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  • 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 ....

  • Egypt FM's Asian tour "very important," says spokesman

    Date: 2013-12-21 15:30:51 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:51 - ID:453986

    CAIRO, Dec 21 (MENA) - Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Badr Abdel-Atti, described Minister Nabil Famy's Asian tour as "very important." Fahmy's trip included China, South Korea and Japan. During his visit, Fahmy stressed that Egypt's ....

  • Fresh violence kills at least 29 in C.Africa: Red Cross

    Date: 2013-12-20 21:49:58 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:120 - ID:452892

    GENEVA, Dec 20 (MENA) - The Red Cross in the Central African Republic said Friday that at least 29 have been killed in a fresh outbreak of sectarian violence in Bangui, the Euronews reported. . Christian militia attacked Muslim neighbourhoods in ....

  • Moscow renews support for Iran participation in Geneva 2

    Date: 2013-12-20 21:13:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:114 - ID:452797

    MOSCOW, Dec 20 (MENA) - Moscow has renewed its support for Iran's participation in a conference to be held in Geneva to resolve the Syrian crisis. The Russian deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Jatilov said Moscow convinced that Iran's participation ....

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