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  • About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

    Date: 2014-09-14 06:39:35 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:10 - ID:933369

    MANILA, Sept 14 (MENA) - Rescuers saved about 100 people overnight and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines, ABC News quoted officials as saying Sunday. Coast ....

  • Chinese media shed light on future investment ops in Egypt

    Date: 2014-09-13 21:22:34 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:108 - ID:932745

    BEIJING, Sept 13 (MENA) – Chinese media said Egyptian Investment Minister Ashraf Salman who recently visited China me a huge number of Chinese businesspersons. This came during a meeting that was organized by Egyptian embassy in Beijing in which ....

  • Russia praises France's proposal to hold int'l conf. on Iraq

    Date: 2014-09-13 21:11:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:107 - ID:932801

    MOSCOW, Sept 13 (MENA) - Rusia's Foreign Ministry said Saturday Moscow was studying France's proposal to host an international conference on Iraq and considered it a timely step, Itar Tass reported. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will attend the ....

  • Scottish independence: 'No' campaign ahead 54% - 46% in opinion poll

    Date: 2014-09-13 18:24:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:89 - ID:932417

    LONDON, Sept 13 (MENA) - The "No" campaign maintains a narrow lead on the "Yes" camp in the Scottish independence referendum, according to a new poll, Scottish STV Channel reported. When undecided voters are factored out, 54% plan to vote No ....

  • ISIS fight raises fears that efforts to curb Iran will slip - paper

    Date: 2014-09-13 15:26:32 GMT - USA - World - SN:65 - ID:931129

    NEW YORK, Sept 13 (MENA) - President Obama’s decision to engage in a lengthy battle to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria reorders the global priorities of his final years in office. The mystery is whether it will deprive him of the legacy ....

  • Pakistan arrests scores of opposition activists

    Date: 2014-09-13 15:16:55 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:63 - ID:931273

    ISLAMABAD, Sept 13 (MENA) - Pakistan's opposition says police have arrested scores of activists in an effort to stop them from participating in weekslong sit-ins in the capital, Islamabad, the ABC News reported Saturday. Jehanghir Tareen, a ....

  • Why Turkey is sitting out the ISIS war

    Date: 2014-09-13 14:57:50 GMT - USA - World - SN:58 - ID:931085

    WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (MENA) - A diplomatic crisis looms. Turkey, a key U.S. ally and the only NATO member that borders areas controlled by ISIS jihadists in Syria and Iraq, is in a prime location to hit the extremists next door. But it prefers not ....

  • 25 Taliban militants killed during counter-terrorism operation: MoI

    Date: 2014-09-13 14:57:23 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:57 - ID:931089

    KABUL, Sept 13 (MENA) - At least 25 Taliban militants were killed and eight others were injured following counter-terrorism operations in the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) following a statement said, “In past 24 hours, Afghan ....

  • The Islamic State threat is overstated

    Date: 2014-09-13 12:39:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:50 - ID:930353

    WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (MENA) - The United States has a tradition of misinterpreting the Middle East. President George W. Bush invaded Iraq in 2003 with misplaced certainty, misconstrued assumptions and poor foresight. After the Arab revolts began in ....

  • Latest US sanctions against Russia hurt banking, oil exploration

    Date: 2014-09-13 11:47:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:39 - ID:929893

    NEW YORK, Sept 13 (MENA) - The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on Russia’s largest bank, a major arms maker and its biggest oil companies, the New York Post reported. The sanctions, coordinated with similar European Union steps, were ....

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