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

    Date: 2014-07-29 10:28:28 GMT - south korea - World - SN:23 - ID:849581

    SEOUL, July 29 (MENA) - South Korea is considering imposing a travel ban on Libya again as spiraling violence in the African country has raised security concerns, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. Seoul's foreign ministry said it plans to hold a ....

  • U.S. military base relocation to go ahead as planned: S. Korea

    Date: 2014-07-29 10:22:45 GMT - south korea - World - SN:21 - ID:849615

    SEOUL, July 29 (MENA) -- South Korea and the United States will relocate the U.S. military headquarters in Seoul to south of the capital as planned because it is "a pledge to the people," Yonhap quoted Seoul's defense chief as saying Tuesday. In ....

  • Afghanistan bomber kills president's cousin Hashmat Karzai

    Date: 2014-07-29 10:05:29 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:19 - ID:849582

    KABUL, July 29 (MENA) - A suicide bomber has killed a cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar, officials say. Hashmat Karzai was greeting a well-wisher to his house when the man blew himself up. One report said ....

  • Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence ,government crackdown

    Date: 2014-07-29 10:04:19 GMT - Burundi - World - SN:17 - ID:849541

    BUJUMBURA, April 29 (MENA) - Burundi’s ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year’s election, warns Amnesty International ....

  • Iran’s FM urges Muslims to unite against Israel

    Date: 2014-07-29 09:36:07 GMT - Iran - World - SN:16 - ID:849542

    TEHRAN, July 29 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the Islamic nations to close ranks to defend people of Gaza against Israel’s offensive. Zarif also expressed the hope that the Islamic countries, particularly ....

  • Japan’s new sanctions on Russia hamper bilateral relations: Moscow

    Date: 2014-07-29 09:31:30 GMT - Russia - World - SN:14 - ID:849539

    MOSCOW, July 29 (MENA) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a comment published on Tuesday that Japan should realize additional sanctions on Russia hamper the full range of bilateral relations and throws them back, ITAR TASS reported. “We regard ....

  • South Korea conscripts die in apparent suicides

    Date: 2014-07-29 07:36:10 GMT - south korea - World - SN:6 - ID:849445

    SEOUL, July 29 (MENA) - Two South Korean conscripts died in apparent suicides on Sunday, the military says, weeks after another soldier shot five members of his unit, the BBC reported. The two men, both privates, were found hanged in separate ....

  • Japan says won't nationalize radioactive storage site

    Date: 2014-07-28 20:39:36 GMT - Japan - World - SN:105 - ID:849288

    TOKYO, July 28 (MENA) - The Japanese government has said it will allow landowners to keep their property rights for the land where it will build temporary storage facilities for radioactive debris in Fukushima Prefecture. It had originally planned ....

  • Ebola outbreak: Liberia shuts most border points

    Date: 2014-07-28 19:15:55 GMT - Liberia - World - SN:100 - ID:849230

    MONROVIA, July 28 (MENA) - Most border crossings in Liberia have been closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to try to halt the spread of the virus, the BBC reported. Screening centres are also being set up at the few ....

  • UK dispatches 1350 troops to Poland for Nato exercise

    Date: 2014-07-28 16:46:47 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:80 - ID:849043

    LONDON, July 28 (MENA) - The UK is to send a "full battle group" of 1,350 military personnel for exercises in Poland, amid rising tension with Russia over Ukraine, the BBC has reported. They will take part in Nato manoeuvres in October to support ....

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