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  • Social media role in Arab Spring overrated - EU official

    Date: 2013-06-20 16:19:18 GMT - Egypt - World - SN:79 - ID:164868

    Egypt/EU/Statements Social media role in Arab Spring overrated - EU official BRUSSELS, June 20 (MENA) – The role of social media in the Arab Spring revolutions has been overestimated, said Vice President of the European Parliament Anni ....

  • UNESCO adds Syrian ancient sites to danger list

    Date: 2013-06-20 13:24:27 GMT - Cambodia - World - SN:58 - ID:164812

    Cambodia/UNESCO/Syria UNESCO adds Syrian ancient sites to danger list PHNOM PENH, June 20 (MENA) - Six ancient sites in Syria have been added to a UN list of endangered World Heritage sites because of the threat from the conflict there, ....

  • Zimbabwe's President delays election by two weeks

    Date: 2013-06-20 13:10:18 GMT - Zimbabwe - World - SN:57 - ID:164703

    Zimbabwe/Elections Zimbabwe's President delays election by two weeks HARARE, June 20 (MENA) – Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe postponed the date of the elections to August 14, following a unilateral decision to be held on July 31, ....

  • Kerry to embark Middle East trip to revive peace talks

    Date: 2013-06-20 13:00:11 GMT - Israel - World - SN:55 - ID:164701

    Israel/US Kerry to embark Middle East trip to revive peace talks GAZA, June 20 (MENA) – US Secretary of State John Kerry will start next Thursday a three-day Middle East tour that will take him to Jordan, Israel and Palestine. Kerry's ....

  • Turkmenistan gets first Israeli ambassador

    Date: 2013-06-20 12:33:02 GMT - Turkmenistan - World - SN:48 - ID:164643

    Turkmenistan/Israel Turkmenistan gets first Israeli ambassador ASHGABAT, June 20 (MENA) – The Central Asian state of Turkmenistan, which shares a 1,000 kilometer border with Iran, has accepted the credentials of the first ever Israeli ....

  • Libya: Refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants held indefinitely in deplorable conditions

    Date: 2013-06-20 10:15:30 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:20 - ID:164302

    Britain/Libya/Amnesty International Libya: Refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants held indefinitely in deplorable conditions LONDON, June 20 (MENA) - The Libyan authorities must act immediately to end the indefinite detention of refugees, ....

  • Seoul needs to counter N. Korea's cyber espionage capabilities: defense chief

    Date: 2013-06-20 09:27:14 GMT - south korea - World - SN:12 - ID:164238

    Koreas/Espionage Seoul needs to counter N. Korea's cyber espionage capabilities: defense chief SEOUL, June 20 (MENA) - South Korea's defense chief on Thursday said there is an urgent need to counter North Korea's cyber espionage ....

  • 30 killed when bus plunges into Peru river

    Date: 2013-06-20 08:19:15 GMT - Peru - World - SN:4 - ID:164187

    Peru/Accident 30 killed when bus plunges into Peru river LIMA, June 20 (MENA) - At least 30 people died when a bus plunged off a highway into a river in central Peru, the BBC reported quoting authorities. "So far, I have 30 ....

  • UK condemns attack on UN compound in Mogadishu

    Date: 2013-06-19 21:19:39 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:115 - ID:163824

    UK/Somalia UK condemns attack on UN compound in Mogadishu LONDON, June 19 (MENA) – UK Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned on Wednesday an attack on the UN compound in Somali capital of Mogadishu. "I deplore this attack against ....

  • More than 7million refugees in 2012 - UN

    Date: 2013-06-19 21:17:02 GMT - United Nations - World - SN:114 - ID:163879

    UN/Refugees More than 7 million refugees in 2012 - UN NEW YORK, June 19 (MENA) - The UN says 7.6 million people became refugees in 2012, with the total number now higher than at any time since 1994, BBC reported on Wednesday. A ....

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