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 2020-06-03 22:48 

Kuwait News Agency

Chinese carriers banned from flying to, from US...

WASHINGTON, June 3 (KUNA) -- The US Department of Transportation has ordered suspension of Chinese air carriers flights to and from the United States. In a press statement on Wednesday, the department said that the move comes in response to the failure of...

 2020-06-03 22:42 

Al Arabiya

Kuwait's PM vows to slash migrant population...

Kuwait wants to slash the migrant proportion of its population from 70 to 30 percent, state media said Wednesday, with the prime minister vowing to "resolv...

 2020-06-03 22:41 

Gulf Times

QFC hosting series of digital events to widen digital reach to clients, businesses...

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is hosting a series of digital events both independently and with partner organisations in an effort to engage existing and prospective clients as well as the wider business community...

 2020-06-03 22:38 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait gov't rescue package to address Covid-19 economic impacts - PM...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) - His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said Wednesday the government adopted a rescue package to address economic ramifications of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). The package includes bills about ...

 2020-06-03 22:31 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait faces "big challenge" to address population discrepancy - PM...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait is facing a "big challenge" to address discrepancy in the structure of the population, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Wednesday. Kuwait has a population of so...

 2020-06-03 22:23 

Gulf Times

'Qatar is now a self-sufficient nation in different sectors'...

The economic blockade has transformed Qatar into a self-sufficient nation in different sectors, such as in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors, according to Qatar-Indonesia Business Council president Farhan al-Sayed....

 2020-06-03 22:22 

Emirates 24|7

50 percent of federal government staff to return to offices from Sunday, June 7: UAE Government...

The UAE government has raised to 50 percent the capacity level of staffing at all ministries and federal authorities effective Sunday, June 7, taking into consideration their full abidance by all COVID-19 countermeasures.In an announcement today, the gove...

 2020-06-03 22:21 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Rwandan genocide suspect must face UN tribunal, rules French court...

A French court ordered Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga Wednesday to be handed over to a United Nations tribunal for trial, rejecting arguments that he should be allowed to remain in France because of his health....

 2020-06-03 22:17 

The Peninsula Qatar

Two deaths take Covid-19 toll to 45 in Qatar; 1901 new cases on June 3...

Ministry of Public Health today announces the registration of 1,901 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 1,506 people having recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recovered people in the State of Qatar to 37,542. The...

 2020-06-03 22:14 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

"No justice, no peace": Thousands in London protest the death of Floyd...

Thousands of people chanting "no justice, no peace, no racist police" and "black lives matter" gathered in central London Wednesday to protest against racism after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis....

 2020-06-03 22:09 

Al Arabiya

Esper differs with Trump, says he's against using military for protests...

Breaking with President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he opposes using military forces for law enforcement in containing cur...

 2020-06-03 22:02 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Southern Governorate distributes food baskets as part of "Feena Khair" campaign...
 2020-06-03 22:01 

Al Arabiya

Iran's Rouhani says coronavirus restrictions could return if second wave hits...

Iran's president warned the public on Wednesday that restrictions may have to be re-imposed to fight the coronavirus if the country is hit by a second wave...

 2020-06-03 22:01 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Customs President appointed WCO deputy Chief...
 2020-06-03 21:58 

Kuwait News Agency

French Interior Minister seeks to calm anti-racism protests...

PARIS, June 3 (KUNA) -- French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Wednesday sought to calm protests over an alleged racist killing by police and he promised that any crimes by police would be investigated and punished. On Tuesday, more than 20,000 p...

 2020-06-03 21:52 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Trump administration to bar Chinese passenger carriers from flying to US...

President Donald Trump's administration said on Wednesday it will bar Chinese passenger carriers from flying to the United States starting on June 16 as it pressures Beijing to allow US air carriers to resume flights....

 2020-06-03 21:41 

The Peninsula Qatar

Four people allowed in a vehicle from tomorrow, exercise without masks; Qatar eases Covid-19 restrictions...

The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the Cabinet meeting today through video conferencing....

 2020-06-03 21:38 

Al Arabiya

Cyclone Nisarga brings toorential rains leaving 13 dead in Yemen...

Torrential rains brought by Cyclone Nisarga have left 13 people dead, dozens injured and washed away numerous homes in eastern Yemen, a government official...

 2020-06-03 21:38 

Haaretz Daily

Israel's schools revert to some distance learning amid spike in coronavirus cases...

The Education Ministry has given secondary school principals autonomy to decide whether to go back to normal teaching or stick to coronavirus practices for another while...

 2020-06-03 21:38 

Al Arabiya

Israelis fear West Bank annexation will spark Palestinian uprising: Poll...

Most Israelis think their government's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank will spark a Palestinian uprising, but around half favor going ahead a...

 2020-06-03 21:37 

Ynetnews

Palestinians snub tax handover by Israel over annexation plan...
 2020-06-03 21:36 

Press TV

Another Gazan protester succumbs to Israeli gunshot wounds...

Another Palestinian protester has succumbed to his wounds after being shot by Israeli snipers during peaceful anti-occupation rallies in the Gaza Strip....

 2020-06-03 21:35 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

HRW accuses Haftar forces of mining suburbs of Libya capital...

Human Rights Watch Wednesday accused Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces of laying Russian landmines in residential southern suburbs of the capital....

 2020-06-03 21:30 

Saudi Press Agency

Kingdom strongly condemns bombing of a mosque in Kabul...
 2020-06-03 21:30 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

UN Resolution 242 For Dummies...

It's the Resolution Israel-haters always get wrong. Op-ed....

 2020-06-03 21:29 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait gov't determined to pursue corrupted individuals regardless of their status - PM...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait government is determined to crack down on every individual with relation to corruption cases regarding public funds, money laundry and human trafficking, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah...

 2020-06-03 21:26 

Press TV

Legacy of Imam Khomeini...
 2020-06-03 21:25 

Kuwait News Agency

EU seeks to increase humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees...

BRUSSELS, June 3 (KUNA) -- The European Commission Wednesday proposed an amendment to the EU's 2020 budget to increase support for refugees and host communities in response to the Syria crisis to a total of 585 million euro (USD 657 million). Out of t...

 2020-06-03 21:21 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar Airways to resume services to Venice and expand flights to Dublin, Milan and Rome...

Qatar Airways has announced the airline will be resuming services to Venice, Italy starting from 15 July 2020....

 2020-06-03 21:19 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

Five OIC member states receive finance support...
 2020-06-03 21:17 

Press TV

South Africa protesters rally outside parliament to honor Floyd's memory...

Protester gathered outside the South African parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday to protest the killing of African American citizen George Floyd....

 2020-06-03 21:14 

Bahrain News Agency

Spain reports first new COVID-19 death since Sunday...
 2020-06-03 21:08 

Press TV

Trump administration selects 5 coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists : Report...

The Trump administration has reportedly selected five companies as the most likely candidates to produce a vaccine for the novel coronavirus,...

 2020-06-03 21:06 

Al Jazeera

Rare rebuke for Trump from US evangelical Christian leader...

Evangelical leader Pat Robertson says 'it isn't cool' for Trump to berate governors over unrest after Floyd's death....

 2020-06-03 21:02 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Israeli FM participates in multinational corona videoconference...

Foreign Minister Ashkenazi participates in joint discussion with counterparts from US, Australia, India, Brazil, and South Korea on COVID-19...

 2020-06-03 20:53 

Haaretz Daily

Ariel University in the West Bank fires official over scholarship-for-kickbacks claim...

University found that official in charge of donor relations promised a scholarship to an applicant in exchange for a cut of the funds, which he denies...

 2020-06-03 20:52 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran signs two-year contract with Iraq to export electricity...

Baghdad, June 4, IRNA Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian elaborated on the achievements made during his visit to Iraq, saying a two-year contract was signed with Iraq to export electricity....

 2020-06-03 20:49 

Ynetnews

Police officer fatally shot at Alabama motel; 2 in custody...
 2020-06-03 20:49 

Kuwait News Agency

Luxembourg: Four more case of coronavirus, no death...

BRUSSELS, June 3 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health in Luxembourg in its latest update Wednesday confirmed four more coronavirus case raising the total to 4,024. No further death from Covid-19 was reported and the death toll remains at 110. Two patients are...

 2020-06-03 20:47 

Ynetnews

Palestinian apprehended after failed stabbing attempt...
 2020-06-03 20:44 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Virus on rise again in Iran with over 3,000 cases for third day...

The spread of novel coronavirus has accelerated again this month in Iran which Wednesday officially confirmed over 3,000 new cases for a third consecutive day....

 2020-06-03 20:43 

Al Arabiya

Palestinians reject tax handover by Israel over West Bank annexation plan...

The Palestinians said on Wednesday they were rejecting taxes collected on their behalf by Israel, an escalation of measures in protest of Israel's plan to...

 2020-06-03 20:37 

Al Jazeera

French court backs UN trial for Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga...

Appeals court in Paris rules Kabuga should be handed over to a UN tribunal in Tanzania to stand trial....

 2020-06-03 20:34 

Al Arabiya

Rouhani oversaw smuggling of over $30 bln to Iraqi Kurdistan, says Iranian MP...

President Hassan Rouhani ordered the transfer of more than $30 billion through "smuggling gangs" to Iraqi Kurdistan in 2017, an Iranian lawmaker claimed on...

 2020-06-03 20:33 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Cabinet set to approve two-week lockdown extension...

The Cabinet is set to approve Thursday a two-week extension of the nationwide lockdown as part of attempts to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, an official source said Wednesday....

 2020-06-03 20:33 

Bahrain News Agency

UK COVID-19 death toll surpasses 50,000: Reuters tally...
 2020-06-03 20:29 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Vaezi: Reopening Bazargan border will develop Iran-Turkey trade ties...

Tehran, June 4, IRNA - Head of Presidential Office Mahmoud Vaezi said reopening Bazargan and Habur borders by Turkish Trade Minister will cause development in trade relations....

 2020-06-03 20:27 

Times of Israel

Netanyahu said seeking to shift NIS 600,000 tax bill to state...

PM's office claims Tax Authority demanding 'unprecedented' payment for expenses at his private residence; TV report says Gantz new security detail to cost NIS 23 million a yearPM's office claims Tax Authority demanding 'unprecedented&#...

 2020-06-03 20:26 

Bahrain News Agency

UN health agency Oks trial of hydroxychloroquine...
 2020-06-03 20:22 

Ynetnews

PM backs Trump after settler leader says he is not friend to Israel...

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