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 2021-01-22 17:27 

Al Arabiya

Lloyd Austin becomes the first Black US defense secretary...

History was made Friday after the US Senate confirmed Lloyd Austin as the country's first-ever Black defense secretary.The retired Army General passed his...

 2021-01-22 17:26 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Windy, dusty weather prevailed across Qatar on Friday...

Windy and dusty conditions prevailed across Qatar on Friday also, as forecast by the Met department....

 2021-01-22 17:26 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

263 new cases of the virus, 141 recoveries Friday in Qatar...

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported on Friday 263 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), of which 228 were from community cases and 35 from travellers returning from abroad who are subject to quarantine....

 2021-01-22 17:26 

Gulf Times

[ Community ]

Educators discuss 'complex' effects of pandemic on education in schools...

Education has been adversely impacted by the spread of Covid-19. Schools across the globe have been temporarily closed, leaving teachers, administrators ......

 2021-01-22 17:26 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Three dead in Russian mine blast...

Three people were killed Friday in a gas explosion at a mine in the Russian region of Siberia, prosecutors said....

 2021-01-22 17:26 

Al Jazeera

UK police break up lockdown-flouting wedding with 400 guests...

Under UK COVID lockdown rules, weddings can only take place in 'exceptional circumstances' with up to six people....

 2021-01-22 17:26 

Oman Observer

The story of two bulls Shatraba and Bandaba...

Once upon a time, there was a farmer who owned two bulls: Shatraba and Bandaba. One day, the bulls were The post The story of two bulls Shatraba and Bandaba appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-22 17:25 

Oman Observer

Love Yourself First!...

Dr Priti Swarup drpritiswarup@gmail.com As women, how many times we say this statement "I just don't have time!"? How The post Love Yourself First! appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-22 17:25 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Top Iran leader posts Trump-like golfer image, vows revenge...

The Twitter account of Iran's Supreme Leader on Friday carried the image of a golfer resembling former President Donald Trump apparently being targeted by a drone, vowing revenge over the killing of a top Iranian general in a U.S. drone attack....

 2021-01-22 17:25 

Kuwait News Agency

US records almost 189,000 new coronavirus cases, 3,955 deaths...

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (KUNA) -- The US recorded 188,952 new coronavirus cases and 3,955 virus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to Johns Hopkins University. The tally showed that the confirmed cases nationwide reached 24,627,882 cases and at lea...

 2021-01-22 17:24 

Al Arabiya

UAE confirms signing $23 bln deal to buy F-35 jets, drones from US...

The United Arab Emirates confirmed that it signed agreements with the United States on former President Donald Trump's last full day in office to purchase...

 2021-01-22 17:24 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait Amir sends condolence cables to Iraqi top officials...

KUWAIT, Jan 22 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent two condolence cables to Iraq's President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadmi expressing his sincere condolences on the victims of two deadly blas...

 2021-01-22 17:23 

Oman Observer

James stars as Lakers improve to 8-0 on the road...

Los Angeles: LeBron James scored a season-high 34 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won their eighth straight road game The post James stars as Lakers improve to 8-0 on the road appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-22 17:22 

Oman Observer

Real Madrid coach Zidane positive for Covid-19...

Madrid: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for COVID-19, the Spanish club announced on Friday. The positive test The post Real Madrid coach Zidane positive for Covid-19 appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-22 17:22 

Oman Observer

Lampard tunes out noise from speculation on Chelsea future...

London: Under-fire Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said on Friday he would ignore media speculation over other managers being linked with The post Lampard tunes out noise from speculation on Chelsea future appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-22 17:21 

Oman Observer

Milan, Inter continue duel for top spot, Roma set for Spezia rematch...

Milan: AC Milan and Inter Milan resume their duel for the Serie A summit on Saturday days before they face The post Milan, Inter continue duel for top spot, Roma set for Spezia rematch appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-22 17:21 

Oman Observer

Mathews' ton lifts Sri Lanka...

Galle, Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews' stubborn century took Sri Lanka to 229-4 on the first day of the second Test The post Mathews' ton lifts Sri Lanka appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-22 17:20 

Al Jazeera

UN says 12 murdered at al-Hol camp in Syria since start of year...

UN expresses concern over 'deteriorating security conditions' at camp for displaced people controlled by Kurdish forces....

 2021-01-22 17:20 

Oman Observer

Ronaldo on target as Juventus earn Supercup win over Napoli...

Milan: Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata helped Juventus to beat Napoli 2-0 to win the Italian Supercup on The post Ronaldo on target as Juventus earn Supercup win over Napoli appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2021-01-22 17:18 

SABA News

[ Yemen ]

Security services capture one of most dangerous ISIS elements in Taiz...

TAIZ, Jan. 22 (Saba) - The security services in Taiz province on Friday managed to arrest Mohammed Ahmad Sarhan Mughalis, nicknamed "Al-Mutawa", who is one of the criminal ISIS organization (Daesh) operatives in 'Al-Haymah Al-Olaya' area i...

 2021-01-22 17:16 

Al Jazeera

Global chip shortage chokes China's bitcoin mining sector...

Soaring computer equipment prices are squeezing smaller miners while benefitting big-time players, many outside China....

 2021-01-22 17:16 

The Peninsula Qatar

Authorities arrest one for violating home quarantine rules...

The designated authorities arrested on Thursday one person who violated the home quarantine requirements, which expose violators to legal accountability in accordance with the procedures of the health authorities in the country....

 2021-01-22 17:11 

Haaretz Daily

A time of reckoning for Israel's Haredi public opinion leaders: 'We are guilty'...

Until very recently, the Haredi media focused on the 'incitement' against the community — but the such a large number of COVID victims led to a change. Ultra-Orthodox figures from the health system, education and the media speak out about th...

 2021-01-22 17:05 

Saudi Press Agency

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates President of Central African Republic, on being Re-elected for New Term...
 2021-01-22 16:59 

Kuwait News Agency

Norway reports 372 new coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, Jan 22 (KUNA) -- Norway on Friday reported 372 new coronavirus cases raising the total number of infections to 60,259. No new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours were reported by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health keeping the total d...

 2021-01-22 16:57 

Bahrain News Agency

Bond film 'No Time to Die' delayed again because of virus...
 2021-01-22 16:56 

Times of Israel

US Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as first Black secretary of defense...

The 93-2 vote came despite prohibition on recently retired military officers overseeing Pentagon; Biden expected to win approval for rest of national security team in coming daysThe 93-2 vote came despite prohibition on recently retired military officers ...

 2021-01-22 16:55 

JPost.com

Portugal identifies first case of South African coronavirus variant...
 2021-01-22 16:52 

Al Jazeera

US Senate confirms Lloyd Austin as defence secretary...

Former army general with personal ties to Joe Biden takes charge of US Department of Defense, US military....

 2021-01-22 16:42 

Al Arabiya

Turkey says Cyprus talks to be held in New York with UN, EU by early March...

Talks over the divided island of Cyprus will be held in New York in the next two months with the participation of the United Nations, Turkey's Foreign Mini...

 2021-01-22 16:41 

Bahrain News Agency

German virus death toll tops 50,000 even as infections sink...
 2021-01-22 16:39 

Saudi Press Agency

South Korea Reports 346 New Coronavirus Cases...
 2021-01-22 16:38 

Times of Israel

Gantz warns Netanyahu not to try to sideline him again on Iran talks with US...

After reported attempts by premier to shut defense establishment out of talks on how to engage with Biden plan to reenter JCPOA, defense minister says he won't allow that to happenAfter reported attempts by premier to shut defense establishment out of...

 2021-01-22 16:38 

JPost.com

Britain says new COVID-19 variant may carry higher risk of death...

Despite the higher risk, evidence showed that both vaccines being used in the country were effective against it....

 2021-01-22 16:32 

i24 News

US: House will send article of impeachment against Trump to Senate on Monday...
 2021-01-22 16:31 

Al Jazeera

US Senate to proceed with second Trump impeachment trial...

Democratic leader promises 'full' and 'fair' trial of the former president on charges of incitement to insurrection....

 2021-01-22 16:29 

Arutz Sheva

Sanctity of time: The uniqueness of the People of Israel...

Kiddush HaChodesh is the mitzva that G-d commanded to make us His junior partners in the sanctity of time. (Arutz Sheva"s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz...

 2021-01-22 16:24 

Kuwait News Agency

Iraq COVID-19 cases up by 685, seven deaths...

BAGHDAD, Jan 22 (KUNA) -- Iraq's coronavirus deaths increased by seven as the daily confirmed cases rose by 685, the health ministry said on Friday. This brings the caseload across the country's provinces, including the Kurdistan Region, to 612,09...

 2021-01-22 16:22 

SABA News

[ Yemen ]

Ministry of Water denounces UNICEF's decision to stop support for water corporations...

SANA'A, Jan. 22 (Saba) The Ministry of Water and Environment in Sana'a denounced on Friday UNICEF's decision to suspend support for fuel provided to the local water corporations and sewage treatment plants, starting from this January....

 2021-01-22 16:21 

DEBKAfile

The IDF downs drone crossing in from Lebanon...

The military reported that a drone which encroached on Israeli airspace from Lebanon on Friday was shot down. The spokesman The post The IDF downs drone crossing in from Lebanon appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2021-01-22 16:20 

Kuwait News Agency

UAE lists further 3,552 COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths...

KUWAIT, Jan 22 (KUNA) -- The UAE said its daily confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 3,552 to 270,810 on Friday. Some 10 fatalities were recorded as the death toll increased to 776, state news agency, WAM, quoted health authorities as saying. Meanwhile, so...

 2021-01-22 16:18 

Kuwait News Agency

Qatar lists further 263 COVID-19 cases...

DOHA, Jan 22 (KUNA) -- The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Qatar rose by 263 on Friday to raise the Gulf state's caseload to 148,521, health ministry data showed. Some 141 more people were cured from the virus over the past 24 hours, pus...

 2021-01-22 16:17 

Times of Israel

'There will be a trial': US House to send Trump impeachment article Monday...

Schumer announces speedy impeachment, rejecting Senate Republican leader's proposal to push back start of trial to February to give former president time to prepareSchumer announces speedy impeachment, rejecting Senate Republican leader's proposal...

 2021-01-22 16:14 

Kuwait News Agency

NATO chief, Turkish FM discuss Libya, E. Mediterranean, Afghanistan...

BRUSSELS, Jan 22 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at NATO Headquarters in Brussels Friday and discussed a range of issues, including the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, Afghanista...

 2021-01-22 16:13 

DEBKAfile

Twitter suspends account linked to Khamenei...

A Twitter account linked to Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei was suspended on Friday after posting an apparent call to The post Twitter suspends account linked to Khamenei appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2021-01-22 16:11 

SANA

Military source: Four citizens of one family martyred in Israeli aggression on Hama...
 2021-01-22 16:11 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Russian envoy criticizes E3 JCPOA stance...

Moscow, Jan 22, IRNA Russian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov in a message criticized position of France, UK, and Germany with regard to renovation of Iran nuclear deal....

 2021-01-22 16:11 

Kuwait News Agency

Curfew in Netherlands from tomorrow...

BRUSSELS, Jan 22 (KUNA) -- A majority of MPs in the Dutch parliament have voted in favour of imposing a curfew in Netherlands from 9:00 p.m. to 4.30 a.m. from Saturday until at least February 9, Dutch media reported Friday. The introduction of a curfew is...

 2021-01-22 16:10 

Al Jazeera

UK imams, influencers counter COVID vaccine misinformation...

Recent report shows mistrust of coronavirus vaccines is running high among ethnic minorities in the UK....

 2021-01-22 16:08 

Al Jazeera

Biden hires 'world class' cybersecurity team after massive hack...

US intelligence agencies attribute the hack to Russian state actors, but Moscow denies any involvement....

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