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 2020-02-18 00:01 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Satellite photos show damage from air strike in Damascus...

Attack attributed to Israel destroyed weapons storage sites at Damascus International Airport. Israel not commenting....

 2020-02-17 23:59 

Gulf Times

Turkey's central bank seen easing again with 50-bpt cut...

Turkey's central bank is expected to lower its policy rate by 50 basis points to 10.75% this week, a Reuters poll showed on Monday, which would be its sixth consecutive cut in an aggressive easing cycle aimed at boosting economic growth....

 2020-02-17 23:57 

Gulf Times

Bangladesh's Islamic finance industry keeps booming with no slowdown in sight...

Recent news that Bangladesh's central bank approved the conversion of two more local banks to fully-fledged Islamic banks warrants taking a closer look at the Shariah-compliant banking and finance industry in the world's fourth-most populous Musli...

 2020-02-17 23:56 

Gulf Times

Xi recounts early role in coronavirus battle...

In an internal speech at a meeting of the core Chinese leadership (on Feb 3), President Xi Jinping spelled out his plan to contain the coronavirus crisis. Analysts said the internal speech was unusual for being released to the public, relatively soon afte...

 2020-02-17 23:55 

Press TV

Sanders tweets photo of Trump, Bloomberg golfing...

US Senator Bernie Sanders has tweeted a photo, showing former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg golfing with President Donald Trump....

 2020-02-17 23:54 

Gulf Times

Trudeau cancels diplomatic trip to Caribbean over Canada gas pipeline protests...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cancelled an official visit to the Caribbean at the last minute due to indigenous protests that have paralysed railways in eastern Canada for more than a week, his office said on Sunday....

 2020-02-17 23:54 

Gulf Times

Ghana is fast becoming frontier investors' new best friend...

Midway through the last quarter of 2019, investors looking at Ghana saw a slowing economy, creeping inflation and a currency that had declined against the dollar for 25 straight years. Barely six weeks into the new year, the picture has changed....

 2020-02-17 23:52 

Gulf Times

Trump kicks off Daytona 500 race with loop in the 'Beast'...

President Donald Trump on Sunday took a loop around the Daytona 500 racetrack in his presidential limousine, drawing cheers from fans at Nascar's most prestigious race not long after completing a dramatic flyby on Air Force One....

 2020-02-17 23:51 

Gulf Times

Coronavirus jitters weigh on Asian equity markets...

Fears about the economic fallout from the new coronavirus weighed on Asian markets yesterday as the death toll in China from the epidemic rose and infections topped 70,500....

 2020-02-17 23:51 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russian woman who fled virus quarantine sent back to hospital...

A Russian court Monday ordered a woman to be forcibly returned to coronavirus quarantine in a Saint Petersburg hospital after she escaped and went home....

 2020-02-17 23:49 

Haaretz Daily

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 2020-02-17 23:49 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Thank you, Druze vets...

Who is this minority group and why are they fiercely loyal to the Jewish State?...

 2020-02-17 23:44 

Gulf Times

Euro struggles near 3-year low as traders fret about economic slowdown...

The euro struggled near 3-year lows yesterday as investors worried about weakening growth in the region, while Chinese efforts to limit the damage from a coronavirus outbreak appeared to calm markets, with the yuan and Australian dollar supported....

 2020-02-17 23:40 

Gulf Times

Japan suffers worst economic slump in 5 years on tax hike...

Japan has suffered its worst quarterly GDP contraction in more than five years, with a tax hike and a deadly typhoon taking a toll on the world's third-largest economy....

 2020-02-17 23:37 

Gulf Times

Soldiers, rebels hastily gather in South Sudan...

Former South Sudanese rebels in T-shirts and sandals marched alongside government forces in a display meant to reassure international monitors that progress is being made on tasks related to forming a long-delayed unity government....

 2020-02-17 23:36 

Gulf Times

Singapore lowers its 2020 economic growth estimate...

Singapore cut its economic growth forecast for this year yesterday as the coronavirus batters tourist arrivals and trade....

 2020-02-17 23:36 

Gulf Times

900,000 displaced by fighting in Syria since December: UN...

A Russian-backed regime offensive in northwest Syria has displaced 900,000 people since the start of December, and babies are dying of cold because aid camps are full, the UN said yesterday....

 2020-02-17 23:35 

Times of Israel

France confirms first case of ruinous tomato virus...

Virus, which is not harmful to humans, first reported in 2014 at greenhouses in Israel before it spread to Europe and AmericaVirus, which is not harmful to humans, first reported in 2014 at greenhouses in Israel before it spread to Europe and America...

 2020-02-17 23:33 

Gulf Times

PBoC cuts rate for 1-yr loans to support banks...

China's central bank provided medium-term funding to commercial lenders and cut the interest rate it charges for the money, a move widely anticipated by analysts to cushion the economy from the virus epidemic....

 2020-02-17 23:31 

Gulf Times

Filipina patrols help in keeping drug killings at bay...

Late each night, a dozen women chat and share a meal before hitting the narrow streets of a Manila suburb where a death squad once roamed....

 2020-02-17 23:29 

Gulf Times

Banana group says virus dampens exports to China...

Work stoppages and market closures in China stemming from a coronavirus epidemic are hurting small and medium-sized banana growers in the Philippines, the world's second largest exporter of the fruit, an industry group said yesterday....

 2020-02-17 23:28 

Press TV

US mulls cutting Huawei off from global chip suppliers, with TSMC in crosshairs...

The Trump administration is considering changing US regulations to allow it to block shipments of chips to Huawei Technologies from companies such as Taiwan's TSMC....

 2020-02-17 23:28 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Syria's Assad says major gains against rebels not yet end of 9-year conflict...

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday recent rapid gains in a Russian-backed military offensive that has recaptured large tracts of territory from rebels was not the end of Syria's nine-year conflict....

 2020-02-17 23:28 

Kuwait News Agency

EU FMs discuss US plan for Mideast peace...

BRUSSELS, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- European Union Foreign Affairs Council on Monday discussed the Middle East peace process, including the recent US proposals for peace in the region, and how best to relaunch a political process that is acceptable to both Palesti...

 2020-02-17 23:22 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Leaked data shows China's Uighurs detained due to religion...

For decades, the Uighur imam was a bedrock of his farming community in China's far west. On Fridays, he preached Islam as a religion of peace. On Sundays, he treated the sick with free herbal medicine. In the winter, he bought coal for the poor....

 2020-02-17 23:20 

Gulf Times

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 2020-02-17 23:08 

Gulf Times

Social democracy beats democratic socialism...

It used to be an unwritten rule of US politics that a socialist could never qualify for high national office. But now a self-proclaimed "democratic socialist," US Senator Bernie Sanders, is the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nom...

 2020-02-17 23:06 

Gulf Times

Guardiola's plans hit by City's European ban...

Manchester City's two-year ban from European football could undermine manager Pep Guardiola's attempt to rebuild the team after a disappointing failure to compete with Liverpool in the Premier League title race this season....

 2020-02-17 23:05 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

EU will respond to Trump plan after Israeli election...

Foreign affairs chief says EU won't pass official resolutions on Trump's peace plan until "after Israeli elections"....

 2020-02-17 23:04 

Gulf Times

India's use of facial recognition tech during protests causes stir...

When artist Rachita Taneja heads out to protest in New Delhi, she covers her face with a pollution mask, a hoodie or a scarf to reduce the risk of being identified by police facial recognition software....

 2020-02-17 23:04 

Saudi Press Agency

General Entertainment Authority receives delegation from US Congress...
 2020-02-17 23:04 

Saudi Press Agency

Presidency of State Security, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology sign cooperation agreement...
 2020-02-17 23:00 

Kuwait News Agency

EU's top diplomat touts relations with Kuwait...

BRUSSELS, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- European Union High Representative Josep Borrell on Monday described his recent meeting with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah as "good."In statements to KUNA on the sidelines of the E...

 2020-02-17 22:58 

Times of Israel

Record number of anti-Semitic incidents documented in the Netherlands in 2019...

182 cases mark a 35% increase over 2018; threats, insults and assaults on the street or in the workplace doubled; boycott Israel activists behind 18 events182 cases mark a 35% increase over 2018; threats, insults and assaults on the street or in the workp...

 2020-02-17 22:53 

Press TV

UN chief, UNHCR praise Iran for hosting Afghan refugees...

The UN secretary-general and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees have praised Iran and Pakistan for hosting Afghan refugees for four decades....

 2020-02-17 22:46 

Gulf Times

Sadd face high-flying Sepahan, Duhail take on Taawoun...

'I saw Sepahan's last match, and it was a surprise to me that they won by 4-0. There is no doubt it will be a tough match'...

 2020-02-17 22:44 

Gulf Times

Al-Attiyah tops quality Qatar Cross-Country Rally field from 17 nations...

Defending champion Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah tops the entry for next week's Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally (MQCCR) on a quality list announced by the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) yesterday....

 2020-02-17 22:44 

Al Jazeera

UK PM's adviser quits amid backlash over comments on IQ, race...

Andrew Sabisky once suggested black people had lower IQs and discussed the benefits of forced contraception....

 2020-02-17 22:43 

Haaretz Daily

Gantz, Lapid vow to 'rehabilitate' relationship with Democratic Party, American Jews if elected...

The Kahol Lavan leader says that the 'deal of the century' suggesting possible land swaps and transfers of population between Israel and a future Palestinian state is the aspect of the plan that 'bothers' him the most...

 2020-02-17 22:43 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

EU rights envoy sounds alarm on Qatar freedom of speech...

Qatar should scrap several laws which impede free speech and expression, the EU's human rights envoy said Monday at an event in Doha promoting the online rights of activists....

 2020-02-17 22:43 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait soccer team lose to Mauritania 2-0 in U-20 Arab Cup...

RIYADH, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's national football team were defeated by Mauritania 2-0 in the first match of the U-20 Arab Cup on Monday. Mauritania scored in the 26th minute of the match held at Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium in the Saudi city of A...

 2020-02-17 22:40 

Gulf Times

Aspire top group after draw against Rangers...

Both sides were assured of qualification to knock out stage after victories over Suwon Samsung...

 2020-02-17 22:37 

Gulf Times

Qatar Airways celebrates partnership with the All Nepal Football Association League...

Qatar Airways 'A' Division Martyr's Memorial League 2019-2020 season concluded on Saturday with the final taking place at the Dashrath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal....

 2020-02-17 22:35 

Gulf Times

Dortmund's Haaland goes head-to-head with PSG star Mbappe...

Could Mbappe and Haaland be the next duo to dominate football?...

 2020-02-17 22:34 

Times of Israel

Bernie Sanders releases new 'proud to be Jewish' campaign video...

Clip blames Trump for rise in anti-Semitism and for empowering neo-Nazis; also says he looks forward to becoming 'first Jewish president in the history of this country'Clip blames Trump for rise in anti-Semitism and for empowering neo-Nazis; also ...

 2020-02-17 22:32 

Gulf Times

Thousands enjoy Qatar National Sport Day activities at Losail...

For the fourth consecutive year, Losail Circuit Sports Club organised Qatar National Sport Day activities for ladies and children only, giving them the opportunity to exercise and enjoy this day in an outdoor facility in full privacy....

 2020-02-17 22:31 

Gulf Times

Brexit trade deal or not, UK consumers face higher EU prices...

UK consumers will face higher prices on goods coming from the European Union after Brexit, whether Boris Johnson signs a free trade agreement with the bloc or not, according to a major business group....

 2020-02-17 22:30 

Gulf Times

Scott wins by two strokes at Riviera; Woods stumbles...

'This is an important step for whatever this next few years is in my career'...

 2020-02-17 22:28 

Gulf Times

Lagarde confronts political cost of ECB's subzero rate policy...

"Nobody trusts you," lawmaker Joerg Meuthen told European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde, switching briefly to English during a tirade in his native German. "You should be aware of that."...

 2020-02-17 22:27 

Gulf Times

Hosting Super Cup in Doha beneficial for all, says Eto'o...

'It's good for the fans, it's good for the organisers and I'm sure the players love coming here too'...

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