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  • Myanmar declares 'no more political prisoners' after amnesty

    Date: 2013-12-31 07:39:05 GMT - Myanmar (Burma) - World - SN:22 - ID:470946

    YANGON, Dec 31 (MENA) - Myanmar on Tuesday announced there were "no more political prisoners" after issuing a sweeping amnesty order aimed at fulfilling a presidential pledge to free all dissidents by the end of the year, FRANCE 24 reported. The ....

  • Northern Ireland talks end without deal

    Date: 2013-12-31 07:33:02 GMT - Ireland - World - SN:20 - ID:470894

    BELFAST, Dec 31 (MENA) - Talks to resolve some of the most divisive issues that have hampered the Northern Ireland peace process have broken up without agreement, BBC reported Tuesday. Northern Ireland's five main parties met through the night in ....

  • N. Korea may stage provocation against Seoul around March: think tank

    Date: 2013-12-31 07:02:57 GMT - south korea - World - SN:12 - ID:470836

    SEOUL, Dec. 31 (MENA) -- North Korea may stage provocations against South Korea early next year as part of efforts to further ensure internal unity following the execution of leader Kim Jong-un's once-powerful uncle and his associates, Yonhap quoted ....

  • Michael Hayden 'drifting' toward calling Edward Snowden a 'traitor'

    Date: 2013-12-30 16:02:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:115 - ID:470128

    WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (MENA) - Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, said Sunday that he used to describe leaker Edward Snowden as a "defector," but is now "drifting in the direction of perhaps more harsh language ... such as ....

  • Putin appoints new Russian ambassadors to Sudan and Oman

    Date: 2013-12-30 16:00:07 GMT - Russia - World - SN:113 - ID:469738

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - President Vladimir Putin has appointed new Russian ambassadors to Sudan and the Sultanate of Oman. Corresponding decrees have been made public at the legal information portal, Itar Tass reported on Monday. The president ....

  • N. Korea recalls deputy UNESCO envoy

    Date: 2013-12-30 15:47:05 GMT - south korea - World - SN:108 - ID:470082

    SEOUL, Dec 30 (MENA) - North Korea's deputy ambassador to UNESCO was called back to Pyongyang from Paris on Monday, a diplomatic source said, marking the latest summoning of North Korean diplomats following the recent execution of leader Kim ....

  • China's earth observation satellite inducted into service

    Date: 2013-12-30 13:55:43 GMT - China - World - SN:92 - ID:469755

    BEIJING, Dec 30 (MENA) - China's high definition earth observation satellite Gaofen-1 has been formally inducted into service, it was announced Monday. According to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence ....

  • OIC honors Ihsanoglu at end of his term

    Date: 2013-12-30 13:31:18 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:90 - ID:469726

    JEDDAH, Dec 30 (MENA) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held a celebration to honor Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu whose term will end on Tuesday and to welcome the new elected secretary Iyad bin Amin Madani. During the ....

  • Russia steps up security following deadly train station bombing

    Date: 2013-12-30 13:21:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:87 - ID:469720

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - Russian officials have vowed to step up security following the bombing of a train station that killed more than a dozen people. The attack has raised renewed fears about security ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, Deutsche ....

  • Security tightened in Moscow after deadly blast in Russian city

    Date: 2013-12-30 13:09:34 GMT - Russia - World - SN:83 - ID:469703

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - Security has been tightened in Moscow following two acts of terrorism in Volgograd, head of the regional security department of the Moscow city administration Alexei Mayorov said. "Corresponding instructions have been ....

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