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  • Venezuela shoots down two 'hostile' planes

    Date: 2013-10-22 07:12:10 GMT - Venezuela - World - SN:15 - ID:348299

    CARACAS, Oct 22 (MENA) - Venezuela says two light aircraft have been shot down after entering the country's airspace over the weekend, the BBC reported. These were the first mid-air attacks by fighter jets since a bill authorizing such action ....

  • US student kills teacher, injures two boys, shoot himself

    Date: 2013-10-22 07:10:00 GMT - USA - World - SN:12 - ID:348300

    WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (MENA) - A teacher has been killed and two boys injured after a pupil opened fire at a school in Nevada, Sky News reported. The student who opened fire at Sparks Middle School was also dead after the early morning attack, ....

  • Russian PM arrives in China

    Date: 2013-10-22 05:40:38 GMT - China - World - SN:2 - ID:348211

    BEIJING, Oct 22 (MENA) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Beijing early on Tuesday on an official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, according to an official Chinese statement. During Medvedev's stay ....

  • European Parliament wants anti-Iran sanctions lifted

    Date: 2013-10-21 21:48:56 GMT - Iran - World - SN:157 - ID:348045

    TEHRAN, Oct 21 (MENA) - Senior member of the European Parliament Hannes Swoboda has asserted Iran’s right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, saying the EP wants sanctions against Tehran lifted, reported Press TV The EP hopes ....

  • UN refuses to comment on Arab statement on Saudi Arabia

    Date: 2013-10-21 21:48:37 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:152 - ID:348044

    UN/Arab Group UN refuses to comment on Arab statement on Saudi Arabia NEW YORK, Oct 21 (MENA) – The United Nations refused on Monday to comment on a statement issued by the Arab group which urged Saudi Arabia to keep its seat at the UN ....

  • Financial Times urges West to give Iran a limited right to enrich

    Date: 2013-10-21 20:51:36 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:165 - ID:348103

    LONDON, OCT 21 (MENA) - In Geneva last week, Iran and the west for the first time began discussing what the “end state” of the Iranian nuclear program should be as well as exploring early confidence- building steps, the Financial Times of Monday ....

  • Afghan intelligence issues security alert for presidential candidates

    Date: 2013-10-21 20:42:57 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:163 - ID:347952

    KABUL, Oct 21 (MENA) - The Afghani intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) - issued an alert to Afghan people and election candidates regarding the security threats in the country in a bid to prevent 2014 presidential elections, ....

  • Moscow concerned about attacks on Copts in Egypt

    Date: 2013-10-21 20:29:57 GMT - Russia - World - SN:162 - ID:348096

    MOSCOW, Oct 21 (MENA) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow voices concern about the attacks on Copts in Egypt, Itar Tass reported, citing the ministry's statement. "Violence should be ceased," the ministry said. On Sunday, two ....

  • Iran not to accept any condition for release of US blocked assets, says FM official

    Date: 2013-10-21 20:26:17 GMT - Iran - World - SN:160 - ID:348098

    TEHRAN, Oct 21 (MENA) - A member of Iranian nuclear negotiating team Majid Takht Ravanchi said the new Iranian government will practice its tension-removing policy on different countries and the US, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported on ....

  • Moscow unhappy with intention of Friends of Syria Group to discuss Geneva-2 preparations separately

    Date: 2013-10-21 20:03:51 GMT - Russia - World - SN:155 - ID:347948

    MOSCOW, Oct 21 (MENA) – Russia is opposed to unofficial discussions on the Syrian settlement and is surprised that preparations for the Geneva-2 conference has been declared as a part of the agenda of the Friends of Syria Group meeting in London on ....

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