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  • Greek protesters, riot police scuffle in Athens

    Date: 2014-03-06 13:40:22 GMT - Greece - World - SN:92 - ID:593579

    ATHENS, March 6 (MENA) - Greek riot police used tear gas, pepper spray and batons in scuffles Thursday with anti-austerity protesters who took to the streets despite a partial ban on demonstrations in the capital during a visit by German President ....

  • UNODC warns from exploiting tourism in organized crime

    Date: 2014-03-06 13:37:50 GMT - Austria - World - SN:89 - ID:593465

    VIENNA, March 6 (MENA) - The United Nations Office On Drugs and Crime (UNODC) here warned from exploiting international tourism in promoting for human trafficking and organized crime. This comes on the occasion of launching a joint campaign with ....

  • Russia Today anchor resigns over Crimean crisis

    Date: 2014-03-06 13:32:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:85 - ID:593691

    MOSCOW, March 6 (MENA) – A US anchor at the Kremlin-funded TV news channel RT (Russia Today) has resigned on air, saying the network “whitewashes” the actions of President Vladimir Putin. Liz Wahl began the surprise announcement Wednesday by ....

  • Iran, 5+1 start second day of expert-level talks

    Date: 2014-03-06 13:02:08 GMT - Iran - World - SN:73 - ID:593736

    TEHRAN, March 6 (MENA) – The second day of expert-level talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 member states kicked off on Thursday in the Austrian capital Vienna, reported the Iranian IRNA. The Iranian and the group of the sextet will discuss ....

  • Crimea MPs vote to join Russia: BBC

    Date: 2014-03-06 12:18:34 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:65 - ID:593406

    KIEV, March 6 (MENA) - MPs in the southern Ukrainian region of Crimea have voted to become part of the Russian Federation, the BBC reported. Parliament said the decision would be put to the Crimean people for their verdict in a referendum on 16 ....

  • EU freezes assets of Yanukovych's former hierarchy

    Date: 2014-03-06 08:49:51 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:26 - ID:593107

    BRUSSELS, March 6 (MENA) - The European Union has announced an assets freeze covering the ousted Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, and 17 other people held responsible for embezzling state funds, The Guardian reported. The 28-nation bloc ....

  • Egypt to buy 4 French frigates

    Date: 2014-03-06 08:45:53 GMT - France - World - SN:25 - ID:592992

    PARIS, March 6 (MENA) - Egypt is about to buy four frigates worth one billion euro from the French group (DCNS), one of Europe's leading shipbuilders, reported French newspaper La Tribune on Thursday. The Gowind class warships are armed with ....

  • 5 Afghan soldiers killed by Nato air strike

    Date: 2014-03-06 08:09:43 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:21 - ID:592994

    KABUL, March 6 (MENA) - Five Afghan soldiers were killed in an air strike by the NATO-led force in Afghanistan on Thursday in eastern Logar province, ABC news reported quoting a government official as saying. "The reason for the air strike is not ....

  • Venezuela's Maduro breaks diplomatic links with Panama

    Date: 2014-03-06 06:02:04 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:6 - ID:592834

    CARACAS, March 6 (MENA) - Venezuela's President, Nicolas Maduro, has broken diplomatic relations and frozen economic ties with Panama, the BBC said. The decision comes after the Central American nation requested a meeting at the Organization of ....

  • Iran rejects Israeli reports on Iranian missile cargo for Gaza

    Date: 2014-03-05 22:26:07 GMT - Iran - World - SN:192 - ID:592744

    TEHRAN, March 5 (MENA) - An Iranian military source categorically rejected Western and Israeli media reports alleging that Israel has intercepted a ship carrying Iranian mid-range missiles for the Palestinians, Fars News Agency reported. According ....

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