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  • Brazilian appointed as Force Commander for UN Stavlization Mission in Haiti

    Date: 2014-03-13 18:31:51 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:127 - ID:607897

    NEW YORK, March 13 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed Lieutenant General Jose Luiz Jaborandy of Brazil as Force Commander of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Lieutenant General Jaborandy will replace Lieutenant ....

  • Japan ruling parties debate arms export rules

    Date: 2014-03-13 18:14:47 GMT - Japan - World - SN:125 - ID:607522

    TOKYO, March 13 (MENA) - Japan's ruling parties have begun debating a government draft of new arms export guidelines. According to Japan Broadcasting Corporation(NHK) a working group of lawmakers from the main ruling Liberal Democratic Party and ....

  • Moscow won't exclude sanctions to counter US and EU - ministry

    Date: 2014-03-13 17:45:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:118 - ID:607799

    MOSCOW, March 13 (MENA) - The Russian Economic Ministry said Thursday that Moscow is ready to retaliate with counter sanctions against the EU and US if they go ahead with economic measures against Russia over tension in Crimea, the English-Language ....

  • Russia did not initiate crisis over Ukraine - Putin

    Date: 2014-03-13 16:19:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:108 - ID:607633

    MOSCOW, March 13 (MENA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia was not to blame for the crisis over Ukraine's Crimea region. At a meeting with paralympic delegations in the Black Sea city of Sochi, Putin thanked officials ....

  • Mass prayers held for missing Malaysian plane

    Date: 2014-03-13 16:12:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:106 - ID:607641

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 (MENA) - Special prayers were held nationwide Thursday for the safety of the 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board the missing Malaysian flight. The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 incident has not only brought ....

  • Austria arrests top Ukrainian oligarch: report

    Date: 2014-03-13 15:17:37 GMT - Austria - World - SN:99 - ID:607519

    VIENNA, March 13 (MENA) - Austrian police said they have arrested a Ukrainian businessman on suspicion of bribery and forming a criminal organisation. Local media identifying the suspect as top oligarch Dmytro Firtash, a backer of ousted ....

  • Russian Air Force sends 6 Su-27 jets to Belarus

    Date: 2014-03-13 15:16:24 GMT - Russia - World - SN:98 - ID:607445

    MOSCOW, March 13 (MENA) - The Russian Air Force has sent six Su-27 jets and three military transport planes to Bobruisk aerodrome in Belarus on Thursday, the press service of the Defense Ministry of Belarus told Itar-Tass on Thursday. The ....

  • OECD suspends Russia’s accession process

    Date: 2014-03-13 14:54:32 GMT - Russia - World - SN:94 - ID:607383

    MOSCOW, March 13 (MENA) - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has announced suspension of Russia’s accession process, a report published on the OECD website said Thursday. The decision was taken at a session of the ....

  • Moscow troubled by Palestine-Israel tensions' outbreak, call for ceasefire

    Date: 2014-03-13 14:22:56 GMT - Russia - World - SN:89 - ID:607392

    MOSCOW, March 13 (MENA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry is worried about the escalation of tensions between Palestinians and Israelis and asks both sides to stick to the ceasefire regime. "Moscow expresses its profound concern about a new outbreak ....

  • Ukraine creates National Guard ahead of Crimea vote

    Date: 2014-03-13 13:51:18 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:84 - ID:607382

    KIEV, March 13 (MENA) - Ukraine's parliament has voted to create a 60,000-strong National Guard to bolster the country's defences. The vote came ahead of Sunday's referendum in Crimea, now controlled by pro-Moscow forces, on whether citizens want ....

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