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  • Ukraine announces mobilization to boost army

    Date: 2014-03-17 14:28:34 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:87 - ID:614648

    KIEV, March 17 (MENA) - Ukraine's parliament approved emergency funding of Hr 6.7 billion (more than $600 million) for military spending and agreed to mobilize military and National Guard units today -- a significant amount in a national budget that ....

  • Iran calls for peaceful resolution of Ukrainian crisis

    Date: 2014-03-17 14:27:44 GMT - Russia - World - SN:86 - ID:614784

    MOSCOW, March 17 (MENA) - Iran is closely watching the developments in Ukraine and calling for a peaceful resolution of the crisis, Interfax news agency quoted Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanai as saying. "As regards the international ....

  • N. Korea readies rocket launchers on east coast

    Date: 2014-03-17 14:03:54 GMT - south korea - World - SN:78 - ID:614743

    SEOUL, March 17 (MENA) - A day after North Korea test-fired 25 rockets from its east coast, the mobile launchers remained in place on Monday, a potential sign of additional provocations, a military source said. The latest move comes as South ....

  • Azhar signs agreement to eradicate slavery

    Date: 2014-03-17 14:02:53 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:77 - ID:614734

    THE VATICAN/ROME, March 17 (MENA) - Al-Azhar, the highest seat of Sunni Islamic learning, signed the fist humanitarian agreement initiated by the Vatican to eradicate slavery and human trafficking. The adviser of Al-Azhar Sheikh Mahmoud Azab and ....

  • France slams terror attack on Mostorod checkpoint in Egypt

    Date: 2014-03-17 13:07:42 GMT - France - World - SN:72 - ID:614580

    PARIS, March 17 (MENA) - France has strongly condemned the Saturday attack on Egypt's Mostorod checkpoint in Shobra el-Kheima that left six military policemen killed. During a press conference held on Monday, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Roman ....

  • As U.S. looks for terror links in plane case, Malaysia rejects extensive help

    Date: 2014-03-17 12:44:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:64 - ID:614467

    WASHINGTON, March 17 (MENA) - With malicious intent strongly suspected in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, American intelligence and law enforcement agencies renewed their search over the weekend for any evidence that the plane’s ....

  • Nuclear negotiating team departs for Vienna

    Date: 2014-03-17 12:07:38 GMT - Iran - World - SN:54 - ID:614314

    TEHRAN, March 17 (MENA) - Iran’s nuclear negotiating team headed by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for Vienna on Monday to discuss nuclear issue with G5+1, IRNA reported. Zarif, who left Tehran early on Monday, is accompanied by ....

  • Iran to discuss 4-point Syria plan with Brahimi: Official

    Date: 2014-03-17 09:38:30 GMT - Iran - World - SN:28 - ID:613979

    TEHRAN, March 17 (MENA) - The Islamic Republic of Iran has devised a four-point plan to help resolve the ongoing crisis in Syria, Press TV reported quoting a top Iranian official as having said Monday. Tehran will discuss the outline of the plan ....

  • Ukraine says forces control and secure gas network

    Date: 2014-03-17 07:09:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:13 - ID:613592

    MOSCOW, March1 7 (MENA) - The Ukrainian interior ministry said on Sunday its forces had taken full control of the country's gas transport and distribution system and put it under special guard, ABC news reported. In a statement, it said the order ....

  • US, EU expected to announce sanctions against Russia

    Date: 2014-03-17 07:05:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:11 - ID:613546

    MOSCOW, March 17 (MENA) - The US and its allies in Europe are expected to announce sanctions against Russia, including visa bans and potential asset freezes, on Monday, one day after Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, ITAR-TASS ....

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