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  • 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 ....

  • S. Korea, U.S. conduct military drills amid family reunions

    Date: 2014-02-24 06:22:53 GMT - south korea - World - SN:10 - ID:572925

    SEOUL, Feb 24 (MENA) - South Korea and the United States on Monday began their annual military drills as planned in a relatively low-profile manner, as families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War were reunited amid warming inter-Korean ties, the ....

  • Russia’s Kiev envoy recalled for consultations

    Date: 2014-02-24 05:33:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:4 - ID:572876

    MOSCOW, Feb 24 (MENA) - Russia has summoned its ambassador to Ukraine to discuss what Moscow called the "deteriorating situation" in Kiev, a day after President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted by the parliament, Novosti reported. "Due to the ....

  • Merkel, Putin say Ukraine must remain intact

    Date: 2014-02-24 05:31:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:3 - ID:572875

    MOSCOW, Feb 24 (MENA) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a phone call on Sunday that Ukraine's "territorial integrity" must be safeguarded and that the country urgently needed a functional government, ....

  • UN chief deplores violence escalation in Thailand

    Date: 2014-02-23 22:13:57 GMT - USA - World - SN:208 - ID:572837

    New York, Feb 23 (MENA) - UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned on Sunday the escalation of violence in Thailand over the past week, in particular armed attacks against protesters in which even children have been killed. In a press release carried by ....

  • Some 5,000 people gather in Kiev to protest Timoshenko’s return to politics

    Date: 2014-02-23 21:57:30 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:206 - ID:572791

    KIEV, Feb 23 (MENA) - About 5,000 gathered on Sunday on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in downtown Kiev to protest former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko’s return to politics, The Voice of Russia reported. “Timoshenko’s return was ....

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