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  • Ban says Geneva II talks have not made much progress yet

    Date: 2014-02-06 17:33:41 GMT - Germany - World - SN:138 - ID:541152

    BERLIN, Feb 6 (MENA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that Geneva II talks on Syria have not made much progress yet, but both parties have sat down at the table together. "The talks are continuing and that is positive," Ban has said in ....

  • Erdogan meets US amb. in Ankara

    Date: 2014-02-06 16:34:18 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:127 - ID:540980

    ANKARA, Feb 6 (MENA) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on Thursday with US Ambassador here Francis Ricciardone in the cabinet. The Turkish cabinet did not issue a statement about the reason of the meeting. Erdogan is scheduled ....

  • Pakistan enters peace talks with Taliban

    Date: 2014-02-06 16:24:50 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:124 - ID:540874

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 6 (MENA) – The first formal meeting between Pakistan's government and a Taliban-nominated team has been held in Islamabad, officials say. According to BBC, the talks are aimed at charting a "roadmap" for negotiations that will try ....

  • Japan, China mutually aware of need to avoid clash: Abe

    Date: 2014-02-06 15:42:46 GMT - Japan - World - SN:116 - ID:541035

    TOKYO, Feb 6 (MENA) - Japan and China share a view that they must avoid any military conflict even if they have difficulty overcoming diplomatic problems, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said has said. Abe repeatedly called for talks with Chinese ....

  • Egypt FM meets Dutch counterpart

    Date: 2014-02-06 15:24:18 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:109 - ID:541026

    CAIRO, Feb 6 (MENA) - Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy met his Dutch counterpart Frans Timmermans Thursday at the end of his foreign tour that took him to Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. During the meeting, the two sides discussed a host of ....

  • John Kerry a no on 2016: This is my last stop

    Date: 2014-02-06 14:56:08 GMT - USA - World - SN:101 - ID:540981

    WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (MENA) - While his predecessor Hillary Clinton and his colleague Vice President Joe Biden may be contemplating another run at the White House, Secretary of State John Kerry says he is out for 2016. "I'm out of politics. I have ....

  • Algerian FM to arrive in Russia on woring visit

    Date: 2014-02-06 14:05:52 GMT - Russia - World - SN:90 - ID:540831

    MOSCOW, Feb. 6 (MENA) - Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra will arrive in Moscow on a two-day working visit on Sunday to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Alexander Lukashevich was quoted ....

  • Russian Foreign Ministry calls for Olympic truce

    Date: 2014-02-06 13:12:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:78 - ID:540279

    MOSCOW, Feb 6 (MENA) – Russia has called for the declaration of a truce, primarily by the sides in the Syrian conflict, for the duration of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, according to Voice of Russia. "The Russian Federation, as the organizer ....

  • Russia expects Iran to be finally involved in Geneva talks – diplomat

    Date: 2014-02-06 11:45:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:61 - ID:540278

    MOSCOW, Feb 6 (MENA) – Russia thinks that Iran's participation in the Geneva-2 international peace conference on Syria could play a positive role and hopes that there will be a way to involve that state in the negotiating process, Russian Permanent ....

  • US to curb Pakistan drone program

    Date: 2014-02-06 11:45:21 GMT - USA - World - SN:59 - ID:540270

    NEW YORK, Feb 6 (MENA) – The Obama administration will narrow its controversial drone program in Pakistan to target a short list of high-level terrorists, and aim to end it during the prime minister's current term, senior US officials have told ....

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