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  • Spain's PM visits Catalonia amid secession tension

    Date: 2014-11-29 17:18:17 GMT - Spain - World - SN:111 - ID:1437693

    MADRID, Nov 29 (MENA) - Spain's prime minister has visited the northern region of Catalonia 20 days after its government held an informal, nonbinding poll asking residents if they favored splitting from Spain, ABC news reported on ....

  • Explosion: Motorway closed after blast report

    Date: 2014-11-29 15:21:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:93 - ID:1437101

    LONDON, Nov 29 (MENA) - Police have closed the A1 motorway at Catterick in North Yorkshire after Army staff reported hearing an explosion in the early hours. Both slip roads to the area are shut and diversions are in place, with motorists warned ....

  • Taiwan premier Jiang Yi-huah quits after poll loss

    Date: 2014-11-29 15:18:13 GMT - Taiwan - World - SN:91 - ID:1436521

    TAIPEI, Nov 29 (MENA) - The Prime Minister of Taiwan, Jiang Yi-huah, has resigned after his ruling pro-China party suffered stiff defeats in local elections, the BBC news reported. The Kuomintang party (KMT) appears to have lost control of ....

  • MP: Iran, G5+1 close ranks in certain articles of final deal

    Date: 2014-11-29 15:16:31 GMT - Iran - World - SN:90 - ID:1436749

    TEHRAN, Nov 29 (MENA) - Senior member of the Iranian Majlis (Parliament) said on Saturday that in some of the articles of the final comprehensive nuclear deal Iran got closer to the viewpoints of the six major powers, the state-run IRNA news agency ....

  • Pakistan behind attacks in India, says minister

    Date: 2014-11-29 15:15:20 GMT - India - World - SN:89 - ID:1436105

    NEW DELHI, Nov 29 (MENA) - Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said state actors from Pakistan are playing a role in destabilising India, Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) reported. Mentioning the gun battle that erupted Thursday in Jammu and ....

  • Mahlab conveys greetings of El Sisi to Francophonie's leaders

    Date: 2014-11-29 15:14:34 GMT - Cote d'Ivoire - World - SN:88 - ID:1436745

    DAKAR, Nov 29 (MENA) - Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab conveyed the greetings of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to the leaders and presidents participating in summit of the International Organization of the Francophonie. El Sisi hoped also ....

  • Putin reasserts Russia's support for Palestinian rights

    Date: 2014-11-29 15:08:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:86 - ID:1436585

    MOSCOW, Nov 29 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin repeated on Saturday continued support for the Palestinian legitimate rights to establish an independent state. The Russian president made the remarks in a letter to Palestinian President ....

  • Joint Egyptian-Sino committee convened in early December

    Date: 2014-11-29 14:54:48 GMT - China - World - SN:82 - ID:1436553

    BEIJING, Nov 29 (MENA) - The joint Egyptian-Sino Committee will convene its 6th session here on December 1-2. The Egyptian side will be chaired by First Undersecretary of the Industry and Trade Ministry Mohammad Ahmed Abdel Aziz, while the Chinese ....

  • 15th session of Francophonie Summit kicks off in Senegal

    Date: 2014-11-29 14:52:00 GMT - Senegal - World - SN:78 - ID:1436433

    DAKAR, Nov 29 (MENA) - Congo's President Joseph Kabila inaugurated on Saturday the activities of the 15th session of the Francophonie Summit that is held in the Senegalese capital Dakar. Kabila is head of the current session of the summit. The ....

  • Namibia ruling party leads in early vote results

    Date: 2014-11-29 13:13:29 GMT - Namibia - World - SN:73 - ID:1436417

    WINDHOEK, Nov 29 (MENA) - The presidential candidate of Namibia's ruling party was leading by a wide margin on Saturday in preliminary results from elections that were mostly smooth despite scattered delays and the frustration of some voters who ....

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