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  • Human Rights Watch urges end of military use of schools in war zones

    Date: 2013-11-20 13:48:06 GMT - USA - World - SN:93 - ID:397420

    NEW YORK, Nov 20 (MENA) - The Human Rights Watch urged all national armed forces and armed groups not to use schools for military purposes during armed conflict. On Universal Children’s Day, November 20, Human Rights Watch released a video on ....

  • Obama: It is not clear whether we will reach an agreement on Iran nuclear program this week

    Date: 2013-11-20 13:00:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:75 - ID:397495

    WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama, said that it is not clear whether an agreement will be reached on Iran's nuclear program during this week, Sky News TV channel reported Wednesday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ....

  • Human Rights Watch accuses Iran of violating legal obligataions towards Afghan refugees

    Date: 2013-11-20 12:56:39 GMT - USA - World - SN:71 - ID:397434

    NEW YORK, Nov 20 (MENA) - The UN Human Rights Watch accused the government of Iran of violating its legal obligations towards Afghan refugees and migrant population to protect them from abuse. In a report by Human Rights Watch released Wednesday, ....

  • S. Korea's new science satellite to be launched Thursday

    Date: 2013-11-20 12:48:11 GMT - south korea - World - SN:70 - ID:397421

    SEOUL, Nov 20 (MENA) - South Korea's new science satellite will be launched this week from a launch site in Russia, Yonhap reported quoting the science ministry said Wednesday. The Science and Technology Satellite 3 (STSAT-3) will be launched at ....

  • UN Assembly adopts Saudi proposal on Syria aid access

    Date: 2013-11-20 12:47:38 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:69 - ID:397494

    NEW YORK, Nov 20 (MENA) – The UN General Assembly’s human rights committee approved on Tuesday a Saudi draft resolution demanding immediate humanitarian access to Syrians trapped in the country’s civil war, Al-Arabiya TV reported. The draft ....

  • Iran, Group 5+1 hold new round of negotiations

    Date: 2013-11-20 12:20:11 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:61 - ID:397422

    GENEVA, Nov 20 (MENA) - Iran and the Group 5+1 (comprising the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) hold a new round of negotiations in Geneva on Wednesday on Iran's nuclear ambitions. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and ....

  • Polish finance chief fired in Cabinet reshuffle

    Date: 2013-11-20 11:39:24 GMT - Poland - World - SN:57 - ID:397345

    WARSAW, Nov 20 (MENA) - Poland's prime minister has fired Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski in a major government reshuffle that is to breathe new energy into Poland's longest-serving team under democracy, ABC News reported. Donald Tusk said ....

  • Cameron becomes first British PM to phone Iranian president in 10 years

    Date: 2013-11-20 09:10:22 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:34 - ID:396882

    LONDON, Nov 20 (MENA) - David Cameron has become the first British Prime Minister to call an Iranian president in more than a decade, the BBC reported. Cameron spoke to Hassan Rouhani by telephone on Tuesday afternoon where they discussed ....

  • Norway denies US spying, says It shared intelligence

    Date: 2013-11-20 09:00:02 GMT - Norway - World - SN:32 - ID:396883

    OSLO, Nov 20 (MENA) - Norway's intelligence services said it - and not the U.S. National Security Agency, as reported in a Norwegian newspaper - kept records on more than 33 million phone conversations over the space of one month last winter, the ....

  • Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro gets special powers

    Date: 2013-11-20 07:54:46 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:23 - ID:396784

    CARACAS, Nov 20 (MENA) - Venezuela's National Assembly has given final approval to special powers for President Nicolas Maduro, the BBC reported. Under the measures, Maduro will be able to govern without consulting Congress for 12 ....

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