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  • Top Hong Kong official urges students to leave protests

    Date: 2014-12-10 20:26:00 GMT - China - World - SN:150 - ID:1512985

    BEIJING, Dec 10 (MENA) - The top civil servant in Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, has urged students to vacate the main protest camp on the eve of its expected clearance, the BBC news reported. The authorities are preparing to clear the Admiralty camp on ....

  • China needs over 5,300 new aircraft in the next 20 years

    Date: 2014-12-10 20:22:29 GMT - China - World - SN:148 - ID:1513153

    BEIJING, Dec 10 (MENA) - Airbus forecasts that China will need over 5,300 new passenger aircraft and freighters from 2014 to 2033, with a total market value of US$ 820 billion. It represents 17 per cent of the world total demand for over 31,000 new ....

  • US embassy warns of possible violent acts against US nationals in Pakistan

    Date: 2014-12-10 20:20:14 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:146 - ID:1513149

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 10 (MENA) - The US Embassy in Islamabad warned American citizens in Pakistan of the potential for anti-US protests and violence after the committee's findings were released. US embassies in Afghanistan and Thailand -- countries where ....

  • Daily Beast unveils what torture report kept hidden

    Date: 2014-12-10 19:41:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:143 - ID:1512805

    WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (MENA) - The Daily Beast said there’s much about the CIA’s interrogation, rendition, and detention programs that the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report doesn’t address. "None of the interrogators were interviewed. ....

  • N. Korea to have 20 nuke bombs by 2016: US expert

    Date: 2014-12-10 19:32:21 GMT - south korea - World - SN:140 - ID:1512937

    SEOUL, Dec 10 (MENA) - A renowned US nuclear scientist said Wednesday that North Korea would possess some 20 nuclear bombs by 2016, and it could conduct several rounds of detonation tests to miniaturize nuclear warheads, Yonhap news agency ....

  • China's human rights status improved: spokesman

    Date: 2014-12-10 19:23:33 GMT - China - World - SN:134 - ID:1512949

    BEIJING, Dec 10 (MENA) - China's human rights status has continuously improved, a spokesman said on Human Rights Day on Wednesday. China attaches great importance to promoting and protecting human rights and has given priority to the 1.3 billion ....

  • West seeks to present Russia as aggressor against Ukraine- Russian army chief

    Date: 2014-12-10 18:57:10 GMT - Russia - World - SN:130 - ID:1512493

    MOSCOW, Dec 10 (MENA) - Western countries are actively seeking to shape Russia’s image as a blatant aggressor against Ukraine, Itar-Tass news agency cited Chief of Russian General Staff General Valery Gerasimov as saying Wednesday. "Poorly made ....

  • Afghan President shocked by CIA human rights violations

    Date: 2014-12-10 18:13:28 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:123 - ID:1512645

    KABUL, Dec 10 (MENA) - Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned detainees’ torture by a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) detention facility, Khaama Press reported Wednesday. Speaking during a television address, President Ghani ....

  • France vows EUR 89m for UN humanitarian aid

    Date: 2014-12-10 17:52:24 GMT - France - World - SN:116 - ID:1512125

    PARIS, Dec 10 (MENA) – France will continue its support for UN humanitarian agencies which aim to assist the people in need, French Foreign Ministry spokesperson Romain Nadal said. He added that France will provide 89 million Euros for UN ....

  • Scotland police to investigate CIA torture report

    Date: 2014-12-10 17:30:43 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:109 - ID:1512217

    LONDON, Dec 10 (MENA) - Police of Scotland are to consider a report on the CIA's treatment of al-Qaeda suspects as part of its probe into rendition flights, the BBC reported on Wednesday. The US Senate report said that the CIA carried out ....

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