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  • Russian FM participates in OSCE meeting

    Date: 2013-12-05 07:15:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:17 - ID:423292

    MOSCOW, Dec 5 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will participate in Thursday's meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Foreign Ministers Council in Kiev. "The meeting will be held on December 5 and 6. ....

  • China's airspace zone has caused apprehension: Biden

    Date: 2013-12-05 07:08:55 GMT - China - World - SN:16 - ID:423348

    BEIJING, Dec 5 (MENA) - US Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that China's new air defense identification zone over the East China Sea has caused unease in the region. He said he expressed Washington's firm objection to the move during ....

  • S. Korea, US, Britain to hold drills in waters off Korean Peninsula

    Date: 2013-12-05 06:53:54 GMT - south korea - World - SN:12 - ID:423310

    SEOUL, Dec 5 (MENA) - South Korea, the United States and Britain will jointly carry out naval drills in southern waters off the Korean Peninsula amid an air defense zone dispute near the area, Yonhap news agency quoted Korean military officials as ....

  • French Prime minister arrives in Beijing

    Date: 2013-12-05 06:38:41 GMT - China - World - SN:10 - ID:423306

    BEIJING, Dec 5 (MENA) - French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault arrived at the Chinese capital on Thursday on a five-day official visit for talks on boosting economic and investment cooperation. The visit comes at the invitation of Chinese ....

  • Chechnya sets up security unit to fight Syrian radicals

    Date: 2013-12-05 06:13:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:7 - ID:423277

    MOSCOW, Dec 5 (MENA) - Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said a special security unit is being formed in Chechnya to deal with Syrian radicals both on the North Caucasus republic’s territory and abroad, if necessary, Novosti reported. Kadyrov said ....

  • Chinese mother fined $54,200 for flouting one-child rule

    Date: 2013-12-05 06:03:14 GMT - China - World - SN:4 - ID:423271

    BEIJING, Dec 5 (MENA) - Chinese warehouse worker Liu Fei was fined 330,000 yuan, or 14 times her yearly wage, for having a second child and her failure to pay means the boy has no access to basic rights like schooling and healthcare, Sky news ....

  • Iran arrests 16 activists

    Date: 2013-12-04 22:26:55 GMT - Iran - World - SN:167 - ID:423228

    TEHRAN, Dec 4 (MENA) - Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has arrested 16 activists accused of providing material to anti-government websites. Ahmad Ghorbani, a local prosecutor in Kerman in southeast Iran, said that the activists are facing ....

  • EU warns about threat of foreign fighters in Syria

    Date: 2013-12-04 22:12:16 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:165 - ID:423093

    BRUSSELS, Dec 4 (MENA) - The European Union's anti-terror chief will brief EU interior ministers on Thursday on the "major security threat" that the increase of foreign fighters in Syria poses¸ ABC News reported Wednesday. According to a note for ....

  • UN launches spy drones to pressure rebels in Congo

    Date: 2013-12-04 21:14:23 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:161 - ID:423035

    LONDON, Dec 3 (MENA) - The UN is using surveillance drones for the first time in its history in an attempt to step up the pressure on militias in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, The Guardian reported. The first two spies in the sky were ....

  • UN agency appeals for $687 million to assist Palestinian refugees next year 2 last New York

    Date: 2013-12-04 18:49:28 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:143 - ID:423022

    For 2014, UNRWA has developed a core budget of $687 million. “Unfortunately, we already anticipate a cash shortfall of 10 per cent or $65 million,” said Ellis. “I cannot stress enough that ‘core’ means the basic services that you, members of the ....

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