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  • Irrigation minister regrets not attending Egypt-Dutch advisory council's meeting

    Date: 2014-03-17 18:07:29 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:155 - ID:615056

    CAIRO, March 17 (MENA) - Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamad Abdel-Motleb apologized for not attending a meeting of the Egyptian-Dutch advisory council which convened on Monday in Aswan province. The two-day meeting, which was ....

  • The Winners and Losers in Crimea’s Vote for Secession

    Date: 2014-03-17 17:44:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:154 - ID:615142

    WASHINGTON, March 17 (MENA) - Pro-Russia residents celebrate the vote to become part of Russia while minority ethnic Ukrainians and Tatars fear for their future, TIME magazine reported. Around lunchtime on Sunday, Sergei Yurchenko, a pro-Russia ....

  • UN chief 'deeply disappointed' at Crimea vote

    Date: 2014-03-17 17:41:00 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:150 - ID:615128

    NEW YORK, March 17 (MENA) - The U.N. says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "deeply disappointed and concerned" that Sunday's referendum in Crimea will exacerbate the crisis in Ukraine. "The secretary general once again urges all parties to ....

  • Obama imposes sanctions on Russian officials over Crimea

    Date: 2014-03-17 17:35:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:148 - ID:615131

    WASHINGTON, March 17 (MENA) - US president Barack Obama on Monday imposed sanctions on 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials blamed for Russia's military incursion into Crimea, including two top aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chicago ....

  • Moscow urged not to take any steps to annex Crimea

    Date: 2014-03-17 17:31:33 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:144 - ID:615125

    BRUSSELS, March 17 (MENA) - EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton has urged Russia to launch direct dialogue with Ukraine. Ashton, meanwhile, urged the Russian leadership not to take any steps to annex ....

  • Ukraine recalls ambassador from Russia for consultations

    Date: 2014-03-17 17:04:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:141 - ID:615120

    MOSCOW, March 17 (MENA) - Ukraine has recalled its ambassador to Russia for consultations, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry press service was quoted by ITAR-TASS as saying on Monday. “Ukrainian Ambassador to Russian Vladimir Yelchenko has been ....

  • Obama sanctions Russia over Ukraine

    Date: 2014-03-17 16:57:19 GMT - USA - World - SN:139 - ID:615054

    WASHINGTON, March 17 (MENA) - US President Barak Obama has imposed sanctions on the Russian officials blamed for the attempt to absorb the Crimea region of Southern Ukraine. The sanctions came in an executive order signed by Obama a day after a ....

  • EU, US impose sanctions against Russian officials after Crimea referendum

    Date: 2014-03-17 16:31:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:134 - ID:615057

    MOSCOW, March 17 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama has ordered that sanctions be applied against 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials, the White House said. Earlier, the EU imposed sanctions against 21 officials after Crimea declared its ....

  • Obama desperately needs a Plan B - Haaretz

    Date: 2014-03-17 15:08:29 GMT - Israel - World - SN:103 - ID:614634

    GAZA CITY, March 17 (MENA) - On the eve of the White House meeting on Monday between US President Barack Obama and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, it looks like the American peace initiative launched eight months ago is at death’s ....

  • Ukraine crisis: EU ponders Russia sanctions over Crimea vote

    Date: 2014-03-17 14:56:50 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:98 - ID:614781

    LONDON, March 17 (MENA) - EU foreign ministers are due to discuss further sanctions against Russia after a Moscow-backed referendum in Crimea backed a split from Ukraine, the BBC reported Monday. Election officials in Crimea, where pro-Russian ....

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