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 2018-12-07 12:48 

JPost.com

Singing the 'Song of Deborah' mother explores her daughters IDF experience...

Artist Angelika Sher explores her daughter's experience in the IDF...

 2018-12-07 12:46 

MehrNews.com

West return to 2007: Europe's anger over incompetent politicians...

TEHRAN, Dec. 07 (MNA) The anger and discontent of European citizens over European politicians is increasing day by day. While more than ten years have passed since the economic crisis in Europe, we are still witnessing austerity plans in this block....

 2018-12-07 12:45 

Saudi Press Agency

OIC Welcomes UN General Assembly Adoption of Irish Draft to Resolve Palestinian Cause...
 2018-12-07 12:45 

Saudi Press Agency

Tunisian Interior Minister Meets with Saudi Ambassador...
 2018-12-07 12:44 

JPost.com

Italy govt wins lower house confidence vote on budget against EU wishes...
 2018-12-07 12:43 

Al Jazeera

Actor Kevin Hart withdraws as Oscars host after homophobic tweets...

In tweets from several years ago, Hart made several homophobic remarks that led to the controversy and withdrawal....

 2018-12-07 12:43 

Bahrain Mirror

Hisham Al-Sabbagh Launches Hunger Strike against Preventing him from Treatment...

Leader in Islamic Action Society (Amal) Hisham Al-Sabbagh enters his 3rd day of hunger strike protesting against being prevented from his right to treatment....

 2018-12-07 12:42 

Haaretz Daily

Civilian casualties in Yemen average 123 per week, UN says...

Refugee agency urges parties to Stockholm peace talks to do more to protect civilians, as warring sides agree to broad prisoner swap...

 2018-12-07 12:41 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Education minister participates in sport festival...

Manama, Dec.7 (BNA): Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi took part in the "Bahrain Merits" national sport festival....

 2018-12-07 12:38 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

US Has Moved Daesh Terrorists to Afghanistan: Iran’s Larijani - Politics news...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani raised the alarm about the US administration's attempts to revive the Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group in Afghanistan, saying that Washington has moved a large number of them to...

 2018-12-07 12:38 

Ynetnews

Ayalon highway reopened after 5 hours...

Ayalon highway was opened to traffic on both directions after being closed for five hours amid stormy weather and rise of water lever in the Ayalon stream. Heavy traffic was reported throughout the Tel Aviv metropolitan area....

 2018-12-07 12:36 

Bahrain Mirror

Amnesty Asks its Followers to Demand Thai Authorities Stop Al-Araibi's Deportation...

Amnesty International said in a statement on its website that Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi is in imminent danger of deportation from Thailand, despite his status as a recognized refugee in Australia. His forcible return to Bahrain would violate inter...

 2018-12-07 12:32 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Bahrain marks Arab Family Day...

Manama, Dec.7 (BNA):The Kingdom of Bahrain today marks the Arab Family Day, which falls on the 7th of December, every year....

 2018-12-07 12:31 

FARS News Agency

Iran: Israel Main Cause of Middle East Problems...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Eshaq Alehabib blasted the Tel Aviv regime for its atrocities against the Palestinians, and described Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories as the root cause of...

 2018-12-07 12:31 

FARS News Agency

Iranian Nominated to Receive World Best Referee Award...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian futsal referee Gelareh Nazemi, along with nine other leading referees from around the world, has been shortlisted to receive the best referee award....

 2018-12-07 12:31 

FARS News Agency

Iran Vows to Punish Terrorists, Sponsors behind Terrorist Attack in Chabahar...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif strongly condemned the Thursday morning's terrorist attack in the Southeastern port city of Chabahar, and vowed that such acts will not go unanswered....

 2018-12-07 12:31 

FARS News Agency

Sarajevo Mayor Hopeful about Cooperation with Tehran...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka, in a congratulatory message to the new mayor of Tehran, Pirouz Hanachi, felicitated his election, and expressed hope for broader cooperation between the two cities....

 2018-12-07 12:31 

FARS News Agency

EU after Euro-Based Oil Transactions with World...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The European Union is going to just use the euro in the financial transactions of all European oil deals with other countries, Iranian Vice-President Ali Akbar Salehi broke the news, affirming that the bloc will ditch US dollar in its all ....

 2018-12-07 12:31 

FARS News Agency

More Turkey-Backed Militant Commanders Killed in Clashes with Kurds in Northern Syria...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of Turkey-backed militants, including two notorious commanders, were killed in the Kurdish militia attacks in Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo, a Kurdish media outlet reported on Friday....

 2018-12-07 12:31 

FARS News Agency

Tehran, Islamabad Discuss Ways to Boost Bilateral Trade...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Islamabad Mehdi Honardoost, in a meeting with senior Adviser to Pakistani Prime Minister for Commerce, Industry and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood, exchanged views on ways to further increase bilateral trade between ....

 2018-12-07 12:31 

FARS News Agency

Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Wards Off ISIL Heavy Offensive Near Iraqi Borders...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Damascus Army warded off a heavy assault by the ISIL terrorists against its positions near the town of Albu Kamal in Eastern Deir Ezzur, close to the borders with Iraq....

 2018-12-07 12:31 

FARS News Agency

Imran Khan Tells Trump: Pakistan Not 'Hired Gun' Any...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed regret over his country's past dealings with the United States, asserting that Pakistan will not act as a 'hired gun' for the US anymore....

 2018-12-07 12:30 

FARS News Agency

Foreign Ministry Protests Mistreatment of Iranian Nationals in Georgia...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry protested at the mistreatment of the country's nationals by Georgian border guards....

 2018-12-07 12:30 

Times of Israel

'Miracle' doughnuts emerge as Israel celebrates Hanukkah...

Holiday treat goes gourmet in Jewish state, with some offering a French twist on classic delicacyHoliday treat goes gourmet in Jewish state, with some offering a French twist on classic delicacy...

 2018-12-07 12:29 

Kuwait News Agency

OPEC basket price declines 29 cents, stable at 58.79 pb...

VIENNA, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- OPEC daily 15-crude basket price declined 29 cents and stood at USD 58.79 a barrel Thursday, compared with USD 60.08 pb in the previous day. On Friday, OPEC bulletin said the annual average for the basket during last year was USD 5...

 2018-12-07 12:27 

Ynetnews

Sara Netanyahu's investigation on Hefetz ends after 2 hours...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, arrived at the Police investigations unit Lahav 433 on Friday for a two-hour interrogation concerning suspicions she had given the State Comptroller false information about the employment of former media...

 2018-12-07 12:27 

Al Arabiya

American activist tortured, killed in Syria, claims human rights group...

A US citizen who had been held in Syria by the regime of Bashar al Assad for nearly three years was killed while in its custody, according to a human...

 2018-12-07 12:22 

JPost.com

Trump seen picking Milley as next Chairman of Joint Chiefs...
 2018-12-07 12:18 

Al Jazeera

Saudi guarantees on detained activists 'not good enough': HRW...

Riyadh's assurances on well-being of activists not 'good enough' following Jamal Khashoggi killing, says rights group....

 2018-12-07 12:18 

JPost.com

Steady as she goes: Merkel 2.0 takes center stage in Germany...

Dubbed "Merkel 2.0" by opposition parties, Kramp-Karrenbauer was the continuity candidate in the leadership campaign, less bold in her policy proposals than rival Friedrich Merz....

 2018-12-07 12:13 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Flooding: Dad, kids rescued by boat...

A father and three children were rescued from their flooded car at Kfar Chabad. Emergency services evacuated 25 families near Lod....

 2018-12-07 12:11 

Al Jazeera

Palestinians battle home evictions in East Jerusalem's Silwan...

The settlers' takeover of Batan al-Hawa is 'the most extensive expulsion process' in recent years in East Jerusalem....

 2018-12-07 12:10 

Ynetnews

Kremlin shrugs off US call to scrap nuclear-capable missile...

The Kremlin shrugged off a US call for it to scrap a nuclear-capable missile on Friday, saying it was in compliance with the Cold-War era arms control treaty Washington accuses the missile of violating. A senior US official said on Thursday that Russia mu...

 2018-12-07 12:08 

Gulf Daily News

'Kill or be killed' says rebel group behind Papua massacre...

Timika, Indonesia: Construction workers massacred at a remote jungle work camp in Papua were legitimate military targets, a rebel group said Friday, as authorities hunted for more bodies after the grisly weekend attack which killed at least 16....

 2018-12-07 12:08 

Gulf Daily News

Outcry over mass teen roundup as France braces for more protests...

Paris: Images of dozens of high-school pupils kneeling with their hands behind their heads during mass round-ups sparked an outcry Friday as France braces for more violence at "yellow vest" protests this weekend....

 2018-12-07 12:06 

Ynetnews

Afghan official: Taliban killed 14 troops in western province...

The Taliban staged a coordinated attack overnight on two Afghan army outposts in western Herat province, killing 14 Afghan soldiers and taking another 21 captive, a provincial official said Friday, the latest in a series of daily attacks by insurgents on ...

 2018-12-07 12:06 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Ashuradeh: Island in The Caspian Sea - Tourism news...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian northern coastline is characterized with its unique, pristine nature, a combination of see and forest....

 2018-12-07 12:06 

Bahrain Mirror

Bahrain Discovers 800 Cancer Cases Annually: Gov't Official...

Salman Bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa, King Hamad University Hospital Chief Executive Office, said average of cancer tumors, according to modern medical reports, are increasing. King Hamad Oncology Center receives between 50 and 60 patients daily....

 2018-12-07 12:04 

Ynetnews

Eiffel Tower to be closed as Paris braces for more protests...

The Eiffel Tower in Paris will be closed on Saturday as French authorities tighten security to prevent another outbreak of violence following three weeks of anti-government protests. In addition to the 8,000 police forces that will be deployed in the Fren...

 2018-12-07 12:04 

JPost.com

Former U.S. AG Barr chosen by Trump to return to head Justice Department...

Barr was "my first choice from day one," and "a terrific man, a terrific person, a brilliant man," Trump said, speaking to reporters outside the White House....

 2018-12-07 12:01 

Ynetnews

N. Korea tells China it's committed to denuclearization...

North Korea's foreign minister said his country remains committed to ending its nuclear weapons program in talks Friday with his Chinese counterpart, according to China's foreign ministry. The talks in Beijing between Ri Yong Ho and Wang Yi came a...

 2018-12-07 11:56 

SANA

New US-led coalition strikes leave 8 civilians dead in Hajin, Deir Ezzor countryside...

Deir Ezzor, SANA_ The warplanes of the US-led "international coalition" have bombarded Hajin town in southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, claiming the lives of eight civilians. Civil sources told SANA that the coalition's strikes on Hajin t...

 2018-12-07 11:56 

Times of Israel

80 people evacuated as flooding sweeps central Israel town...

25 families in Ahiezer, near Lod, pulled from homes by boat amid heavy rain; no reports of injuries25 families in Ahiezer, near Lod, pulled from homes by boat amid heavy rain; no reports of injuries...

 2018-12-07 11:54 

Saudi Press Agency

EU Foreign Ministers to Discuss Relations with Iran...
 2018-12-07 11:51 

Haaretz Daily

Germany's ruling party convenes to choose Merkel's successor...

Angela Merkel announced in October she would give up the reins in her party, though she has said she plans to remain Germany's chancellor until the end of the current term in 2021...

 2018-12-07 11:46 

Bahrain Mirror

Bahraini Banks to Remain under Pressure: Moody's...

Moody's expected that Bahrain banks would remain under high pressures due to economic factors....

 2018-12-07 11:44 

i24 News

Gaza's civil servants line up to receive Qatar-funded salaries...

Hundreds of Gazans were disqualified from receiving funds based on ties to Hamas' military wing...

 2018-12-07 11:42 

Haaretz Daily

Sara Netanyahu questioned on suspicion of fraud...

The prime minister's wife is suspected of falsely displaying receipts for a donation worth thousands of shekels to an Israeli NGO that was made as a payment for her and the premier's media adviser...

 2018-12-07 11:40 

Haaretz Daily

Former military chief Benny Gantz to head new political party, report says...

130 founding members have officially signed up to Gantz's party, which recent polls predict would win over 14 Knesset seats...

 2018-12-07 11:37 

JPost.com

U.S. cautions Russia against meddling with alleged attack site in Syria...

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