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 2020-02-17 18:36 

Oman Observer

Trump kicks off Daytona 500 race with limo loop...

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida: President Donald Trump took a loop around the Daytona 500 racetrack on Sunday in his presidential limousine, The post Trump kicks off Daytona 500 race with limo loop appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:36 

Oman Observer

Facebook's Zuckerberg calls for new-style regulator for EU...

BRUSSELS: Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg called for a new type of big tech regulator as he lobbied the EU officials The post Facebook's Zuckerberg calls for new-style regulator for EU appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:35 

Press TV

Liberation of Aleppo not end of Syrian army's anti-terror campaign: Assad...

President Assad says the liberation of Aleppo does not mean the end of the Syrian army's campaign against foreign-backed terrorist groups....

 2020-02-17 18:35 

Oman Observer

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 2020-02-17 18:34 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Poll: Left strengthens as right weakens...

Left-wing and Arab parties combine for 58 seats in latest poll, right-wing bloc falls to 54 seats....

 2020-02-17 18:33 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar school adopts unique way to instill love for art...

Adopting a unique way to spread art-loving culture, Al Razi Preparatory School for Boys in Al Duhail has demonstrated talents of its students in the form of paintings of visual arts on the interior walls of its premises....

 2020-02-17 18:28 

Oman Observer

HM greetings to Gambia President...

MUSCAT: His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has sent a cable of greetings to President Adama Barrow of the Republic The post HM greetings to Gambia President appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:28 

Kuwait Times

Celta put brakes on Real Madrid...

MADRID: Real Madrid's winning streak ended when they conceded a late goal to draw 2-2 at home to Celta Vigo and finish the weekend with their lead over Barcelona down to one point. Real manager Zinedine Zidane was philosophical. "There's nothi...

 2020-02-17 18:28 

Press TV

Russia says US causes irreparable damage to security balance by deploying weapons to space...

The provocative step is an attempt by the US to justify plans to deploy weapons in space, Moscow says....

 2020-02-17 18:28 

JPost.com

Bernie Sanders releases new 'proud to be Jewish' video...

Sanders has emphasized his Jewishness throughout this year's race for the Democratic nomination. ;...

 2020-02-17 18:26 

Oman Observer

Qaboos legacy of peace earns Oman respect from world...

MUSCAT: Oman's firm belief in peace and peaceful resolution of conflicts has helped it establish friendly relations with countries across The post Qaboos legacy of peace earns Oman respect from world appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:25 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

No let up in Taliban attacks, fresh orders awaited over deal with U.S....

Taliban fighters attacked Afghan government forces overnight, and militant commanders said on Monday insurgency operations would go-ahead until they receive fresh instructions based on a deal with the United States to reduce violence in the country....

 2020-02-17 18:22 

Oman Observer

946 publishers to take part in Muscat International Book Fair...

The 25th edition of Muscat International Book Fair (MBF) will be inaugurated on Saturday (February 22) with participation of many The post 946 publishers to take part in Muscat International Book Fair appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:22 

Oman Observer

Small businesses exempted under foreign investment law...

Businesses that relate to daily lives of common man have been exempted from the 100 per cent ownership under the The post Small businesses exempted under foreign investment law appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:22 

Kuwait Times

Gang steals toilet rolls in Hong Kong...

HONG KONG: A gang of knife-wielding men jumped a delivery driver in Hong Kong and stole hundreds of toilet rolls, police said yesterday, in a city wracked by shortages caused by coronavirus panic-buying. Toilet rolls have become hot property in the densel...

 2020-02-17 18:21 

SABA Net

A UN's demining team visits Al-Makha district...

TAIZ-SABAThe UNDP's demining team arrived in the district of Al-Makha on Monay on a work mission. The visiting team headed by Gece Lockit will get familiar with the situation in the district, conduct its own review and work on demining the landmines l...

 2020-02-17 18:21 

Gulf Times

EU agrees naval mission to stop Libya arms flow...

EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to a naval operation to enforce an arms embargo on war-torn Libya, overcoming objections from countries who feared it may encourage new migrant flows....

 2020-02-17 18:20 

Oman Observer

An Omani's success story that many others can emulate...

This is a typical case of passion turning into profession and finally a success story for many others to emulate. The post An Omani's success story that many others can emulate appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:20 

Kuwait News Agency

11th Gulf Seismic forum begins in Doha...

DOHA, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- The 11th Gulf Seismic Forum began in Doha on Monday, with in participation of experts and specialists in seismology and seismic engineering. "Earthquakes are the most complicated natural phenomena, that happen suddenly without a...

 2020-02-17 18:19 

Oman Observer

Sayyid Badr inspects military sites...

MUSCAT: Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, visited a number of the units and formations The post Sayyid Badr inspects military sites appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:19 

Oman Observer

Haze to continue till Wednesday...

The haze currently being experienced in Muscat is expected to continue until Wednesday. According to sources at Oman Met Office, The post Haze to continue till Wednesday appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:19 

Oman Observer

Korean Naval Official Visits MSC...

Admiral Sim Seung-Seob, Chief of Naval Operations in the Republic of Korea visited the Maritime Security Centre (MSC) on Monday. The post Korean Naval Official Visits MSC appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:19 

Oman Observer

Gulf Statistical Forum focuses on smart data...

Muscat: The Second Gulf Statistical Forum, hosted by the Sultanate, represented by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), The post Gulf Statistical Forum focuses on smart data appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:19 

Oman Observer

Oman Qaboos website in more languages soon...

Oman Qaboos website, which narrates the life of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, will be available in more international languages. The The post Oman Qaboos website in more languages soon appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:19 

Oman Observer

SQU Council discusses postgraduate programmes...

The Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) Council held its second meeting of the academic year (2019-2020) under the auspices of Dr The post SQU Council discusses postgraduate programmes appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:18 

Oman Observer

SQU forum highlights intelligent healthcare...

Muscat: The International Symposium for Telemedicine and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (ISTAIM2020), organised by the Communication and Information Research Centre The post SQU forum highlights intelligent healthcare appeared first on Oman Observer ...

 2020-02-17 18:18 

Oman Observer

Bees and livestock keepers cautioned over aerial spraying of pesticides...

Bee and livestock keepers in Seeb, Barka and Bidbid have been advised to take precautions as the Ministry of Agriculture The post Bees and livestock keepers cautioned over aerial spraying of pesticides appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:18 

Oman Observer

Oman Air awards e-cargo contract...

Muscat: Oman Air Cargo has awarded CHAMP a five-year contract for its suite of e-cargo solutions. Following a request for The post Oman Air awards e-cargo contract appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 18:18 

SABA Net

Electricity plans to cope with summer time demand for power discussed...

ADEN-SABADeputy Premier Dr. Salim al-Khanbashi presided over a meeting Sunday in the interim capital Aden devoted to disscuss the underway preparations to meet the increased demand for electricity in the upcoming summer times.The meeting brought together ...

 2020-02-17 18:17 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Interior Minister receives lawmaker...
 2020-02-17 18:16 

Haaretz Daily

Disillusioned and angry, these left-wing Israeli Jewish voters plan to vote for the Arab-led Joint List...

The electoral alliance is also reaching out to Israel's ultra-Orthodox community with campaign ads in Yiddish...

 2020-02-17 18:16 

Kuwait Times

Supreme Leader's loyalists may tighten grip at Iranian elections...

DUBAI: Hardliners are set to tighten control of Iran this week in a parliamentary election stacked in their favor, as the leadership closes ranks in a deepening confrontation with Washington. Big gains by security hawks would confirm the political demise ...

 2020-02-17 18:15 

JPost.com

UN envoy condemns use of birdshot against Iraqi protesters...

The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq said it had received credible allegations of protesters being targeted with hunting rifles, stones and firebombs over the weekend, leading to at least 50 injuries. ;...

 2020-02-17 18:13 

Kuwait News Agency

Suicide blast kills 7, injures 21 in SW Pakistan - officials...

ISLAMABAD, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- At least seven people, including three security personnel, were killed in a suicide blast in Quetta city of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province on Monday, said officials. Balochistan government spokesman, Liaqat Sh...

 2020-02-17 18:12 

Kuwait Times

Hundreds of Americans flown home from cruise ship, 14 with coronavirus...

SHANGHAI: More than 300 American passengers have been flown home from a cruise ship after two weeks under quarantine off Japan, including 14 found to have coronavirus who were kept isolated on the flight. The cruise ship Diamond Princess, by far the large...

 2020-02-17 18:12 

MehrNews.com

Iran's Esteghlal, Shahr Khodro suffer defeat against rivals in ACL 2020...

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (MNA) Esteghlal FC of Iran lost to Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia 2-1 in Group A of the AFC Champions League on Monday. In another match held earlier on the same day, Iran's Shahr Khodro lost to Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan 3-0....

 2020-02-17 18:10 

Kuwait Times

Far right arrests reveal 'shocking' mosque plot...

BERLIN: Members of a German extreme right group arrested last week were believed to have been plotting "shocking" large-scale attacks on mosques similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, the government said yesterday. Officials sai...

 2020-02-17 18:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Zimbabwe central bank leaves rates unchanged, bullish on inflation...

Zimbabwe's central bank left its benchmark interest rate at 35% on Monday, citing moderating inflation, as it looks to print more local currency and limit the use of foreign currencies....

 2020-02-17 18:10 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HM King attends wedding ceremony...
 2020-02-17 18:09 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar, Kazakhstan agree to take further steps to strengthen trade, investment cooperation...

Qatar has succeeded in achieving a balanced economic growth as well as economic diversification and independence in line with its National Vision 2030 and the Second National Development Strategy 2018-2022, Minister of Commerce and Industry, H E Ali bin A...

 2020-02-17 18:07 

Kuwait Times

Assembly committee to meet with premier over oil appointments...

By B Izzak KUWAIT: A National Assembly panel formed to investigate allegations of irregularities in the appointments of employees in the oil sector has decided to invite His Highness the Prime Minister for a meeting next month. Rapporteur of the panel MP ...

 2020-02-17 18:07 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'Coronavirus will definitely come to Israel'...

'We fear that coronavirus will definitely come to Israel,' says Israeli Health Minister, expanding quarantine isolation directives....

 2020-02-17 18:07 

Times of Israel

Rare 'smiting gods' among artifacts found at 12th century BCE Canaanite temple...

Once-in-a-career Bronze Age findings from Lachish described as 'breathtaking9; by archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel, who published a comprehensive report on 2013-2017 excavationsOnce-in-a-career Bronze Age findings from Lachish described as 'breath...

 2020-02-17 18:07 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HM King receives GCC Secretary-General...
 2020-02-17 18:06 

Press TV

Extreme weather to overload urban power grids: Study...

Extreme hot spells made increasingly likely by climate change could overload urban power grids and cause roving blackouts, study shows....

 2020-02-17 18:05 

Kuwait Times

Amir attends Kuwait military academy graduation ceremony...

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, patronized and attended a graduation ceremony for the 46th batch of cadet students at Ali Al-Sabah Military Academy yesterday. His Highness t...

 2020-02-17 18:03 

The Peninsula Qatar

MOCI and QDB launch 'Land and Industrial Loan' facility...

In a big boost to the country's emerging Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), in cooperation with Qatar development Bank, yesterday announced the launch of an innovative "Land and Industrial Loan" ...

 2020-02-17 18:03 

The Peninsula Qatar

Projects worth QR3bn for free zones approved...

The Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), H E Ahmad bin Mohammed Al Sayed, said yesterday that the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment (SCEAI) has approved projects worth more than QR3bn, which is a significa...

 2020-02-17 18:03 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

BCCI Chairman receives Palestinian ambassador...
 2020-02-17 18:00 

Press TV

Jet man flies high above Dubai...

French jetman Vince Reffet successfully takes off from the ground, flying high above Dubai....

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