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  • US envoy on N.K. nukes to visit Seoul for talks

    Date: 2013-11-21 07:20:34 GMT - south korea - World - SN:17 - ID:398627

    SEOUL, Nov 21 (MENA) - The United States' special envoy on North Korean nuclear issues will fly to Seoul late Thursday to discuss ways to resume the long-suspended multilateral dialogue to persuade the North to give up its nuclear weapons program, ....

  • Pakistan drone strike kills up to six

    Date: 2013-11-21 06:59:47 GMT - Pakistan - World - SN:14 - ID:398606

    ISLAMABAD, Nov 21 (MENA) - A suspected US drone killed up to six people when it fired on an Islamic seminary in Pakistan's north-western region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa early on Thursday, the Guardian reported , quoting authorities. Fareed Khan, a ....

  • Juan Manuel Santos seeks re-election as Colombia's president

    Date: 2013-11-21 06:50:39 GMT - Colombia - World - SN:13 - ID:398611

    BOGOTA, Nov 21 (MENA) - The Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, has announced he will run for re-election next May, ABC news reported. The news had been widely expected and victory would give the 62-year-old president four more years to ....

  • Ban welcomes peaceful conduct of Constituent Assembly polls in Nipal

    Date: 2013-11-20 22:06:42 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:193 - ID:398437

    NEW YORK, Nov 20 (MENA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Wednesday the people of Nepal for the peaceful and successful conduct of elections for members of the Constituent Assembly, which is tasked with drafting the country's new ....

  • Air forces of S. Korea, China vow to boost cooperation

    Date: 2013-11-20 20:54:05 GMT - south korea - World - SN:184 - ID:398392

    SEOUL, Nov 20 (MENA) - China's defense ministry said Wednesday that the chiefs of the air forces from South Korea and China held talks this week during which they vowed to boost bilateral cooperation, Yonhap News Agency reported. South Korea's ....

  • Obama awards Medal of Freedom to Clinton, Oprah, others

    Date: 2013-11-20 20:33:36 GMT - USA - World - SN:180 - ID:398331

    WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (MENA) – US President Barack Obama awarded Wednesday the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation's highest civilian honor - to former President Bill Clinton, iconic talk show host Oprah Winfrey and 14 others, CNN ....

  • Georgia's parliament approves new Prime Minister

    Date: 2013-11-20 20:09:42 GMT - Georgia - World - SN:177 - ID:398394

    KUTAISI, Nov 20 (MENA) - The parliament of Georgia has approved a new prime minister — 31-year-old Irakli Gharibashvili, who has headed the country's police forces as interior minister for the past year, ABC News reported Wednesday. He was the ....

  • Rescue workers search for survivors as South African mall collapses

    Date: 2013-11-20 14:51:03 GMT - South Africa - World - SN:112 - ID:397353

    DURBAN, Nov 20 (MENA) - Rescue workers in South Africa with sniffer dogs picked through rubble in search of survivors Wednesday after a soccer pitch-sized section of a half-built mall collapsed, killing at least one and injuring dozens, The Irish ....

  • 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 ....

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