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  • France welcomes Malian legislative elections

    Date: 2013-12-18 20:13:29 GMT - France - World - SN:182 - ID:449402

    PARIS, Dec 18 (MENA) – France has welcomed the success of the latest Malian legislative elections. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabiu praised Wednesday the successful organization of the legislative elections, which followed the presidential ....

  • UN Security Council concerned over growing threat of drugs, organized crime in West Africa

    Date: 2013-12-18 19:28:20 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:174 - ID:449327

    NEW YORK, 18 Dec (MENA) - The United Nations Security Council voiced concerns Wednesday over the increasing links between drugs trafficking and other forms of transnational organized crime in West Africa, the UN News Centre reported. The council ....

  • UNHRC calls on North Korea to halt all executions

    Date: 2013-12-18 18:48:12 GMT - USA - World - SN:168 - ID:449290

    NEW YORK, Dec 18 (MENA) – UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in North Korea Marzuki Darusman called Wednesday on North Korea to halt all execution. The United Nations human rights experts warned Wednesday that the execution of ....

  • UN chief welcomes Kiir's readiness for talks with opposition

    Date: 2013-12-18 18:18:27 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:165 - ID:449286

    NEW YORK, Dec 18 (MENA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said that he is encouraged by reports of President Salva Kiir’s willingness to enter into talks with the opposition in South Sudan. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Ban said he spoke ....

  • Mass grave of Stalin-era repression victims found in Siberia

    Date: 2013-12-18 18:14:02 GMT - Russia - World - SN:161 - ID:449252

    MOSCOW, Dec 18 (MENA) - Remains of more than a dozen people presumably executed during Stalin’s repression campaign in the 1930s, were discovered Wednesday in Siberia, RIA Novosti reported. The remains were found during housing construction on ....

  • US puts Qaeda-affiliated group on list of terrorist organizations

    Date: 2013-12-18 18:13:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:160 - ID:449208

    WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (MENA) - The United States has put Osama al-Shehabi, a member of Fatah Al-Islam movement, on the list of most-wanted terrorists in the world, SKY News Arabia reported Wednesday. It also placed Al-Mulathamoun (masked men) ....

  • 71 journalists killed in 2013 - Reporters Without Borders

    Date: 2013-12-18 16:32:43 GMT - France - World - SN:148 - ID:449014

    PARIS, Dec 18 (MENA) – In 2013 a total of 71 journalists have been killed while performing their duties, states the latest report by Reporters Without Borders, according to the Voice of Russia. The most dangerous region for journalists to work in ....

  • Plastic banknotes to start in 2016, Bank of England says

    Date: 2013-12-18 16:16:37 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:145 - ID:449033

    LONDON, Dec 18 (MENA) - Plastic banknotes that can survive a spin in the washing machine are to be brought into circulation by the Bank of England in 2016, the BBC reported. The Bank argues that the polymer notes stay cleaner and are more secure ....

  • Russia to grant amnesties, Greenpeace pardon unlikely

    Date: 2013-12-18 16:15:38 GMT - Russia - World - SN:143 - ID:449020

    WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (MENA) - The Russian parliament has given preliminary approval to an amnesty that could pardon jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot, in what appeared to be legislation carefully tailored to send a symbolic message to the West ....

  • Obamas, First Lady, Biden to skip the Winter Olympics in Russia

    Date: 2013-12-18 15:09:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:125 - ID:448907

    WASHINGTON, Dec (MENA) - The White House announced Tuesday tonight that President Obama, Vice President Biden and the first lady will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, a pointed snub by an administration that is feuding ....

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