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  • 500 of world's leading authors condemn scale of state surveillance

    Date: 2013-12-10 14:30:18 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:97 - ID:432806

    LONDON, Dec 10 (MENA) - More than 500 of the world's leading authors have condemned the scale of state surveillance, warning spy agencies are undermining democracy, The Telegraph reported Tuesday. In a statement signed by writers from 81 ....

  • Pope supports appeal to end 'scandal of hunger'

    Date: 2013-12-10 14:23:49 GMT - Italy - World - SN:93 - ID:432898

    VATICAN CITY, Dec 10 (MENA) - In a video message released Monday evening, Pope Francis put his full support behind a global campaign, launched by Caritas Internationalis, which seeks to end world hunger by 2025, the Vatican Radio said ....

  • OPCW chief urges countries to ratify Convention on Chemical Weapons

    Date: 2013-12-10 14:01:22 GMT - Norway - World - SN:88 - ID:432791

    OSLO, Dec 10 (MENA) - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has called on late countries to ratify the Convention on Chemical Weapons. OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu, in his speech during Nobel Peace Prize award ....

  • Obama eulogizes Mandela as "great liberator''

    Date: 2013-12-10 13:17:12 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:82 - ID:432755

    PRETORIA, Dec 10 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama eulogized Nelson Mandela as "the last great liberator of the 20th Century'' as tens of thousands of South Africans, joyously cheering and singing despite a cold rain, mourned the passing and ....

  • Iran seeks lifting of all bans at final stage of talks

    Date: 2013-12-10 12:56:21 GMT - Iran - World - SN:78 - ID:432675

    TEHRAN, Dec 10 (MENA) - Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Tuesday that according to a plan proposed by Iran, the final stage of the negotiations would lead to the removal of all unilateral, multilateral and UN Security ....

  • Ban Ki-Moon: South Africa lost hero, father

    Date: 2013-12-10 12:39:36 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:70 - ID:432642

    PRETORIA, Dec 10 (MENA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that South Africa has lost a hero and a father, adding that the world, as well, has lost a beloved friend and mentor. This came during Ban Ki-moon's participation in the ....

  • Iran: No secret talks with US

    Date: 2013-12-10 12:34:03 GMT - Iran - World - SN:66 - ID:432436

    TEHRAN, Dec 10 (MENA) - Iran on Tuesday denied media reports claiming that Tehran and Washington are holding secret talks parallel to the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the world powers, Fars news agency reported. “There is no secret talks ....

  • Iran’s FM says sanctions would kill nuclear deal

    Date: 2013-12-10 12:08:46 GMT - USA - World - SN:50 - ID:432346

    WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (MENA) - In a wide-ranging interview with TIME in Tehran on Dec. 7, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif spoke to writer and Iran expert Robin Wright about how the Geneva nuclear deal came together, how the government has ....

  • Hollande to travel to Central African Republic

    Date: 2013-12-10 08:44:56 GMT - France - World - SN:21 - ID:431957

    PARIS, Dec 10 (MENA) - French President Francois Hollande will travel to the Central African Republic Tuesday on his way back from South Africa, where he was scheduled to attend a ceremony to honor South Africa's Nelson Mandela, the Élysée Palace ....

  • Thai PM rejects resignation call

    Date: 2013-12-10 06:34:39 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:10 - ID:431852

    BANGKOK, Dec 10 (MENA) - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has rejected protesters' demands that she resign before February's snap elections, the BBC reported. Demonstrators have been calling for Yingluck Shinawatra to resign and be ....

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