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  • France to deliver first aid to Kurds in north Iraq

    Date: 2014-08-09 20:58:14 GMT - France - World - SN:110 - ID:866223

    PARIS, Aug 9 (MENA) - The French president's office says France will deliver a load of first aid to Iraq in the next few hours, ABC news reported on Saturday. The announcement Saturday didn't specify the exact type of aid or how it was being ....

  • OSCE willing to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-08-09 19:33:32 GMT - Austria - World - SN:103 - ID:866160

    VIENNA, Aug 9 (MENA) - Chairperson of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter hailed Saturday the announcement of the International Committee of the Red Cross that it would intensify ....

  • Thousands of protesters march in London for Gaza

    Date: 2014-08-09 19:11:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:100 - ID:866184

    LONDON, Aug 9 (MENA) - Thousands of people have taken part in a rally in support for the Gaza Strip in London, the BBC news reported on Saturday. The demonstration came amid renewed violence between Israel and Palestinian militants after a ....

  • US, India must improve defense cooperation - Hagel

    Date: 2014-08-09 18:43:01 GMT - India - World - SN:96 - ID:866151

    NEW DELHI, Aug 9 (MENA) - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday his country and India must seize opportunities to collaborate more on defense development and not let government red tape and other problems stymie progress between the two ....

  • IMF: Cairo adopts difficult measures to reform economy

    Date: 2014-08-09 17:12:26 GMT - Jordan - World - SN:77 - ID:865862

    AMMAN, Aug 9 (MENA) - Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Masood Ahmed said on Saturday that Cairo has adopted difficult and brave economic reforms. Speaking to Jordan News Agency ....

  • Airstrikes successfully destroyed ISIL arms in N. Iraq - Obama

    Date: 2014-08-09 17:05:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:75 - ID:866011

    WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (MENA) - U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday the U.S. airstrikes "successfully destroyed arms and equipment" that ISIL terrorists could have used against the Kurdish regional capital of Irbil in Iraq. "We feel confident" ....

  • Barricades come down in Kiev

    Date: 2014-08-09 15:53:36 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:67 - ID:865900

    KIEV, Aug 9 (MENA) - City workers and volunteers have removed the last of the barricades that had blocked the main street of Ukraine's capital since protests that forced a change of government arose late last year, Fox News reported. Protesters ....

  • Bus crashes in China, casualties reported

    Date: 2014-08-09 15:52:24 GMT - China - World - SN:66 - ID:865924

    BEIJING, Aug 9 (MENA) - A tour bus carrying about 40 people fell off a valley following a three-vehicle pile-up Saturday in southwest China's Tibet. Casualties were reported, authorities were quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying. The tour bus ....

  • China sends remote-sensing satellite into orbit

    Date: 2014-08-09 15:03:29 GMT - China - World - SN:60 - ID:865880

    BEIJING, Aug 9 (MENA) – China on Saturday successfully launched a Long March 4C carrier rocket with the Yaogan XX satellite, Ria Novosti news agency reported. The carrier lifted off at 1:45 p.m. local time (05:45 GMT) from the launch pad at ....

  • Russian press union exerts efforts to find photographer missing in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-08-08 21:13:16 GMT - Russia - World - SN:111 - ID:864936

    MOSCOW, Aug 8 (MENA) - Russia’s Union of Journalists is exerting efforts to find a photographer from Russia Today news agency who has been missing in eastern Ukraine for the past three days, Itar-Tass news agency said quoting the Union’s press ....

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