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  • US defense secretary submits resignation - Pentagon official

    Date: 2014-11-24 17:29:48 GMT - USA - World - SN:121 - ID:1401629

    WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (MENA) - A Pentagon official on Monday said US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted a resignation letter to President Barack Obama, who decided to accept it. The official, who declined to be named, added that Hagel accepted ....

  • Putin phones Rouhani, offers unilateral removal of anti-Iran sanctions

    Date: 2014-11-24 17:13:17 GMT - Iran - World - SN:120 - ID:1401725

    TEHRAN, Nov 24 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Monday proposed to lift the anti-Iran sanctions in a unilateral and gradual process, Fars News Agency reported ....

  • UK minister for Med. East welcomes pres. polls in Tunisia

    Date: 2014-11-24 16:57:25 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:115 - ID:1401749

    LONDON, Nov 24 (MENA) - British Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood has welcomed completion of voting in first democratic Presidential elections in Tunisia. "The good turnout and peaceful voting showed once again the desire of the ....

  • Russia can lose over $130 billion due to sanctions fall in oil prices- minister

    Date: 2014-11-24 16:54:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:113 - ID:1401745

    MOSCOW, Nov 24 (MENA) - Russia’s economy can lose at least Dlr 40 billion due to the geopolitical sanctions and Dlr 90-100 billion due to the fall in oil prices, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday, TASS news agency ....

  • Hagel retreats from Pentagon, Obama accepts

    Date: 2014-11-24 16:52:36 GMT - USA - World - SN:110 - ID:1401325

    WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (MENA) - US senior administration officials confirms "Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down," ABC News reported. US President Barack Obama will announce Hagel's departure Monday morning from the White House's State ....

  • Canadian FM strongly condemns suicide attack in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-11-24 16:51:58 GMT - Canada - World - SN:109 - ID:1401341

    OTTAWA, Nov 24 (MENA) - Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird condemned a suicide attack that targeted a volleyball match in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province, Khaama News Agency reported. "Canada condemns in strongest terms the suicide ....

  • Chinese premier meets his Bavarian counterpart

    Date: 2014-11-24 16:30:06 GMT - China - World - SN:107 - ID:1401301

    BEIJING, Nov 24 (MENA) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met on Monday with Horst Seehofer, Prime Minister of Bavaria, Germany, in Beijing. Chinese sources said Li hailed the development in China-Germany relations, calling on the two sides to maintain ....

  • Hagel to Be stepping down as US defense chief under pressure

    Date: 2014-11-24 16:22:29 GMT - USA - World - SN:99 - ID:1400641

    WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team ....

  • UK: 'Severe' terror threat requires new powers

    Date: 2014-11-24 14:41:33 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:94 - ID:1399141

    LONDON, Nov 24 (MENA) - Britain's interior minister said Monday that the country faces its greatest-ever threat from terrorism, as she announced measures to control suspects, strengthen online scrutiny and prevent insurance companies from paying ....

  • Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program extended to mid-2015, U.K. says

    Date: 2014-11-24 13:56:29 GMT - Austria - World - SN:86 - ID:1400101

    VIENNA, Nov 24 (MENA) - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Monday afternoon that negotiations between six world powers and Iran over the latter's nuclear program would be extended until June 30, 2015. He added, however, that the goal ....

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