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 2020-02-22 00:18 

Gulf Times

Trump rejects new warning of poll meddling...

President Donald Trump has dismissed reported warnings by US intelligence that Russia is meddling in this year's elections as a "hoax" planted by his Democratic rivals....

 2020-02-22 00:16 

Al Arabiya

Kuwait halts all flights to and from Iran amid coronavirus fears...

Kuwaitrsquo;s civil aviation authority decided on Friday to stop all flights to and from Iran amid fears from coronavirus outbreak, the state news...

 2020-02-22 00:15 

Gulf Times

Lesotho PM a no-show for murder charge...

Lesotho Premier Thomas Thabane failed yesterday to show up in court where he was due to be charged with murdering his estranged wife, prompting police to warn they could issue an arrest warrant....

 2020-02-22 00:13 

Press TV

First European dies from coronavirus in Italy as 10 towns locked down...

The first European to succumb to the coronavirus has died in Italy....

 2020-02-22 00:12 

Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Arabia's Passports Bans Expatriates from Travelling to Iran...
 2020-02-22 00:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon's economic crisis threatens the most vulnerable children...

According to most recent figures, 1.5 million Lebanese live below the poverty line, of whom 470,000 are children. In November, the World Bank warned that if confidence was not restored in Lebanon's crisis-hit economy, the poverty rate could rise to as...

 2020-02-22 00:09 

Haaretz Daily

Attorney general calls for suspending probe into police oversight unit until after Israeli election...

Avichai Mendelblit says committee investigating the Justice Ministry's unit into police misconduct may be motivated by political considerations in advance of March 2 election...

 2020-02-22 00:03 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

S.Sudan rebel leader to be appointed vice president...

South Sudan President Salva Kiir will on Friday formally appoint rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, ahead of a swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, the information minister said....

 2020-02-21 23:59 

Al Arabiya

Who is Abu Fadak 'the uncle' al-Mohammadawi, the new head of PMU militias?...

The Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) militia group has named Abu Fadak al-Mohammadawi as its new leader, succeeding Abu Mahdi...

 2020-02-21 23:56 

Gulf Times

Stunning Spirit on display as Barzalona completes treble...

French raider wins ITM Cup; Alban de Mieulle saddles four winners, including Umm Qarn's Aahil in the Gulf Cup...

 2020-02-21 23:54 

Gulf Times

Coronavirus weakens job market for record number of Chinese graduates...

The coronavirus outbreak is denting the prospects of this year's record 8.7mn-strong Chinese university graduating class, with many students stuck at home just as the corporate recruitment season usually swings into high gear....

 2020-02-21 23:54 

Kuwait News Agency

EU leaders fail to reach agreement on long-term budget...

BRUSSELS, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Leaders of the 27-member European Union Friday failed to reach an agreement on the Union's budget for the next seven years, 2021-2027, after two days of intensive talks in Brussels. "In the last days we have worked very ...

 2020-02-21 23:53 

Gulf Times

Teams ready for testing at Qatar's Losail circuit...

After the Sepang Test and Fabio Quartararo's (Petronas Yamaha SRT) full house of fastest laps across the three days, it's time to get suited and booted for another three-day Official Test the second and final, at Losail International Circuit in Qa...

 2020-02-21 23:51 

Gulf Times

Halep in top form to set up Rybakina final showdown...

'It's fun when you feel the ball and when you can do anything you want'...

 2020-02-21 23:51 

Al Jazeera

China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates...

Lebanon and Israel report first coronavirus cases as toll in Iran rises, prompting Kuwait to cut air links with Tehran....

 2020-02-21 23:49 

Gulf Times

Jamieson walks tall with dream debut as NZ on top on Day 1...

'He was getting a lot of bounce, especially since the wicket was soft'...

 2020-02-21 23:49 

Kuwait News Agency

UN urges swift action to alleviate suffering of refugees on Greek islands...

GENEVA, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Friday called for urgent action to address the increasingly desperate situation of refugees and migrants in reception centres in the Aegean islands. Conditions in facilities on L...

 2020-02-21 23:47 

Gulf Times

Kings beat Zalmi in a thriller; Gladiators start campaign with victory...

Karachi Kings opened their HBL PSL 2020 campaign with a thrilling 10-run win over Peshawar Zalmi at Karachi's National Stadium yesterday....

 2020-02-21 23:44 

Gulf Times

Sabitov trumps local aces to win Big Tour title...

Kyrgyzstan's Kamil Sabitov spoiled the home party as he won the Big Tour title at the HH The Amir Sword Equestrian championship yesterday....

 2020-02-21 23:42 

Times of Israel

Auschwitz museum demands Amazon drop 'Nazi propaganda' books...

Holocaust memorial organization condemns Jeff Bezos, online marketplace for selling World War II-era anti-Semitic children's books in German, EnglishHolocaust memorial organization condemns Jeff Bezos, online marketplace for selling World War II-era a...

 2020-02-21 23:42 

Bahrain News Agency

Big trade differences remain ahead of Trump's India trip: U.S. official...
 2020-02-21 23:37 

Gulf Times

Thompson in lead after 2nd round...

England's Brandon Robinson Thompson soared into a two-stroke second-round lead with a three-under par 69 at the Qatar Open Amateur Championship yesterday....

 2020-02-21 23:36 

Press TV

Trump administration seeks to continue to divide and conquer the Islamic world: Scholar...

An American scholar says the Trump administration, which is run by the gangsters whose headquarters are in Tel Aviv and occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, wants to continue to divide and conquer the Islamic world....

 2020-02-21 23:35 

Gulf Times

Women ready for rocking week of tennis...

World No 1 Ashleigh Barty leads seven of the top-10 players in Premier 5 event...

 2020-02-21 23:30 

Bahrain News Agency

China suspends more penalties on US goods after trade truce...
 2020-02-21 23:27 

Kuwait News Agency

EU seeks stronger cooperation with int'l community for peaceful cyberspace...

BRUSSELS, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- The European Union and its Member States Friday called upon the international community to continue to strengthen their cooperation in favour of a global, open, stable, peaceful and secure cyberspace. "We call upon the inter...

 2020-02-21 23:22 

Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Ambassador to Ghana Attends Annual Speech Ceremony of Ghanaian President...
 2020-02-21 23:22 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait's Kazma SC beat Iraq's Peshmerga SC 3-1 in Arab volleyball tourney...

CAIRO, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Kazma SC Volleyball team defeated Iraq's Peshmerga 3-1 on Friday in the opening matches of the fourth group in the 48th Arab volleyball tournament for Clubs, hosted in Egypt. The match, which took place at the Cair...

 2020-02-21 23:20 

Gulf Times

Own goal gives Sailiya 1-0 win over QSC...

Al Sailiya defeated Qatar SC 1-0, courtesy of an own goal by Elmehdi Barrahma in the 84th minute, as they moved to 20 points in the QNB Stars League yesterday. Qatar SC remained on 16 points....

 2020-02-21 23:18 

Gulf Times

Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally to start at Souq Waqif...

'It's great to be a part of this team for the first time'...

 2020-02-21 23:16 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Pompeo meets new Sultan of Oman...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Oman's new leader Sultan Haitham bin Tariq in Muscat Friday, Omani state media said, during the top American diplomat's final stop in a tour of African and Gulf states....

 2020-02-21 23:12 

Gulf Times

Japan factory activity shrinks at fastest pace since 2012 in February...

Japan's factory activity suffered its steepest contraction in seven years in February, as the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China reinforced the risk of a recession in the world's third-largest economy....

 2020-02-21 23:12 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Coronavirus spreads in Middle East as death toll hits 4 in Iran...

New coronavirus cases surged across the Middle East on Friday, after a rapid spread in Iran, where authorities say the death toll from the virus has hit four, prompting alarm and travel bans....

 2020-02-21 23:11 

Gulf Times

US-India trade deal unlikely before Trump's visit to India...

The United States and India are unlikely to reach a limited trade agreement in time for US President Donald Trump's visit to India next week as proposed new Indian tariffs have complicated negotiations, the head of a US-based business group said on Th...

 2020-02-21 23:11 

Kuwait News Agency

Taliban confirms agreement to sign peace deal...

ISLAMABAD, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Taliban rebels on Friday confirmed to agree signing of Afghan peace deal with United States on February 29 to end 18-year long war in Afghanistan. Afghan Taliban rebels in a statement to media confirmed that the US-Taliban deal...

 2020-02-21 23:07 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

India doesn't want monkeys attacking Trump during Taj Mahal visit...

Police plan to use slingshots during the president's upcoming visit to ward off hundreds of aggressive monkeys living near the centuries-old mausoleum....

 2020-02-21 23:05 

Times of Israel

Sanders blasts Russia amid reports Moscow helping his campaign...

Democratic presidential hopeful tells Russians to 'stay out of American elections' as Trump pushes back against reports Putin trying to help him winDemocratic presidential hopeful tells Russians to 'stay out of American elections' as Trump...

 2020-02-21 22:49 

Press TV

Iran 2020 Elections 1...
 2020-02-21 22:49 

Kuwait News Agency

French, German leaders discuss Idlib situation with Turkish President Erdogan...

PARIS, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a conference call Friday with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the situation in Idlib Province, Syria, and to exchange on the recent developmen...

 2020-02-21 22:48 

Press TV

The Debate...
 2020-02-21 22:42 

Times of Israel

Bloomberg says 3 women who filed suits against him can be released from NDAs...

Following scrutiny, attacks by rival Elizabeth Warren, former NYC mayor says his company will no longer use nondisclosure agreements 'to resolve claims of sexual harassment'Following scrutiny, attacks by rival Elizabeth Warren, former NYC mayor sa...

 2020-02-21 22:38 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait Int'l Motocross Race kicks off...

KUWAIT, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait International Motocross Race 2020 kick-started on Friday evening at the Motocross Track of Kuwait Motor Town with racers from around the globe taking part. The two-day event is co-organized by Kuwait International Automobil...

 2020-02-21 22:36 

FX Empire

European Equities: A Week in Review 22/02/20...

Coronavirus news updates from South Korea and beyond sunk the majors, with better than expected stats unable to shift risk sentiment....

 2020-02-21 22:36 

Gulf Times

Pain for Asian banks is just starting as virus batters loans...

The cost of the deadly coronavirus is starting to add up for banks across Asia. Lenders from HSBC Holdings Plc to the three biggest banks in Singapore have warned that the virus and related economic slowdown will likely force them to set aside more money ...

 2020-02-21 22:34 

Gulf Times

Asian bourses end lower on fears over spreading virus...

A spike in new virus cases outside China spooked Asian markets yesterday after Wall Street pulled back from record highs as more companies warned earnings could be hurt by the epidemic....

 2020-02-21 22:32 

Gulf Times

China's traders throw away script after virus jolts stock markets...

China's stock traders are navigating the vagaries of the country's coronavirus data for clues on when euphoria fanned by Beijing's emergency support measures may peak....

 2020-02-21 22:31 

Gulf Times

Investors in 'show me' mode after growth slips at Canada banks...

After posting the weakest annual profit growth since 2016, Canada's banks now must prove to investors that it's still worth buying their shares....

 2020-02-21 22:29 

Gulf Times

Money managers expect more weakness in euro...

It's too early to call an end to the euro's rout, even after its worst start to a year since 2015.Money managers from Aberdeen Asset Management to Pinebridge Investments expect more weakness in the common currency....

 2020-02-21 22:27 

Gulf Times

NBK Heavy Equipment records 15.3% overall growth in 2019...

Nasser Bin Khaled Heavy Equipment, a subsidiary of NBK Group, recorded a successful year in 2019, with an overall growth of 15.3% compared to 2018. The growth was the result of sales increase in the Power Generation and Construction & Concrete Divisions...

 2020-02-21 22:25 

Gulf Times

'Made in Qatar' Kuwait edition sees large turnout on third day...

Qatar Chamber (QC) Chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani toured the pavilions of the 'Made in Qatar' exhibition being held in Kuwait....

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