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  • Iran deputy FM in S. Africa for talks

    Date: 2014-09-08 16:51:00 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:122 - ID:912518

    TEHRAN, Sept 8 (MENA) - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has arrived in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, Fars news agency reported. Amir Abdollahian is in the South African capital, Pretoria, to attend Iran-South Africa ....

  • Rebels 'free 1,200 captives': Poroshenko

    Date: 2014-09-08 16:32:59 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:117 - ID:912520

    KIEV, Sept 8 (MENA) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have released 1,200 prisoners, the BBC reported Monday. The releases followed Friday's ceasefire deal, he said, which included an exchange of ....

  • New US ambassador to Moscow presents diplomatic credentials

    Date: 2014-09-08 15:43:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:107 - ID:912425

    MOSCOW, Sept 8 (MENA) – Newly appointed US ambassador to Russia John Tefft presented his diplomatic credentials Monday, RIA Novosti quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying in a brief statement. "On September 8, Russian Deputy Foreign ....

  • London Luton airport evacuated after suspicious item found

    Date: 2014-09-08 14:57:23 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:100 - ID:912367

    LONDON, Sept 8 (MENA) - London Luton airport has been evacuated following a security alert, disrupting air travel for thousands of passengers, the Guardian reported on Monday. A spokeswoman for the airport said "London Luton airport has evacuated ....

  • Russia's Duma unlikely to send observers to Ukraine elections

    Date: 2014-09-08 14:18:06 GMT - Russia - World - SN:97 - ID:912201

    MOSCOW, Sept 8 (MENA) - Russia's parliamentary lower house is unlikely to send observers to monitor the early parliamentary elections planned in Ukraine for October 26, ITAR-TASS quoted a committee chief as saying on Monday. "The elections will not ....

  • Obama calls on Afghan candidates to complete power-sharing deal soon

    Date: 2014-09-08 13:53:39 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:90 - ID:912205

    KABUL, Sept 8 (MENA) - The US President Barack Obama has told presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to complete a power-sharing deal as soon as possible so the country can form a new government. “The ....

  • Arab states skeptical of US plan to combat so-called Islamic State militants

    Date: 2014-09-08 13:40:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:81 - ID:912198

    WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (MENA) - A chief element of President Barack Obama's plans to combat the so-called Islamic State militants is to line up a coalition of Arab nations to help, according to The Wall Street Journal. Arab officials, so far, have ....

  • Qatar confirms it is holding 2 Britons

    Date: 2014-09-08 11:13:55 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:58 - ID:911747

    LONDON, Sept 8 (MENA) - Qatar has confirmed it is holding two Britons who went missing while following up reports on the state of migrant workers, Sky News reported. Krishna Upadhyaya, 52, and photographer Ghimire Gundev, 36, went missing on ....

  • Obama: Ebola ‘could be a serious danger’ if US doesn’t act

    Date: 2014-09-08 11:02:59 GMT - USA - World - SN:54 - ID:911751

    WASHINGTON, Sept 8 (MENA) - President Barack Obama said the United States must lead the international community in containing the spread of Ebola in Africa, warning there could be a long-term threat to the homeland if the country doesn’t ....

  • Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child

    Date: 2014-09-08 10:21:29 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:47 - ID:911677

    LONDON, Sept 8 (MENA) - The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant again, Kensington Palace announced this morning. Kate, 32, whose son, Prince George is just a year old, is expecting her second baby with husband Prince William next year. In a ....

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