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  • Germany may summon Edward Snowden as witness in Merkel phone tapping case

    Date: 2013-10-27 19:14:24 GMT - Germany - World - SN:156 - ID:357633

    BERLIN, Oct 27 (MENA) - The German Federal Prosecutor’s Office may summon former CIA employee Edward Snowden to be a witness in the case of phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Justice Minister Sabine ....

  • Obama 'aware of Merkel phone tapping'

    Date: 2013-10-27 19:13:55 GMT - USA - World - SN:155 - ID:357637

    WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama was personally informed of phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel which may have begun as early as 2002, according to media reports stoking anger over a spiraling espionage ....

  • Georgia PM ally Giorgi Margvelashvili 'wins presidency'

    Date: 2013-10-27 19:12:49 GMT - Georgia - World - SN:154 - ID:357639

    TBILISI, Oct 27 (MENA) - An ally of Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has won the presidential election, exit polls say, the BBC reported on Sunday. The polls give Giorgi Margvelashvili, 44, 66-68% of the vote. His closest rival, David ....

  • Thousands call for release of political prisoners in Moscow march

    Date: 2013-10-27 18:56:29 GMT - Russia - World - SN:150 - ID:357557

    MOSCOW, Oct 27 (MENA) - Thousands of protestors rallied in the Russian capital on Sunday to call on the Kremlin to release people they consider to be political prisoners, Ria Novosti news agency reported. Police said in a statement that about ....

  • Bangladesh BNP-led strike marred by deaths

    Date: 2013-10-27 15:47:56 GMT - Bangladesh - World - SN:128 - ID:357319

    DHAKA, Oct 27 (MENA) - At least three people have died in clashes on the first day of a three-day opposition strike in Bangladesh, aimed at forcing the government to quit, according the BBC News. Protesters clashed with police in some areas, and ....

  • In spy uproar, ‘Everyone does it’ just won’t do

    Date: 2013-10-27 14:23:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:111 - ID:357193

    NEW YORK, Oct 27 (MENA) – The angry protests from Germany’s chancellor over the National Security Agency’s monitoring of her cell phone and France’s furor over the collection of data about millions of its citizens have obscured a new reality: The ....

  • US dialogue with Iran would also help curb bloodshed in war-torn Syria

    Date: 2013-10-27 13:37:26 GMT - China - World - SN:95 - ID:357102

    BEIJING, Oct 27 (MENA) – By now, Iran's nuclear program has become integral to its foreign policy, which also includes its strategic interests in neighboring countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, and its alliances with Syria and the Lebanese ....

  • 3 killed in north Caucasus shootout – police

    Date: 2013-10-27 12:29:06 GMT - Russia - World - SN:81 - ID:356713

    MOSCOW, Oct 27 (MENA) – Three people were killed during a shootout in the town of Nazran in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, a spokesman for the regional Interior Ministry department said. “Two masked people opened fire on a ....

  • US sought Japan aid in tapping fiber-optic cables in 2011

    Date: 2013-10-27 12:04:51 GMT - Japan - World - SN:76 - ID:356921

    TOKYO, Oct 27 (MENA) - The US National Security Agency sounded out the Japanese government around 2011 for cooperation in wiretapping fiber-optic cables carrying phone and Internet data across the Asia-Pacific region, sources familiar with the ....

  • Security Council to hold hearing on OIC

    Date: 2013-10-27 11:22:33 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:64 - ID:356796

    CAIRO, Oct 27 (MENA) - The UN Security Council will hold a hearing on the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday in recognition of its role in maintaining cohesion among Muslim states. In a statement, the organization said this ....

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