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 2018-06-18 09:27 

MehrNews.com

Iran's 'Mermaid' wins Jury Special Award at SCO Filmfest....

TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) Iranian feature movie 'Mermaid', directed by Amir Masoud Aghababaeian, received Jury Special Award at the first International SCO film festival....

 2018-06-18 09:25 

Ynetnews

Philippine airstrikes target ISIS-linked militants near Marawi...

MANILA - A Philippine military official says airstrikes and ground assaults have targeted a group of Islamic State group-linked militants, including their leader, who helped lead a five-month siege in southern Marawi city last year. Army Col. Romeo Brawne...

 2018-06-18 09:24 

Times of Israel

US said seeking to raise $500 million for Gaza from Gulf states...

Funding would reportedly go toward industrial area in Egypt's Sinai from where electricity, desalinated water would be pumped to StripFunding would reportedly go toward industrial area in Egypt's Sinai from where electricity, desalinated water wou...

 2018-06-18 09:23 

Ynetnews

100 bus drivers demonstrate in Tel Aviv protesting violence against them...

Some 100 bus drivers from across the country demonstrated Monday morning outside the government building in Tel Aviv in protest of authorities' inaction against the wave of violence against their fellow bus drivers. The demonstrators blocked the Azrie...

 2018-06-18 09:22 

JPost.com

Haifa Rabbinical Court voids marriage in Guez divorce refusal case...

Oded Guez was instructed by the Haifa rabbinical court to grant his wife a bill of divorce four years ago, but persistently refused....

 2018-06-18 09:20 

i24 News

Seoul says North Korea sanctions may be eased before full denuclearization...
 2018-06-18 09:14 

Times of Israel

Liberman warns Israel will crack down on Gaza incendiary attacks...

'If anyone thinks it will be possible to continue with the daily kites and fires, they are wrong,' defense minister says after flareup in Gaza'If anyone thinks it will be possible to continue with the daily kites and fires, they are wrong,'...

 2018-06-18 09:14 

Kuwait News Agency

Belgium, Panama open Group G competition at World Cup...

KUWAIT, June 18 (KUNA) -- Belgium meets Panama as part of the FIFA World Cup's Group G matches, as the Europeans, who rank 3rd in FIFA working ranking, show eagerness to stand alongside football's great teams. Both teams are showing respect for th...

 2018-06-18 09:14 

Kuwait News Agency

Photo of the day...

A female monkey taking a nap while breastfeeding its infant (Jamal Mirza KUNA)...

 2018-06-18 09:13 

Kuwait News Agency

Sweden faces S. Korea in their first ever World Cup encounter...

KUWAIT, June 18 (KUNA) -- Sweden will be playing against South Korea in Group F of the FIFA World Cup in Russia on Monday, their first encounter at a world cup. Both teams are looking forward to win and co-lead Group F with Mexico, which beat Germany 1-0 ...

 2018-06-18 09:12 

Saudi Press Agency

The Nightmare of Mines Threatens the Present and Future of Yemen...
 2018-06-18 09:12 

Saudi Press Agency

The Nightmare of Mines Threatens the Present and Future of Yemen 2 Riyadh...
 2018-06-18 09:12 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Watch: Jewish couple gets married on the Temple Mount...

Israeli couple holds wedding ceremony on holiest site in Judaism, after site was closed to Jews for much of Ramadan....

 2018-06-18 09:11 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait marks 57th anniversary of independence...

By Ahmad MousaKUWAIT, June 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait will mark on Tuesday the 57th anniversary of ending the British protection and declaring its independence on June 19, 1961. The independence document was signed by the then Amir late Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem ...

 2018-06-18 09:10 

Al Jazeera

Who is Ivan Duque, Colombia's president-elect?...

The 41-year-old protege of former President Uribe has promised to make changes to the 2016 peace deal with the FARC....

 2018-06-18 09:07 

Kuwait News Agency

His Highness the Amir congratulates Seychelles on national day...

KUWAIT, June 18 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has sent a cable to President of Seychelles Danny Faure congratulating him on his country's national day. Their Highnesses the Crown Prince and the Prime Minister,...

 2018-06-18 09:06 

Press TV

UK heading to lowest growth since 2009...

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) says it expects UK's economic growth for 2018 to be around 1.3 percent, what it described as the lowest since 2009....

 2018-06-18 09:06 

JPost.com

Church crisis resurfaces as new 'properties bill' progresses...

MK Azaria: We have no intention in advancing legislation that discriminates against the churches...

 2018-06-18 09:04 

Al Jazeera

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza over flammable kite flying...

Palestinians have been protesting Israeli occupation along the border by sending flammable kites to the Israeli side....

 2018-06-18 09:03 

ISNA

Iranian deputy FM departs for Geneva...

Tehran (ISNA) - The senior advisor to Iran's foreign minister in political affairs and the country's top negotiator for Astana process Hossein Jaberi Ansari embarked on a visit to Geneva, Switzerland on Monday....

 2018-06-18 09:02 

Kuwait News Agency

Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, June 18 --1960 -- The Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issued a law stipulating that an attorney must be registered in the interim or permanent bar table. 1963 -- Kuwait Fishing Company was established as a Kuwaiti shareholding company with ...

 2018-06-18 09:01 

Al Jazeera

World Cup 2018: England fans arrive in Russia amid tight security...

While arriving in Volgograd for their team's opening match with Tunisia, they were warmly greeted by local residents despite many previous clashes between Russian and English football fans....

 2018-06-18 09:00 

JPost.com

Joe Lieberman: Distance between progressive Jews and Israel worrying...

During the interview, the former US Senator, who is Orthodox, was asked about the recent tensions between progressive Jews in the United States and Israel....

 2018-06-18 08:57 

The Jordan Times

Dozens of pro-regime fighters killed in east Syria strike...

BEIRUT- An air strike has killed nearly 40 pro-regime foreign fighters in eastern Syria, with a US-led coalition denying accusations from Damascus that it was behind the attack. The strike just before midnight hit Al-Hari, a town controlled by regional mi...

 2018-06-18 08:56 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on June 18...

Tehran, June 18, IRNA The following headlines appeared in local English language newspapers on Monday:...

 2018-06-18 08:54 

MehrNews.com

Significant reduction of $11bn trade between Iran, Turkey after PTA...

TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) Chairman of Iran and Turkey Joint Chamber of Commerce Reza Kami revealed the considerable reduction of trade volume exchanged between Iran and Turkey from $22 billion to $11 billion following Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA)....

 2018-06-18 08:54 

Ynetnews

Lieberman says won't allow for daily fires from incendiary kites to continue...

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Monday that "if anyone thinks we can carry on with daily (incendiary) kites and fires, he is mistaken." The defense minister was visiting an Israel Aerospace Industries factory to mark the signing of an ag...

 2018-06-18 08:54 

Haaretz Daily

Murder on the dance floor: New true crime series returns to the LGBT club attack...

The series strives to show the violent and dangerous consequences that can result from the need to lie about your sexual identity. But it doesn't go so far as to make the connection between sexual orientation and sexual exploitation...

 2018-06-18 08:53 

The Jordan Times

Afghans "tired of war", say exhausted peace marchers in Kabul...

KABUL - Hundreds of Afghan peace marchers arrived exhausted in the capital, Kabul, on Monday after spending the fasting month of Ramadan crossing the sun-baked, war-torn country, much of it under Taliban control. The marchers, all men, including teachers,...

 2018-06-18 08:52 

Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain press headlines...
 2018-06-18 08:52 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo puts mezuzah in Governor's mansion...

Governor Cuomo receives mezuzah from Jewish school, places it at entrance to official residence in state capital of Albany....

 2018-06-18 08:51 

MehrNews.com

'No Date No Signature' wins Best Director prize of Mirror Filmfest....

TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) Iran's Vahid Jalilvand won the Best Director for the drama 'No Date, No Signature' at Russia's Mirror International Film Festival....

 2018-06-18 08:50 

JPost.com

Turkey's Erdogan says Kurdish groups leaving Manbij area...
 2018-06-18 08:49 

The Jordan Times

Recycling rubbish into revenue - the scheme bringing hope to women in Jordan...

IRBID - S ameera Al Salam folds a discarded piece of newspaper into a long strip then loops it round her finger to form a tight circle, the first stage of making the upcycled handbags, trays and bowls the Syrian refugee hopes will help her earn a living. ...

 2018-06-18 08:47 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Report: PA Chairman under pressure to meet US envoys...

Arab nations, Palestinian Authority officials, pressure PA chairman to backpedal on promise to reject US-proposed peace plans....

 2018-06-18 08:46 

Saudi Press Agency

Post-ceasefire Taliban attacks in northern Afghanistan leaves 6 dead...
 2018-06-18 08:46 

Ynetnews

Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely gives birth to third child...

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely gave birth to her third child, a baby girl, on Sunday evening. Hotovely, 38, has two older daughters with husband Or Alon, whom she married five years ago....

 2018-06-18 08:44 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

UN Fails to Push Yemeni Forces to Cede Control of Hudaydah: Report...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) The UN special envoy who is in Yemen for talks over the port city of Hudaydah and to persuade the Yemeni forces to cede control of the strategic port is going to leave the country without achieving any results, an Arabic language website r...

 2018-06-18 08:43 

JPost.com

Gaza Health Ministry: Teen dies of wounds sustained by IDF fire...
 2018-06-18 08:38 

MehrNews.com

US-led coalition bombs PMF positions on Iraq-Syria border...

TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) Iraqi officials say that US-led fighter jets carried out airstrikes against Popular Mobilizations Forces just across the border with Syria, killing at least 20 PMF troops and wounding dozens more....

 2018-06-18 08:36 

i24 News

Newly elected Colombian president said mulling Jerusalem embassy move...

Colombia would become the fourth country after US, Guatemala and Paraguay to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem...

 2018-06-18 08:36 

JPost.com

Israeli Embassy creates video supporting Argentina's World Cup soccer team...

The messages included strong support for team star Lionel "Lio" Messi, who had been the victim of death threats over his planned participation in the match in Jerusalem....

 2018-06-18 08:36 

JPost.com

Netanyahu: Gov't won't intervene in Eurovision...

Kan officials head to Geneva for planning meeting with EBU...

 2018-06-18 08:34 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iran Says 3 OPEC Members to Veto Saudi-Proposed Supply Boost...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, Iran's OPEC governor, said Venezuela and Iraq will join Iran in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that's backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week....

 2018-06-18 08:34 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Shas MK: Haredi leadership will come to agreement on draft plan...

Haredi lawmaker says proposed draft law is 'the least terrible option,' says in the worst case, his party won't vote for the law....

 2018-06-18 08:33 

Times of Israel

Culture minister caught in false claim in bid for influence over Eurovision...

Miri Regev says public broadcaster can't be trusted with 2019 event, because this year its presenter's opening remarks were in Arabic; they weren'tMiri Regev says public broadcaster can't be trusted with 2019 event, because this year its p...

 2018-06-18 08:29 

Press TV

Terrorists set orchards ablaze in southwest Syria...

Terrorists associated with Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as Nusra Front, have torched and destroyed dozens of acres of orchards in southwestern Syria....

 2018-06-18 08:27 

MehrNews.com

Pres. Rouhani to visit Austria, Switzerland...

TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) Accepting invitations extended by Swiss and Austrian presidents, Iranian President Rouhani will travel to these two European countries in late June....

 2018-06-18 08:27 

ISNA

Iran welcomes extension of ceasefire in Afghanistan...

Tehran (ISNA) - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Tehran welcomes the extension of truce between the Afghan government and the Taliban militants, adding that the Islamic Republic is happy with the decision....

 2018-06-18 08:24 

Press TV

Photo of the day...

Afghan peace activists shout slogans in demand to an end to the war during a march from Helmand as they arrive in Kabul on June 18, 2018....

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