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  • Queen to meet Pope Francis in Rome

    Date: 2014-02-04 13:32:41 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:74 - ID:537027

    LONDON, Feb 4 (MENA) - The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are to visit Rome later this year for an audience with Pope Francis, Buckingham Palace has said. The royal couple will also have a private lunch with Italian president Giorgio ....

  • US report says Assad "becomes stronger"

    Date: 2014-02-04 12:09:22 GMT - USA - World - SN:56 - ID:536407

    WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (MENA) – A report issued by the US Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said that Syrian embattled president Bashar Assad became stronger thanks to the military aid provided by Russia, Iran and Hezbollah. The boost in Assad's ....

  • Italian amb. to Egypt says Rome convinced June 30 was revolution

    Date: 2014-02-04 12:05:50 GMT - Italy - World - SN:54 - ID:536797

    ROME, Feb 4 (MENA) - Italian Ambassador to Egypt Maurizio Massari said Tuesday his country is convinced that June 30 was a revolution. Rome has never called it a coup, Massari told MENA correspondent here. Massari is in Rome to attend meetings ....

  • Pakistan peace talks with Taliban are delayed

    Date: 2014-02-04 11:51:22 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:51 - ID:536861

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 4 (MENA) - Pakistani government negotiators say they are not planning to meet a Taliban team for preliminary peace talks in Islamabad as expected on Tuesday, reported the BBC. The government side said before talks began they wanted ....

  • 49 Injured in roof collapse at Kyrgyz Islamic School

    Date: 2014-02-04 11:33:00 GMT - Kyrgyzstan - World - SN:47 - ID:536359

    BISHKEK, Feb 4 (MENA) – Forty-nine people were injured when a roof collapsed at an Islamic religious school in southern Kyrgyzstan, a Health Ministry spokesman said Monday. “According to our information, 49 people injured in the building’s ....

  • Travel chaos expected during two-day London underground strike

    Date: 2014-02-04 11:05:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:38 - ID:536743

    LONDON, Feb 4 (MENA) - London faces travel chaos when workers on the Underground railway go on strike for 48 hours to protest the loss of hundreds of jobs from the closure of ticket offices, ABC news reported Tuesday. After Monday's talks broke ....

  • Mandela leaves millions to family and his party - Reports

    Date: 2014-02-04 09:04:40 GMT - USA - World - SN:23 - ID:536314

    NEW YORK, Feb 4 (MENA) - Managers of the late Nelson Mandela's estate said the former South African president left more than $4 million in assets to his family and cherished institutions, including the African National Congress party that he led to ....

  • S. Korea, Ukraine hold first joint anti-piracy drills

    Date: 2014-02-04 09:02:59 GMT - south korea - World - SN:22 - ID:536303

    SEOUL, Feb. 4 (MENA) - South Korea and Ukraine held their first joint anti-piracy drills in waters off the Somali coast to improve interoperability of the two nations' navies, Yonhab news agency quoted Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) here as saying ....

  • Netanyahu calls for "stopping attacks on Kerry"

    Date: 2014-02-04 08:04:28 GMT - Israel - World - SN:19 - ID:536270

    GAZA CITY, Feb 4 (MENA) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau called on his Likud party ministers and MKs to stop criticizing US Secretary of State John Kerry. He said that any disagreement between the US and Israel should be discussed ....

  • Russia says Syria committed to abandoning chemical arms

    Date: 2014-02-03 21:37:16 GMT - Russia - World - SN:155 - ID:536029

    MOSCOW, Feb 3 (MENA) - Russia stepped up its defense of Damascus on Monday in a dispute with the West over delays in the elimination of Syria’s chemical arsenal, saying that President Bashar al-Assad’s government was not to blame and that a June ....

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