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  • Afghan Taliban order fighters to disrupt vote

    Date: 2014-03-10 08:20:06 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:27 - ID:600309

    KABUL, March 10 (MENA) - A Taliban spokesman says the group has warned Afghans not to take part in the April presidential election and that it has ordered its fighters to disrupt the vote, ABC News reported Monday. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid ....

  • North Korea's Kim Jong-un elected to assembly without single vote agains

    Date: 2014-03-10 08:19:51 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:26 - ID:600344

    PYONGYANG, March 10 (MENA) - North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un was elected to the highest legislative body without a single dissenting vote against in his district on a 100% turnout, Yonhap reported. North Koreans went to the polls on ....

  • S.Korea doctors go on strike in protest of gov't policy

    Date: 2014-03-10 08:14:04 GMT - south korea - World - SN:25 - ID:600315

    SEOUL, March 10 (MENA) - Thousands of doctors staged a one-day strike Monday in protest of the government's plan to introduce a new medical system, partly causing inconveniences to patients across the country, Yonhap news agency reported. The ....

  • Park expresses regret, orders thorough probe into fake evidence scandal

    Date: 2014-03-10 07:06:06 GMT - south korea - World - SN:15 - ID:600210

    SEOUL, March 10 (MENA) - President Park Geun-hye expressed regret and ordered a thorough investigation Monday into allegations that the state intelligence agency was involved in fabricating evidence used in charging a North Korean defector with ....

  • U.S. big quake strikes off N. Calif., no Tsunami threat

    Date: 2014-03-10 06:59:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:11 - ID:600207

    WASHINGTON, March 10 (MENA) - A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no danger of a tsunami, ABC reported quoting officials. The ....

  • Xi urges political solution to Ukraine crisis

    Date: 2014-03-10 06:51:09 GMT - China - World - SN:8 - ID:600164

    BEIJING, March 10 (MENA) - Chinese president Xi Jinping has urged a political solution to the crisis in Ukraine and for all parties to exercise calm and restraint, during separate telephone calls with US president Barack Obama and German chancellor ....

  • Assad forces 'using starvation as weapon of war'

    Date: 2014-03-10 06:41:12 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:6 - ID:600163

    LONDON, March 10 (MENA) - Starvation tactics against civilians are being used as a weapon of war by the Syrian government, BBC reported Monday quoting Amnesty International. The rights group says at least 128 refugees have died at the besieged ....

  • Obama aide sees Russian threat on arms inspections as 'serious'

    Date: 2014-03-09 22:45:52 GMT - USA - World - SN:226 - ID:600074

    WASHINGTON, March 9 (MENA) - Tony Blinken, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser, said Sunday that a Russian threat to cease inspections of nuclear weapons as required by US-Russian arms control treaties would be "a serious ....

  • 2 killed in avalanche in Canada

    Date: 2014-03-09 21:48:10 GMT - Canada - World - SN:215 - ID:599972

    OTTAWA, March 9 (MENA) - Two people died Saturday after an avalanche buried them in snow in a national park in Canada, CNN reported, citing park officials. Three more people who were with them were uninjured, said Michelle Macullo from Parks ....

  • Israeli army chief of staff arrives in US

    Date: 2014-03-09 21:47:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:214 - ID:599904

    WASHINGTON, March 9 (MENA) - The Israeli army's Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz arrived in the US on Sunday on an official visit, The Jerusalem Post reported. During his visit, Gantz will meet with a range of US defense officials. In ....

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