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  • Pope Francis to visit Holy Land in May

    Date: 2014-01-05 12:50:15 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:63 - ID:480430

    THE VATICAN, Jan 5 (MENA) - Pope Francis has announced his first trip as pontiff to the Holy Land, from 24 May to 26 May, the BBC reported on Sunday. He will visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem in the West Bank, and the Jordanian capital, Amman. He ....

  • Peres: Arabs know Israel is not the problem anymore

    Date: 2014-01-05 12:05:21 GMT - Israel - World - SN:56 - ID:480437

    GAZA CITY, Jan 5 (MENA) - Israeli President Shimon Peres said in a Foreign Ministry representatives meeting that "when we were being established, the Arab world wanted to annihilate us. Today the Arab world doesn't think that we're its ....

  • FM: Majed's death will not derail Iran from Beirut embassy probe

    Date: 2014-01-05 08:25:11 GMT - Iran - World - SN:21 - ID:479917

    TEHRAN, Jan 5 (MENA) - Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham underlined that Tehran will continue its probe into the November bombing that targeted the Islamic Republics embassy in Beirut despite the death of al-Qaeda-linked Saudi ....

  • Bangladesh votes amid violence and boycott

    Date: 2014-01-05 07:24:52 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:14 - ID:479800

    DHAKA, Jan 5 (MENA) - Violent clashes have erupted between opposition activists and police as Bangladesh holds a general election boycotted by the opposition, the BBC reported. At least four people were killed in unrest on Sunday. Scores have ....

  • U.S. to support fight on al Qaeda in Iraq without troops: Kerry

    Date: 2014-01-05 06:33:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:479748

    WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (MENA) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced confidence on Sunday the Iraqi government and tribes would be successful in their fight against al Qaeda, and said Washington was not considering sending troops back to ....

  • Washington strongly supports efforts to end violence in S.Sudan - US State Department

    Date: 2014-01-04 22:52:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:171 - ID:479684

    WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (MENA) - US State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Saturday Washington continues to be engaged in and strongly support regional and international efforts to bring the violence in South Sudan to an end. The US State ....

  • Belarus says received 1st part of Russia’s $2bln loan

    Date: 2014-01-04 22:23:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:167 - ID:479685

    MOSCOW, Jan 4 (MENA) – Belarusian National Bank said Saturday that Minsk has received the first part of a $2 billion Russian loan, RIA Novosti reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the ....

  • 14 killed in India building collapse

    Date: 2014-01-04 20:56:48 GMT - India - World - SN:151 - ID:479631

    NEW DELHI, Jan 4 (MENA) - At least 14 people were killed when a building under construction at India's seaside tourist resort of Goa caved in on Saturday, authorities said. Most of the dead were construction workers, according to Goa's police ....

  • US Senator Rand Paul to Sue Obama Over NSA Spying

    Date: 2014-01-04 19:32:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:137 - ID:479480

    WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (MENA) - Republican senator Rand Paul announced Saturday plans to sue US President Barack Obama over Edward Snowden's revelations of unlawful spying by the National Security Agency (NSA). Speaking on the Fox News television show ....

  • Japan eyes tank engine development with Turkey

    Date: 2014-01-04 19:19:08 GMT - Japan - World - SN:136 - ID:479509

    TOKYO, Jan 4 (MENA) - The Japanese government plans to embark on joint development of tank engines with Turkey under arms embargo rules eased in 2011, government sources said Saturday. According to the sources, Turkey is showing interest in ....

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