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 2017-08-21 13:52 

Ynetnews

Hezbollah uses drones against IS in Syria... +

BEIRUT Lebanon's Hezbollah used drones to strike Islamic State in Syria close to the border with Lebanon, a military media unit it runs said on Monday, their first public declaration that they had used such a weapon.Hezbollah deployed the drones to h...

 2017-08-21 13:51 

Al Jazeera

Palestinians decry arrest of Islamic movement leader... +

Raed Salah's arrest is part of a wider political trend in Israel targeting Arab political life, Palestinians say....

 2017-08-21 13:51 

ISNA

Its now Riyadh turn to take more steps for improving ties: Iran FM spokesman... +

Tehran (ISNA) Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said during a regular press briefing on Monday that Iran has taken the necessary steps for improving ties with Saudi Arabia and it is now Riyadh turn to take more steps....

 2017-08-21 13:50 

Bahrain News Agency

BHB appoints SICO as authorized sponsor... +

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 2017-08-21 13:50 

Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain Bourse daily trading performance... +
 2017-08-21 13:50 

Al Jazeera

Sadness and cynicism as London's Big Ben falls silent ... +

London landmark will not sound iconic chime for four years as it undergoes maintenance, prompting passionate response....

 2017-08-21 13:49 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

French Jewish leader calls for immediate eradication of terror... +

President of umbrella group for French Jewish organizations responds to recent ramming, stabbing attacks in Europe....

 2017-08-21 13:47 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Ain al-Hilweh tensions heighten despite ceasefire... +

Tensions soared again in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh Monday, as heavy gunfire exchanges between Fatah Movement and extremists echoed in the main conflict zone of al-Fawqani Street...

 2017-08-21 13:44 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'They're turning a blind eye to anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe' ... +
 2017-08-21 13:42 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Light rail company makes big profits on unnecessary fines ... +
 2017-08-21 13:40 

Oman Observer

Shop owner fined for trading in non-smoked tobacco... +
 2017-08-21 13:40 

Gulf Times

Nepal calls general election, latest step on rocky path to stability... +

Nepal will hold a general election on Nov. 26, the government said on Monday, hoping to conclude a turbulent journey to democracy a decade after a civil war and the abolition of its 239-year-old monarchy....

 2017-08-21 13:39 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

End of missing submarine mystery ... +
 2017-08-21 13:38 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Death toll in Barcelona terror attack rises to 15 ... +
 2017-08-21 13:38 

Times of Israel

Upping death toll to 15, police say Spain van attacker hijacked car... +

Authorities say Pau Perez, a 34-year-old man found stabbed dead in a Ford Focus, was killed by jihadist still at large...

 2017-08-21 13:36 

Kuwait News Agency

His Highness Crown Prince hosts Al-Kulaib... +
 2017-08-21 13:36 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran, Indonesia enjoy fruitful ties in various fields: Envoy... +

Tehran, Aug 21, IRNA Iran and Indonesia have made great achievements in boosting bilateral ties in tourism, cultural, political and economic fields, Indonesian envoy to Iran said....

 2017-08-21 13:35 

Times of Israel

Ex-England soccer coach joins Maccabi Tel Aviv... +

Israel's most historically successful club announces Steve McClaren will join as a coaching consultant...

 2017-08-21 13:32 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

End of missing submarine mystery... +

Kim Wall boarded the craft as part of a story she was writing. She never returned, and the submarine owner told police he buried her at sea....

 2017-08-21 13:28 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Death toll in Barcelona terror attack rises to 15... +

Another wounded victim dies, police say imam who recruited terrorists killed in explosion while trying to make bombs....

 2017-08-21 13:27 

Haaretz Daily

Israel advances plans to establish new Jewish communities in Galilee ... +

The initiative began with a declared effort to boost the Jewish presence in Israel's northern region three years ago...

 2017-08-21 13:27 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Nuclear deal top on Iran government priorities: Foreign Ministry... +

Tehran, Aug 21, IRNA Upholding and protecting Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and the achievements made in the aftermath of the agreement constitute main priorities of the new government, Foreign Ministry spokesman sai...

 2017-08-21 13:26 

Press TV

S Korea, US begin joint military drills amid tension on Korean Peninsula... +

China says that the ongoing joint military drills by the US and South Korea are not beneficial for the Korean peninsula where the situation is sensitive and fragile....

 2017-08-21 13:26 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff... +

U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month...

 2017-08-21 13:22 

Al Jazeera

India vs China: Clash of the titans... +

A border dispute high in the Himalayas puts the decades long "cold peace" between India and China under severe strain....

 2017-08-21 13:19 

Press TV

US-South Korea joint military exercises provocative: Analyst... +

An analyst says the US is clearly escalating the situation on the Korean Peninsula by sending additional troops to South Korea to conduct joint military exercises....

 2017-08-21 13:19 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Woman moderately wounded in Ramle stabbing... +
 2017-08-21 13:16 

Haaretz Daily

In blow to Iran, Egypt becomes surprise new player in Syria... +

To Israel's delight, Cairo's involvement is already showing results...

 2017-08-21 13:14 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

University of Texas removes Confederate statues... +

University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become "symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism...

 2017-08-21 13:12 

Times of Israel

Technions De-Jargonizer translates science-speak for the layman... +

New web tool helps scientists communicate more clearly with those outside their field of expertise...

 2017-08-21 13:12 

Kuwait News Agency

His Highness Crown Prince hosts Al-Kulaib... +
 2017-08-21 13:12 

Kuwait News Agency

His Highness Crown Prince receives Acting Info Min., KFSD officials... +
 2017-08-21 13:12 

Kuwait News Agency

KUNA main news for Monday, August 21, 2017... +
 2017-08-21 13:11 

Kuwait News Agency

Russia, Kuwait seek WMD-free Mideast... +
 2017-08-21 13:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russian jets kill over 200 Daesh militants near Syria's Deir al-Zor: agencies... +

Russia's air force has destroyed a large column of Daesh (ISIS) fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Monday...

 2017-08-21 13:09 

Press TV

Political geography change in Iraq creates regional insecurity: Iranian cmdr.... +

The chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces says any change in the political geography of the region will create tensions across the Middle East....

 2017-08-21 13:08 

ISNA

US must pay $245mn compensation to chemical victims of Iraq-Iran war: Judiciary... +

Tehran (ISNA) - The Iranian Judiciary has issued a ruling demanding the US government pay around $245 million compensation to a number of victims of chemical attacks carried out by Saddam Husseins troops during the 1980 to 1988 imposed war on Iran....

 2017-08-21 13:07 

Ynetnews

Egypt officials: Militants kill soldier, policeman in Sinai... +

EL-ARISH, Egypt Egyptian security officials say a soldier and a policeman have been killed in separate attacks by suspected Islamic militants in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula.The officials say that along with the killed soldier, five others ...

 2017-08-21 13:07 

Times of Israel

Israeli general mocks Abbas for sending medical aid to Venezuela... +

Defense Ministry coordinator in West Bank points out Latin American country 'is more than 10,000 kilometers from Ramallah' while the beleaguered Gaza Strip is just next door...

 2017-08-21 13:07 

Ynetnews

Big Ben's bell goes silent for years of repairs... +

LONDON Britain's Big Ben has bonged the hour for the last time ahead of almost four years of repair work.The giant bell atop Parliament's clock tower rang out 12 times at noon, as parliamentary staff, lawmakers and passersby paused to listen.The ...

 2017-08-21 13:07 

Ynetnews

Death toll in Spain attacks rises to 15... +

BARCELONA A regional official in Spain says that the death toll in the attacks last week in Barcelona and a coastal town south of the city has risen to 15.Catalan interior minister Joaquim Forn gave the updated figure in a news conference. He said that t...

 2017-08-21 13:06 

Press TV

Militants kill Egyptian soldier, policeman in Sinai Peninsula ... +

An Egyptian soldier and a policeman are killed by Tafiri militants in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula...

 2017-08-21 13:06 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights... +

Qatar on Monday denied it had banned Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh...

 2017-08-21 13:06 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran major glass producer: Chinese media... +

Tehran, Aug 21, IRNA Chinese media on Monday refered to an up-coming glass exhibition in Tehran saying that Iran is a major producer of glass in the world....

 2017-08-21 13:04 

Gulf Times

Turkey-Iran operation against Kurd rebels always possible: Erdogan... +

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that a joint operation with Iran against Kurdish militants was always on the agenda, a week after Tehran's top armed forces commander visited Ankara for rare talks....

 2017-08-21 13:03 

JPost.com

Texas man charged with trying to blow up Confederate statue... +
 2017-08-21 13:02 

Press TV

Over 100 Syrians killed in US-led strikes in a week: SOHR... +

A so-called monitoring group says at least 125 civilians have been killed in US-led airstrikes against Syrias northern city of Raqqah....

 2017-08-21 13:00 

FARS News Agency

Turkish PM: Turkey, Russia, Iran Working on Lasting Truce in Syria... +

TEHRAN FNA - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Turkey, Russia and Iran are cooperating to establish lasting truce in Syria....

 2017-08-21 13:00 

FARS News Agency

Israel Demolishes Kindergarten in Jabal Al-Baba Bedouin Community... +

TEHRAN FNA - Israeli forces demolished on Monday a kindergarten in Jabal al-Baba Bedouin community to the east of Jerusalem, and seized all its contents, according to local sources....

 2017-08-21 13:00 

FARS News Agency

Clashes in Maidan Wardak Province Leaves 15 Taliban Insurgents Dead, Wounded... +

TEHRAN FNA - At least fifteen Taliban insurgents were killed or wounded during the clashes in the central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan....

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