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  • 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 ....

  • Gates' tell-all rattles White House, Congress

    Date: 2014-01-08 22:52:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:217 - ID:487434

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (MENA) - Former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates set off shock waves in Washington with accounts from his upcoming memoir, in which he unleashes blistering criticism of Congress and his former colleagues in the Obama ....

  • Russian patriarch Kirill calls 'general direction' of Western elites anti-Christian

    Date: 2014-01-08 22:45:44 GMT - Russia - World - SN:215 - ID:487402

    MOSCOW, Jan 8 (MENA) - Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill said Wednesday that ousting the true sense of Christmas from public space in the western world, including its substitution with other names, can have dangerous consequences, the ....

  • India's Aam Aadmi Party office attacked in Delhi

    Date: 2014-01-08 18:54:56 GMT - India - World - SN:184 - ID:487175

    NEW DELHI, Jan 8 (MENA) - The office of Delhi's governing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been vandalized by a mob protesting at remarks made by one of the party leaders on Kashmir. The protesters, who said they belonged to a hardline Hindu group, ....

  • Venezuela 'to be tough' on beauty queen Spear's killers

    Date: 2014-01-08 16:21:20 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:150 - ID:486859

    CARACAS, Jan 8 (MENA) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced he will act "with an iron fist" after former beauty queen and actress Monica Spear was murdered, the BBC reported. Ms Spear, 29, was shot dead along with her British-born ....

  • British official to visit Khartoum Tuesday

    Date: 2014-01-08 14:41:14 GMT - Sudan - World - SN:122 - ID:486679

    KHARTOUM, Jan 8 (MENA) - United Kingdom's Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds will pay an official visit to Khartoum Tuesday to meet with a host of Sudanese officials. In statements Wednesday, Sudanese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abu-Bakr al-Siddiq ....

  • UN official says int'l community interested in forming "effective government" in Lebanon

    Date: 2014-01-08 14:03:14 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:111 - ID:486538

    BEIRUT, Jan 8 (MENA) - United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly said on Wednesday the international community is keenly interested in forming an effective government in Lebanon. Following a meeting with Prime Minister-designate ....

  • Chairman of Turkish Limak Company in Cairo to follow up establishment of terminal building 2 at Cairo airport

    Date: 2014-01-08 13:00:15 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:96 - ID:486215

    CAIRO, Jan 8 (MENA) - Chairman of Turkish Limak Company Nihat Ozdemir arrived here Wednesday from Antalya on a two-day visit to Egypt. During his stay, Ozdemir will meet with a number of officials at the Aviation Ministry to follow up the ....

  • UN rights office decries use of excessive force against protesters

    Date: 2014-01-08 12:06:51 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:72 - ID:486020

    GENEVA, Jan 8 (MENA) - The United Nations human rights office expressed deep concern about what it said is disproportionate use of force by law enforcement officials responding to protesters in Cambodia, and urged authorities and security forces to ....

  • S. Korea moves toward building world's fourth-largest oil hub

    Date: 2014-01-08 08:26:35 GMT - south korea - World - SN:28 - ID:485507

    SEOUL, Jan 8 (MENA) - South Korea launched its second commercial oil terminal on Wednesday, another step toward building an oil hub that will be the second-largest in Asia and fourth in the world with a holding capacity of over 36 million barrels ....

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