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  • 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 ....

  • NATO chief: Ukrainian nation should determine its future on its own

    Date: 2014-02-23 21:47:06 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:203 - ID:572795

    BRUSSELS, Feb 23 (MENA) - The people of Ukraine must determine their own future in freedom and democracy, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Sunday in a statement. "I continue to call for calm and restraint, so that all sides ....

  • Ukraine Parliament Votes to Dismiss Foreign Minister

    Date: 2014-02-23 20:45:47 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:193 - ID:572649

    KIEV, Feb 23 (MENA) - The Ukrainian parliament voted Sunday to dismiss the country's foreign minister, Leonid Kozhara, The Wall Street Journal reported. The decision comes as a major setback for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, whose close ally ....

  • Obama's aid defends 2012 Benghazi comments

    Date: 2014-02-23 20:39:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:191 - ID:572711

    WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (MENA) - US national security advisor and former ambassador to the UN Susan Rice conceded on Sunday that some of her statements about the attacks at the US mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi in 2012 may not have been correct, ....

  • Afghan soldiers die as Taliban attack checkpoint in Kunar

    Date: 2014-02-23 20:33:51 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:189 - ID:572646

    KABUL, Feb 23 (MENA) - Taliban fighters have killed 21 Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in Kunar province close to Afghanistan's border with Pakistan, BBC News reported. Karzai's office said in a statement: "The Afghan president is ....

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