Syria stresses resolution to cooperate with UN on humanitarian issue

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on Syria stresses resolution to cooperate with UN on humanitarian issue 

DAMASCUS, Feb. 24 — Syria's government said it will cooperate with the UN on providing humanitarian aid to all afflicted groups in the country "without discrimination," the state-run SANA news agency reported Sunday, a day after the UN adopted a resolution pledging to help Syrians access aid.

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Israeli PM concerned over Iran nuclear program amid Geneva talks

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on Israeli PM concerned over Iran nuclear program amid Geneva talks 

JERUSALEM, Feb. 24 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday voiced his concern that Iran would become a nuclear threshold state amid its current round of talks with the P5+1 countries in Geneva, according to a statement by the prime minister's office.

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10 killed, 26 wounded in Iraq's violence

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on 10 killed, 26 wounded in Iraq's violence 

BAGHDAD, Feb. 24 — Seven people and three helicopter crew members were killed Sunday and 26 wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq, mainly targeting Iraqi security forces, police said.

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1st LD Writethru: Ashton to visit Ukraine Monday

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on 1st LD Writethru: Ashton to visit Ukraine Monday 

BRUSSELS, Feb. 24 — Catherine Ashton, EU's foreign policy chief, will pay a visit to Ukraine on Monday for talks following drastic changes in the country, a statement from her office said Sunday, media reports said.

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Roundup: Economically troubled Ukraine witnesses power handover

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Economically troubled Ukraine witnesses power handover 

KIEV, Feb. 24 — As the country's opposition cemented its position in the parliament, the economically troubled Ukraine experienced on Sunday a dramatic shift in power.

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China Focus: China revives traditional culture via modern means

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on China Focus: China revives traditional culture via modern means 

NANJING, Feb. 24 — In an exhibition hall of the Nanjing Municipal Museum (NMM), Wang Xiaoqi is squatting down with her cellular while scanning the barcode of a porcelain vase.

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France calls on Ukrainians to preserve unity: FM

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on France calls on Ukrainians to preserve unity: FM 

PARIS, Feb. 24 — France and its European partners called on Ukraine's different parties to preserve the country's unity and avoid violence after dismissing President Viktor Yanukovych and a new government is due to be in place, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday.

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Mandatory retirement age at 56-below for teachers? (Features)

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on Mandatory retirement age at 56-below for teachers? (Features) 

By Lily O Ramos

MANILA, Feb. 23 (PNA)— Should mandatory age of retirement for teachers be lowered to 56 and–below instead of the regular 65?

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Senate puts on hold plan to look for permanent home (Feature)

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on Senate puts on hold plan to look for permanent home (Feature) 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 23 (PNA) – The Senate has put on hold its previous plan to look for a permanent home.

”It was put on hold,” Senate President Franklin Drilon when asked about previous plan to move from Pasay City to Quezon City, home of the House of Representatives.

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30 units of zero-emission jeepneys deployed 2nd quarter in Metropolis (News Feature)

February 24, 2014 7:54 am· Comments Off on 30 units of zero-emission jeepneys deployed 2nd quarter in Metropolis (News Feature) 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Feb. 23 (News Feature/PNA) – To reduce air pollution incidents in Metro Manila, Global Electric Transport (GET) Ltd. Chief Executive officer Ken Montler proposed deployment of 30 units of electric jeepneys by the second quarter of 2014.

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