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  • China calls on Pakistan to resolve disputes in peaceful way

    Date: 2014-08-20 17:50:08 GMT - China - World - SN:146 - ID:883445

    BEIJING, Aug 20 (MENA) - China on Wednesday called on all relevant parties in Pakistan to resolve disputes in a peaceful way as the country's political crisis grows, the Chinese state-run newspaper People's Daily said. "China has paid high ....

  • Afghanistan fragile transition process could collapse -- newspaper

    Date: 2014-08-20 17:24:47 GMT - USA - World - SN:138 - ID:883422

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (MENA) - With a crucial deadline soon approaching to inaugurate a new president and an election ballot recount in a critical stage, fears are growing that Afghanistan’s fragile transition process could collapse into violence, The ....

  • Iran urges IAEA to avoid 'politicizing talks'

    Date: 2014-08-20 17:10:36 GMT - Iran - World - SN:134 - ID:883437

    TEHRAN, Aug 20 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham stressed Tehran's willingness to continue cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Organization, and called on the IAEA to stop "politicizing talks" with ....

  • Russia calls Israel, Palestinians to resume humanitarian truce

    Date: 2014-08-20 17:09:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:133 - ID:883369

    MOSCOW, Aug 20 (MENA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry has called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume a humanitarian truce, Itar Tass news agency reported Wednesday. "We urge all parties to the conflict to resume justified practice of observing ....

  • Sri Lankan president cancels Pakistan visit amid political turmoil

    Date: 2014-08-20 17:07:29 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:132 - ID:883430

    ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (MENA) - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cancelled his visit to Pakistan in the wake of the country’s political situation, Dawn Newspaper quoted sources at the Pakistani Foreign Office as saying Wednesday. During the ....

  • OFID extends humanitarian aid to Gaza people

    Date: 2014-08-20 16:49:08 GMT - Austria - World - SN:123 - ID:883363

    VIENNA, Aug 20 (MENA) - The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) approved on Wednesday a $500,000 grant in humanitarian aid to support besieged Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The grant will provide essential food and medical supplies ....

  • North Korea fires insults against Kerry

    Date: 2014-08-20 16:47:01 GMT - USA - World - SN:121 - ID:883431

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (MENA) - North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a “hideous lantern jaw," Global News website reported. North Korea has unleashed a slew of crude insults against leaders in Washington and ....

  • Russia calls US to take care of own problems, not meddle in others’ affairs

    Date: 2014-08-20 16:24:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:118 - ID:883360

    MOSCOW, Aug 20 (MENA) - The United States should take care of its own internal problems instead of intervening in other countries’ internal affairs on the pretext of protecting democracy, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights, democracy and ....

  • Seoul's new envoy to Japan ready to work for better ties with Tokyo

    Date: 2014-08-20 16:23:29 GMT - south korea - World - SN:117 - ID:883425

    SEOUL, Aug 20 (MENA) - South Korea's new ambassador to Japan Yoo Heung Soo voiced willingness on Wednesday to make utmost efforts to improve South Korea's strained ties with its neighbor in the future, Kyodo News Agency reported. "Relations in ....

  • UN condemns clash between Abdullah’s observers and election workers in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-08-20 16:17:59 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:114 - ID:883367

    KABUL, Aug 20 (MENA) - The United Nations has expressed concern about yesterday’s clash between supporters of Abdullah Abdullah’s campaign team and workers from the Independent Election Commission (IEC) that left several people hurt at the audit ....

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