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  • N. Korea extends olive branch to S. Korea

    Date: 2014-01-01 07:05:27 GMT - south korea - World - SN:10 - ID:472711

    SEOUL, Jan 1 (MENA) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called Wednesday for improved ties with South Korea as he hailed the recent purge and execution of his once-powerful uncle that has apparently strengthened his grip on power, the Korean news ....

  • Security situation in Central Africa remains tense: UN

    Date: 2013-12-31 15:48:08 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:117 - ID:471747

    GENEVA, Dec 31 (MENA) - The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs announced that the security situation remains tense in and around Bangui, capital of Central Africa. In statements on Tuesday, Jens Laerke, the office spokesman, ....

  • Egyptian embassy in Moscow seeking to secure departure of 17 nationals

    Date: 2013-12-31 15:41:58 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:113 - ID:471860

    CAIRO, Dec 31 (MENA) - The Egyptian Embassy in Moscow has contacted the Russian authorities to secure the departure of 17 stranded nationals after the aviation minister here exempted them from ticket-change fees. They will board an EgyptAir flight ....

  • Surgeon says former F1 champ Schumacher improving after second surgery

    Date: 2013-12-31 10:55:01 GMT - France - World - SN:65 - ID:471421

    PARIS, Dec 31 (MENA) - Doctors in France said Tuesday that former Formula 1 world champion driver Michael Schumacher was showing surprising improvement that allowed for a second surgery to treat head injuries the German suffered during a skiing ....

  • Western Iraq on brink of rebellion against Shia regime: Reports

    Date: 2013-12-31 10:23:13 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:56 - ID:471234

    LONDON, Dec 31 (MENA) - Iraq’s volatile western region is on the verge of all-out rebellion against the central government, Financial Times reported Tuesday. This follows the weekend arrest of a prominent lawmaker and the dispersal of a largely ....

  • Next 48 hours crucial in Schumacher life - Doctors

    Date: 2013-12-31 09:52:47 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:48 - ID:471168

    LONDON, Dec 31 (MENA) - Doctors treating Michael Schumacher said on Tuesday that the next 48 hours would be crucial to save former Formula One driver's life. Earlier, Schumacher cracked his head on a rock during an off-piste skiing accident in ....

  • Iran, G5+1 wrap up 2-day expert-level talks on Geneva Accord

    Date: 2013-12-31 09:52:35 GMT - Iran - World - SN:47 - ID:471225

    TEHRAN, Dec 31 (MENA) - A member of Iran nuclear negotiation team said on Tuesday that the Iran-G5+1 expert level talks ended, IRNA news agency reported Tuesday. The two sides were in talks to find a mechanism to enforce provisions of the Geneva ....

  • Death toll in Congo attacks rises to 100 – government

    Date: 2013-12-31 08:59:23 GMT - Democratic Republic of Congo - World - SN:34 - ID:471093

    KINSHASA, Dec 31 (MENA) – Around 100 people were killed on Monday in Democratic Republic of Congo when security forces clashed with supporters of a self-proclaimed ‘prophet’ who tried to seize control of the airport, Euronews quoted a military ....

  • Jack Straw to pay official visit to Iran with British delegation

    Date: 2013-12-31 08:14:04 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:29 - ID:470991

    LONDON, Dec 31 (MENA) – Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has announced that he will lead a parliamentary delegation to Tehran next week in what he termed a “welcome sign” of Britain’s improved relations with Iran, The Daily Telegraph ....

  • M5.4 quake jolts eastern Japan

    Date: 2013-12-31 07:55:54 GMT - Japan - World - SN:23 - ID:470938

    TOKYO, Dec 31 (MENA) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 jolted eastern and northeastern Japan on Tuesday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami alert has been issued and there have been no reports of damage ....

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