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  • Prosecutors seek jail term for Berlusconi's son

    Date: 2014-05-23 13:32:35 GMT - Italy - World - SN:68 - ID:738220

    ROME, May 23 (MENA) - A prosecutor requested a jail term of three years and two months for Silvio Berlusconi's elder son Pier Silvio for alleged wrongdoing at their Mediaset media empire in a case known as 'Mediatrade', Gazette de Sud ....

  • Putin discusses top-level cooperation with new Indian PM

    Date: 2014-05-23 12:16:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:60 - ID:738248

    MOSCOW, May 23 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and India's incoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi have discussed plans for future top-level contacts, RIA Novosti quoted the Kremlin as saying on Friday. "The Russian President ....

  • Russia to respond to increased NATO activity near border-top general

    Date: 2014-05-23 11:41:10 GMT - Russia - World - SN:54 - ID:738111

    MOSCOW, May 23 (MENA) - Russia's top general said on Friday that Moscow would retaliate against increased NATO activity near its border as tensions with the western alliance over Ukraine escalate, The New York Times reported. "NATO's military ....

  • MENA agenda for Friday, May 23

    Date: 2014-05-23 05:49:06 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:6 - ID:737480

    CAIRO, The electoral campaigns of presidential candidates Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahi end campaigning activities today as the two-day election silence period starts Saturday. CAIRO, Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou along with the water ....

  • Syria's last shipment of chemical weapons ready to be transferr: OPCW

    Date: 2014-05-22 21:53:01 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:165 - ID:737432

    THE HAGUE, May 22 (MENA) – The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Thursday that it was ready to transfer the last shipment of Syria's chemical weapons. The last chemical weapons in Syrian are ready to be ....

  • Thai military mulls blocking social media over critical content

    Date: 2014-05-22 21:11:33 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:160 - ID:737405

    BANGKOK, May 22 (MENA) - Thailand's new ruling junta warned it would block social media platforms in the country if they carry any content provoking violence or opposing their military coup. "If we find any to be in violation, we will suspend ....

  • Pope Francis' trip to holy land stirs controversy with Israel before it starts

    Date: 2014-05-22 21:03:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:158 - ID:737358

    MOSCOW, May 22 (MENA) – Russian media shed light Thursday on Pope Francis's trip planned to start Saturday to Jerusalem and controversy raised on water as he insists this is a simple pilgrimage to the holy city. Critics and media observers wonder ....

  • Russia, Egypt FMs tackle developments in Libya, Syria, Palestine

    Date: 2014-05-22 20:35:25 GMT - Russia - World - SN:152 - ID:737344

    MOSCOW, May 22 (MENA) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Egyptian counterpart Nabil Fahmy discussed Thursday in a phone call the tense situation in Libya, latest developments in Syria and Palestinian-Israeli peace efforts. In a ....

  • Thailand military seizes power in coup

    Date: 2014-05-22 13:42:59 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:99 - ID:736785

    BANGKOK, May 22 (MENA) - Thailand's military has announced it is taking control of the government and has suspended the constitution. In a TV statement, army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to restore order and enact political reforms, the BBC ....

  • Thailand crisis talks fail to resolve political stalemate

    Date: 2014-05-22 07:46:37 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:33 - ID:735787

    BANGKOK, May 22 (MENA) - A meeting called by Thailand’s army chief on Wednesday failed to resolve the deadlock between key political rivals, plunging the country into even deeper turmoil a day after the military imposed martial law, France 24 TV ....

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