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 2021-02-25 20:01 

FARS News Agency

Frigid Temperatures Grip Texas: Freeze Shows Texans True Cost of Unregulated Power...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The fallout from the big freeze left some customers owing thousands but experts say one way or another consumers will pay the price for the state's vulnerable energy ....

 2021-02-25 20:00 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Health minister fuels Lebanese anger over vaccine line-jumping...

Lebanon's health minister said he had allowed lawmakers to receive COVID-19 shots to thank them for passing an emergency law and dismissed anger over politicians jumping the queue as an overreaction....

 2021-02-25 19:57 

Haaretz Daily

How California's Jewish community won the battle over the state's ethnic studies program...

Is a Californian model ethnic studies curriculum trying to cleanse Jews from history, as some critics have claimed? Not according to the Jewish groups who helped revise it...

 2021-02-25 19:53 

Haaretz Daily

'I wanted to be the first Iranian to come to Israel'...

Before 2019, the idea of Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei competing in Tel Aviv would have been a pipe dream. But Mollaei's new reality comes with a heavy price, he tells Haaretz in an interview...

 2021-02-25 19:52 

Al Jazeera

UEFA launches probe into abuse aimed at Ibrahimovic...

Swedish striker, who has Bosnian roots, was subjected to ethnic abuse by an individual seated in a VIP box in Serbia....

 2021-02-25 19:51 

Al Arabiya

Saudi Foreign Minister discusses regional challenges with US counterpart...

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan spoke on the phone with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, according to a statement published...

 2021-02-25 19:50 

JPost.com

Tel Aviv Grand Slam gold medalist Timna Nelson-Levy living her best life...

The Israeli-American 26-year-old judoka spoke to the Jerusalem Post about winning the Grand Slam gold medal, earning Olympic berth....

 2021-02-25 19:49 

JPost.com

Israel issues urgent ban on all seafood distribution...

Mediterranean oil spill grinds fishing industry to a halt....

 2021-02-25 19:48 

Arutz Sheva

New poll shows Right-wing bloc at 56 seats...

A Purim-eve poll shows Blue and White slipping behind, Likud's block nearly at enough seats for a government....

 2021-02-25 19:48 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

New poll shows Right-wing blocat 56 seats...

A Purim-eve poll shows Blue and White slipping behind, Likud's block nearly at enough seats for a government....

 2021-02-25 19:41 

Kuwait News Agency

Pfizer studies COVID vaccine booster shot in new trial...

WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- Pfizer and German partner BioNTech have started testing a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine to determine the immune response against new variants of the virus, the drug manufacturer said on Thursday. The study is part of a ...

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Natural gas to contribute the least to energy emissions by 2050: GECF...

The impact of Covid-19 in 2020 is estimated to have led to around a 7% reduction in global energy-related CO2 emissions; the GECF said and noted this decline, however, will be short-lived with a rebound in 2021 and 2022 as energy demand recovers....

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Vasilevskiy, Lightning shut out Hurricanes...

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 25 shots for his first shutout of the season and Ross Colton scored a goal in his NHL debut to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday afternoon....

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Community ]

QF partner Tamuq's faculty ranked top scientific minds...

Nine faculty members from Texas A&M University at Qatar (Tamuq), a Qatar Foundation partner university, were included on a list recently published by Stanford University researchers whose study identified the top 2% of most-cited scientists worldwide in a...

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Qatar pledges to provide $60m to solve electricity crisis in Gaza...

HE Chairman of Qatar's Gaza Reconstruction Committee Ambassador Mohammed Al Emadi, stated that the State of Qatar has pledged to provide an amount of $60m to finance the project to supply the Gaza Strip with the gas necessary to solve the electricity ...

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

MoPH reports 540 Covid-19 recoveries...

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported Thursday 465 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19), of which 408 were from community cases and 57 from travellers returning from abroad who are subject to quarantine....

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Yellen seeks debt transparency as IMF eyes expanded firepower...

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called for greater transparency around the use of International Monetary Fund resources and on existing stocks of debt as global finance chiefs consider an expansion in the IMF's lending firepower....

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Al Duhail, Al Sadd in electrifying 2021 Qatar Cup Final...

QNB Stars Leagues reigning champions Al Duhail and champions-to-be Al Sadd will face off in an electrifying 2021 Qatar Cup final on Friday, 26th February, 2021 at the Al Duhail Stadium....

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

MoCI undersecretary receives high-level Chilean delegation...

HE the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) Sultan bin Rashid al-Khater Thursday met Rodrigo Yanez, Chile's Undersecretary for International Economic Relations and the accompanying delegation currently visiting Qatar....

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

India crush England inside two days in pink-ball Test...

India crushed England by 10 wickets yesterday in a rare two day Test triumph that winning captain Virat Kohli said had been "bizarre"....

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Community ]

Georgetown Research Lecture Series at QF highlights history of Somali piracy in Indian Ocean...

The Indian Ocean Working Group (IOWG) research initiative at Qatar Foundation-partner Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) organised a Loiy Hammad Memorial Lecture featuring Jatin Dua, associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, on...

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Residential stock in Qatar at 303,015 units at end-2020: ValuStrat...

Despite Covid-19 and slowdown in the growth of expatriate population, the annual fall in rents and capital values of residential units during 2020 was less compared to year-on-year (YoY) decline in 2019, the researcher said in its country report...

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Commercial banks' total assets jump 8.55% year-on-year to QR1.69tn in January: QCB...

The year 2021 has started off on a solid footing for Doha's commercial banks as their total assets expanded faster year-on-year than the country's gross domestic product (GDP) this January, according to the Qatar Central Bank data....

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Community ]

Loyola International School students shine at SOF General Knowledge Olympiad Examination...

Students of Loyola International School recently participated in the annual Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) General Knowledge Olympiad Examination and performed...

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Community ]

VCUarts Qatar's Sonic Jeel to perform at New York-based Art Fair...

'Sonic Jeel', an artist collective made up of students, faculty and alumni from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner-university, has been invited to perform virtually on ...

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Gulf Times

[ Sport ]

Jazz thump Lakers, Dort spurs Thunder...

The Utah Jazz manhandled the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, improving on their league-leading record with a pitiless 114-89 victory....

 2021-02-25 19:37 

Arutz Sheva

Lapid and Liberman discuss ways of unseating Netanyahu...

Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid met with leader of Yisrael Beytenu Avigdor Liberman in Modi'in today. Channel 12 News reported that the two discussed ways of taking over for Netanyahu's regime following the upcoming elections....

 2021-02-25 19:36 

Al Jazeera

Can justice be served 12 years after Sri Lanka's civil war ended?...

UN's human rights chief said Sri Lankan government is failing to pursue those responsible for war crimes....

 2021-02-25 19:33 

JPost.com

US carries out airstrike against Iranian-backed militia target in Syria...
 2021-02-25 19:33 

Haaretz Daily

What's behind China's COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Africa?...

Beijing's burgeoning ties with African countries, accelerating during the era of so-called vaccine nationalism, are raising questions about its motives...

 2021-02-25 19:33 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait FM discusses bilateral ties with Qatari counterpart...

KUWAIT, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah discussed bilateral relations and aspects of cooperation with Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al-Tha...

 2021-02-25 19:33 

Arutz Sheva

Itamar Ben-Gvir reads Megillah with members of Chabad...

Itamar Ben-Gvir reads Megillah with members of Chabad...

 2021-02-25 19:30 

Arutz Sheva

Thousands of police deployed to prevent Purim violations...

Thousands of police have been deployed at hundreds of checkpoints across the country to enforce the night curfew regulations that have gone into effect for the Purim holiday. Chief of Police Yaakov Shabtai said, "We have deployed checkpoints between c...

 2021-02-25 19:29 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HRH Crown Prince and Prime Minister's support for Bahraini press praised by BJA President...
 2021-02-25 19:29 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad to patronize DTAC 2021...
 2021-02-25 19:28 

JPost.com

US moves to speed up releases of unaccompanied migrant children...

President Joe Biden earlier this month reversed a policy put in place by former Republican President Donald Trump that allowed US authorities to rapidly expel migrant children....

 2021-02-25 19:27 

Kuwait News Agency

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 2021-02-25 19:26 

Kuwait News Agency

Arab Parliment congratulates Kuwait on 60th Nat'l Day...

CAIRO, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- Arab Parliament President Adel Al-Asoumi congratulated on Thursday His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the government, parliament a...

 2021-02-25 19:23 

Saudi Press Agency

Jordanian King Delivers Address at Brookings Institution conference...
 2021-02-25 19:20 

Arutz Sheva

Police refuse to release body of woman killed by glass door...

After a tragic death just days before her wedding, a young woman's body is being kept from her family pending an autopsy....

 2021-02-25 19:20 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Police refuse to release body of woman killed by glass door...

After a tragic death just days before her wedding, a young woman's body is being kept from her family pending an autopsy....

 2021-02-25 19:18 

Arutz Sheva

Construction spotted at Dimona: 'Last-resort capability?'...

With Israel's undeclared nuclear facility in Dimona aging badly, could the Jewish State be modernizing its 'last-resort capabilities?'...

 2021-02-25 19:17 

Times of Israel

Purim curfew could do more harm than good among vaccine skeptics, 2 experts say...

Medical professionals warn efforts to get all-important unvaccinated segment of Israel's adult population inoculated could take a hit if the nighttime closure is unevenly enforcedMedical professionals warn efforts to get all-important unvaccinated seg...

 2021-02-25 19:17 

Times of Israel

Pfizer to test a tweaked vaccine aimed at defeating South African virus strain...

US pharmaceutical firm, together with its German partner BioNTech, also looking at effects of a third dose of existing inoculationUS pharmaceutical firm, together with its German partner BioNTech, also looking at effects of a third dose of existing inocul...

 2021-02-25 19:16 

Times of Israel

Israeli researchers offer new theory on human brain evolution: We were hungry...

Archaeologists suggest that as supplies of large animals declined through hunting, early Homo erectus developed the smarts needed to catch smaller, harder to trap preyArchaeologists suggest that as supplies of large animals declined through hunting, early...

 2021-02-25 19:16 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait lists further 1,019 COVID-19 cases, five deaths...

KUWAIT, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait said 1,019 people were tested positive for coronavirus with five related deaths reported on Thursday taking the total cases up to 188,024 as deaths rose to 1,067 respectively, according to the health ministry. The number of...

 2021-02-25 19:15 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Construction spotted at Dimona: 'Last-resort capability?'...

With Israel's undeclared nuclear facility in Dimona aging badly, could the Jewish State be modernizing its 'last-resort capabilities?'...

 2021-02-25 19:14 

Al Jazeera

Prosecutors digging into Trump's tax and financial records...

A district attorney in New York state has obtained Donald Trump's tax returns and other financial records....

 2021-02-25 19:13 

SABA Net

Al-Iryani: Tehran axis' political mobilization reveals dimensions in Marib's battles...

ADEN - SABAMinister of Information, Culture and Tourism Muamar al-Iryani has said that statements of the so-called Hassan Nasrallah and the political and media mobilization made by Tehran's axis supporting Houthis in Marib's battles reveal the rea...

 2021-02-25 19:11 

Arutz Sheva

Lebanese Deputy Parliament Speaker threatens TV host on the air...

Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ili Al Farzali was interviewed by Lebanese TV station Ibci Lebanon and asked about allegations that government members received the COVID vaccine before other citizens and his opinion on the World Bank saying it may stop s...

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