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  • Colombia's Farc announces unilateral ceasefire

    Date: 2013-12-08 21:22:14 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:147 - ID:429859

    BOGOTA, Dec 8 (MENA) - Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, has announced a 30-day-long ceasefire starting on 15 December, the BBC reported on Sunday. The announcement came a day after five soldiers, one police officer and three civilians ....

  • Jordan condemns repeated Israeli attacks against Al-Aqsa Mosque

    Date: 2013-12-08 18:27:22 GMT - Jordan - World - SN:126 - ID:429544

    AMMAN, Dec 8 (MENA) - Jordanian Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Hayel Abdul Hafeez Dawood, on Sunday, voiced the kingdom's denunciation and condemnation of repeated Israeli practices against Muslim and Christian heritage and sanctuaries in ....

  • South Korea announces expanded air defence zone

    Date: 2013-12-08 15:06:02 GMT - south korea - World - SN:94 - ID:429214

    SEOUL, South Korea, Dec 8 (MENA) – South Korea has announced it is expanding its air defence zone, which will now partially overlap with a similar zone announced by China, France 24 reported. The two zones will now both include a rock claimed by ....

  • UNESCO mourns Mandela

    Date: 2013-12-08 12:10:36 GMT - France - World - SN:63 - ID:428607

    PARIS, Dec 8 (MENA) - UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova paid tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela who passed away on Thursday at age of 95. “Nelson Mandela was truly a giant among men,” Irina Bokova said. “He not only ....

  • IFRC: 5 million people in Philippines lost their livelihoods

    Date: 2013-12-08 09:13:38 GMT - Philippines - World - SN:27 - ID:428467

    MANILA, Dec 8 (MENA) - Patrick Fuller from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) societies said that nearly five million people in the Philippines have lost their livelihoods. "They've got no place to go to work. They've ....

  • Afghan president embarks on visit to Tehran

    Date: 2013-12-08 08:46:34 GMT - Iran - World - SN:23 - ID:428406

    TEHRAN, Dec 8 (MENA) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has arrived in Tehran at the head of a high-ranking delegation to discuss key bilateral and regional issues with senior Iranian officials. Karzai arrived in Tehran’s Mehrabad International ....

  • UN chief says corruption barrier to achieving Millennium goals

    Date: 2013-12-08 08:45:26 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:22 - ID:428361

    CAIRO, Dec 8 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said corruption is a barrier to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and needs to be taken into account in defining and implementing a robust post-2015 development agenda. In a message ....

  • Politics/Diplomacy NationalPolitics/Diplomacy S. Korea to declare expanded air defense zone on Sunday: gov't

    Date: 2013-12-08 07:34:47 GMT - south korea - World - SN:15 - ID:428340

    SEOUL, Dec 8 (MENA) - The South Korean government said it plans to announce an expanded air defense zone on Sunday, amid a growing regional row following China's unilateral expansion of its own, Yonhap news agency reported Sunday. The Ministry of ....

  • China's parliament rebuffsJapanese criticism of air defense zone

    Date: 2013-12-08 06:03:58 GMT - China - World - SN:4 - ID:428266

    BEIJING, Dec 8 (MENA) - China's parliament has declared that Japan has no right to criticize the establishment of a Chinese air defense zone which it said was in accordance with international law, Yonhap reported Sunday.. Japan, South Korea and ....

  • IOM appeals for $13.1 mln to assist Ethiopian returnees from Saudi Arabia

    Date: 2013-12-07 21:33:00 GMT - Ethiopia - World - SN:124 - ID:428147

    ADDIS ABABA, Dec 7 (MENA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s office in Ethiopia is appealing for USD 13.1 million to address the needs of returning Ethiopian migrants from Saudi Arabia, Walta Information Centre reported on ....

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