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  • 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 ....

  • Putin denies intention to amend Russian constitution

    Date: 2013-12-19 13:53:59 GMT - Russia - World - SN:66 - ID:450681

    MOSCOW, Dec 19 (MENA) - Russian President Valdimir Putin denied intention to amend the Russian constitution, according to The Voice of Russia. Putin considered it unacceptable to amend the constitution in order to change the system of forming ....

  • Zarif arrives in Pakistan for D-8 meeting

    Date: 2013-12-19 07:36:25 GMT - Iran - World - SN:15 - ID:449788

    TEHRAN, Dec 19 (MENA) - Heading a political-parliamentary delegation, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the Pakistani capital Islamabad early Thursday to participate in and deliver a speech to the 16th Session of the D-8 ....

  • 'Situation in S.Sudan extremely confused': UN spokesman

    Date: 2013-12-18 22:12:57 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:192 - ID:449491

    NEW YORK, Dec 18 (MENA) – Spokesman of the UN secretary-general declined Wednesday to describe events witnessed in South Sudan as a coup attempt, saying the situation in there is 'extremely confused'. "The situation is extremely confused. He said ....

  • Great train robber Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84

    Date: 2013-12-18 21:43:10 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:188 - ID:449513

    LONDON, Dec 18 (MENA) - British criminal Ronnie Biggs, who took part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery, has died aged 84, his spokeswoman has confirmed. Biggs was part of the gang which escaped with £2.6m from the Glasgow to London mail train on 8 ....

  • Mysterious illness in Texas kills 4

    Date: 2013-12-18 20:16:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:183 - ID:449478

    WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (MENA) - A mysterious illness has Texas health officials worried after half of those infected died from the unidentified disease, the ABC News reported Wednesday. The Montgomery County Health Department said eight patients had ....

  • 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 ....

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