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  • Israel's new ambassador to US presents his credentials to Obama

    Date: 2013-12-04 06:42:25 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:421427

    WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (MENA) - Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer presented his credentials to US President Obama on Tuesday night at the White House, Voice of Israel reported. The new ambassador signed the White House guest log with this ....

  • Kerry: Afghan troop decision is 'serious business'

    Date: 2013-12-03 21:23:05 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:161 - ID:421302

    BRUSSELS, Dec 3 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry says a decision about whether to keep foreign military troops in Afghanistan after 2014 is "serious business" and urged the government in Kabul to agree to it quickly, ABC news ....

  • White House pushes for suspending Iran sanctions

    Date: 2013-12-03 20:11:10 GMT - USA - World - SN:157 - ID:421165

    WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (MENA) – The White House said Tuesday it was intensifying efforts to persuade the Congress to pause sanctions imposed on Iran for its nuclear program. No more details were reported on such endeavor. Senior lawmakers at ....

  • Putin, Saudi intelligence chief discuss Mideast issues -Kremlin

    Date: 2013-12-03 19:46:40 GMT - Russia - World - SN:153 - ID:421194

    MOSCOW, Dec 3 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin met Tuesday visiting Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan near Moscow and discussed the war in Syria and Iran's nuclear programme, the Kremlin said. The Kremlin said Putin and ....

  • Russia, Greece discuss navy cooperation agreement

    Date: 2013-12-03 19:15:55 GMT - Russia - World - SN:149 - ID:421041

    MOSCOW, Dec 3 (MENA) - Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu and Greek National Defense Minister Dimitrios Avramopoulos on Tuesday discussed means of developing the Russian-Greek military cooperation. "The Russian defense minister proposed ....

  • 14 killed in mine disaster in Burkina

    Date: 2013-12-03 17:49:17 GMT - Burkina Faso - World - SN:133 - ID:421038

    OUAGADOUGOU, Dec 3 (MENA) - The local administrator of a gold-mining region in western Burkina Faso confirmed that 14 people were killed and 13 injured when a mine collapsed, ABC news reported on Tuesday. Tingande Zoundi, the prefect of Bale ....

  • Abe, Biden vow Japan-US coordination over China air zone

    Date: 2013-12-03 17:15:41 GMT - Japan - World - SN:122 - ID:420833

    TOKYO, Dec 3 (MENA) – Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US Vice President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday further bilateral coordination over China's newly declared air defense identification zone in the East China Sea that covers a group of disputed ....

  • Ukraine govt survives 'no confidence' vote amid mass protests

    Date: 2013-12-03 16:12:28 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:113 - ID:420855

    KIEV, Dec 3 (MENA) - Ukraine’s Cabinet has survived a vote of no confidence initiated by opposition MPs in the Verkhovna Rada, Russia Today channel reported Tuesday. The decision was announced as thousands of opposition supporters rallied outside ....

  • Egypt wins seat in ICCROM's executive council

    Date: 2013-12-03 13:00:51 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:76 - ID:420363

    CAIRO, Dec 3 (MENA) - Egypt won a seat in the executive council of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) after holding a secret ballot in which representatives of the governments of ....

  • Thai govt seeks negotiations with protesters: CNN

    Date: 2013-12-03 11:41:45 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:68 - ID:420154

    BANGKOK, Dec 3 (MENA) - The Thai government said it had negotiated a truce with protesters for the next several days to honor the birthday of the country's deeply revered King, CNN reported. But the leader of the protests said the fight against ....

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