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  • Philip Hammond: 'no UK commitment to air strikes on Daesh as yet'

    Date: 2014-09-11 17:58:26 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:105 - ID:921285

    LONDON, Sept 11 (MENA) - UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has tried to dampen the expectation of imminent air strikes by Britain against Daesh, saying he knows of no plans being drawn up by the UK government. But he also insisted Britain would ....

  • US airstrikes on Syria without Damascus' consent aggression- Russia

    Date: 2014-09-11 17:53:10 GMT - Russia - World - SN:104 - ID:921337

    MOSCOW, Sept 11 (MENA) - The US possible airstrikes on positions of Daesh fighters in Syria without Damascus' consent and without UN Security Council sanction would constitute an act of aggression against the country, Interfax quoted Russian Foreign ....

  • European Council president confirms new sanctions on Russia

    Date: 2014-09-11 17:43:54 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:102 - ID:921953

    BRUSSELS, Sept 11 (MENA) - European Council President Herman Van Rompuy confirmed on Thursday that the European Union will bring a new round of sanctions against Russia on September 12. "The new EU sanctions on Russia will take effect on Friday, ....

  • Germany rules out Syria air strikes

    Date: 2014-09-11 16:54:38 GMT - Germany - World - SN:95 - ID:921661

    BERLIN, Sept 11 (MENA) – German's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday Germany will not take part in US-led air strikes against Daesh militants (ISIL) in Syria, following US President Barack Obama's announcement that the air ....

  • Salmond accuses U.K. of exaggerating financial risks of Scottish independence

    Date: 2014-09-11 16:16:40 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:92 - ID:921273

    EDINBURGH, Sept 11 (MENA) - Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Thursday said the U.K. government was using intimidation tactics to persuade Scots to vote against independence by greatly exaggerating the financial risks, according to The Wall ....

  • President Rouhani urges world states to unite against terrorism

    Date: 2014-09-11 15:38:38 GMT - Iran - World - SN:84 - ID:920713

    TEHRAN, Sept 11 (MENA) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged world states here Thursday to unite against terrorism and extremism and work hand in hand in a collective move. The Iranian president made the remarks in a meeting with Secretary ....

  • Majority of Chinese expect war with Japan by 2020, poll finds

    Date: 2014-09-11 15:19:17 GMT - China - World - SN:81 - ID:919793

    BEIJING/TOKYO, Sept 11 (MENA) - About 53% of Chinese respondents expect war to break out between the two countries before the end of the decade, a new survey found. More than half of China’s citizens expect their country to be at war with Japan ....

  • UN: Syrian rebels free 45 Fijian peacekeepers

    Date: 2014-09-11 14:07:45 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:72 - ID:920689

    NEW YORK, Sept 11 (MENA) - Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels on Thursday released all 45 Fijian peacekeepers they had held captive for two weeks, the United Nations said, noting that this brings an end to a crisis that had pulled the U.N. monitoring ....

  • Malaysian PM makes first official visit to Azerbaijan

    Date: 2014-09-11 13:45:15 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:67 - ID:919765

    KUALA LAMPUR, Sept 11 (MENA) - Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak made his first official visit to Azerbaijan on Thursday at the invitation of Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev. Malaysian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Datuk Roslan Tan ....

  • Senior diplomats from Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo hold talks on cooperation

    Date: 2014-09-11 13:44:16 GMT - south korea - World - SN:65 - ID:919589

    SEOUL, Sept 11 (MENA) - Senior diplomats from South Korea, China and Japan met in Seoul on Thursday for the first time in about 10 months in a bid to discuss ways to promote three-way cooperation. The meeting brought together Seoul's Deputy ....

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