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  • Washington, 2… American B-52s flout China's newly declared airspace- paper

    Date: 2013-11-27 20:32:07 GMT - USA - World - SN:178 - ID:410696

    The air zone lies over a disputed group of islands claimed by both China and Japan, known in China as the Diaoyu and Japan as the Senkaku. Japan already claims the airspace. The declaration of the air zone is perceived as an effort by Beijing to ....

  • More professionals in the Norwegian Defense

    Date: 2013-11-27 20:30:37 GMT - Norway - World - SN:177 - ID:410636

    OSLO, Nov 27 (MENA) - The Norwegian Defense will set up a new quick response force with professional soldiers. This unit comes in addition to the already existing Telemark Batallion, The Norway Post reported Tuesday. The new special force, named ....

  • American B-52s flout China's newly declared airspace- paper

    Date: 2013-11-27 20:18:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:173 - ID:410637

    WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (MENA) - The US flouted new Chinese rules of its sovereignty over the airspace of the East China Sea after its decision to flew two B-52 bombers in the airspace of disputed region, Christian Science Monitor reported ....

  • Kerry to visit Europe, Mideast next week

    Date: 2013-11-27 20:08:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:171 - ID:410661

    WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel next week to Europe and the Middle East to meet with NATO officials and Israeli and Palestinian officials, the US Department of State said Wednesday. State Department ....

  • Syrian refugee women in Lebanon harassed, exploited: HRW

    Date: 2013-11-27 19:49:44 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:167 - ID:410526

    BEIRUT, Nov 27 (MENA) - Women refugees from Syria are being sexually harassed by employers, landlords, and even faith-based aid distributors in Lebanon, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch interviewed a dozen women who described ....

  • 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 ....

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