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  • Egyptian Sumo wrestler honored in Japan for distinguished performance

    Date: 2014-04-09 13:42:37 GMT - Japan - World - SN:87 - ID:658260

    TOKYO, April 9 (MENA) - The Arab Embassies in Tokyo will celebrate the Arab-Japanese Friendship Week which started with a reception held by Egypt's Embassy here in the presence of Japan's Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Taro Aso and top Japanese ....

  • Jordanian king, Russian president discuss Mideast conditions

    Date: 2014-04-09 13:03:40 GMT - Jordan - World - SN:76 - ID:658522

    AMMAN/MOSCOW, April 9 (MENA) - Jordanian King Abdullah II and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed here Wednesday the latest developments in the Middle East, especially the Syrian crisis and its repercussions. The two sides also discussed ....

  • Russian FM to visit China Tuesday

    Date: 2014-04-09 11:37:25 GMT - China - World - SN:62 - ID:658257

    BEIJING, April 9 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit China on Tuesday on an official visit, Spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. The visit, that comes at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, aims ....

  • Sajid Javid appointed culture secretary after Maria Miller resigns

    Date: 2014-04-09 10:47:15 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:52 - ID:658144

    LONDON, April 9 (MENA) - Sajid Javid has been appointed culture secretary after Maria Miller resigned amid a row over her expenses claims, the BBC reported. Prime Minister David Cameron announced Javid's promotion to the cabinet on Wednesday ....

  • Moscow denies any military moves on borders with Ukraine

    Date: 2014-04-09 09:24:03 GMT - Russia - World - SN:39 - ID:657795

    MOSCOW, April 9 (MENA) - Moscow has denied taking any extraordinary military measures in the areas close to the borders with Ukraine, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. The statement said accusations leveled against Russian to reinforce ....

  • US, NATO warn Russia against further intervention in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-04-09 09:18:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:37 - ID:657901

    NEW York, April 9 (MENA) - As the government in Kiev moved to reassert control over pro-Russian protesters across eastern Ukraine, the United States and NATO issued stern warnings to Moscow about further intervention in the country’s affairs amid ....

  • Russia will respond only to increased sanctions over Ukraine

    Date: 2014-04-09 09:06:54 GMT - USA - World - SN:31 - ID:657836

    WASHINGTON, April 9 (MENA) – For nearly three weeks after announcing the annexation of Crimea, Russian President Vladi­mir Putin held off on further dismemberment of Ukraine. No doubt he was measuring the West’s reaction to the first forcible change ....

  • Azeri president Aliyev arrives in Iran for talks

    Date: 2014-04-09 07:25:11 GMT - Iran - World - SN:19 - ID:657611

    TEHRAN, April 9 (MENA) - Azeri President Ilham Aliyev has arrived in the Iranian capital of Tehran to hold talks on a range of issues, including bilateral ties, Press TV channel said on Wednesday. Aliyev arrived at Mehrabad International Airport ....

  • Thomas Friedman: We need a strategy to help Ukraine and to undermine Putinism today

    Date: 2014-04-09 07:18:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:16 - ID:657536

    NEW YORK, April 9 (MENA) - "Shortly before the Sochi Olympics, Russian President Vladimir Putin played in an exhibition hockey game there. In retrospect, he was clearly warming up for his takeover of Crimea. Putin doesn't strike me as a chess ....

  • S. Korea pushes to buy 10 low-altitude radars from Israel

    Date: 2014-04-09 07:08:29 GMT - south korea - World - SN:15 - ID:657576

    SEOUL, April 9 (MENA) - South Korea is pushing to buy about 10 low-altitude radars from Israel to better detect small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and thereby counter threats posed by North Korean drones, military officials said Wednesday, Yonhap ....

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