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 2020-06-06 00:23 

Gulf Times

Bending the curve of fake pandemic news...

Would you believe that the coronavirus was developed by a government to weaken its foreign rivals? Or that "patriots" created it to foment a revolution against "big government" and the "deep state"?...

 2020-06-06 00:23 

Gulf Times

Protests held in West Bank against annexation plan...

Palestinians in the West Bank yesterday rallied to mark 53 years of Israeli occupation and protest against the Jewish state's plans to annex part of the territory....

 2020-06-06 00:20 

Gulf Times

Racial unrest raises questions for Corporate America...

As the US grapples with an escalating racial justice crisis on top of a public health emergency, Corporate America faces calls to go beyond reassuring PR touting diversity....

 2020-06-06 00:19 

Press TV

Islam:Inspiration...
 2020-06-06 00:16 

Gulf Times

Senator criticises delayed assistance for frontliners...

Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go has slammed officials and personnel behind the delayed release of legal compensation to frontliners who got sick with or died of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), daring them to leave their jobs....

 2020-06-06 00:14 

Gulf Times

Govt mulls new round of aid for jeepney drivers...

The government is studying the possibility of giving another round of cash assistance to jeepney drivers, Malacanang said, as passenger jeepneys remain banned amid the implementation of general community quarantine....

 2020-06-06 00:10 

Press TV

Libya: Fireworks light up Tripoli sky after GNA claims control of wider area...

Residents of Tripoli launched fireworks into the air on Thursday to celebrate the announcement of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) that its forces had retaken control of all administrative borders of Greater Tripoli from the Libyan Nation...

 2020-06-06 00:09 

Times of Israel

Twitter, Facebook disable Trump campaign's Floyd video tribute over copyright...

Companies say they received a claim against campaign clip; Instagram also removes the video, though it remained available on YouTube on Friday nightCompanies say they received a claim against campaign clip; Instagram also removes the video, though it rema...

 2020-06-06 00:07 

FX Empire

The Weekly Wrap Stimulus, Stimulus, and Stimulus. Who Needs Safe Havens?...

It was quite a week for riskier assets. The markets responded to fiscal and monetary policy support and a slew of positive economic data....

 2020-06-06 00:07 

Haaretz Daily

Bolsonaro threatens World Health Organization exit as coronavirus kills 'a Brazilian per minute'...

Emulating Donald Trump, Brazilian president threatens to leave epidemic-busting body, arguing it is a 'partisan political organization'...

 2020-06-06 00:04 

Press TV

United States is a racist society: African-American journalist...

The United States is a racist society and it has to change in order to regain some type of credibility on the international level, an African-American journalist and political analyst in Detroit says....

 2020-06-06 00:03 

JPost.com

Why US commentators blame small white fringe groups for US protests...

First it was "white supremacists," then "Antifa" and now "Boogaloo" that are portrayed as exploiting US protests to stoke violence....

 2020-06-06 00:02 

Kuwait News Agency

US Nat'l Guard deploys over 41,000 forces to deal with unrest...

WASHINGTON, June 5 (KUNA) - UN National Guard said Friday it deployed more than 41,000 forces in over 30 States to help local troops deal with unrest that broke out after killing of George Floyd, an African-American, by a policeman in the State of Minneso...

 2020-06-05 23:57 

Press TV

Palestinians come out in force to protest US-backed Israel plan...

Hundreds rally in southern West Bank against a United States-backed Israeli plan to annex huge swathes of the occupied territory....

 2020-06-05 23:49 

JPost.com

Joe Biden secures the Democratic presidential nomination...

The achievement was a formality after Biden became the presumptive nominee when his main rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, quit the race in April....

 2020-06-05 23:48 

Press TV

NBA approves plan to resume season in July...

The NBA's Board of Governors have approved a plan to restart the suspended season on the 31st of July at the Disney World in Florida amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-06-05 23:47 

Times of Israel

As US protests calm, demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens...

With rallies entering a more subdued phase, activists are working to convert anger and grief into long-term actionWith rallies entering a more subdued phase, activists are working to convert anger and grief into long-term action...

 2020-06-05 23:45 

Gulf Times

Liverpool clear to win title at Anfield after change to neutral venue plans...

Should Man City lose at home to Arsenal then Liverpool could win the title against Everton on Sunday 21 June...

 2020-06-05 23:43 

Gulf Times

No place like home? Not in German Bundesliga...

Various quirks of the Bundesliga's return after a hiatus of more than two months due to the coronavirus have included disinfecting match balls, banning handshakes and installing cardboard cutouts of fans, but one factor has impacted results from top t...

 2020-06-05 23:43 

Kuwait News Agency

French, Tunisian leaders discuss coronavirus, Libya...

PARIS, June 5 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron held a telephone conversation on Friday with his Tunisian counterpart Kais Saied in the framework of promoting bilateral cooperation and reviewing regional issues, Macron's office said in a stat...

 2020-06-05 23:42 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Optional home self-Isolation for asymptomatic active COVID-19 cases...
 2020-06-05 23:41 

Gulf Times

AFC announces proposed dates for Asian Qualifiers...

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), in consultation with FIFA, yesterday announced the proposed match dates for the remaining matches of Round 2 in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Asian Qualifiers, which were originally sche...

 2020-06-05 23:39 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

UN experts condemn modern-day 'racial terror lynchings' in US...

Independent UN rights experts called Friday for systemic reform in the United States following the killings of George Floyd and other African Americans they said resembled "modern-day racial terror lynchings"....

 2020-06-05 23:33 

Gulf Times

Qatar 2022 stadiums continue to take shape...

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) remains on track to deliver all eight stadiums for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 well ahead of schedule....

 2020-06-05 23:33 

JPost.com

Sole success story from Arab Spring may be undermined by unemployment...

Tunisia's revolution in troubled waters...

 2020-06-05 23:28 

Al Arabiya

US set to slash number of troops in Germany by more than a quarter: WSJ report...

US President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to slash the number of troops it maintains in Germany by more than a quarter in the coming months, the W...

 2020-06-05 23:25 

Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Human Resources Approves Mechanisms for Attendance at Workplaces in Jeddah...
 2020-06-05 23:24 

Gulf Times

Sancho, Akanji fined for getting haircuts without face masks...

Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho and Manuel Akanji were fined an unspecified amount by the German Football League (DFL) yesterday for failing to wear face masks during a visit from a hair dresser....

 2020-06-05 23:24 

Kuwait News Agency

UAE reports 624 new coronavirus infections...

KUWAIT, June 5 (KUNA) - The United Arab Emirates, on Friday, confirmed 624 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number in the gulf state to 37,642. The UAE news agency (WAM) quoted the ministry of health and prevention as saying in a statement tha...

 2020-06-05 23:22 

Press TV

Palestinians mark Naksa Day in Gaza Strip...

Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip held several events on Friday to mark the Naksa Day or the day of setback....

 2020-06-05 23:22 

Gulf Times

Line crossed in attack on Benfica bus, says German star Weigl...

Weigl and teammate Zivkovic were hit by shrapnel as the bus was stoned while returning to Benfica's training ground following their goalless draw at home to Tondela...

 2020-06-05 23:18 

Gulf Times

Fromm sorry for 'elite white people' text...

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm apologized on Thursday for using the words "elite white people" in a text message sent last year....

 2020-06-05 23:16 

Gulf Times

Silver walks back idea of restrictions for older coaches...

'The conversation should never be solely about a person's age'...

 2020-06-05 23:16 

JPost.com

One injured from gunshot wound in Shefa-Amr...
 2020-06-05 23:14 

FX Empire

European Equities: A Week in Review 06/06/20...

Economic data, fiscal stimulus, and an apparent easing of tension between the U.S and China deliver a major gain for the European majors....

 2020-06-05 23:09 

Gulf Times

Chahar believes IPL will be a great way to start season...

'I have had injuries in the past and I knew how to go about it and come back stronger'...

 2020-06-05 23:09 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Protesters march in Sidon, oppose conflicting demands between groups...

As Lebanon braces for a weekend of mass demonstrations marred by conflicting demands, dozens of protesters marched through the streets of Sidon Friday, making a point to protest under the original demands of the Oct. 17 uprising to overhaul the political ...

 2020-06-05 23:07 

JPost.com

'The protesters are praying with their feet. Why can't we pray in shuls?'...

There's a double standard at play here. If religious Americans can and are coming together to mourn the life of George Floyd in the streets, they can and should be able to do the same in the pews....

 2020-06-05 23:07 

Gulf Times

Tokyo to skip one-year Olympic countdown over virus...

Tokyo is likely to scrap events marking a year to go until the postponed 2020 Olympic Games, fearing a celebration would be inappropriate during the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese media said yesterday....

 2020-06-05 23:06 

Times of Israel

Iran FM throws ball back in Trump's court on nuclear deal...

After US leader hails successful prisoner swap as sign diplomacy can work, Zarif says it's up to the president to fix the broken international accordAfter US leader hails successful prisoner swap as sign diplomacy can work, Zarif says it's up to t...

 2020-06-05 22:52 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

UN agency: Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal...

The United Nations' atomic watchdog agency says Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of its deal with world powers....

 2020-06-05 22:51 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

French military kills Al-Qaeda leader in North Africa...

France says its military forces killed Al-Qaeda's North Africa chief, Abdelmalek Droukdel, in operation in Mali....

 2020-06-05 22:42 

Times of Israel

US circles proposal to extend Iran arms embargo among Security Council members...

Russia has said Moscow will oppose any US attempt to extend the embargo, which expires on October 18, and reimpose UN sanctionsRussia has said Moscow will oppose any US attempt to extend the embargo, which expires on October 18, and reimpose UN sanctions...

 2020-06-05 22:40 

Kuwait News Agency

Turkey confirms 18 coronavirus deaths, 930 infections...

KUWAIT, June 5 (KUNA) -- Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on Friday that 18 people died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours while 930 persons tested positive for the disease. Koca was quoted by the Anadolu news agency, monitored ...

 2020-06-05 22:35 

JPost.com

Rabbis call for mourning day over George Floyd, Palestinian man killings...

"We declare that this Friday we will observe a Taanit. A day of mourning which is to lament over the danger of the diminishing and destruction of human morality."...

 2020-06-05 22:31 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Wear masks in public says WHO...

The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its guidance Friday to recommend that governments ask everyone to wear fabric face masks in public areas where there is a risk of transmission of COVID-19 to help reduce the spread of the pandemic disease....

 2020-06-05 22:31 

Kuwait News Agency

IAEA criticizes Iran's "non-cooperation" with inspectors...

VIENNA, June 5 (KUNA) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency Friday criticized Iran's "non-cooperation" with the IAEA to reach sites that were supposed to be inspected, and addressing outstanding issues related to its nuclear program. IAEA ...

 2020-06-05 22:31 

MehrNews.com

Switzerland welcomes Iran, US' humanitarian gesture by releasing prisoners...

TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) Switzerland has welcomed the recent move by Tehran and Washington to release and repatriate American and Iranian nationals....

 2020-06-05 22:26 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

New Academic year to start in September...
 2020-06-05 22:24 

Gulf Times

UK car dealership motors out of virus lockdown...

At the Vauxhall car showroom in Chingford, just northeast of London, business is motoring ahead after Britain lifted lockdown restrictions this week on the coronavirus-ravaged sector....

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