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  • Ukraine president pleads with US for military aid

    Date: 2014-09-18 19:00:17 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:122 - ID:966837

    KIEV, Sept 18 (MENA) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pleaded for US military aid Thursday in a high-profile address to Congress, saying that while nonlethal aid like blankets and night-vision goggles is important, "one cannot win the war with ....

  • State of emergency declared for Northern California counties hit by fires

    Date: 2014-09-18 18:47:31 GMT - USA - World - SN:120 - ID:966725

    WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (MENA) - California's governor has declared a state of emergency in two counties in the north of the state where wildfires have torched tens of thousands of acres, destroying some homes and threatening others, CNN reported ....

  • Ukraine’s Poroshenko secures financial aid from Canada

    Date: 2014-09-18 18:46:11 GMT - Canada - World - SN:119 - ID:966721

    OTTAWA, Sept 18 (MENA) – Canada approved on Thursday to grant Ukraine a five-year loan worth the equivalent of around 140 million euros, the Euronews reported. In an address to Canada’s parliament, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko thanked the ....

  • Funding shortfall forces WFP to announce food cutbacks to 6 million Syrians

    Date: 2014-09-18 18:02:43 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:113 - ID:965857

    GENEVA, Sept 18 (MENA) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that it is running out of funds to provide food for almost 6 million Syrians receiving its life-saving assistance. In Syria, the size of next month’s food ration ....

  • China believes anti-Russia sanctions aggravate crisis in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-09-18 17:19:41 GMT - China - World - SN:106 - ID:966473

    MOSCOW, Sept 18 (MENA) – Sanctions against Russia cannot solve the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, they only lead to its escalation, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hong Lei was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying on Thursday. Answering a ....

  • China announces new aid for combating Ebola

    Date: 2014-09-18 17:15:30 GMT - India - World - SN:105 - ID:966433

    NEW DELHI, Sept 18 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Thursday an aid package of 200 million yuan (about 32.54 million US dollars) for West African countries to combat Ebola, including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Xinhua news ....

  • State officials answerable to the public on preventable child mortality – official

    Date: 2014-09-18 16:01:48 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:97 - ID:965845

    GENEVA, Sept 18 – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Thursday that the State had a moral and legal responsibility to take measures to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, preventable mortality and morbidity of children ....

  • Egypt FM starts Washington visit before heading for New York

    Date: 2014-09-18 15:58:36 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:96 - ID:965833

    WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (MENA) - Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry started Thursday a several hours' visit to Washington before heading for New York. He will be part of Egypt's delegation to attend the UN General Assembly meetings. In ....

  • 120 presidents, PMs attend climate summit in New York

    Date: 2014-09-18 13:57:41 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:80 - ID:964813

    CAIRO, Sept 18 (MENA) - New York will host on September 23 the climate summit at an invitation from United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The UN chief urged leaders of the world and representatives of the civil society to motivate working ....

  • Russia has no plans to punish west with retaliatory sanctions :Putin

    Date: 2014-09-18 13:49:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:74 - ID:964789

    MOSCOW, Sept 18 (MENA) - Russia will not pressure the West with sanctions but will pursue its own interests, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, according to Itar -Tass. The introduction of protective measures is not caused by the striving ....

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