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  • UNESCO calls for saving cultural heritage from new '21st century wars'

    Date: 2014-02-27 18:30:30 GMT - France - World - SN:157 - ID:580833

    PARIS, Feb 27 (MENA) – The UNESCO called Thursday for saving the world cultural heritage from new wars erupted in the current century. The remarks were made at "21st Century Wars" held at UNESCO HQ to examine how the international community ....

  • Nigeria's Boko Haram blamed for Adamawa killings

    Date: 2014-02-27 17:11:14 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:139 - ID:580873

    ABUJA, Feb 27 (MENA) - Suspected militant Islamists have killed at least 37 people during an assault on a town and nearby villages in north-eastern Nigeria's Adamawa state, witnesses were quoted by BBC as saying. Banks, shops and houses were also ....

  • Iranian foreign minister likely to visit Japan in March

    Date: 2014-02-27 15:40:22 GMT - Japan - World - SN:116 - ID:580013

    TOKYO, Feb 27 (MENA) - Japan and Iran are in talks to arrange a visit to Tokyo by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in early March, Kyodo reported. The two countries are considering having Zarif meet with his Japanese counterpart ....

  • UNHRC to start sessions on March 3

    Date: 2014-02-27 15:18:23 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:105 - ID:580591

    GENEVA, Feb 27 (MENA) - The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) ordinary 25th session is scheduled to begin on March 3 and will continue until March 28. The session will start by a speech to be delivered by UN chief Ban Ki-moon, UN High ....

  • Yanukovych says he is legitimate President of Ukraine, urges to restore constitutional order

    Date: 2014-02-27 13:57:13 GMT - Russia - World - SN:84 - ID:579812

    MOSCOW, Feb 27 (MENA) - Viktor Yanukovych has made an address to the people of Ukraine to declare that he still considers himself the legitimately elected President of Ukraine, the Voice of Russia reported on Thursday. "I, Viktor Fedorovych ....

  • North Korea fires 4 short-range missiles

    Date: 2014-02-27 13:17:41 GMT - south korea - World - SN:74 - ID:580182

    SEOUL, Feb 27 (MENA) - North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles into the sea Thursday, Yonhap News Agency quoted the Seoul's Defense Ministry as saying on Thursday. The missiles, with an estimated range of 200 kilometres (125 miles), were ....

  • International conference of non-conventional energy sources concludes its work in Vienna

    Date: 2014-02-27 12:18:08 GMT - Austria - World - SN:62 - ID:580021

    VIENNA, Feb 27 (MENA) - The international conference of non-conventional energy sources wrapped up on Thursday in Vienna. The three-day conference was attended by a number of energy experts from all over the world including representatives from a ....

  • Ukraine to Russia: Stay out of Crimea

    Date: 2014-02-27 10:07:16 GMT - Russia - World - SN:46 - ID:579793

    MOSCOW, Feb 27 (MENA) - Ukraine said on Thursday it would regard any movements by Russian military in Crimea outside the Russian Black Sea fleet's base in Sevastopol as an act of aggression, Itar tass reported. Ukraine's Foreign Ministry summoned ....

  • Putin puts troops in western Russia on alert in drill

    Date: 2014-02-27 09:22:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:36 - ID:579635

    MOSCOW, Feb 27 (MENA) - President Vladimir Putin ordered an urgent drill to test the combat readiness of his armed forces across western Russia on Wednesday, Novosti reported Thursday. “The drills are not connected with events in Ukraine at ....

  • Putin’s approval rating in Russia highest in two years – poll

    Date: 2014-02-27 09:02:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:33 - ID:579586

    MOSCOW, Feb 27 (MENA) - President Vladimir Putin’s popularity rating in Russia soared over the past week reaching the highest peak in the last two years. Experts say it may be attributed to the results of the Olympics in Sochi or could be connected ....

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