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 2020-08-13 15:06 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Saudi king lands in Red Sea megacity to 'rest' after surgery...

Saudi Arabia's King Salman arrived at a planned Red Sea megacity to "rest and recuperate," state media said Thursday, after the 84-year-old ruler underwent surgery to remove his gall bladder....

 2020-08-13 15:02 

Ynetnews

Netanyahu walks out of Ministerial committee on the coronavirus citing secret matter of national importance...
 2020-08-13 15:00 

Saudi Press Agency

Health Ministry: 3,124 Recoveries from COVID-19 Reported in Saudi Arabia, Tally at 260,393...
 2020-08-13 15:00 

Saudi Press Agency

SAFCSP Launches Online Cybersecurity Bootcamp for Saudis...
 2020-08-13 14:58 

Al Arabiya

Israel, UAE reach historic US-brokered peace deal...

Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a historic peace deal on Thursday that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the tw...

 2020-08-13 14:55 

Haaretz Daily

With Trump's help, Israel and the United Arab Emirates reach historic deal to normalize relations...

Under the agreement, Israel has agreed to suspend applying sovereignty to areas of the West Bank that it has been discussing annexing, senior White House officials say...

 2020-08-13 14:55 

Kuwait News Agency

Norway reports 33 more coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- The total number of coronavirus cases in Norway on Thursday rose to 9,783, after 33 new cases were confirmed. These figures were published by the Norwegian Health Institute today. One more death from coronavirus was reported, th...

 2020-08-13 14:53 

Kuwait News Agency

Covid-19 kills 174, infects 2,625 in Iran...

TEHRAN, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Iranian health authorities on Thursday confirmed 174 additional fatalities and 2,625 more cases of the novel Coronavirus, known as Covid-19. The fresh figures bring Iran's death toll and overall infections with the viral illne...

 2020-08-13 14:46 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Virus exposes racial divide in French healthcare...

Festering beneath France's promise of guaranteed health care for all lie deep disparities across economic and racial lines - differences laid painfully bare by the COVID-19 crisis....

 2020-08-13 14:42 

Al Jazeera

Why do Muslim American organisations still support the police?...

Despite decades of police violence and dirty tactics, Muslim American groups still seek close ties with law enforcement....

 2020-08-13 14:37 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

As Hong Kongers seek to emigrate, some simply can't leave...

Pamela Lam's 6-year-old son fell in love with the Hong Kong protest anthem, "Glory to Hong Kong," the first time he heard it, and he loves singing it, at home, in the shower, and sometimes on the streets....

 2020-08-13 14:36 

Haaretz Daily

Lebanon's military gets sweeping powers after Beirut blast...

Before resigning earlier this week, the government declared a state of emergency that gave the military the power to declare curfews, prevent public gatherings and censor the media...

 2020-08-13 14:35 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Sa'ar: It makes no sense to have elections during a crisis - Inside Israel...

Likud MK Gideon Sa'ar says it is possible to resolve coalition crisis, presents compromise for the state budget....

 2020-08-13 14:32 

Al Jazeera

More than 9,000 arrests in Ethiopia since June killing of singer...

Rights panel says arrests raise fears that Abiy Ahmed's government is returning to iron-fisted tactics of past regimes....

 2020-08-13 14:28 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Why PA Arabs prefer to work for Israelis...

Arab university professor says wages for Arab workers in Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria have risen much faster than in the PA....

 2020-08-13 14:26 

Press TV

Journalism group to hold conference on disinformation campaign after Beirut blast...

A journalism group is to hold a conference on disinformation efforts in the aftermath of the recent Beirut explosion....

 2020-08-13 14:24 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice...

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pushed past their one-time political rivalry to deliver an aggressive attack on the character and performance of President Donald Trump in their historic first appearance as running mates....

 2020-08-13 14:21 

Press TV

England launches trial of delayed Covid-19 contact-tracing app...

A coronavirus contact-tracing app for England has edged a step closer with the launch of a new public trial, after months of delays....

 2020-08-13 14:19 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

EU calls for intensified efforts to solve trade disputes with US...

The European Union Wednesday called for intensified efforts to resolve trade disputes with the United States after Washington kept in place tariffs on European aircraft and other goods....

 2020-08-13 14:18 

Kuwait Times

Tailoring, dressmaking shop workers struggle to survive, meet daily needs...

By Ben Garcia KUWAIT: Barber shops, beauty salons and spas or massage parlors are closed in this stage of returning to normalcy in Kuwait. The list of businesses that remain shut down as part of precautions against the spread of the novel coronavirus incl...

 2020-08-13 14:17 

Haaretz Daily

America's armed, antisemitic far right is prepping to defend Trump in November...

Agitators, infiltrators, white supremacists and civil war accelerationists: How America's far right vigilantes and militias are arming and organizing to counter a potential 'Democratic coup'...

 2020-08-13 14:17 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Why did PM abruptly leave cabinet meeting? 'You'll find out later' - Inside Israel...

'A matter of national importance.' Prime Minister Netanyahu cut short deliberation at Coronavirus Cabinet meeting, returning later....

 2020-08-13 14:16 

Kuwait Times

Arab Media Forum launches Lebanon support campaign...

KUWAIT/BEIRUT: The Arab Media Forum Authority launched on Wednesday, in cooperation with the Arab League, the largest remote youth rally for humanity, themed 'For Lebanon Initiative' in support of Lebanese people, due to the massive explosion that...

 2020-08-13 14:16 

Haaretz Daily

I signed up for online therapy to see if it actually works...

An app that offers therapy via text messages is having a moment. How does the therapist get paid, and can this method really help people in distress?...

 2020-08-13 14:14 

Kuwait Times

Kuwait Minister greets youth on anti-COVID-19 efforts...

KUWAIT: Kuwait's Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said Wednesday the Kuwaiti youth have proven their competence in the novel coronavirus pandemic. "The COVID-19 pandemic, which shook the world and h...

 2020-08-13 14:12 

Kuwait Times

Ministry announces 2020-2021 academic year's calendar...

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Wednesday approved the 2020-2021 academic year's calendar for staff and students in all educational stages at public and Arabic private schools, during which classes will remain online pending updates from th...

 2020-08-13 14:11 

Kuwait Times

Lebanon and learning from history to overcome tragedy...

By Ahmad Jabr Specialists at UK's University of Sheffield Blast and Impact Engineering Research Group described Beirut's blast as "unquestionably one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history." The explosion was the equivalent of 1,...

 2020-08-13 14:10 

SABA News

[ Yemen ]

Attorney General inspects judiciary situation in Rayma province...

RAYMA, Aug. 13 (Saba) The Attorney General Judge Nabil al-Azzani on Thursday inspected during his visit to Rayma province the status of the judiciary in the province and ways to enhance coordination with the local authority bodies and address prisoners...

 2020-08-13 14:08 

SABA Net

KSrelief distributes shelter materials in north Yemen IDP camp...

HAJJAH - SABAKing Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center distributed shelter materials for 192 people affected by floods in Waalan IDPs camp in the northern Yemen governorate of Hzajjah.KSrelief distributed 32 tents, 64 rugs, 192 blankets and 32 shelte...

 2020-08-13 14:07 

Al Arabiya

Beirut destruction 'worst I have ever seen,' says US official...

A senior US official said Thursday that the level of destruction in Beirut resulting from the Aug. 4 explosions was the "worst I have ever seen.""As a huma...

 2020-08-13 14:07 

Kuwait Times

Police investigates Jleeb woman's 'mysterious' death...

KUWAIT: An Asian woman died and another person was hospitalized after suffering from severe suffocation inside an apartment in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh on Wednesday, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said. Firemen from Jleeb Fire Station and Mubarak Al-Kabe...

 2020-08-13 14:05 

Kuwait Times

Pandemic fatigue and the gap year 2020...

By Jamie Etheridge On February 25, I planned to take my daughters to see the Al-Farsi kite festival in Bnaider. We go almost every year and spend the day playing games, flying kites and enjoying the desert winter weather and the colorful kites. Unfortunat...

 2020-08-13 14:05 

Kuwait News Agency

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 2020-08-13 14:03 

Times of Israel

UNESCO vows to lead Lebanon efforts as 60 historic buildings 'risk collapse'...

UN cultural body says will head up reconstruction efforts, after 640 historic structures were damaged in massive Beirut port blastUN cultural body says will head up reconstruction efforts, after 640 historic structures were damaged in massive Beirut port ...

 2020-08-13 14:03 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz...

The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the US, a US military official said Thursday,...

 2020-08-13 14:03 

Kuwait News Agency

Turkey: ready to cooperate with Iraq to fight PKK...

KUWAIT, Aug 13 (KUNA) -- Turkey said Thursday it was ready to join hands with Iraq to crack down on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which Ankara considered a "terrorist" group. Turkey will take necessary measures to protect its border security...

 2020-08-13 14:02 

Kuwait Times

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 2020-08-13 14:01 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Greek FM: 'Greece is opening up its gates to Israelis' - Foreign Affairs...

Greece announces staggered reopening of country to Israeli tourists, with initial cap of 600 tourists per week to four destinations....

 2020-08-13 14:00 

MehrNews.com

Zarif to leave Tehran for Lebanon on Friday...

TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (MNA) A number of Lebanese media outlets reported that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will leave Tehran for Beirut on Friday....

 2020-08-13 13:58 

Press TV

Israel's decision to halt fuel shipments to Gaza grave act of aggression: Hamas...

Hamas condemns Israel's stoppage of fuel shipments into the Gaza Strip as a measure meant to worsen the crisis in the coastal sliver....

 2020-08-13 13:55 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

4th ancient water reservoir discovered in NE Iran...

Tehran, Aug 13, IRNA Fourth ancient water reservoir (Ab Anbar in Persian) has been discovered in Torbat Heydarieh in Northeastern Iran, Head of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts of the County said on Thursday....

 2020-08-13 13:54 

Al Arabiya

Beirut explosion: US State Department official to stress reform during Lebanon trip...

The US State Department said its No. 3 diplomat will head to Lebanon on Thursday and stress the 'urgent need' for Lebanon to embrace fundamental reform, in...

 2020-08-13 13:53 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens gains in fighting global poverty and building peace but risks exacerbating existing conflicts and generating new ones....

 2020-08-13 13:51 

Times of Israel

Report: Sara Netanyahu barred Ethiopian Israelis from residence living quarters...

Manager at official home laid down the rule on behalf of premier's wife, newspaper reports, as she allegedly claims they have 'germs'Manager at official home laid down the rule on behalf of premier's wife, newspaper reports, as she alleged...

 2020-08-13 13:51 

Times of Israel

Five Border Police charged with assaulting, robbing Palestinians...

Defendants allegedly stole thousands of shekels from Palestinian workers crossing border illegally, beat them until bloody; police condemn suspected behavior as 'atypical'Defendants allegedly stole thousands of shekels from Palestinian workers cro...

 2020-08-13 13:50 

Haaretz Daily

In surprise visit, Greece tries to enlist Israel in its gas war with Turkey...

Israel sought praise for new tourism agreement, but the real purpose of the Greek foreign minister's visit lies in a disputed zone in the Mediterranean Sea...

 2020-08-13 13:47 

Kuwait Times

An irresistible scent makes locusts swarm, study finds...

TOKYO: The coronavirus isn't the only plague making headlines this year-locusts are devastating crops in several parts of the world, and now scientists are discovering why the pest forms destructive swarms. On its own, a locust is fairly harmless. But...

 2020-08-13 13:44 

Kuwait Times

Beirut blast conspiracy tales abound...

BEIRUT: Within hours of the Beirut mega-blast, conspiracy theories on what caused the disaster in the Lebanese capital spread like wildfire on social media. The August 4 detonation of an abandoned shipment of ammonium nitrate in Beirut port's Hangar 1...

 2020-08-13 13:42 

Saudi Press Agency

OIC: Approval of Emergency Assistance for the Lebanese People through the ISF...
 2020-08-13 13:41 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Islamic State threat in west Syria growing: US...

Elements of the Islamic State group are working to rebuild in western Syria, where the US has little visibility or presence, the top US commander for the Middle East warned Wednesday....

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