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  • Bangladesh's ruling Awami League 'wins boycotted poll' - preliminary results

    Date: 2014-01-06 07:13:21 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:12 - ID:481557

    DHAKA, Jan 6 (MENA) - Bangladesh's ruling Awami League has won a violence-plagued general election whose outcome was never in doubt, according to preliminary results, the BBC reported on Monday. The opposition had boycotted the vote, and fewer ....

  • Czech expert: Palestinians may have used Czech Republic for weapons transit

    Date: 2014-01-05 20:35:13 GMT - Israel - World - SN:168 - ID:481324

    GAZA CITY, Jan 5 (MENA) - A former Czech official suggested that the Palestinians may have used the eastern European country for arms transit, the Czech media reported on Sunday, The Jerusalem Post reported. Czech police found 12 illegal firearms ....

  • 12 weapons found in Palestinian embassy in Prague

    Date: 2014-01-05 20:33:42 GMT - Czech - World - SN:167 - ID:481302

    PRAGUE, Jan 5 (MENA) - A total of 12 illegal weapons were found at the Palestinian embassy complex where a possible booby-trapped safe killed the ambassador, police said Sunday. The deputy Palestinian foreign minister, however, denied the weapons ....

  • Spanish police nabs Al Qaeda-linked terror suspect

    Date: 2014-01-05 20:27:19 GMT - Spain - World - SN:164 - ID:481327

    MADRID, Jan 5 (MENA) - Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested a man suspected of belonging to an al-Qaida linked terror organization and participating in the Syrian conflict, ABC News reported on Sunday. The suspect, named as ....

  • Afghan intelligence foil coordinated attacks in Helmand

    Date: 2014-01-05 20:26:47 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:163 - ID:481330

    KABUL, Jan 5 (MENA) - At least five suspected insurgents were arrested along with three motorcycle borne improvised explosive device in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, Khaama Press paper reported. The Afghan Intelligence said Sunday ....

  • UK PM Cameron aims to win Scots' hearts

    Date: 2014-01-05 20:25:11 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:162 - ID:481326

    LONDON, Jan 5 (MENA) - The campaign against Scottish independence must move beyond economics to arguments of the “head and heart”, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. The UK offers security in a "diverse, dangerous world", according to ....

  • Malta condemns Mansoura terrorist attack

    Date: 2014-01-05 18:53:24 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:155 - ID:481140

    CAIRO, Jan 5 (MENA) - Malta's Foreign Minister George Vella condemned, in a letter sent to his Egyptian counterpart Nabil Fahmy, a deadly terrorist attack that targeted Mansoura security directorate building in December. Vella voiced sympathy ....

  • Russian ship’s captain: US icebreaker expected to sail to Shokalsky on Jan 12

    Date: 2014-01-05 16:06:44 GMT - Russia - World - SN:108 - ID:480785

    SYDNEY, Jan 5 (MENA) – The crew of the Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalsky keeps working to keep the ship in the state of seaworthiness and waits for the arrival of the United States Coast Guard polar-class heavy icebreaker Polar Star, ....

  • US asks its citizens in Lebanon to avoid public places

    Date: 2014-01-05 16:01:15 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:106 - ID:480750

    BEIRUT, Jan 5 (MENA) - The US Embassy in Lebanon Sunday urged its citizens in the country to exercise extreme caution following recent bombings in Beirut and other security incidents, warning that shopping malls and supermarkets were likely targets ....

  • Drug police nab man transporting $1.5m of heroin in Moscow

    Date: 2014-01-05 14:01:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:87 - ID:480522

    MOSCOW, Jan 5 (MENA) – A man driving a car containing more than 45 kilograms of heroin worth about $1.5 million has been arrested and charged in Moscow, Russian officials said on Sunday. The 30-year-old man, a member of a crime gang, was detained ....

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