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  • 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 ....

  • Britain destroys 180 tonnes of Syrian chemicals

    Date: 2014-08-06 19:41:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:168 - ID:861928

    LONDON, Aug 6 (MENA) - Britain has announced the destruction of 190 tonnes of the Syrian chemical weapons under under the verification procedures of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). "Today marked the completion of ....

  • Egyptian GDRs in London show mixed performance

    Date: 2014-08-06 19:13:31 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:165 - ID:861895

    LONDON, Aug 6 (MENA) - The Egyptian global depository receipts (GDRs) in London Stock Exchange dropped at the close of Wednesday's trading. The GDRs of the Commercial International Bank (CIB) dropped by 0.68 percent. The GDRs of Orascom ....

  • Strong earthquake hit Banda Sea, Indonesia

    Date: 2014-08-06 19:11:06 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:164 - ID:861926

    JAKARTA, Aug 6 (MENA) - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Banda Sea, Indonesia tonight, according to Bernama News Agency. The Meteorological Department said the quake at 7.45pm occurred about 411 km southwest of ....

  • Greek FM praises Egyptian efforts to end Gaza crisis

    Date: 2014-08-06 18:27:37 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:158 - ID:861814

    CAIRO, Aug 6 (MENA) – Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos hailed Thursday mediation efforts exerted by Egypt to find a real solution to the crisis taking place in the Gaza Strip. Venizelos, who is also deputy prime minister, stressed its ....

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