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 2020-07-08 17:15 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Foreign students fret over being sent home after US visa rule...

When the phone rang Tuesday morning, Raul Romero had barely slept....

 2020-07-08 17:15 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HH Shaikh Nasser receives more congratulatory cables on royal honour...
 2020-07-08 17:14 

Al Jazeera

Kanye West to run for US president, no longer supports Trump...

In an interview with Forbes magazine the billionaire entertainer said 'it's time' and he will run as an independent....

 2020-07-08 17:13 

Gulf Times

QSE settles lower as domestic and foreign funds book profit...

Domestic and foreign funds' net profit booking pressure on Wednesday steered the Qatar Stock Exchange back into negative turf and its key barometer lost 19 points....

 2020-07-08 17:13 

The Peninsula Qatar

DFI-backed Arab films soon to hit Netflix...

A number of critically acclaimed Arab films supported by Doha Film Institute (DFI) will soon be available for cinephiles to binge-watch on streaming giant Netflix....

 2020-07-08 17:12 

Al Jazeera

Lebanese accused of financing Hezbollah returns home...

Businessman released early from US jail after serving three years for funding the Lebanese group that US officials aim to classify as a terrorist organisation....

 2020-07-08 17:12 

Kuwait News Agency

S. Arabia: 42 deaths due to COVID-19 infection...

RIYADH, July 8 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia reported Monday 42 deaths and 3,036 infections with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Ministry of health stated that the total number of deaths rose To 2,059, As well as infections went up to 220,144 cases. Moreover, ...

 2020-07-08 17:10 

Kuwait News Agency

Bahrain 500 more infections with COVID-19...

KUWAIT, July 8 (KUNA) -- Bahrain's health ministry on Wednesday said the novel coronavirus infected 500 more people during the past hours. It said in a statement that 392 patients were cured of the infectious disease, adding that total recoveries amou...

 2020-07-08 17:08 

Gulf Times

Nakilat assumes full management and operations of Q-Max LNG carrier Bu Samra...

Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Max LNG (liquefied natural gas) carrier 'Bu Samra' from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company with effect from on Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 17:06 

Kuwait News Agency

Slovakia registers 31 Coronavirus infections, Hungary five...

VIENNA, July 8 (KUNA) -- The number of Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections climbed to 1,798 cases in Slovakia in the last 24 hours, local authorities announced on Wednesday. The rise came as 31 more infections were registered during the last 24 hours, while...

 2020-07-08 17:06 

Kuwait News Agency

Czech reports 119 new virus cases, Poland 277...

VIENNA, July 8 (KUNA) -- Czech authorities announced Wednesday recording 119 new cases of coronavirus. The Czech Ministry of Health said in a statement, that total number of registered cases reached 12,685 and 7,910 recoveries, as about 133 patients in ho...

 2020-07-08 17:05 

Al Jazeera

British aid worker in Syria held 'incommunicado' after abduction...

Sharif's family and friends say armed group Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham has not provided official charges for his arrest....

 2020-07-08 17:05 

Ynetnews

Health Ministry: 14,516 active coronavirus patients, 113 in serious condition...
 2020-07-08 17:00 

Times of Israel

US Jewish groups received over $500m in bailout funds. It hasn't averted crisis...

Several organizations, such as Union for Reform Judaism, Anti-Defamation League and Orthodox Union, got in excess of $5 million in coronavirus relief; some laid off staff anywaySeveral organizations, such as Union for Reform Judaism, Anti-Defamation Leagu...

 2020-07-08 17:00 

MehrNews.com

Foreign media aime to sour Iran-China relations: Vaezi...

TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) Mahmoud Vaezi condemned the rumors over the Iran-china 25-Year Comprehensive Joint Cooperation Plan, noting that foreign media has started to sour the relations of the two countries....

 2020-07-08 17:00 

MehrNews.com

Foreign media aiming to sour Iran-China relations: Vaezi...

TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) Mahmoud Vaezi condemned the rumors over the Iran-china 25-Year Comprehensive Joint Cooperation Plan, noting that foreign media has started to sour the relations of the two countries....

 2020-07-08 16:59 

Gulf Times

Hassad acquires 25% stake in Canadian firm Sunrise Foods International...

Hassad, Qatar's leading investor in the food sector, has successfully closed the acquisition of significant minority shareholding in Sunrise Foods International with a 25% equity stake....

 2020-07-08 16:58 

Al Arabiya

Israel's Netanyahu lawyer quits over fees days before corruption trial...

One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's top defense lawyers dropped his client Wednesday, sources said, after the premier was denied permission...

 2020-07-08 16:58 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Jewish groups to NFL star DeSean Jackson: Let us teach you about dangers of anti-Semitism - US & Canada...

Coalition of Jewish groups say NFL star DeSean Jackson needs an education about "how dangerous and pernicious antisemitism' is....

 2020-07-08 16:54 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods; 58 dead...

Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads....

 2020-07-08 16:53 

Times of Israel

Deri said to angrily hang up on Netanyahu for backing panel to probe judges...

Shas head reportedly accuses PM of seeking new elections by supporting controversial bid; Rivlin's office demands apology after Likud MK accuses president of torpedoing proposalShas head reportedly accuses PM of seeking new elections by supporting con...

 2020-07-08 16:50 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Tajeddine back in Beirut after early release from US...

Lebanese businessman Kassem Tajeddine arrived in Beirut Wednesday, after he was released from prison in the United States because of the risks of coronavirus....

 2020-07-08 16:49 

Gulf Times

IATA 'traveller survey' reveals Covid-19 concerns...

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching Covid-19 during air travel....

 2020-07-08 16:47 

Ynetnews

IDF cancels major army drill over budget cuts...
 2020-07-08 16:41 

SABA Net

Rights organization monitored 339 Houthi violation against civilians in June...

ADEN - SABAYemen's Network for Rights and Freedoms has monitored 339 violations committed by Houthi militia against civilians during June 2020.In a press release, the network made it clear that its field team monitored 42 killing cases, most of them f...

 2020-07-08 16:41 

Press TV

Top US general predicts limited military presence in Iraq...

The head of US Central Command says he is confident that the Iraqi government wants a small amount of US troops to remain in the country....

 2020-07-08 16:41 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Foreign Minister receives letter of thanks from Danish counterpart...
 2020-07-08 16:39 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Oman coronavirus cases exceed 50,000...

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Gulf state of Oman exceeded 50,000 Wednesday, the health ministry said....

 2020-07-08 16:38 

Al Jazeera

UN chief: Foreign interference in Libya at 'unprecedented levels'...

Guterres told UNSC Libya's 'conflict has entered a new phase with foreign interference reaching unprecedented levels'....

 2020-07-08 16:36 

Ynetnews

Crane collapses in east London; rescue teams on site...
 2020-07-08 16:35 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Rivlin receives credentials from new ambassadors...

For first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus, President Rivlin receives diplomatic credentials from new ambassadors to Israel....

 2020-07-08 16:34 

SABA Net

Shabwa governor, contractors sign road projects...

SHABWA - SABAGovernor of Shabwa Mohammed bi Edeiw signed two contracts with two separate companies to implement road projects worth USD 4.106 million in the eastern Yemen province. One contract provides for the pavement and asphalting of a 14 klimeters-lo...

 2020-07-08 16:30 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Israel's poison pill, The Joint List...

The Joint List is against the very foundations of Israel if one looks at its words and actiions - and it is part of the Knesset. Opinion....

 2020-07-08 16:28 

Bahrain News Agency

UN states reach deal on declaration marking 75th anniversary...
 2020-07-08 16:27 

Al Arabiya

Foreign intervention in Libya delays political solution: US State Department...

Foreign intervention in Libya keeps warring parties from reaching a political solution, warned a US State Department spokeswoman, adding that Washington be...

 2020-07-08 16:24 

Ynetnews

U.S. affirms Lebanon support as Hezbollah steps up criticism...
 2020-07-08 16:24 

Ynetnews

Gantz orders to open more 'coronavirus hotels' in next two days...
 2020-07-08 16:22 

Press TV

Iran, Syria discuss defense ties...

Iran's armed forces chiefs of staff has paid an official visit to Syria to discuss boosting cooperation between both countries....

 2020-07-08 16:22 

Kuwait News Agency

Suicide, mine blasts kill 4 policemen in Afghanistan...

ISLAMABAD, July 8 (KUNA) - At least four policemen, including a district police chief, were killed in two separate attacks by Taliban rebels in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar and central Ghazni province, said officials on Wednesday. A spokesperson fo...

 2020-07-08 16:21 

Ynetnews

Pompeo says U.N. arms embargo on Iran must be extended...
 2020-07-08 16:21 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Kanye West no longer supports Trump, will run for president - US & Canada...

Famed rapper says he has lost faith in President Trump, contracted coronavirus in February....

 2020-07-08 16:20 

Kuwait News Agency

EU unveils plans for future energy system...

BRUSSELS, July 8 (KUNA) -- The European Union Wednesday presented two energy strategies aimed at giving the EU the lead globally in the energy sector. The EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen, adopted today, will pave the way towards a...

 2020-07-08 16:18 

Times of Israel

Rivlin criticizes government for lack of 'clear coronavirus doctrine'...

President urges creation of a central body to tackle pandemic, as virus rates continue alarming upward trendPresident urges creation of a central body to tackle pandemic, as virus rates continue alarming upward trend...

 2020-07-08 16:18 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

MK Zohar: We didn't know we would be in this situation - Inside Israel...

Coalition chair explains how proposal to investigate High Court conflict of interest failed, says its passage could have dismantled gov't....

 2020-07-08 16:14 

Press TV

Iranian railway to provide landlocked Afghanistan with a lifeline...

Iran starts laying tracks for a key railway that could become an economic lifeline for Afghanistan....

 2020-07-08 16:13 

JPost.com

How much do masks actually protect us from coronavirus?...

Scarves, which reduced infection risk by 44% after 30 seconds and 24% after 20 minutes, and similarly effective cotton t-shirts are only slightly better than wearing no mask at all....

 2020-07-08 16:13 

MehrNews.com

Iran, Russia seeking to expand energy coop....

TEHRAN, Jul. 08 (MNA) Iranian deputies from Ministries of oil and energy held a videoconference with Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia on Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 16:11 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

China, US trade tit-for-tat visa curbs over Tibet...

China said Wednesday it will impose visa restrictions on US citizens who have engaged in what it called "egregious" behavior over Tibet, in apparent retaliation against US restrictions on Chinese officials....

 2020-07-08 16:09 

Kuwait News Agency

Qatar: COVID-19 claims 4 more lives...

DOHA, July 8 (KUNA) -- The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) killed four people and infected 138 others during the past 24 hours, the Qatari Ministry of Health said on Wednesday. The ministry said in a statement that 608 new cases were registered today, raisin...

 2020-07-08 16:06 

Press TV

6 years after devastating Israeli war, Gaza still waits for justice...

The 50-day war also displaced about half a million Palestinians in the blockaded enclave....

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