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  • 7 dead, 1000 wounded as blizzard hits Japan

    Date: 2014-02-09 05:55:45 GMT - Japan - World - SN:5 - ID:544723

    TOKYO, Feb 9 (MENA) - The heaviest snow in two decades has struck Tokyo and other areas across Japan, leaving seven dead and over 1,000 others injured, Russia Today Channel reported. More than 740 flights were grounded as the weather agency ....

  • Pakistan’s stability, important to Iran – president

    Date: 2014-02-08 22:33:06 GMT - Iran - World - SN:150 - ID:544613

    TEHRAN, Feb 8 (MENA) – Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday described Pakistan as Iran’s friend and neighbor, stressing Tehran attaches importance to stability and security of that country, IRNA news agency reported. Rouhani made the ....

  • Ukrainian interior minister: Information wars will continue

    Date: 2014-02-08 22:17:25 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:146 - ID:544595

    KIEV, Feb 8 (MENA) - Ukrainian Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko said Saturday that information wars, which the opposition use in Ukraine, cannot be compared with the similar methods in Egypt and Libya, ITAR-TASS reported. Ukraine is using ....

  • No Russian aid to ukraine if gas bill unpaid – Minister

    Date: 2014-02-08 21:25:54 GMT - Russia - World - SN:134 - ID:544610

    MOSCOW, Feb 8 (MENA) – Ukraine will receive the second tranche of Russia’s $15 billion in financial aid only after it pays its gas arrears, the Russian finance minister said Saturday. "We are waiting for the Ukrainian side to pay its gas bill, ....

  • Chinese president returns from Russia

    Date: 2014-02-08 21:02:27 GMT - China - World - SN:126 - ID:544526

    BEJING, Feb 8 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing Saturday evening after attending the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in the Russian resort city of Sochi, Xinhua reported. It was the first time a Chinese ....

  • Spain's Princess Cristina in court over corruption case

    Date: 2014-02-08 20:49:56 GMT - Spain - World - SN:124 - ID:544525

    MADRID, Feb 8 (MENA) - Spain's Princess Cristina has been questioned in court in connection with a corruption scandal involving her husband's business dealings, the BBC reported on Saturday. It was the first time in history that a member of ....

  • Iran sending warships close to US borders

    Date: 2014-02-08 19:52:52 GMT - Iran - World - SN:119 - ID:544523

    TEHRAN, Feb 8 (MENA) - A senior Iranian naval commander said Saturday his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to US maritime borders for the first time. The commander of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet Admiral Afshin Rezayee ....

  • Suspected militants killed in Dagestan raid

    Date: 2014-02-08 19:52:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:118 - ID:544520

    MOSCOW, Feb 8 (MENA) - Russian Special Forces killed five suspected militants and took another into custody Saturday during an assault on a house in the volatile Caucasus republic of Dagestan, a Russian security source told CNN. Russia launched a ....

  • British Immigration Minister resigns after employing cleaner working in UK illegally

    Date: 2014-02-08 18:06:27 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:92 - ID:544287

    LONDON, Feb 8 (MENA) - British Immigration Minister Mark Harper has resigned Saturday over his employment of a cleaner in the UK illegally. The Prime Minister has accepted his resignation in an exchange of letters between Harper and David ....

  • Iran protests to US against illusive approach toward Iran

    Date: 2014-02-08 15:37:08 GMT - Iran - World - SN:69 - ID:543985

    TEHRAN, Feb 8 (MENA) - Iran on Saturday protested to the US against unrealistic and illusive approach toward Iran, IRNA news agency reported. They should try to win trust of Iranian public opinion over their hostile approach in the past several ....

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