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 2017-02-26 13:40 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

FPM to propose new draft electoral law: Bassil... +

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said his Free Patriotic Movement will propose a third hybrid electoral law for the coming 2017 elections, state media said Sunday...

 2017-02-26 13:38 

Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain Bourse daily trading report... +
 2017-02-26 13:38 

Bahrain News Agency

Ways to support private sector projects discussed... +
 2017-02-26 13:36 

Al Jazeera

Afghan refugees return home amid Pakistan crackdown... +

More than 600,000 Afghans repatriated last year amid reports of abuse by Pakistani authorities following border tension....

 2017-02-26 13:34 

Gulf Times

No debt relief for Greece, Germany's deputy FM says... +

Greece must not be granted a bail in that would involve creditors taking a loss on their loans, Germany's deputy finance minister said in an interview broadcast on Sunday ......

 2017-02-26 13:34 

Press TV

Homs terror attacks aim to disrupt Syria peace talks: Iran... +

Iran says the recent terrorist attacks in the western Syrian city of Homs are aimed at disrupting the peace talks in Geneva....

 2017-02-26 13:30 

ISNA

Indonesian economic delegation arrives in Tehran... +

Tehran (ISNA) - An economic delegation of 25 from Indonesia arrived in Tehran on Sunday to start talks with Iranian officials over expanding collaborations in the field of investing in Iranian oil fields....

 2017-02-26 13:25 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

ISIS planning attacks in Britain: anti-terrorism lawyer... +

ISIS militants are planning "indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians" in Britain on a scale similar to those staged by the Irish Republican Army 40 years ago, the head of the country's new terrorism watchdog said...

 2017-02-26 13:24 

Haaretz Daily

Neither Trump nor terror will break our Jewish-Muslim solidarity ... +

As a rabbi, I want my community members to know Muslims personally, to have ties deep enough to resist the lies, scapegoating and manipulation Trump will use in the aftermath of a major attack....

 2017-02-26 13:23 

JPost.com

Stop the mudslinging... +

Interface between the government and the military needs to be smoother and more effective....

 2017-02-26 13:22 

JPost.com

UNRWA suspends employee allegedly elected to Hamas leadership... +

Days earlier, the UN agency denied their employee was elected to the terror group's political leadership....

 2017-02-26 13:21 

Gulf Times

Syrian army advances against IS near Aleppo ... +

The Syrian army and its allies made a sudden advance on Saturday and Sunday into areas held by Islamic State in northwest Syria, a war monitor said, as the jihadist group retreated after losing ......

 2017-02-26 13:21 

Kuwait News Agency

Egypt pres. stresses strategic ties with US... +
 2017-02-26 13:21 

Kuwait News Agency

KUNA main news for Sunday, February 26, 2017... +
 2017-02-26 13:21 

Press TV

US blames Ukraine mission attack on Russia... +

Washington condemned the recent attack on a monitoring mission in Ukraine, calling on Russia to observe ceasefire...

 2017-02-26 13:19 

JPost.com

Right from wrong: Nikki Haleys first hurrah... +

"If this was Haleys first hurrah, it wont take long for her to take her rightful place alongside, if not surpass the achievements of, a handful of predecessors whose mark was indelible."...

 2017-02-26 13:17 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Swedes puzzle over Fox News' Swedish 'Security Advisor'... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a ...

 2017-02-26 13:17 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Refugees Make Up Bulk of Crossings from US to Canada: UNHCR... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Most of the hundreds of people streaming over the US border into Canada in recent weeks are asylum-seekers, coming from Syria, Yemen, Turkey or Sudan, according to the United Nations' refugee point man in the country....

 2017-02-26 13:17 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Saudi King Begins Multi-Nation Tour of Asia... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Saudi King Salman has arrived in Malaysia to kick off a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia....

 2017-02-26 13:17 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iraq: Police Commandos Recapture New Neighborhood in Mosul... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Iraqi militarized police captured a neighborhood on the western side of Mosul on Sunday amid fierce clashes with Daesh terrorists, as thousands of people continued to flee the battle to government-controlled areas, security officials said...

 2017-02-26 13:15 

FARS News Agency

Indonesia Looking for Long-Term Crude Purchase from Iran... +

TEHRAN FNA - Indonesian officials announced that they are mulling purchase of crude oil from Iran through long-term supply agreements....

 2017-02-26 13:15 

FARS News Agency

Governor-General: Western, Arab Spy Agencies Supervising Terrorist Operations in Homs... +

TEHRAN FNA - Governor-general of Homs province underlined the Syrian army's crushing response to the terrorists who have violated the ceasefire, and said the recent terrorist operations in Eastern Homs was supervised and led by the western and Arab ....

 2017-02-26 13:15 

FARS News Agency

Syrian Army Captures ISIL-Held Town Adjacent to Al-Bab... +

TEHRAN FNA - The Syrian Army troops continued their advances against ISIL in the Eastern parts of Aleppo province, and seized a strategic town close to the Southern gates of the town of al-Bab on Sunday....

 2017-02-26 13:15 

FARS News Agency

Report: Saudi Spy Chief Secretly Visits Israel... +

TEHRAN FNA - New reports revealed that that the head of Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Directorate paid a surprise and quiet visit to Israel this week....

 2017-02-26 13:15 

FARS News Agency

Iran Defeats US Navy in Defiant Animated Film... +

TEHRAN FNA - The director of the "Battle of Persian Gulf II", Farhad Azima, said that it was a remarkable coincidence that the release of the film - four years in the making - coincided with a "warmongering" president sitting in the ....

 2017-02-26 13:15 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Letter-writing former Iran president pens dispatch to Trump... +

Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter Sunday to President Donald Trump, striking a somewhat conciliatory tone while applauding immigration to America and saying it shows "the contemporary U.S. belongs to all nations."...

 2017-02-26 13:13 

JPost.com

Think about it: Bridling free-market mechanisms... +

"What is needed is a combination of an effective mixed (private/public) economy on the one hand, and universal humanitarian values on the other."...

 2017-02-26 13:11 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Syrian MP calls for UN attention to besieged towns of Al-Fu'ah, Kefriya... +

Tehran, Feb 26, IRNA Representative of the towns of Al-Fu'ah and Kefriya in Syrian People Assembly on Sunday urged the UN and international human rights institutions to pay due attention to the desperate situation of the besieged people of these two ...

 2017-02-26 13:10 

Gulf Times

Twins drown in washing machine in India ... +

A pair of three-year-old twins, left alone at home for a few minutes, climbed into a top-loading washing machine filled with water and drowned in their apartment in the Indian capital, police said Sunday....

 2017-02-26 13:05 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

30-year-old Haifa woman hit by car in Haifa... +
 2017-02-26 13:05 

JPost.com

February 27, 2017: Sorting priorities... +

"One in five Israelis lives in poverty yet we send help to many countries, many of which are enemies, spending who knows how much money?"...

 2017-02-26 13:03 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

What lurks within an innocent cane? ... +
 2017-02-26 13:02 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Watch: Fox News discuss media bias and the latest Trump news. ... +
 2017-02-26 13:01 

ISNA

BASF looks to invest in Irans energy sector... +

Tehran (ISNA) BASF SE is exploring options for tapping Irans energy market, making it the latest in a long line of German firms looking to expand into the Islamic Republic....

 2017-02-26 13:00 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Report: ISIS planning 'mass terror attacks' in Britain ... +
 2017-02-26 13:00 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Arab woman convicted of assaulting MK Mualem ... +
 2017-02-26 12:58 

JPost.com

Reality Check: Enemies of the state... +

"Whenever possible, this government always thinks the worst of Israels Arab citizens."...

 2017-02-26 12:58 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

What lurks within an innocent cane?... +

60-year-old tourist arrives at Western Wall security with innocent-looking cane, police find surprise....

 2017-02-26 12:58 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Watch: Fox News discuss media bias and the latest Trump news.... +

Distrust in the News calls for a re-evaluation of freedom of speech and 'fake news' media outlets....

 2017-02-26 12:57 

Qatar News Agency

Weather Bureau Warns Strong Wind and Thundery Rain... +

Doha, February 26 (QNA) - The Department of Meteorology warned Sunday of expected thundery rain at places associated with strong wind inshore, and expected thundery rain associated with strong wind and high sea offshore.Weather forecast for Qatar v...

 2017-02-26 12:56 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

6.2b kw/h of electricity generated by Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant... +

Tehran, Feb 26, IRNA - Iranian officials have announced that the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant has injected 6.2b kw/h of electricity into the national grid, it was reported on Sunday....

 2017-02-26 12:56 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Malaysia declares airport safe for travel after nerve agent attack... +

Malaysia on Sunday declared its international airport a "safe zone" after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assaulted with a deadly chemical last week...

 2017-02-26 12:55 

Kuwait News Agency

Inter-Palestinian fighting breaks out anew in Lebanon... +
 2017-02-26 12:54 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Special Interview: Moshe Feiglin returns to the ring ... +
 2017-02-26 12:50 

Alalam News Network

Democrats Pick Perez to Lead Party against Trump... +

US Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump.......

 2017-02-26 12:49 

JPost.com

A star from Bethlehem is born with Arab Idol win... +

Palestinian wins pan-Arab final in Beirut....

 2017-02-26 12:46 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'I won't let the Justice Minister hurt the coalition' ... +
 2017-02-26 12:46 

JPost.com

Terra Incognita: Trumps book of journalist martyrs... +

Trumps message to the old boys network of the White House Press Corps is: I dont need you....

 2017-02-26 12:45 

Haaretz Daily

U.S. synagogues may become sanctuaries after Trump's deportation crackdown... +

For a few synagogues across the country, offering sanctuary to persecuted migrants is seen as the ultimate expression of the Jewish value of caring for the stranger....

 2017-02-26 12:45 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Saudi king begins multi-nation tour of Asia... +

Saudi King Salman has arrived in Malaysia to kick off a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia...

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