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  • US asks its citizens in Lebanon to avoid public places

    Date: 2014-01-05 16:01:15 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:106 - ID:480750

    BEIRUT, Jan 5 (MENA) - The US Embassy in Lebanon Sunday urged its citizens in the country to exercise extreme caution following recent bombings in Beirut and other security incidents, warning that shopping malls and supermarkets were likely targets ....

  • Drug police nab man transporting $1.5m of heroin in Moscow

    Date: 2014-01-05 14:01:41 GMT - Russia - World - SN:87 - ID:480522

    MOSCOW, Jan 5 (MENA) – A man driving a car containing more than 45 kilograms of heroin worth about $1.5 million has been arrested and charged in Moscow, Russian officials said on Sunday. The 30-year-old man, a member of a crime gang, was detained ....

  • Egypt ranked 138th out of 162 in “peacefulness”

    Date: 2014-01-05 13:05:09 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:68 - ID:480368

    CAIRO, Jan 5 (MENA) – Egypt was ranked the 138th out of a total of 162 countries in the 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI). The GPI measures peace in 162 countries according to 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators of the absence of violence and ....

  • Pope Francis to visit Holy Land in May

    Date: 2014-01-05 12:50:15 GMT - Vatican - World - SN:63 - ID:480430

    THE VATICAN, Jan 5 (MENA) - Pope Francis has announced his first trip as pontiff to the Holy Land, from 24 May to 26 May, the BBC reported on Sunday. He will visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem in the West Bank, and the Jordanian capital, Amman. He ....

  • Peres: Arabs know Israel is not the problem anymore

    Date: 2014-01-05 12:05:21 GMT - Israel - World - SN:56 - ID:480437

    GAZA CITY, Jan 5 (MENA) - Israeli President Shimon Peres said in a Foreign Ministry representatives meeting that "when we were being established, the Arab world wanted to annihilate us. Today the Arab world doesn't think that we're its ....

  • FM: Majed's death will not derail Iran from Beirut embassy probe

    Date: 2014-01-05 08:25:11 GMT - Iran - World - SN:21 - ID:479917

    TEHRAN, Jan 5 (MENA) - Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham underlined that Tehran will continue its probe into the November bombing that targeted the Islamic Republics embassy in Beirut despite the death of al-Qaeda-linked Saudi ....

  • Bangladesh votes amid violence and boycott

    Date: 2014-01-05 07:24:52 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:14 - ID:479800

    DHAKA, Jan 5 (MENA) - Violent clashes have erupted between opposition activists and police as Bangladesh holds a general election boycotted by the opposition, the BBC reported. At least four people were killed in unrest on Sunday. Scores have ....

  • U.S. to support fight on al Qaeda in Iraq without troops: Kerry

    Date: 2014-01-05 06:33:27 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:479748

    WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (MENA) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced confidence on Sunday the Iraqi government and tribes would be successful in their fight against al Qaeda, and said Washington was not considering sending troops back to ....

  • Washington strongly supports efforts to end violence in S.Sudan - US State Department

    Date: 2014-01-04 22:52:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:171 - ID:479684

    WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (MENA) - US State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Saturday Washington continues to be engaged in and strongly support regional and international efforts to bring the violence in South Sudan to an end. The US State ....

  • Belarus says received 1st part of Russia’s $2bln loan

    Date: 2014-01-04 22:23:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:167 - ID:479685

    MOSCOW, Jan 4 (MENA) – Belarusian National Bank said Saturday that Minsk has received the first part of a $2 billion Russian loan, RIA Novosti reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the Supreme State Council of the ....

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