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  • UN Security Council to hold urgent meeting today

    Date: 2014-04-17 17:49:19 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:141 - ID:674098

    NEW YORK, April 17 (MENA) - President of the Security Council Ambassador U. Joy Ogwu said that an urgent meeting will be held on Syria today. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday according to New York's local time. (MENA) AR/RE ....

  • Iran, Belarus stress expansion of cooperation

    Date: 2014-04-17 13:04:11 GMT - Belarus - World - SN:84 - ID:673486

    April 17 (MENA) - Iran and Belarus have stressed closer cooperation to help promote stability and security in the region, Press TV reported. “Coordination between Iran and Belarus in resolving regional issues should be expanded,” Iranian Majlis ....

  • Ukraine: low expectations that Geneva talks will calm the crisis

    Date: 2014-04-17 12:41:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:73 - ID:673438

    LONDON, April 17 (MENA) - Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the US prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest, The Guardian reported. The strategy ....

  • NATO bolsters defenses against Russia with air, sea patrols

    Date: 2014-04-17 08:25:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:28 - ID:672805

    WASHINGTON, April 17 (MENA) - NATO bolstered the defense of frontline member states in eastern Europe, recommitting to its original mission of fending off Russia in the wake of President Vladimir Putin’s menace to Ukraine, Bloomberg news ....

  • Sergei Lavrov goes to Geneva to attend four-party meeting on Ukraine

    Date: 2014-04-17 07:58:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:23 - ID:672722

    MOSCOW, April 17 (MENA) - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov goes to Geneva to attend quadripartite meeting on Ukraine, delegation source reported. The foreign ministers of Russia, the United States, European Union and representatives of the ....

  • Journalists charged with defaming Thailand's Navy

    Date: 2014-04-17 07:31:21 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:20 - ID:672660

    BANGKOK, April 17 (MENA) - Thai authorities have charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, ABC News reported Thursday. The journalists appeared at a court ....

  • Japan PM offers sympathy to South Korea ferry disaster victims

    Date: 2014-04-17 07:11:18 GMT - Japan - World - SN:17 - ID:672615

    TOKYO, April 17 (MENA) - Japan's Prime Minister offered "heartfelt sympathy" on Thursday to those affected by the ferry disaster in South Korea, in a rare moment of detente between the feuding neighbors, Kyodo news paper reported. Divers were ....

  • China offers condolences to S. Korea over ferry disaster

    Date: 2014-04-17 06:25:00 GMT - south korea - World - SN:11 - ID:672583

    SEOUL, April 17 (MENA) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi sent his condolences to the victims of a ferry sinking in South Korea that left at least eight dead and about 288 of the 475 people aboard still missing, Yonhap reported quoting an official ....

  • S. Korea ferry: Desperate search for survivors continues

    Date: 2014-04-17 06:05:06 GMT - south korea - World - SN:7 - ID:672547

    SEOUL, April 17 (MENA) - Emergency services are continuing to search for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank off South Korea, BBC reported on Thursday. Officials say 179 people have been rescued. Most of the ....

  • Kerry to discuss Ukranian, Syrian crises in Geneva

    Date: 2014-04-17 05:13:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:4 - ID:672527

    WASHINGTON, April 17 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry left for Geneva for talks on the situation in Ukraine and the Syrian crisis. Kerry will meet with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts, EU foreign and security affairs official ....

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