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  • Australia's Parliament House lifts short-lived veil ban

    Date: 2014-10-20 19:49:47 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:144 - ID:1165933

    LONDON, Oct 20 (MENA) - Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burkas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened, the Daily Telegraph reported. The government department that runs ....

  • Polish FM: EU is not planning to soften sanctions against Russia

    Date: 2014-10-20 19:25:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:140 - ID:1165913

    MOSCOW, Oct 20 (MENA) - The European Union is not planning to soften its sanctions imposed on Russia over its policy in Ukraine, Itar-Tass quoted Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna as saying after an EU Council meeting on Monday. It would ....

  • Patriarch Ibrahim Ishaq content over Synod assembly outcomes

    Date: 2014-10-20 18:33:16 GMT - Italy - World - SN:134 - ID:1165281

    VATICAN CITY, Oct 20 (MENA) - Patriarch Ibrahim Ishaq of the Coptic Catholics in Egypt expressed on Monday his content over the outcomes of Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops held in Vatican City. The assembly was held ....

  • Iran ready to coop. with UN in fighting terrorism: Official

    Date: 2014-10-20 17:32:07 GMT - Iran - World - SN:124 - ID:1165093

    TEHRAN, Oct 20 (MENA) - A high-ranking Iranian official has voiced the Islamic Republic’s readiness to cooperate with the United Nations in the fight against terrorist groups operating in the region, including Syria, Press TV reported Monday. “The ....

  • Seoul to send team to Ebola-hit Africa in early November

    Date: 2014-10-20 17:23:31 GMT - south korea - World - SN:120 - ID:1165089

    SEOUL, Oct 20 (MENA) - Government officials said that South Korea plans to send an advance team of government officials to Ebola-hit West African countries in early November in an effort to support global efforts to fight the deadly virus, Yonhap ....

  • UK anti-Daesh airstrikes continue in Iraq

    Date: 2014-10-20 17:21:30 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:119 - ID:1164869

    LONDON, Oct 20 (MENA) - British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against Desh. RAF Tornados were involved in further successful airstrikes on Daesh terrorists who had attacked an Iraqi ....

  • UNESCO Executive Board starts 195th session

    Date: 2014-10-20 17:18:31 GMT - France - World - SN:117 - ID:1164393

    PARIS, Oct 20 (MENA) - UNESCO's Executive Board Chairman Mohamed Sameh Amr opens Monday the 195th session in Paris. Amr, who is also the Permanent Delegate of Egypt to UNESCO, said education is the foundation of peace, adding that two defenders on ....

  • UNESCO's executive board 195th session kicks off in Paris

    Date: 2014-10-20 17:14:35 GMT - France - World - SN:114 - ID:1164865

    PARIS, Oct 20 (MENA) - Permanent Delegate of Egypt to UNESCO and Chairman of the organization’s executive board Mohamed Sameh Amr opened on Monday the 195th session of the Executive Board. In his opening remarks, Amr said education is the base ....

  • OIC chief says recognizing women's role "necessary" for development

    Date: 2014-10-20 14:26:09 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:81 - ID:1161309

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Oct 20 (MENA) - Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Madani said that recognizing women's role in the society is crucial for progress and development. This was expressed in his speech at the ....

  • Iran, Russia finalizing contract to construct 2 new N. power plants

    Date: 2014-10-20 11:38:05 GMT - Iran - World - SN:41 - ID:1161593

    TEHRAN, Oct 20 (MENA) - Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi announced on Monday that Tehran and Moscow are taking the final steps in preparing a deal on the construction of two more nuclear power plants in the Southern Iranian port city of ....

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