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 2021-02-26 02:29 

Kuwait News Agency

Dutch parliament labels treatment of Uyghur people in China as "genocide"...

BRUSSELS, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- The Dutch parliament on Thursday became the first European parliament to call the Chinese treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority in the north western region of Xinjiang a "genocide."The non-binding motion in the Dutch H...

 2021-02-26 02:29 

Kuwait News Agency

US: Policy of maximum pressure on Iran backfired...

WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- Former US administration's policy of maximum pressure and no diplomatic engagement with Iran has proved failure, US Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price has said. "I think however you look at maximum pressure, yo...

 2021-02-26 02:25 

Al Jazeera

Michael Somare, PNG's 'father of the nation', dead at 84...

Pacific island nation's four-time prime minister was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early February....

 2021-02-26 02:17 

Arutz Sheva

Bahraini Crown Prince speaks to Netanyahu...

Bahrain"s Crown Prince spoke on Thursday with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu about the return to nuclear talks with Iran, The Associated Press reported, citing Bahrain"s state-run news agency. Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khali...

 2021-02-26 02:14 

The Peninsula Qatar

India win day-night test in two days, England's WTC hopes dashed...

India's Axar Patel claimed an 11-wicket match haul as they beat England by 10 wickets inside two days in the day-night third test on Thursday, dashing the tourists' hopes of making the final of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) in June....

 2021-02-26 02:09 

Times of Israel

2 Israeli men in their 20s die of COVID-19 in a day...

Neither man had preexisting health conditions; both collapsed in their homesNeither man had preexisting health conditions; both collapsed in their homes...

 2021-02-26 02:09 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Bahraini Crown Prince speaks to Netanyahu...

Bahrain's official news agency says the conversation dealt with the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program....

 2021-02-26 01:53 

Arutz Sheva

McConnell: I would 'absolutely' support Trump in 2024...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he would "absolutely" support former President Donald Trump for president in 2024 if he was the Republican nominee in the next presidential election. At the same time, he told Fox News, &...

 2021-02-26 01:45 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

McConnell: I would 'absolutely' support Trump in 2024...

Senate Minority Leader says he will support Trump for if he is the Republican nominee in the next presidential election....

 2021-02-26 01:43 

Kuwait News Agency

Saudi, US FMs discuss bilateral ties, cooperation...

WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on Thursday with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud during which they discussed bilateral ties and joint cooperation in various domains. In a statement, State Dep...

 2021-02-26 01:37 

FX Empire

Economic Data Puts the EUR and the Dollar in Spotlight, with the Middle East also in Focus...

Economic data from the Eurozone and the U.S will be in focus later today. Market reaction and Iran's response to U.S military action in Syria will also influence....

 2021-02-26 01:33 

Kuwait News Agency

France records 261 virus deaths, 25,403 cases...

PARIS, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- France on Thursday declared registering of 261 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 25,403 infections in the past 24 hours. These figures increased the death toll to 85,582 and total cases to 3,686,813, the French minis...

 2021-02-26 01:32 

Kuwait News Agency

UN extends mandate for special tribunal for Lebanon...

BRUSSELS, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday extended the Special Tribunal for Lebanon's (STL) mandate from 1 March 2021 for a further period of two years, the STL said in a press release this evening. In his statement,...

 2021-02-26 01:28 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

STL mandate extended for another two years...

The mandate of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was extended for another two years by the United Nations Thursday, to continue its work in restoring justice, according to a statement issued by the court....

 2021-02-26 01:27 

Kuwait News Agency

EU calls for calm in Armenia...

BRUSSELS, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- The European Union Thursday appealed for calm in Armenia following reports that Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has warned of an "attempted military coup", after the country's armed forces called for his resi...

 2021-02-26 01:24 

Kuwait News Agency

Biden, addresses to Saudi King "longstanding partnership"...

WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden spoke Thursday with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud "to address the longstanding partnership" between the two countries. The White House said in a statement that "together they discus...

 2021-02-26 01:23 

Kuwait News Agency

Police seize over two million Captagon pills at Shuwaikh port...

KUWAIT, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's police has confiscated 2,159,000 Captagon pills that were stashed in eight containers at Shuwaikh Port. The containers were first discovered by the customs authority investigators who informed the Interior Ministry...

 2021-02-26 01:21 

i24 News

US strikes Iran-backed militia in Syria: officials...
 2021-02-26 01:13 

Times of Israel

Massachusetts school board member calls Jew a 'kike' on live TV...

Calls mount for Bob Hoey to resign after saying of former school district leader: 'We lost the kike, oh, I mean, the Jewish guy'Calls mount for Bob Hoey to resign after saying of former school district leader: 'We lost the kike, oh, I mean, th...

 2021-02-26 01:08 

Arutz Sheva

Pentagon confirms US air strikes in Syria...

The Pentagon confirmed on Thursday night that the United States carried out an air strike in Syria against a structure belonging to Iranian-backed militia. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month t...

 2021-02-26 01:03 

Al Jazeera

US attacks 'Iranian-backed military infrastructure' in Syria...

Pentagon spokesman says move was in response to recent rocket attacks on US troops in Iraq....

 2021-02-26 01:01 

FARS News Agency

Iran: Fars Science, Technology Park...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Fars Science and Technology Park (FSTP), authorized by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, officially started its operation in 2002 to create appropriat ....

 2021-02-26 00:58 

FX Empire

The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers February 26th, 2021...

It's a mixed start to the day for the majors. A Bitcoin move back through to $48,000 levels would deliver much-needed support....

 2021-02-26 00:54 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Unfazed by Hezbollah opposition, Rai presses ahead with int'l conference...

Unruffled by strong opposition from Hezbollah and the top Shiite religious authority, Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rai appeared Thursday to be determined to forge ahead with his controversial call for a UN-sponsored international conference to resolve Le...

 2021-02-26 00:48 

JPost.com

Horror film 'The Vigil' brings Jewish demonology to the big screen...

Mazziks are invisible, low-level demons that, Director Keith Thomas explains, were created with little "sparks of life" left over from the days of creation....

 2021-02-26 00:46 

The Peninsula Qatar

Report about my appointment as UNESCO ambassador inaccurate: Al Moez Ali...

Qatar football team star Al Moez Ali has denied that he had been appointed as an ambassador to UNESCO, saying: "I am following what has been reported in various media and what was mentioned in them - inaccurately - of my appointment as a goodwill amba...

 2021-02-26 00:45 

Arutz Sheva

Bahrain authorizes Johnson & Johnson's vaccine for emergency use...

Bahrain on Thursday authorized Johnson & Johnson's new single-dose coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, the government announced. The move makes Bahrain the first in the world to authorize the J&J vaccine for general use....

 2021-02-26 00:39 

JPost.com

Israel's 'vaccine diplomacy' is a scandal, not Michael Che's 'SNL' joke...

Israel has been caught engaging in "vaccine diplomacy," promising doses to far-off foreign governments before meeting the needs of those they occupy....

 2021-02-26 00:37 

Al Arabiya

Biden orders US strikes on Iran-backed militia in Syria: Pentagon...

US President Joe Biden has ordered an airstrike against Iran-backed militia in Syria following rocket attacks against US forces in Iraq."At President...

 2021-02-26 00:34 

JPost.com

Short film by British-Palestinian filmmaker shortlisted for next Oscars...
 2021-02-26 00:27 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon registers 52 new coronavirus deaths, 3,469 cases...

Lebanon Thursday registered 52 more coronavirus-related deaths, and 3,469 new cases, as the vaccine rollout slowly continues. The cases were detected among 19,681 tests, with only two cases found among travelers arriving at Beirut International Airport....

 2021-02-26 00:25 

JPost.com

US attack in Syria: Why now? What can be learned? Experts weigh in...

"The strike was limited but showed we would use force and clearly could do much more," said Dennis Ross, "we will see if the Iranians get the message."...

 2021-02-26 00:19 

Kuwait News Agency

Italy reports 308 COVID-19 deaths, 19,886 infections...

ROME, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- Italy's Health Ministry reported on Thursday 308 COVID-19 deaths, and 19,886 infected in the past 24 hours. The ministry's COVID-19 daily report said that the total fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic have reached...

 2021-02-26 00:18 

Kuwait News Agency

Spain: 345 new COVID-19 fatalities...

MADRID, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- The Spanish Ministry of Health reported 345 new COVID-19 deaths, and 9,568 infections in the past 24 hours. In it's COVID-19 daily report, the ministry said that the total deaths have reached 68,813, along with 180,212 infecti...

 2021-02-26 00:15 

Times of Israel

US strikes Iran-backed fighters in Syria, in 1st military action under Biden...

Pentagon says airstrikes 'destroyed multiple facilities at a border control point,' are retaliation for attacks on American targets in IraqPentagon says airstrikes 'destroyed multiple facilities at a border control point,' are retaliation ...

 2021-02-26 00:13 

JPost.com

Amsterdam museum's 'Haman as Hitler' Purim dolls have a storied tradition...

The puppets would often get burned, "but in Europe this led to hostility from non-Jews who thought the Jews were burning effigies of Christians, so it stopped [there]," historian Yuval Malachi said....

 2021-02-26 00:12 

Haaretz Daily

With Trump's election defeat, real news is making a comeback...

In an interview with The Marker, CNN Executive Vice President Mike McCarthy explains how the network finally beat Fox in the ratings war...

 2021-02-26 00:11 

Arutz Sheva

Fire breaks out in building in Ramla...

Several crews of firefighters were called on Thursday night to the scene of a fire that broke out in a residential building in Ramla. The firefighters were able to extinguish the fire. A preliminary investigation found that the fire broke out as a res...

 2021-02-26 00:06 

FARS News Agency

Palestine Action Occupies Israeli Arms factory Halting Production...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Palestinian rights activists were arrested at the weekend after attempting to board up the London offices of an Israeli arms firm and splattering red paint across the ....

 2021-02-26 00:04 

Al Jazeera

Killings in Axum by Eritrea troops 'may amount to war crimes'...

Amnesty says hundreds of civilians were killed by Eritrean troops in Ethiopian town of Axum last November....

 2021-02-26 00:02 

JPost.com

Stanford researchers identify cases of 'Zoom fatigue'...

The researchers also claim to have identified their simple fixes....

 2021-02-26 00:01 

Al Jazeera

Follow the money: Myanmar coup puts pressure on army businesses...

Calls are growing for sanctions on the military's vast business empire after the February 1 coup....

 2021-02-26 00:01 

JPost.com

Israel Election: Lapid, Liberman talk post-election alliance...

Jpost Poll: Netanyahu cannot form coalition, but rivals can....

 2021-02-26 00:00 

Haaretz Daily

Biden, Saudi King phone call reaffirms strong ties as Khashoggi report looms...

U.S. intel report says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved murder of Khashoggi in Istanbul, which Saudi Arabia adamantly denies...

 2021-02-25 23:56 

Press TV

Iran renews stance on JCPOA...

After the US departure from the nuclear agreement, Europe undertook 11 commitments to safeguard Iran's JCPOA interests in areas such as oil sales, insurance, aviation, shipping and industrial cooperation, none of which have been fulfilled so far....

 2021-02-25 23:50 

Press TV

Iran: French arms causing humanitarian disaster in Yemen...

An Iranian diplomat says France, which is deeply involved in Yemen's carnage, cannot preach on morality....

 2021-02-25 23:48 

Kuwait News Agency

GCC chief praises Kuwait's achievements...

RIYADH, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf hailed on Thursday Kuwait's successes and achievements under the leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His H...

 2021-02-25 23:42 

Arutz Sheva

Report: US attacks Iranian-backed militia in Syria...

The United States on Thursday carried out an air strike in Syria against a structure belonging to Iranian-backed militia, two officials told the Reuters news agency. The strike follows a series of recent rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq. It w...

 2021-02-25 23:41 

JPost.com

Gang leader escapes during prison riot in Haiti...
 2021-02-25 23:40 

The Peninsula Qatar

Tips for dental patients during Covid-19...

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) published a notice to patients regarding urgent or emergency dental care for adults during Covid-19....

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