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  • New draft constitution meets nation's demands - presidential spokesman

    Date: 2014-01-13 11:50:10 GMT - France - World - SN:57 - ID:495281

    PARIS, Jan 13 (MENA) - The new draft constitution meets the revolutionary demands of the Egyptian nation, said Egypt's Presidential Spokesman Ambassador Ihab Badawy. In an interview with French "Le Figaro" newspaper, Badawy said that the ....

  • Russia urges Syrian opposition coalition to ensure participation in Geneva 2

    Date: 2014-01-13 08:58:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:25 - ID:494861

    MOSCOW, Jan 13 (MENA) – Russian Foreign Ministry urged Monday the leader of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SNC) Ahmad al-Jarba to ensure the coalition’s participation in the Geneva 2 international conference ....

  • Egypt amb. in Vienna says referendum imp. step of roadmap

    Date: 2014-01-13 08:43:11 GMT - Austria - World - SN:24 - ID:494863

    VIENNA, Jan 13 (MENA) - Egyptians in Austria have successfully voted on the draft constitution at the Embassy in Vienna, said Ambassador Khaled Shamaa Monday, calling the referendum "an important step of the roadmap". In statements to MENA after ....

  • Thai protesters launch Bangkok 'shutdown'

    Date: 2014-01-13 07:54:18 GMT - Thailand - World - SN:16 - ID:494811

    BANGKOK, Jan 13 (MENA) - Protesters are blocking roads in parts of the Thai capital, Bangkok, in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on 2 February, the BBC reported. The protesters have built barricades and occupied key road ....

  • Lavrov, Fabius to discuss preps for Geneva-2 and bilateral relations

    Date: 2014-01-13 07:45:16 GMT - Russia - World - SN:15 - ID:494772

    MOSCOW, Jan 13 (MENA) - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who is currently in Paris for the preparation of an international conference on Syria, is to hold a separate meeting with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius on Monday, Itar Tass ....

  • 6.4-quake shakes Puerto Rico, causing minor damage

    Date: 2014-01-13 07:44:37 GMT - Puerto Rico - World - SN:14 - ID:494796

    SAN JUAN, Jan 13 (MENA) - A strong earthquake out to sea shook Puerto Rico early Monday, causing minor damage in some places, ABC news reported. Some people reported items falling in their home and dozens said they felt buildings sway in the ....

  • Kerry, Lavrov to discuss Iranian role in Syria talks

    Date: 2014-01-13 07:41:30 GMT - Russia - World - SN:13 - ID:494727

    MOSCOW, Jan 13 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the United Nations and Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi are to meet Monday in Paris to discuss final preparations for the ....

  • 95.5% of voters in Washington say "yes" to Egypt draft constitution

    Date: 2014-01-13 06:23:18 GMT - USA - World - SN:6 - ID:494687

    WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (MENA) - About 95.5% of Egyptians who voted in the referendum on the draft constitution in Washington said "yes" to the amended charter. Ambassador Mohamed Tawfiq said the Egyptian Embassy is done counting the votes, which ....

  • 92% of voters in China say "yes" to Egypt draft constitution

    Date: 2014-01-13 06:05:09 GMT - China - World - SN:4 - ID:494679

    BEIJING, Jan 13 (MENA) - The Egyptian Embassy in China is done counting votes of expats who took part in the referendum on the draft constitution. About 92% of voters said "yes" to the amended charter. No invalid votes were reported. ....

  • Iran nuclear deal to take effect on January 20: Ashton

    Date: 2014-01-12 20:36:41 GMT - Iran - World - SN:143 - ID:494501

    TEHRAN, Jan 12 (MENA) - European Union foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, says Iran and the six world powers have agreed to begin implementing the recent Geneva nuclear deal on January 20, Press TV reported. Ashton, who represents the six ....

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