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  • Independent newcomer Andrej Kiska inaugurated as Slovakia's new president

    Date: 2014-06-15 15:23:02 GMT - Slovakia - World - SN:96 - ID:779422

    BRATISLAVA, June 15 (MENA) – Political newcomer Andrej Kiska has been inaugurated as Slovakia's new president, Fox News reported on Sunday. The successful 51-year-old businessman-turned-philanthropist was elected to the largely ceremonial post ....

  • Blair says "We didn't cause Iraq crisis''

    Date: 2014-06-15 14:42:54 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:88 - ID:779341

    LONDON, June 15 (MENA) - The 2003 invasion of Iraq is not to blame for the violent insurgency now gripping the country, former UK prime minister Tony Blair has said. He told the BBC there would still be a "major problem" in Iraq even without the ....

  • Iran vice president says extremist groups threaten global peace

    Date: 2014-06-15 12:46:20 GMT - Bolivia - World - SN:66 - ID:779000

    SANTA CRUZ, June 15 (MENA) – Extremist and terrorist groups pose serious threat against world peace and stability, IRNA quoted visiting Iranian Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri as saying in a meeting with Bolivian President Evo Morales, here ....

  • British PM issues powerful new pledge to combat extremism

    Date: 2014-06-15 12:35:13 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:62 - ID:778998

    LONDON, June 15 (MENA) - Muslim clerics in the UK who inflame terrorism by denouncing free speech, equality and democracy will be opposed in a ‘muscular’ new defense of ‘British values’, the Daily Mail quoted David Cameron as pledging Sunday. In ....

  • UN chief condemns continued violence in eastern Ukraine

    Date: 2014-06-15 10:49:32 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:45 - ID:778476

    NEW YORK, June 15 (MENA) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned in the strongest terms the downing of a Ukrainian military airplane in the eastern city of Lugansk, killing all 49 people aboard. “The continuing violence in ....

  • Friedman says disintegration of Iraq "defined" Middle East for century

    Date: 2014-06-15 10:49:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:44 - ID:778716

    NEW YORK, June 15 (MENA) - US writer Thomas Friedman said that the disintegration of Iraq and Syria is upending an order that has defined the Middle East for a century. It is a huge event, and we as a country need to think very carefully about ....

  • Parliamentary candidate shot dead in Kosovo

    Date: 2014-06-15 10:09:02 GMT - Kosovo - World - SN:43 - ID:778768

    PRISTINA, June 15 (MENA) - Kosovo police say a parliamentary candidate from Prime Minister Hashim Thaci's ruling party was shot dead in an apparent assassination as he walked out of a restaurant, ABC News reported. Police said in a statement ....

  • Iranian FM stresses promotion of South-South cooperation

    Date: 2014-06-15 10:06:53 GMT - Iran - World - SN:38 - ID:778692

    TEHRAN, June 15 (MENA) - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday underlined the need for reinforcing South-South cooperation to tackle terrorism. Zarif made the remarks at a joint press conference with visiting South African Minister of ....

  • Road accident leaves 13 dead, 10 injured in Haiti

    Date: 2014-06-15 08:14:06 GMT - Haiti - World - SN:26 - ID:778457

    PORT AU PRINCE, June 15 (MENA) - A lawmaker's car crashed into a transport van in northern Haiti, killing 13 people and injuring 10. A two-month old infant and his mother, who had been sitting near the front of one of the vehicles, were among ....

  • British jihadists threat UK, West

    Date: 2014-06-15 07:46:31 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:21 - ID:778391

    LONDON, June 15 (MENA) - Britons fighting for the al-Qaeda splinter group terrorizing the Middle East have made a series of menacing threats against the UK and the West, The Sunday Times said on Sunday. One fighter — unmasked today as a computer ....

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