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  • 3 killed, scores injured in clashes between Thai police, protesters

    Date: 2014-02-18 13:36:19 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:94 - ID:562445

    BANGKOK, Feb 18 (MENA) - Three people have been killed and dozens injured in violence that erupted as Thai police began clearing protest sites in the capital, Bangkok, the BBC reported Tuesday. Police are trying to retake official sites that have ....

  • Military issues have no place in nuclear talks - Iran Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2014-02-18 12:17:40 GMT - Iran - World - SN:77 - ID:562129

    TEHRAN, Feb 18 (MENA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Tuesday stressed that military issues have no place in the nuclear talks between Iran and the Group 5+1, IRNA News Agency reported Tuesday. She reiterated Teheran's ....

  • Lavrov, Kerry discuss issue of critical condition of Russian pilot jailed in US

    Date: 2014-02-18 12:14:23 GMT - Russia - World - SN:74 - ID:562205

    MOSCOW, Feb 18, (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the critical of Russian pilot jailed in US, Itar-Tass reported Tuesday. “Lavrov raised again acute ....

  • Strong Earthquake Strikes Northeast of Barbados

    Date: 2014-02-18 12:14:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:73 - ID:562210

    WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (MENA) - A magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck northeast of Barbados early Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage and casualties, ABC News said. The US Geological Survey said the temblor was centered some 172 kilometers (107 ....

  • South Korea president holds summit with Lithuanian president

    Date: 2014-02-18 11:40:59 GMT - south korea - World - SN:61 - ID:561952

    SEOUL, Feb. 18 (MENA) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye met with her Lithuanian counterpart Tuesday in a summit expected to focus on ways to increase trade and investment and bolster cooperation in energy and other areas between the two ....

  • Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf in court for treason trial

    Date: 2014-02-18 10:48:54 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:48 - ID:561968

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 18 (MENA) - Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has appeared in a Pakistani court for the first time on treason charges, the BBC reported. Security and health concerns prevented him from attending earlier hearings, and he has been ....

  • 9th meeting of Muslim States' Inter-Parliamentary Union starts work in Iran

    Date: 2014-02-18 10:38:11 GMT - Iran - World - SN:45 - ID:561962

    EHRAN (FNA)- The 9th meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) started work in Tehran on Tuesday, Fars News Agency said. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, who had attended the inauguration ....

  • Thai corruption body files charges against PM over rice scheme

    Date: 2014-02-18 09:41:22 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:36 - ID:561790

    BANGKOK, Feb 18 (MENA) – Thailand’s anti-corruption body said on Tuesday it had filed charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra relating to irregularities in the government’s rice-buying scheme, and it summoned her to appear to face the ....

  • Roadside bombing kills 6 Afghan army soldiers

    Date: 2014-02-18 09:34:24 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:34 - ID:561789

    KABUL, Feb 18 (MENA) - Officials say two roadside bomb attacks have killed six Afghan soldiers and three civilians in the eastern part of the country, ABC News reported on Tuesday. Afghan army spokesman Noman Atefi said a blast occurred a day ....

  • Protesters clash with police near Ukraine's parliament

    Date: 2014-02-18 09:34:11 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:33 - ID:561808

    KIEV, Feb 18 (MENA) - Several thousand protesters clashed with police near the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday after being stopped from marching to the building in a move to keep up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich, FRANCE 24 ....

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