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  • Iranian human rights activist Sotoudeh released

    Date: 2013-09-18 23:51:05 GMT - Iran - World - SN:170 - ID:296393

    TEHRAN, Sept 18 (MENA) - Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights activist, was among five women activists released Wednesday from a Tehran prison where she had been jailed since 2010. "I'm glad, but I'm worried for my friends in ....

  • Russian military officers steal fuel for tank biathlon

    Date: 2013-09-18 23:21:09 GMT - Russia - World - SN:161 - ID:296380

    MOSCOW, Sept 18 (MENA) - Russian military prosecutors said on Wednesday that three Russian military officers stole seven tons of diesel fuel intended for a tank biathlon, an exercise in relay races across rough terrain and involving precision ....

  • Raid kills 150 Boko Haram Islamists

    Date: 2013-09-18 21:58:54 GMT - Nigeria - World - SN:160 - ID:296350

    ABUJA, Sept 18 (MENA) - Nigeria's army and Boko Haram militants have engaged in a fierce gunbattle in the north-eastern Borno state, reportedly leaving scores dead on either side, the BBC News reported Wednesday. The army said it killed 150 ....

  • Ukraine's association agreement with EU not hamper closer cooperation with CIS- Azarov

    Date: 2013-09-18 21:37:50 GMT - Russia - World - SN:158 - ID:296313

    KIEV, Sept 18 (MENA) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov said Wednesday that an association agreement with the European Union will not be an obstacle for Ukraine's expanding cooperation with countries of the Customs Union (of Russia, Belarus ....

  • Pilot in critical condition after plane crash near Geraldton

    Date: 2013-09-18 21:36:48 GMT - Australia - World - SN:157 - ID:296349

    CANBERRA, Sept 18 (MENA) - A 50-year-old man is in a critical condition after a light plane crashed and burst into flames in Western Australia's mid-west. The plane plunged to the ground and burst into flames near a runway at the Geraldton ....

  • Ukraine spends over $66m on Chernobyl plant every year

    Date: 2013-09-18 20:45:03 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:149 - ID:296270

    KIEV, September 18 (MENA) – Maintenance of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, costs Ukraine some 50 million euros ($66.7 million) a year, the station’s head said Wednesday. The plant’s director Igor ....

  • Russia publishes plan for visa-free travel with S. Korea

    Date: 2013-09-18 20:25:10 GMT - Russia - World - SN:148 - ID:296233

    MOSCOW, September 18 (MENA) – Russia’s government published an approved draft agreement Wednesday on visa-free travel with South Korea, reported RIA Novosti. According to the document, which has yet to be signed by both sides, Russians and South ....

  • AL and UN chiefs inaugurate in NY conf. to support UNRWA

    Date: 2013-09-18 17:30:46 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:121 - ID:295793

    CAIRO, Sept 18 (MENA) – The Arab League (AL) announced that Secretary General Nabil el-Arabi and United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will open on Sept 26 in New York an international meeting dedicated to the support of United Nations ....

  • Iran seesawing on social media, nuclear policy may reflect infighting -- US paper

    Date: 2013-09-18 17:26:33 GMT - USA - World - SN:120 - ID:295637

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 18 (MENA) - One day Facebook is a handy way for Iranian government ministers to confer with the people and the next it can be denounced as "a Zionist tool", Los Angeles Times said Wednesday as it analyzed Iran's seesawing social ....

  • Gates, Panetta question Obama's Syria strategy

    Date: 2013-09-18 17:16:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:117 - ID:295861

    WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (MENA) - US President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress' approval for a strike on Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces, the USA ....

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