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  • Uzbekistan ninth member state of CIS free trade zone agreement

    Date: 2013-12-28 15:33:28 GMT - Uzbekistan - World - SN:80 - ID:466484

    TASHKENT, Dec 28 (MENA) - Uzbekistan has become the ninth member state of the CIS free trade zone agreement. The republic's President Islam Karimov has signed the law on the ratification of the protocol on the use of the free trade zone agreement ....

  • Afghan high peace council delegation leaves for Saudi Arabia

    Date: 2013-12-28 15:09:07 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:74 - ID:466452

    KABUL, Dec 28 (MENA) – A delegation of the Afghan high peace council members left for Saudi Arabia on Saturday, to attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit, http://www.khaama.com/ reported. Afghan officials have said that the ....

  • British tourists among injured at a hotel bar explosion in Tenerife

    Date: 2013-12-28 15:08:03 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:73 - ID:466404

    LONDON, Dec 28 (MENA) –Three British tourists were among five injured after an explosion in a hotel pool bar on the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife, according to Skynews in London. Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven ....

  • Corruption scandal is test for Turkey's democracy – German FM

    Date: 2013-12-28 15:07:07 GMT - Germany - World - SN:71 - ID:466451

    BERLIN, Dec 28 (MENA) – The ongoing high-profile graft scandal in Turkey is a test for the state of democracy and rule of law in the country, commented new German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. In an interview for Bild am ....

  • At least 26 dead in India train fire

    Date: 2013-12-28 14:17:33 GMT - India - World - SN:60 - ID:466333

    NEW DELHI, Dec 28 (MENA) – At least 26 people were killed and eight injured after a compartment of a passenger train caught fire early Saturday in southeast India, officials said. Some 60 passengers were on board when the fire broke out on a ....

  • Russians name Putin as Man of the Year – survey

    Date: 2013-12-28 14:05:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:51 - ID:466239

    MOSCOW, Dec 28 (MENA) – Russians have named President Vladimir Putin as the Man of the Year in 2013, according to a new survey. According to RIA Novosti, twenty-six percent of respondents chose Putin and seven percent, Defense Minister Sergei ....

  • Prosecutor oversees investigation into Pyatigorsk blast

    Date: 2013-12-28 14:05:32 GMT - Russia - World - SN:50 - ID:466238

    PYATIGORSK, Russia, Dec 28 (MENA) – The Stavropol Territory's Prosecutor Yuri Turygin personally oversees the investigation into the car bomb explosion in Pyatigorsk, a source at the prosecutor's office told Itar-Tass. A criminal case is opened ....

  • Several bodies found in in CAR capital Bangui

    Date: 2013-12-27 22:41:40 GMT - Ethiopia - World - SN:153 - ID:465438

    BANGUI, Dec 27 (MENA) – The African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA) discovered Thursday several bodies in a valley called Colline des Panthères in the CAR capital, Bangui. A team from MISCA, ....

  • S. Sudan to free most politicians detained over coup: US envoy

    Date: 2013-12-27 22:33:47 GMT - Sudan - World - SN:152 - ID:465417

    JUBA, Dec 27 (MENA) - South Sudan will release most of a group of politicians accused by the government of links to a foiled coup plot against President Salva Kiir, the United States envoy to the African country Sudan and a senior government ....

  • Kerry deplores killing of ex-Lebanese minister

    Date: 2013-12-27 22:23:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:148 - ID:465400

    WASHINGTON, Dec 27 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the killing of Mohamad Chatah, a former Lebanese finance minister and ambassador to the United States, whom he called "a voice of reason, responsibility and moderation," CNN ....

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