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  • 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 ....

  • Biden praises North Korea's release of Merrill Newman

    Date: 2013-12-07 21:21:57 GMT - south korea - World - SN:123 - ID:428012

    SEOUL, Dec 7 (MENA) - US Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday North Korea's release of an elderly US tourist detained for more than a month is positive news, the Fox News reported. Merrill Newman, 85, of Palo Alto, Calif., is now in China en ....

  • France boosting troop presence in volatile CAR to 1,600

    Date: 2013-12-07 21:14:55 GMT - France - World - SN:121 - ID:428017

    Paris, Dec 7 (MENA) - France has announced plans to increase its military presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) to 1,600 troops, 400 more than originally planned in the volatile former French colony, The Voice of America reported. French ....

  • 8 die in Colombia blast blamed on FARC

    Date: 2013-12-07 20:47:27 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:115 - ID:428122

    BOGOTA, Dec 7 (MENA) - Eight people were killed Saturday in a bombing in Colombia blamed on FARC rebels currently engaged in peace talks with the government, FRANCE 24 quoted the army as saying. The victims comprised six soldiers and two ....

  • MP criticizes western governments for political approach toward Iran nuclear program

    Date: 2013-12-07 18:26:50 GMT - Iran - World - SN:95 - ID:427958

    TEHRAN, Dec7 (MENA) - Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi on Saturday criticized the US and the Western governments for political approach toward Iranian nuclear program, IRNA news agency ....

  • Flights across UK and Ireland delayed due to technical fault

    Date: 2013-12-07 18:25:09 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:92 - ID:427895

    LONDON, Dec 7 (MENA) - Flights across the UK and Ireland were delayed Saturday due to an air traffic control center fault, the BBC said. Affected airports include Heathrow, Stansted, Cardiff, Dublin and Glasgow. The National Air Traffic ....

  • Iran, Turkey can help end Syria crisis: Envoy

    Date: 2013-12-07 17:24:44 GMT - Iran - World - SN:81 - ID:427849

    TEHRAN, Dec 7 (MENA) - The Turkish ambassador to Tehran says Iran and Turkey can play a significant role in the resolution of the ongoing crisis in Syria, Press TV reported on Saturday. Umit Yardim said in an interview on Friday that the turmoil ....

  • No secret deal on Ukraine joining Moscow-led Customs Union

    Date: 2013-12-07 17:11:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:71 - ID:427753

    MOSCOW, Dec 7 (MENA) - Russia’s and Ukraine’s presidents have not discussed Kiev joining the Moscow-led Customs Union, Russia Today quoted Russian and Ukrainian officials as saying, denying earlier media reports to the contrary. Vladimir Putin ....

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