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  • Germany’s new defense minister makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

    Date: 2013-12-22 06:41:03 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:9 - ID:454580

    KABUL, Dec 22 (MENA) - The new defense minister of Germany Ursula Von Der Leyen following an unannounced visit arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday to visit German troops stationed in northern Afghanistan, Afghanistan's Khaama newspaper reported. Her ....

  • Cuba calls on US to establish civilized relations

    Date: 2013-12-22 06:37:58 GMT - Cuba - World - SN:8 - ID:454596

    HAVANA, Dec 22 (MENA) - Cuban President Raul Castro called on the United States to establish civilized relations with his country, the BBC reported. The United States and Cuba have appeared more positive of late as talks around immigration, ....

  • Obama warns S. Sudan against military coup

    Date: 2013-12-21 22:41:42 GMT - USA - World - SN:109 - ID:454484

    WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama warned South Sudan on Saturday that Washington and its allies would cut aid to the country over any attempted military coup amid growing fears of civil war. Obama was updated about the ....

  • Obama keeping with tense situation in South Sudan

    Date: 2013-12-21 22:30:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:107 - ID:454472

    WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama was briefed by his national security team on Saturday after four US military service members were wounded when their aircraft were fired upon during a mission to evacuate American citizens from ....

  • Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections

    Date: 2013-12-21 21:28:01 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:101 - ID:454438

    BANGKOK, Dec 21 (MENA) - Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party has announced it will boycott snap elections set for 2 February, the BBC News reported Saturday. Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva told a news conference it would not be fielding ....

  • 450 US nationals evacuated from S. Sudan – embassy

    Date: 2013-12-21 20:53:06 GMT - South Sudan - World - SN:98 - ID:454412

    JUBA, Dec 21 (MENA) - The US Embassy in Juba said Saturday that it has evacuated at least 450 Americans and other foreign nationals from Juba this week and had hoped to begin evacuations from Bor, the ABC News reported. The US Ospreys were hit ....

  • Rebel troops controlled much of South Sudan: Machar 4 last Juba

    Date: 2013-12-21 19:50:40 GMT - South Sudan - World - SN:89 - ID:454398

    Troops backed by helicopter gunships were advancing on the town, army spokesman Philip Aguer told AFP news agency. A spokesman for UN peacekeepers Unmiss in Bor said considerable numbers of people had arrived over the past 24 hours from ....

  • Rebel troops controlled much of South Sudan: Machar 3 Juba

    Date: 2013-12-21 19:48:23 GMT - South Sudan - World - SN:88 - ID:454395

    However, government forces say Gen Koang defected alone and did not take any troops with him. Unity, a state on the border with Sudan, produces much of South Sudan's oil. Oil accounts for more than 95% of the country's economy. Machar added ....

  • Rebel troops controlled much of South Sudan: Machar 2 Juba

    Date: 2013-12-21 19:46:12 GMT - South Sudan - World - SN:87 - ID:454394

    Machar's comments came as four US service personnel involved in evacuating US citizens were wounded when their aircraft were shot at in Bor, the capital of eastern Jonglei state. The three CV-22 Ospreys were attacked as they approached Bor, which ....

  • Rebel troops controlled much of South Sudan: Machar

    Date: 2013-12-21 19:32:47 GMT - South Sudan - World - SN:86 - ID:454379

    JUBA, Dec 21 (MENA) - Former South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar has said rebel troops have captured the key oil-producing state of Unity and control much of the country. Machar also confirmed to the BBC that the forces fighting the government ....

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