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 2020-07-09 22:35 

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 2020-07-09 22:35 

The Peninsula Qatar

Customs foil smuggling of 900 kg of banned chewing tobacco...

The General Authority of Customs seized a large amount of prohibited chewing tobacco (tambaku) at Hamad Port....

 2020-07-09 22:22 

Kuwait News Agency

US imposes sanctions on senior CPC officials...

WASHINGTON, July 9 (KUNA) -- The US has imposed sanctions on three senior officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) for "human rights violations" in Xinjiang, where the Muslim Uighur minority is concentrated, said US Secretary of State Mike ...

 2020-07-09 22:20 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Serbian president accuses 'hooligans' of violent protests...

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic accused "criminal hooligans" Thursday of driving the violence in protests that have erupted in Belgrade and other cities over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-09 22:18 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is now reaching 'full speed'...

The COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is reaching "full speed," the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief said Thursday, while a South African official said a single province is preparing 1....

 2020-07-09 22:16 

Gulf Times

TikTok's Hong Kong exit a 'win-win' business move...

Viral video platform TikTok's withdrawal from Hong Kong is a savvy commercial move that sidesteps thorny privacy issues but it will not shield the app completely from accusations of collusion with China, experts say....

 2020-07-09 22:15 

Gulf Times

'AirAsia to emerge stronger from pandemic'...

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes insisted yesterday the top budget carrier would emerge "stronger" from the coronavirus pandemic despite a warning about its future, and said the airline was hopeful of raising a sizeable cash injection....

 2020-07-09 22:15 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Court rulings keep Trump's financial records private for now...

The Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict Thursday on demands for President Donald Trump's financial records that will keep his tax returns, banking and other documents out of the public eye for the time being....

 2020-07-09 22:14 

Kuwait News Agency

Irish finance minister to head Euro group...

BRUSSELS, July 9 (KUNA) -- The Eurogroup Thursday elected Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance of Ireland, as the new President of the Eurogroup in a secret ballot. Donohoe will take office as of July 13 and will serve a two-and-a-half year term, succeed...

 2020-07-09 22:11 

Gulf Times

Asian stock markets track another Wall Street record...

Markets rose yesterday following another record close on Wall Street as concerns about a new spike in coronavirus infections around the world were overshadowed by optimism for the economic recovery....

 2020-07-09 22:09 

Gulf Times

Wall Street's downbeat dollar call spells pain if growth stalls...

The world's biggest currency banks see the dollar edging lower toward year-end, a consensus that may only hold if rising coronavirus infections don't hamper the global growth rebound....

 2020-07-09 22:05 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Migrant worker attempts suicide in Lebanon...

Another migrant worker in Lebanon attempted to commit suicide Thursday, as thousands remain trapped in the crisis-hit country without cash or papers to fly home....

 2020-07-09 22:02 

Gulf Times

Wells Fargo is readying thousands of job cuts...

Wells Fargo & Co, the largest employer among US banks, is preparing to cut thousands of jobs starting later this year, potentially setting a bleak precedent for an industry that's been resisting mass layoffs as the coronavirus pandemic worsens....

 2020-07-09 22:00 

The Peninsula Qatar

Indian Embassy announces additional 17 flights in July from Qatar...

Indian Embassy announced that there will be 17 additional flights to India from Qatar as part of the phase 4 of the repatriation mission in July....

 2020-07-09 22:00 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait Amir consoles UAE pres....

KUWAIT, July 9 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Thursday a cable of condolence UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and to Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al-Qasemi, UAE's Supreme Council Member a...

 2020-07-09 21:58 

Gulf Times

Turkish floating power plant firm aims to end blackouts in west Libya...

A Turkish company that runs a fleet of floating power generators is sending a technical team to Libya to make a proposal to supply electricity to the west of the North African nation, an executive said....

 2020-07-09 21:57 

Al Jazeera

New York report finds 25 wrongful convictions, most Black men...

First-time US district attorney report shows poor police, legal practices cost 25 men 426 combined years in prison....

 2020-07-09 21:57 

Gulf Times

Record stock volumes in Turkey are mostly thanks to local traders...

Share-trading accounts have blossomed globally during Covid-19 lockdowns as more and more people try to make money from stocks. In Turkey, the dealing in benchmark Borsa Istanbul 100 Index shares hit record levels on Tuesday....

 2020-07-09 21:54 

Press TV

California sues Trump administration over new foreign student rules...

California will file a lawsuit to block a Trump administration rule that could force international students to leave the US....

 2020-07-09 21:53 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Highest single-day jump as Lebanon confirms 66 virus cases...

Coronavirus cases doubled in the last 24 hours, as Lebanon confirmed 66 new coronavirus cases Thursday, the highest single-day jump since the virus was detected over four months ago....

 2020-07-09 21:52 

Ynetnews

Closures for areas of Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, Ramle, Lod...
 2020-07-09 21:51 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

Morocco extends coronavirus emergency decree until Aug 10...
 2020-07-09 21:35 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus in UAE: Abu Dhabi implements COVID-19 safety measures as flights resume...

Abu Dhabi airports implemented coronavirus precautionary measures as the national carriers gradually resume their flights through Abu Dhabi International A...

 2020-07-09 21:31 

Press TV

Catalonia orders use of face coverings in public at all times...

Authorities in Catalonia have imposed an order to wear face coverings in public at all times as the region battles an uptake in the spread of the coronavirus....

 2020-07-09 21:22 

Saudi Press Agency

GACA obtains ISO certification in information security and business continuity...
 2020-07-09 21:21 

Press TV

UN chief: COVID-19 could force 45 mn. into poverty in LatAm, Caribbean...

The UN chief says the COVID-19 pandemic could push 45 million people from the middle classes into poverty in already economically troubled Latin America and the Caribbean....

 2020-07-09 21:18 

Al Jazeera

US Supreme Court rulings open path to President Trump's finances...

Court opinions reject the argument that president has immunity from prosecution, but unclear if finances released soon....

 2020-07-09 21:05 

Ynetnews

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison...
 2020-07-09 21:03 

Al Jazeera

Pentagon chief: US should take 'hard look' at Confederate symbols...

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff calls for 'rational, mature discussion' about bases named for Civil War icons....

 2020-07-09 21:00 

Al Arabiya

As coronavirus cases in Africa exceed 500,000, experts urge more testing...

African countries must carry out more coronavirus testing and make people use masks, a regional disease control body said on Thursday as cases topped half...

 2020-07-09 20:56 

Saudi Press Agency

Wall Street Closing...
 2020-07-09 20:54 

Ynetnews

Official: Feds feared Epstein confidante might kill herself...
 2020-07-09 20:48 

Times of Israel

Palestinian dies after reportedly being hit by Israeli fire...

IDF says soldiers opened fire at 2 Palestinians throwing Molotov cocktails at a military post in the northern West Bank, hitting one of themIDF says soldiers opened fire at 2 Palestinians throwing Molotov cocktails at a military post in the northern West ...

 2020-07-09 20:45 

Press TV

Yemen on Brink of Famine...
 2020-07-09 20:43 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon confirms 66 coronavirus cases, total 2012...

Lebanon confirms 66 coronavirus cases, total 2012...

 2020-07-09 20:38 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Khartoum airport partially opens to flights from Egypt, Turkey and UAE...

Sudan's civil aviation authority has opened Khartoum international airport partially for flights from Egypt, Turkey and United Arab Emirates, the state new...

 2020-07-09 20:30 

Al Jazeera

Violence at demonstrations against new protest law in Greece...

Over 10,000 protest peacefully but group of several dozen youth throw petrol bombs at police who respond with tear gas....

 2020-07-09 20:30 

Ynetnews

Opposition leader dismisses PM aid plan as 'hollow words'...
 2020-07-09 20:30 

Times of Israel

Government said mulling requiring masks only in indoor areas, buses, gatherings...

According to reported suggestion by Public Security Minister Ohana, people in outdoor spaces would only need to have face mask within reachAccording to reported suggestion by Public Security Minister Ohana, people in outdoor spaces would only need to have...

 2020-07-09 20:28 

Al Jazeera

Serbia bans mass gatherings after virus lockdown protests...

Protests erupted in the country over the return of a weekend curfew to combat a second wave of coronavirus infections....

 2020-07-09 20:22 

Ynetnews

First coronavirus case confirmed in Syria's northwest - aid groups...
 2020-07-09 20:22 

Ynetnews

Arizona death toll from coronavirus tops 2,000...
 2020-07-09 20:20 

Gulf Times

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 2020-07-09 20:17 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Bahrain's anti-coronavirus experiences highlighted at IPU webinar...
 2020-07-09 20:15 

FX Empire

US Stock Market Overview Stocks Close Mixed as Nasdaq Continues to Rally...

Jobless claims rise less than expected...

 2020-07-09 20:15 

Times of Israel

Gantz said likely to drop demand for 2-year budget...

Piling pressure on his coalition partner, Netanyahu calls on Blue and White chief to 'put politics aside' and back 1-year budget, which he says is needed to help economyPiling pressure on his coalition partner, Netanyahu calls on Blue and White ch...

 2020-07-09 20:11 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon not planning to negotiate with Iran on fuel imports: Ghajar...

Lebanon currently has no plan to negotiate with Iran for the import of fuel, energy minister Raymond Ghajar said Thursday, after Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah said it was talking to the Lebanese government about the idea....

 2020-07-09 20:02 

Al Jazeera

US COVID-19 cases and deaths increase, dimming economic recovery...

More than 60,000 new coronavirus infections reported in US - the highest single-day tally of cases by any country....

 2020-07-09 19:55 

Press TV

Police officers confront crowds with flash-bang grenades and pepper spray...

Unrelenting demonstrations across the US calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality are being met with a rising trend for apparent counter-protesters using vehicles to threaten or slam into marchers....

 2020-07-09 19:54 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

What's the difference between the two COVID-19 waves in Israel? - Inside Israel...

Leading physician says methods of treating virus 'haven't changed significantly since Middle Ages,' expects vaccine by beginning of 2021....

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