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 2017-06-24 17:40 

Press TV

South Korea invites North to participate in 2018 Winter Olympics to boost peace... +

The South Korean president has invited North Korean athletes to take part in the South's 2018 Winter Olympics to boost peace....

 2017-06-24 17:39 

SANA

Sunday is first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday.... +

Damascus, SANA &#-;First Sharia Judge of Damascus Mahmoud al-Maarawi announced on Saturday evening that Sunday June 25th is first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday. On this occasion, President Bashar al-Assad received congratulatory cables from al-Maarawi and...

 2017-06-24 17:38 

Kuwait News Agency

Al-Sisi ratifies maritime demarcation agreement with Saudi Arabia... +
 2017-06-24 17:38 

Kuwait News Agency

Israeli warplanes attack Syrian position... +
 2017-06-24 17:38 

Haaretz Daily

Breaking the Silence's spokesman is not alone... +
 2017-06-24 17:35 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Sectarian group claims Pakistan bombs; death toll rises to 50... +

A faction of Pakistan-based sectarian militants Lashkar-e-Jhangvi on Saturday claimed responsibility for twin bombs that hit a market in the northwestern town of Parachinar, killing at least 50 people ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan....

 2017-06-24 17:32 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iran Unveils New Homegrown Battle Rifle... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Iran unveiled a new type of battle rifle designed and manufactured by domestic experts to replace Heckler & Koch G3 assault rifles currently used by the countrys Armed Forces....

 2017-06-24 17:29 

Haaretz Daily

'Marry the victim' clause shielding rapists to be abolished in Jordan... +

Jordan likely to join Egypt and Morocco in repealing a provision that lets rapists off the hook if they marry their victims, but it remains on the books in Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, Algeria and even the Palestinian territories...

 2017-06-24 17:28 

Press TV

US black police officer shot in arm by white colleague... +

A white police officer in the US state of Missouri shoots his black colleague, apparently not recognizing....

 2017-06-24 17:25 

Press TV

Security boosted as Afghans prepare to mark Eid al-Fitr... +

Afghans are preparing to welcome Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramdan....

 2017-06-24 17:24 

i24 News

[ Middle East ]

Egypt says it foiled a suicide bombing against a Christian church... +

Coptic Christians in Egypt have endured a spate of bombings and shooting attacks...

 2017-06-24 17:22 

Press TV

8 killed, 5 missing in Colombia coal mine blast... +

An explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia has killed eight people, authorities say....

 2017-06-24 17:19 

Press TV

Iran arrests Daesh-linked terrorists planning attacks in religious cities ... +

Iranian security forces arrest a number of terrorists linked to the Daesh Takfiri group planning to conduct acts of terror....

 2017-06-24 17:16 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Khuzestan electricity company signs MoU with French investor... +

Ahwaz, June 24, IRNA -- Managing Director of Khuzestan Regional Electricity Company (KREC) Mahmoud Dasht-e-Bozorg said on Saturday that KREC has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French investing company of Green Coast Solution....

 2017-06-24 17:14 

Al Jazeera

Eid al-Fitr: Saudi Arabia declares Sunday first day... +

Eid al-Fitr, which means 'festival of breaking the fast', marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan....

 2017-06-24 17:13 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Chinese FM arrives in Pakistan to discuss Afghanistan peace... +

Islamabad, June 24, IRNA -- Chinese Foreign Minister 'Wang Yi' arrived in Pakistans Islamabad on Saturday afternoon to discuss peace and stability in Afghanistan....

 2017-06-24 17:12 

Kuwait News Agency

Crescent Sightseeing Authority: Eid Al-Fitr begins tomorrow... +
 2017-06-24 17:12 

Kuwait News Agency

Crescent Sightseeing Authority: Eid Al-Fitr begins tomorrow... +
 2017-06-24 17:12 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait: Tomorrow Sunday Eid Al-Fitr... +
 2017-06-24 17:11 

Ynetnews

Iran arrests ISIS-linked group planning attacks - state TV... +

DUBAIIranian security forces have arrested members of a group linked to ISIS which had planned bombings and suicide attacks in religious centers, state television reported on Saturday.Intelligence Ministry agents "were able to arrest a group linked to...

 2017-06-24 17:08 

Times of Israel

Liberman: Assad regime will continue to suffer consequences of attacks... +

After 2 Syrian soldiers reported killed in IDF retaliation to mortar fire, defense minister says Israel has 'no intention' of accepting challenges to its security...

 2017-06-24 17:04 

SANA

Israeli warplanes fire rockets from occupied territory at Quneitra Governorate parking lot & residential building... +

Damascus, SANA &#-; A military source said that as part of the Israeli enemy’s continuing support for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists, Israeli warplanes fired rockets from within occupied territory at Quneitra Governorate parking lot and residential b...

 2017-06-24 17:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Hand grenade attack in south Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh leaves five wounded... +

Tensions Saturday simmered in south Lebanons Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp after unknown individuals threw a hand grenade inside the camp, leaving four children wounded, a security source told The Daily Star...

 2017-06-24 17:03 

Press TV

Turkey after joint mechanism with US to collect arms from Syrian Kurds ... +

The Turkish defense minister says Ankara wants a joint mechanism with Washington to collect arms from Syrian Kurdish YPG forces....

 2017-06-24 17:02 

Times of Israel

US initiative bridges cultural divisions, one meal at a time... +

Jews and Muslims share deserts while Chinese and Mexican Americans bond over dumplings as part of 'Breaking Bread; Breaking Barriers'...

 2017-06-24 17:00 

Haaretz Daily

An Israeli Jew in a white Christian world: Race car driver Alon Day shifts to NASCAR... +

Alon Day is the first Israeli to compete in NASCAR. Most of his training was on simulators. 'I'm going to make history for myself and for my country, Israel,' he says...

 2017-06-24 17:00 

Alalam News Network

Tehran to host international cartoon contest on Trump... +

Irans capital Tehran will organize an international cartoon contest on US President Trump with participation of over 500 cartoonists from 75 countries across the world.......

 2017-06-24 16:59 

Bahrain News Agency

Regional, international developments discussed... +
 2017-06-24 16:59 

Bahrain News Agency

Al Eslah, Al Menbar, Al Asalah societies condemn terror plot in KSA... +
 2017-06-24 16:59 

Press TV

UK lawmakeres' email accounts hacked ... +

The British Parliaments email system has been targeted by a cyber-security attack....

 2017-06-24 16:59 

Ynetnews

Egypt's Sisi ratifies agreement transferring Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia... +

CAIROEgyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has ratified a maritime demarcation agreement that sees his country cede sovereignty over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, the government said in a statement on Saturday. ...

 2017-06-24 16:57 

Alalam News Network

Iraqi forces free hundreds of civilians in Mosul Old City battles as death toll mounts... +

Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the ancient quarter from ISIS militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their "caliphate";.......

 2017-06-24 16:53 

FARS News Agency

Millions Hold Rallies across Globe on International Quds Day 1... +

TEHRAN FNA - Millions of people attended the International Quds Day rallies in various parts of the world to show their solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people and condemn Israeli atrocities. PHOTOS...

 2017-06-24 16:52 

i24 News

[ Middle East ]

Large-scale cyberattack hits British MPs... +

The threat follows reports in British media that hackers were selling passwords for MPs...

 2017-06-24 16:48 

Haaretz Daily

Iran vs ISIS: Islamic State cell planning attacks on religious sites arrested ... +

Arrests come after Iran fired into Syria, aiming at ISIS bases after the group claimed twin attacks that killed 18 people in Tehran ...

 2017-06-24 16:47 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Dy FM: Saudis support terrorists, anti-revolutionary elements... +

Tehran, June 24, IRNA Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Saturday that Saudis are supporting terrorists and anti-Islamic-Revolution elements....

 2017-06-24 16:46 

Kuwait News Agency

Fire in Amghara put out... +
 2017-06-24 16:37 

Al Arabiya

Egypts Sisi ratifies agreement transferring Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia... +

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a maritime demarcation agreement that sees his country cede sovereignty over two uninhabited Red...

 2017-06-24 16:37 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Terrorist Attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque Foiled, Saudi Arabia Says... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Saudi security forces have foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the alleged potential attacker before he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said....

 2017-06-24 16:37 

Haaretz Daily

Israel's Gold Star family... +
 2017-06-24 16:36 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Wanted terror leader may have fled Philippine city: Army... +

One of America's most wanted terrorists may have escaped a five-week battle with Islamist militants in a southern Philippine city, which began with a raid to capture him, the military said Saturday....

 2017-06-24 16:36 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Mild quake jolts Sawland in Khuzestan province... +

Dezful, June 24, IRNA An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale jolted Sawland area in Dezful city, Khuzestan Province, on Saturday afternoon....

 2017-06-24 16:32 

Al Jazeera

Sisi ratifies deal transferring islands to S Arabia... +

The pact had fuelled widespread public criticism and street protests among Egyptians angered over national sovereignty....

 2017-06-24 16:32 

Times of Israel

Irans president rushed away from anti-Israel rally amid taunts... +

Crowds heckle Rouhani at al-Quds Day protest after reports of increasing tensions with supreme leader Khamenei...

 2017-06-24 16:32 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Pakistan links Friday terrorist attacks to Afghanistan borders... +

Islamabad, June 24, IRNA -- Pakistani Interior Minister linked rise in terrorist activities in Pakistan to opening of Afghan border, saying whenever the crossing points are opened, the country witnesses increased acts of terrorism, state media reported....

 2017-06-24 16:29 

i24 News

[ Middle East ]

Qatar says Saudi-led ultimatum unreasonable... +

Qatar has been given 10 days to meet the demands, which include shutting down TV network Al Jazeera...

 2017-06-24 16:28 

Bahrain Mirror

Emirati Princesses Convicted in Belgium for Human Trafficking... +

Eight Emirati princesses were convicted of human trafficking by a Belgian court on Friday and were given suspended jail terms and fines in a case stemming from their treatment of servants....

 2017-06-24 16:26 

Times of Israel

NJ college recalls hosting US-Russia summit after Six Day War... +

Following the '67 fighting, Soviet premier Alexi Kosygin and Lyndon Johnson hurriedly arranged a meeting to ensure conflict did not escalate into world war...

 2017-06-24 16:25 

Bahrain Mirror

Bomber Planning to Attack Mecca's Grand Mosque Blows Himself Up: Saudi Interior Ministry... +

Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up....

 2017-06-24 16:24 

SANA

3.1 earthquakes strikes east of Hasaka... +

Damascus, SANA &#-; An earthquake of 3.1 magnitude on the Richter scale was registered on Saturday afternoon 47 kilometers east of Hasaka. The National Center for Earthquakes told SANA that the earthquake occurred at 16:52 local time at latitude 36.46 ...

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