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  • Kerry expects quick resumption of Syria aid

    Date: 2013-12-15 20:48:03 GMT - USA - World - SN:124 - ID:441858

    WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said he expects the resumption of non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels, suspended last week following the seizure of a warehouse by Islamists, to resume very quickly. "Nobody wants ....

  • Kerry says North Korea's leader reckless, ruthless

    Date: 2013-12-15 20:24:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:121 - ID:441834

    WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (MENA) - US Secretary of State John Kerry described North Korea's Kim Jong Un as reckless and insecure after the execution of the leader's powerful uncle, and said Kim's actions underscored a need for a unified stand against ....

  • Japan to extend fresh aid of 63 bln yen in loans to Myanmar

    Date: 2013-12-15 19:18:50 GMT - Japan - World - SN:114 - ID:441728

    TOKYO, Dec 15 (MENA) - Japan pledged about 63 billion yen in new loans to Myanmar on Sunday, mainly to help the Southeast Asian country's infrastructure-building projects, Kyodo News reported. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled the aid during ....

  • Afghanistan rejects reports on Iran’s interference in its affairs

    Date: 2013-12-15 18:51:20 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:109 - ID:441671

    KABUL, Dec 15 (MENA) - The foreign affairs ministry in Afghanistan denied Sunday reports regarding the interference of Iran in Afghanistan, rejecting reports that Tehran was supporting anti-government armed militant groups, Khaama Press ....

  • Press conf. for Swiss attorney general in Cairo Monday to tackle efforts to restore looted funds

    Date: 2013-12-15 16:03:31 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:91 - ID:441464

    CAIRO, Dec 15 (MENA) - The Swiss Embassy in Cairo organizes a press conference Monday for Attorney General of Switzerland Michael Lauber during his one-day visit to Egypt. After his meeting with Egypt's Prosecutor General Hesham Barakat, Lauber ....

  • Egypt's hosting of BMENA initiative forum affirms its pioneering role - assistant FM

    Date: 2013-12-15 14:48:16 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:79 - ID:441277

    CAIRO, Dec 15 (MENA) - Egypt's hosting of the 2013 G-8 Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative’s Forum for the Future, which will be held on December 17, affirms that Egypt continues playing its pioneering role in the international ....

  • Fahmi meets Chinese economists, politicians

    Date: 2013-12-15 13:13:41 GMT - China - World - SN:60 - ID:441099

    BEIJING, Dec 15 (MENA) - Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi met here on Sunday at the Egyptian embassy headquarters with a number of Chinese leading figures and officials concerned with political, economic and trade relations with Egypt. Fahmi ....

  • Fahmi meets Chinese diplomats, academia for talks on bilateral relations

    Date: 2013-12-15 12:34:26 GMT - China - World - SN:55 - ID:440972

    BEIJING, Dec 15 (MENA) - Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi said Egypt is restoring its active regional role at the Arab, African, Mediterranean and international levels. During a reception hosted here by the Egyptian embassy on Sunday on the ....

  • General strike starts in Bangladesh to protest leader's execution

    Date: 2013-12-15 10:11:55 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:32 - ID:440620

    DHAKA, Dec 15 (MENA) - An opposition Islamic party began enforcing a daylong general strike to protest the execution of its leader, the BBC reported. At least 24 people have been killed in clashes involving opposition and pro-government activists ....

  • Turkmenistan holds elections without opposition

    Date: 2013-12-15 10:05:29 GMT - Turkmenistan - World - SN:30 - ID:440621

    ASHGABAT, Dec 15 (MENA) - Voters in Turkmenistan have been casting ballots in the country's first multi-party elections, ABC news reported. For the first time since Turkmenistan gained independence in 1991, more than one party will participate in ....

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