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  • Spanish parliament adopts motion recognizing Palestinian statehood

    Date: 2014-11-18 21:58:05 GMT - Spain - World - SN:174 - ID:1361601

    MADRID, Nov 18 (MENA) - Spain's parliament adopted Tuesday a non-binding motion calling on the conservative government to recognize a Palestinian state in coordination with any similar EU move. The motion, proposed by the Socialists, calls on the ....

  • Shoukri leaves London for Copenhagen

    Date: 2014-11-18 21:49:57 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:172 - ID:1361605

    LONDON, Nov 18 (MENA) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri left London on Tuesday heading for Copenhagen, wrapping up a one-day visit to the British capital. In London, Shoukri met with British National Security Adviser Kim Barock on efforts ....

  • Doha named host for 2019 World Athletics Championships

    Date: 2014-11-18 21:12:11 GMT - Qatar - World - SN:168 - ID:1361285

    MONACO, Nov 18 (MENA) – Doha won a competition on Tuesday to host the 2019 World Athletics Championships, beating competitors Barcelona and Eugene in the U.S. Doha will be the first Gulf and Middle East city to host the championships. The ....

  • Germany to keep 850 soldiers in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-11-18 21:02:45 GMT - Germany - World - SN:167 - ID:1361485

    BERLIN, Nov 18 (MENA) - Germany plans to keep up to 850 soldiers in Afghanistan next year to help train local armed forces, a German defense ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. A slightly larger contingent than it had previously expected, Germany ....

  • Ex-U.K. minister sparks controversy over Al Quds synagogue attack

    Date: 2014-11-18 20:20:04 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:164 - ID:1361253

    LONDON, Nov 18 (MENA) - Former U.K. Cabinet Minister Sayeeda Warsi has stirred a twitter tiff over a comparison she made between occupation actions against Palestinians and attacks against Israeli settlers. “Israeli extremists storm Al Aqsa & ....

  • 10,000 Iraqis killed since beginning of year: UN

    Date: 2014-11-18 20:06:56 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:162 - ID:1361293

    NEW YORK, Nov 18 (MENA) – About 10,000 Iraqis were killed and 20,000 others injured since the start of the year, the United Nations said on Tuesday, expressing readiness to send a panel to Iraq to probe Daesh militant group's crimes. Daesh ....

  • French PM to visit Chad, Niger Friday

    Date: 2014-11-18 19:57:29 GMT - France - World - SN:161 - ID:1361189

    PARIS, Nov 18 (MENA) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will start Friday a two-day tour in Africa including Chad and Niger to visit the French forces there. This is the second official trip of Valls outside Europe. French Defense Minister ....

  • 300 Kazakh nationals fight for Daesh

    Date: 2014-11-18 19:54:26 GMT - Kazakhstan - World - SN:160 - ID:1361261

    ASTANA, Nov 18 (MENA) - Kazakhstan's intelligence agency has estimated that there are around 300 Kazakh nationals fighting with Daesh militant group in Iraq and Syria, around half of whom women. The chairman of the Kazakh National Security ....

  • Prince Harry starts 3-day visit to Oman

    Date: 2014-11-18 19:28:04 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:157 - ID:1361109

    LONDON, Nov 18 (MENA) – Prince Harry started Tuesday a three-day visit to Oman in response to an invitation by Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. The 30-year-old prince is on the first leg of a three-day tour to Oman, the Daily Mail ....

  • New EU measures after Dutch and UK bird flu cases

    Date: 2014-11-18 19:23:29 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:155 - ID:1361129

    BRUSSELS, Nov 18 (MENA) - The European Commission has adopted protective measures to try to contain a bird flu outbreak after new cases were reported in the UK and the Netherlands, the BBC has reported. The measures include killing animals in ....

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