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  • 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 ....

  • Death toll of Volgograd bomb attack rises to 15

    Date: 2013-12-30 07:44:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:15 - ID:468954

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - At least 15 people have been killed and more than 20 others hurt in a suspected suicide bombing on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd, the BBC reported. The blast comes a day after 17 people died in another ....

  • Thousands leave homes as volcano erupts in El Salvador

    Date: 2013-12-30 07:43:48 GMT - El Salvador - World - SN:14 - ID:468935

    SAN SALVADOR, Dec 30 (MENA) - Thousands of people in eastern El Salvador are leaving their homes after a volcano erupted, the BBC reported. Residents in the coffee-producing region said they had heard a powerful explosion before the Chaparrastique ....

  • South Korea sends military expert to help remove Syria's chemical

    Date: 2013-12-30 07:27:47 GMT - south korea - World - SN:13 - ID:468918

    SEOUL, Dec 30 (MENA) - South Korea has dispatched a military expert to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to participate in international efforts to remove Syria's chemical arsenal, the Korean news agency Yonhap ....

  • Second blast in Russia's Volgograd city kills 10

    Date: 2013-12-30 06:07:22 GMT - Russia - World - SN:9 - ID:468855

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (MENA) - At least 10 people were killed when a bomb blast ripped through a trolleybus on Monday in the second deadly attack in the Russian city of Volgograd in two days, Voice of Russia reported quoting law enforcement ....

  • Security Council condemns terrorist attack at Russian train station

    Date: 2013-12-29 21:35:58 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:159 - ID:468741

    NEW YORK, Dec 29 (MENA) - The Security Council strongly condemned a terrorist attack that occurred at the central train station of the Russian city of Volgograd on Sunday causing numerous deaths and injuries. In a statement issued to the press, ....

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