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  • Hague calls for ceasefire as death toll rises in Gaza violence

    Date: 2014-07-12 16:20:14 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:61 - ID:824015

    LONDON, July 12 (MENA) - UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for a ceasefire in Gaza as the death toll in the latest conflict between Israel and Palestinians continued to climb. Hague today spoke to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ....

  • 8 family members killed in Kandahar blast

    Date: 2014-07-12 12:25:18 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:35 - ID:823527

    KABUL, July 12 (MENA) - At least eight civilians belonging to a single family were killed following an explosion in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan. According to local government officials, the incident took place early Saturday in ....

  • Hundreds of Arabs in London demonstrate against Israeli aggression on Gaza

    Date: 2014-07-12 12:19:34 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:34 - ID:823541

    LONDON, July 12 (MENA) – Hundreds of Palestinians, Arabs, British and some Jews staged on Saturday a mass demonstration in front of the headquarters of the Israeli Embassy in London. The demonstration came in protest at the air strikes launched ....

  • Arab body condemns Israeli escalation in Gaza

    Date: 2014-07-12 10:50:24 GMT - Austria - World - SN:27 - ID:823471

    VIENNA, July 12 (MENA) - The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Austria warned Israel against continuing its aggressive and criminal acts against the Palestinian people besieged in Gaza. In statements to MENA, organization chairman Hassan ....

  • 6.8 magnitude quake strikes off Fukushima coast, tsunami warning issued

    Date: 2014-07-11 21:01:15 GMT - Japan - World - SN:87 - ID:822940

    TOKYO, July 11 (MENA) - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, with its epicenter located some 129 kilometers from the city of Namie in Fukishima prefecture, US Geological Survey reported. The quake was centered at a depth of about ....

  • Norway concerned about escalation in eastern Ukraine

    Date: 2014-07-11 20:46:23 GMT - Norway - World - SN:85 - ID:822916

    OSLO, July 11 (MENA) - Norway's Foreign Minister Borge Brende expressed his deep concern about the last developments in eastern Ukraine, pointing out that increasing usage of heavy weapons by pro-Russian separatists is not acceptable. Usage of ....

  • Turkish president urges Israel to stop raids on Gaza

    Date: 2014-07-11 19:46:23 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:81 - ID:822890

    ANKARA, July 11 (MENA) – Turkish President Abdullah Gül shared with a written statement his concern over escalating acts of violence in the Middle East and different places in the world, TRT reported. “Israel must put an end to its airstrikes ....

  • Russia urges UN to demand ceasefire in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-07-11 19:34:13 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:80 - ID:822876

    NEW YORK, July 11 (MENA) - Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin Russia called Friday on the UN Security Council to demand a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the Daily Star reported. Churkin warned that the situation will have dramatic, tragic ....

  • Russia submits elements of future resolution on Ukraine to UNSC

    Date: 2014-07-11 19:21:59 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:78 - ID:822875

    NEW YORK, July 11 (MENA) - Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said Friday that Russia has submitted the elements of a future resolution on Ukraine to the United Nations Security Council, ITAR-TASS reported. Churkin said the ....

  • Terror arrest made at Luton Airport of London

    Date: 2014-07-11 17:47:31 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:69 - ID:822783

    LONDON, July 11 (MENA) - A 22-year-old man planning to travel to Turkey has been arrested at Luton Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences, the BBC quoted the Scotland Yard as saying on Friday. The man was stopped by Bedfordshire Police ....

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