Syrian Minister of Defense Among Victims in Damascus Attack

1 Damascus, Jul 18.- General Daoud Rajha, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, died today in a terrorist attack against National Security headquarters, which also critically injured other participants in a meeting at that facility. The attack was staged around mid-day when a meeting of ministers and representatives of chiefs of Syrian security entities was taking place. In

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Syria Protects Embassies in Damascus; AL Issues Memo

1 Damascus, Nov 17. -The Ministry of the Interior ordered tighter security around embassies and announced that legal action will be taken against those that attack them, while the Government assesses the result of a meeting of Arab foreign ministers held in Morocco. A note made public by the main state-owned news media underlined that Syria is still committed to

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Greek President Postpones Meeting to Form New Gov´t

1 Athens, Nov 7. -Greek President Karolos Papulias postponed on Monday the scheduled meeting with the leaders of the main political powers of the country to negotiate the composition of the new government given the refusal by leftist parties to attend the meeting. This incident proved the lack of legitimacy of the proposal to form a government of "national salvation"

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Int’l Conference to Solve ETA Conflict

2 Madrid, Oct 17. -A group of prominent international personalities will attend a meeting in the northern Spanish city of San Sebastian on Monday to seek a final solution to the Basque armed organization ETA.The former UN Secretary General and 2001 Peace Nobel Prize winner, Kofi Annan, will be one of the most prominent participants in the so-called International Conference

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Raul Castro Attends Cuba-Angola Meeting

1 Havana, Aug 8 .- President Raul Castro attended a meeting between Cuban Defense Minister Julio Casas and his counterpart from the People's Republic of Angola, Candido Pereira Dos Santos Van Dunen, in this capital. Cuban television reported that the meeting was warm and friendly, and the two countries addressed major issues in bilateral cooperation. Also present at the meeting

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UNESCO: Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Yerevan World Book Capitals

5 Paris, Jun 29. -Bangkok, capital of Thailand, was designated World Book Capital 2013 on Wednesday in a meeting held at UNESCO headquarters. Buenos Aires and Yerevan were designated Book Capitals for 2011 and 2012, respectively. World Book Capital is a title bestowed by UNESCO to a city in recognition of the quality of its programs to promote books and

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Cuba Debates U.S. Violations of International Law

0 Havana, Jun 21. -Lawyers from 11 countries are meeting in this capital on Tuesday to debate the concept of U.S. national security, its violations of international law, and terrorism. Experts also will debate issues such as the UN Security Council and justice as part of the 5th International Conference of Summer School on Public International Law and the 7th

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LatAm, Carib Experts Discuss Environment in Venezuela

1 Caracas, Apr 29. -Officials and ministers from the region hold Friday a meeting in Venezuela on environmental issues, included in the documents for the founding in July of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). The meeting's agenda includes climate change, access to drinking water, solid waste management, and protection of forest and biodiversity. Participants in the

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