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  • Indian Minister's wife found dead in Delhi

    Date: 2014-01-17 19:36:41 GMT - India - World - SN:118 - ID:504931

    NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (MENA) - The wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor has been found dead, following reports that he was having an affair, the BBC quoted Indian media as saying on Friday. Sunanda Pushkar is reported to have been discovered at a ....

  • Russia forms helicopter squadron for Armenian base

    Date: 2014-01-17 19:13:17 GMT - Russia - World - SN:115 - ID:504831

    MOSCOW, Jan 17 (MENA) – The Russian military has formed a helicopter squadron to strengthen its air contingent at the Erebuni air base in Armenia, the press service of Russia’s Southern Military District said Friday. Russia’s 3624th Air Base at ....

  • Moscow condemns mass executions by extremists in Syria

    Date: 2014-01-17 19:01:53 GMT - Russia - World - SN:113 - ID:504836

    MOSCOW, Jan 17 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Ministry has supported the UN's rejection of mass executions and other manifestations of inhuman brutality on the part of extremist elements acting in Syria, The Voice of Russia reported on Friday. "The ....

  • Czech President appoints Sobotka new PM

    Date: 2014-01-17 18:32:18 GMT - Czech - World - SN:110 - ID:504749

    PRAGUE, Jan 17 (MENA) - Czech President Milos Zeman appointed Social Democrat (CSSD) head Bohuslav Sobotka new Czech prime minister, Czech News Agency reported on Friday. This comes 83 days after the October early general election, which is the ....

  • French president urges following Tunisia's example in creating constitution

    Date: 2014-01-17 18:10:29 GMT - France - World - SN:107 - ID:504760

    PARIS, Jan 17 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande called Friday on Egyptians to look to Tunisia's example in building a democracy after uprisings that shook both countries, Fox News reported. Tunisia kicked off the Arab Spring ....

  • Obama bans eavesdropping on heads of friend states

    Date: 2014-01-17 18:08:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:106 - ID:504740

    WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (MENA) - President Barack Obama on Friday vowed not to eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday, CNN reported. Obama, who spoke at the Justice Department, said: "unless there is a compelling national ....

  • WHO calls for urgent action to stop spread of polio virus in Pakistan

    Date: 2014-01-17 16:10:11 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:84 - ID:504563

    ISLAMABAD, Jan 17 (MENA) - The World Health Organization called for taking an urgent action to stop spread of polio virus in the country, ABC news reported. The organization, in a news release on Friday, called for repeated vaccination campaigns ....

  • McCain slams State Dept. for Benghazi attack

    Date: 2014-01-17 16:09:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:83 - ID:504513

    WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (MENA) - Senator John McCain gave a stern statement on the floor Thursday about the newly released Senate Intelligence report on the Benghazi terrorist attack, sharply criticizing the New York Times’ recent article for aligning ....

  • Indonesia 'deplores' border breaches

    Date: 2014-01-17 12:47:20 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:48 - ID:504069

    JAKARTA, Jan 17 (MENA) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said Jakarta deplored incursions by Australia and demanded a specific explanation about the incident and that steps be taken to avoid such breaches in the future, ABC news ....

  • Israel moves to ban the word 'Nazi' and other references to the Third Reich

    Date: 2014-01-16 22:22:49 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:184 - ID:503361

    LONDON, Jan 16 (MENA) - Israel has passed the first step on the road to more severe banning of the use of Nazi symbols and offensive ideology, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. The ban would stop the use of all Nazi symbols and expressing remorse ....

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