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  • Turkish PM Erdogan to stand for presidency: party

    Date: 2014-07-01 11:32:13 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:33 - ID:806319

    ANKARA, July 1 (MENA) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to stand for the presidency in August elections, his party announced Tuesday, paving the way for him to extend his dominance of the country's politics for at least another five ....

  • Japan cabinet approves landmark military change

    Date: 2014-07-01 10:57:52 GMT - Japan - World - SN:30 - ID:806351

    TOKYO, July 1 (MENA) - Japan's cabinet has approved a landmark change in security policy, paving the way for its military to fight overseas, the BBC reported Tuesday. Under its constitution, Japan is barred from using force to resolve conflicts ....

  • Hong Kong crowds rally for democracy

    Date: 2014-07-01 10:17:46 GMT - Hong Kong - World - SN:26 - ID:806273

    VICTORIA, July 1 (MENA) - Tens of thousands of protesters are taking part in what organizers say could be Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy rally in more than a decade, the BBC reported Tuesday. The annual rally, marking the day Hong Kong was ....

  • Turkey PM Erdogan's nephew gets jail sentence over drug charges

    Date: 2014-07-01 09:12:49 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:15 - ID:806044

    ANKARA, July 1 (MENA) - |The nephew of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison on charges of drug trafficking, the Turkish media reported. In a major drug case in İstanbul, Mehmet ....

  • Ya'alon vows to track down murderers of 3 Israeli teens

    Date: 2014-07-01 07:58:13 GMT - palestine - World - SN:9 - ID:805958

    GAZA CITY, July 1 (MENA) - Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon vowed Tuesday to track down the murderers and punish Hamas for the act. Defense minister suggests West Bank operation which has included hundreds of arrests of Hamas operatives in the West ....

  • White House condemns killing of Israeli teens

    Date: 2014-06-30 21:15:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:142 - ID:805780

    WASHINGTON, June 30 (MENA) - The White House strongly condemned on Monday the killing of three Israeli teenagers. "We condemn in the strongest possible terms violence that takes the lives of innocent civilians," said Press Secretary Josh Earnest ....

  • King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia of Spain visit Pope

    Date: 2014-06-30 20:07:28 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:134 - ID:805719

    VATICAN CITY, June 30 (MENA) - Spain's new king and queen met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday on their first foreign trip as monarchs, and invited the pontiff to visit Spain, reported ABC News. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, ....

  • Entertainer Rolf Harris convicted of indecent assault

    Date: 2014-06-30 20:03:41 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:133 - ID:805724

    LONDON, June 30 (MENA) - A British court on Monday convicted veteran entertainer Rolf Harris of 12 counts of indecent assaults on four female victims between 1968 and 1986, one of whom had been as young as seven or eight when she was abused, France ....

  • Nigeria: Ban strongly condemns ongoing ‘horrific attacks’ by Boko Haram

    Date: 2014-06-30 19:16:09 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:128 - ID:805691

    NEW YORK, June 30 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Strongly has condemned the ongoing “horrific attacks” being carried out by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, reiterating the readiness of the United Nations to support the country, the UN ....

  • Republican People's Party in Turkey announces presidential candidate

    Date: 2014-06-30 19:01:58 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:123 - ID:805669

    ANKARA, June 30 (MENA) - The Republican People's Party and Nationalist Movement Party have already announced their candidate for the upcoming presidential elections in Turkey, Turkish Radio and Television Corporation reported on Monday. The ....

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