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 2017-08-23 19:47 

The Jordan Times

North Korea presses rocket programme, but amid signs of drama easing ... +

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered more solid-fuel rocket engines, state media reported on Wednesday, as he pursues nuclear and missile programmes amid a standoff with Washington, but there were signs of tension easing. The report carried ...

 2017-08-23 19:47 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

At least 11 beheaded in Libya attack: pro-Haftar forces... +

At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday in an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli, a spokesman for his forces said....

 2017-08-23 19:46 

The Jordan Times

Despite challenges, national basketball team has high hopes... +

AMMAN The FIBA Asia Cup Championship held last week in Lebanon showed us where we stand as a national team and how much work we have to put in to improve our performance, the national teams head coach Sam Daghlas said. Although the national team represen...

 2017-08-23 19:42 

Haaretz Daily

Citing lack of moral leadership, Jewish movements nix traditional phone call with Trump... +

Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist movements they will not arrange the annual conference call ahead of Jewish High Holidays...

 2017-08-23 19:41 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Friends of IDF raise $$7.5 million to support Israel's defenders... +

Record amount raised by FIDF at Central Region Summer Benefit...

 2017-08-23 19:40 

JPost.com

China to address South Korean-North Korean differences... +
 2017-08-23 19:35 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Coalition chairman's daughter marries... +
 2017-08-23 19:35 

Ynetnews

Trump government shutdown threat draws criticism, unnerves markets... +

President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the US government to secure funding for a wall along the Mexican border rattled markets on Wednesday and cast a shadow over efforts in Congress to raise the country's debt ceiling and pass spending bill...

 2017-08-23 19:35 

Times of Israel

Air Force chopper fleet stays grounded as interim report issued on crash... +

Team investigating deadly Apache attack helicopter accidents finds no connection to June's rotor blade issue...

 2017-08-23 19:33 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Finnish police arrests 2 new suspects over Turku knife attack... +

Finnish police said on Wednesday they had arrested two more suspects in connection with last week's knife attack that killed two and wounded eight in the city of Turku....

 2017-08-23 19:33 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

New York Supreme Court holds by Rabbeinu Tam's time?... +

Court rules that defendants illegally served because it was still Shabbat - according to Rabbeinu Tam....

 2017-08-23 19:32 

Ynetnews

Clinton: My 'skin crawled' as Trump hovered on debate stage... +

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's pacing, hovering demeanor onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so uncomfortable "my skin crawled." She says in her upcoming book that Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist sh...

 2017-08-23 19:31 

Press TV

Erdogan feels uneasy about US support for Kurds... +

Turkeys Erdogan told Pentagon chief James Mattis that he felt uneasy over the US support for the YPG....

 2017-08-23 19:31 

Al Arabiya

Saudi Crown Prince commemorates annual Hajj security review ceremony... +

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman commemorated the annual Hajj security review ceremony on Wednesday involved in looking over the security of the...

 2017-08-23 19:26 

Times of Israel

Opposing US, France says no need to change UN Lebanon force mandate... +

Nikki Haley has called for the peacekeeping mission to change tack to focus on preventing Hezbollah arms movements...

 2017-08-23 19:23 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Austria Nazi camp survivors warn of far-right revival... +

An Austrian committee representing victims of one of the Third Reich's biggest death camps warned Wednesday against the risk of seeing the "malicious"; far-right return to power in October elections...

 2017-08-23 19:21 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Apartment acquisitions drop 12%, only 4000 sold in second quarter ... +
 2017-08-23 19:20 

i24 News

[ Middle East ]

'My skin crawled': hawking new book, Clinton recounts Trump debates... +

'I know you love to intimidate women, but you can't intimidate me'...

 2017-08-23 19:19 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Spain attacks: Police find belt with real explosives... +

Police in northeastern Spain said Wednesday they found a belt charged with real explosives in a house where a fatal explosion last week derailed the initial plans by an extremist cell to strike with bombs in Barcelona rather than vehicle attacks that even...

 2017-08-23 19:15 

Haaretz Daily

Israel to High Court: Illegal settlement homes to be demolished... +
 2017-08-23 19:12 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Tripoli mayor discusses local landfill with delegation... +

Tripoli Mayor Ahmad Qamareddine discussed met Wednesday with a waste treatment delegation to discuss possible methods of dealing with Tripolis growing waste dump, the state-run National News Agency reported...

 2017-08-23 19:09 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

MK's allowed a one-time visit to Temple Mount next week... +
 2017-08-23 19:08 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Gal Gadots Wonder Woman biggest non-sequel superhero movie... +

Wonder-Woman becomes highest grossing non-sequel superhero movie in the US....

 2017-08-23 19:07 

Bahrain Mirror

Whats Inside US Department of State Religious Freedoms Report regarding Bahrain?... +

In the report it recently issued about 2016 International Religious Freedom Report, the US Department of State discussed Bahrains condition and tackled some unresolved issues in this file....

 2017-08-23 19:05 

Al Jazeera

Karamba Diaby sues Facebook users over racist comments... +

Social Democrat MP for Halle says he will not allow racists to intimidate him on social media....

 2017-08-23 19:04 

Bahrain News Agency

Egyptian Chancellors' role lauded... +
 2017-08-23 19:04 

Bahrain News Agency

Premier hails Bahraini-Thai relations... +
 2017-08-23 19:04 

Bahrain News Agency

Defending national unity, achievements underlined... +
 2017-08-23 19:04 

Bahrain News Agency

Security agencies refute "Aljazeera" allegations... +
 2017-08-23 19:02 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran ups non-oil exports to Kenya by 58 percent... +

Tehran, Aug 23, IRNA - Director General for Arab-African Bureau of Trade Promotion Organization Farzad Peeltan announced on Wednesday that Iran's exports to Kenya has increased by 58 percent in the first four months of the current Iranian year (1396) ...

 2017-08-23 18:59 

Times of Israel

Ex-intelligence official: Watergate pales in comparison to Trump scandals... +

James Clapper, who has worked in intelligence under every US leader from Kennedy to Obama, criticizes the White House's courting of Russia...

 2017-08-23 18:56 

Times of Israel

Interior minister moves to strip IS fighters of citizenship... +

Announcement comes after Shin Bet releases list of 20 Israelis, including 2 Jews who converted to Islam, that joined the terror group...

 2017-08-23 18:55 

Haaretz Daily

Trump, sticking to script in speech to the American Legion, calls for unity, healing... +
 2017-08-23 18:54 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Former Netanyahu caretaker to be treated as state witness... +
 2017-08-23 18:52 

Ynetnews

IDF catches suspect crossing security fence in northern Gaza... +

An IDF force caught a suspect crossing the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip.He was transferred for interrogation by the security forces....

 2017-08-23 18:52 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

South Africa cannibalism case leads to 5 arrests... +

South African police and media say five people have been arrested on charges including murder and possession of human body parts after one of them walked into a police station, said he was tired of eating human flesh and produced part of a human leg and a...

 2017-08-23 18:51 

Haaretz Daily

Home-buying by foreigners falls to lowest since intifada... +
 2017-08-23 18:50 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'Act against illegal construction in Binyamin'... +

Regavim turns to Supreme Court to force government to act against illegal construction by Arabs near Jewish towns in Samaria....

 2017-08-23 18:49 

Ynetnews

US ambassador meets atomic energy head on Iran nuclear issue... +

The US ambassador to the United Nations says Washington is determined to ensure the International Atomic Energy Agency has the resources it needs for "robust verification of nuclear-related activities in Iran." Ambassador Nikki Haley met in Vienna...

 2017-08-23 18:48 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

China set to open world's fastest train... +
 2017-08-23 18:48 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

France's Charlie Hebdo publishes provocative Islam cartoon... +

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published Wednesday a provocative front-page cartoon about Islam and the recent terror attacks in Spain, leading to criticism that it risked fanning Islamophobia....

 2017-08-23 18:46 

Ynetnews

UN force in Lebanon says no evidence of weapon smuggling... +

The head of UN peacekeepers in Lebanon is pushing back after US and Israeli criticism of the mission, saying Wednesday that his force has no evidence that weapons are being illegally transferred to the Hezbollah-dominated south. The UN Security Council is...

 2017-08-23 18:45 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Traffic accident on 443 highway, three lightly wounded... +
 2017-08-23 18:44 

Ynetnews

Charlottesville begins covering Confederate statue in black... +

Workers in Charlottesville shrouded a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in black on Wednesday in a move intended to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally earlier this month. Live video from ...

 2017-08-23 18:43 

Ynetnews

Decision Aug. 31 on US extradition of Panama ex-president... +

A federal judge said he will decide Aug. 31 whether a former president of Panama should be extradited from the US to his home country to face political espionage charges. US Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres made the announcement at a hearing Wednesday for Ri...

 2017-08-23 18:38 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar for Bangladesh... +

Thousands of Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since Myanmar announced a military build-up in Rakhine state earlier this month, community leaders said Wednesday...

 2017-08-23 18:35 

i24 News

[ Middle East ]

Nikki Haley shares 'concerns' on Iran deal with nuclear watchdog... +

Haley said 'no decision' made on future of Iran deal, despite Trump's hints he will scupper the pact...

 2017-08-23 18:31 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Official: Culture suitable ground to develop Iran-China ties... +

Beijing, Aug 23, IRNA Head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Abuzar Ebrahimi Torkaman met with Director of China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television Nie Chenxi on Wednesday....

 2017-08-23 18:29 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Former FBI Director Comey lands new job at Howard University... +
 2017-08-23 18:28 

Kuwait News Agency

Iraq urges Turkey to withdraw forces from Mosul... +

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