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  • Explosion occurs near Crimea parliament building Ukraine

    Date: 2014-02-26 18:04:00 GMT - Russia - World - SN:126 - ID:578706

    MOSCOW, Feb 26 (MENA) - An explosion occurred near the parliament of the autonomous Ukrainian republic of Crimea in the city of Simferopol, Itar-tass reported Wednesday. A group of protesters is trying to break into the building of the ....

  • Ukraine disbands elite Berkut anti-riot police

    Date: 2014-02-26 17:59:50 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:124 - ID:578804

    KIEV, Feb 26 (MENA) – Ukraine's special riot police force known as the Berkut is to be disbanded, the Euronews reported. The interim government is taking steps to break up the unit which was involved in the bloody crackdown on protesters in Kyiv ....

  • Abbas discusses peace process with Russia parliament speaker

    Date: 2014-02-26 17:08:40 GMT - palestine - World - SN:119 - ID:578709

    RAMALLAH, Feb 26 (MENA) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received Wednesday the speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergey Naryshkin in Ramallah. They discussed the latest developments in the peace process and efforts exerted to push it ....

  • Iran, Qatar to set up joint free trade zone

    Date: 2014-02-26 16:49:55 GMT - Iran - World - SN:116 - ID:578707

    TEHRAN, Feb 25 (MENA - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that Iran and Qatar will set up a joint free trade zone to increase mutual transactions, IRNA reported. Zarif made the remarks in a joint press conference with ....

  • UN calls on Syrian warring sides to allow aid flow

    Date: 2014-02-26 15:31:46 GMT - Syria - World - SN:82 - ID:578389

    DAMASCUS, Feb 26 (MENA) - A United Nations official is calling on warring sides in Syria to allow aid workers to resume distribution of food and medicine in a besieged Palestinian district of Damascus, according to ABC News. Chris Gunnes of the ....

  • Putin orders surprise drills in two military districts

    Date: 2014-02-26 13:52:54 GMT - Russia - World - SN:71 - ID:578234

    MOSCOW, Feb 26 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Defence Ministry to hold surprise military exercises to check combat readiness of armed forces in Western and Central Military Districts as well as several branches of the armed ....

  • Ukraine disbands elite Berkut anti-riot police

    Date: 2014-02-26 13:13:08 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:57 - ID:577725

    KIEV, Feb 26 (MENA) - Ukraine's acting interior minister has said the elite Berkut police unit, blamed for the deaths of protesters, has been disbanded. It is unclear what will happen to Berkut officers but Arsen Avakov said more details would be ....

  • King Abdullah, Indonesia president call for more Middle East peacemaking efforts

    Date: 2014-02-26 11:35:56 GMT - Jordan - World - SN:47 - ID:577848

    AMMAN/ JAKARTA, Feb 26 (MENA) – Jordanian King Abdullah II and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono held a bilateral meeting at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday and discussed efforts to step up bilateral relations, Petra News Agency ....

  • Egypt takes part in Hungexpo Tourism Fair due to kick off Thursday

    Date: 2014-02-26 09:38:43 GMT - Austria - World - SN:34 - ID:577481

    VIENNA, Feb 26 (MENA) - Egypt will take part in Hungary International Tourism Fair titled "Hungexpo", which will kick off on Thursday, with the aim of boosting and refreshing tourism movement from the European countries to Egypt's tourist ....

  • Turkey's public prosecution to launch investigation into wiretapping of Erdogan

    Date: 2014-02-26 09:02:29 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:27 - ID:577375

    ANKAٌٌٌٌٌٌRA, Feb 26 (MENA) - Turkey's public prosecution released a statement on Wednesday that it will launch an investigation to verify the authenticity of the wiretap records of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyeb Erdogan and his son ....

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