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  • Hagel testifies before Congress on prisoner swap deal

    Date: 2014-06-11 18:37:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:130 - ID:773324

    WASHINGTON, June 11 (MENA) – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel returned to Congress on Wednesday to defend the deal that resulted in the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, CNN reported. The agreement to release five Afghan detainees was “fully ....

  • UK FM Hague demands end to impunity for warzone rape

    Date: 2014-06-11 16:51:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:109 - ID:773145

    LONDON, June 11 (MENA) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has launched a protocol to increase prosecutions for sexual violence in conflict. The new International Protocol, the first of its kind, aims to set ....

  • Pentagon report: China defense firms targeting Mideast, N. Africa markets

    Date: 2014-06-11 14:38:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:75 - ID:772842

    WASHINGTON, June 11 (MENA) - China has been marketing defense systems to the Middle East, the World Tribune quoted a Pentagon report as saying Wednesday. The U.S. Defense Department said Beijing’s growing defense industry was targeting the Middle ....

  • Venezuela: OPEC to keep present output target at 30 million barrels a day

    Date: 2014-06-11 14:13:48 GMT - Austria - World - SN:70 - ID:772867

    VIENNA, June 11 (MENA) - OPEC oil ministers are heading into a meeting with apparent agreement to keep unchanged their output target of 30 million barrels a day, Fox News reported Wednesday. Venezuelan oil minister Rafael Ramirez says there is ....

  • Hague: international protocol on sexual violence in conflict to be launched

    Date: 2014-06-11 12:58:29 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:51 - ID:772628

    LONDON, June 11 (MENA) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague said that a London summit on ending sexual violence during war will witness the launch of a new international protocol for documenting and investigating sexual violence in ....

  • Pope Francis tells corrupt persons to repent

    Date: 2014-06-11 11:35:46 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:45 - ID:772395

    ROME / VATICAN, June 11 (MENA) - Pope Francis warned corrupt persons in positions of power that they would do well to fear God’s justice and repent. During the course of the catechetical portion of his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis spoke ....

  • OPEC 165th ordinary meeting kicks off in Vienna

    Date: 2014-06-11 10:54:35 GMT - Austria - World - SN:39 - ID:772368

    VIENNA, June 11 (MENA) - The 165th Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) kicked off here in Vienna Wednesday under the Chairmanship of its President Mustafa Jassim Mohammad Al-Shamali, ....

  • Pakistan summons Afghan ambassador following attack on Karachi airport

    Date: 2014-06-11 09:20:44 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:31 - ID:772068

    KABUL, June 11 (MENA) - The foreign ministry officials said Tuesday that the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan was summoned following militants attack on Karachi airport, ABC news reported. Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni, spokesman for the ministry of foreign ....

  • Top Filipino terror suspect captured near airport

    Date: 2014-06-11 09:17:40 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:29 - ID:772065

    MANILA, June 11 (MENA) - Philippine army troops and police on Wednesday captured a top Filipino commander of the Abu Sayyaf extremist group who is on the U.S. list of most-wanted terrorists and has acknowledged receiving al-Qaida funds to finance ....

  • Putin, Merkel discuss Ukraine gas debt in phone call

    Date: 2014-06-11 08:09:31 GMT - Russia - World - SN:24 - ID:771921

    MOSCOW, June 11 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed in a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the progress of talks on Ukraine's natural gas supplies debt to Russia. "Putin stressed that despite the emerged ....

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