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 2020-06-04 00:25 

Kuwait News Agency

Turkey confirms 24 coronavirus deaths, 867 infections...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced on Wednesday that 24 people died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours while 867 persons tested positive for the disease. Koca was quoted by the Anadolu news agency, monitor...

 2020-06-04 00:23 

Al Arabiya

New York City takes 'step forward' in restoring order, says Mayor...

As protests continued in New York City on Wednesday, officials were hopeful that an earlier curfew and refined police tactics will bring the city closer to...

 2020-06-04 00:17 

Al Jazeera

China accused of hiding coronavirus data from WHO: Live updates...

Beijing denies it stalled in providing information to UN body while new study shows hydroxychloroquine not effective....

 2020-06-04 00:14 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon set to extend lockdown for two weeks...

The Cabinet is set to approve Thursday a two-week extension of the nationwide lockdown as part of attempts to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, an official source said Wednesday, as authorities planned further steps toward opening the country....

 2020-06-04 00:11 

Times of Israel

Top-ranking US Jewish officer calls George Floyd death a 'national tragedy'...

In memo distributed to commanders, Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein also announces review of force's military justice system for racial biasIn memo distributed to commanders, Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein also announces review of forc...

 2020-06-04 00:11 

The Peninsula Qatar

Heart Hospital experts perform life-saving open heart surgery on COVID-19 patient...

Dr Abdulaziz Al Khulaifi, cardiac surgeon and Chairman of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Heart Hospital says the story of a 43-year-old resident who is currently recovering from life-saving heart surgery per...

 2020-06-04 00:11 

Kuwait News Agency

Egypt records 36 new coronavirus deaths, 1,079 infections...

CARIO, June 3 (KUNA) -- Egypt reported on Wednesday 36 new coronavirus fatalities, raising the death toll up to 1,088, the Ministry of Health announced. Moreover, 1,079 people were diagnosed with the deadly disease in the past 24 hours, pushing the toll u...

 2020-06-04 00:06 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US crowds defy curfews to protest George Floyd's death, but violence subsides...

US protesters ignored curfews as they vented their anger over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police, but there was a drop in violence overnight and President Donald Trump's defense secretary said he opposed sending in troops....

 2020-06-04 00:01 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Aoun denies Future bloc corruption accusations...

President Michel Aoun Wednesday denied Future Movement's parliamentary bloc's accusations that he was infringing on Cabinet's powers and submitting it to presidential rule, saying in a statement that he adhered to the Taif Accord in full....

 2020-06-03 23:58 

Press TV

White House compares Trump's photo op to Churchill during Blitz...

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany compares US President Dpnald Trump's photo op outside a church across from the White House after police cleared protesters to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill assessing the damage in London during t...

 2020-06-03 23:58 

JPost.com

Gov't approves transferring funds to impoverished municipalities...

About 78% will be given to Arab and Druze communities who were damaged by the coronavirus crisis....

 2020-06-03 23:58 

Kuwait News Agency

US Sec. of Defense: not in favor of using military force to quell protests...

WASHINGTON, June 3 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday he was not in favor of using military force to quell protests staged following the killing of George Floyd, an African-American, by a policeman. "The option to use active-d...

 2020-06-03 23:55 

The Peninsula Qatar

Ministry increases working hours for commercial and service activities in Qatar from Thursday...

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) said today in a circular that working hours for commercial and service activities in Qatar will be from 7 am to 8 pm from Thursday, June 4. The steps are taken within the framework of the preventive and...

 2020-06-03 23:44 

Gulf Times

Government approves dine-in restaurants' opening in some areas...

The government has allowed dine-in operations of food establishments in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), provided they comply with strict health protocols, Malacanang has said....

 2020-06-03 23:40 

Saudi Press Agency

OIC General Secretariat strongly condemns bombing of a mosque in Kabul...
 2020-06-03 23:40 

Saudi Press Agency

KSA Permanent Representative to UN: Pledges at Yemen High-Level Pledging Event 2020 Confirm its Success...
 2020-06-03 23:39 

JPost.com

PLO official condemns construction plan of 'Silicon Wadi' in E. Jerusalem...

The "Silicon Wadi" project joins the government's five-year plan to reduce socio-economic gaps and for economic development in east Jerusalem....

 2020-06-03 23:39 

Gulf Times

Beijing will not back down on new security law: Lam...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said yesterday the central government will not back down on plans for national security legislation for the financial hub, even as Britain stepped up criticism of the move....

 2020-06-03 23:34 

Gulf Times

Americans defy curfews to protest, violence subsides...

US protesters ignored curfews as they vented their anger over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police, but there was a drop in violence overnight....

 2020-06-03 23:34 

Bahrain News Agency

Landmark EU-China summit postponed due to coronavirus pandemic...
 2020-06-03 23:33 

Bahrain News Agency

Finland's PM says she hopes to give birth while in office...
 2020-06-03 23:32 

Bahrain News Agency

UK business minister tested for COVID-19 after lawmakers return to parliament...
 2020-06-03 23:30 

Times of Israel

In abrupt reversal, US defense chief to keep active-duty troops based outside DC...

Confusion highlights growing tensions with White House as Pentagon leaders continue to insist they do not want to use military forces to help quell protestsConfusion highlights growing tensions with White House as Pentagon leaders continue to insist they ...

 2020-06-03 23:29 

Gulf Times

Maduro and Guaido agree to co-operate in virus fight...

The government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido have reached an agreement to co-operate to raise funds for the fight against the coronavirus, they said....

 2020-06-03 23:29 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

UAE reports 571 cases; 427 recoveries...
 2020-06-03 23:23 

Kuwait News Agency

UAE confirms 571 new coronavirus infections...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) - The United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday, confirmed 571 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number in the gulf state to 36,359. The UAE news agency (WAM) quoted the ministry of health and prevention as saying in a statement ...

 2020-06-03 23:20 

JPost.com

Data giant NetApp acquires Israel's Spot in $450m. deal...

Spot currently employs more than 180 staff across five offices in Tel Aviv, San Francisco, New York, Washington DC and London, and raised $53m. in funding prior to the acquisition....

 2020-06-03 23:17 

Press TV

WRC: 2020 rally Finland cancelled due to coronavirus...

Rally Finland has become the latest major motorsport event to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, delaying the resumption of the 2020 WRC season even further....

 2020-06-03 23:17 

Press TV

COVID-19 death risk higher for British BAME community...

British BAME community demand government offer recommendations after they are found more at risk to COVID-19....

 2020-06-03 23:13 

The Peninsula Qatar

Cabinet approves draft law criminalising and increasing penalties for some labour law violations...

The State Cabinet has approved a draft law amending some provisions of the Labour Law promulgated by Law No. (14) of 2004 in its ordinary meeting held today....

 2020-06-03 23:12 

Haaretz Daily

Abbas wants annexation...

There is one person who can stop Israel from annexing settlements and large swathes of the West Bank, which is scheduled to happen on July 1, and that is Mahmoud Abbas. I...

 2020-06-03 23:10 

JPost.com

WJC condemns killing of George Floyd as 'horrific racist act'...

"At the same time, while I of course understand and share the anger at the brutal killing of George Floyd, I am appalled by the unrestrained violence that threatens to tear our nation apart," Lauder added....

 2020-06-03 23:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US shouldn't invoke Insurrection Act, defense secretary says...

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active duty forces to quell civil unrest, a move President Donald Trump threatened to take to stem protests that have roiled the nation....

 2020-06-03 23:08 

Gulf Times

Repatriation flights leave for Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram...

Two more Indian repatriation flights took off from Hamad International Airport (HIA) Wednesday....

 2020-06-03 23:05 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

ILTV: Israel records huge spike in coronavirus infections...

ILTV news roundup: Huge spike in coronavirus infections in Israel. Israeli PM urges settlement heads to support sovereignty plan....

 2020-06-03 23:02 

Kuwait News Agency

France: coronavirus deaths up 85 to 29,021...

PARIS, June 3 (KUNA) -- The number of French coronavirus deaths rose by 85 on Wednesday to reach 29,021 compared with Tuesday, a declining trend in line with fewer hospitalisations and critical coronavirus cases, the Health Ministry said. In its statement...

 2020-06-03 23:01 

Press TV

Protesters across Europe defy pandemic ban to condemn US racism...

Thousands of people across Europe have held protest rallies to condemn racism and police brutality in the US....

 2020-06-03 22:59 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Several authors retract study on hydroxychloroquine - Technology & Health...

Several authors of large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus retract the report....

 2020-06-03 22:56 

Times of Israel

Continuing to cut ties, Palestinian Authority refuses tax transfers from Israel...

Analyst says move 'nearly suicidal' for PA that is heavily reliant on these funds amid drop in donor aid and economic crisis caused by coronavirusAnalyst says move 'nearly suicidal' for PA that is heavily reliant on these funds amid drop i...

 2020-06-03 22:48 

Kuwait News Agency

Chinese carriers banned from flying to, from US...

WASHINGTON, June 3 (KUNA) -- The US Department of Transportation has ordered suspension of Chinese air carriers flights to and from the United States. In a press statement on Wednesday, the department said that the move comes in response to the failure of...

 2020-06-03 22:42 

Al Arabiya

Kuwait's PM vows to slash migrant population...

Kuwait wants to slash the migrant proportion of its population from 70 to 30 percent, state media said Wednesday, with the prime minister vowing to "resolv...

 2020-06-03 22:41 

Gulf Times

QFC hosting series of digital events to widen digital reach to clients, businesses...

The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is hosting a series of digital events both independently and with partner organisations in an effort to engage existing and prospective clients as well as the wider business community...

 2020-06-03 22:41 

JPost.com

A body was found in a burning car in southern Israel...
 2020-06-03 22:41 

JPost.com

President Reuven Rivlin visits Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems...

"Elbit is an asset to Israel's security, a shining example of Israeli creativity and innovation. Israeli industry is the backbone of Israel's economy," Rivlin said....

 2020-06-03 22:38 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait gov't rescue package to address Covid-19 economic impacts - PM...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) - His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said Wednesday the government adopted a rescue package to address economic ramifications of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). The package includes bills about ...

 2020-06-03 22:37 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity - Radio...

The Palestinian problem: You can't help those who don't want to be helped....

 2020-06-03 22:31 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait faces "big challenge" to address population discrepancy - PM...

KUWAIT, June 3 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait is facing a "big challenge" to address discrepancy in the structure of the population, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said Wednesday. Kuwait has a population of so...

 2020-06-03 22:27 

Haaretz Daily

Israeli police renew coronavirus restrictions on rallies: No marches, fewer participants...

Police reinstate rules days before thousands were set to march in a joint Jewish-Arab protest against annexation...

 2020-06-03 22:26 

Press TV

Iranian students rally in solidarity with George Floyd...

Echoes of black lives matter are heard far from the US in Iran; Students and rights activists have gathered outside the Swiss embassy in Tehran to express solidarity with African Americans....

 2020-06-03 22:25 

Press TV

Venezuela starts gradual fuel supply nationwide...

Following the arrival of Iran's five fuel-loaded ships in Venezuela, the government of President Nicolas Maduro has initiated a gradual process of improving the gasoline supply....

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