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  • Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence ,government crackdown

    Date: 2014-07-29 10:04:19 GMT - Burundi - World - SN:17 - ID:849541

    BUJUMBURA, April 29 (MENA) - Burundi’s ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year’s election, warns Amnesty International ....

  • Iran’s FM urges Muslims to unite against Israel

    Date: 2014-07-29 09:36:07 GMT - Iran - World - SN:16 - ID:849542

    TEHRAN, July 29 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the Islamic nations to close ranks to defend people of Gaza against Israel’s offensive. Zarif also expressed the hope that the Islamic countries, particularly ....

  • Japan’s new sanctions on Russia hamper bilateral relations: Moscow

    Date: 2014-07-29 09:31:30 GMT - Russia - World - SN:14 - ID:849539

    MOSCOW, July 29 (MENA) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a comment published on Tuesday that Japan should realize additional sanctions on Russia hamper the full range of bilateral relations and throws them back, ITAR TASS reported. “We regard ....

  • South Korea conscripts die in apparent suicides

    Date: 2014-07-29 07:36:10 GMT - south korea - World - SN:6 - ID:849445

    SEOUL, July 29 (MENA) - Two South Korean conscripts died in apparent suicides on Sunday, the military says, weeks after another soldier shot five members of his unit, the BBC reported. The two men, both privates, were found hanged in separate ....

  • Japan says won't nationalize radioactive storage site

    Date: 2014-07-28 20:39:36 GMT - Japan - World - SN:105 - ID:849288

    TOKYO, July 28 (MENA) - The Japanese government has said it will allow landowners to keep their property rights for the land where it will build temporary storage facilities for radioactive debris in Fukushima Prefecture. It had originally planned ....

  • Ebola outbreak: Liberia shuts most border points

    Date: 2014-07-28 19:15:55 GMT - Liberia - World - SN:100 - ID:849230

    MONROVIA, July 28 (MENA) - Most border crossings in Liberia have been closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to try to halt the spread of the virus, the BBC reported. Screening centres are also being set up at the few ....

  • UK dispatches 1350 troops to Poland for Nato exercise

    Date: 2014-07-28 16:46:47 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:80 - ID:849043

    LONDON, July 28 (MENA) - The UK is to send a "full battle group" of 1,350 military personnel for exercises in Poland, amid rising tension with Russia over Ukraine, the BBC has reported. They will take part in Nato manoeuvres in October to support ....

  • Gaza in critical condition, says UN's Ban Ki-moon

    Date: 2014-07-28 16:06:11 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:77 - ID:849085

    NEW YORK, July 28 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate halt to violence in Gaza, saying the Palestinian territory is in a "critical condition", according to the BBC. "In the name of humanity, the violence must stop," ....

  • Kerry's cease-fire draft revealed: US plan would let Hamas keep its rockets - Haaretz

    Date: 2014-07-28 15:35:51 GMT - Israel - World - SN:75 - ID:849045

    GAZA CITY, July 28 (MENA) - The ceasefire draft US Secretary of State John Kerry presented to Israel contained practically no mention of Israel's security needs or of demilitarizing the Gaza Strip of rockets and heavy weaponry or of the need of ....

  • Japan announces additional sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    Date: 2014-07-28 14:21:45 GMT - Japan - World - SN:71 - ID:848973

    TOKYO, July 28 (MENA) - Japan will impose additional sanctions on Russia for failing to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, where the recent downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet killed all 298 people aboard, the government said on Monday. Assets held in ....

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