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 2021-02-23 17:10 

Times of Israel

Haredi parties pledge loyalty to Netanyahu, refuse to join any other coalition...

UTJ, Shas and Likud reconstitute right-wing bloc that prevented a Gantz-led government after previous elections; PM hoping Religious Zionism party will join; Yamina will notUTJ, Shas and Likud reconstitute right-wing bloc that prevented a Gantz-led govern...

 2021-02-23 17:10 

Times of Israel

Netanyahu backs nighttime curfew over Purim, beginning at 8:30 p.m....

Cabinet to convene to approve restrictions over holiday weekend amid fears of renewed outbreak; coronavirus czar says more closures inevitable if transmission rate continues riseCabinet to convene to approve restrictions over holiday weekend amid fears of...

 2021-02-23 17:07 

JPost.com

UN: Questions over whether Iran's shooting down of Ukrainian plane intentional...

All 176 people on board were killed, 138 of whom had ties to Canada....

 2021-02-23 17:06 

Kuwait Times

Kuwait reports eight new COVID deaths, 1,015 cases...

KUWAIT: Kuwait yesterday reported 1,015 new coronavirus cases and eight COVID-related deaths, taking the total cases up to 186,004 and deaths to 1,057. The Ministry of Health also reported that 906 more people have been cured of the virus, raising the tot...

 2021-02-23 17:03 

Kuwait Times

'Still recovering': Restaurants lament dine-in ban in Kuwait...

By Ben Garcia KUWAIT: The Cabinet on Monday decided to ban dine-in at restaurants and close all land and sea borders from today as part of additional measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. For Cristina, a restaurant owner, it's a struggle ...

 2021-02-23 17:02 

The Peninsula Qatar

QIIG launches individual health insurance product...

There was always an urgent need for health insurance for individuals which was not available in the Qatari market until the Qatar Islamic Insurance Group (QIIG) announced its launch of individual health insurance product....

 2021-02-23 17:01 

SANA

US occupation brings in military vehicles, logistic materials to Hasaka countryside...

Hasaka, SANA-To support their illegitimate bases, US occupation forces brought in on Tuesday military armored vehicles and logistic materials to Rmeilan in Hasaka countryside, coming from northern Iraq. Local sources in Assweidyah village in the northeast...

 2021-02-23 17:01 

Kuwait Times

Arab, African trade union calls for safe working environment...

KUWAIT: The President of the International Federation of Asian and African Trade Unions Saud Hujailan stressed the importance of the International Labor Organization Convention on the Elimination of Violence and Harassment, 2019 (No 190), pointing to the ...

 2021-02-23 17:01 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Miriam Peretz - Israel's next president?...

Miriam Peretz speaks about need for unity, that Jews in Israel have much to learn from Jewish diaspora about connecting to Jewish identity....

 2021-02-23 17:01 

Arutz Sheva

Miriam Peretz - Israel's next president?...

Miriam Peretz speaks about need for unity, that Jews in Israel have much to learn from Jewish diaspora about connecting to Jewish identity....

 2021-02-23 17:00 

ISNA

President Rouhani felicitates Japan on National Day...

Tehran (ISNA) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in a message to Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga offered congratulation on Japan National Day and assured that historical and friendly ties will develop....

 2021-02-23 17:00 

MehrNews.com

Iran, Tajikistan explore avenues to broaden security coop....

TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (MNA) Visiting Iranian Minister of Interior Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli met and held talks with Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon in Tajik capital Dushanbe on Tuesday to strengthen bilateral cooperation in security field....

 2021-02-23 16:59 

Saudi Press Agency

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Visits Saudi Arabia's Pavilion at IDEX 2021...
 2021-02-23 16:59 

Al Arabiya

Iran's rulers close ranks, raise pressure on US to lift sanctions...

An Iranian state newspaper, taking aim at hardline lawmakers' intervention in Tehran's nuclear row with the West, warned on Tuesday that overly radical...

 2021-02-23 16:58 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

A little patience goes a long way - Purim 5781...

Haman simply could not wait for results and did himself in...

 2021-02-23 16:57 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran, Tajikistan stress cooperation on fighting terrorism, crimes...

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA Iran's and Tajikistan's ministers of interior emphasized cooperation on fighting terrorism, organized crimes, drug-trafficking, and cyber crimes....

 2021-02-23 16:57 

Arutz Sheva

US COVID death toll crosses half million mark...

According to a Reuters report: * The US surpassed half a million coronavirus deaths today.The UK COVID variant may cause longer infection times.Swedes are more optimistic now than they were before the pandemic....

 2021-02-23 16:57 

Press TV

Wait and see no longer an option for investment in Iran...

Several Swiss companies are willing to invest in Iran despite sanctions, Switzerland's Ambassador to Tehran Markus Leitner says....

 2021-02-23 16:57 

SANA

Syrian song flourishes by Shady Jamil voice at Opera House...

Damascus, SANA-Syrian song has flourished, with its old and modern type at the Opera House theater with the voice of singer Shadi Jamil, during a concert in which the terza rima ( Mwashahat )and Qudud Halabiya were mixed with contemporary works by Syrian ...

 2021-02-23 16:56 

Kuwait Times

Kuwait, China discuss further cementing ties...

KUWAIT: Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah met yesterday with a senior Chinese official discussing the solid bilateral relations and the distinctive partnership bonding the two friendly countries. The meeting between Sheikh Dr Ah...

 2021-02-23 16:56 

The Peninsula Qatar

QLM targets enhanced growth rate in near future...

QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company (QLM), a leading provider of health and life insurance solutions in Qatar, recently declared its financial results for the financial year 2020....

 2021-02-23 16:55 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanese pound up slightly against dollar...

The Lebanese pound rose marginally against the dollar Tuesday, trading at LL9,375 on the black market....

 2021-02-23 16:53 

Kuwait Times

Amir meets top Chinese official, receives message from President Xi...

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace yesterday His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. His Highness the Amir also received, in the presence of Foreign Minister Dr Sheikh Ahmad Nas...

 2021-02-23 16:53 

The Peninsula Qatar

Al Rayan Investment wins 3 awards...

Doha-based, Al Rayan Investment L.L.C. has achieved rare recognition from Euromoney's UK-based asset management magazine, Global Investor. Global Investor recently announced 2020 MENA awards where Al Rayan Investment was the only asset manager in the ...

 2021-02-23 16:50 

Arutz Sheva

Smotrich: We won't sign loyalty agreement with Netanyahu...

Religious Zionism party head Bezalel Smotrich says he won't sign a loyalty agreement with Likud's Netanyahu. "Past experience shows that such agreements don't always translate into reality. Our only loyalty is to our path and principle...

 2021-02-23 16:50 

Kuwait Times

Spain King congratulates Amir on national days...

KUWAIT: King Felipe VI of Spain sent greetings to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the occasion of Kuwait's national days. "On the occasion of celebrating the National Day of Kuwait, I would like to express to your ...

 2021-02-23 16:48 

JPost.com

Elon Musk's SpaceX raises $850 million in equity financing...
 2021-02-23 16:48 

Kuwait Times

Kuwaiti oil price rises 56 cents to $61.95 pb...

KUWAIT: Kuwait oil gained 56 cents during Monday's trading to reach $61.95 per barrel (pb) compared with $61.39 pb last Friday, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said yesterday. Benchmark Brent crude closed at $65.24 pb after rising by $2.33, and Wes...

 2021-02-23 16:47 

ISNA

Jameh Mosque of Forumad...
 2021-02-23 16:45 

Arutz Sheva

MK Matan Kahane: 'Without Bennett, Palestinian state would have arisen here'...

Yamina MK: 'I don't move an inch on religion and state without close rabbinical guidance. No one will teach us what religious Zionism is.'...

 2021-02-23 16:45 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'Without Bennett, Palestinian state would have arisen here'...

Yamina MK: 'I don't move an inch on religion and state without close rabbinical guidance. No one will teach us what religious Zionism is.'...

 2021-02-23 16:44 

Times of Israel

Israeli, 17, indicted for stun grenade attack on Palestinians, vandalism...

Indictment, which includes weapons and explosives charges, comes after undercover investigation netted 4 other suspects in West Bank assaultIndictment, which includes weapons and explosives charges, comes after undercover investigation netted 4 other susp...

 2021-02-23 16:43 

JPost.com

Israeli-made treatment for non-melenoma skin cancer in development...

Preclinical in-vitrio research done by MediWound as well as existing research have found that bromelain has anti-cancer properties....

 2021-02-23 16:42 

Press TV

SAS war crimes in Afghanistan...

Australia and the United Kingdom have both investigated their elite fighting force, the Special Air Service (SAS) for war crimes in Afghanistan....

 2021-02-23 16:41 

Kuwait News Agency

Norway reports 227 new coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, Feb 23 (KUNA) - Norway on Tuesday reported 227 new coronavirus cases raising the total number of infections to 68,758. No new death from COVID-19 was reported by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health leaving the total death toll at 608. (end)...

 2021-02-23 16:41 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait FM receives call from Swedish counterpart on bolstering ties, tackling Yemen...

KUWAIT, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah on Tuesday received a phone call from his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde, discussing means of fostering the close bilateral relations further, regional and international...

 2021-02-23 16:39 

SANA

Attacks against QSD continue... 13 teachers kidnapped by the militia...

Deir Ezzor, Hasaka, SANA- A militant of US occupation -backed QSD militia was shot to death in al-Bseirah city in Deir Ezzor eastern countryside. Local sources told SANA that attacks on the gatherings of QSD militants in areas of Syrian al-Jazeera have co...

 2021-02-23 16:38 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

President Rouhani: Iran doesn't deem defense power as expansionistic tool...

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA - President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said that Iran does not consider defense power as an expansionistic tool....

 2021-02-23 16:33 

SANA

Ministers Sarah and Mikdad offer condolence over demise of Arab intellectual al-Naqqash...

Damascus, SANA- Minister of Information, Imad Sarah and Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Faysal Mikad, offered condolence to family of late Arab intellectual and resistant, Anis al-Naqqash, who passed away on Monday in Damascus. Minister Sarah, in a tele...

 2021-02-23 16:33 

Saudi Press Agency

KSrelief Signs USD 40 Million Agreement with WFP to Prevent Famine and Malnutrition in Yemen...
 2021-02-23 16:33 

Saudi Press Agency

Saudi-Azerbaijani Friendship Committee of Shura Council Meets with Azeri Ambassador...
 2021-02-23 16:32 

Haaretz Daily

Former pro-Palestinian militant Anis Naccache dies after contracting COVID...

Naccache participated in the 1975 kidnapping of oil ministers in Vienna and helped recruit Hezbollah's Imad Mughniyeh, who later rose to become the group's top operative...

 2021-02-23 16:32 

Kuwait News Agency

Palestine reports 1,996 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths...

RAMALLAH, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Palestine on Tuesday reported 1,996 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths due to contamination with the contagious disease, over past hours. Palestinian Minister of Health Dr. Mai Al-Kailah said in her daily press briefing that 1,...

 2021-02-23 16:31 

Arutz Sheva

Pompeo: We knew Kerry was trying to undermine us on Iran...

Pompeo tells Fox News that Trump administration was aware Kerry, other Democrats were contacting top Iranian diplomats....

 2021-02-23 16:31 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Watch: Senate holds hearing on Jan 6 riot...

Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs and Rules & Administration Cmts discuss Jan 6 attack on the Capitol Building....

 2021-02-23 16:29 

Kuwait News Agency

16 more people die due to covid infection in Iraq...

BAGHDAD, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Ministry of Health declared on Tuesday recording 16 new deaths with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) along with 1,481 fresh contamination cases with the contagious disease, in past hours. The ministry of health said in a st...

 2021-02-23 16:29 

MehrNews.com

Neutralizing sanctions best way to aid Iranian nation...

TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (MNA) The Iranian lawmakers said in a statement that the best way to serve the Iranian nation is to neutralize sanctions and ignore empty threats of foreign countries....

 2021-02-23 16:28 

Al Jazeera

Moldova court rules against presidential decree on new government...

Sandu's repeated nomination of Natalia Gavrilita as PM after Parliament rejection is unconstitutional, top court rules....

 2021-02-23 16:28 

ISNA

Understandings with IAEA show Iran's good faith...

Tehran (ISNA) Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that obliged by law, Iran halted voluntary implementation of Additional Protocol....

 2021-02-23 16:27 

Al Jazeera

World Bank threatens to halt funding for Lebanon's COVID jabs...

International lender issues warning after MPs were inoculated inside Parliament in violation of agreement....

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