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  • Compensations to Volgograd terrorist acts victims paid

    Date: 2014-01-09 15:18:05 GMT - Russia - World - SN:132 - ID:488403

    MOSCOW, Jan 9 (MENA) - Compensations to the victims of the terrorist acts in Volgograd have been paid, Emergencies Deputy Minister Vladimir Stepanov said. “Compensations have been paid in full,” Stepanov said, according to Itar Tass on ....

  • Germany will destroy Syria's chemical weapons on its soil

    Date: 2014-01-09 15:04:13 GMT - Germany - World - SN:127 - ID:488798

    BERLIN, Jan 9 (MENA) - Germany is joining international efforts to destroy Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons, the foreign and defense ministries have announced. Waste from the destroyed weapons would be burned at a government facility in the ....

  • Arab League chief heads for Paris over Palestinian-Israeli peace talks

    Date: 2014-01-09 11:41:05 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:68 - ID:488249

    CAIRO, Jan 9 (MENA) - Arab League Secretary General Nabil el-Arabi will head for Paris on Friday to take part in an Arab ministerial meeting on the Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations. The meeting, to take place on Sunday, comes under the ....

  • S. Korea, US to conduct annual military drills in late Feb.

    Date: 2014-01-09 11:29:56 GMT - south korea - World - SN:67 - ID:488258

    SEOUL, Jan 9 (MENA) - South Korea and the United States will start their annual military drills next month, military officials said Thursday, despite North Korea's rejection of family reunions citing the planned exercises. The computer-based ....

  • Libyan foreign ministry summons Malta ambassador

    Date: 2014-01-09 10:26:30 GMT - Libya - World - SN:49 - ID:487769

    TRIPOLI, Jan 9 (MENA) - The Libyan Foreign Ministry summoned on Thursday Malta's ambassador in Tripoli to ask him about a Maltese-flagged oil tanker which tried to illegally sail into the Libyan territorial waters. "What happened is an ....

  • Chinese deputy FM leaves Egypt for Tunisia

    Date: 2014-01-09 09:12:44 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:35 - ID:487823

    CAIRO, Jan 9 (MENA) – China's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming left Cairo Thursday for Tunisia, wrapping up a two-day visit to Egypt. During the visit, he had talks with an Egyptian team, led by Assistant Foreign Minister Ahmed ....

  • N Korea rejects South proposal for family reunions

    Date: 2014-01-09 07:57:32 GMT - south korea - World - SN:21 - ID:487678

    SEOUL, Jan 9 (MENA) - North Korea on Thursday rejected a South Korean proposal for resuming reunions for families separated by the Korean War, citing planned South-US military exercises as a major barrier, Yonhap reported. The North's main body ....

  • 5 killed in explosion at chemical factory in Japan

    Date: 2014-01-09 07:53:59 GMT - Japan - World - SN:19 - ID:487673

    TOKYO, Jan (MENA) - At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan, BBC quoted a police official as saying. Maintenance crews were working on a heat exchanger used in the production of silicon ....

  • Russia blocks UNSC condemnation of Syria

    Date: 2014-01-09 06:47:54 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:9 - ID:487507

    NEW York, Jan 9 (MENA) - Russia on Wednesday blocked an effort by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to express anger and denounce the Syrian government's air strikes on Aleppo. No agreements were reached on the British-sponsored draft ....

  • US national accused of having nearly 50 bombs in Ohio

    Date: 2014-01-09 06:35:26 GMT - USA - World - SN:8 - ID:487511

    WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (MENA) - A man was arrested after police found guns and nearly 50 bombs in his vehicle in Ohio, the ABC news reported quoting a Guard official. Andrew Scott Boguslawski, 43, turned to be a specialist in the Indiana National ....

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