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  • UN flags at half-mast to honour staff killed in Gaza conflict

    Date: 2014-08-07 18:14:37 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:137 - ID:863491

    NEW YORK, Aug 8 (MENA) - The United Nations flag is flying at half-mast on Thursday at the world body's New York Headquarters in memory of the UN staff members killed since the beginning of the conflict in Gaza on 8 July, and in solidarity with the ....

  • Pope Francis urges protection for Iraqi Christians as exodus continues

    Date: 2014-08-07 16:03:32 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:125 - ID:863340

    THE VATICAN, Aug 7 (MENA) - Pope Francis is calling for world governments to take measures to protect Christians driven from their villages in northern Iraq and provide them with humanitarian aid, according to ABC News. The pope's second appeal ....

  • Russia calls for extending Gaza ceasefire to long-term truce

    Date: 2014-08-07 15:20:21 GMT - Russia - World - SN:111 - ID:863150

    MOSCOW, Aug 7 (MENA) - The temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip has to be turned into a long-term truce, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and special envoy to the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov has said. The Russian official made the remark during ....

  • S. Korea to dispatch Navy destroyer to evacuate nationals from Libya

    Date: 2014-08-07 14:16:30 GMT - south korea - World - SN:102 - ID:863149

    SEOUL, Aug 7 (MENA) - South Korea will dispatch a 4,500-ton Navy destroyer to Libya on Thursday as the country starts to evacuate South Koreans from the African country amid a worsening security situation there, the foreign ministry said. The ....

  • Russia hits West with food import ban in sanctions row

    Date: 2014-08-07 10:50:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:63 - ID:862699

    MOSCOW, Aug 7 (MENA) - Russia will impose a "full embargo" on food imports from the EU, US and some other Western countries, in response to sanctions over Ukraine, the BBC reported Thursday. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said it would ....

  • Russia hits West with food import ban

    Date: 2014-08-07 10:32:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:59 - ID:862643

    MOSCOW, Aug 7 (MENA) - Russia is imposing a "full embargo" on food imports from the EU, US and some other Western countries , in response to sanctions over Ukraine, the BBC reported Thursday. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said it would include ....

  • Clashes in Kiev as Ukraine moves to dismantle protest camp

    Date: 2014-08-07 10:08:54 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:49 - ID:862601

    KIEV, Aug 7 (MENA) - Tensions flared on Thursday on Kiev's Independence Square, the scene of street protests that toppled a Moscow-backed president in February, when protesters still camped there clashed with city workers who tried to clear away ....

  • USS Vella Gulf enters Black Sea — US Navy

    Date: 2014-08-07 09:23:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:38 - ID:862432

    MOSCOW, Aug 7 (MENA) - The U.S. Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser Vella Gulf entered the Black Sea on Thursday, said U.S. 6th fleet, ITAR TASS reported. The crew’s aim was to ensure peace and stability in the region, the U.S. navy press ....

  • Australia honors the victims of Malaysia Airlines tragedy at memorial service in Melbourne

    Date: 2014-08-07 08:49:22 GMT - Australia - World - SN:34 - ID:862431

    CANBERRA, Aug 7 (MENA) - At least 1,800 people have attended a national memorial service at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne to honor the victims of the MH17 crash, ABC news reported. Flags were flown at half mast across the country, as the ....

  • 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 ....

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