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  • Russian minister tells US: No plans to enter eastern Ukraine

    Date: 2014-03-21 07:12:58 GMT - Russia - World - SN:14 - ID:621633

    MOSCOW, March 21 (MENA) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he has received official assurances that Russian troops massed near Ukraine have no plans to cross the border, the VOA reported. A Pentagon spokesman said Hagel spoke Wednesday for ....

  • Hollande says planned EU-Russia summit cancelled because of Ukraine crisis

    Date: 2014-03-20 16:10:11 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:113 - ID:621001

    PARIS, March 20 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande has said a planned EU-Russia summit has been cancelled because of the Ukraine crisis, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Saying events in Ukraine and Crimea were "unacceptable," ....

  • Ban Ki-moon voices concern over situation in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-03-20 15:36:20 GMT - Russia - World - SN:108 - ID:621007

    MOSCOW, March 20 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern about the latest events in Ukraine and Russia during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, The Voice of Russia reported. Ban Ki-moon said that as the UN ....

  • Egypt to partake in nuclear security summit in The Hague

    Date: 2014-03-20 15:04:01 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:103 - ID:620928

    CAIRO, March 20 (MENA) - Egypt will participate in the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit 2014 (NSS) which will be held in The Hague, Netherlands, on March 24-25. The Egyptian delegation will be led by Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Hamdy ....

  • Egypt partakes in UNSC reform talks

    Date: 2014-03-20 14:38:30 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:93 - ID:620931

    CAIRO, March 20 (MENA) – Egypt participated in the intergovernmental negotiations on the United Nation Security Council reform held in New York. Egypt's permanent delegate to the UN Moataz Ahmadeen Khalil delivered Egypt's address to the ....

  • Chief of Russian General Staff, SACEUR discuss situation in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-03-20 10:11:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:48 - ID:620151

    MOSCOW, March 20 (MENA) - Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Philip Breedlove called Chairman of the Russian Army General Staff, Colonel-General Valery Gerasimov on Thursday to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the Russian Defence ....

  • Ukraine plans to withdraw troops from Russia-occupied Crimea

    Date: 2014-03-20 09:54:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:45 - ID:620202

    NEW YORK, March 20 (MENA) - Bowing to the reality of the Russian military occupation of Crimea a day after Russia announced it was annexing the disputed peninsula, the Ukrainian government said on Wednesday that it had drawn up plans to evacuate all ....

  • UK looks forward to improving ties with Iran: Hague

    Date: 2014-03-20 09:34:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:43 - ID:620133

    LONDON, March 20 (MENA) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said the UK seeks to enhance its relations with the Islamic Republic, Press TV reported Thursday. “This is something our two governments have been working over the last few ....

  • Lavrov: Russia to use all methods to protect Russians abroad

    Date: 2014-03-20 09:27:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:41 - ID:620062

    MOSCOW, March 20 (MENA) - Moscow would continue to use "political, diplomatic and legal methods" to protect Russians abroad, said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as quoted by Novosti. Lavrov said, in a meeting of Foreign Ministry representatives ....

  • Taliban suicide attack on Afghanistan police station kills 11

    Date: 2014-03-20 09:25:25 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:40 - ID:620047

    KABUL, March 20 (MENA) - Taliban fighters have killed at least 11 people and wounded 22 in a suicide bomb attack and gun battle at a police station in Afghanistan's eastern Jalalabad city, ABC News reported Thursday. Thursday's attack in one of ....

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