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  • Russian sport minister expects 2018 World Cup to strengthen Russia’s positive image

    Date: 2014-07-08 08:21:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:20 - ID:816926

    MOSCOW, July 7 (MENA) - The 2018 Soccer World Cup will strengthen Russia’s positive image as the world’s sport power forever, Russian Sport Minister Vitaly Mutko said in a live interview with the Russia 24 television channel on Monday. "The ....

  • Japan, Australia sign accords on defense equipment, free trade

    Date: 2014-07-08 08:19:15 GMT - Japan - World - SN:18 - ID:816918

    TOKYO, July (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott signed bilateral accords on Tuesday to boost cooperation on defense equipment and technology and free trade after they held summit talks in Canberra ....

  • Iraq delays formation of a new government, as country veers further toward collapse: paper

    Date: 2014-07-08 08:09:48 GMT - USA - World - SN:17 - ID:816897

    WASHIGNTON, July 7 (MENA) - Iraq’s parliament stalled Monday for a second time, canceling its planned Tuesday session to give the country’s deeply divided political factions time to reach an agreement on an urgently needed new government. The ....

  • Nigeria troops invade Boko Haram hideout, kill 44

    Date: 2014-07-08 08:03:10 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:16 - ID:816896

    ABUJA, July 8 (MENA) - The Nigerian military said it destroyed Boko Haram bases in Balmo Forest near the northeastern border with Cameroon, media reports said. Balmo is on the fringes of Sambisa Forest where over 200 Chibok girls are believed to ....

  • Kerry warns against illegal power grab in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-07-08 07:22:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:816827

    TOKYO, July 8 (MENA) - Secretary of State John Kerry warned Afghanistan on Tuesday that any attempt to take power illegally following a disputed presidential election run-off would cost it U.S. support. "I have noted reports of protests in ....

  • John McCain: ISIS' rise direct result of Obama policy "failure"

    Date: 2014-07-07 20:44:53 GMT - USA - World - SN:163 - ID:816640

    WASHINGTON, July 7 (MENA) - The rise of an al Qaeda-inspired insurgency movement currently seizing control of Syria and northern parts of Iraq, Senator John McCain, argued was preventable at the hands of the United States, the CBS news ....

  • 1 dead as small planes collide in US state of Idaho

    Date: 2014-07-07 20:36:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:161 - ID:816586

    WASHINGTON, July 7 (MENA) - US Forest Service officials say one person is dead after two small private planes collided in midair near a central Idaho airstrip, ABC News reported. David Olson with Boise National Forest said the person was killed ....

  • UN chief urges Ukraine to practice self-restraint

    Date: 2014-07-07 19:59:38 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:155 - ID:816585

    KIEV, July 7 (MENA) - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on the Ukrainian authorities to display maximum restraint and take all possible steps to protect civilians in Ukraine's eastern regions, reported The Voice of ....

  • Spanish MPs to visit Iran mid July

    Date: 2014-07-07 19:40:41 GMT - Iran - World - SN:150 - ID:816513

    TEHRAN July 7 (MENA) - A high-ranking delegation from the Spanish parliament plans to pay an official visit to Iran in mid-July to explore ways of promoting relations, reported Fars news agency. The visit will take place on July 18 upon official ....

  • Russia Wants Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia to join Syria reconciliation talks

    Date: 2014-07-07 19:21:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:144 - ID:816499

    MOSCOW, July 7 (MENA) -Moscow has reiterated its proposal to engage Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other states in the Syrian reconciliation effort, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said in an interview with RIA Novosti news ....

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