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  • GUEA in Austria praises Egyptian-Russian rapprochement

    Date: 2014-02-14 10:50:17 GMT - Austria - World - SN:30 - ID:554877

    VIENNA, Feb 14 (MENA) - The General Union of Egyptians in Austria (GUEA) has praised the recent rapprochement between Egypt and Russia. The praise comes in the wake of a successful visit paid by Egypt's Defense Minister and First Deputy Prime ....

  • 2 killed in Indonesia volcano eruption

    Date: 2014-02-14 09:07:49 GMT - Indonesia - World - SN:18 - ID:554671

    JAKARTA, Feb 14 (MENA) - Two people were killed Friday after their houses collapsed under heavy volcanic ash spewed out by Mt. Kelud in East Java Province, officials, quoted by the Japanese News Agency Kyodo, said on Friday. The volcano erupted ....

  • Explosives sent to army 'had Ireland postmark'

    Date: 2014-02-13 21:36:10 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:177 - ID:554359

    LONDON, Feb 13 (MENA) - At least one of a series of explosive devices sent to military sites across the UK had a Republic of Ireland postmark, the Sky News reported. Packages were found at armed forces careers offices in Oxford, Slough and ....

  • Obama issues disaster declaration for South Carolina

    Date: 2014-02-13 17:12:24 GMT - USA - World - SN:138 - ID:554003

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama has granted Gov. Nikki Haley's request to declare South Carolina a federal disaster area, NBC reported on Thursday. The emergency declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and ....

  • Federal government in Washington area closed over heavy snow

    Date: 2014-02-13 16:05:28 GMT - USA - World - SN:127 - ID:553940

    WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (MENA) - Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area were closed on Thursday because of a significant winter storm which brought snow, sleet and ice to the region. Also, local government offices and school districts were ....

  • Asheri to lead Egypt's delegation to Iran-hosted meeting of D-8 member states

    Date: 2014-02-13 15:01:56 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:115 - ID:553772

    CAIRO, Feb 13 (MENA) - Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Ambassador Ali el-Asheri said that he was assigned by the foreign minister to lead Egypt's delegation to the meeting of the officials of consular affairs of the Developing 8 ....

  • Former Czech PM charged with corruption

    Date: 2014-02-13 14:21:56 GMT - Czech - World - SN:108 - ID:553634

    PRAGUE, Feb 13 (MENA) – Czech police have charged former prime minister Petr Necas with corruption. The case is related to a bribery scandal which toppled his government last June and investigators say it could re-define the rules of political ....

  • Kerry says N. Korea will not be accepted as nucler state

    Date: 2014-02-13 14:07:53 GMT - south korea - World - SN:103 - ID:553695

    SEOUL, Feb 13 (MENA) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated amid a visit to South Korea that the United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state and called for the North's "verifiable denuclearization." "Let me be clear, the ....

  • Liberation newspaper chief editor quits

    Date: 2014-02-13 14:01:07 GMT - France - World - SN:102 - ID:553687

    PARIS, Feb 13 (MENA) - The editor-in-chief of left-leaning French newspaper Liberation has resigned after a bitter row with staff over his plans to transform the paper into a social network, the BBC reported Thursday. Nicolas Demorand's ....

  • HRW report on human trafficking in Sinai "ignored" several facts - foreign ministry

    Date: 2014-02-13 13:14:32 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:91 - ID:553466

    CAIRO, Feb 13 (MENA) - A report, issued by the Human Rights Watch, about the human trafficking and torture in Sinai, turned a blind eye to several facts, commented the Foreign Ministry on Thursday. The ministry said that human trafficking is a ....

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