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  • S. Korea, US to conduct annual military drills in late Feb.

    Date: 2014-01-09 11:29:56 GMT - south korea - World - SN:67 - ID:488258

    SEOUL, Jan 9 (MENA) - South Korea and the United States will start their annual military drills next month, military officials said Thursday, despite North Korea's rejection of family reunions citing the planned exercises. The computer-based ....

  • Libyan foreign ministry summons Malta ambassador

    Date: 2014-01-09 10:26:30 GMT - Libya - World - SN:49 - ID:487769

    TRIPOLI, Jan 9 (MENA) - The Libyan Foreign Ministry summoned on Thursday Malta's ambassador in Tripoli to ask him about a Maltese-flagged oil tanker which tried to illegally sail into the Libyan territorial waters. "What happened is an ....

  • Chinese deputy FM leaves Egypt for Tunisia

    Date: 2014-01-09 09:12:44 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:35 - ID:487823

    CAIRO, Jan 9 (MENA) – China's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming left Cairo Thursday for Tunisia, wrapping up a two-day visit to Egypt. During the visit, he had talks with an Egyptian team, led by Assistant Foreign Minister Ahmed ....

  • N Korea rejects South proposal for family reunions

    Date: 2014-01-09 07:57:32 GMT - south korea - World - SN:21 - ID:487678

    SEOUL, Jan 9 (MENA) - North Korea on Thursday rejected a South Korean proposal for resuming reunions for families separated by the Korean War, citing planned South-US military exercises as a major barrier, Yonhap reported. The North's main body ....

  • 5 killed in explosion at chemical factory in Japan

    Date: 2014-01-09 07:53:59 GMT - Japan - World - SN:19 - ID:487673

    TOKYO, Jan (MENA) - At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan, BBC quoted a police official as saying. Maintenance crews were working on a heat exchanger used in the production of silicon ....

  • Russia blocks UNSC condemnation of Syria

    Date: 2014-01-09 06:47:54 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:9 - ID:487507

    NEW York, Jan 9 (MENA) - Russia on Wednesday blocked an effort by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to express anger and denounce the Syrian government's air strikes on Aleppo. No agreements were reached on the British-sponsored draft ....

  • US national accused of having nearly 50 bombs in Ohio

    Date: 2014-01-09 06:35:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:487511

    WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (MENA) - A man was arrested after police found guns and nearly 50 bombs in his vehicle in Ohio, the ABC news reported quoting a Guard official. Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, turned to be a specialist in the Indiana National ....

  • Obama to be blamed if Taliban retake control of Afghanistan – newspaper

    Date: 2014-01-08 23:11:22 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:223 - ID:487373

    LONDON, Jan 8 (MENA) – The Telegraph newspaper blamed Wednesday US President Barack Obama over possible success by Taliban to retake power in Afghanistan after the NATO troops leave the country. "Even though Mr Obama personally authorised the ....

  • International Space Station life 'to be extended'

    Date: 2014-01-08 23:02:16 GMT - USA - World - SN:221 - ID:487471

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (MENA) - Nasa has won White House backing to extend the life of the International Space Station for a further four years, until 2024, the BBC reported on Wednesday. Construction of the ISS began in 1998 and is a joint venture ....

  • Kerry to travel to France and Kuwait next week

    Date: 2014-01-08 22:55:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:218 - ID:487429

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (MENA) – US Secretary of State John Kerry will head for Paris and Kuwait city on a five-day visit to rally international support for ending the three-year civil war in Syria, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said ....

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