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  • French, Russian FMs probe preparations for Geneva II conference

    Date: 2014-01-13 14:32:17 GMT - France - World - SN:92 - ID:495815

    PARIS, Jan 13 (MENA) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met on Monday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov who is currently visiting France. Fabius and Lavrov discussed preparations for the Geneva II conference on the Syrian crisis ....

  • French FM says Paris supports transitional process in Egypt

    Date: 2014-01-13 13:42:57 GMT - France - World - SN:87 - ID:495649

    PARIS, Jan 13 (MENA) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius asserted his country's support to the ongoing transitional process in Egypt especially the upcoming constitutional referendum that aims to establish a civil and democratic state. ....

  • Iran's FM to meet Putin in Moscow Thursday - diplomat

    Date: 2014-01-13 13:16:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:79 - ID:495617

    MOSCOW, Jan 13 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is due to arrive here on Thursday for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Voice of Russia quoted a diplomat as saying on Monday. "Zarif will meet the Russian ....

  • Early morning bomb damages Budapest bank branch, no one hurt

    Date: 2014-01-13 12:43:11 GMT - Hungary - World - SN:67 - ID:495590

    BUDAPEST, Jan 13 (MENA) – A bomb blew up at the Budapest branch of the Hungarian CIB Bank in the early hours of Monday morning, but police said no one was injured. The device went off shortly after 4 a.m. (0300 GMT), police said. The explosion ....

  • 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 ....

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