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  • British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East meets Palestine PM

    Date: 2014-06-18 16:59:55 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:119 - ID:785392

    LONDONM, June 18 (MENA) - British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Hugh Robertson held on Wednesday talks with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah about the political developments and the issue of kidnapping of three ....

  • Livni praises Abbas for condemnation of kidnappings

    Date: 2014-06-18 16:36:20 GMT - Israel - World - SN:112 - ID:785545

    GAZA CITY, June 18 (MENA) – Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who for eight months led Israel’s negotiation team with the Palestinians, lauded Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s condemnation Wednesday of the kidnappings of the three Israeli ....

  • Hillary Clinton: Al-Maliki must go

    Date: 2014-06-18 15:35:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:97 - ID:785393

    WASHINGTON, June 18 (MENA) - The Iraqi people need to think seriously about the kind of leader they need to try to unite Iraqis against what is a terrible, imminent threat," former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said. Clinton called for ....

  • US rules out Iraq airstrikes for now

    Date: 2014-06-18 15:16:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:90 - ID:785368

    NEW YORK, June 18 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama decided against immediate air strikes on marauding Sunni extremists in Iraq, opting instead to pursue strategies such as providing intelligence to the Iraqi military, addressing the country's ....

  • Indonesians missing after boat sinks

    Date: 2014-06-18 11:26:40 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:53 - ID:784619

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (MENA) - A boat carrying 97 Indonesians has sunk off Malaysia, with at least 61 people missing, the BBC reported. Dozens of Indonesian migrant workers remain missing after a boat capsized in waters off Malaysia. Rescue ....

  • Afghan president hopeful demands halt of vote count

    Date: 2014-06-18 10:54:00 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:47 - ID:784617

    KABUL, June 18 (MENA) - Afghan presidential election candidate Abdullah Abdullah has demanded an immediate halt to vote-counting over allegations of widespread fraud, the BBC reported. Abdullah said ballot boxes had been stuffed to the benefit of ....

  • UK Counterterror police on alert over Iraq violence

    Date: 2014-06-18 10:27:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:43 - ID:784514

    LONDON, June 18 (MENA) – British Police are on heightened alert for terror plots directed or inspired by the jihadist group leading the brutal campaign of violence in Iraq, the country’s most senior counterterrorism officer said Tuesday as quoted by ....

  • Ukraine's Poroshenko offers unilateral ceasefire

    Date: 2014-06-18 10:17:55 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:38 - ID:784474

    KIEV, June 18 (MENA) - Ukraine's president has proposed a unilateral ceasefire by his troops to allow pro-Russian separatists to lay down their weapons. Petro Poroshenko said the peace plan would be implemented "shortly", BBC reported. His ....

  • Russia hopes for objective report on human rights in Ukraine – Churkin

    Date: 2014-06-18 07:49:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:19 - ID:784139

    MOSCOW, June 18 (MENA) - Russia hopes for the objective assessment of the situation in Ukraine in the next UN report on human rights, which will be submitted this week, The Voice of Russia quoted the Russian permanent representative at the world ....

  • Key Ukraine gas pipeline hit by blast

    Date: 2014-06-18 07:20:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:16 - ID:784090

    MOSCOW, June 18 (MENA) - Ukrainian police officials said the Urengoi-Pomary-Uzhgorod Pipeline, also known as the Trans-Siberian Pipeline, was damaged in the northeastern Lokhvytsia region, Itar Tass reported. Nobody appeared to be injured and ....

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