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  • Putin yet to decide to use military power in Ukraine's Crimea

    Date: 2014-03-01 17:34:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:117 - ID:584141

    MOSCOW, March 1 (MENA) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin has not yet decided to use military force in Ukraine's Crimea, said the Kremlin said Saturday. Russia’s upper house of parliament earlier today approved a request from Putin to use armed ....

  • Putin's envoy says military approval does not mean troops will be deployed quickly in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-03-01 17:14:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:111 - ID:584068

    MOSCOW, March 1 (MENA) – The envoy Russian President Vladimir Putin sent to the parliamentary debate said that Saturday's armed force approval does not necessarily mean troops will be deployed quickly and that the timing will be up to the president, ....

  • Abe to reshuffle cabinet after Diet session ends in June

    Date: 2014-03-01 16:11:13 GMT - Japan - World - SN:104 - ID:583876

    TOKYO, March 1 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to revamp his cabinet and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party leadership after the current Diet session ends on June 22, the Nikkei Asian Review reported. Abe revealed his plans to ....

  • Putin requests senators’ approval to use Russian military in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-03-01 16:07:04 GMT - Russia - World - SN:101 - ID:583989

    MOSCOW, March 1 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the country’s senators to approve using Russian military forces in Ukraine to settle the situation there. Russian MPs have said that the turmoil in Crimea could allow for such a ....

  • New recording shows Bilal Erdoğan involved in $35 million island deal

    Date: 2014-03-01 15:47:30 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:98 - ID:583931

    ANKARA, March 1 (MENA) - A new audio recording purported to be of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's son Bilal Erdoğan discussing the purchase of several islands in the Aegean Sea off Çanakkale for $35 million has been posted on YouTube by ....

  • Egypt's amb. in Guatemala meets culture minister

    Date: 2014-03-01 14:30:47 GMT - Guatemala - World - SN:89 - ID:583767

    GUATEMALA CITY, March 1 (MENA) - Egypt's Ambassador in Guatemala Dina el-Sihi met with Guatemalan Culture Minister Carlos Batzin. El-Sihi underlined the importance of the cultural aspect in the relations between the two countries, adding that the ....

  • 23 people killed, injured in three roadside bomb blasts in Pakistan

    Date: 2014-03-01 14:29:24 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:87 - ID:583760

    ISLAMABAD, March 1 (MENA) - Twelve people were killed and 11 injured when three roadside bombs targeting a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's restive northwest exploded on Saturday, officials said, in the latest attack on efforts to combat the ....

  • Rouhani: Iran never posing threats against any state

    Date: 2014-03-01 14:27:51 GMT - Iran - World - SN:83 - ID:583750

    TEHRAN, March 1 (MENA) - President Hassan Rouhani said Iran never seeks to attack any country and poses no threat against any nation throughout the globe, IRNA news agency reported. Addressing a gathering of senior Defense Ministry officials here ....

  • Abducted Iranian Border Guards Released in Pakistan

    Date: 2014-03-01 13:44:43 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:79 - ID:583590

    TEHRAN, March 1 (MENA) - Pakistani media sources on Saturday reported that the country's security forces have freed the five Iranian border guards abducted along Iran-Pakistan border on February 6, Fars News reported. "Eleven foreign nationals ....

  • Russian-Ukrainian industrial group suspended until Ukraine forms new government

    Date: 2014-03-01 13:07:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:74 - ID:583548

    MOSCOW, March 1 (MENA) - The Russian-Ukrainian industrial group has suspended its activity until Ukraine forms a new government, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dimity Rogozin said on Twitter. He added the operation of the Russian-Ukrainian ....

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