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  • Afghanistan risks becoming 'narco-state': U.N. official

    Date: 2013-10-10 00:41:10 GMT - Austria - World - SN:189 - ID:331353

    Austria/Afghanistan Afghanistan risks becoming 'narco-state': U.N. official VIENNA, Oct 9 (MENA) - A senior United Nations official said on Wednesday that Afghanistan risks becoming a "full-fledged narco-state" without international support ....

  • Abe briefs ASEAN on readiness to hold dialogue with China

    Date: 2013-10-09 23:14:57 GMT - Japan - World - SN:185 - ID:331307

    Japan/China Abe briefs ASEAN on readiness to hold dialogue with China TOKYO, Oct 9 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe conveyed to his ASEAN counterparts in Brunei at a summit Wednesday Japan's readiness to improve ties with China ....

  • Chemical weapons watchdog OPCW urges truce in Syria

    Date: 2013-10-09 23:09:36 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:184 - ID:331301

    Netherlands/Syria Chemical weapons watchdog OPCW urges truce in Syria THE HAGUE, Oct 9 (MENA) - The global chemical weapons watchdog has called for a ceasefire in Syria to enable it to destroy the stockpiles, the BBC reported Wednesday. ....

  • Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve

    Date: 2013-10-09 23:01:55 GMT - USA - World - SN:182 - ID:331294

    US/Obama Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama has officially nominated Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank, the BBC ....

  • Karakol rally organizers want chaos- Kyrgyz leader

    Date: 2013-10-09 21:53:47 GMT - Russia - World - SN:173 - ID:331161

    Russia/Kyrgyzstan Karakol rally organizers want chaos- Kyrgyz leader BISHKEK, Oct 9 (MENA) - Kyrgyz Persident Almazbek Atambayev said Wednesday that the main objective of the organizers of the rally and subsequent riot in Karakol, a regional ....

  • Japan's PM confirms Japan's support for Philippine coast guard

    Date: 2013-10-09 21:16:19 GMT - Japan - World - SN:167 - ID:331159

    Japan/Philippines Japan's PM confirms Japan's support for Philippine coast guard TOKYO, Oct 9 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed Wednesday his country's plans to support Manila's capacity-building efforts for its coast ....

  • UN refrains from commenting on lawsuit over Haiti cholera deaths

    Date: 2013-10-09 20:50:03 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:162 - ID:331044

    UN/Haiti UN refrains from commenting on lawsuit over Haiti cholera deaths NEW YORK, Oct 9 (MENA) – The United Nations declined Wednesday to comment on lawsuits filed by Haitian Human rights groups blaming the international organization over a ....

  • Japan to cooperate with Australia, New Zealand in maritime security

    Date: 2013-10-09 20:33:44 GMT - Japan - World - SN:158 - ID:331073

    Japan/Maritime security Japan to cooperate with Australia, New Zealand in maritime security TOKYO, Oct 9 (MENA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key ....

  • Netherlands apologizes over Russian diplomat arrest

    Date: 2013-10-09 20:33:09 GMT - Netherlands - World - SN:157 - ID:331045

    Netherlands/Russia Netherlands apologizes over Russian diplomat arrest AMSTERDAM, Oct 9 (MENA) - The Dutch Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that his country has apologized to Russia for the detention of its diplomat, which violates the Vienna ....

  • Palestine gains observer status at WTO ministerial conference in Indonesia

    Date: 2013-10-09 20:32:30 GMT - Switzerland - World - SN:155 - ID:330851

    Switzerland/Egypt/WTO Palestine gains observer status at WTO ministerial conference in Indonesia GENEVA, Oct 9 (MENA) – Palestine gained Wednesday an observer status at the 9th World Trade Organization's (WTO) ministerial conference slated to ....

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