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  • William Hague quits as British foreign secretary in cabinet reshuffle

    Date: 2014-07-14 21:37:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:154 - ID:827547

    LONDON, July 14 (MENA) - William Hague is to stand down as British foreign secretary with immediate effect and will take on the lesser role of leader of the House of Commons as he prepares to end his political career by retiring as an MP at the next ....

  • Iran condemns Israel assault in Gaza

    Date: 2014-07-14 21:15:44 GMT - Iran - World - SN:150 - ID:827467

    TEHRAN, July 14 (MENA) - Iran's foreign ministry condemned Monday Israel's continued and intensifying aggressions against the defenseless Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, reported IRNA news Agency. "The savage attacks and aggressions of the ....

  • US warns against Israeli ground invasion of Gaza

    Date: 2014-07-14 19:24:50 GMT - Israel - World - SN:139 - ID:827431

    GAZA CITY, July 14 (MENA) - The US warned against any ground invasion by Israel of Gaza Strip, and said such a move would put even more civilians at risk than are currently in the crossfire of attacks on Hamas, Ynet reported on Monday. But the ....

  • Italian parlt speaker holds several meetings on Israeli-Palestinian crisis

    Date: 2014-07-14 18:39:44 GMT - Italy - World - SN:123 - ID:827295

    ROME, July 14 (MENA) - Italian Parliament Speaker Laura Boldrini met with a number of bodies concerned with the Israeli-Palestinian current crisis. A statement by the cabinet Monday said that Boldrini also phoned some Israeli officials over the ....

  • Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy

    Date: 2014-07-14 17:49:00 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:111 - ID:827232

    NEW YORK, July 14 (MENA) - The former President of Ireland will take up the post of special envoy for UN climate change immediately, leaving her previous role as envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa, media reports said. In a statement ....

  • UN Security Council set to authorize cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians

    Date: 2014-07-14 17:29:51 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:110 - ID:827233

    NEW YORK, July 14 (MENA) - The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a resolution that would authorize cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in desperate need of food and medicine, without government approval. Diplomats, speaking ....

  • Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum

    Date: 2014-07-14 15:53:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:95 - ID:826588

    LONDON, July 14 (MENA) - Lying on their sides, curled together, the two skeletons on display for the first time at the British Museum look peacefully laid to rest. But the razor-sharp stone flakes scattered around and among the bones are the remains ....

  • Amidst fierce clashes in Libya, Ban urges need for dialogue

    Date: 2014-07-14 15:13:00 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:89 - ID:826872

    NEW YORK, July 14 (MENA) - Extremely concerned by the dramatic increase in violence endangering civilians in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a halt to the fighting and a return to the country's ....

  • Iran, Syria, Switzerland hold tripartite meeting to help Syrian people

    Date: 2014-07-14 13:21:59 GMT - Iran - World - SN:65 - ID:826729

    TEHRAN, July 14 (MENA) - High-ranking Iranian, Syrian and Swiss officials held a meeting in Geneva to discuss different ways to increase assistance and humanitarian aid to the war-hit people in Syria, according to IRNA News Agency. Iranian ....

  • Poroshenko discusses further actions in Ukraine east

    Date: 2014-07-14 12:11:57 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:62 - ID:826618

    KIEV, July 14 (MENA) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is holding a meeting with chiefs of army and police agencies on the situation in Ukraine’s eastern regions, the administration of the Ukrainian president said on Monday. “The president ....

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