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 2019-02-23 23:57 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

FM spox condolens death of prominent linguist...

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman expressed condolences over the demise of the late prominent Iranian linguist Yadollah Samareh who passed away at 82....

 2019-02-23 23:54 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Nearly 400kg of opium busted in NE Iran...

Birjand, Feb 23, IRNA - Police in northeastern Iran have seized 384 kilograms of opium as security forces intensify anti-drugs operations....

 2019-02-23 23:52 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran-Russia economic cooperation still less than expected...

Moscow, Feb 23, IRNA-The Russian-Iranian cooperation in the political, security and military spheres has grown dramatically over the past four years, and despite resumption of unilateral US sanctions, officials in the two countries are continually talking...

 2019-02-23 23:51 

Kuwait News Agency

Princess Rima bint Bandar named as Saudi Ambassador to US...

RIYADH, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- On behalf of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Deputy King and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued three royal orders on Saturday. The first order appointed Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan...

 2019-02-23 23:47 

Gulf Times

Wales stun England 21-13 to blow Six Nations wide open...

Cory Hill and Josh Adams scored second-half tries as record-breaking Wales came from behind to beat England 21-13 in the Six Nations in Cardiff yesterday to stay on course for a Grand Slam....

 2019-02-23 23:46 

Gulf Times

George, Thunder beat Utah Jazz in two overtimes...

Paul George capped a 45-point performance with a last second game-winning basket in double overtime to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 148-147 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night....

 2019-02-23 23:45 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran launches torpedo in Velayat-97 wargame...

Bandar Abass, Feb 23, IRNA Iran's Tareq and Qadir submarines launched electric and Valfajr torpedoes in the second day of Velayat 97' wargame which is underway in the Sea of Oman on Friday....

 2019-02-23 23:42 

Gulf Times

'Decisive' Messi downs Sevilla with 50th career hat-trick...

Lionel Messi scored his 50th career hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-2 win at Sevilla yesterday after the champions had twice fallen behind, giving the Catalans a 10-point lead at the top of La Liga....

 2019-02-23 23:40 

Gulf Times

Mbappe double sees PSG strengthen hold on title...

Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Paris Saint-Germain tightened their grip on the French title with a comfortable 3-0 win over Nimes yesterday that saw the champions move 17 points clear at the top of Ligue 1....

 2019-02-23 23:40 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

TEDPIX soars over 4,700 points on Iran's first working day...

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA- The Tehran Stock Exchange rose more than 4,700 points only on the first working day of the week in Iran to lift the index to more than 16,420 points....

 2019-02-23 23:33 

Kuwait News Agency

Arabs face dangerous challenges affecting nat'l security - Saudi King...

CAIRO, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz said Saturday there were "numerous and dangerous" challenges facing the Arab national security, calling for doubling of counter-terrorism efforts. King Salman made the remarks during a meetin...

 2019-02-23 23:18 

Gulf Times

Nigeria begins counting after presidential vote...

Nigeria yesterday began counting votes in presidential elections even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology....

 2019-02-23 23:12 

Gulf Times

Cartoon corner...

Space Tourism...

 2019-02-23 23:07 

Times of Israel

Saudi Arabia taps princess as new envoy to US amid Khashoggi fallout...

Reema bint Bandar first-ever female ambassador from kingdom to Washington, replacing Prince Khalid bin Salman, who will become vice defense ministerReema bint Bandar first-ever female ambassador from kingdom to Washington, replacing Prince Khalid bin Salm...

 2019-02-23 23:07 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Litani River Authority bulldozes refugee settlement in Zahrani...

The Litani River Authority bulldozed 13 tents in an informal refugee settlement in southern Lebanon's Zahrani Saturday in an effort to curb pollution in the area, following a similar incident earlier this week....

 2019-02-23 23:06 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Domestically- produced refineries' equipment of South Pars Phase 14 registers record...

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA - The production capacity for construction of the equipment of the main refineries packages increased significantly and a new record for self-sufficiency in the production of heavy pumps and vertical and horizontal centrifuge pumps wa...

 2019-02-23 23:04 

Kuwait News Agency

Jordan, Iraq call for implementing bilateral agreements...

AMMAN, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Jordan and Iraq called Saturday for need of implementing cooperation agreements they signed earlier this month, in order to facilitate trade and energy exchange as well as executive economic projects. Jordanian Prime Minister Omar ...

 2019-02-23 23:03 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Germany: Congratulating Iran Revolution anniv. common issue...

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA Office of the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier in a message said that expressing congratulations on the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution is a common issue....

 2019-02-23 23:02 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

'Humanitarian aid on its way to Venezuela': Guaido...

U.S.-donated humanitarian aid was "on its way" to Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Gauido announced Saturday as he launched a distribution operation with the presidents of Colombia, Chile and Paraguay....

 2019-02-23 23:01 

Gulf Times

QIIB honours Qatar team over Asian Cup glory...

QIIB recently honoured Qatar's football team, which won the 2019 AFC Asian Cup football championship....

 2019-02-23 22:59 

Gulf Times

QFBA launches new programme for digital marketing professionals...

Qatar Finance & Business Academy has launched its latest certification programme 'Certified Digital Marketing Professional'....

 2019-02-23 22:58 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran's medical equipment being exported to 40 countries...

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA- The chairman of the Association of Medical Equipment Exporters pointing out the export of Iranian medical equipment to 40 countries of the world, says Iran last year (starting March 21) has exported $ 24 million worth of goods offici...

 2019-02-23 22:57 

The Peninsula Qatar

Putin to visit Qatar 'soon': Russian envoy...

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit Qatar...

 2019-02-23 22:57 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Syria force to clear more civilians from last Daesh pocket...

U.S.-backed fighters said Saturday they are keeping a corridor open to rescue remaining civilians from Daesh's (ISIS) last speck of territory in Syria, as the U.N. appealed for urgent assistance....

 2019-02-23 22:55 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Four Japanese films to be screened in Iran...

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA - The Japanese Embassy in Tehran and Iran's Farabi Cinema Foundation will screen four films and animations of Japan on February 28-29....

 2019-02-23 22:53 

Gulf Times

N Korean leader's train arrives in China: reports...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's armoured train arrived in China late yesterday ahead of his highly anticipated second summit with US President Donald Trump in Vietnam, according to media reports....

 2019-02-23 22:51 

Kuwait News Agency

Indonesian VP extols ties with Kuwait...

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla has commended relations with Kuwait in all fields, describing them as "good". This came in a speech delivered by Kalla during an opening ceremony of Al-Wafa Uni...

 2019-02-23 22:50 

Kuwait News Agency

US agrees to speed up conclusion of Manbij roadmap - Turkish MoD...

ANKARA, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar said Saturday the United States agreed to work with his country for early conclusion of a roadmap for Manbij city in Aleppo governorate, north Syria. The planned Manbij deal between Turkey a...

 2019-02-23 22:48 

Gulf Times

Fire destroys 300 cars near Bengaluru airshow...

A fire at a parking lot near the venue of an airshow in Bengaluru destroyed 300 cars yesterday, a senior fire official said, the latest accident to mar the government-run event....

 2019-02-23 22:43 

Gulf Times

Aquino criticises move towards martial law era...

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is taking a turn towards the martial law era of former president Ferdinand Marcos, according to another former president who lived through the late strongman's reign....

 2019-02-23 22:41 

Saudi Press Agency

Egyptian-Saudi Business Council Forum starts in Cairo...
 2019-02-23 22:38 

Gulf Times

Separatists held as more troops sent to Kashmir...

Authorities arrested more than 100 separatists in raids across Jammu and Kashmir and sent thousands of reinforcements to the troubled state yesterday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up warnings to Pakistan over a suicide bomb attack....

 2019-02-23 22:37 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

France hails progress in fight against militants in Sahel...

The fight against militants in Africa's Sahel region is "achieving results," France's prime minister said in Mali Saturday, two days after French forces killed a top extremist leader....

 2019-02-23 22:34 

Gulf Times

The dialectic of global trade policy...

There is a subtle yet important change occurring in how political leaders think about international trade, including how to remedy long-standing problems....

 2019-02-23 22:33 

Al Arabiya

Princess Reema bint Bandar: Saudi Arabia's first female ambassador...

A Saudi royal decree by Deputy King Prince Mohammed bin Salman was issued on Saturday appointing Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud as the...

 2019-02-23 22:33 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

US seeks to create excuse for direct confrontation with Iran: Former Sweden FM...

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA- US demand of EU to stop its efforts to prevent the JCPOA from collapsing completely is tantamount to wishing that Iran also leave the agreement and seek to create an excuse for a direct and open confrontation with Iran, former Sweden...

 2019-02-23 22:32 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

ISF arrests four drug dealers, including married couple in Metn...

The Internal Security Forces caught four suspects - including a married couple - in the act of selling drugs to a fifth suspect in Mount Lebanon's Metn, the agency reported in a statement Saturday....

 2019-02-23 22:30 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran movie 'Panj Ta Panj' to be screened UK festival...

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA Iranian movie Panj Ta Panj directed by Tara Otadi is supposed to be screened in the UK film festival....

 2019-02-23 22:25 

Press TV

Trucks loaded with aid set on fire at Venezuela-Colombia border: Video...

Trucks loaded with aide were set on fire at the Francisco De Paula Santander International Bridge at the Venezuela - Colombia border on Saturday, February 23....

 2019-02-23 22:16 

Gulf Times

Defence minister meets Sudan president...

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir met Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs HE Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah in Khartoum....

 2019-02-23 22:16 

Saudi Press Agency

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques issues order pardoning, releasing number of Egyptian citizens arrested, imprisoned in Kingdom in number of diverse cases...
 2019-02-23 22:12 

Press TV

Trump aides worry he may get outmaneuvered in summit with Kim...

US President Donald Trump's aides worry that he may get outfoxed in the scheduled summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi....

 2019-02-23 22:06 

Al Jazeera

Maduro cuts ties with Colombia as protests rock Venezuela...

Two killed as opposition tries to move aid into Venezuela sparking running battles along border bridges....

 2019-02-23 22:06 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

65% of parts of Bandar Abbas oil refinery provided internally...

Bandar Abbas, Feb 23, IRNA 65 percent of the components needed for Bandar Abbas oil refinery's project were provided internally....

 2019-02-23 21:58 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Ugandan FM urges enhanced relations with Iran...

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa said on Saturday that his country is determined to widen relations with Iran, welcoming the contribution of Iranian companies....

 2019-02-23 21:54 

Times of Israel

Prominent rabbi likens vote for Otzma Yehudit to backing Nuremberg Laws...

Benny Lau, whose uncle was Holocaust survivor and ex-chief rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, says he'll fight to ensure 'the doctrine of Kahane doesn't enter the Knesset'Benny Lau, whose uncle was Holocaust survivor and ex-chief rabbi Yisrael Meir L...

 2019-02-23 21:52 

Press TV

Saudi Arabia appoints daughter of former spy chief as US ambassador...

Reema bint Bandar, the daughter of Saudi ex-chief spy, is appointed as ambassador to the US....

 2019-02-23 21:52 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Sports Museum to uphold honors, achievements: Minister...

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA The National Museum of Sport can leave the legacy of the champions for the next generations....

 2019-02-23 21:51 

Press TV

France: Arrests, tear gas mark 15th weekly Yellow Vest protest...

Police teargassed and clashed with Yellow Vest protesters who had taken on Paris streets on Saturday....

 2019-02-23 21:51 

Press TV

Sudan Protests...

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