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 2018-02-20 17:47 

Bahrain News Agency

Minister: Innovation necessary for improving productivity...
 2018-02-20 17:47 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Turkey releases leading pro-Kurdish politician...

Turkey Tuesday released the former co-leader of the country's main pro-Kurdish party, the group said, after she was detained over her opposition to Ankara's offensive in northern Syria....

 2018-02-20 17:46 

Bahrain News Agency

New mosque inaugurated in Muharraq...
 2018-02-20 17:42 

Gulf Times

France arrests three linked to Barcelona attacks: Spain...

Three people were arrested in France on Tuesday for alleged links to a suspect in last year's deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort, the Spanish interior ministry said Tuesday....

 2018-02-20 17:37 

Al Jazeera

Maldives extends state of emergency by 30 days...

Ruling party legislators approve extension of state of emergency on island nation, in a vote opposition says is illegal....

 2018-02-20 17:37 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Bombing of Syria's eastern Ghouta kills 45: Observatory...

Pro-government bombardment of the rebel-held eastern Ghouta area near Syria's capital Damascus killed 45 people Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor said....

 2018-02-20 17:35 

Press TV

Pro-Syrian government forces reportedly enter Afrin...

Pro-Syrian government forces reportedly enter Afrin region to help Syrian Kurds against Turkey's offensive....

 2018-02-20 17:34 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'Camel Law' passes first reading in Knesset...
 2018-02-20 17:34 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'Camel Law' passes first reading in Knesset...

Law to combat accidents caused by free-roaming Bedouin-owned camels passes 1st reading. 'The sooner it passes the more lives will be saved.'...

 2018-02-20 17:34 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Turkey's Erdogan says halted Syrian deployment into Afrin through talks...

Turkey managed to thwart a possible deployment of Syrian government forces into the northwestern Afrin region, President Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday, a day after he spoke to his Russian and Iranian counterparts....

 2018-02-20 17:32 

Gulf Times

Syrian state TV shows pro-government fighters enter Afrin...

Syrian state television showed a convoy of pro-government fighters entering the Kurdish-held Afrin region on Tuesday to help fend off a Turkish assault....

 2018-02-20 17:30 

Press TV

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 2018-02-20 17:30 

Ynetnews

Haley to Abbas: We are ready to talk, but we will not chase after you...

UNITED NATIONS - The United States is "ready to talk" Middle East peace with the Palestinians, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday in remarks directed at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting of the UN ...

 2018-02-20 17:29 

Press TV

Protesters in Chile force station closure over fare price hikes...

Baquedano metro station in central Santiago was forced to close on Monday, after dozens of people scaled turnstiles in protest of fare price hikes....

 2018-02-20 17:28 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Fire destroys tents in Syrian refugee camp in south Lebanon...

Over 15 tents were burned Monday night in a fire at a Syrian refugee settlement in Marjayoun's Wazzani in south Lebanon....

 2018-02-20 17:27 

Ynetnews

Polish minister says backs idea to create 'Polocaust' museum...

WARSAW - Polish Deputy Culture Minister Jaroslaw Sellin on Tuesday backed a call for building a "Polokaust" museum to commemorate Poles killed by the Nazis during World War Two, in comments that may further exacerbate tensions with Israel. This mo...

 2018-02-20 17:25 

Ynetnews

State asks High Court to postpone Netiv Ha'avot home demolitions...

The state asked the Supreme Court to postpone by three months the demolition of illegal homes in the settlement of Netiv Ha'avot. The state is seeking a workable solution for the residents....

 2018-02-20 17:21 

Ynetnews

Police detain 5 protesters at Ben Gurion Airport...

Police detained five protesters opposed to the expulsion of African migrants from Israel at Ben Gurion International Airport Tuesday....

 2018-02-20 17:20 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Camel-based baby formula to hit shelves in Dubai...

A UAE-based company has unveiled what it calls the world's first camel-based baby formula, an instant powder mix aimed mainly at infants allergic to cow's milk....

 2018-02-20 17:19 

Press TV

Myanmar to resettle stranded Rohingya Muslims...

Myanmar agrees to list and resettle some 6,000 Rohingya refugees stranded at the border with Bangladesh....

 2018-02-20 17:19 

Ynetnews

Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018...

UNITED NATIONS -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with key goals of full U.N. membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for resolving all issues with Israel for a two-state solut...

 2018-02-20 17:16 

Saudi Press Agency

Minister of Interior receives U.S. house of representatives committee chairman...
 2018-02-20 17:16 

The Peninsula Qatar

Emir receives written message from Sudan President...
 2018-02-20 17:15 

Bahrain News Agency

Customs Affairs awarded excellence prize...
 2018-02-20 17:15 

Bahrain News Agency

Premier's support for sport hailed...
 2018-02-20 17:14 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Israel to Abbas: 'You're not part of the solution - you're the problem'...
 2018-02-20 17:14 

Press TV

Bahrain bars opposition lawmakers from contesting in elections...

Bahrain has barred all members of the country's dissolved political parties from contesting in elections....

 2018-02-20 17:14 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'You're not part of the solution - you're the problem'...

Ambassador Danon blasts PA chief Abbas following address at UN Security Council. 'You're not part of the solution - you're the problem.'...

 2018-02-20 17:13 

Times of Israel

At UN, Abbas urges multilateral peace effort, lays out plan for talks...

In address to Security Council, Palestinian Authority president claims there are 13 million Palestinian refugees in Israel and abroadIn address to Security Council, Palestinian Authority president claims there are 13 million Palestinian refugees in Israel...

 2018-02-20 17:13 

Bahrain News Agency

Deputy Premier patronises BTC graduation ceremony...
 2018-02-20 17:12 

Bahrain News Agency

Community police services reviewed...
 2018-02-20 17:12 

The Peninsula Qatar

Road accident deaths in Qatar far below world average...

The average deaths in road traffic incidents in Qatar last year were 5.4 per 100,000 persons, a figure far below than world average of 17.4 per 100,000 persons....

 2018-02-20 17:09 

Saudi Press Agency

Environment Ministry Announces a Case of H5N8 Avian Flu in Kharj...
 2018-02-20 17:09 

Gulf Times

Qatar Airways says some orders may be upgraded to A350-1000...

Qatar Airways said some A350-900 orders may be upgraded to the Airbus A350-1000 range of planes, although it ruled out expanding orders for the Airbus A380 superjumbo for now....

 2018-02-20 17:09 

Al Arabiya

Leader of the Lebanese Forces Party: The Cedar Revolution continues...

Lebanese Forces Party leader Samir Geagea considered that the State of Lebanon is closely linked to the Cedar Revolution and not to Hezbollah or its...

 2018-02-20 17:08 

Saudi Press Agency

Minister Al-Fadhli Signs Capacity Building Agreement with UNDP...
 2018-02-20 17:07 

ISNA

Search operation on third day - Missing plane found...
 2018-02-20 17:07 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar adhering to Global Dryland Alliance commitments...

Qatar is working to fulfil its commitments for supporting the Global Dryland Alliance (GDA), said Minister of Municipality and Environment H E Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi....

 2018-02-20 17:06 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

German angered by immigration attacked refugees: Prosecutors...

Prosecutors in southwest Germany say a man who attacked and wounded three migrants with a knife apparently acted because he was angry about the government's refugee policy....

 2018-02-20 17:04 

Saudi Press Agency

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Receives Head of Ruling Party and Responsible for Hajj Affairs in Mauritius...
 2018-02-20 17:02 

Saudi Press Agency

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Receives Portuguese Ambassador-designate to the Kingdom...
 2018-02-20 17:00 

Haaretz Daily

What's different about this year's Oscars...

Finally, an Academy Awards ceremony to look forward to...

 2018-02-20 16:55 

FARS News Agency

UK Criticized for Selling Navy Flagship to Brazil for 84Mln...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The government of British Prime Minister Theresa May came under fire for selling the Royal Navy's flagship HMS Ocean to Brazil....

 2018-02-20 16:54 

FARS News Agency

Boko Haram Attacks Village in Nigeria, Fails to Abduct Girls...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Takfiri Boko Haram militants attacked a village in Northeast Nigeria, unsuccessfully attempting to kidnap girls at a boarding school there....

 2018-02-20 16:54 

Press TV

EU vows to retaliate if hit by US trade curbs...

A German newspaper says the EU has already drawn up specific retaliatory measures to counter the US....

 2018-02-20 16:54 

FARS News Agency

North Korea IOC Member Says 'Possible' to Co-Host Asian Winter Games With South Korea...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The North Korean member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Chang Ung said Tuesday that it is "possible" for the two Koreas to jointly hold the 2021 Asian Winter Games....

 2018-02-20 16:53 

FARS News Agency

First Photo: Wreckage of Crashed Iranian Plane Found...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A spokesman of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps announced on Tuesday that the IRGC helicopters have found the debris of the Iranian passenger plane that crashed on Sunday. [PHOTO]...

 2018-02-20 16:51 

FARS News Agency

Several Civilians Killed in US Airstrikes in Deir Ezzur...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US-led coalition fighter jets killed 16 civilians in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, local sources said on Tuesday....

 2018-02-20 16:51 

Al Jazeera

Iran officials find wreckage of deadly plane crash...

Iranian officials say they have located the site of a plane crash that killed all 65 people on board last week....

 2018-02-20 16:49 

FARS News Agency

IRCS Preparing to Transfer Bodies of Passengers Killed in Iran Plane Crash...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has mobilized its members to start operations to transfer the dead bodies of passengers killed in the recent ATR-72 passenger plane crash in a far-fetched mountainous area in the Central parts of the ....

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