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  • Germany interrogates 2 archaeologists who stole samples of King Khufu's Cartouche

    Date: 2014-02-12 13:14:50 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:92 - ID:551462

    CAIRO, Feb 12 (MENA) - The two German archaeologists, who stole samples of King Khufu's cartouche from a small compartment above his burial chamber in the great pyramid, were arrested, announced German Ambassador to Egypt Michael Bock. The German ....

  • Brahimi meets with Syrian government, opposition representatives in Geneva

    Date: 2014-02-12 12:41:34 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:80 - ID:551236

    GENEVA, Feb 12 (MENA) - Joint UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met on Wednesday with representatives of Syria's government and opposition, UN spokeswoman Corinne Momal-Vanian said. Brahimi also met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady ....

  • Muslims angry over not accepting their blood donations in Austria

    Date: 2014-02-12 11:53:48 GMT - Austria - World - SN:66 - ID:551255

    VIENNA, Feb 12 (MENA) - A number of the Islamic community members in the Austrian city of Linz expressed anger over the Red Cross's rejection to receive their blood donations, Heute daily reported. In an article titled "The Red Cross does not ....

  • Two Chinese die of H7N9 viral infection

    Date: 2014-02-12 09:15:37 GMT - China - World - SN:43 - ID:550801

    BEIJING, Feb 12 (MENA) - Chinese authorities announced Wednesday the death of two patients who contracted the infectious bird flu H7N9 virus. China reported four more human H7N9 virus infections on Tuesday, including one death. A 70-year-old ....

  • UN urged to act on Vietnam over death penalty

    Date: 2014-02-12 08:23:42 GMT - Vietnam - World - SN:34 - ID:550703

    HANOI, Feb 2 (MENA) - Three groups working to get countries to abolish the death penalty have appealed to the United Nations to freeze anti-drug assistance to Vietnam after the communist country sentenced 30 people to die for drug-related offenses, ....

  • Russia's AF receives 12 newest fighter planes Su-35S

    Date: 2014-02-12 08:10:12 GMT - Russia - World - SN:29 - ID:550681

    KOMSOMOLSK-ON-AMUR, February 12 (MENA) - The operational inventory of Russia's Air Force (AF) has been replenished on Wednesday with 12 newest multifunctional fighter planes Su-35S of the "4 plus-plus" generation, Itar Tass news agency ....

  • Koreas hold talks to boost tense relations

    Date: 2014-02-12 08:04:03 GMT - south korea - World - SN:28 - ID:550736

    SEOUL, Feb 12 (MENA) - North and South Korea have held their first high-level talks in seven years, in an apparent effort to improve strained relations, Yonhap reported. The talks, held on Wednesday at a border village, came as South Korea and ....

  • German stance on history good example to Northeast Asia: Seoul FM

    Date: 2014-02-12 08:00:10 GMT - south korea - World - SN:26 - ID:550680

    SEOUL, Feb. 12 (MENA) - Germany's repentant attitude toward its World War II aggression serves as a good example to Northeast Asian countries faced with recurring diplomatic tensions over history-related issues, Yonhap reported quoting Seoul's ....

  • Cameron cancels Mideast visit to lead flooding response

    Date: 2014-02-11 19:33:53 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:173 - ID:550236

    LONDON, Feb 11 (MENA) - UK Prime Minister David Cameron has cancelled a planned visit to the Middle East, saying nothing is more important than dealing with the floods affecting much of the UK, the BBC News reported. As many as 1,600 service men ....

  • Baltic, Black Sea landing ships join Russian Navy force in Mediterranean

    Date: 2014-02-11 17:57:18 GMT - Russia - World - SN:158 - ID:550012

    MOSCOW, Feb 11 (MENA) - The large landing ship Minsk of the Baltic Fleet and the large landing ship Yamal of the Black Sea Fleet passed the Bosporus Strait to join the Russian Navy task force permanently deployed in the Mediterranean, Interfax news ....

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