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  • Thailand imposes state of emergency over unrest

    Date: 2014-01-21 14:07:53 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:102 - ID:511648

    BANGKOK, Jan 21 (MENA) - The Thai government has imposed a 60-day state of emergency in the capital, Bangkok and the surrounding provinces, from Wednesday, to cope with unrest, the BBC reported. The decree gives the government wide-ranging powers ....

  • Egypt's delegate to UN submits credentials

    Date: 2014-01-21 11:32:16 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:63 - ID:511153

    GENEVA, Jan 21 (MENA) - Head of UN office in Geneva Michael Moller received Tuesday the credentials of Ambassador Walid Mahmoud Abdel-Nasser as Egypt' permanent delegate to the international organization. The Egyptian diplomat underlined Egypt's ....

  • Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to visit Moscow Wednesday

    Date: 2014-01-21 10:35:33 GMT - Russia - World - SN:45 - ID:511193

    MOSCOW, Jan 21 (MENA) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Moscow Wednesday, the Voice of Russia reported Tuesday. During meetings, various issues concerning relations between the two countries, the situation on the international ....

  • South Korea, Switzerland agree to bolster bilateral relations

    Date: 2014-01-21 10:12:57 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:39 - ID:511067

    BERN, Jan 21 (MENA) - South Korea and Switzerland agreed to build close partnerships in science and technology and to work closely together to get North Korea to give up its nuclear program, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday. South Korean ....

  • Tony Blair targeted in citizen's arrest at Tramshed restaurant in London

    Date: 2014-01-21 09:56:05 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:32 - ID:511124

    LONDON, Jan 21 (MENA) - Britain's former premier Tony Blair was targeted in an attempted citizen's arrest last week as he dined with family and friends in a London restaurant, Evening Standard newspaper reported. The former Prime Minister was ....

  • Iran regrets UN’s retraction of Syria Conference invitation

    Date: 2014-01-21 09:35:38 GMT - Iran - World - SN:27 - ID:511068

    TEHRAN, Jan 21 (MENA) - The Iranian foreign ministry voiced regret over the UN’s retraction from its earlier position on Tehran's presence in the International Geneva II conference on Syria, reminding that Iran has never requested participation in ....

  • Health, finance ministers leave for Swizerland to attend conferences

    Date: 2014-01-21 09:18:13 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:24 - ID:510961

    CAIRO, Jan 21 (MENA) – The Egyptian ministers of health and finance left Tuesday for Switzerland to attend conferences. Health Minister Maha el-Rabbat will attend a meeting of the World Health Organization that will group health ministers of 192 ....

  • S. Korea, China hold working-level defense dialogue

    Date: 2014-01-21 08:08:12 GMT - south korea - World - SN:16 - ID:510762

    SEOUL, Jan 21 (MENA) - South Korea and China held their 13th working-level defense meeting on Tuesday to arrange bilateral consultations and exchange programs aimed at promoting military ties, the Korean news agency Yonhap reported, quoting Seoul's ....

  • Rocket fire hits southern Israel

    Date: 2014-01-21 07:48:28 GMT - Israel - World - SN:12 - ID:510761

    GAZA, Jan 21 (MENA) - A rocket fell in the Eshkol Regional Council late Monday night, Jerusalem Post quoted an IDF Spokesperson as saying Tuesday. No injuries or damage were reported, he said. (MENA) MI/RG ....

  • India tests fires nuke Agni-IV missile

    Date: 2014-01-21 07:21:33 GMT - India - World - SN:10 - ID:510728

    NEW DELHI, Jan 21 (MENA) - India test-fired its second-most ambitious nuclear missile in the making, the new-generation Agni-IV with a strike range of 4,000 km, and promptly declared it was ready for induction, The Times Of India reported. The ....

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