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  • Mandela funeral causes disruption to Nobel prize ceremony

    Date: 2013-12-09 19:25:09 GMT - Sweden - World - SN:149 - ID:431415

    STOCKHOLM, Dec 9 (MENA) - The funeral of the late South African leader and Nobel prize laureate Nilson Mandela will force a number of Swedish figures not to attend this year's prize distribution. The Swedish Radio said Prime Minister Fredrik ....

  • Sarkozy snubs Hollande's invite to Nelson Mandela funeral

    Date: 2013-12-09 19:02:33 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:144 - ID:431427

    LONDON, Dec 9 (MENA) - Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly snubbed Francois Hollande's invitation to share his French presidential jet to Nelson Mandela's funeral as he would have had to slum it in business class while Hollande slept in his lush private ....

  • Thai PM Yingluck dissolves parliament and calls election

    Date: 2013-12-09 17:39:42 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:139 - ID:431390

    BANGKOK, Dec 9 (MENA) - Around 150,000 protesters are out on the streets of Bangkok, converging around Government House from several different directions, the BBC News reported. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved parliament and ....

  • Netanyahu: Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons "greatest threat to peaceful, stable Middle East"

    Date: 2013-12-09 16:57:48 GMT - Israel - World - SN:127 - ID:431377

    GAZA CITY, Dec 9 (MENA) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday began an official meeting with Guatemalan President Otto Fernando Perez Molina by using the opportunity to address the Iranian nuclear issue, which he qualified as the ....

  • Obama heads to South Africa to attend Mandela's funeral

    Date: 2013-12-09 15:17:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:115 - ID:431167

    WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama left Washington for Johannesburg on Monday morning to attend the memorial service for Mandela, which will take place Tuesday in the city's soccer stadium. In addition to Obama, former ....

  • NCHR chairman heads for South Africa to attend Mandela's funeral

    Date: 2013-12-09 13:35:24 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:94 - ID:430907

    CAIRO, Dec 9 (MENA) - Chairman of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) Mohamed Fayeq headed for South Africa to attend the funeral of its liberation leader and former president Nelson Mandela. Earlier, the NCHR issued a statement to mourn ....

  • Liberman meets Kerry in DC to discuss Mideast issues

    Date: 2013-12-09 12:58:22 GMT - Israel - World - SN:85 - ID:430836

    GAZA CITY, Dec 9 (MENA) - Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman met with US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss issues related to the Middle East. During the hour-long meeting in Washington, the two spoke, among other issues, about the ongoing ....

  • Iran, from enemy to ally

    Date: 2013-12-09 12:53:20 GMT - USA - World - SN:80 - ID:430708

    NEW YORK, Dec 9 (MENA) - The recent nuclear deal with Iran has caused a predictable furor among Middle East hawks. But it offers an opportunity for a much bigger breakthrough: rapprochement and, eventually, even strategic cooperation with ....

  • Million Naira compensation for Boko Haram victims in Nigeria

    Date: 2013-12-09 12:42:04 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:72 - ID:430493

    ABUJA, Dec 9 (MENA) - Nigerian Borno state government announced that the victims of Boko Haram group had compensations that reached 100 million Naira (one dollar is equivalent to approximately 160 Naira). The victims were killed in attacks by ....

  • Putin signs decree establishing RT news agency instead of RIA Novosti

    Date: 2013-12-09 11:54:14 GMT - Russia - World - SN:61 - ID:430181

    MOSCOW, Dec 9 (MENA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Monday a decree to liquidate RIA Novosti news agency and establish Russia Today news agency on its base. The changes were about saving money and making state media more effective. All ....

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