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  • Bangladesh polling stations torched on eve of election

    Date: 2014-01-04 13:41:58 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:58 - ID:478839

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 4 (MENA) – At least 100 polling stations in Bangladesh have been torched ahead of Sunday's controversial election. The violence came as the opposition, which is boycotting the vote, began a two-day strike in protest at what ....

  • S. Sudan army denies advance by Machar forces to Juba

    Date: 2014-01-03 20:30:25 GMT - Sudan - World - SN:144 - ID:477758

    KHARTOUM, Jan 3 (MENA) - The South Sudan army denied Friday reports that militia loyal to former vice president Riek Machar have advanced towards the capital Juba, Sudanese media reported. The army's spokesman Philip Aguer said the army are ....

  • 1 dead as World War II bomb explodes in Germany

    Date: 2014-01-03 19:05:49 GMT - Germany - World - SN:125 - ID:477746

    BERLIN, Jan 3 (MENA) - Police said a World War II bomb has exploded during construction work in a western German town, killing one person and wounding at least eight others, ABC News reported on Friday. Police in Euskirchen, near Bonn, said the ....

  • Liberman: Any deal must be based on Israeli security, stable Palestinian economy

    Date: 2014-01-03 19:04:51 GMT - palestine - World - SN:124 - ID:477710

    GAZA CITY, Jan 3 (MENA) - Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said any agreement between Israel and the Palestinians must be based on a solid foundation of security for Israel and a stable economy for the Palestinians, The Jerusalem Post reported ....

  • No restrictions for EU to open office in Iran: MP

    Date: 2014-01-03 18:45:56 GMT - Iran - World - SN:119 - ID:477750

    TEHRAN, Jan 3 (MENA) - There are no restrictions for the European Union to open an office in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Press TV channel quoted a senior Iranian lawmaker as saying on Friday. "The existence of such an office can help increase ....

  • Norwegian ships sail for Syria to remove chemical weapons

    Date: 2014-01-03 18:32:15 GMT - Norway - World - SN:117 - ID:477741

    OSLO, Jan 3 (MENA) - Danish and Norwegian vessels left the Cypriot port of Limassol on Friday and made for Syria to escort a delayed shipment of chemical weapons for destruction, the Voice of Russia reported. "The Norwegian-Danish task group to ....

  • Kim Jong Un's executed uncle eaten alive by 120 hungry dogs: report

    Date: 2014-01-03 16:08:30 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:82 - ID:477485

    LONDON, Jan 3 (MENA) - North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un sentenced his uncle to be eaten alive by a pack of 120 wild dogs in a savage punishment for treachery, the Daily Mail reported. Jang Song-Thaek, 67, along with five close aides, was ....

  • IATA marks 100 years of commercial aviation

    Date: 2014-01-03 14:48:51 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:70 - ID:477138

    CAIRO, Jan 3 (MENA) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) celebrates the 100th anniversary of commercial aviation during January. In remarks on this occasion, Civil Aviation Minister Abdulaziz Fadel said despite global challenges ....

  • 21st Century Fox sells stake in chinese TV company

    Date: 2014-01-03 13:48:04 GMT - China - World - SN:54 - ID:477133

    WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (MENA) - The television, cable and movie conglomerate owned by Rupert Murdoch, 21st Century Fox, said that it would sell its 47 percent stake in Star China TV. The move was the latest step the company has taken to reduce its ....

  • Hague sets British foreign policy priorities in 2014

    Date: 2014-01-02 20:18:28 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:148 - ID:476176

    LONDON, Jan 2 (MENA) – British Foreign Secretary Foreign Secretary William Hague has highlighted his priorities for the British Foreign Office in 2014. Speaking in a recorded video message, he said: "In 2014 it is vital that we keep the wheels of ....

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