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  • 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 ....

  • Philippines bans its workers from Yemen

    Date: 2013-12-09 11:39:00 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:57 - ID:430635

    MANILA, Dec 9 (MENA) - The Philippines banned its workers from going to Yemen after an attack by militants there killed more than 50 people, including seven Filipinos. The decision, announced by Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul ....

  • ICRC returns 3 Lebanese from Israel

    Date: 2013-12-09 11:37:49 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:56 - ID:430631

    BEIRUT, Dec 9 (MENA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) returned a Lebanese citizen and her parents from Israel via Rosh Hanikra border. Efforts are underway to hand them over to the Lebanese security forces. (MENA) NA/DA ....

  • Queen Rania, Jordanian PM to attend Mandela's funeral

    Date: 2013-12-09 11:37:23 GMT - Jordan - World - SN:55 - ID:430630

    AMMAN, Dec 9 (MENA) - Jordanian King Abdullah II assigned Queen Rania al-Abdullah and Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour to attend the funeral of South Africa’s liberation leader and its former president Nelson Mandela. According to a statement ....

  • Iran, 5+1 group start talks at IAEA premises

    Date: 2013-12-09 11:06:18 GMT - Austria - World - SN:48 - ID:430373

    VIENNA, Dec 9 (MENA) - Iran's delegation has started talks with representatives of the western powers of (5+1) group at the premises of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in an in-camera session. Media representatives were not allowed ....

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