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  • Russia to provide $2 billion loan to Belarus in 2014

    Date: 2013-12-25 19:00:39 GMT - Russia - World - SN:143 - ID:461643

    MOSCOW, Dec 25 (MENA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow is going to provide a loan of up to two billion US dollars to Belarus in 2014, ITAR-TASS News Agency reported. Putin made the remarks said after a meeting of the ....

  • US sends forces to Uganda for possible S. Sudan evacuations

    Date: 2013-12-25 18:48:51 GMT - USA - World - SN:141 - ID:461401

    WASHINGTON Dec 25 (MENA) – About 150 US Marines flew from Spain to Djibouti, hundreds of miles to the east, to prepare for possible participation in helping evacuate Americans, CNN reported. A US defense official said 50 of the Marines moved ....

  • Japan, US to launch talks for new accord on environment of bases

    Date: 2013-12-25 15:42:03 GMT - Japan - World - SN:107 - ID:461305

    TOKYO, Dec 25 (MENA) - Japan and the United States agreed Wednesday to launch talks to forge a new accord on protecting the environment and allowing on-site inspections of US military bases as part of efforts to coax the Okinawa governor to approve ....

  • Explosion in Afghanistan leaves 6 dead, 13 injured

    Date: 2013-12-25 13:19:28 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:81 - ID:460967

    KABUL, Afghanistan Dec 25 (MENA) – At least 19 people including Afghan police officers were killed or injured following an explosion in Logar province of Afghanistan on Wednesday, http://www.khaama.com/, reported. Provincial governor spokesman, ....

  • Mansoura bombing deadliest since Morsi ouster, says NYT

    Date: 2013-12-25 11:51:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:60 - ID:460728

    NEW YORK, Dec 25 (MENA) - Tuesday's bombing in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura was Egypt’s deadliest since militants began a campaign of assassinations and other attacks against the security services in July, when Mohamed Morsi was ousted, according ....

  • China urges all parties to South Sudan conflict to immediately halt fighting

    Date: 2013-12-25 09:32:47 GMT - China - World - SN:35 - ID:460353

    BEIJING, Dec 25 (MENA) - China has urged all parties involved in South Sudan conflict to immediately halt fighting and pledged to coordinate efforts with the international community to restore stability to the African nation. China's foreign ....

  • UN official says 'absolutely no doubt' thousands dead in South Sudan

    Date: 2013-12-25 09:17:56 GMT - South Sudan - World - SN:30 - ID:460309

    JUBA, Dec 25 (MENA) - The United Nations' humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan said that he had "absolutely no doubt" that thousands of people had been killed in violence that threatens to tear the world's newest country apart a little more than ....

  • Iran condemns attack on Egyptian security building

    Date: 2013-12-25 08:05:00 GMT - Iran - World - SN:24 - ID:460267

    TEHRAN, Dec 25 (MENA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the northern Egyptian town of Mansoura which killed and injured scores of people late Tuesday. Afkham also condoled with the ....

  • Malaysia warns nationals against travelling to Thailand

    Date: 2013-12-25 07:47:51 GMT - Malaysia - World - SN:20 - ID:460246

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 25 (MENA) - Malaysians have been advised to avoid Thai areas which came under bomb attacks on Sunday, Bernama reported. The Malaysian consulate in Songkhla issued a travel advisory to Malaysians to stay away from Padang Besar, ....

  • N. Korean leader orders military to bolster readiness

    Date: 2013-12-25 07:12:19 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:15 - ID:460188

    SEOUL, Dec 25 (MENA) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited an Army unit and urged the military to maintain high combat readiness amid heightened tension on the peninsula following the shocking execution of the leader's uncle, Yonhap news agency ....

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