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  • Putin urges end to confrontation in Netanyahu call

    Date: 2014-07-10 16:28:06 GMT - Russia - World - SN:108 - ID:821393

    MOSCOW, July 10 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called for an end to spiraling violence in Gaza during telephone call with Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, according to RIA Novosti. "The Russian side stressed the ....

  • 33 militants killed, 20 others injured in Afghan army operations

    Date: 2014-07-10 12:05:57 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:52 - ID:820725

    KABUL, July 10 (MENA) - At least 33 Taliban militants were killed following military operations by Afghan national army soldiers in the past 24 hours, defense officials said Thursday. Gen. Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the ministry of defense of ....

  • Emergency phone and internet data storage law to be brought in

    Date: 2014-07-10 09:40:01 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:34 - ID:820417

    LONDON, July 10 (MENA) - Emergency legislation will be brought in next week to force phone and internet companies to log records of customer calls, texts and internet use, the BBC reported. Ministers say it is necessary so police and security ....

  • Indonesian leader calls for restraint after presidential stand-off

    Date: 2014-07-10 07:43:01 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:20 - ID:820237

    JAKARTA, July 10 (MENA) - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urged the two candidates in Wednesday's disputed presidential election to keep their supporters in check during what will be an agonisisng two-week wait for an official result, ....

  • Ferocious storms kill 5, leave about 300,000 without power

    Date: 2014-07-09 21:56:30 GMT - USA - World - SN:152 - ID:820007

    WASHINGTON, July 9 (MENA) - A rash of severe weather pummeled several eastern states Tuesday, killing at least five people and leaving about 300,000 people in the dark, the CNN reported. One boy died and eight other children were injured when a ....

  • US welcomes election of Bahra as head of Syrian opposition coalition

    Date: 2014-07-09 21:03:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:149 - ID:820009

    WASHINGTON, July 9 (MENA) - The United States has welcomed the election of Syrian Opposition Coalition head Hadi al Bahra. "We look to President-elect Bahra and other new leaders to reach out to all Syrian communities and to strengthen unity ....

  • Malaysia condemns Israel air strikes on Gaza Strip

    Date: 2014-07-09 21:01:21 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:148 - ID:820004

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 (MENA) – Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak condemned Wednesday the Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip and called for an immediate cessation of military operations, the Bernama news agency reported. Malaysia ....

  • Putin hopes to improve relations with EU

    Date: 2014-07-09 20:24:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:142 - ID:819905

    MOSCOW, July 9 (MENA) - Russia President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he hoped the Italian EU presidency would help put EU-Russian relations back on a par with those with Rome. During a meeting with visiting Italian Foreign Minister Federica ....

  • Terror plot targeting Eiffel Tower, Louvre foiled

    Date: 2014-07-09 19:50:13 GMT - France - World - SN:136 - ID:819915

    PARIS, July 9 (MENA) - French authorities said they foiled a terrorist plot reportedly targeting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a nuclear power plant last year, Fox News reported Wednesday. The revelation comes as the country unveiled new ....

  • Afghan civilian death toll up by 24% in 2014: UN

    Date: 2014-07-09 15:33:25 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:95 - ID:819449

    KABUL, July 9 (MENA) - Civilian casualties in Afghanistan soared by 24 per cent in the first half of 2014, according to a UN report released today. Ground combat is now causing more deaths and injuries than improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in ....

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