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  • Italy's Senate expels ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi

    Date: 2013-11-27 19:04:28 GMT - Italy - World - SN:156 - ID:410508

    ROME, Nov 27 (MENA) - The Italian Senate has voted to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament with immediate effect over his conviction for tax fraud, the BBC News reported. Berlusconi, who has dominated politics for 20 years, ....

  • Ukrainian protesters demand release of former premier Tymoshenko

    Date: 2013-11-27 17:10:29 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:140 - ID:410221

    KIEV, Nov 27 (MENA) - A couple of thousand demonstrators rallied Wednesday outside the Ukrainian government building to call for the release of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, ABC News reported. The demonstrations came as thousands ....

  • Egyptian-Dutch negotiations to increase flights

    Date: 2013-11-27 16:53:28 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:132 - ID:410216

    CAIRO, Nov 27 (MENA) - Civil Aviation Authority Head Mohamed Ibrahim Sherif announced the start of Egyptian-Dutch negotiations to increase flights between the two countries to reach ten weekly. The renewal of the air transport agreement between ....

  • Over 30 killed, injured in funeral bombing near Baghdad

    Date: 2013-11-27 16:52:23 GMT - Iraq - World - SN:131 - ID:410149

    BAGHDAD, Nov 27 (MENA) - At least 10 persons were killed and 21 others injured when an explosive device went off during a funeral service held by Zobaa tribesmen west Baghdad on Wednesday, officials said. The afternoon attack struck in Abu ....

  • Raheel Sharif named as new Pakistan army commander

    Date: 2013-11-27 16:45:21 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:129 - ID:410118

    ISLAMABAD, Nov 27 (MENA) - Pakistan has appointed Lt Gen Raheel Sharif as its new army head after weeks of speculation, the BBC reported Wednesday. Lt Gen Sharif replaces Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, who retires on Thursday. The government has ....

  • Strategic rocket forces to receive 22 new ICBMs next year – Putin

    Date: 2013-11-27 15:53:15 GMT - Russia - World - SN:117 - ID:410137

    MOSCOW, Nov 27 (MENA) - Russia's Strategic Rocket Forces will receive 22 intercontinental ballistic missiles next year, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, according to The Voice of Russia. "This year, two missile regiments will be ....

  • Iran to continue low-grade uranium enrichment - FM

    Date: 2013-11-27 13:28:33 GMT - Iran - World - SN:78 - ID:409797

    TEHRAN, Nov 27 (MENA) - Iran's low-grade uranium enrichment activities will continue, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday just days after a historic deal was reached between the Islamic republic and world powers on the ....

  • PM Sharif lays foundation stone for nuclear power project

    Date: 2013-11-27 12:52:16 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:72 - ID:409538

    ISLAMABAD, Nov 27 (MENA) - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif laid the foundation stone for 2117 megawatt civil nuclear power project being built with the assistance of China here in Karachi, the ABC new reported. Karachi Coastal Power Project (K-2/K-3) ....

  • AI urges Afghani authorities to halt flogging, amputation of limbs punishments

    Date: 2013-11-27 12:41:09 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:68 - ID:409689

    LONDON, Nov 27 (MENA) - Afghanistan’s proposed reinstatement of atrocious punishments would mark a dangerous return to legalized state brutality, Amnesty International said Wednesday as it urged the authorities to reject such plans. Public ....

  • 129th GCC ministerial meeting kicks off in Kuwait

    Date: 2013-11-27 12:32:55 GMT - Kuwait - World - SN:63 - ID:409606

    KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27 (MENA) - The 129th session of the GCC ministerial meeting kicked off here on Wednesday, with the participation of Jordan and Morocco, to discuss preparations for the the 34th session of the Supreme Council of the GCC leaders, ....

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