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  • Paris launches judicial investigation into kidnapping of French nationals in Niger

    Date: 2013-10-30 19:21:31 GMT - France - World - SN:157 - ID:363020

    PARIS, Oct 30 (MENA) - A French court ordered Wednesday launching a judicial investigation into the kidnapping of now-safe-home four French nationals in Niger where they had been held for three years. In statements, a judicial source said that ....

  • UN chief appoints new deputy Somalia envoy

    Date: 2013-10-30 18:55:43 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:152 - ID:362992

    NEW YORK, Oct 30 (MENA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon appointed Wednesday Fatiha Serour of Algeria as his Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, a UN spokesperson said. Serour succeeds Peter De Clercq of the Netherlands in the post, ....

  • Factory fire kills 7 in north China

    Date: 2013-10-30 18:38:23 GMT - China - World - SN:150 - ID:362876

    BEIJING, Oct 30 (MENA) - Local authorities said Wednesday that seven people were killed in a factory fire in north China's Hebei Province Wednesday afternoon, Xinhua reported. The fire broke out at a factory belonging to Zhengqiao Mining Company ....

  • 1 Killed, 8 Wounded in Russia's Caucasus

    Date: 2013-10-30 18:29:36 GMT - Dagestan - World - SN:146 - ID:362915

    MOSCOW, Oct 30 (MENA) - A man was killed and at least eight others were wounded Wednesday in explosions targeting stores in Russia's restive southern province, officials said. The National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement that ....

  • Syria's Assad says government, opposition talks depend on not supporting terrorists

    Date: 2013-10-30 17:38:49 GMT - Syria - World - SN:142 - ID:362823

    DAMASCUS, Oct 30 (MENA) - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday that the success of the proposed talks between the government and opposition in Geneva depends on stopping all support for terrorists, according to Sky News. Assad's remarks ....

  • Iranian FM to visit France, Turkey, Switzerland next week

    Date: 2013-10-30 17:34:03 GMT - Iran - World - SN:140 - ID:362828

    TEHRAN, Oct 30 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is slated to attend the 37th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday, Fars News Agency ....

  • Putin urges zero tolerance to corruption

    Date: 2013-10-30 17:26:06 GMT - Russia - World - SN:138 - ID:362824

    MOSCOW, Oct 30 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that anti-corruption behavior should be adopted throughout society and criticized present anti-corruption legislation as too soft, Russia Today reported. Speaking at a session of ....

  • Agreement between Russia and Japan on streamlining visa procedures takes effect on Wednesday

    Date: 2013-10-30 13:09:36 GMT - Russia - World - SN:82 - ID:362062

    MOSCOW, Oct 30 (MENA) - An Agreement between the governments of the Russian Federation and Japan on streamlining the procedures for the issue of visas to the citizens of the RF and Japan enters into force on Wednesday, an RF Foreign Ministry ....

  • Train crashes into Kenyan bus; 11 dead

    Date: 2013-10-30 11:30:46 GMT - Kenya - World - SN:63 - ID:361885

    NAIROBI, Oct 30 (MENA) - A train crashed into a passenger bus as it passed through a rail crossing in the capital, Nairobi, killing at least 11 people, ABC reported quoting emergency officials. Kenya's National Disaster Operation Centre said ....

  • Abe pledges nuclear safety as Japan wins bid to build Turkish plant

    Date: 2013-10-30 11:14:24 GMT - Japan - World - SN:59 - ID:361939

    TOKYO, Oct 30 (MENA) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Tuesday to boost Japan's efforts to ensure the safety of nuclear power as one of its firms jointly won an order to build a Turkish atomic power plant, the first such order for a Japanese ....

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