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  • Central African rebels release several hostages

    Date: 2014-11-26 18:49:48 GMT - Central African Republic - World - SN:149 - ID:1418817

    BANGUI, Nov 26 (MENA) - Several hostages, including a Polish priest, have been released after being held by rebels in Central African Republic, Fox News reported Wednesday. Cameroon said in a statement that special forces secured the release of ....

  • Siberian airliner passengers help push icebound jet to runway

    Date: 2014-11-26 18:44:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:144 - ID:1418577

    MOSCOW, Nov 26 (MENA) - Dozens of airline passengers in the northern Russian city of Igarka have shown a remarkable sense of humour and readiness to lend a hand by helping the local airport’s tug-truck roll their ice-bound plane onto the Siberian ....

  • Arms Trade Treaty to confirm EU obligations on arms passage - Russian diplomat

    Date: 2014-11-26 18:14:33 GMT - Russia - World - SN:132 - ID:1418241

    MOSCOW, Nov 26 (MENA) - Moscow welcomed the Arms Trade Treaty's (ATT) entry into force on December 24, adding this would confirm the European Union's legal obligations concerning the passage of weapons to third countries in light of the conflict in ....

  • Top Chinese legislator starts Mexico visit

    Date: 2014-11-26 18:11:17 GMT - China - World - SN:130 - ID:1418041

    MEXICO CITY, Nov 25 (MENA) - China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang on Tuesday arrived in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, to start an official goodwill visit intended to boost bilateral relations, particularly the legislative ties, official sources in ....

  • Powerful earthquake strikes off northern Indonesia

    Date: 2014-11-26 18:09:34 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:129 - ID:1418237

    JAKARTA, Nov 26 (MENA) - A powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of northern Indonesia, but officials said a tsunami is unlikely, Fox News reported. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.0 quake hit late Wednesday about 150 ....

  • Canada pledges $500m in development aid to Afghanistan by 2017

    Date: 2014-11-26 17:59:11 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:125 - ID:1418029

    KABUL, Nov 26 (MENA) - The government of Canada has pledged over USD 500 million in development to Afghanistan by 2017, Khaama Press reported on Wednesday. Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Consular of Canada has said the ....

  • Indian foreign ministry denies talks with Pakistan

    Date: 2014-11-26 17:57:27 GMT - India - World - SN:121 - ID:1418033

    NEW DELHI, Nov 26 (MENA) - There was no meeting planned between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Shraif as of Wednesday, Indo-Asian news agency reported. “We have not received any request from Pakistan,” ....

  • Two FBI agents shot at barricaded home near Ferguson

    Date: 2014-11-26 17:56:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:120 - ID:1418037

    NEW YORK, Nov 26 (MENA) - Two FBI agents were shot at a barricaded home not far from the protest-wracked St. Louis suburb of Ferguson early Wednesday, police said. An FBI official told NBC News that it may have been an attempt at "suicide by cop," ....

  • US drone strike kills at least eight in northwest of Pakistan

    Date: 2014-11-26 17:33:28 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:115 - ID:1417725

    ISLAMABAD, Nov 26 (MENA) - A US drone strike killed at least eight suspected militants in Pakistan's restive tribal belt on Wednesday, the Geo News cited security officials as saying. The unmanned aircraft hit a compound in Kund Sar village, 60 ....

  • UK home secretary to publish new anti-terror powers

    Date: 2014-11-26 11:59:30 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:57 - ID:1414797

    LONDON, Nov 26 (MENA) - New measures to tackle terrorism are to be unveiled by the home secretary, days after she said the UK faces a "greater" terror threat than ever before, according to the BBC. Theresa May is to publish a new ....

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