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  • Guardian: Egyptian population explosion worsens social unrest

    Date: 2014-02-17 14:18:06 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:95 - ID:560135

    LONDON, Feb 17 (MENA) -The Guardian said that Egypt is struggling to contain a population explosion that has surged in the past three years, exacerbating many of the social tensions that indirectly led to the 2011 uprising. The number of births ....

  • Ethiopia uses electricity exports to drive ambition as an African power hub

    Date: 2014-02-17 13:46:12 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:91 - ID:560336

    LONDON, Feb 17 (MENA) - In a region where religious differences often lead to political tension and the threat of violence, there is one area where they help: electricity exports. Ethiopia, with its predominantly Orthodox Christian tradition, ....

  • Lavrov urges US to work closer with Syrian regime

    Date: 2014-02-17 13:07:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:81 - ID:560306

    MOSCOW, Feb 17 (MENA) - Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has urged Washington to establish its own contact with the Syrian government instead of constantly goading Moscow into mounting pressure on the Assad regime. Voice of Russia radio ....

  • Suspicious package sparks navy false alarm

    Date: 2014-02-17 13:01:08 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:79 - ID:560356

    LONDON, Feb 17 (MENA) - A suspicious package sent to a Royal Navy base near Portsmouth sparked a false alarm, Sky News reported Monday. A bomb disposal unit arrived at the base in Fareham to deal with what Sky News sources described as a ....

  • Referendum on withdrawing from EU will harm economy - England Bank governor

    Date: 2014-02-17 12:19:06 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:59 - ID:560114

    LONDON, Feb 17 (MENA) - Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned that the plans of British Prime Minister David Cameron to hold a referendum on withdrawing from the European Union (EU) will harm the economy. Businessmen may halt their ....

  • France condemns Taba attack

    Date: 2014-02-17 12:04:33 GMT - France - World - SN:56 - ID:560180

    PARIS, Feb 17 (MENA) - France has strongly condemned the tourist bus blast in Taba that killed four persons, including the Egyptian driver and three South Korean tourists, and injured several others yesterday. Speaking at a press conference on ....

  • Moscow, Tehran cooperation includes supplies of Iranian oil – Iranian diplomat

    Date: 2014-02-17 11:05:28 GMT - Russia - World - SN:43 - ID:559919

    MOSCOW, Feb 17 (MENA) - Iranian ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei said the renewed cooperation between Moscow and Tehran would include specifically Iranian oil supplies to Russia. My country is ready to activate economic cooperation with Russia, ....

  • Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian Airlines plane

    Date: 2014-02-17 10:52:42 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:41 - ID:559900

    GENEVA, Feb 17 (MENA) - A co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Rome hijacked the airliner early Monday morning and flew it to Geneva, Switzerland, looking for asylum, CNN reported. The man, an Ethiopian in his early 30s, was ....

  • Venezuela president expels three US consular officials

    Date: 2014-02-17 08:05:51 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:19 - ID:559538

    CARACAS, Feb 17 (MENA) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is expelling three US consular officials, accusing them of meeting students involved in anti-government protests, the BBC reported on Monday. The country has seen growing political ....

  • S.Korea condemns terror attack on tourist bus in Taba, Egypt

    Date: 2014-02-17 07:29:59 GMT - south korea - World - SN:16 - ID:559459

    SEOUL, Feb 17 (MENA) - South Korea condemned the deadly attack that targeted a tour bus carrying South Korean civilians and vowed to do everything to fight terrorism, Yonhap news agency reported. "We strongly condemned the terror attack against ....

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