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  • 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 ....

  • China president meets US Vice President in Beijing

    Date: 2013-12-04 18:26:37 GMT - China - World - SN:137 - ID:422939

    BEIJING, Dec 4 (MENA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with US Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday in Beijing on Wednesday. Xi expressed hope that Biden's visit would further strengthen trust, exchanges and cooperation between the two ....

  • Egyptian church delegation heads for US for enthronement of Bishop David

    Date: 2013-12-04 18:12:23 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:134 - ID:422880

    CAIRO, Dec 4 (MENA) – A delegation of the Egyptian Coptic church headed Wednesday for the US to attend the enthronement of Bishop David as a Diocesan Bishop of New York. The Egyptian delegation is comprising seven bishops and priests and chaired ....

  • Russian drills in Mediterranean over

    Date: 2013-12-04 15:25:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:100 - ID:422547

    MOSCOW, Dec 4 (MENA) - Russia's Northern Fleet vessels have completed Mediterranean drills carried out jointly with the Black Sea vessels west and north of the Cypriot island, spokesman Captain Vadim Serga said. (MENA) MA/AS ....

  • Nelson Mandela in fight from 'deathbed'

    Date: 2013-12-04 13:26:01 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:76 - ID:422205

    PRETORIA, Dec 4 (MENA) – South Africa's ailing first black President Nelson Mandela is putting up a courageous fight from his "deathbed", his daughter Makaziwe Mandela says. She told national broadcaster SABC that the anti-apartheid icon was ....

  • Situation in Syria to top agenda of OIC foreign ministers' meeting

    Date: 2013-12-04 12:44:16 GMT - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - World - SN:67 - ID:422207

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Dec 4 (MENA) - The foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will discuss a number of resolutions on the conditions in Syria during their upcoming meeting which will take place in Conakry on December ....

  • Ukraine PM calls for end to tension

    Date: 2013-12-04 12:30:01 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:64 - ID:422203

    KIEV, Ukraine, Dec 4 (MENA) – Ukraine’s embattled Prime Minister Mykola Azarov warned protesters on Wednesday they would be punished if they broke the law after he marshalled his ministers for a cabinet meeting despite an attempted blockade by ....

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