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  • Thailand tense as disputed election gets under way

    Date: 2014-02-02 07:27:48 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:5 - ID:532633

    BANGKOK, Feb 2 (MENA) - Millions of Thais are voting in a general election boycotted by the opposition and blighted by protests, the BBC reported. Anti-government activists have forced some polling stations in Bangkok and the south to close but a ....

  • Ukrainian acting foreign minister: Ukraine cannot be non-European

    Date: 2014-02-01 21:13:37 GMT - Germany - World - SN:127 - ID:532496

    MUNICH, Feb 1 (MENA) - Ukraine cannot be a non-European country, but it maintains close cooperation with Russia, Ukrainian acting Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara said at a panel discussion devoted to the situation in Ukraine within the Munich ....

  • Relations with Russia are NATO’s priority - Rasmussen

    Date: 2014-02-01 20:36:23 GMT - Germany - World - SN:125 - ID:532456

    MUNICH, Feb 1 (MENA) - The development of relations with Russia is a key priority for NATO as the parties do not make full use of these relations’ potential, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said at the Munich Security Conference on ....

  • Man arrested for allegedly threatening George W. Bush

    Date: 2014-02-01 19:54:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:117 - ID:532407

    WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (MENA) - A New York man was accused Saturday with threatening to kill George W. Bush after professing a romantic interest in the former president's oldest daughter, the NBCNews reported. Benjamin Smith, 44, of upstate New York ....

  • Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko calls for international mediation in Ukraine

    Date: 2014-02-01 19:09:40 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:110 - ID:532379

    KIEV, Feb 1 (MENA) - Vitali Klitschko, leader of the opposition party “UDAR” (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform), said mediation of high-level international representatives was indispensable to settle the situation in Ukraine, Itar-Tass ....

  • Indonesia volcano erupts again killing at least 14

    Date: 2014-02-01 16:18:23 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:85 - ID:532175

    JAKARTA, Feb 1 (MENA) - A rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on Saturday unleashed fresh clouds of searing gas that killed at least 14 people and injured three, only a day after villagers who fled earlier eruptions returned home thinking it was ....

  • Brahimi gives briefing on Geneva talks - Russian Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2014-02-01 15:12:37 GMT - Russia - World - SN:73 - ID:532045

    MOSCOW, Feb 1 (MENA) – The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State John Kerry, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon heard UN Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi at a tripartite meeting on the sidelines of the Munich Security ....

  • Cyberwarfare increases Israel’s ability to affect how international law evolves around game-changing issue -- report

    Date: 2014-01-31 21:10:23 GMT - Israel - World - SN:106 - ID:530899

    GAZA CITY, Jan 31 (MENA) – Israeli Col. Sharon Afek has said his new treatise on the future of cyberwarfare and law published earlier this month, greatly increases Israel’s ability to affect how international law evolves around the game-changing ....

  • French 'would-be jihadists' go on trial in Paris

    Date: 2014-01-31 20:44:53 GMT - France - World - SN:104 - ID:530862

    PARIS, Jan 31 (MENA) - Two French teenagers were to face judges on Friday over their attempt to join Islamist fighters to wage "jihad" against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, France24 reported. The two boys are 15 and 16 years ....

  • White powder discovered at multiple hotels in US

    Date: 2014-01-31 20:30:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:103 - ID:530877

    WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (MENA) - Suspicious powder has been found at three hotels near East Rutherford, New Jersey, the site of the Super Bowl and inside a letter addressed to Rudolph Giuliani and sent to the midtown office of the former mayor, CNN ....

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