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  • 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 ....

  • Massive protest in Ankara demand Erdogan to step down

    Date: 2013-12-27 22:21:11 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:146 - ID:465399

    ANKARA, Dec 27 (MENA) - A large number of demonstrators gathered on Friday at Jovan Park in Ankara, demanding Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to resign over a high-level corruption scandal. One of the protest organizers told MENA that their ....

  • Four dead in French, Swiss Alps avalanches

    Date: 2013-12-27 21:03:12 GMT - France - World - SN:140 - ID:465382

    PARIS, Dec 27 (MENA) - At least four skiers died and two others were critically injured as avalanches hit the French and Swiss Alps after heavy snowfalls and relatively mild temperatures, police said Friday. Near the Swiss resort of St. Moritz an ....

  • France urges UN to play bigger role in Central Africa

    Date: 2013-12-27 20:58:38 GMT - France - World - SN:138 - ID:465330

    PARIS, Dec 27 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande on Friday called on the United Nations to play a bigger role during the transition process in Central African Republic. In a telephone conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, ....

  • Montenegro newspaper offices targeted in blast

    Date: 2013-12-27 20:41:36 GMT - Montenegro - World - SN:136 - ID:465356

    PODGORICA, Dec 27 (MENA) - Montenegrin police said they are investigating a bomb blast at the offices of an independent Montenegrin newspaper, the ABC News reported Friday. No one was injured in the blast late on Thursday at the offices of ....

  • France advises citizens not to visit Beirut

    Date: 2013-12-27 20:34:07 GMT - France - World - SN:134 - ID:465328

    PARIS, Dec 27 (MENA) - France advised its citizens Friday not to travel to Beirut due to a car bomb assassination in the downtown area of Beirut killed at least eight people including the former Lebanese Finance Minister, and injured more than ....

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