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  • UN cancels Iran invitation to Geneva II conference on Syria ... 2 last New York

    Date: 2014-01-20 21:43:31 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:182 - ID:510583

    UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said Ban Ki-Moon is "deeply disappointed" at Iran's statements rejecting a 2012 communique adopted by international powers on ending the Syria war. "Given that it has chosen to remain outside that basic understanding, ....

  • UN cancels Iran invitation to Geneva II conference on Syria

    Date: 2014-01-20 21:43:11 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:181 - ID:510582

    NEW YORK, Jan 20 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has withdrawn his invitation to Iran to join this week's peace conference on Syria, slated for Wednesday, Sky News reported Monday. (MORE) AB/AR ....

  • Obama does right on Morocco: US magazine

    Date: 2014-01-20 20:11:59 GMT - USA - World - SN:171 - ID:510447

    WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama's signature into a law, passed by Congress over the development of Western Sahara, reinforces the policy of the US to support Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara, said Commentary ....

  • Hungary to hold parlt elections April 6 with new system

    Date: 2014-01-20 20:09:53 GMT - Hungary - World - SN:170 - ID:510488

    BUDAPEST, Jan 20 (MENA) - Hungary will hold parliamentary elections in April under a new system the opposition says is an attempt by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to keep power, the ABC News reported on Monday. Elections will include only one ....

  • WFP executive director visits Iran

    Date: 2014-01-20 19:43:43 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:166 - ID:510456

    CAIRO, Jan 20 (MENA) - Ertharin Cousin, the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) Executive Director, has arrived in Tehran for a two-day visit to Iran, the WFP said in a statement on its website on Monday. During her trip to the capital, ....

  • Vietnam sentences 30 persons to death over heroin smuggling

    Date: 2014-01-20 19:11:39 GMT - Vietnam - World - SN:165 - ID:510408

    HANOI, Jan 20 (MENA) - A court in Vietnam has sentenced 30 people to death over heroin smuggling in what is said to be the largest such trial ever held in the country, the BBC reported on Monday. The trial, over the smuggling of nearly two ....

  • Irans began to take concrete steps to halt its nuclear program: State Department

    Date: 2014-01-20 17:44:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:151 - ID:510302

    WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (MENA) – The US State Department said that Iran has started to take concrete steps to stop its nuclear program, said spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Monday. "Iran has begun to take concrete and verifiable steps to halt its nuclear ....

  • Implementation of interim Iran nuclear deal begins

    Date: 2014-01-20 14:51:11 GMT - Austria - World - SN:123 - ID:509936

    VIENNA, Jan 20 (MENA) - The United Nations nuclear watchdog reported Monday that Iran had halted its most sensitive uranium enrichment work as part of an interim deal struck with six world powers last November, Fox News reported Monday. A report ....

  • Iran, Mexico call for enhanced energy cooperation

    Date: 2014-01-20 14:22:15 GMT - Iran - World - SN:113 - ID:509944

    TEHRAN, Jan 20 (MENA) - Head of Iran-Mexico parliamentary friendship group, Hossein Amiri and the visiting head of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Mexican Senate, Gabriela Cuevas Barrón, in a meeting on Monday, called for the utilization of ....

  • Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world

    Date: 2014-01-20 14:03:48 GMT - France - World - SN:109 - ID:509832

    PARIS, Jan 20 (MENA) - The world's wealthiest people are not known for travelling by bus, but if they fancied a change of scene then the richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global ....

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