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  • Russians have tremendous capacity when it comes to listening to conversations – US Ambassador

    Date: 2014-02-10 07:02:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:13 - ID:546451

    WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (MENA) - United States Ambassador to Russia Michael A. McFaul said he could not confirm that the Russian government has leaked phone conversations between two American diplomats criticizing the European Union policy towards ....

  • EU regrets strict immigration quotas to Switzerland

    Date: 2014-02-10 06:32:53 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:11 - ID:546454

    BRUSSELS, Feb 10 (MENA) - Swiss voters have narrowly backed a referendum proposal to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries, the BBC said on its website. Final results showed 50.3% voted in favour. The vote ....

  • North Korea rescinds invitation to US envoy

    Date: 2014-02-10 06:24:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:10 - ID:546458

    WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (MENA) - North Korea has cancelled for a second time its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to visit the country to discuss a long-detained American's possible release, the State Department said Monday. The cancellation, which ....

  • Kerry to start Asian tour Thursday

    Date: 2014-02-10 06:20:49 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:546433

    WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (MENA)- US Secretary of State John Kerry will begin a trip this week to China, South Korea, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates, the State Department said on Sunday, at a time of high tensions in Asia over China's increasingly ....

  • 11 killed as heaviest snowstorm in decades hits Japan

    Date: 2014-02-10 06:15:34 GMT - Japan - World - SN:6 - ID:546432

    TOKYO, Feb 10 (MENA) - The heaviest snowstorm in nearly half a century in Tokyo and other areas of Japan has caused a rash of snow-linked accidents, resulting in nearly a dozen deaths and injuring more than a thousand people, The RussiaToday ....

  • Kuwait to host global forum on public relations in Islam

    Date: 2014-02-09 22:17:48 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:148 - ID:546380

    QENA, Feb 9 (MENA) – Kuwait will host an Islamic World Forum in May about a role played by public relations and popular diplomacy in Islam and their impact international society. The forum, to be held on May 3-5, will be organized by the Arab ....

  • Future of CAR Muslims imperiled - paper

    Date: 2014-02-09 21:59:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:145 - ID:546378

    WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (MENA) - The violence wracking Central African Republic imperils the future of the country's Muslims, with thousands having been slaughtered and many more fleeing the country, Huffington Post Newspaper reported Sunday. Bangui, ....

  • Violence could force out CAR's Muslim population - HRW

    Date: 2014-02-09 20:32:38 GMT - Central African Republic - World - SN:134 - ID:546345

    BANGUI, Feb 9 (MENA) - Religious violence in the Central African Republic could force its entire Muslim population to flee, the BBC quoted a senior human rights worker as saying on Sunday. Human Rights Watch emergency director Peter Bouckaert ....

  • 50.3% of Swiss back quotas on immigration

    Date: 2014-02-09 20:06:14 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:128 - ID:546298

    BERN, Feb 9 (MENA) - Swiss voters have narrowly backed a referendum proposal to bring back strict quotas for immigration from European Union countries, the BBC News reported. Final results showed 50.3% voted in favor. The vote invalidates the ....

  • No American citizens detained or imprisoned in Iran: FM spokesman

    Date: 2014-02-09 18:58:20 GMT - Iran - World - SN:115 - ID:546038

    TEHRAN, Feb 9 (MENA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham rejected claims about the arrest of American citizens in Iran, saying that no American nationals are detained or imprisoned in the country, IRNA reported on ....

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