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 2021-02-24 02:01 

FARS News Agency

Syria: Government Forces Open Corridor Allowing Civilians to Leave Militant-Held Areas in Idlib...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian government has opened corridors, Monday, in Sarmin, near Saraqib in Eastern Idlib, allowing civilians to travel from militant-held areas to government-cont ....

 2021-02-24 01:57 

Al Arabiya

Air travel quarantines are getting longer, lonelier amid spread of COVID-19 variants...

Quarantines continue to frustrate travelers and strangle airlines a year into the pandemic, with the threat from highly infectious coronavirus variants...

 2021-02-24 01:55 

FX Empire

Economic Data Puts the EUR in Focus Ahead of Day 2 of FED Chair Powell Testimony...

A quiet day on the economic calendar leaves the EUR and the Dollar in focus. German GDP numbers are due out ahead of a 2nd day of Powell testimony....

 2021-02-24 01:53 

Arutz Sheva

Biden holds online meeting with Canadian Prime Minister...

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday held an online meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The two discussed strengthening cooperation between the two countries and agreed to place the fight against coronavirus and the fight against the...

 2021-02-24 01:41 

Haaretz Daily

A truce with the 'hilltop youth'...
 2021-02-24 01:29 

JPost.com

Myanmar foreign minister in Thailand for talks after coup...
 2021-02-24 01:28 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar, Egypt hold first talks in Kuwait after Al-Ula Declaration...

Two official delegations from the State of Qatar and the Arab Republic of Egypt held their first meeting on Tuesday in the State of Kuwait to develop mechanisms and procedures for the future phase, after the Al-Ula Summit Declaration in the Kingdom of Sau...

 2021-02-24 01:20 

Arutz Sheva

Erdan welcomes new US Ambassador to the UN...

Ambassador Gilad Erdan welcomes Linda Thomas-Greenfield to the UN: I'm looking forward to working closely with you....

 2021-02-24 01:19 

JPost.com

Coronavirus: Law Committee to meet on Israel's travel restrictions...
 2021-02-24 01:15 

The Peninsula Qatar

Atalanta won't change style for Real Madrid, says Gasperini...

Gian Piero Gasperini says Atalanta can't lose their identity when they face Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 and insists that an injury crisis makes the Spaniards no less dangerous....

 2021-02-24 01:13 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Erdan welcomes new US Ambassador to the UN...

Ambassador Gilad Erdan welcomes Linda Thomas-Greenfield to the UN: I'm looking forward to working closely with you....

 2021-02-24 01:08 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

UN: Iran increasing uranium enrichment purity, quantities...

The U.N.'s atomic watchdog says its inspectors have confirmed that Iran has started enriching uranium up to 20% purity, a technical step away from weapons-grade levels. It's the latest in a string of violations of the 2015 nuclear deal with world ...

 2021-02-24 01:01 

FARS News Agency

US Crosses 500,000th COVID Death...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States crossed the staggering milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths just over a year to the day since the coronavirus pandemic claimed its first known US vi ....

 2021-02-24 00:59 

Kuwait News Agency

Tunisia reports 32 fatalities, 844 infections of Covid-19...

TUNIS, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- The Tunisian Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday 32 deaths and 844 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of the country's confirmed infections to 229,781 the ministry said in a statement. The death toll since ...

 2021-02-24 00:53 

Al Arabiya

US President Biden moves to reengage with Palestinians after Israel focus...

The Biden administration is moving slowly but surely toward reengaging with the Palestinians after a near total absence of official contact during former...

 2021-02-24 00:50 

JPost.com

Friends, fellow athletes react to Tiger Woods car crash...

Fellow athletes and other notable figures reacted with concern after Tiger Woods' car accident....

 2021-02-24 00:46 

Arutz Sheva

25-year-old shot dead in Yarka, police investigating...

A 25-year-old resident of Tamra died after being shot in Yarka on Tuesday night. He was evacuated in critical condition to the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya, where he was pronounced dead. Police have opened an investigation....

 2021-02-24 00:44 

Times of Israel

US Senate confirms Biden's pick for UN ambassador...

Israeli envoy to world body congratulates Linda Thomas-Greenfield on her confirmation, says they'll work together against 'anti-Semitic BDS groups'Israeli envoy to world body congratulates Linda Thomas-Greenfield on her confirmation, says they...

 2021-02-24 00:42 

JPost.com

Biden to call Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday...

If carried out as planned, the call will be Biden's first conversation as president with the Saudi king....

 2021-02-24 00:42 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lawyer: Egypt releases activist after 30 months of detention...

Egyptian authorities Tuesday released a university professor and activist after he spent more than a year in pre-trail detention, his lawyer said....

 2021-02-24 00:41 

JPost.com

Yeshiva high school students have a binge-drinking problem...

The numbers are consistent across two years, 20 schools and thousands of students. The national data show that 22% of students have taken "more than just a taste or a sip" in the past 30 days....

 2021-02-24 00:40 

Kuwait News Agency

Norway, EU hold donors' meeting for Palestine...

BRUSSELS, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Norwegian foreign minister Eriksen Soreide Tuesday chaired the virtual meeting of the International Donor Group for Palestine (AHLC). EU High Representative Josep Borrell co-hosted the meeting. The Palestinian delegation was hea...

 2021-02-24 00:39 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Hariri's return set to revive talks on Cabinet crisis...

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri's return to Beirut is expected to revive talks, including a possible meeting with President Michel Aoun, to resolve differences over the formation of a new government to implement reforms and rebuild Beirut after t...

 2021-02-24 00:39 

Kuwait News Agency

Mauritania confirms two fatalities, 20 COVID-19 infections...

RABAT, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Mauritania's health ministry reported on Tuesday two fatalities and 20 Coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours. In a statement, the ministry said infections reached in total 17,130 cases, while the death toll reached 437....

 2021-02-24 00:33 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iraq militia denies role in anti-U.S. attacks, welcomes pressure on Saudi...

An Iran-aligned Iraqi militia group Tuesday denied any role in recent rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq, but said an attack against Saudi Arabia last month was justified....

 2021-02-24 00:28 

Haaretz Daily

WeWork co-founder Neumann nearing settlement with SoftBank, source says...

The settlement would put to rest a prolonged legal battle between the Israel-born Neumann and Softbank, which dates back to 2019 when WeWork's IPO plans fell apart...

 2021-02-24 00:23 

FX Empire

The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers February 24th, 2021...

It's another bearish start to the day for the broader market. Bitcoin would need to take a run at $50,000 levels to settle the market....

 2021-02-24 00:22 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

AUB students file lawsuits against university...

Scores of students filed two lawsuits Tuesday against the American University of Beirut, in an effort to combat the decision that forces them to now pay tuition fees at the LL3,900 to dollar rate, as compared to the LL1,515 rate they had been paying previ...

 2021-02-24 00:19 

Arutz Sheva

Police: No evidence of impairment in Tiger Woods crash...

Golf legend Tiger Woods was "very fortunate" to be alive following Tuesday"s accident near Los Angeles that destroyed his SUV and resulted in severe injuries to Woods' legs, police said. Woods was "conscious" and "able to commu...

 2021-02-24 00:17 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Algerian students hold anti-government protests...

Dozens of Algerian students defied police Tuesday to demonstrate in the capital Algiers, a day after major protests for the second anniversary of mass anti-government rallies....

 2021-02-24 00:17 

Kuwait News Agency

States to receive 14.5 mln doses of Covid-19...

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that states will now receive 14.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines per week. Psaki said White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients made the announcement on a call with gov...

 2021-02-24 00:16 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Undersecretary for International Affairs holds first edition of "Building National Positions" workshop...
 2021-02-24 00:16 

Kuwait News Agency

Netherlands announces relaxation of coronavirus restrictions...

BRUSSELS, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte Tuesday announced some changes to the current coronavirus regulations, but said the curfew in the Netherlands will be extended until March 15. Speaking at a press conference at Hague this evening ...

 2021-02-24 00:14 

Kuwait News Agency

Al-Nasser tops STC premier league...

KUWAIT, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Al-Nasser SC topped on Tuesday Kuwait's STC Football premier league after defeating Al-Salmiya 3-1 in the 4th round of the league. The same round witnessed a draw between Al-Arabi and Al-Qadsia 2-2 in the derby match that was ...

 2021-02-24 00:13 

JPost.com

Sacha Baron Cohen says his days of disguise pranks are over...

While filming the sequel to the massively popular 2006 "Borat" film last year, he said he feared for his life when told that he should wear a bulletproof vest to a gun rally....

 2021-02-24 00:12 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Police: No evidence of impairment in Tiger Woods crash...

Authorities say golf legend was "very fortunate" to be alive following accident near Los Angeles....

 2021-02-24 00:09 

JPost.com

Rapper Azealia Banks ignites social media storm with wedding announcement...

Here's one representative exchange, which ends with Banks declaring, "I'm a jewcy diva now."...

 2021-02-24 00:07 

Times of Israel

Israeli, Saudi officials discuss Biden's planned return to Iran nuke deal — TV...

Israel's public broadcaster says recent phone calls also touched on Riyadh's concerns over new US administration's focus on alleged Saudi rights violationsIsrael';s public broadcaster says recent phone calls also touched on Riyadh's con...

 2021-02-24 00:01 

Kuwait News Agency

Spain reports 443 COVID-19 fatalities, 7,461 infections...

MADRID, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- The Spanish Ministry of Health reported 443 new COVID-19 deaths, and 7,461 infected during the past 24 hours. In a statement by the Ministry said, that since the pandemic started, a total of 68,079 people have died, in addition to...

 2021-02-24 00:01 

FARS News Agency

Round 7 of Demonstrations in Barcelona, Spain Over Rapper Hasel's Arrest...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Police charged protesters who set fire to rubbish containers and attacked banks in Spanish cities on Friday in the fourth night of clashes after a rapper was jailed. ....

 2021-02-24 00:01 

FARS News Agency

Round 7 of Demonstrations in Barcelona, Spain Over Rapper Hasel's Arrest...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Police charged protesters who set fire to rubbish containers and attacked banks in Spanish cities on Friday in the fourth night of clashes after a rapper was jailed. ....

 2021-02-24 00:01 

FARS News Agency

Round 7 of Demonstrations in Barcelona, Spain Over Rapper Hasel's Arrest...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Police charged protesters who set fire to rubbish containers and attacked banks in Spanish cities on Friday in the fourth night of clashes after a rapper was jailed. ....

 2021-02-24 00:00 

The Peninsula Qatar

HSBC plans to nearly halve office space over long term...

HSBC plans to nearly halve its office space globally over the long term as part of a cost-cutting drive set out on Tuesday, in a further sign the pandemic could mean permanent changes to working patterns....

 2021-02-23 23:56 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Mob storms south Iran governor office after border violence...

An angry mob stormed a district governor's office in southeastern Iran Tuesday, footage widely circulating on social media showed, a day after shootings at the border left at least two dead and six wounded....

 2021-02-23 23:51 

Arutz Sheva

Putting our faith to the test on Purim...

Do the clothes make the man or does the man make the clothes?...

 2021-02-23 23:51 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Putting our faith to the test on Purim...

Do the clothes make the man or does the man make the clothes?...

 2021-02-23 23:49 

Haaretz Daily

The state of the Judahites...
 2021-02-23 23:46 

Al Arabiya

EU's von der Leyen tells skittish Europeans: I'd take coronavirus AstraZeneca vaccine...

The European Union's most senior administrator said she would happily receive AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine as officials rushed to find ways of...

 2021-02-23 23:46 

Al Jazeera

US: Police will not face charges in Daniel Prude's death...

Grand jury votes not to indict police officers involved in arrest and suffocation death of 41-year-old man....

 2021-02-23 23:44 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon registers 59 more coronavirus deaths, 2,723 new cases...

Lebanon Tuesday registered 59 new coronavirus-related deaths and 2,723 more cases, as the country was embroiled in a scandal over the vaccination of 16 members of parliament outside the rules of country's inoculation plan....

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