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  • Iran wants Iraq's new premier to start job immediately

    Date: 2014-08-13 17:25:11 GMT - Iran - World - SN:134 - ID:872656

    TEHRAN, Aug 13 (MENA) - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian described the yesterday appointment of the new Iraqi prime minister as a major step towards the accomplishment of the political process in Iraq, and expressed the hope ....

  • Russian, Belarus, Kazakh leaders discuss steps to prevent illegal food re-exports

    Date: 2014-08-13 17:01:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:128 - ID:872602

    MOSCOW, Aug 13 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone talk with the Kazakh and Belarusian leaders to discuss measures aimed at preventing re-exports of banned foods into Russia, the Kremlin press office said on Wednesday. The ....

  • France sends arms to besieged Yazidi community in Iraq

    Date: 2014-08-13 16:53:07 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:125 - ID:872613

    LONDON, Aug 13 (MENA) - France has announced it will send arms to the Kurds and ethnic Yazidis in Iraq immediately, to help them defend their territory against Islamic State extremists, The Guardian reported Wednesday. The announcement by ....

  • Russians back Putin on Ukraine policy -- poll

    Date: 2014-08-13 16:43:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:122 - ID:872553

    MOSCOW, Aug 13 (MENA) - Nearly two thirds of Russians support President Vladimir Putin’s actions on Ukraine, Itar-Tass news agency quoted an opinion poll as suggesting Wednesday. Sixty-three percent of respondents said his policies contributed to ....

  • Mexico ready to increase food deliveries to Russia - ambassador

    Date: 2014-08-13 16:40:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:120 - ID:872528

    MOSCOW, Aug 13 (MENA) - Mexico is prepared to increase deliveries of foodstuffs to Russia if the opportunity presents itself, Mexican Ambassador to Russia Ruben Beltran said Wednesday. "If that opportunity comes up, then Mexico will gladly ....

  • EU Foreign ministers to meet on conflicts in Iraq, Ukraine, Gaza

    Date: 2014-08-13 15:45:53 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:114 - ID:872478

    BRUSSELS, Aug 13 (MENA) - European Union foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in the coming days to discuss the Iraq crisis and the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza, senior EU officials said Wednesday. The foreign ministers meeting could ....

  • 'Int'l community needs to save Iraq before it falls beyond repair'

    Date: 2014-08-13 15:12:46 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:108 - ID:872301

    LONDON, Aug 13 (MENA) - Director of Save the Children’s Program Development and Quality in Iraq Aram Shakaram called on the international community to take responsibility for saving Iraq before it falls beyond repair. Shakaram wrote in an Op-ed ....

  • Syria paying price for countering Israel: Iran MP

    Date: 2014-08-13 13:36:54 GMT - Iran - World - SN:91 - ID:872151

    TEHRAN, Aug 13 (MENA) - A senior Iranian lawmaker says Syria is paying the price for supporting the Palestinian resistance against Israel. "The Syrian people are paying the price for supporting the Palestinian resistance and countering the ....

  • Zarif: Iran will not sacrifice nuclear rights

    Date: 2014-08-13 13:27:49 GMT - Iran - World - SN:89 - ID:872152

    TEHRAN, Aug 13 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Tehran's seriousness in the talks with the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany), and said the country will not sacrifice its nuclear ....

  • No Ebola travel restrictions for Nigeria, others‎ – U.S

    Date: 2014-08-13 13:10:55 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:81 - ID:872084

    ABUJA, Aug 13 (MENA) - The U.S. Department of State has said that no Ebola-related travel restrictions have been issued by the agency for Nigeria, Guinea and Sierra Leone. A “fact sheet” issued by the State Department on its response to Ebola ....

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