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  • Kerry to meet Lavrov for Ukraine talks in Paris Sunday

    Date: 2014-03-29 19:50:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:120 - ID:638043

    WASHINGTON, March 29 (MENA) - After a week of travel in the Mideast, US Secretary of State John Kerry changed course and arrived in Paris Saturday for talks with his Russian counterpart on the Ukraine crisis, ABC News reported. Halfway home from ....

  • Azhar offers 80 Thai students scholarship, Egyptian diplomat says

    Date: 2014-03-29 16:30:50 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:89 - ID:637772

    BANGKOK, March 29 (MENA) - The Embassy of Egypt in Bangkok held on Saturday a written and oral competition to offer an Azharite scholarship for students in Thailand. The best students were chosen during the contest. Egyptian Ambassador in ....

  • Bulgaria shying away from sanctions against Russia

    Date: 2014-03-29 16:05:36 GMT - Bulgaria - World - SN:86 - ID:637670

    SOFIA, March 29 (MENA) – Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin said Saturday that it is not in Sofia's interest to stand firmly behind EU sanctions against Russia, Sofia News Agency reported. . "At the moment Bulgaria has no alternative ....

  • U.S. Tries To Stop India's Solar Policy While Pushing Fight Against Climate Change

    Date: 2014-03-29 15:13:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:75 - ID:637675

    WASHINGTON, March 29 (MENA) - The Obama administration talks a lot about the need to develop renewable energy around the world to curb climate change. But right now, it's trying to kill India's effort to boost its domestic solar industry. The ....

  • Kerry, Lavrov discuss Ukraine crisis in telephone conversation

    Date: 2014-03-29 14:07:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:69 - ID:637569

    MOSCOW, March 29 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry continued discussing the Ukrainian crisis in a telephone conversation on March 29, The Voice of Russia reported Saturday. Taking into account a ....

  • Chinese Pres. Xi rails Japan's wartime actions

    Date: 2014-03-29 12:47:36 GMT - Japan - World - SN:55 - ID:637311

    TOKYO, March 29 (MENA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping criticized Japan's wartime atrocities, saying the Japanese military killed more than 300,000 people in Nanjing in 1937 when it occupied the Chinese city. In a speech delivered in Berlin, Xi ....

  • US, Saudis narrow split over Syria

    Date: 2014-03-29 12:19:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:49 - ID:637317

    WASHINGTON, March 29 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, meeting at a time of heightened tensions in relations between their countries, appeared to narrow their disagreement on assisting Syrian rebels, but ....

  • No intention of new Russia army moves: Ban Ki Moon

    Date: 2014-03-28 22:42:25 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:142 - ID:636540

    NEW YORK, March 28 (MENA) - The UN secretary general says Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured him he had no intention of orchestrating further incursions into Ukrainian territory. Ban Ki-moon told reporters that Putin told him "he had no ....

  • Britain urges immediate humanitarian action in Syria

    Date: 2014-03-28 19:31:23 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:126 - ID:636409

    LONDON, March 28 (MENA) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague called on the Assad regime to provide immediate humanitarian access to people in need in Syria. Speaking as the UN makes its monthly report on progress of the UN Security Council ....

  • Afghan intelligence agency foils suicide car bombing plot

    Date: 2014-03-28 18:42:21 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:119 - ID:636346

    KABUL, March 28 (MENA) - The Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) announced Friday that a deadly suicide car bombing plot was foiled by NDS operatives in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, said local media. The NDS said in a ....

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