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  • New Afghan President Ghani calls for Taliban peace talks

    Date: 2014-09-29 13:47:17 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:65 - ID:1036389

    KABUL, Sept 29 (MENA) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, a one-time US-based academic, was sworn in as president of Afghanistan on Monday, using his inaugural speech to call for Taliban insurgents to join peace talks after 13 years of war. "We ask ....

  • Britain calls for Hong Kong protest rights to be protected

    Date: 2014-09-29 12:56:16 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:55 - ID:1035501

    LONDON, Sept 29 (MENA) - Britain's Foreign Office said on Monday it was important for Hong Kong to maintain the right to demonstrate following its worst unrest since China resumed control of the former British colony in 1997. "The British ....

  • Tear gas and clashes at democracy protest in Hong Kong

    Date: 2014-09-29 12:39:02 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:50 - ID:1035941

    VICTORIA, Sept 29 (MENA) - Hong Kong police have used tear gas to disperse thousands of pro-democracy protesters near the government complex, after a week of escalating tensions. Dozens of demonstrators were arrested, with hundreds vowing to stay ....

  • New Afghan President Ghani proposes talks with Taliban

    Date: 2014-09-29 10:13:09 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:31 - ID:1034397

    KABUL, Sept 29 (MENA) - Ashraf Ghani, a Western-educated technocrat, called for peace talks with Taliban-led insurgents after he was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan’s president in the first peaceful transition of power in more than four decades, ABC ....

  • Japan to Close Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plant

    Date: 2014-09-29 09:05:03 GMT - Japan - World - SN:19 - ID:1033773

    TOKYO, Sept 29 (MENA) - The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Monday it plans to close its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant north of Tokyo because it is too expensive to upgrade the facility to satisfy stricter regulations made after the Fukushima ....

  • Ashraf Ghani sworn in as new Afghan president

    Date: 2014-09-29 07:52:39 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:13 - ID:1033077

    KABUL, Sept 29 (MENA) - Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as Afghanistan's president in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, the BBC reported Monday. It comes after six months of deadlock amid a bitter dispute over electoral fraud and a ....

  • UN's Ban Ki-Moon receives letter from N. Korea's Kim Jong-un

    Date: 2014-09-28 22:23:23 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:165 - ID:1032309

    NEW YORK, Sept 28 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Ban's office said without disclosing details on what it contained. The letter was delivered on Saturday through North Korea's ....

  • Iran, Russia FMs say nuclear talks must continue

    Date: 2014-09-28 21:49:30 GMT - Iran - World - SN:161 - ID:1032349

    TEHRAN, Sept 28 (MENA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in New York to discuss the progress of Tehran’s nuclear talks with the P5+1 group, Press TV reported. During the meeting, ....

  • Iran to expand ties with Afghanistan new government: official

    Date: 2014-09-28 21:09:43 GMT - Iran - World - SN:150 - ID:1032157

    TEHRAN, Sept 28 (MENA) – Iran's Vice-President in Executive Affairs Mohammad Shariatmadari said Iran is ready for economic participation in Afghanistan, adding that Iran will expand ties with the new government of Afghanistan. According to the ....

  • 8 killed as 4.9 magnitude quake hits Peruvian village

    Date: 2014-09-28 20:46:54 GMT - Peru - World - SN:146 - ID:1031985

    LIMA, Sept 28 (MENA) - At least eight people have died as a 4.9-magnitude earthquake hit a remote Andean village near Cuzco, Peru, destroying homes late Saturday night, a Peruvian civil defense official said. The quake was at a depth of 8 ....

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