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  • AI urges Ukraine to repeal 'repressive law'

    Date: 2014-01-18 17:28:45 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:105 - ID:506376

    KIEV, Jan 18 (MENA) - Amnesty International called on Ukraine to cancel a "repressive legislation" that passed at record speed without discussion in the parliament. "The new laws passed on 16 January will suffocate freedom of speech and the right ....

  • Obama recognizes global rights to privacy, still falls far short on safeguards

    Date: 2014-01-18 15:32:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:87 - ID:506230

    WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (MENA) - In response to President Obama’s speech today on surveillance, Steven W. Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement on Saturday: “The big picture takeaway from today's ....

  • Spanish police arrest man wanted by US for fraud

    Date: 2014-01-18 15:15:34 GMT - Spain - World - SN:84 - ID:506229

    MADRID, Jan 18 (MENA) - Officials say the Spanish police have arrested a fugitive wanted by US authorities for a multimillion dollar cellphone fraud. Juegers Veloz, a 37-year-old Dominican national, was part of a criminal network that allegedly ....

  • Russian security forces kill 7 in north Caucasus firefight

    Date: 2014-01-18 14:28:49 GMT - Russia - World - SN:73 - ID:506040

    MOSCOW, Jan 18 (MENA) – Seven militants have been killed during an operation in the capital of Russia's troubled North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, RIA Novosti reported Saturday. The six men and one woman were killed by security forces ....

  • Norway's Foreign Minister arrive Moscow Sunday

    Date: 2014-01-18 12:41:29 GMT - Russia - World - SN:52 - ID:505833

    MOSCOW, Jan 18 (MENA) – Foreign Minister of Norway Borge Brende will arrive in Russia on Sunday on a working visit that will last until Tuesday to discuss with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov ways to activate the political dialogue and promote ....

  • Kabul attack in reprisal to civilian deaths in US airstrike- Taliban

    Date: 2014-01-18 10:23:02 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:31 - ID:505419

    Kabul, Jan 18 (MENA) - The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan has said that the attack on Lebanese restaurant was carried out in reprisal to the recent US airstrike in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan, which left at least 14 civilians ....

  • Chinese president affirms support to GCC

    Date: 2014-01-18 09:32:21 GMT - China - World - SN:24 - ID:505394

    BEIJING, Jan 18 (MENA) - China will continue to develop long-term friendship with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), said Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two sides should strengthen planning and expand their cooperation, added the president ....

  • Death toll hits 21 in Taliban suicide attack in Kabul

    Date: 2014-01-18 08:12:44 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:16 - ID:505266

    KABUL, Jan 18 (MENA) - Afghan authorities said the death toll from an attack on a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul, frequented by foreigners, officials and business people, rose to 21 on Saturday, Voice of America reported. An International Monetary ....

  • IMF official killed in Kabul blast

    Date: 2014-01-18 08:09:08 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:12 - ID:505272

    NEW York, Jan 18 (MENA) - The International Monetary Fund's representative in Afghanistan has been killed in the attack on a Kabul restaurant that left at least 14 people dead, Sky News reported Saturday. The fund says its resident representative ....

  • Four UN Nations' employees missing after attack in Kabul

    Date: 2014-01-17 22:41:26 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:145 - ID:505059

    NEW YORK, Jan 17 (MENA) – The United Nations announced Friday four members of its forces are missing five hours after at least 14 people were killed in a multiple Taliban suicide attack on a popular restaurant in Kabul, Sky News reported. "Four ....

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