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  • Finland to send roughly 20 special troops to Central African Republic

    Date: 2014-02-24 18:13:18 GMT - Finland - World - SN:170 - ID:574673

    HELSINKI, Feb 24 (MENA) - Roughly twenty Finnish special troops will take part in the European Union's crisis management operation in the Central African Republic, Helsinki Times quoted Carl Haglund (SFP), the Minister of Defence, as saying on ....

  • Ukrainian MPs okay awarding Hero of Ukraine title to Celestial Hundred

    Date: 2014-02-24 17:57:21 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:169 - ID:574667

    KIEV, February 24 (MENA) – Ukrainian MPs at a meeting on Monday have decided to invite the next President of Ukraine to award the Hero of Ukraine title to the fallen Maidan activists of the Celestial Hundred, National News Agency of Ukraine ....

  • Pentagon to cut army to pre-World War II levels

    Date: 2014-02-24 17:51:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:167 - ID:574687

    WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (MENA) - The Pentagon’s proposed 2015 budget will call for a future American Army smaller than any since before World War II, although defense spending supporting the shrunken force will remain above Cold War levels, TIME ....

  • Saudi Arabia, US discuss bilateral ties

    Date: 2014-02-24 17:04:47 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:152 - ID:574597

    RIYADH, Feb 24 (MENA) - Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal met here Monday with US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman. During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways of boosting bilateral ties along with ....

  • Mississippi River closed for 65 miles after oil spill

    Date: 2014-02-24 16:28:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:141 - ID:574550

    WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (MENA) – US Coast Guard said that a 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River, including the Port of New Orleans, was closed to all water traffic Sunday as crews cleaned up oil that spilled from a barge after it ran into a towboat ....

  • World food security summit expects increase in demand for food globally by 50 percent within 20 years

    Date: 2014-02-24 12:51:41 GMT - United Arab Emirates - World - SN:87 - ID:573833

    DUBAI, Feb 24 (MENA) - The World Food Security Summit, which was held here, expected an increase in the demand for food globally by about 50 percent during the upcoming 20 years. The two-day summit was held on the sidelines of the Gulfood ....

  • Abe wants constitutional change to give premier more emergency power

    Date: 2014-02-24 12:45:00 GMT - Japan - World - SN:86 - ID:573830

    TOKYO, Feb 24 (MENA) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed on Monday a desire for a Japanese premier to be given more authority in case of state emergencies through constitutional revision. At a Diet committee session, Abe backed a proposal by ....

  • Public urged to voice outrage and demand action to prevent a lost generation in Syria

    Date: 2014-02-24 12:22:34 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:72 - ID:573613

    GENEVA, Feb 24 (MENA) - UNICEF, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision today issued an impassioned appeal to the general public, urging it to voice its outrage at the devastating impact on children ....

  • Ukraine wonders over whereabouts of Yanukovych

    Date: 2014-02-24 09:58:56 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:46 - ID:573393

    KIEV, Feb 24 (MENA) - With Viktor Yanukovych remaining silent despite the historic changes taking place there’s growing speculation over where he might be hiding, euronews reported. The deposed president is said to have left the capital aboard a ....

  • Ukraine: Arrest warrant for President Yanukovych

    Date: 2014-02-24 08:49:35 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:33 - ID:573200

    KIEV, Feb 24 (MENA) - Ukraine's acting government issued a warrant Monday for the arrest of President Viktor Yanukovych, last seen in the pro-Russian Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, accusing him of mass crimes against protesters who stood up for ....

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