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  • Netantahu congratulates Lieberman on his acquittal of corruption charges

    Date: 2013-11-06 09:18:02 GMT - Israel - World - SN:37 - ID:372678

    RAMALLAH, Nov 6 (MENA) - Israeli Prime Minister congratulated Israel's former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman who was cleared of corruption charges by a court in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Lieberman will now return to the cabinet, Prime Minister ....

  • Greece hit by another anti-austerity general strike

    Date: 2013-11-06 08:53:33 GMT - Greece - World - SN:31 - ID:372671

    ATHENS, Nov 6 (MENA) - Greek schools shut and flights were disrupted as workers held a general strike on Wednesday to protest austerity imposed by foreign lenders, whose inspectors were in Athens to review the country's performance under its ....

  • UN marks International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

    Date: 2013-11-06 08:32:52 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:26 - ID:372610

    CAIRO, Nov 6 (MENA) - The United Nations marks on Wednesday the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. "We stress the critical importance of protecting the environment in times of armed ....

  • Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman unanimously acquitted of corruption charges

    Date: 2013-11-06 08:04:55 GMT - Israel - World - SN:23 - ID:372569

    RAMALLAH, Nov 6 (MENA) - The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court acquitted Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman of fraud charges on Wednesday, The Jerusalem Post newspaper reported. Lieberman was charged with one count of fraud and breach of trust. The ....

  • Nigeria's president says it won't withdraw from International Criminal Court

    Date: 2013-11-06 07:49:15 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:22 - ID:372485

    ABUJA, Nov 6 (MENA) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Nigeria will not withdraw from the International Criminal Court, but it wants reforms including the deferment of cases against sitting heads of state. During a meeting with ICC ....

  • Blasts at China regional Communist Party office kill one

    Date: 2013-11-06 07:06:34 GMT - China - World - SN:16 - ID:372468

    BEIJING, Nov 6 (MENA) - A series of small blasts have killed at least one person outside a provincial office of the ruling Communist Party in northern China, the BBC reported quoting state media report. The blasts in Taiyuan in Shanxi province ....

  • New national holiday on December 8 to commemorate Hugo Chavez

    Date: 2013-11-06 07:01:29 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:15 - ID:372420

    CARACAS, Nov 6 (MENA) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro decreed December 8 "the day of loyalty and love" to commemorate late president Hugo Chavez's final speech and public appearance last year, three months before he died of cancer, the BBC ....

  • Hundreds of protests start fire near parliament, Buckingham palace

    Date: 2013-11-06 07:00:38 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:13 - ID:372423

    LONDON, Nov 6 (MENA) - Scuffles have broken out after protests by the Anonymous movement at Buckingham Palace and Parliament, the BBC reported Wednesday Hundreds of protesters started a fire near the palace and blocked Parliament Square in the ....

  • US State Department says discussions ongoing to set date for Geneva II conf.

    Date: 2013-11-05 22:51:23 GMT - USA - World - SN:107 - ID:372338

    WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (MENA) - US State Department said on Tuesday that the discussions are still ongoing to set the optimum date for Geneva II conference on the Syrian crisis. Harf stressed that the talks is still going on, saying "I think we’ll ....

  • Turkish PM defends plan to do away with mixed-sex dorms

    Date: 2013-11-05 20:57:16 GMT - Turkey - World - SN:100 - ID:372259

    ANKARA, Nov 5 (MENA) - Turkey's conservative Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday defended a plan to do away with mixed-sex dorms which has sparked an uproar in the mainly Muslim but staunchly secular country, France 24 reported. "We ....

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