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  • 4 killed as severe weather slams southern US

    Date: 2014-12-24 19:32:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:176 - ID:1608229

    WASHINGTON, Dec 24 (MENA) - Severe weather slamming the southern U.S. two days before Christmas killed at least four people, flipped cars, knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and businesses, Fox News reported. In Mississippi, ....

  • China urges restraint over alleged Sony hacking

    Date: 2014-12-24 18:41:34 GMT - China - World - SN:167 - ID:1607649

    BEIJING, Dec 24 (MENA) - China called for all parties involved to keep restraint over the alleged cyber attack on the US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Xinhua cited a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman as saying Wednesday. "We hope all parties ....

  • Regional problems will not be solved without Iran: Amr Moussa

    Date: 2014-12-24 18:03:15 GMT - Iran - World - SN:164 - ID:1607813

    TEHRAN, Dec 24 (MENA) - Former Secretary-General of the Arab League Amr Moussa on Wednesday hailed Iran's major role in the regional and international issues, saying that regional problems will not be solved without Iran, IRNA news agency reported. ....

  • Russia to expand military cooperation in Latin America: Defense ministry

    Date: 2014-12-24 17:31:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:156 - ID:1607613

    MOSCOW, Dec 24 (MENA) - Russia plans on expanding its military and technical cooperation with Latin America by creating ports and using local airports, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Wednesday, according to Sputnik news ....

  • German Ebola treatment center officially opened in Liberia

    Date: 2014-12-24 17:02:27 GMT - Liberia - World - SN:145 - ID:1607477

    MONROVIA, Dec 24 (MENA) - Liberia has hailed the official opening of its first German Ebola treatment center, Deutsche Welle reported. The ceremony took place one day after global health officials announced that the Ebola death toll had passed ....

  • Middle East tourism rebounds - UNWTO

    Date: 2014-12-24 15:15:09 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:130 - ID:1606785

    CAIRO, Dec 24 (MENA) - Tourism rates in Middle East went up by 4 percent in the first 10 months of 2014, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said in a statement. Over 1.1 billion tourists are expected to have traveled around the ....

  • Global arms trade deal takes effect

    Date: 2014-12-24 14:35:33 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:119 - ID:1606361

    NEW YORK, Dec 24 (MENA) - A global arms trade treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar business has come into force - a move hailed as "a new chapter" by UN chief Ban Ki-moon, according to the BBC. He said he hoped the treaty would help prevent ....

  • Iraqi president invited to visit Iran

    Date: 2014-12-24 14:01:18 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:110 - ID:1605261

    BAGHDAD, Dec 24 (MENA) - Iraqi President Foad Masum received an invitation to visit Iran, during a meeting in Baghdad with head of Iran's Islamic Shura council Ali Larijani, who arrived on Wednesday morning in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The Iraqi ....

  • Britain on alert over hit-and-run terrorists following France attacks

    Date: 2014-12-24 12:50:24 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:86 - ID:1604669

    LONDON, Dec 24 (MENA) - Britain is on alert for Daesh terrorists seeking to launch attacks in crowded public spaces during Christmas after three incidents in France in the past four days, the Times reported. On Monday a man drove a van into a ....

  • India imposes curfew after Rebels kill dozens in Assam

    Date: 2014-12-24 12:00:04 GMT - India - World - SN:78 - ID:1604621

    NEW DELHI, Dec 24 (MENA) - India has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in parts of the north-eastern state of Assam, after suspected tribal guerrillas killed 56 people in a series of attacks in retaliation for an offensive against the militants, ....

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