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  • Baroness Warsi quits as Foreign Office minister over Gaza

    Date: 2014-08-05 13:54:03 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:104 - ID:859726

    LONDON, Aug 5 (MENA) - Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned from the government, saying its policy on the crisis in Gaza is "morally indefensible," the BBC reported Tuesday. She wrote on her Twitter feed that she was leaving with ....

  • UK military jets escort Qatar Airways plane to airport

    Date: 2014-08-05 13:42:44 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:101 - ID:859644

    LONDON, Aug. 5 (MENA) - Military jets have escorted a passenger plane to Manchester Airport after reports of a possible device on board, the BBC reported. The Qatar Airways plane was escorted in to land by the Royal Air Force (RAF) following ....

  • Russia needs to step up production of military-purpose spacecraft — Deputy PM

    Date: 2014-08-05 13:02:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:92 - ID:859594

    MOSCOW, Aug 5 (MENA) - Russia needs to boost domestic production of military-purpose and communication spacecraft with the main focus on the import substitution strategy, ITAR-TASS quoted Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin as saying on ....

  • Daesh brings its war to Lebanon - Fisk

    Date: 2014-08-05 12:59:03 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:90 - ID:859523

    LONDON, Aug 5 (MENA) - British writer Robert Fisk said on Tuesday that after all the warnings and all the clichés about a war that would “spill” over Syria’s border, the savage fighters of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Sunni Muslim “caliphate” have at last ....

  • 33 Taliban militants killed in counter-terrorism operations

    Date: 2014-08-05 12:56:23 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:88 - ID:859505

    KABUL, Aug 3 (MENA) - At least 33 Taliban militants were killed following military operations in various provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, Khaama reported. Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said the operations were jointly conducted by ....

  • Obama: US companies to invest $14B in Africa

    Date: 2014-08-05 12:55:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:87 - ID:859519

    WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (MENA) - U.S. President Barack Obama will announce on Tuesday that U.S. businesses have committed to investing $14 billion in construction, clean energy, banking, and information technology projects across Africa, The Africa Report ....

  • Number of internally displaced persons in Ukraine reaches 117,000

    Date: 2014-08-05 12:52:03 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:83 - ID:859499

    GENEVA, Aug 5 (MENA) – The number of internally displaced persons in Ukraine has reached 117,000, Itar Tass reported Tuesday. As many as 168,000 persons fled to Russia, said the UN Refugee Agency. Most of these internally displaced persons ....

  • China quake death toll hits 410

    Date: 2014-08-05 11:48:13 GMT - China - World - SN:63 - ID:859359

    BEIJING, Aug 5 (MENA) - Chinese authorities have updated the death toll from the earthquake that hit southwest China's Yunnan Province on Sunday to 410 with 12 people missing, the Chinese People Daily paper reported on Tuesday. The 6.5-magnitude ....

  • 878 Chinese nationals evacuated from Libya: ambassador

    Date: 2014-08-05 11:41:37 GMT - Libya - World - SN:60 - ID:859333

    TRIPOLI, Aug 5 (MENA) - A total of 878 Chinese nationals have been evacuated from Libya where clashes between rival militias have been escalating since July 13, CCTV quoted the Chinese ambassador here as saying on Tuesday. Among the evacuees, 76 ....

  • Moscow welcomes ceasefire in Gaza, urges combating sides to abide

    Date: 2014-08-05 11:18:54 GMT - Russia - World - SN:55 - ID:859261

    MOSCOW, Aug 5 (MENA) – Moscow has welcomed a ceasefire in the Gaza strip, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. A 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire, reached by Israel and Palestinian formations with Egypt's mediation, came into force in the ....

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