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 2020-05-29 20:15 

Al Jazeera

Trump escalates US-China conflict with new sanctions, measures...

US president plans to eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong after Beijing announces new security legislation....

 2020-05-29 20:14 

Gulf Daily News

COVID-19 UPDATE: 300 new Covid-19 cases registered today...
 2020-05-29 20:13 

Gulf Daily News

Saudi temporarily suspends visas to tourists from 7 infected countries...
 2020-05-29 20:09 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate...

As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country....

 2020-05-29 20:03 

Gulf Times

Racially charged violence rages for third night in Minneapolis...

A third night of racially charged arson, looting and vandalism gripped Minneapolis as protesters vented rage over the death of an unarmed black man after a white police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground...

 2020-05-29 20:00 

Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Health Announces 1581 New Cases of COVID-19, Recovery Cases Exceed 57,000...
 2020-05-29 19:57 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Bahrain reports 72 COVID-19 recoveries, 300 new cases...
 2020-05-29 19:53 

Kuwait News Agency

Quake 300 km from Kuwait City -- KISR...

KUWAIT, May 29 (KUNA) -- A five degree earthquake was registered west of Iran at 11:03 a.m. (08:03 GMT) on Friday, the seismological department at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research said in a statement. The quake was monitored at a 10-km depth; 300 ...

 2020-05-29 19:49 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russia to hold talks with Syria about obtaining more facilities, maritime access: Ifax...

President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia's defense and foreign ministries to hold talks with Syria for Moscow to obtain additional facilities and maritime access in Syria....

 2020-05-29 19:45 

Kuwait News Agency

Jordan: Two new infections with coronavirus...

AMMAN, May 29 (KUNA) -- Jordan reported on Friday recording two infections with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in past hours, putting tally of contaminations with the germ at 730. A joint statement released by the premiership and the ministry of health ...

 2020-05-29 19:42 

JPost.com

Lil Dicky becomes Larry David of rap in 'Dave'...

The show, which premiered in March and is now available to stream on Hulu, is called "Dave." It's a fictionalized version of Burd's rise to stardom....

 2020-05-29 19:41 

Gulf Times

QSE seen built on a strong base of profitable companies...

Qatar's Covid-19 relief package for the private sector will give visibility for the local businesses in the short term and the country is expected to see a privatisation wave...

 2020-05-29 19:39 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran: US protesters' voice must be heard...

Tehran, May 30, IRNA Iranian Foreign Ministry in a message expressed regret over killing of black Americans, saying the US' protesters' voice must be heard....

 2020-05-29 19:37 

Kuwait News Agency

Iraq: One death, 416 infections with coronavirus...

BAGHDAD, May 29 (KUNA) -- Iraq reported on Friday a single death and 416 infections with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past hours. Total death count of fatalities reached 185 and the infection cases 5,873, the Iraqi Ministry of Health said in a ...

 2020-05-29 19:33 

Ynetnews

Seventy-eight students, staff of Jerusalem school contract coronavirus...
 2020-05-29 19:28 

Ynetnews

Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd case...
 2020-05-29 19:27 

Haaretz Daily

Despite support at EU, Austria clarifies it opposes Israeli annexation...

Austria and Hungary who blocked anti-Netanyahu resolutions in the past prevented a joint EU statement against annexation due to its timing, foreign minister says, but reiterated stance against annexation to Israeli counterpart...

 2020-05-29 19:27 

Ynetnews

U.S., Britain raise Hong Kong at U.N. Security Council, angering China...
 2020-05-29 19:25 

Kuwait News Agency

Italy's top clubs' matches to resume June 20...

ROME, May 29 (KUNA) -- Italy's Serie A will return on June 20, the sports minister, Vincenzo Spadafora, has confirmed. The minister, emerging on Friday from a video conference with leaders of Italian soccer unions, said the government agreed to resume...

 2020-05-29 19:22 

Al Jazeera

Bangladeshis killed in Libya were abducted, tortured: Minister...

Thirty migrants, 24 of them Bangladeshis, were killed on Wednesday while crossing the Libyan desert in search of work....

 2020-05-29 19:20 

Al Arabiya

President Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with WHO...

President Donald Trump said Friday he was breaking off US ties with the World Health Organization, which he says failed to do enough to combat the initial...

 2020-05-29 19:20 

Al Jazeera

What is the way forward in India-Nepal border dispute?...

India says new road to Lipulekh falls within Indian territory, but Nepal claims at least 17km of it lies on its land....

 2020-05-29 19:16 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Police free CNN reporter arrested live on TV covering Minneapolis protests...

Police in Minneapolis released a CNN reporter who was led off in handcuffs along with his film crew while reporting live on television early Friday morning during violent protests in the city....

 2020-05-29 19:15 

Al Arabiya

Trump's denounced tweet adds fuel to protesters' fire...

President Donald Trump added fuel to racial fires Friday as he threatened to take action to bring the city of Minneapolis "under control," calling violent...

 2020-05-29 19:13 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

Saudi Arabia to hold virtual Donors' Conference for Yemen on Tuesday...
 2020-05-29 19:11 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Minister: Iran, Russia to hold joint cooperation commission in Caucasus...

Tehran, May 29, IRNA - Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian in a phone call with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak reached agreement on holding the 16th round of Iran-Russia joint economic cooperation commission in Caucasus....

 2020-05-29 19:09 

Al Jazeera

New York City slated for partial reopening on June 8...

Governor Andrew Cuomo warns, however, that 'reopening does not mean we're going back to the way things were'....

 2020-05-29 19:04 

Gulf Times

G-Ring Road set for 2020 third quarter completion: Ashghal...

The G-Ring Road project is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2020, according to information on the Public Works Authority (Ashghal)'s official website....

 2020-05-29 19:01 

Kuwait News Agency

Suspicious transactions with abroad to prosecution -- Min. Al-Saleh...

KUWAIT -- Minister Al-Saleh said in a statement that the steps were taken in line with the Cabinet Resolution on May 20, 2020, tasking supervisory authorities to probe media reports about corruption-tainted transactions, related directly or indirectly to ...

 2020-05-29 19:00 

Times of Israel

Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man's neck charged with murder...

Minnesota state investigators arrest Derek Chauvin for role in death of George Floyd while in custody that sparked protests across the United States and violence in MinneapolisMinnesota state investigators arrest Derek Chauvin for role in death of George ...

 2020-05-29 18:58 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Cabinet meets to agree upon appointments...

Cabinet met Friday to discuss and approve a range of senior administrative appointments and a request from the Foreign Ministry to extend the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon by another year....

 2020-05-29 18:56 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Russia showing concern over US' JCPOA behavior...

Moscow, May 29, IRNA - Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova expressed concerns over the US behavior with regard to pulling out of Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)....

 2020-05-29 18:53 

Al Arabiya

New York City is on track to lift coronavirus restrictions on June 8...

New York City is "on track" to enter phase one of reopening on June 8, New York Governor Cuomo said on Friday as he announced that five upstate regions wil...

 2020-05-29 18:47 

SANA

5 civilians martyred due to infighting among Turkey's mercenaries in Efrin...

Aleppo, SANA Five civilians were martyred and a number of terrorists were killed due to infighting among Turkey's mercenaries in the occupied city of Efrin in Aleppo's northern countryside. Local sources at Efrin told SANA's reporter that viol...

 2020-05-29 18:45 

Saudi Press Agency

Iraq Reports 416 New Cases of COVID-19...
 2020-05-29 18:45 

Saudi Press Agency

Al-Jadaan: Gradually Reopening Economic Activities Affirms Government's Role in Supporting Economic Development and Is A Positive Step Towards Improving Economic Performance...
 2020-05-29 18:45 

Saudi Press Agency

Egypt Reports New 1,289 Cases of COVID-19...
 2020-05-29 18:45 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Four new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours...

Lebanon confirmed four new coronavirus infections Friday, bringing to total number of infections to 1,172....

 2020-05-29 18:44 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Afghan government says Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 14...

Taliban fighters attacked an army checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan, killing 14 military personnel, the Defense Ministry said Friday....

 2020-05-29 18:40 

Gulf Times

Flight for Kannur leaves with 177 passengers; 8 infants...

Another repatriation flight carrying Indians from Qatar left for Kannur in Kerala Friday with 177 passengers and eight infants, the Indian embassy tweeted....

 2020-05-29 18:40 

Al Arabiya

Air travel amid COVID-19: Emirates warns of coronavirus-related phishing email, scams...

Emirates airline warned the public against phishing email attacks that claim previously booked air tickets were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic a...

 2020-05-29 18:38 

Bahrain News Agency

Mother of Louisville police shooting victim calls for peace...
 2020-05-29 18:37 

Kuwait News Agency

Suspicious transactions with abroad to prosecution -- Min. Al-Saleh...

KUWAIT, May 29 (KUNA) -- The financial probe department (of the Ministry of Finance) has finalized scrutinizing reports about transactions purportedly involving Kuwait-based companies with a Chinese company and former Malaysian government, a senior offici...

 2020-05-29 18:35 

Times of Israel

Al-Aqsa preacher reported detained and barred, as holy site set to reopen...

Several East Jerusalem activists briefly held; Hamas terror chief condemns ban as 'assault' on Palestinian right to worshipSeveral East Jerusalem activists briefly held; Hamas terror chief condemns ban as 'assault' on Palestinian right to ...

 2020-05-29 18:27 

SABA Net

PM, Mark Lowcock discuss preparations for Yemen donors conference 2020...

RIYADH - SABAPrime Minister Dr. Ma'een Abdulmalik and the UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Marck Lowcock discussed on Friday through a telephone call the ongoing preparations for Yemen donors confere...

 2020-05-29 18:26 

JPost.com

German parliament agrees unanimously to allow rabbis back in military...

During the First World War, tens of thousands of Jews served in the Bundeswehr, including some rabbis....

 2020-05-29 18:24 

Press TV

US taking UN hostage over Hong Kong law: China...

China says the United States is taking the United Nations (UN) hostage by insisting that Beijing's new national security law be put on the world body's agenda....

 2020-05-29 18:22 

Oman Observer

Fact check: COVID-19 is not thrombosis, nor is it caused by bacteria...

A widely-shared social media post has made the false claim that COVID-19 is a blood clotting condition caused by bacteria. The post Fact check: COVID-19 is not thrombosis, nor is it caused by bacteria appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-05-29 18:20 

Saudi Press Agency

Algeria Reports 137 New Cases of COVID-19...
 2020-05-29 18:20 

Saudi Press Agency

Jordan Reports Two New Cases of COVID-19...

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