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  • Putin to attend G20 Summit in Australia

    Date: 2014-09-22 12:58:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:76 - ID:989509

    MOSCOW, Sept 22 (MENA) - President Vladimir Putin plans to attend a Group of 20 summit in the Australian city of Brisbane despite calls for the hosts to prevent him attending because of Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis. "The president is ....

  • Russia to raise fees for Ukrainian goods 10 days after EU AA starts being implemented

    Date: 2014-09-22 12:39:33 GMT - Russia - World - SN:70 - ID:989165

    MOSCOW, Sept 22 (MENA) - Russia will raise customs duties for goods coming from Ukraine within 10 days after the start of implementation of the association agreement with the European Union, according to a decree by the Russian government. In ....

  • UN convoy into western Libya delivers food, relief supplies to displaced people

    Date: 2014-09-22 11:35:53 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:62 - ID:988137

    GENEVA, Sept 22 (MENA) - A convoy from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) loaded with food and humanitarian supplies arrived in western Libya to help thousands of families displaced from the recent ....

  • Australia to prohibit secret service agents from torturing suspected terrorists

    Date: 2014-09-22 10:03:23 GMT - Australia - World - SN:46 - ID:987105

    CANBERRA, Sept 22 (MENA) - The Australian government has bent to public pressure by proposing a specific prohibition on secret service officers torturing suspected terrorists, ABC News reported. The government had planned to indemnify Australian ....

  • Obama to lead U.N. effort to halt movement of terror recruits

    Date: 2014-09-22 08:59:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:39 - ID:986929

    NEW YORK, Sept 22 (MENA) - President Obama will preside this week over an unusual meeting of the United Nations Security Council poised to adopt a binding resolution that would compel all countries to put in place domestic laws to prosecute those ....

  • Tony Blair on Islamic State: 'Don't rule out ground troops'

    Date: 2014-09-22 08:25:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:33 - ID:986933

    LONDON, Sept 22 (MENA) - Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said that sending in combat troops to fight Islamic State militants on the ground should not be ruled out. Blair said in a BBC interview: "Unless you're prepared to fight these people ....

  • Fiji's military ruler sworn in as elected leader

    Date: 2014-09-22 08:01:23 GMT - Fiji - World - SN:29 - ID:986433

    SUVA, Sept 22 (MENA) - Fiji's military ruler was sworn in as the South Pacific nation's elected leader Monday after results confirmed his big win in the first election since he led a coup eight years ago, the ABC News reported. Voreqe Bainimarama ....

  • Seoul seeking to extend peacekeeping missions in South Sudan, Lebanon

    Date: 2014-09-22 07:13:17 GMT - south korea - World - SN:22 - ID:986065

    SEOUL, Sept 22 (MENA) - South Korea is seeking to extend the deployment of its troops in South Sudan and Lebanon as part of its global peace keeping efforts, Yonhap said Monday. Currently, a 290-member South Korean contingent, named the "Hanbit" ....

  • S. Korea moving to hold FM talks with Iran in New York

    Date: 2014-09-22 06:51:11 GMT - south korea - World - SN:20 - ID:986085

    SEOUL, Sept. 22 (MENA) - South Korea's foreign minister is seeking to meet with his Iranian counterpart in New York this week with North Korea's nuclear weapons program likely to be on the agenda, Yonhap quoted government sources as saying ....

  • Obama congratulates Afghan president-elect and his rival on agreement on unity government

    Date: 2014-09-22 01:16:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:4 - ID:985637

    WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama has called Afghan president-elect Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah congratulating them on reaching an agreement on a unity government in their war-torn country. Under the terms of ....

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