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  • China earmarks 2.2 bln yuan for quake relief

    Date: 2014-08-07 08:22:30 GMT - China - World - SN:30 - ID:862345

    BEIJING, Aug 7 (MENA) - The central government earmarked an additional 1.6 billion yuan ($259.64 million) late on Wednesday for quake relief efforts in Yunnan Province, Xinhua reported quoting a statement from the National Committee for Disaster ....

  • Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola virus

    Date: 2014-08-07 08:06:30 GMT - Liberia - World - SN:25 - ID:862343

    MONROVIA, Aug 7 (MENA) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, BBC reported. Speaking on national television she said some civil liberties ....

  • Poll shows 40% of Americans only upport Obama's foreign policy

    Date: 2014-08-07 04:40:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:4 - ID:862110

    WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (MENA) - The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that President Barack Obama’s popularity reached its lowest point since he first took office in 2009. Overall, 54 percent of Americans disapprove of the job the ....

  • Gaza aggression not to achieve security to Israel - Egypt's representative to UN

    Date: 2014-08-06 21:46:31 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:191 - ID:862049

    NEW YORK, Aug 6 (MENA) - Egypt's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Mutazz Khalil delivered a speech before the session held by the UN General Assembly to discuss the situation in Gaza. The session held, upon a request of the Arab ....

  • China quake death toll reaches 600

    Date: 2014-08-06 21:27:29 GMT - China - World - SN:186 - ID:862044

    BEIJING, Aug 6 (MENA) - Nearly 600 people have been confirmed dead as a result of the strong earthquake that recently struck China’s Yunnan Province, according to The BBC. The 6.1-magnitude tremor struck a mountainous area on Sunday, destroying ....

  • Zeman invites new Israeli president to Prague

    Date: 2014-08-06 21:15:10 GMT - Czech - World - SN:183 - ID:862035

    PRAGUE, Aug 6 (MENA) - President of the Czech Republi Milos Zeman has invited the new Israeli president Reuven Rivlin, to visit the Czech Republic, and he has accepted the invitation, the Presidential Office spokesman told the Czech News Agency ....

  • AOHR in Austria shows solidarity with UN call for Gaza reconstruction

    Date: 2014-08-06 20:16:17 GMT - Austria - World - SN:175 - ID:861944

    VIENNA, Aug 6 (MENA) - The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Austria has voiced solidarity with the UN's call for bringing an end to the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and starting the reconstruction of the enclave. In statements to MENA ....

  • No evidence on UK citizen killed in Gaza- Foreign Office

    Date: 2014-08-06 20:01:15 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:172 - ID:861933

    LONDON, Aug 6 (MENA) – The UK Foreign Office dismissed Wednesday reports concerning the death of a British national in an Israeli shelling in Gaza. After investigations, the Foreign Office has not found out any evidence which proved such claims, ....

  • Public needs reassurance about arms sales to Israel

    Date: 2014-08-06 19:49:49 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:170 - ID:861879

    LONDON, Aug 6 (MENA) – UK Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander has said the British public needs reassurance about the number of UK arms being exported to Israel, UK ITV reported. The minister said the government must urgently publish a ....

  • US embassy denies 'role' in ISIL creation

    Date: 2014-08-06 19:48:37 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:169 - ID:861936

    BEIRUT, Aug 6 (MENA) - The US embassy in Lebanon dismissed on Wednesday “claims” that Washington is the creator of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which has so far seized several parts of Syria and Iraq. “Any suggestion that the ....

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