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 2017-04-30 00:11 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Greece 'on target' for May 22 fiscal deal: PM... +

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Saturday said his government was "on target" for a May 22 fiscal deal with its creditors to enable the country to meet July loan payments....

 2017-04-30 00:01 

Press TV

Three killed in US state of Texas after crash of air ambulance... +

Three people are killed in a plane crash in the US state of Texas....

 2017-04-29 23:57 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

British PM May's Conservatives see lead slip to 17 points: Opinium poll... +

British Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservative party has a 17 point lead over Labour, an Opinium poll showed on Saturday, slightly down from last week as support for smaller parties slipped....

 2017-04-29 23:54 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Turkish authorities expel more than 3,900 from civil service in latest purge... +

Turkish authorities have expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service, military and gendarmerie, the government said in its Official Gazette on Saturday, in what appears to be the latest large-scale purge related to last year's failed coup....

 2017-04-29 23:52 

JPost.com

Israel blames Germany for EU support of UNESCO anti-Israel resolution... +

Is Germany leading European support for the resolution attacking Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem....

 2017-04-29 23:51 

Kuwait News Agency

Briefing of KUNA main news for Saturday until 00:00 GMT... +
 2017-04-29 23:49 

Qatar News Agency

Sudan's Minister of Defense Arrives in Doha... +

Doha, April 29 (QNA) - HE Minister of Defense of the Republic of The Sudan Lieutenant General Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf arrived Saturday in Doha on an official visit to Qatar.HE the Minister of Defense and his accompanying delegation were welcomed ...

 2017-04-29 23:47 

Gulf Times

Can local drivers surprise the big guns in Jordan?... +

While some of the biggest names in regional rallying start to arrive in Jordan for round two of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship, a number of local crews are putting the final preparations to their bids to upset the big guns....

 2017-04-29 23:46 

Gulf Times

Burundi refugees find hope in Kigali at home... +

Outside Rwandas national stadium is a bar that has become a second home for Burundian refugees fleeing their countrys two-year-old political crisis....

 2017-04-29 23:46 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Philippine police chief backs 'secret cell' detention... +

The Philippines' police chief came under fire Saturday for defending the detention of a dozen people inside a closet-sized secret cell in a case that raised further alarm about abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs....

 2017-04-29 23:45 

Gulf Times

Musical journey!... +

Malian singer Salif Keita performs yesterday during the Festival des Musiques Urbaines dAnoumabo in Abidjan, Ivory Coast....

 2017-04-29 23:39 

Gulf Times

Online services for ration card holders... +

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has launched a number of new online services for ration card holders in the country. The services are available on the MEC website at https://services.mec.gov.qa...

 2017-04-29 23:38 

Gulf Times

WCM-Q offers nationals chance to train with world-class scientists... +

Qatari high school and college students who are interested in building successful careers in biomedical research have been invited to apply to join summer training programmes offered by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q)....

 2017-04-29 23:38 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

EU chiefs want to meet Erdogan at NATO summit: Merkel... +

The EU's top officials will seek a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a NATO summit next month amid mounting tensions with Ankara, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday....

 2017-04-29 23:36 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Champs Elysees attacker's father 'threatens' police... +

The father of the gunman who killed a policeman in an attack on Paris's Champs Elysees this month was arrested after turning up drunk at a police station and threatening officers, a source close to the case said Saturday....

 2017-04-29 23:31 

Gulf Times

QRCS mourns death of volunteer in Idlib... +

A volunteer of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) was killed in Syria during an air strike launched on field relief teams carrying out humanitarian missions in Idlibs Al Janudeiah village....

 2017-04-29 23:30 

Gulf Times

150 medical practitioners attend Al Ahli Ophthalmology Congress... +

Some 150 medical practitioners involved in eye care took part in Al Ahli Hospitals second edition of the Mena Ophthalmology Congress, which was held in Doha from April 27 until yesterday....

 2017-04-29 23:30 

Gulf Times

Thai family buries murdered child... +

Tearful relatives gathered yesterday outside a Thai temple to bury an 11-month-old girl killed by her father in a harrowing murder he broadcast live on Facebook before committing suicide....

 2017-04-29 23:28 

Gulf Times

Vardy hauls Leicester to safety... +

Jamie Vardy scored the goal that effectively ensured Leicester City would remain in the Premier League as the outgoing champions won 1-0 away to West Bromwich Albion yesterday....

 2017-04-29 23:27 

Gulf Times

Sunderlands 10-year Premier League stay ends... +

Sunderlands 10-year stay in the Premier League is over after Josh Kings late strike gave Bournemouth a 1-0 victory that condemned the Black Cats to relegation yesterday....

 2017-04-29 23:27 

Gulf Times

Asean leaders wrestle over China at summit... +

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday faced pushback at a regional summit over his efforts to soften Southeast Asian opposition to Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea, diplomats said....

 2017-04-29 23:26 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Egypt urges US to play 'active' Mideast peace role... +

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday urged the United States to help restart negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, a statement from the presidency said....

 2017-04-29 23:24 

Gulf Times

Indian festival boosts sale of gold jewellery... +

Shops in Qatar witnessed an uptick in gold jewellery sales during the Indian festival of Akshaya Tritiya on Friday....

 2017-04-29 23:24 

Gulf Times

Commercial Bank conducts full health screening for employees... +

Commercial Bank organised a health screening programme for employees at Commercial Bank Plaza....

 2017-04-29 23:24 

Gulf Times

Bayern win fifth straight German league title... +

Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in their 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg yesterday....

 2017-04-29 23:23 

Gulf Times

Porto Arabia Festival attracts hundreds of GCC visitors... +

United Development Company (UDC), master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, has wrapped up the Porto Arabia Festival, an outdoor event that featured a variety of entertaining activities designed for different age groups....

 2017-04-29 23:22 

JPost.com

Merkel's conservatives widen lead to 7 points 5 months before German vote... +
 2017-04-29 23:19 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Spain says no Gibraltar 'red lines' in Brexit... +

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday that Spain had no "red lines" on Gibraltar after EU leaders granted Madrid a veto over any future deal with Britain that would involve the territory....

 2017-04-29 23:16 

Qatar News Agency

Qatar Chamber Holds Workshop on Challenges of Starting a Business... +

Doha, April 29 (QNA) - Qatar Chamber (QC) in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Doha organized today a workshop on the challenges of establishing a business and how to overcome with creativity and innovation.Member of Qatar Chamber Ibtihaj Al Ahma...

 2017-04-29 23:05 

Press TV

US serviceman killed in blast outside Iraqs Mosul ... +

A US soldier is killed in an explosion outside the Iraqi city of Mosul, says the Pentagon....

 2017-04-29 22:59 

Kuwait News Agency

Sheikh Mubarak Abdullah wins AHIC Industry Pioneering Award... +
 2017-04-29 22:56 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

MKO Terrorists Working in Collusion with CIA: US Commentator... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) An American political commentator said the anti-Iran Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO also known as MEK) is in league with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), noting that the terror group has been an agent for Washington since the l...

 2017-04-29 22:55 

Times of Israel

Egypt urges US to play active Mideast peace role... +

Mahmoud Abbas, ahead of meeting with Trump in Washington on Wednesday, sits down with President el-Sissi in Cairo...

 2017-04-29 22:54 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

German police deliver pizza after courier crashes car... +

Police came to the aid of a pizza courier who crashed his car in the southwest German town of Gaggenau by completing his delivery....

 2017-04-29 22:54 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Pakistan MPs urge concerned authorities to promote security on Iran border... +

Islamabad, April 29, IRNA Members of Pakistans Balochistan parliament strongly believe that Iran and Pakistan need to have more secure borders to promote bilateral trade and concerned authorities of Pakistan need to do more for better security of the bor...

 2017-04-29 22:52 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

25,000 Go Mountaineering West of Iran... +

KERMANSHAH (Tasnim) Some 25,000 people, including military forces and civilians, ascended Bazi Deraz heights in Irans western province of Kermanshah on Friday....

 2017-04-29 22:51 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iran, Korean Firm Sign Deals on Electrical Projects... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Irans state-run holding company Tavanir signed two agreements with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) for cooperation in electrical projects using state-of-the-art technology....

 2017-04-29 22:49 

Qatar News Agency

Weather Forecast: Partly Cloudy Skies for Tonight... +

Doha, April 29 (QNA) - Weather inshore tonight until 6 a.m. on Saturday is expected to be slightly dusty to dusty and partly cloudy at places, becoming hazy at places later, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather report.Offshore, it...

 2017-04-29 22:47 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Austria Chancellor Urges New EU Relationship with Turkey... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern says Turkey should not be allowed to join the European Union, with membership talks between the EU and Ankara at a standstill....

 2017-04-29 22:44 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Geagea vows to fight corruption... +

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea Saturday vowed that his party will maintain an upright position against corruption despite the difficult circumstances the country is passing through....

 2017-04-29 22:40 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Tunisian officials sacked after protests... +

Tunisia said Saturday it had replaced two senior officials in a southeastern region, days after protestors there booed the prime minister off stage following weeks of demonstrations....

 2017-04-29 22:35 

Press TV

EU leaders toughen Brexit stance in show of unity at special summit... +

The European Union toughens its Brexit demands in a show of unity at a leaders' summit in Brussels....

 2017-04-29 22:35 

Qatar News Agency

Qatar's Foreign Merchandise Trade Surplus Registers QR 9.9 billion in March 2017... +

Doha, April 29 (QNA) - The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics has released preliminary figures of the value of exports of domestic goods, re-exports, and imports for March 2017. In March 2017, the total exports of goods (including expor...

 2017-04-29 22:35 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russia says US missiles in Poland, Romania would violate treaty... +

A U.S. deployment of ballistic missile defence systems in Romania and plans to place more defence systems in Poland violate an existing arms treaty, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday....

 2017-04-29 22:29 

Press TV

Japans PM Abe: Pyongyangs missile test absolutely unacceptable ... +

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says North Koreas latest missile test is "absolutely unacceptable" and a grave threat....

 2017-04-29 22:28 

Qatar News Agency

QNB Group Holds its Strategy Conference in Turkey... +

Doha, April 29 (QNA) - QNB Group has held its Strategy Conference, for the first time in the Republic of Turkey following the joining of Finansbank, one of the biggest privately owned banks in Turkey, to the Group.The conference, which took place ov...

 2017-04-29 22:21 

Qatar News Agency

QNB: 'Compliance with 2016 Oil Production Cuts around 60% during Q1 2017'... +

Doha, April 29 (QNA) - Qatar National Bank (QNB) Group said that overall compliance with oil production cuts agreed in November 2016 between OPEC and some other major non-OPEC producers was around 60% during Q1 2017.In its weekly economic analysis p...

 2017-04-29 22:17 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iran, EU to Hold Talks on Export of Electricity, Gas: EU Official... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) European Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said the issue of exports of energy from Iran to Europe is slated to be discussed with Iranian energy and oil ministers on Saturday....

 2017-04-29 22:15 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Morocco welcomes UN vote backing WSahara peace talks... +

Morocco Saturday voiced satisfaction at a U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing a new peace initiative on the disputed territory of Western Sahara....

 2017-04-29 22:11 

Times of Israel

Pope warns of broad destruction if Korean tensions escalate... +

Francis says 'a good part of humanity' would be destroyed if war were to break out over Pyongyang's ballistic missile tests...

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