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  • US lawmakers back moves to suspend Russia's membership of G8

    Date: 2014-03-02 19:39:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:146 - ID:586281

    WASHINGTON, March 2 (MENA) - US lawmakers backed moves to suspend Russia's membership of the prestigious Group of Eight nations, which it joined in 1998, over the Ukraine crisis. "President Obama needs to do something," Senator Lindsey Graham, a ....

  • What is Russia’s aim in Ukraine? New York Times asks

    Date: 2014-03-02 19:15:38 GMT - USA - World - SN:139 - ID:586253

    NEW YORK, March 2 (MENA) - Russia and the West both have legitimate interests in Ukraine and its future, fomenting more tension in a country that is already in upheaval is not in anyone’s interest, New York Times said Sunday, asking about Russia's ....

  • Ukraine urges Putin to abandon military intervention plans

    Date: 2014-03-02 19:03:48 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:137 - ID:586256

    KIEV, March 2 (MENA) – Ukrainian lawmakers appealed Sunday to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reconsider deploying additional troops in Crimea in order to avoid the military escalation of the current political crisis in the country, RIA Novosti ....

  • Putin, Hollande discuss Ukraine crisis over phone

    Date: 2014-03-02 15:32:13 GMT - Russia - World - SN:95 - ID:585849

    MOSCOW, March 2 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin made a phone call today with his French counterpart Francois Hollande for talks on the situation in Ukraine. Putin said that there are real threats to the Russians in Ukraine, according to ....

  • OIC Chief leaves Egypt

    Date: 2014-03-02 14:52:56 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:88 - ID:585528

    CAIRO, March 2 (MENA) – Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Madani left Cairo on Sunday after being received by Interim President Adly Mansour and Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi. Madani stressed in his visit that ....

  • Ukraine closes airspace to military aircraft

    Date: 2014-03-02 14:51:21 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:87 - ID:585491

    KIEV, March 2 (MENA) - Ukraine's Acting president Oleksandr Turchynov announced Sunday that Ukraine had closed its airspace to non-civilian aircraft, the BBC reported. Acting Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accused Russia of "declaring war", ....

  • Egyptian league in Austria calls for foiling terrorist schemes to spoil Egypt, Bosna match

    Date: 2014-03-02 11:37:45 GMT - Austria - World - SN:45 - ID:584968

    VIENNA, March 2 (MENA) - The League of the Egyptian community in Austria asserted its rejection of the schemes of the terrorist international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood group to spoil a friendly match between Egypt and Bosnia, due to be ....

  • Britain views developments in the Ukraine with growing concern

    Date: 2014-03-02 10:34:15 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:31 - ID:584971

    LONDON, March 2 (MENA) - UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said that Britain viewed developments in Ukraine with growing concern. A statement released by the UK prime minister's office said: "In view of the seriousness of events unfolding in ....

  • UN chief urges Vladmir Putin to engage in direct dialogue with Ukraine

    Date: 2014-03-02 09:52:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:29 - ID:584952

    MOSCOW, March 2 (MENA) - Amid escalating tensions in Ukraine, UN chief Ban Ki-moon spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and expressed grave concern over Russian forces seizing control of the Crimean peninsula and asked him to engage in direct ....

  • Blast in eastern Afghanistan kills 13

    Date: 2014-03-02 09:48:20 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:28 - ID:584950

    KABUL, March 2 (MENA) - Officials say a car packed with explosives blew up and killed 13 people including nine insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, ABC news reported. Dind Mohammad Darwesh, spokesman for the governor of Logar Province, said it was ....

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