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  • 100 injured by gas explosion at Florida jail

    Date: 2014-05-01 10:09:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:36 - ID:697768

    WASHINGTON, May 1 (MENA) - At least 100 inmates and corrections officers were injured late Wednesday after a gas explosion at a Florida jail, the BBC reported. The explosion happened around 11 p.m. CDT Wednesday in Escambia County jail's booking ....

  • Ukraine detains Russian military attaché for spying

    Date: 2014-05-01 07:43:30 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:23 - ID:697524

    KIEV, May 1 (MENA) - Ukraine detained Russia's military attaché to Kiev on suspicion of spying and ordered the diplomat to leave the country, BBC reported. Interfax-Ukraine, citing the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, said the unnamed diplomat was ....

  • Iran congratulates Iraq for successful holding of parliamentary elections

    Date: 2014-05-01 07:39:48 GMT - Iran - World - SN:21 - ID:697505

    TEHRAN, May 1 (MNEA) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian early Thursday congratulated successful holding of Iraqi parliamentary elections, IRNA News Agency reported. "Today the world is a ....

  • US warns of new generation of global terrorists

    Date: 2014-05-01 06:15:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:697424

    WASHINGTON, May 1 (MENA) - The worldwide terror threat is evolving as Al-Qaeda-linked groups and other militants become increasingly violent and a new generation of global terrorists is spawned in Syria, the Daily Star quoted a US report as warning ....

  • US military intelligence chief stepping down

    Date: 2014-05-01 05:09:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:3 - ID:697406

    WASHINGTON, May 1 (MENA) - The head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency and his deputy will step down later this year, Pentagon officials said on Wednesday. Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, who had served as director of the DIA since July ....

  • Putin, Cameron discuss Ukraine crisis over phone

    Date: 2014-04-30 22:11:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:142 - ID:697329

    MOSCOW, April 30 (MENA) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed Wednesday the latest developments in the Ukrainian crisis over phone. They agreed the Ukrainian crisis can only be solved through ....

  • Venezuela to raise minimum wage by 30%: Maduro

    Date: 2014-04-30 20:49:20 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:128 - ID:697297

    CARACAS, April 30 (MENA) - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro has announced will raise the minimum wage by 30% on 1 May, the BBC reported. He said he would also raise pensions by the same amount. The increase is below the level of annual ....

  • Deadly China blast at Xinjiang railway station

    Date: 2014-04-30 20:45:12 GMT - China - World - SN:127 - ID:697292

    BEIJING, April 30 (MENA) - A bomb and knife attack at a railway station in China's western Xinjiang region has killed three and injured 79 others, the BBC reported Wednesday. Officials said that the attackers used explosives and knives at ....

  • Poland: Comprehensive reforms led to join EU

    Date: 2014-04-30 19:49:33 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:125 - ID:697154

    CAIRO, April 30 (MENA) - Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski said Wednesday that his country Poland and nine others joined the European Union decade ago after conducting comprehensive reforms the meet the membership criteria. In a statement ....

  • No updates available on reopening British embassy in Tehran - UK foreign ministry

    Date: 2014-04-30 18:32:47 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:120 - ID:697102

    LONDON, April 30 (MENA) – The British foreign ministry on Wednesday said that no updates are available concerning the reopening of the UK embassy in Tehran. On Monday, British Foreign Office Political Director Simon Gass held meetings with ....

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