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  • Ashton not officially invited to visit Iran: Spokesman

    Date: 2014-01-12 19:49:59 GMT - Iran - World - SN:134 - ID:494469

    TEHRAN, Jan 12 (MENA)- Michael Mann, the spokesman of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, underlined her willingness to visit Tehran, but said Ashton has not yet been officially invited to go on such trip, Iranian news agency FARS reported. ....

  • Iran, G5+1 to implement Geneva accord as of Jan 20 -- report

    Date: 2014-01-12 18:55:40 GMT - Iran - World - SN:125 - ID:494338

    TEHRAN, Jan 12 (MENA) - Iran and the G5+1 have decided to implement the joint action plan or the Geneva Accord as of January 20, IRNA news agency quoted a source as saying on Sunday. The decision was made by the governments of all parties ....

  • Friends of Syria in Paris to press opposition to attend Geneva 2

    Date: 2014-01-12 17:21:29 GMT - France - World - SN:107 - ID:494214

    PARIS, Jan 12 (MENA) - The Friends of Syria group was meeting the Syrian opposition in Paris on Sunday to press them to attend the Geneva 2 peace talks set for 22 January in the Swiss town of Montreux, Radio France Internationale reported on Sunday. ....

  • Spanish riots leave 11 police injured; 40 arrested

    Date: 2014-01-12 17:19:16 GMT - Spain - World - SN:106 - ID:494215

    MADRID, Jan 12 (MENA) - Spanish officials said riots in the northern city of Burgos have left 11 police injured and 40 people have been arrested after protesters began attacking police vehicles, burning garbage containers and breaking windows, ABC ....

  • Haiti marks 4 years since huge earthquake

    Date: 2014-01-12 17:06:58 GMT - Haiti - World - SN:102 - ID:494033

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 12 (MENA) – Haitians are pausing to remember the tens of thousands of people who died in the catastrophic earthquake that struck four years ago, ABC news reported. The government of President Michel Martelly issued a ....

  • Netherlands extradites alleged Russian drug lord

    Date: 2014-01-12 11:21:06 GMT - Russia - World - SN:32 - ID:493435

    MOSCOW, Jan 12 (MENA) – Dutch authorities handed over to Russia the man accused of masterminding a major drug operation that saw millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine smuggled into Russia hidden in banana shipments, RIA Novosti news agency ....

  • Counting of votes to begin after end of voting time, says diplomat

    Date: 2014-01-12 10:45:42 GMT - Austria - World - SN:22 - ID:493093

    VIENNA, Jan 12 (MENA) - Egypt's Ambassador to Austria and its permanent representative to international organizations Khaled Shamaa said that counting of Egyptian expatriates' votes will start on Sunday evening after the end of voting time. In ....

  • Strategic expert Seif Al-Yazal receives invitation to visit China

    Date: 2014-01-12 08:58:35 GMT - China - World - SN:14 - ID:493008

    BEIJING, Jan 12 (MENA) - Retired General and strategic expert, Sameh Seif Al-Yazal, received an official invitation from China to visit Beijing and meet with a number of officials at the Chinese Communist Party, strategic experts and academics to ....

  • Ukraine ex-minister Lutsenko 'out of intensive care'

    Date: 2014-01-12 07:05:27 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:4 - ID:492888

    KIEV, Jan 12 (MENA) - Ukraine's ex-Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko has been moved from intensive care after getting hurt in clashes in the capital Kiev, the BBC, quoting an MP, said Sunday. He was "in a stable condition" with concussion, Yuriy ....

  • S. Korea, U.S. reach deal on sharing defense cost

    Date: 2014-01-12 06:59:50 GMT - south korea - World - SN:3 - ID:492881

    SEOUL, Jan 12 (MENA) - After months of tough negotiations, South Korea has agreed to pay 920 billion won (US$866 million) to the United States this year in their latest deal on sharing the cost of keeping American troops here, the foreign ministry ....

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