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  • Russia blames 'extremists' for Ukraine crisis, suggests attempted coup

    Date: 2014-02-19 11:33:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:74 - ID:564259

    MOSCOW, Feb 19 (MENA) - Russia has apportioned all blame for the deteriorating situation in Ukraine on extremists, The Voice of Russia said Wednesday quoting President Valdimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov. “The president believes that the ....

  • Saudi Crown Prince to meet with Japanese Emperor

    Date: 2014-02-19 10:55:22 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:61 - ID:563836

    RIYADH, Feb 19 (MENA) – Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud met Wednesday with Japanese Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, the Saudi news agency reported. The meeting tackled a number of issues of mutual concern, mainly ....

  • Ukraine president blames opposition for violence

    Date: 2014-02-19 10:47:15 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:55 - ID:564012

    KIEV, Feb 19 (MENA) - The Ukrainian president has blamed the country's opposition for the bloodshed in the city's most violent clashes since the former Soviet republic won its independence, Novosti reported. Anti-government protesters, many of ....

  • UN spokesperson: Ban Ki-moon concerned about Ukraine's situation

    Date: 2014-02-19 10:14:56 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:48 - ID:563789

    NEW YORK, Feb 19 (MENA) -The UN Secretary-General is shocked and gravely concerned about the escalation of violence in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, which has resulted in further fatalities and injuries. He reiterates to all sides that the use of ....

  • Renewed Kiev assault on protesters

    Date: 2014-02-19 09:18:58 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:35 - ID:563672

    KIEV, Feb 19 (MENA) - Police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev have launched a fresh attack on anti-government protesters as the death toll in renewed clashes has climbed to 25, the BBC reported. The new attempt to uproot the protest stronghold came ....

  • 2 killed in protests in Guinea over power cut

    Date: 2014-02-19 09:02:14 GMT - Guinea - World - SN:32 - ID:563730

    CONAKRY, Feb 19 (MENA) - At least two people were killed and 33 others injured in Guinea's capital Conakry on Tuesday when protests against frequent power cuts turned violent and the offices of a Brazilian construction firm were attacked, ABC news ....

  • 5 dead after Thai police clash with anti-government protesters in Bangkok

    Date: 2014-02-19 08:54:14 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:29 - ID:563776

    BANGKOK, Feb 19 (MENA) - Thailand's bitter political crisis intensified Tuesday as five people were killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and police, and the country's anti-corruption commission filed charges against the Prime ....

  • UN chief urges N.Korean to improve human rights

    Date: 2014-02-19 05:18:48 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:3 - ID:563538

    NEW YORK, Feb 19 (MENA) - UN chief Ban Ki-moon has urged North Korea to engage with the international community to improve human rights and the living conditions of its people. Ban said he was "deeply disturbed" by findings of "grave" human ....

  • Ukranian police storm Independence Square, clashes with protesters, 13 killed

    Date: 2014-02-19 04:57:00 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:1 - ID:563535

    KIEV, Feb 19 (MENA) - Ukranian riot police have launched a fresh assault on Kiev's Independence Square just hours after talks broke down between the President and his opponents, Russia Today reported, The latest move comes after at least 21 ....

  • 9 killed in Kiev clashes

    Date: 2014-02-18 22:43:11 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:221 - ID:563399

    KIEV, Feb 18 (MENA) - Nine people died Tuesday as police and protesters fought near the parliament building in Kiev, the Voice of Russia reported. Police officials were quoted as saying that seven civilians had died in the violence, some from ....

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