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  • UN praises Iran for release of political prisoners

    Date: 2013-09-19 20:05:14 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:173 - ID:297956

    NEW YORK, Sept 19 (MENA) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday praised the new government of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for releasing political prisoners and opening a new round of dialogue with the international community. ....

  • APEC finance ministers kick off 2-day meeting in Bali

    Date: 2013-09-19 19:59:51 GMT - Japan - World - SN:171 - ID:297941

    BALI, Sept 19 (MENA) - Finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum began a two-day meeting in Bali on Thursday to discuss ways to boost growth and strengthen regional resiliency amid current turbulence being experienced by ....

  • Facebook to be blocked in Russia

    Date: 2013-09-19 19:07:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:165 - ID:297893

    MOSCOW, Sept 19 (MENA) - Facebook has been added to the Russian blacklist of prohibited websites, said Vladimir Pikov, representative of telecom watchdog Roscomnadzor. This means that if in three days’ time the social network will not remove ....

  • Russian missile forces to adopt new command system in 2016

    Date: 2013-09-19 16:14:08 GMT - Russia - World - SN:117 - ID:297512

    MOSCOW, Septer 19 (MENA) – Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces will use a new-generation automated command and control system from 2016, RIA Novosti quoted the Defense Ministry as saying Thursday. The new system, based on the digital transmission of ....

  • Vatican pope calls on EU favouring political solution for Syrian crisis

    Date: 2013-09-19 16:07:39 GMT - Italy - World - SN:114 - ID:297430

    VATICAN, Sept 19 (MENA) - Vatican Pope Francis called on the European Union (EU) to activate the political solution for the Syrian crisis via dialogue and negotiations. This remark came during the pope's meeting with Lithuania's Prime Minister ....

  • UK concerned over use of death penalty in Bangladesh

    Date: 2013-09-19 14:51:58 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:94 - ID:297140

    LONDON, Sept 19 (MENA) – UK Foreign Office Minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi expressed deep concern over the use of the death penalty in Bangladesh. “I am deeply concerned at the decision by the Bangladesh Supreme Court to pass the death penalty ....

  • Moscow, Cairo share viewpoints on Egypt's plans to achieve stability--Russian official

    Date: 2013-09-19 14:48:36 GMT - Lebanon - World - SN:92 - ID:297160

    BEIRUT, Sept 19 (MENA) - Deputy Russian Foreign Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov affirmed Cairo and Moscow share viewpoints on Egypt's plans to achieve stability and promote the principle of religious ....

  • Pentagon proposes training moderate Syrian rebels

    Date: 2013-09-19 14:12:14 GMT - USA - World - SN:81 - ID:297285

    WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (MENA) – The Pentagon has "put a proposal on the table" for U.S. military forces to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces for the first time, two Obama administration officials told CNN. If approved, it would ....

  • Qirbi to lead Yemen delegation to UNGA meetings next week

    Date: 2013-09-19 13:51:42 GMT - Yemen - World - SN:79 - ID:296797

    SANAA, Sept 19 (MENA) - Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi will lead his country's delegation to the United Nations General Assembly meetings, which will start on Tuesday. Al-Qirbi sad that he will deliver Yemen's speech on behalf of ....

  • Japan to build surveillance facility in Pacific

    Date: 2013-09-19 13:36:12 GMT - Japan - World - SN:72 - ID:297159

    TOKYO, Sept 19 (MENA) - Japan's Defense Ministry plans to build a communications intelligence facility on an outlying island in the Pacific Ocean to enhance surveillance on the growing Chinese military presence in the ocean, a government source said ....

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