID:1467561

    NEW YORK, Dec 4 (MENA) - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has risen to 6,070 out of 17,145 cases as of Nov. 30, and the virus continues to spread intensely across Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, according ....

  • White House unable to list qualifications of Obama's choice for U.S. ambassador to Hungary

    Date: 2014-12-04 07:26:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:1467605

    WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (MENA) - The White House struggled on Tuesday to defend Colleen Bell, President Barack Obama's choice for U.S. ambassador to Hungary but failed. Bell, a top Obama reelection campaign bundler and a producer of the soap opera The ....

  • US court orders execution stay for mentally ill man

    Date: 2014-12-04 05:45:05 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:1467301

    WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (MENA) - A US appeals court has halted the execution of a schizophrenic Texas inmate who was due to be put to death on Wednesday, CNN reported. The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals granted the reprieve less than eight hours ....

  • ICC ultimatum over Kenyan leader Uhuru Kenyatta's case

    Date: 2014-12-03 22:37:00 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:167 - ID:1467129

    HAGUE, Dec 3 (MENA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) has given prosecutors a one-week deadline to bring evidence against Kenya's president or to drop charges, the BBC news reported Wednesday. Further delays in President Uhuru Kenyatta's ....

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