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  • Iran, IAEA term latest meeting as fruitful

    Date: 2013-12-11 21:25:48 GMT - Austria - World - SN:184 - ID:435590

    VIENNA, Dec 11, (MENA) – Iran and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in a joint statement described their Wednesday's meeting as fruitful, IRNA news agency reported. They said that the next round of talks will be held in Tehran on January ....

  • Boko Haram abducts 36 people in Nigeria

    Date: 2013-12-11 20:14:32 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:174 - ID:435518

    ABUJA, Dec 11 (MENA) - Nine female traders and twenty-seven other young men were abducted Wednesday by suspected Boko Haram members, Nigerian Daily Post reported. The insurgents were said to have attacked two lorries carrying orange, a pick up ....

  • Britain PM explains selfie with Obama, Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Mandela Memorial

    Date: 2013-12-11 19:36:51 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:161 - ID:435442

    LONDON, Dec 11 (MENA) – British Prime Minister David Cameron has attempted to explain why he decided to lean in for a ‘selfie’ with Barack Obama and the Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in ....

  • Police action hinders political dialogue in Ukraine: EU official

    Date: 2013-12-11 18:52:12 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:157 - ID:435427

    BRUSSELS, Dec 11 (MENA) – The European Union’s top diplomat Catherine Ashton said that despite the Ukrainian government’s declared readiness to negotiate with the opposition, police action makes the start of political dialogue more difficult, Ria ....

  • Lawyer for Pakistani doctor who helped CIA track bin Laden flees country after threats

    Date: 2013-12-11 17:20:13 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:146 - ID:435317

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 11 (MENA) - A lawyer representing the doctor who helped the CIA track down and kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan fled the country Wednesday after receiving threats from militants, ABC News reported Wednesday. Samiullah Afridi was ....

  • NATO extends tenure for Secretary-General Rasmussen

    Date: 2013-12-11 16:48:06 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:139 - ID:435264

    BRUSSELS, Dec 11 (MENA) - NATO has extended tenure of Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to September 30, Russia Today reported Wednesday. In a statement, Nato said the decision was made so Rasmussen could prepare for the NATO summit planned ....

  • Bashir underlines need of promoting ties with west African countries

    Date: 2013-12-11 16:04:23 GMT - Sudan - World - SN:127 - ID:435023

    KHARTOUM, Dec 11 (MENA) - It is important to strengthen ties with west African countries in general, and Burkina Faso in particular, affirmed Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir. Bashir made the remark during his meeting Wednesday with resident ....

  • Britain should act to stop Russia replacing US in Arab world

    Date: 2013-12-11 16:01:32 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:125 - ID:435039

    LONDON, Dec 11 (MENA) – It is now more than 40 years since Denis Healey, the Labour defence secretary at the time, ordered the withdrawal of British forces located east of the Suez Canal in a futile attempt to balance the government’s books, ....

  • Kerry asks congress to hold off any sanctions on Iran

    Date: 2013-12-11 15:50:37 GMT - USA - World - SN:120 - ID:434992

    WASHINGTON, Dec 11 (MENA) – US Secretary of State John Kerry has strongly defended the Obama administration's interim deal with Iran on its nuclear program, and asked Congress to hold off on passing any new sanctions on Iran to give ongoing ....

  • Pope Francis named Time's 2013 Person of the Year

    Date: 2013-12-11 15:01:13 GMT - USA - World - SN:103 - ID:435007

    NEW YORK, Dec 11 (MENA) – Calling him "The People's Pope," Time magazine on Wednesday named Pope Francis its Person of the Year. "For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world's largest church to ....

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