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  • Vienna-6 talks on Iran's nuclear program to continue until July 20 – official

    Date: 2014-07-01 19:21:20 GMT - Iran - World - SN:107 - ID:807229

    TEHRAN, July 1 (MENA) - Two senior nuclear negotiators Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e Ravanchi said Tuesday that nuclear talks between Iran and the six world nations scheduled to begin on Wednesday will continue for 18 days until July 20, IRNA News ....

  • 11 militants killed following airstrike by Afghan air force

    Date: 2014-07-01 17:35:48 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:94 - ID:807135

    KABUL, July 1 (MENA) - At least eleven Taliban militants were killed following an airstrike by Afghan air force, Khaama Press reported on Tuesday. Defense ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahid Azimi, said the militants were killed in the past 24 ....

  • US paper asks: Who will fly emergency Su-25s Iraq has got from Russia?

    Date: 2014-07-01 16:45:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:88 - ID:807097

    WASHINGTON, July 1 (MENA) - Iraq has acquired its first fighter-jet in more than a decade, the World Tribune reported. The US government said the Iraq Air Force received the Su-25 fighter-jet from Russia. Officials said seven warplanes arrived in ....

  • Turkish PM Erdogan nominated as AK Party's presidential candidate

    Date: 2014-07-01 14:17:25 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:64 - ID:806712

    ANKARA, July 1 (MENA) - The Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has nominated current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as candidate for presidential elections, which will be held on August 10. Ruling AK Party Deputy ....

  • German Socialist Schulz elected to lead MEPs again

    Date: 2014-07-01 12:12:51 GMT - France - World - SN:44 - ID:806483

    STRASBOURG, July 1 (MENA) - The new European Parliament has begun its first session and elected German Socialist Martin Schulz to a new term as parliament president. He got 409 votes in the 751-seat chamber, after his Socialist S&D bloc backed ....

  • Crimea takes in about 12, 000 Refugees from Ukraine

    Date: 2014-07-01 11:37:04 GMT - Russia - World - SN:36 - ID:806458

    SIMFEROPOL, July 1 (MENA) - Around 12,000 refugees arrived in Crimea from the south-east of Ukraine, swept by clashes between the Ukrainian army and local independence supporters, Zhan Krasutsky, a coordinator of Crimea’s unified center for refugees ....

  • S. Korea, China likely to adopt appendix on cooperation at summit

    Date: 2014-07-01 11:32:56 GMT - south korea - World - SN:35 - ID:806278

    SEOUL, July 1 (MENA) - South Korea and China are likely to adopt an appendix to an envisioned joint communique to highlight cooperation in various fields when their leaders hold a summit later this week, sources said Tuesday. Chinese President Xi ....

  • Turkish PM Erdogan to stand for presidency: party

    Date: 2014-07-01 11:32:13 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:33 - ID:806319

    ANKARA, July 1 (MENA) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to stand for the presidency in August elections, his party announced Tuesday, paving the way for him to extend his dominance of the country's politics for at least another five ....

  • Japan cabinet approves landmark military change

    Date: 2014-07-01 10:57:52 GMT - Japan - World - SN:30 - ID:806351

    TOKYO, July 1 (MENA) - Japan's cabinet has approved a landmark change in security policy, paving the way for its military to fight overseas, the BBC reported Tuesday. Under its constitution, Japan is barred from using force to resolve conflicts ....

  • Hong Kong crowds rally for democracy

    Date: 2014-07-01 10:17:46 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:26 - ID:806273

    VICTORIA, July 1 (MENA) - Tens of thousands of protesters are taking part in what organizers say could be Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy rally in more than a decade, the BBC reported Tuesday. The annual rally, marking the day Hong Kong was ....

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