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 2020-07-08 01:08 

Press TV

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 2020-07-08 01:06 

Gulf Times

M&A activity in MEA region sees two deals above $10bn in Q2...

Mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) has largely been shielded from the global downturn in the opening half of 2020, according to Mergermarket's H1, 2020 Global Report, receiving two deals above $10bn in the second ...

 2020-07-08 01:06 

Kuwait News Agency

Mauritania reports two coronavirus-related death, 76 cases...

RABAT, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Mauritanian Ministry of Health announced Tuesday two more fatalities from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), which brought the death toll to 135. In his daily presser, Director of the Ministry's Public Health Dept. Ould Al-Z...

 2020-07-08 01:03 

Times of Israel

How Hebron became the epicenter of the West Bank's coronavirus outbreak...

Logging 82% of the Palestinian territory's COVID-19 cases, the city's unique social conditions have generated as many infections as Israel's three hardest-hit cities combinedLogging 82% of the Palestinian territory's COVID-19 cases, the ci...

 2020-07-08 01:03 

Gulf Times

When coronavirus robs you of your sense of smell...

"What I miss most is the smell of my son when I kiss him, the smell of my wife's body," says Jean-Michel Maillard....

 2020-07-08 01:01 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

COVID-19 exposes 'distorted picture' of progress on poverty: UN...

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed complacency and "misplaced triumphalism" by international aid organizations that have taken credit for progress on eradicating extreme poverty, a top United Nations rights official said....

 2020-07-08 01:01 

Kuwait News Agency

Egypt confirms 67 virus-related deaths, 1,057 cases...

CAIRO, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed 67 fatalities from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 1,057 more cases over the past 24 hours. The figures brought the country's death toll from the pandemic to 3,489 and the ...

 2020-07-08 01:00 

Times of Israel

Nasrallah says Hezbollah 'ready to do anything' to prevent annexation...

Terror chief says he received message from Hamas leader, vows to support Palestinians; blasts US ambassador to Lebanon after she accuses group of stealing from state coffersTerror chief says he received message from Hamas leader, vows to support Palestini...

 2020-07-08 01:00 

Gulf Times

Time for Middle East to implement global guidance for the safe restart of aviation...

Trust. Over decades, airlines have earned the trust of travellers to deliver them safely to their destination. Amid the Covid-19 crisis, the question of trust now extends to personal health....

 2020-07-08 00:59 

Saudi Press Agency

Covid-19 Cases Hit 5.9 Million in Western Hemisphere, WHO Says...
 2020-07-08 00:57 

FX Empire

The Crypto Daily The Movers and Shakers July 8th, 2020...

It's a bearish start to the day. A Bitcoin move through to $9,300 would support the broader pack......

 2020-07-08 00:56 

The Peninsula Qatar

HMC expands health services provided to the elderly...

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) announced the expansion of health services provided to the elderly....

 2020-07-08 00:52 

Press TV

Does UK Labor have a problem with anti-black racism?...

The UK Labour Party appears to be embroiled in a new anti-racism scandal. Only this time, the nature of the accusations is one of anti-black prejudice....

 2020-07-08 00:52 

Press TV

Pandemic may push 50 million Africans into extreme poverty: AfDB...

Some 50 million people in the African continent are forecasted to be pushed into extreme poverty as a result of the covid-19 pandemic....

 2020-07-08 00:51 

Press TV

Grim economic forecast for EU due to COVID-19...

An imposing banner has been erected on the side of the European Commission building saying "Next Generation EU"....

 2020-07-08 00:49 

Gulf Times

Barcelona 'have obligation to re-sign Messi'...

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu responded to a storm of speculation by saying on Tuesday that the club had "an obligation to re-sign" Lionel Messi, calling him "the best player in history"....

 2020-07-08 00:48 

Gulf Times

Batting holds key to series as England, Windies clash...

Batting could well determine which side emerges on top when international cricket resumes after months of coronavirus-enforced lockdown with the first Test between England and the West Indies at Southampton starting today....

 2020-07-08 00:44 

Gulf Times

All-rounders Stokes, Holder to lead from the front...

Two of the world's best all-rounders in Ben Stokes and Jason Holder will be captaining their respective sides when England face the West Indies in the first Test at Southampton starting today....

 2020-07-08 00:39 

Gulf Times

Ingram 'not very confident' about season restart...

New Orleans Pelicans All-Star forward Brandon Ingram isn't convinced the NBA restart will go off without a hitch....

 2020-07-08 00:38 

Gulf Times

Howard says he will play when season resumes in Orlando...

Center Dwight Howard said Monday night that he will play for the Los Angeles Lakers when the NBA season resumes later this month....

 2020-07-08 00:37 

Gulf Times

Mahomes agrees to 10-year extension with Chiefs...

The Chiefs have their guy for the long haul. Superstar quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has agreed to terms on a 10-year contract extension in Kansas City worth approximately half a billion dollars...

 2020-07-08 00:35 

Gulf Times

Nats, Astros cancel workouts over virus testing delay...

The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals and the team they beat for the title, the Houston Astros, called off practice Monday after not receiving results from Covid-19 tests taken Friday....

 2020-07-08 00:34 

Gulf Times

McLaren keen to repeat strong start in second Austrian race...

McLaren are keen to confirm on Sunday that their season-opening success from Lando Norris' third place and Carlos Sainzs' run to fifth in the Formula One season-opener was no fluke....

 2020-07-08 00:32 

Gulf Times

PSG Academy Qatar delivers free online summer camps...

Paris Saint-Germain Academy Qatar continues to support the local community during the Covid 19 pandemic by offering free online summer camps open to everyone willing to enjoy a unique football experience....

 2020-07-08 00:31 

Gulf Times

Baby crashes Pieters' Olympic plans but then came the virus...

Belgium's Thomas Pieters reckons he is one of just a handful of sportspeople who did a merry jig when this year's Olympic Games were postponed....

 2020-07-08 00:29 

Gulf Times

Sevilla inch closer to Champions League place with victory over Eibar...

Sevilla beat Eibar 1-0 in Spain's La Liga on Monday and look a good bet to qualify for the Champions League with four matches to play. The victory lifts fourth placed Sevilla six points clear of the team below them Villarreal, who were thumped by Barc...

 2020-07-08 00:29 

Kuwait News Agency

Egypt: Continued disparities on GERD...

CAIRO, July 7 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources affirmed Tuesday that there are continuous differences amongst Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on addressing measures regarding drought in relation to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Da...

 2020-07-08 00:28 

Gulf Times

Barcelona to give glimmer of hope to coach Setien...

Barcelona haven't thrown in the towel, read the front page of Mundo Deportivo after a night that offered hope to the team and a lifeline for their coach Quique Setien. Setien has been in charge for only three months of competitive football but looked ...

 2020-07-08 00:28 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Western powers seek condemnation of Syria over sarin attacks...

Western countries pushed members of the global chemical weapons watchdog Tuesday to formally condemn Syria after a probe explicitly blamed Damascus for nerve gas attacks for the first time....

 2020-07-08 00:26 

Gulf Times

QNB Stars League is tough, says Umm Salal's Sipovic...

Bosnia's Enes Sipovic has already made an impact with QNB Stars League side Umm Salal ever since he joined them in this year's January transfer window from his native club Zeljeznicar Sarajevo....

 2020-07-08 00:24 

Gulf Times

Clubs prepare for restart of QNB Stars League...

Qatari clubs have continued their ongoing preparations with the start of the countdown for the return of the QNB Stars League from July 24, after a long period of interruption that lasted for more than three months due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis...

 2020-07-08 00:23 

Gulf Times

Chelsea cling on to win five-goal thriller at Palace...

Chelsea moved up to third in the Premier League table after holding out to win a 3-2 thriller at Crystal Palace, while Danny Welbeck's stunning overhead kick moved Watford four points clear of the relegation zone by beating Norwich....

 2020-07-08 00:23 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Cabinet's appointment of new EDL board draws fire...

The Cabinet's appointment of a new board of directors to the state-run Eletricite du Liban, a key demand of international donors, came under fire from various opposition leaders, who dismissed the move as a sectarian carve-up of political spoils among...

 2020-07-08 00:19 

Kuwait News Agency

US begins formal withdrawal from WHO...

WASHINGTON, July 7 (KUNA) -- US Administration, on Tuesday, has notified the UN that it is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization (WHO). The Washington Post quoted a senior US official as saying that the notice of withdrawal was delivered...

 2020-07-08 00:15 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Wheat, fuel, medical supplies to remain at LL1,500 rate...

The price of wheat, fuel and medical supplies will remain pegged at the official exchange rate of LL1,500, Lebanon's Central Bank Governor Riadh Salameh said in televised news conference Tuesday evening....

 2020-07-08 00:12 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Biden: I'll rejoin WHO on my first day as President...

Democratic presidential frontrunner renounces Trump's decision to withdraw from World Health Organization....

 2020-07-08 00:09 

Times of Israel

New York Jewish Week putting print edition on hiatus after 150-year run...

Newspaper moves to 'digital-first model' amid economic downturn caused by virus crisisNewspaper moves to 'digital-first model' amid economic downturn caused by virus crisis...

 2020-07-08 00:06 

Gulf Times

Florida county denies new home to displaced Confederate statue...

Officials of a central Florida county yesterday voted to rescind a decision last year to give a new home to a Confederate statue being removed from a gallery in the US Capitol, saying the reversal would "bring the community together."...

 2020-07-08 00:05 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Dutch police arrest 6 men, uncover torture chamber...

Dutch police arrested six men after discovering sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed "torture chamber" complete with a dentist's chair, tools including pliers and scalpels and handcuffs, a high ranki...

 2020-07-08 00:01 

Gulf Times

Academy looks to spread ballet among Lagos poor...

A small group of Nigerian girls and boys wearing leotards and leggings limber up in a spare room at a run-down primary school with patches of damp on the walls....

 2020-07-08 00:00 

Gulf Times

Kenyans protesting police brutality are teargassed...

Kenyan police yesterday fired tear gas and arrested activists gathering for a march against perceived government injustice that has been given extra impetus this year by allegations by rights groups of police brutality during the Covid-19 lockdown....

 2020-07-08 00:00 

MehrNews.com

Kazakhstan eager to boost parliamentary coop. with Iran...

TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan Mulen imbaev congratulated Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf on his election as the Iranian parliamentary speaker....

 2020-07-07 23:58 

Kuwait News Agency

UNSC discusses promoting human rights, protecting civilians...

KUWAIT, July 7 (KUNA) -- The UN Security Council discussed on Tuesday contributions of the UN peace process to boosting and protecting human rights, and challenges facing human rights as well as ways of addressing them. Addressing the Council during a vir...

 2020-07-07 23:48 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

New York expands travel quarantine...

Visitors from three more US states who travel to New York will be required to quarantine for 14 days to control the spread of coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, as alarm grew over a surge in infections in large parts of the country....

 2020-07-07 23:41 

Times of Israel

Senate amendment would ban US defense funding from use in annexation...

Leading senators including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren support change to bill; AIPAC opposes, saying it will hamper Israel's national securityLeading senators including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren support change to bill; AIPAC opposes,...

 2020-07-07 23:40 

Gulf Times

Out with the tagline!...

Hey, Los Angeles, can we get some decent "wear the damn mask" PSAs going already?On Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state would finally be initiating a public awareness campaign and, while I applaud the "wear a mask, slow th...

 2020-07-07 23:37 

Press TV

Ambassador Masjedi: Security of Iran and Iraq is intertwined...

Iran's security is interrelated to that of Iraq despite the enemies' efforts to undermine the historical relations....

 2020-07-07 23:36 

Press TV

Russia, China veto UN approval of aid deliveries to Syria from Turkey...

Russia and China cast vetoes on Tuesday (July 7) to block the UN Security Council from extending its approval of aid deliveries to Syria from Turkey for a year, despite UN warnings that the lives of Syrian civilians depend on the cross-border access....

 2020-07-07 23:36 

The Peninsula Qatar

Dream is to have a team full of Scousers, says Liverpool boss Klopp...

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he was encouraged by the development of the club's academy graduates and hopes to have an entire squad of homegrown talent at his disposal in the future....

 2020-07-07 23:34 

Press TV

US policy against Lebanon not to weaken but strengthen Hezbollah: Nasrallah...

The Secretary General of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has censured the US interference in the country's internal affairs, saying Washington's hostile policy against Lebanon will not weaken the popular movement but will strengthen it....

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