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  • Britain to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons

    Date: 2013-12-20 18:15:02 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:90 - ID:452692

    LONDON, Dec 20 (MENA) - Britain is to destroy 150 tons of industrial-grade chemicals as part of the international effort to dismantle Sryian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons stockpile, The Telegraph reported Friday. The British ....

  • Bosnian man gets 45 years in prison for terrorism

    Date: 2013-12-20 18:05:13 GMT - Bosnia and Herzegovina - World - SN:86 - ID:452693

    SARAJEVO, Dec 20 (MENA) - Bosnian court has sentenced an Islamic extremist to 45 years in prison for terrorism, the ABC News reported on Friday. Haris Causevic was found guilty of planting and triggering a powerful improvised bomb behind a police ....

  • Ex-soldiers jailed over mosque bombing in Britain

    Date: 2013-12-20 18:04:49 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:85 - ID:452685

    LONDON, Dec 20 (MENA) - Two former British soldiers who fire-bombed a mosque four days after the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby have been sentenced to six years each, Sky News reported. Stuart Harness, 34, and Gavin Humphries, 37, unwittingly ....

  • Ukrainian-Russian agreements aim at stabilizing trade, economic relations - official

    Date: 2013-12-20 16:49:41 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:81 - ID:452575

    KIEV, Dec 20 (MENA) - Ukrainian secretary of the National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) Andrei Klyuyev asserted Friday that the fourteen agreements signed by Ukraine and Russia on December 17 were designed to stabilize trade and economic ....

  • Farmers Clash with Police in Greece

    Date: 2013-12-20 16:40:17 GMT - Greece - World - SN:79 - ID:452591

    ATHENS, Dec 20 (MENA) - Farmers from the island of Crete clashed with police Friday outside Greece's parliament as lawmakers prepared to vote on a new property tax that will extend the levy to farms, ABC News reported. Hundreds of farmers took a ....

  • Sweden grants asylum to Afghan interpreters

    Date: 2013-12-20 14:44:52 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:63 - ID:452368

    STOCKHOLM, Dec 20 (MENA) - Sweden has granted asylum to a number of the 30 interpreters that worked alongside its armed forces on the Isaf mission in Afghanistan, The Local reported. "We are pleased that the cooperation with the Armed Forces mean ....

  • Ukraine Probes Coup Attempts at Pro-EU Protests – Prosecutor

    Date: 2013-12-20 14:18:36 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:58 - ID:452103

    KIEV, Dec 20 (MENA) – Ukraine's Security Service is investigating alleged coup attempts by members of radical groups during the ongoing mass pro-EU riots in Kiev, a top Ukrainian prosecutor told RIA Novosti Friday. "At protest actions on ....

  • Putin to visit Iran

    Date: 2013-12-19 15:35:22 GMT - Russia - World - SN:90 - ID:450844

    MOSCOW, Dec 19 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to pay an official visit to Iran, but the time of the visit is not fixed yet. During an annual press conference on Thursday, Putin said that the matter will be discussed by the ....

  • Putin refuses to name his successor, says it is too early to discuss this issue

    Date: 2013-12-19 14:24:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:76 - ID:450263

    MOSCOW, Dec 19 (MENA) - Vladimir Putin has declined to name his possible successor at the post of Russia's president, saying that it is too early to discuss this matter. "I did not say anything about my successor because I have nothing to say," ....

  • Self-made bomb detonates in Moscow’s south

    Date: 2013-12-19 13:58:23 GMT - Russia - World - SN:69 - ID:450453

    MOSCOW, Dec 19 (MENA) – An improvised explosive device detonated at a kiosk in southern Moscow, hurting an accidental passerby, ITAR-TASS reported. Initially, it was believed to be an explosion of a gas cylinder. As the press service of ....

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