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 2021-01-26 12:07 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

QRCS launches relief campaign for flooding victims in Syria...

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) launched today an emergency response campaign in the aftermath of the recent flooding at the camps of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Syria....

 2021-01-26 12:04 

Press TV

Indian farmers hold Republic Day tractor protest...

Thousands of Indian farmers, many on tractors, protest in New Delhi after breaching police barricades as the government holds its major Republic Day military parade....

 2021-01-26 12:04 

Kuwait News Agency

India reports 117 COVID-19 deaths, 9,102 positive cases in one day...

NEW DELHI, Jan 26 (KUNA) -- India said on Tuesday that 117 people died due to COVID-19 as 9,102 fresh positive cases were reported from across the country in a span of 24 hours. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that fatalities due to COVID-19 mo...

 2021-01-26 12:03 

Kuwait News Agency

Covid-19 claims 93 lives, infects 6,408 people in Germany...

BERLIN, Jan 26 (KUNA) -- Germany announced on Tuesday registering 93 Coronavirus (Covid-19) deaths, while a total of 6,408 new infections were reported. The pandemic death toll reached 52,990, while total registered infections hit 2,148,077, Robert Koch I...

 2021-01-26 12:02 

FX Empire

US Stock Index Futures Mixed Ahead of Corporate Giants' Earnings; Microsoft Reports After the Close...

General Electric, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson are slated to report results before the bell, while tech giant Microsoft will announce after the bell....

 2021-01-26 12:02 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwaiti falconers win at int'l tourney in Qatar...

By Nawaf Al-DeqbasiDOHA, Jan 26 (KUNA) -- Two Kuwaiti falconers won top places at the 12th Qatar International Falconry and Hunting Festival (Marmi), which began on January 3rd and will continue until the 30th. Fawaz Al-Noon and Ahmad Aba Al-Qloub placed ...

 2021-01-26 12:01 

Arutz Sheva

16 workers at Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court test positive for virus...

16 employees at the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court reported testing positive for COVID-19. Chairwoman of the court administration's staff committee, Hadas Ohayon, asked the Minister of Justice, Minister of Health and court administration to take urge...

 2021-01-26 12:00 

MehrNews.com

Iran, Russia sign agreement on cyber security...

TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister and his Russian counterpart signed an agreement on the expansion of cyber security on Tuesday....

 2021-01-26 11:54 

Press TV

Iran: Up to US to take first step by lifting sanctions...

Iran's UN ambassador says the country is waiting for the new US administration to take the first step to lift the sanctions and rejoin the multilateral nuclear accord that it quit in 2018....

 2021-01-26 11:51 

SANA

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hits area on Syrian-Iraqi borders inside Syrian territory...

Damascus, SANA-An earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scale and at a depth of 10 km hit an area on the Syrian-Iraqi borders inside the Syrian territory. A source at the National Center for Earthquakes, in a statement to SANA, said that at 13:17 pm, an ear...

 2021-01-26 11:51 

JPost.com

Johnson & Johnson expects COVID-19 vaccine data next week...

Public health officials are increasingly counting on single-dose options like the one being tested by J&J to simplify and boost inoculations....

 2021-01-26 11:49 

Arutz Sheva

Senate expected to approve Biden's pic for Secretary of State...

Reuters reports that the "US Senate is expected to confirm President Joe Biden"s nominee for secretary of state, veteran diplomat Antony Blinken, after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted strongly in favor of his appointment."...

 2021-01-26 11:49 

Kuwait News Agency

Japan reports 3,616 new virus cases, total at 370,571...

TOKYO, Jan 26 (KUNA) -- Japan reported 3,616 new cases of the coronavirus over the last 24 hours as of 4:00 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Tuesday, raising the nation's total number to 370,571, the health ministry and local authorities said. The country's cum...

 2021-01-26 11:48 

JPost.com

900 Holocaust survivors died of COVID-19 in Israel in 2020...

A total of 179,600 Holocaust survivors live in Israel; 5,300 were infected with coronavirus over last year...

 2021-01-26 11:48 

Kuwait News Agency

S. Korean economy contracts 1st time in 22 years amid pandemic...

TOKYO, Jan 26 (KUNA) -- South Korea's economy shrank 1.0 percent in 2020 from a year earlier, the worst performance in 22 years amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday, citing the central bank. The figure marks the worst on-yea...

 2021-01-26 11:47 

Arutz Sheva

This is how Israel loses its Sovereignty in Judea & Samaria...

Don't try to build a road or plow a field in Area C of Judea and Samaria. Unless, of course, you are from the PA. Op-ed....

 2021-01-26 11:44 

JPost.com

Arts photographer Gadi Dagon dead at 63...

The prolific photographer began his career in the 1970s in print journalism, specializing in fashion, however, his true calling came with his discovery of the performing arts....

 2021-01-26 11:44 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

WHO: Pregnant women should not take COVID vaccine by Moderna...

World Health Organization recommends that children and pregnant women should not take Moderna's COVID vaccine....

 2021-01-26 11:44 

Arutz Sheva

WHO: Pregnant women should not take COVID vaccine by Moderna...

World Health Organization recommends that pregnant women, people with history of allergic reactions, should not take Moderna's COVID vaccine....

 2021-01-26 11:43 

Press TV

Democrats force polarising Senate impeachment trial of Trump...

The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump is sure to be a highly-polarizing trial amid ongoing economic and coronavirus woes....

 2021-01-26 11:40 

Arutz Sheva

WHO: Pregnant women should avoid Moderna vaccine...

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it advises pregnant women to avoid getting the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine due to health safety concerns....

 2021-01-26 11:40 

MehrNews.com

Unveiling ceremony of achievements of Open Space Quantum...

TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (MNA) The third safe quantum transfer test of photons from Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) to Tehran's Milad Tower was unveiled at Milad Tower on Tue. in presence of AEOI Chief Ali-Akbar Salehi....

 2021-01-26 11:38 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

This is how Israel loses its Sovereignty in Judea & Samaria...

Don't try to build a road or plow a field in Area C of Judea and Samaria. Unless, of course, you are from the PA. Op-ed....

 2021-01-26 11:37 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwaiti oil price up 22 cents to USD 55.62 pb - KPC...

KUWAIT, Jan 26 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil moved up by 22 cents to USD 55.62 per barrel (pb) on Monday, after it was at USD 55.40 pb last Friday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Tuesday. Globally, the price of Brent crude went up by 47 cent...

 2021-01-26 11:36 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait's Amir congratulates Portugal Pres. on re-election...

KUWAIT, Jan 26 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Tuesday sent a cable of congratulations to the President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on his re-election for a new term in the top office. In the cable, His H...

 2021-01-26 11:32 

Press TV

Hundreds vaccinated in Israel infected with coronavirus: Former minister...

Israeli member of Knesset and former minister of military affairs Avigdor Lieberman reveals that a significant number of the Israelis who received the second dose of a purported Israeli COVID-19 vaccine nevertheless contracted the disease....

 2021-01-26 11:31 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Minister: Iran among Top 20 World States in Scientific Development...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mansour Gholami said that his country is among the 20 world states with the highest scientific development rate....

 2021-01-26 11:31 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Coronavirus Daily Death Toll Drops to below 80 in Iran - Society/Culture news...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) The daily death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran was down to 79 on Tuesday, marking a two-digit rate for the fourth week in a row....

 2021-01-26 11:31 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait's Amir condoles with Saudi King on demise of Princess Tarfa Al-Saud...

KUWAIT, Jan 26 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Tuesday, sent a cable of condolences to the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud over the passing of Princess Tarfa bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. His Highness th...

 2021-01-26 11:30 

JPost.com

FDA approves Israeli migraine-relief patch for adolescents...

The device will be used to soothe episodic and chronic migraines among adolescents who are 12 years and older....

 2021-01-26 11:29 

SANA

Israeli settlers storm al-Aqsa mosque under protection of occupation forces...

Occupied Jerusalem, SANA-Tens of Israeli settlers on Monday stormed into al-Aqsa Mosque once again under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces. Palestinian Wafa News Agency said that dozens of Israeli settlers stormed into al-Aqsa Mosque from th...

 2021-01-26 11:29 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Iran’s 9-Month Agro Exports to EAEU Over $1.3bln...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran exported more than $1.3 billion worth of agricultural products and foodstuff to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states during the 9 months of the curre ....

 2021-01-26 11:27 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Biden's Commerce Pick Pledges ‘Aggressive Enforcement’ to Combat Chinese Trade Practices...

TEHRAN (FNA)- New US President Joe Biden's nominee to head the Commerce Department pledged to take "aggressive" action in response to trade practices from China....

 2021-01-26 11:27 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Iran Calls for Reducing Violence in Afghanistan...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Special Envoy on Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherianfard underlined the need for reducing violence in Afghanistan....

 2021-01-26 11:27 

Al Jazeera

Portugal's COVID surge: Record cases, deaths raise alarm...

The rate of new cases was ranked highest in the world last week, and Portugal's health system is struggling to cope....

 2021-01-26 11:27 

Press TV

Canada parl. asks govt. to designate pro-Trump US militia as terrorist entity...

Canada's parliament calls on the government to formally designate an American group that supports former US president Donald Trump as a terrorist entity, alongside outfits like al-Qaeda and Daesh....

 2021-01-26 11:26 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Spain Reports Record 94,000 COVID-19 Cases over Weekend, Incidence Hits New High...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Spain reported a record 93,822 new coronavirus infections over the weekend, while the incidence of the virus as measured over the past 14 days jumped to a new high of ....

 2021-01-26 11:26 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Biden Says Trump's Impeachment Trial 'Has to Happen'...

TEHRAN (FNA)- President Joe Biden said Monday that former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial "has to happen" despite the potential disruptions of his agenda and his ....

 2021-01-26 11:22 

Press TV

Afghanistan to launch first passenger rail service to Iran...

Afghanistan says it will launch its first passenger train to Iran this year, following on a landmark rail service which opened between the two neighbors last month....

 2021-01-26 11:21 

MehrNews.com

51 Taliban members killed in 5 Afghan provinces...

TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (MNA) The Afghan Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that in the past 24 hours, 51 Taliban members were killed and several others wounded in Logar, Balkh, Zabul, Kandahar and Helmand provinces....

 2021-01-26 11:18 

Times of Israel

Arriving in UAE, Israeli envoy sets sights on budding trade bonanza...

Ambassador Eitan Na'eh, speaking from quarantine in Abu Dhabi, says he'll focus on bringing cheaper goods to Israel, with stickier diplomatic issues not on his agenda yetAmbassador Eitan Na'eh, speaking from quarantine in Abu Dhabi, says he...

 2021-01-26 11:14 

Arutz Sheva

Israel: 1,179 critically ill, 305 on ventilators...

8,667 new Corona infections have been diagnosed in Israel out of a total of 91,597 tests performed. 1,179 patients remain in critical condition, 305 are connected to ventilators, and the local death toll has increased to 4,493. 2,688,234 have received the...

 2021-01-26 11:13 

Arutz Sheva

25% of haredim won't back haredi parties in upcoming election...

Half of haredi voters say they plan to vote for UTJ, with one quarter voting for Shas. Another 25% say they're still undecided....

 2021-01-26 11:13 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

25% of haredim won't back haredi parties in upcoming election...

Half of haredi voters say they plan to vote for UTJ, with one quarter voting for Shas. Another 25% say they're still undecided....

 2021-01-26 11:12 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Woman Knocked On Her Neighbor's Door At 2AM, And Saved A Life...

most people are not too worried about what will happen if they contract the virus. Mrs. Greenblatt was not one of those people....

 2021-01-26 11:10 

Al Arabiya

Israeli delegation in Khartoum hails new first in relations with Sudan...

Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen has led a delegation to Khartoum, a spokesman said on Tuesday, months after Sudan and the Jewish state struck a dea...

 2021-01-26 11:08 

JPost.com

Grazing cows lead to squabble on Lebanese-Israeli border...

The herders from the border village of Wazzani say Israeli patrols crossed into a grey zone on Sunday between a technical fence that separates the two countries....

 2021-01-26 11:05 

Arutz Sheva

Iran executes another wrestler for connection to anti-gov't protests...

The Islamic Republic executed another wrestler, this time, 30-year-old Mehdi Ali Hosseini despite calls by the national community for Hosseini's pardon. The National Council for Resistance in Iran (NCRI) called for international action against the reg...

 2021-01-26 11:03 

Saudi Press Agency

Human Rights Commission President Receives Swiss Ambassador...
 2021-01-26 11:01 

Al Jazeera

Puerto Rico declares state of emergency over gender violence...

Declaration welcomed by activists who have been calling for it for years in a country where one woman is killed a week....

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