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  • Ukrainian parliament chairman signs resolution banning antiterrorist operation

    Date: 2014-02-21 13:12:01 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:53 - ID:568386

    KIEV, Feb 21 (MENA) - Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Rybak has said he signed a Ukrainian parliamentary resolution condemning violence in the country and banning an anti-terrorist operation, Voice of Russia reported Friday. "The ....

  • Putin, Russia's Security Council members discuss Ukraine crisis

    Date: 2014-02-21 12:35:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:44 - ID:568345

    MOSCOW, Feb 21 (MENA) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the permanent members of the Russian Security Council to address the situation in Ukraine on Friday, The Voice of Russia ....

  • Ukraine president agrees to hold early presidential elections, make constitutional changes

    Date: 2014-02-21 12:10:11 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:36 - ID:568277

    KIEV, Feb 21 (MENA) - The Ukrainian president has revealed details of a temporary deal with opposition leaders to end the crisis which has seen dozens killed and hundreds injured, the British Sky News channel reported Friday. In a statement on ....

  • Russia will continue to increase potentials of its Armed Forces and security forces -- Putin

    Date: 2014-02-21 08:06:42 GMT - Russia - World - SN:16 - ID:567816

    MOSCOW, Feb (MENA) - Russia will continue to increase the potentials of its Armed Forces and all security forces, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting marking Defender of the Fatherland Day, which is traditionally celebrated in Russia on ....

  • Bundestag extends German military mission in Afghanistan

    Date: 2014-02-20 22:05:48 GMT - Germany - World - SN:202 - ID:567614

    BERLIN, Feb 20 (MENA) - The Bundestag on Thursday extend Germany's participation in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan, Deutsche Welle reported. So far, Germany's troop presence in the country has ....

  • Egypt stepping confidently toward roadmap – agriculture min.

    Date: 2014-02-20 15:09:20 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:127 - ID:566763

    CAIRO, Feb 20 (MENA) – Egypt started taking confident steps in achieving the transitional roadmap after ratifying the constitution and setting the presidential elections before the parliamentary ones, said Agriculture Minister Ayman Farid ....

  • Venezuela keen to promote ties with Egypt – amb.

    Date: 2014-02-20 14:30:18 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:115 - ID:566690

    CAIRO, Feb 20 (MENA) – Venezuela is keen to further its cooperation with Egypt out of its understanding of Egypt’s important standing, said Venezuelan Ambassador to Egypt Juan Antonio Hernández. In an interview with MENA, the ambassador expressed ....

  • Russia to strengthen Mediterranean force with ‘stealth’ subs

    Date: 2014-02-20 14:07:33 GMT - Russia - World - SN:111 - ID:566781

    MOSCOW, Feb 20 (MENA) - The combat capability of Russia’s naval task force in the Mediterranean will increase significantly following the first deliveries of Varshavyanka-class submarines to the Black Sea Fleet in 2015, RIA Novosti quoted Navy ....

  • UN vows to support new Lebanese PM

    Date: 2014-02-20 13:55:31 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:106 - ID:566572

    BEIRUT, Feb 20 (MENA) - UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly vowed that the UN will support efforts exerted by Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam and his new government. Following his meeting with Salam Thursday, Plumbly said that ....

  • Ukraine: UK summons ambassador over violence

    Date: 2014-02-20 13:48:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:104 - ID:566736

    LONDON, Feb 20 (MENA) - Britain has summoned Ukraine's ambassador to London on Thursday after violent clashes in Kiev killed at least 21 civilians today. "We are calling in the ambassador and calling on him to stop the violence," said a foreign ....

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