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  • MENA agenda for Friday, November 7

    Date: 2014-11-07 06:02:14 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:1 - ID:1282705

    CAIRO, Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis and Greek Prime Minister Antonios Samaras arrive here on a three-way summit to be held Saturday in Cairo. CAIRO, Cairo Governor Galal Mostafa attends the opening of the third Austrian cultural festival ....

  • Putin holds security council meeting over Ukraine crisis deterioration

    Date: 2014-11-06 22:41:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:154 - ID:1282473

    MOSCOW, Nov 6 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed with members of Russia's Security Council a sharp deterioration of the situation in eastern Ukraine caught in a standoff between Kiev-led forces and Donbas militia, RIA ....

  • U.S. renews air campaign against Khorasan group

    Date: 2014-11-06 21:28:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:150 - ID:1282413

    WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (MENA) - The U.S. targeted senior leaders of the shadowy Khorasan Group Wednesday night with airstrikes conducted in the vicinity Sarmada, a town in northwestern Syria near the city of Idlib, Foreign Policy reported. In total, ....

  • Greek students protest against budget cuts, reform plans

    Date: 2014-11-06 21:25:00 GMT - Greece - World - SN:149 - ID:1282369

    ATHENS, Nov 6 (MENA) - Students have taken to the streets of the Greek capital Athens to protest against a government education reform bill, the Euronews reported on Thursday. Amid ongoing spending cuts to meet austerity targets, the changes will ....

  • White House refuses commenting on Obama-Khamenei secret letter

    Date: 2014-11-06 21:20:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:148 - ID:1282349

    WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (MENA) - The White House said on Thursday that it would neither confirm or deny a report about secret letter from US President Barack Obama to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “I’m not in a position to discuss ....

  • UN judges approve provisional release of Serb

    Date: 2014-11-06 20:54:20 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:146 - ID:1282273

    HAGUE, Nov 6 (MENA) - United Nations judges have approved the provisional release on humanitarian grounds of an ailing Serb ultranationalist awaiting verdicts in his long-running war crimes trial, the ABC News reported. In an order Thursday, ....

  • Austria vows protection of Islamic rituals

    Date: 2014-11-06 19:19:26 GMT - Austria - World - SN:136 - ID:1281861

    VIENNA, Nov 6 (MENA) - Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz asserted Thursday his country's continued support for Islamic rituals, promising "no mosques, associations to be closed" upon a newly proposed draft law. The top diplomat made the ....

  • Putin promises support to Afghanistan after ISAF withdrawal

    Date: 2014-11-06 18:37:05 GMT - Russia - World - SN:131 - ID:1281625

    MOSCOW, Nov 6 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that the people of Afghanistan can count on Russia’s support if the situation in the country gets complicated following the withdrawal of the international security assistance ....

  • World Travel Market exhibition in London wraps up activities

    Date: 2014-11-06 18:25:43 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:127 - ID:1281617

    LONDON, Nov 6 (MENA) - World Travel Market (WTM) in London wrapped up its activities on Thursday. It its 35th year, the WTM attracted more than 5,000 professionals and exhibitors from 178 countries. Egypt venue at the exhibition witnessed ....

  • Italian FM calls Jerusalem tension 'alarming'

    Date: 2014-11-06 18:03:40 GMT - Italy - World - SN:124 - ID:1281497

    ROME, Nov 6 (MENA) - Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Thursday called the situation regarding al-Quds, East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque ''alarming'', ANSAmed reported. The minister noted that the tension had been ''aggravated by the ....

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