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  • Oil bunkering, smuggling, piracy cost Nigeria $1.5 bln monthly -- official

    Date: 2013-12-14 21:37:46 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:127 - ID:440260

    ABUJA, Dec 14 (MENA) – Nigeria is losing about 250 billion Naira ($1.5 billion) monthly due to maritime crimes, Air Vice Marshal Eko Osim was quoted by local media as saying Saturday. Smuggling, piracy and bunkering are top on the list of the ....

  • Iran cancels Pakistan gas pipeline loan

    Date: 2013-12-14 19:52:29 GMT - Iran - World - SN:112 - ID:440032

    TEHRAN, Dec 14 (MENA) - Iran has canceled a planned $500 million loan to Pakistan to build part of a pipeline to bring natural gas from the Islamic Republic, the ABC News reported Saturday. Deputy Oil Minister Ali Majedi said Iran has no ....

  • Nairobi bus hit by deadly grenade attack

    Date: 2013-12-14 17:42:48 GMT - Kenya - World - SN:96 - ID:440019

    NAIROBI, Dec 14 (MENA) - At least four people have been killed and several injured by a grenade attack on a bus in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, the interior ministry says. The blast hit the 32-seater bus near the Eastleigh suburb, which is home ....

  • 1 wounded in us school shooting, suspect dead

    Date: 2013-12-14 16:04:11 GMT - USA - World - SN:82 - ID:439712

    COLORADO, United States, Dec 14 (MENA) - US police said Saturday an 18-year-old Colorado student shot and wounded a schoolmate on Friday before taking his own life, the Voice of America reported. Police first said two students were wounded, but ....

  • S.Korea summons its business people from China

    Date: 2013-12-14 15:31:29 GMT - North Korea - World - SN:75 - ID:439791

    PYONG YANG, Dec 14 (MENA) - North Korean business people are being recalled from China following the execution of top official, Chang Song-thaek, the BBC reported quoting a South Korean report. Leader Kim Jong-un may be purging associates of ....

  • Ukraine's President suspends Kiev mayor over violent dispersal of protesters

    Date: 2013-12-14 14:53:05 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:65 - ID:439638

    KIEV, Dec 14 (MENA) – Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has suspended the Mayor of Kiev, Aleksandr Popov, and deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Vladimir Sivkovich, from office, Voice of Russia reported on ....

  • Greece tests Russian-made S-300 missile system for first time

    Date: 2013-12-14 14:28:49 GMT - Greece - World - SN:61 - ID:439723

    ATHENS, Dec 14 (MENA) - Greek armed forces test-fired a Russian-made S-300 air defense system, for the first time since it was bought 14 years ago. Greece is the only NATO member that has an S-300 in service. The system was initially purchased by ....

  • Egyptian diplomat meets head of Russian Duma's foreign affairs committee

    Date: 2013-12-14 13:47:04 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:51 - ID:439588

    CAIRO, Dec 14 (MENA) - Egypt's Ambassador to Moscow Mohamed el-Badri met with Head of the Russian Duma's foreign affairs committee Alexei Pushkov in light of efforts exerted by the Egyptian embassies abroad to clarify the political developments in ....

  • Iran claims it has captured MI6 spy in Kerman

    Date: 2013-12-14 13:17:26 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:48 - ID:439570

    LONDON, Dec 14 (MENA) – Iran's media has claimed authorities have arrested a spy working for British intelligence agency MI6, reported. The Iranian semi-official ISNA news agency said today the man, who has not been ....

  • Karzai hopes US will reframe security agreement

    Date: 2013-12-14 11:37:38 GMT - India - World - SN:38 - ID:439348

    NEW DELHI, Dec 14 (MENA) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in India on Saturday that he hopes the United States will reconsider its stand on a security agreement it wants him to sign in the interests of bringing a lasting peace to his war-torn ....

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