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 2020-05-28 22:45 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Gulf begins to re-open, return to 'normal', as cases surpass 200,000...

Gulf countries began taking steps to gradually re-open and return to 'normal' conditions, as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in GCC countries sur...

 2020-05-28 22:44 

Gulf Times

Amir holds phone talk with Putin...

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad all-Thani on Thursday held telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin....

 2020-05-28 22:44 

Kuwait News Agency

EU extends sanctions against Syrian regime...

BRUSSELS, May 28 (KUNA) -- The European Union Council of Ministers Thursday extended EU sanctions against the Syrian regime for one additional year, until 1 June 2021. The Council in a statement said the EU decided to maintain its sanctions against the Sy...

 2020-05-28 22:43 

Oman Observer

Muscat is lockdown-free, Muttrah in isolation...

MUSCAT: Oman reported over 600 cases on Thursday even as the government prepares to lift the lockdown of Muscat Governorate The post Muscat is lockdown-free, Muttrah in isolation appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-05-28 22:42 

Kuwait News Agency

US offers reward for information about IS leader...

WASHINGTON, May 28 (KUNA) -- The US Department of State announced Thursday a reward of up to USD three million for information leading to location or identification of Muhammad Khadir Musa Ramadan, a senior leader of and key propagandist for IS. Born in J...

 2020-05-28 22:38 

Times of Israel

Head of Pfizer pharmaceuticals says vaccine could be ready by October...

With over 100 labs scrambling to develop COVID-19 vaccination, pharma executives hopeful for roll out before 2021, but cite 'daunting' challenges in producing billions of dosesWith over 100 labs scrambling to develop COVID-19 vaccination, pharma e...

 2020-05-28 22:38 

Kuwait News Agency

Luxembourg: seven more cases of coronavirus, no death...

BRUSSELS, May 28 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health in Luxembourg in its latest update Thursday confirmed six more coronavirus cases raising the total to 4,008. No further death from Covid-19 was reported and the death toll remains at 110. Four patients are...

 2020-05-28 22:37 

Haaretz Daily

Trump is considering scrapping the law that protects social media companies...

The executive order comes after Twitter flagged two of the President's tweets containing unsubstantiated claims of fraud in mail-in voting...

 2020-05-28 22:37 

Kuwait News Agency

Spain reports 182 coronavirus cases, revises deaths...

MADRID, May 28 (KUNA) -- Spain Thursday said 182 people people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and noted that 38 people died of the virus in the past seven days. The ministry of health said in a statement it revised tally of deat...

 2020-05-28 22:35 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Red Cross seeks $3.2 bn to fight virus 'crisis on crisis'...

The Red Cross said Thursday it was seeking $3.2 billion for its coronavirus crisis response - a huge increase on the $825 million figure it sought when it launched its COVID-19 appeal in March....

 2020-05-28 22:34 

Kuwait News Agency

France to ease internal travel restrictions, review border closures...

PARIS, May 28 (KUNA) -- France will withdraw travel restrictions as of June 2 and will review the border closures put in place with non-EU countries on June 15, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday. In announcing the easing of the lockdown in ...

 2020-05-28 22:25 

Kuwait News Agency

Compliance with health instructions way to normal life - Sheikh Bassel...

KUWAIT, May 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Minister of Health Dr. Sheikh Bassel Al-Sabah gave details of a five-phase plan for a gradual return to normal life, brought to a standstill by the novel coronavirus, starting with easing of curfew but locking down virus-hi...

 2020-05-28 22:24 

Press TV

Trump signs order targeting social media giants' legal protections...

President Trump issued an executive order Thursday seeking to strip social media giants of legal immunity for content posted by users....

 2020-05-28 22:21 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Palestinians in Jordan Valley won't be citizens: Netanyahu...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley will remain in what he described as an "enclave" after Israel annexes the territory and will not be granted Israeli citizenship....

 2020-05-28 22:17 

Al Arabiya

US Justice Dept. indicts North Koreans, accuses state-owned bank of evading sanctions...

The US Justice Department accused North Korea's state-owned bank of evading US sanctions laws and charged 28 North Korean and 5 Chinese citizens with commi...

 2020-05-28 22:15 

Al Jazeera

George Floyd: Minneapolis braces for third night of protests...

Outrage grows over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was pinned to the ground by a white officer....

 2020-05-28 22:14 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US deaths top 100,000 as countries reimpose distancing measures...

The US coronavirus death toll passed 100,000, as some countries reimposed social distancing rules following a resurgence of cases that raised the specter of a dreaded second wave of infections....

 2020-05-28 22:12 

Times of Israel

National Guard called to Minneapolis amid violent riots over man's death...

Protesters clash with police, loot stores, burn buildings after handcuffed black man dies in police custody in MinnesotaProtesters clash with police, loot stores, burn buildings after handcuffed black man dies in police custody in Minnesota...

 2020-05-28 22:10 

Saudi Press Agency

Italy's Serie A Gets Green Light for June 20 Restart...
 2020-05-28 22:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

PCR testing campaign begins at Ouzai Syrian refugee center...

The first round of PCR examinations took place in an Ouzai Syrian refugee center in Sidon Thursday as part of a nationwide coronavirus testing campaign to help identifiy and isolate infections....

 2020-05-28 22:06 

JPost.com

Thailand reports 11 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths...
 2020-05-28 22:06 

Bahrain News Agency

The new normal: How safe are beaches?...
 2020-05-28 21:56 

Al Jazeera

Trump escalates war on Twitter, social media with executive order...

The move appears to be more about politics than substance, Trump critics warned....

 2020-05-28 21:52 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Israel tests 100,000 to prevent pandemic 'second wave'...

Israel has launched a campaign to test 100,000 people for novel coronavirus antibodies as the country prepares for a possible "second wave" of cases, a top official said Thursday....

 2020-05-28 21:42 

Press TV

U.S. Police Brutality...
 2020-05-28 21:42 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait imposes 12-hour curfew Sat. - Min. Al-Saleh...

KUWAIT, May 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait will start imposing a 12-hour curfew Saturday as the country was preparing to gradually return to normal life, Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Sheikh Anas Al-Saleh said Thursday. "We are moving to a partial curfew ...

 2020-05-28 21:31 

Al Jazeera

UN climate talks pushed back to November 2021 due to coronavirus...

Observers caution against inaction due to the delay, with the UN warning that time is not on the planet's side....

 2020-05-28 21:31 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Kuwait imposes 12-hour curfew from May 30, begins return to 'normalcy'...

Kuwait will impose a 12-hour curfew starting from Saturday, May 30, as the country begins to ease coronavirus restrictions, state news agency KUNA reported...

 2020-05-28 21:30 

Bahrain News Agency

UK's Johnson eases lockdown as furore over aide rumbles on...
 2020-05-28 21:27 

JPost.com

Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top Chinese general says...

"If the possibility for peaceful reunification is lost, the people's armed forces will ... take all necessary steps to resolutely smash any separatist plots or actions," Li said....

 2020-05-28 21:27 

Ynetnews

Trump mulls bill that may scrap law that protects social media companies...
 2020-05-28 21:22 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait begins gradual return to normal life May 31 - PM...

KUWAIT, May 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait will begin gradual return to normal life on Sunday, May 31, taking into consideration health, economic and social aspects with main objective of defeating the coronavirus, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled...

 2020-05-28 21:20 

Al Jazeera

Top spellers in US prepare to crown national champion, from home...

Two teenagers create a new online competition to fill the void left by the cancellation the National Spelling Bee....

 2020-05-28 21:20 

Saudi Press Agency

Wall Street Closing...
 2020-05-28 21:20 

Al Jazeera

NYC outlines phased reopening as US coronavirus death toll climbs...

NYC mayor says he expects between 200,000 and 400,000 people to head back to work during the first phase....

 2020-05-28 21:11 

Ynetnews

Trump directs AG to boost enforcement of state laws on social media...
 2020-05-28 21:10 

Press TV

Iran says US must show respect or keep humiliating itself...

Tehran has hit out at the US State Department's special representative for his anti-Iran remarks....

 2020-05-28 21:08 

Gulf Times

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 2020-05-28 21:04 

SABA Net

Eight coronavirus infection cases registered in Taiz...

TAIZ - SABACoronavirus Emergency Committee in Taiz announced 8 more coronavirus infection cases on Thursday. This brings the registered infection cases in the governorate up to 40, out of which 10 cases died and 4 recovered, according the committee's ...

 2020-05-28 21:03 

Times of Israel

Blue and White removes Gantz anti-Netanyahu clips, Yesh Atid said to repost them...

Opposition activists reportedly kept access to YouTube account from joint election run; report comes amid resurfacing of tensions with Likud following Regev slight of GantzOpposition activists reportedly kept access to YouTube account from joint election ...

 2020-05-28 21:03 

Al Arabiya

Out-of-hospital heart attacks double during Paris coronavirus peak: Study...

Out-of-hospital heart attacks almost doubled during the height of the coronavirus in Paris, according to a new study that raised concerns over the indirect...

 2020-05-28 20:58 

The Peninsula Qatar

Dortmund, Favre facing tough questions after Bayern's 'big step'...

Borussia Dortmund visit bottom side Paderborn on Sunday with uncertainty surrounding the future of coach Lucien Favre after Tuesday's 1-0 defeat by Bayern Munich left their Bundesliga title dreams in tatters....

 2020-05-28 20:57 

Bahrain News Agency

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers...
 2020-05-28 20:55 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

Oman confirms 636 cases, 2,177 recoveries...
 2020-05-28 20:53 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait begins gradual return to normal life May 31 - PM...

KUWAIT, May 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait will begin gradual return to normal life on Sunday, May 31, taking into consideration health, economic and social aspects with main objective of defeating the coronavirus, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled...

 2020-05-28 20:48 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait begins gradual return to normal life May 31 - PM...
 2020-05-28 20:46 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait imposes 12-hour curfew as of May 31 - Min. Al-Saleh...
 2020-05-28 20:44 

SABA Net

First flight boarding trapped passengers from Jordon arrives at Sayoon airport...

SAYOON-SABAThe first flight carrying 151 Yemeni passengers were trapped abroad due to coronavirus arrived on Thursday at Sayoon international airport coming from the Jordanian capital Amman. The arrivals were subjected to the precautionary measures stipul...

 2020-05-28 20:43 

JPost.com

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 741 to 180,458- RKI...
 2020-05-28 20:40 

JPost.com

China says wants 'peaceful reunification' with Taiwan...

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