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  • IISS warns of decline in Britain's military force

    Date: 2014-02-05 21:20:31 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:125 - ID:539576

    LONDON, Feb 5 (MENA) - The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) warned Wednesday that the British army is slipping down in its power standing among other world powers. Britain has slipped down a league table of military spending, ....

  • Head of UK Independence Party shuns anti-Muslim marks

    Date: 2014-02-05 20:41:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:122 - ID:539667

    LONDON, Feb 5 (MENA) - Head of UK Independence Party Nigel Farage appeared to be distancing himself from the remarks made by his colleague in the party and Member of Parliament Gerard Batten concerning activating "code of conduct for Muslims". In ....

  • Panama Canal expansion work halted over cost row

    Date: 2014-02-05 19:52:07 GMT - Panama - World - SN:119 - ID:539666

    PANAMA CITY, Feb 5 (MENA) - Work has been halted on the expansion of the Panama Canal, one of the world's busiest shipping routes, the BBC reported. The stoppage follows a breakdown in talks between the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the ....

  • Nine fire crew die in Argentina warehouse blaze

    Date: 2014-02-05 19:49:30 GMT - Argentina - World - SN:117 - ID:539679

    BUENOS AIRES, Feb 5 (MENA) - At least nine people have been killed in a fire in a warehouse in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, the BBC News reported Wednesday. Seven of the victims were firefighters and two civil defense workers who were ....

  • China condemns Japanese official's denial on Nanjing Massacre

    Date: 2014-02-05 19:34:59 GMT - China - World - SN:114 - ID:539573

    BEIJING, Feb 5 (MENA) – China decried Wednesday statements by a Japanese official denying the Nanjing Massacre, occurred in the winter of 1937 to 1938. A governor of Japan's public broadcaster NHK has denied that the Nanjing Massacre in China ....

  • UN deplores killing mission staff member in Congo

    Date: 2014-02-05 17:52:12 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:107 - ID:539509

    NEW YORK, Feb 5 (MENA) - The top UN official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of a national staffer working for the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, the UN News Center reported. In a ....

  • FM spokeswoman: Iran not to tolerate US excessive demands in N. talks

    Date: 2014-02-05 12:48:59 GMT - Iran - World - SN:57 - ID:538244

    TEHRAN, Feb 5 (MENA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham stressed Tehran's commitment to the Geneva nuclear deal between Iran and the six major world powers, but meantime cautioned that Tehran will not succumb to the pressures and ....

  • London commuters struggle to work amid Tube strike

    Date: 2014-02-05 09:47:20 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:31 - ID:538371

    LONDON, Feb 5 (MENA) - London commuters faced an uncertain journey into work on Wednesday after last-minute efforts to head off a 48-hour strike by London Underground workers failed, FT reported. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union and the ....

  • Canadian man killed in New Zealand minivan crash

    Date: 2014-02-05 07:53:22 GMT - New Zealand - World - SN:21 - ID:538104

    WELLINGTON, Feb 5 (MENA) - A minivan carrying foreign tourists plunged off a narrow New Zealand bridge, killing the 59-year-old Canadian driver and injuring the vehicle's nine passengers, ABC News said Wednesday. The group of Canadian and Chinese ....

  • Blast near Peshawar hotel kills 9 in Pakistan

    Date: 2014-02-04 22:38:43 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:163 - ID:537946

    ISLAMABAD, (MENA) – Nine people were killed and 50 others injured when a powerful bomb blast ripped through a local hotel frequented mostly by Shias in the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in Peshawar, Pakistan. The incident took place at ....

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