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 2020-01-17 16:56 

ISNA

Ayatollah Khamenei leads Friday prayers in Tehran...
 2020-01-17 16:51 

Kuwait News Agency

Russia will partake in Sunday's conference on Libya...

MOSCOW, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday affirmed Moscow would partake in the international conference for Libya due in Berlin on Sunday. Lavrov, speaking at a news conference, expressed support for Germany's call for ...

 2020-01-17 16:45 

Press TV

NHL: Washington Capitals 5-2 New Jersey Devils...

In the National Hockey League, the Washington Capitals have thrashed the bottom-side the New Jersey Devils 5-2 at the Capital One Arena in Washington....

 2020-01-17 16:37 

Press TV

EU warns of WTO challenge if US-China deal harms businesses...

The European Union warns that if a trade agreement between the US and China creates "distortions"; in the market, it will challenge the deal at the World Trade Organization (WTO)....

 2020-01-17 16:30 

Press TV

EU Brexit spokesman says Britain assured him about those who do not apply for settled status...

The UK government has sought to reassure the EU that its citizens living in the UK will not be deported if they fail to apply for settled status, the European parliament's Brexit co-ordinator has said....

 2020-01-17 16:20 

Bahrain News Agency

BAC inks airport banking services agreement with NBB...
 2020-01-17 16:18 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

SEA President receives lawmaker...
 2020-01-17 16:14 

Saudi Press Agency

Weekly Umrah Index: 2,913,170 Umrah Visas Issued, 2,595,830 Umrah Performers Arrived, in Saudi Arabia...
 2020-01-17 16:13 

FARS News Agency

Iran Warns against Politicization of Ukrainian Plane Incident...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Seyed Abbas Mousavi reminded the government of Canada that Tehran has been fully cooperative with all affected countries whose nationals have lost their lives during the plane incident of January 8, ....

 2020-01-17 16:13 

FARS News Agency

Leader's Top Military Aide: Iran's Retaliatory Operation against US First after WWII...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Top Military Aide to the Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi highlighted that last Wednesday's ballistic strike against the US military bases in Iraq by Iran's IRGC, which came in retaliation for Washington's assassin...

 2020-01-17 16:13 

FARS News Agency

Iranian Army Seizes 2 Consignments of Smuggled Arms...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari announced that two consignments of smuggled weapons have been discovered and seized in the country's border areas in the West....

 2020-01-17 16:13 

FARS News Agency

Iran DM: US' Terrorist Face Revealed in Gen. Soleimani's Assassination...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the US revealed its terrorist nature once again when it assassinated the hero of anti-terrorism campaign in the region, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, and reminded the world ....

 2020-01-17 16:13 

FARS News Agency

Indian Traders Discuss Economic Opportunities in Iran...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Indian entrepreneurs and businessmen, in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, discussed different business opportunities in Iran in a move to widen state and private sector exchanges between the two nations....

 2020-01-17 16:13 

FARS News Agency

Iran Working to Boost Cooperation with Eurasian States...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced establishment of a special working group to promote relations and exchanges with the Eurasian member-states, adding that the needed grounds have been prepared to boost the country's exports after concluding deals with the ...

 2020-01-17 16:13 

FARS News Agency

Iran's Medical Sciences Universities among World's Best...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A sum of 65 academic centers, including 22 medical sciences universities, are among the world's top ones, a senior Iranian official announced....

 2020-01-17 16:13 

FARS News Agency

Iran's Leader Prays for Ayatollah Sistani's Health...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, in a message on Friday, wished for the speedy recovery of leading Shia cleric of Iraq Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Sistani, who has been very recently hospitalized for an ....

 2020-01-17 16:11 

Kuwait News Agency

KUNA main news for Friday, Jan 17, 2020...

Local: HANOI -- Outstanding Kuwaiti students visit Vietnamese tourist resort of Tam Dao as part of the 11th trip organized by Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED). By Salem Al-Methen. Issued at 15:51 p.m. (12:51 GMT). Economic: VIENNA -- OPEC...

 2020-01-17 16:09 

Press TV

Leader wishes swift recovery of Iraq's Ayatollah Sistani...

Ayatollah Sistani underwent surgery after an accident at his residence....

 2020-01-17 16:05 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Trey Gowdy reacts to Pelosi calling AG 'rogue attorney general'...

Pelosi calls for special prosecutor reaction from Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy....

 2020-01-17 16:03 

Times of Israel

Ukrainian parliament commemorates Holocaust for the first time...

At memorial ceremony, lawmaker says genocide by Nazis 'was a disaster not only for the Jewish people but for the whole world and specifically the Ukrainian people'At memorial ceremony, lawmaker says genocide by Nazis 'was a disaster not only f...

 2020-01-17 15:57 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Larijani underlines all-out unity, resistance...

Tehran, Jan 17, IRNA Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani stressed the importance of unity and resistance in all fields, saying "we should become strong"....

 2020-01-17 15:55 

Al Jazeera

Philippine's Taal volcano still 'life threatening' despite lull...

Officials advise thousands of displaced villagers not to return to danger zone after signs point to imminent eruption....

 2020-01-17 15:55 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwaiti student visit remote Vietnamese tourist resort...

By Salem Al-MethenHANOI, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- A group of outstanding Kuwaiti students visited on Friday the Vietnamese tourist resort of Tam Dao as part of the 11th trip organized by Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED). Hussein Matqi from Jaber ...

 2020-01-17 15:54 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Rouhani hails people's high morale for resistance...

Tehran, Jan 17, IRNA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said people's morale for resistance is higher than ever, adding that Iranians have so far stood against enemy and will continue to do so....

 2020-01-17 15:51 

Al Arabiya

Brian Hook predicts more isolation for Iranian regime...

US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday that the more Iran threatens the world, the more isolated it will become. Hook was...

 2020-01-17 15:51 

Times of Israel

Shas lawmaker forgoes ministerial appointment after approval delayed...

Yitzhak Cohen says he doesn't want to hurt chances of current minister getting another cabinet post, after top court questioned transition government's authority to name ministersYitzhak Cohen says he doesn't want to hurt chances of current mi...

 2020-01-17 15:45 

DEBKAfile

Britain adds entire Hizballah movement to terrorist blacklist...

The UK has added the entire Hizballah movement to its list of terrorist groups subject to asset freezing. Previously, the The post Britain adds entire Hizballah movement to terrorist blacklist appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-01-17 15:44 

Haaretz Daily

Iranian chess referee afraid to return home after being accused of violating dress code...

32-year-old Shohreh Bayat 'examining options' after defying warnings about her outfit from the Iran Chess Federation...

 2020-01-17 15:44 

DEBKAfile

Khamenei: Iran slapped a superpower in the face "with support of God"...

In his first public Friday sermon since 2012, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei derided President Trump as a "clown" The post Khamenei: Iran slapped a superpower in the face "with support of God" appeared first on DEBKAfile ...

 2020-01-17 15:41 

Kuwait News Agency

Bachelet condemns nonstop killings despite 'ceasefire' in Syria...

GENEVA, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday condemned the continued killing and displacement of civilians in north-western Syria, despite the announcement of a ceasefire nearly a week ago. Bachelet, in a ...

 2020-01-17 15:40 

Al Jazeera

China's 2019 birthrate lowest in 70 years of communist rule...

Despite change in One Child Policy in 2015, pregnancies have not increased, leading to fears of a demographic crisis....

 2020-01-17 15:38 

Kuwait News Agency

Briefing of KUNA main news for Friday until 12:00 GMT...

WASHINGTON -- A senior State Department official reveals that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will discuss US priorities during the International Berlin conference due next Sunday. BEIRUT -- Lebanese activists demanding administrative reforms and uprooting...

 2020-01-17 15:36 

MehrNews.com

FM Zarif meets with Omani counterpart...

TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi in Muscat....

 2020-01-17 15:27 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Sen. Paul: I think the Bidens are corrupt...

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on the Biden Ukraine scandal and the impact on the impeachment trial....

 2020-01-17 15:25 

Haaretz Daily

Trump taps lawyer Dershowitz, others for impeachment trial defense...

Trump adviser Pam Bondi and former independent counsel Robert Ray will also be on the team, according to the source who is familiar with the team's composition...

 2020-01-17 15:20 

Haaretz Daily

Sanders climbs, now tied with Biden among registered voters: Reuters poll...

The online poll, released Thursday, shows that 20% of registered Democrats and independents said they would back Sanders over 11 other candidates to run in the general election against Donald Trump...

 2020-01-17 15:19 

FARS News Agency

Beijing Says It Closely Monitored US Warship Sent to Taiwan Strait After US, China Inked Trade Deal...

TEHRAN (FNA)- China claimed that it kept a close eye on a US Navy vessel that sailed through the Taiwan Strait. The naval maneuver occurred shortly after Beijing and Washington agreed to 'phase one' of a trade deal....

 2020-01-17 15:19 

Kuwait News Agency

Protestors block many key roads throughout Lebanon...

BEIRUT, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- Lebanese activists demanding administrative reforms and uprooting corruption have stepped up their demonstrations protesting delay procrastination of forming a new government. The protestors, according to official and media report...

 2020-01-17 15:18 

FARS News Agency

FM Zarif: Iran Ready to Repatriate Bodies of Plane Incident Victims...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Vadym Prystaiko, voiced his country's readiness to hand over the bodies of the foreign nationals killed in the plane accident of Ja...

 2020-01-17 15:18 

FARS News Agency

Iran to Lunch New Monetary Policies on Saturday...

TEHRAN (FNA)- President Hassan Rouhani, during a visit to the headquarters of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) in Northern Tehran, announced the upcoming launch of open market operation (OMO) policies in the country's banking system, to improve CBI'...

 2020-01-17 15:18 

FARS News Agency

Iraq Denies Resuming Joint Operations with US...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi government denied claims that the country's military is resuming joint operations with the US-led coalition after Washington's assassination of top Iranian and Iraqi commanders....

 2020-01-17 15:18 

FARS News Agency

Saudi Arabia Paid $500mln for Cost of US Troops in Area...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States has received $500 million from Saudi Arabia to help cover the cost of American troops stationed in the kingdom, a US official told CNN....

 2020-01-17 15:17 

Haaretz Daily

Putin's, Xi's ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West...

President Donald Trump has praised both Xi and Putin, even while the U.S. battles their countries for economic and strategic dominance...

 2020-01-17 15:08 

MehrNews.com

Iran, Canada agree to continue cooperation, talks on flight 752 tragedy...

TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with his Canadian counterpart Francois-Philippe Champagne in Muscat....

 2020-01-17 15:01 

Haaretz Daily

Who is U.S. neo-Nazi group 'The Base'?...

'The Base,' is the English translation of al Qaeda, although it is not clear if that was intentional and if there are other similarities between the two...

 2020-01-17 14:59 

Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Distributes 25,500 Packs of Dates in Abyan Governorate, Yemen...
 2020-01-17 14:59 

Al Arabiya

Hezbollah warns of 'chaos' if Lebanon government delayed...

A senior Hezbollah official warned Friday that Lebanon could fall into chaos and ldquo;complete collapserdquo; unless a new government is formed....

 2020-01-17 14:58 

Times of Israel

Netanyahu says Russia showing 'real willingness' to free jailed backpacker...

PM reiterates his optimism amid Russian media reports Putin considering pardoning Naama Issachar, imprisoned in Russia on drug charges, ahead of his visit to Israel next weekPM reiterates his optimism amid Russian media reports Putin considering pardoning...

 2020-01-17 14:56 

Press TV

In pictures: Friday prayers led by Ayatollah Khamenei...

Tens of thousands of worshipers gather in Tehran's Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds to take part in prayers led by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei....

 2020-01-17 14:53 

Al Jazeera

Guinea protesters urged to continue general strike...

About 20 people have been killed in protests that turned violent, latest victims were four boys shot this week....

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