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  • Greece paralyzed by nationwide strike

    Date: 2013-11-06 18:44:30 GMT - Greece - World - SN:132 - ID:373866

    ATHENS, Nov 6 (MENA) - The public and the private sectors in Greece are paralyzed Wednesday as trade unions have called a 24-hour nationwide strike, Sophia News Agency reported. The strike is in protest against new tax legislation and fears of ....

  • Moscow ready to host negotiations between Syrian regime, opposition: diplomat

    Date: 2013-11-06 18:30:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:127 - ID:373865

    MOSCOW, Nov 6 (MENA) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Wednesday that his country is ready to host negotiations between the Syrian regime and the opposition with international participation. Bogdanov stated that he met a ....

  • Russia, Nicaragua eye booting economic ties

    Date: 2013-11-06 18:22:41 GMT - Nicaragua - World - SN:121 - ID:373867

    MOSCOW, Nov 6 (MENA) - Russia and Nicaragua have good potential for diversifying trade and economic relations, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told an intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical ....

  • Iraq attacks kill 10 people, as 2013 toll tops 5,500

    Date: 2013-11-06 14:39:43 GMT - USA - World - SN:95 - ID:373304

    WASHINGTON Nov 6 (MENA) – Attacks in Iraq killed 10 people, including eight security personnel, officials said, the latest casualties in a country-wide spike in violence that the government has failed to stem, Global Post reported. Iraq is mired ....

  • Diplomats fail to agree on details for Syria peace talks - newspaper

    Date: 2013-11-06 14:06:17 GMT - USA - World - SN:88 - ID:373312

    WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (MENA) – Senior diplomats from the United States, Russia and the United Nations have failed to agree on a date for convening a long-awaited peace conference aimed at settling the Syria conflict, acknowledging it would not take ....

  • 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 ....

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