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  • Iraq, Saudi sites on World Heritage List

    Date: 2014-06-21 21:27:17 GMT - France - World - SN:118 - ID:790646

    PARIS, June 21 (MENA) - The World Heritage Committee's meeting in Doha has inscribed four new sites on the World Heritage List, including Erbil Citadel of Iraq, and the Historic Jeddah, the Gate to the holy Makkah of Saudi Arabia, the UNESCO ....

  • Hundreds stage protest against Turkish PM in Lyon

    Date: 2014-06-21 20:15:12 GMT - France - World - SN:113 - ID:790587

    PARIS, June 21 (MENA) - Hundreds protested against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the French city of Lyon on Saturday as he visited the city ahead of an expected bid for the presidency. Organizers said 1,000 people took part in ....

  • Egyptian expats organize celebration in Hungary over Sisi's inauguration

    Date: 2014-06-21 19:59:14 GMT - Austria - World - SN:108 - ID:790520

    VIENNA, June 21 (MENA) - General Union of Egyptians in Austria organized a festival on Saturday in Hungary within the celebrations of the inauguration of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. The festival was attended by a number of Egyptians living ....

  • Qatar recruiting, sending 1,800 fighters to Iraq: FARS

    Date: 2014-06-21 19:03:18 GMT - Iran - World - SN:100 - ID:790452

    TEHRAN, June 21 (MENA) - New documents show that Qatar has recently recruited and set plans to send 1,800 "terrorists" from Morocco and North Africa to Iraq to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists, the Iranian FARS News ....

  • Pakistan says 307,501 people have fled North Waziristan

    Date: 2014-06-21 16:21:34 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:84 - ID:790199

    ISLAMABAD, June 21 (MENA) - A Pakistani government official said the number of people who have fled a tribal area bordering Afghanistan where the army is fighting militants has risen to 307,501. Senior official Arbab Muhammad Arif was quoted by ....

  • Russia puts Ukraine's interior minister, Dnepropetrovsk governor on int'l wanted list

    Date: 2014-06-21 15:22:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:71 - ID:790113

    MOSCOW, June 21 (MENA) - Russia's Investigative Committee has put Ukraine's interior minister Arsen Avakov and governor of Dnepropetrovsk Region Igor Kolomoysky on international wanted list, The Voice of Russia reported. The Russian Investigative ....

  • Separatist leader calls Ukraine cease-fire "fake," no reports of major combat

    Date: 2014-06-21 14:29:33 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:61 - ID:790087

    KIEV, June 21 (MENA) - Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's embattled east have dismissed a unilateral cease-fire ordered by President Petro Poroshenko as fake, while nine Ukrainian service members were wounded in clashes overnight. Otherwise, ....

  • Lavrov: peace plan by Poroshenko looks like an ultimatum

    Date: 2014-06-21 13:20:27 GMT - Russia - World - SN:51 - ID:789896

    MOSCOW, June 21 (MENA) - Most clauses of a peace plan announced by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday look like an ultimatum, Itar-Tass cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying Saturday. "The plan lacks the key thing - a ....

  • Ukrainian army shell military unit near Donetsk, destroy radar stations

    Date: 2014-06-21 12:08:13 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:45 - ID:789867

    KIEV, June 21 (MENA) - Radar stations were destroyed as a result of the shelling of an air defense unit, located in Avdeevka, near Donetsk, the Donetsk Vesti newspaper reports with reference to a source in the military unit. According to the ....

  • US downgradesThailand and Qatar for abysmal human trafficking records

    Date: 2014-06-21 10:44:58 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:37 - ID:789710

    LONDON, June 21 (MENA) - The US has signaled its mounting concern over modern-day slavery in Thailand and Qatar after it downgraded both countries on its human trafficking watch-list following revelations of appalling maltreatment of migrant ....

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