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  • France closes embassy in Libya over security unrest

    Date: 2014-07-30 16:03:15 GMT - France - World - SN:71 - ID:851054

    PARIS, July 30 (MENA) – The French Foreign Ministry has temporarily closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated its nationals due to the deterioration of security situation. "We have taken all necessary measures to allow those French nationals ....

  • HSBC closes some Muslim groups' accounts

    Date: 2014-07-30 15:40:29 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:68 - ID:850896

    London, July 30 (MENA) - HSBC bank has written to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations in the UK to tell them that their accounts will be closed. HSBC said decisions to close accounts were "absolutely not based on race or ....

  • 'Dozens trapped' by Indian landslide

    Date: 2014-07-30 11:34:52 GMT - India - World - SN:37 - ID:850723

    NEW DELHI, July 30 (MENA) - At least 40 houses have been buried and up to 150 people are feared trapped after a landslide hit a village in western India, BBC quoted officials as saying. Teams of rescue workers are on their way to the village of ....

  • S. Korea imposes travel ban on violence-ravaged Libya

    Date: 2014-07-30 11:00:57 GMT - south korea - World - SN:28 - ID:850661

    SEOUL, July 30 (MENA) – South Korea on Wednesday imposed a travel ban on Libya again as spiraling violence in the African country has raised security concerns, Yonhap news agency reported. Seoul's foreign ministry said it decided to raise its ....

  • Pakistani Troops Kill 6 Militants at Afghan Border

    Date: 2014-07-30 09:24:00 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:21 - ID:850541

    ISLAMABAD, July 30 (MENA) – Pakistani military officials say security forces have foiled a cross-border attack from Afghanistan, killing six militants, ABC reported. The officials say a group of about 70 militants attacked a border post in ....

  • Myanmar health and information ministers step down

    Date: 2014-07-30 09:23:47 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:20 - ID:850539

    NAY PYI TAW, July 30 (MENA) - Myanmar’s ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported on Wednesday, the latest changes in a cabinet that has been grappling with a host of problems as the country presses on with reforms ....

  • 6 die when swept away by swollen river in Mexico

    Date: 2014-07-30 07:17:26 GMT - Mexico - World - SN:11 - ID:850386

    MEXICO CITY, July 30 (MENA) - Six people have died and four are missing in northern Mexico after their vehicles were swept away by a swollen river near the U.S. border, ABC news reported. A statement from officials in Sonora state says more than ....

  • Economic sanctions against Russia will have far-reaching effects — Dutch FM

    Date: 2014-07-29 20:57:28 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:73 - ID:850280

    THE HAGUE, July 29 (MENA) - The European Union’s economic sanctions against Russia will come into force immediately and will have far-reaching effects, Dutch Foreign Minister Franciscus Timmermans was quoted by ITAR-TASS as saying on Tuesday. He ....

  • Bulgaria, Netherlands close diplomatic missions in Tripoli

    Date: 2014-07-29 20:34:20 GMT - Libya - World - SN:72 - ID:850210

    TRIPOLI, July 29 (MENA) – Bulgaria and Netherlands declared on Tuesday they have closed their diplomatic missions in Libya over the deteriorating security situation in Tripoli. Earlier this week, Bulgaria banned its citizens from traveling to ....

  • EU widens Russia sanctions to target economy

    Date: 2014-07-29 19:36:25 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:68 - ID:850199

    BRUSSELS, July 29 (MENA) - The EU has adopted new economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, targeting the oil sector, defense equipment and sensitive technologies, EU sources said. Russian state banks' access to capital is ....

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