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 2020-07-03 23:55 

Gulf Times

Russian minister welcomes Palestinian unity pledge...

Russia welcomed yesterday a pledge of unity between Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas against Israel's West Bank annexation plans. In a rare joint press conference on Thursday, the factions pledged a united campaign against Israel's prospective...

 2020-07-03 23:53 

Gulf Times

Texas now mandates mask wearing...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has decreed that face masks must be worn in all counties with more than 20 coronavirus cases, billing the measure as a requirement to avoid another economic shutdown....

 2020-07-03 23:52 

Gulf Times

US president heads to Mount Rushmore...

Under fire for his response to America's spiralling coronavirus caseload, President Donald Trump was heading to Mount Rushmore yesterday for a night of holiday fireworks that he hopes will provide a much-needed distraction....

 2020-07-03 23:50 

Gulf Times

Customers praise preventive measures at Al Sailiya Market...

Preventive and precautionary measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) have been strictly implemented at Al Sailiya Central Market which reopened on Wednesday after nearly three months of closure....

 2020-07-03 23:49 

Gulf Times

Umar: SOP compliance keeping virus in check...

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has expressed satisfaction that better compliance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) by the people has helped check the spread of the coronavirus in the country....

 2020-07-03 23:47 

Gulf Times

Brazilian military visit angers indigenous leaders...

Leaders of an isolated indigenous Yanomami community in Brazil have complained that a military mission to protect them from the coronavirus brought greater risk of infection to their people through contact with outsiders including journalists....

 2020-07-03 23:46 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Ryanair flight makes emergency landing in Greece after reporting fire...

A Ryanair flight with 164 people on board made an emergency landing at Thessaloniki airport on Friday after reporting a fire, Greek authorities said....

 2020-07-03 23:45 

Gulf Times

Merkel snapped wearing a mask...

The wait is over: Angela Merkel has appeared for the first time wearing a mask in an official photograph....

 2020-07-03 23:45 

Gulf Times

Blistering finish earns Redman share of lead in Detroit...

Doc Redman collected seven birdies in his last eight holes to grab a share of the first-round lead with Scott Stallings and Kevin Kisner at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit on Thursday....

 2020-07-03 23:43 

Gulf Times

Balding bids to add another Epsom Derby fairytale to family story...

Qatar Racing's Kameko could hand the British trainer his first Derby at Epsom Downs...

 2020-07-03 23:42 

Gulf Times

'Liberate Hong Kong ...' slogan is illegal: govt...

The popular protest slogan 'Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times' connotes separatism or subversion, the city's government said, pointing to crimes that are covered under the new national security law imposed by Beijing....

 2020-07-03 23:41 

JPost.com

Australia's Victoria reports biggest jump in COVID-19 cases since March...
 2020-07-03 23:38 

Gulf Times

World's 'first' gold-plated hotel opens in Vietnam...

For guests at the "Dolce Hanoi Golden Lake" coffee comes in a gold cup and bath time is taken in gilded splendour....

 2020-07-03 23:36 

Gulf Times

More bodies found at Myanmar mine disaster...

Rescuers yesterday pulled several bodies from the scene of a landslide which killed over 170 jade miners in northern Myanmar, many of them migrant workers seeking their fortune in treacherous open-cast mines near the China border....

 2020-07-03 23:35 

Gulf Times

Thai airport offers rapid Covid test for international arrivals...

Thailand's main international airport unveiled rapid coronavirus tests yesterday for some overseas arrivals after a three-month ban on foreign visitors was partially lifted this month....

 2020-07-03 23:34 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Fearful of China's new security law, Hong Kongers scramble for safe havens...

Many Hong Kong residents are scouring for new jobs and homes overseas, fearful that a new national security law imposed by Beijing will crush coveted rights not enjoyed on the mainland and herald a new authoritarian era for China's most free city....

 2020-07-03 23:34 

Kuwait News Agency

Arab Parliament strongly condemns Houthis' attacks in Saudi Arabia...

CAIRO, July 3 (KUNA) -- Arab Parliament strongly condemned on Friday the Houthi militia's cowardly attacks, including the launching of four booby-trapped drones against Saudi Arabia earlier in the day. These repeated attacks show a clear violation by ...

 2020-07-03 23:22 

Kuwait News Agency

Iran sends letter to EU regarding implementation of JCPOA...

BRUSSELS, July 3 (KUNA) -- European Union High Representative Josep Borrell Friday said he has received a letter from Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif regarding implementation issues of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the Iran nucle...

 2020-07-03 23:18 

Gulf Times

Fired-up Buffon set to overtake Maldini...

Juventus goalkeeper likely to play against Tornio and set a new league record of 648 appearances...

 2020-07-03 23:18 

Times of Israel

At Brooklyn pro-Palestine rally, calls to eliminate both Israel and US...

Hundreds take part in anti-annexation protest in which activists call to abolish police, Israel and American government, and cry 'From Gaza to Minnesota, globalize the Intifada!'Hundreds take part in anti-annexation protest in which activists call...

 2020-07-03 23:11 

Gulf Times

Man City rout champions Liverpool...

Manchester City reacted with a vengeance to being dethroned as Premier League champions by Liverpool to thrash the Reds 4-0 on Thursday night....

 2020-07-03 23:09 

Gulf Times

Real Madrid go four points clear after edging Getafe...

'We are doing things well, yes, but there are five games still to go'...

 2020-07-03 23:07 

Press TV

Moscow says Russia's constitutional changes to come into force July 4...

The Kremlin says Russia's constitutional changes will come into force on July 4....

 2020-07-03 23:04 

JPost.com

Netherlands votes to fight antisemitism, against Jewish security funding...

The rejected motion stated that the Jewish community in the Netherlands "often lacks the means to adequately protect their infrastructure, events and synagogue services."...

 2020-07-03 23:04 

Press TV

Violence in Kashmir continues unabated despite coronavirus pandemic...

A new report reveals a surge in violence across Kashmir in the first half of 2020 despite the global spread of coronavirus....

 2020-07-03 23:01 

Press TV

Gazans protest Israel's annexation plan...

People have taken to the street in the blockaded Gaza Strip to denounce Israel's annexation plan....

 2020-07-03 23:00 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Muharraq Municipality to be closed on July 5-23 for maintenance, disinfection...
 2020-07-03 22:51 

Al Arabiya

Turkey signs a military agreement with Libya's GNA: Sources...

Turkey's defense minister and military chief signed a military agreement with the battalions fighting on behalf of the Government of National Accord (GNA)...

 2020-07-03 22:49 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iraq sets up border posts to try to prevent Turkish advance...

Iraqi troops were enforcing positions along the border with Turkey, officials said Friday, to prevent Turkish forces from advancing deeper into Iraqi territory after two weeks of airstrikes as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq....

 2020-07-03 22:35 

SABA News

[ Yemen ]

12 Saudi-led airstrikes wages on Jawf...

JAWF, July. 4 (Saba) - The US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition fighter jets on Friday carried out twelve airstrikes on al-Hazm district in al-Jawf province....

 2020-07-03 22:34 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Southern Governorate to hold virtual workshop...
 2020-07-03 22:33 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Some settlers and Palestinians unite in opposition to Israeli annexation...

Some Israeli settlers agree with their Palestinian neighbors in the occupied West Bank that the Jewish state's plan to annex part of the territory would undermine their years-long reconciliation efforts....

 2020-07-03 22:31 

MehrNews.com

105 recorded violations by US-Saudi aggression in Yemen...

TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) The US-Saudi aggression has committed 105 violations of truce against Yemen's Hodeidah during the past 24 hours....

 2020-07-03 22:29 

JPost.com

New Hampshire lawmakers send bill requiring Holocaust studies to governor...

The bill will enable all students to acquire knowledge of civics and government, economics, history, and Holocaust and genocide education....

 2020-07-03 22:24 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Diab discusses fuel import with Iraqi delegation...

Prime Minister Hassan Diab discussed the import of Iraqi fuel to the Lebanese market, during a meeting with a Iraqi delegation Friday on economic cooperation between the two countries....

 2020-07-03 22:22 

JPost.com

North Korea says no need to sit down with US for talks...

"We do not feel any need to sit face to face with the US, as it does not consider the DPRK-US dialogue as nothing more than a tool for grappling its political crisis," the FM said....

 2020-07-03 22:22 

SABA News

[ Yemen ]

Aggression forces commit 105 violations over 24 past hours...

HODEIDAH, July. 4 (Saba) - The liaison and coordination officers' operations room to monitor violations of the aggression in Hodeidah province on Thursday have committed 105 violations over the past 24 hours....

 2020-07-03 22:22 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

'Falling off a cliff': Lebanon's poor borrow to buy bread...

For Amer al Dahn, the idea of eating meat is now a dream. Today, he can't even afford bread and depends on credit from the local grocer to feed his wife and four children in the Lebanese city of Tripoli....

 2020-07-03 22:15 

JPost.com

Loud explosion heard near port in Somalia's capital Mogadishu...
 2020-07-03 22:11 

Press TV

US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela fail to achieve ultimate goal: Scholar...

US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela have failed in achieving Washington's ultimate goal of overthrowing their governments, a human rights expert and peace activist says....

 2020-07-03 22:07 

Times of Israel

Group of former world leaders warn against Israel's annexation plan...

The Elders, an organization founded by Nelson Mandela and which includes the previous UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, say EU should continue pressuring Jerusalem against moveThe Elders, an organization founded by Nelson Mandela and which includes the pr...

 2020-07-03 22:05 

Gulf Times

Studio 5/6 to offer free online workshops for kids in Qatar...

Studio 5/6, an ICT maker space initiative by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) aimed at nurturing youth as digital learners by sharpening their 21st century learning skills, will be hosting free online workshops for kids from July 5 to 3...

 2020-07-03 22:04 

Gulf Times

Global trade resilience, FDI discussed at QFZA webinar...

The Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) recently led a discussion on global trade resilience and foreign direct investment (FDI) during a digital roundtable co-hosted with The Business Year media group....

 2020-07-03 22:01 

JPost.com

Tel Aviv 'People Against Annexation' mural set up near IDF HQ...

The yellow mural was painted on the Tel Aviv Museum of Arts square in the heart of the city in tribute a similar display painted by the Black Lives Matter movement....

 2020-07-03 21:59 

JPost.com

8-year-old killed, 3 injured at Alabama mall shooting...
 2020-07-03 21:53 

Saudi Press Agency

Jordan Condemns Al-Houthi Attacks on Saudi Arabia...
 2020-07-03 21:52 

Gulf Times

Gap in US Black and White unemployment rates is widest in five years...

The United States saw the widest gap in unemployment rates for African Americans and Whites in five years in June, underscoring an uneven nascent recovery from historic job losses triggered by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-03 21:52 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia says labs able to conduct 53,000 COVID-19 tests daily...

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health said labs across the Kingdom are now able to conduct over 53,000 COVID-19 tests daily as part of efforts against the nove...

 2020-07-03 21:46 

Gulf Times

Garuda bets on recovery with Indonesia relaxing virus curbs...

Indonesia's flag carrier is betting on further easing of social distancing rules to spark a revival in travel for work and leisure after the coronavirus pandemic pushed the airline to seek a debt restructuring and government aid to stay afloat....

 2020-07-03 21:45 

Gulf Times

China services sector grows at fastest pace in over 10 years...

China's services sector expanded at the fastest pace in over a decade in June as the easing of coronavirus-related lockdown measures revived consumer demand, a private survey showed yesterday, though companies continued to shed jobs....

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