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 2017-06-24 16:24 

Bahrain Mirror

Qatar Semi-Government Rights Body says Arab Ultimatum on Qatar 'Violation of Human Rights'... +

A Qatar semi-government human rights body said on Saturday that a list of demands, presented to Qatar by four Arab states imposing a boycott on the wealthy Gulf country, were a violation of human rights conventions....

 2017-06-24 16:22 

Bahrain Mirror

Qatar Says Demands Made by Four Arab States not 'Realistic'... +

Qatar is reviewing a list of demands presented by four Arab states imposing a boycott on the wealthy Gulf country, but said on Saturday the list was not reasonable or actionable....

 2017-06-24 16:20 

Bahrain Mirror

Qatar Tries to Reopen Neighbors Skies at Special UN Hearing... +

The United Nations aviation agency will hold a special hearing next Friday on Qatar's request to reopen Gulf airspace that was closed to its flights during a major diplomatic dispute with other Arab powers, its transport minister said on Friday....

 2017-06-24 16:18 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Future Movement blasts Iran over involvement in regional conflicts... +

Future Movement Saturday blasted Iran over involvement in regional conflicts...

 2017-06-24 16:18 

Bahrain Mirror

If Baghdadi is Dead, Next IS Leader Likely to be Saddam-Era Officer... +

If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein....

 2017-06-24 16:17 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iran, Qatar voice support for Saudi after Mecca scare... +

Both Iran and Qatar on Saturday voiced support for Saudi Arabia over a suicide bombing near Islam's holiest site in Mecca despite their severed ties....

 2017-06-24 16:15 

Alalam News Network

UAE's Gargash says alternative to Qatar demands is "not escalation but parting ways"... +

A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by Arab states which imposed a boycott on the small Persian Gulf Arab nation this month, "the alternative is not escalation but parting ways"......

 2017-06-24 16:11 

Al Arabiya

UAE confirms Eid al-Fitr begins on Sunday after crescent sighted... +

The United Arab Emirates has confirmed that Eid al-Fitr will begin on Sunday after the crescent moon was sighted.The announcement official marks...

 2017-06-24 16:06 

Al Jazeera

Amnesty declared for 83 ISIL members in Syria's Raqqa ... +

Low-ranking fighters are pardoned as they do not have blood on their hands, the Raqqa Civil Council says....

 2017-06-24 15:59 

Times of Israel

UK Labour chief Corbyn will try to force early election... +

Opposition leader says his party will challenge Theresa May's government 'at every step'...

 2017-06-24 15:58 

Press TV

Israel strikes Syrian tanks, post in occupied Golan Heights... +

Israeli warplanes carry out a series of strikes on Syria after several rounds of mortar fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights....

 2017-06-24 15:57 

Bahrain News Agency

Education Minister receives secondary education graduates having cancer... +
 2017-06-24 15:57 

Bahrain News Agency

Terror plot in KSA condemned... +
 2017-06-24 15:53 

Haaretz Daily

Egypt's Sissi ratifies contested deal ceding two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia... +

Decision to handover islands to Saudis has raised an uproar in Egypt...

 2017-06-24 15:53 

FARS News Agency

Iran: Saudi Arabia Loser of Anti-Iran Dangerous Game... +

TEHRAN FNA - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari underlined that the Saudi government is supporting terrorists and extremists, and said that the Riyadh government will be the ultimate loser of the game it has started....

 2017-06-24 15:53 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Irans fresh deals with Airbus put Trump under pressure: US paper... +

Tehran, June 24, IRNA Deals signed between two Iranian airlines and Airbus Aerospace Company have put US President Donald Trump under pressure, said an article appeared on a US daily on Saturday....

 2017-06-24 15:53 

FARS News Agency

Russia Targets US Spying Plane over Syrian Waters... +

TEHRAN FNA - The Russian and Arab media sources reported that the Russian anti-aircraft missile units targeted a US reconnaissance plane over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea....

 2017-06-24 15:49 

Ynetnews

UK police brace for trouble as far-right and anti-racist groups protest... +

LONDONHundreds of police officers lined the streets of London and Birmingham on Saturday to prevent far-right demonstrators from clashing with rival anti-fascism groups on a day of protest following deadly attacks in Britain.In the country's second bi...

 2017-06-24 15:49 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

New terrorist group emerges in Pakistan... +

Islamabad, June 24, IRNA A new militant group, called 'Ansar-al Sharia Pakistan', emerges in Pakistan claiming responsibility of an attack killing four police personnel in Karachi on Friday....

 2017-06-24 15:47 

ISNA

Iran oil output beats 3.8 million bpd, eyes 4 million oil minister... +

Tehran (ISNA) - Iran's crude oil production has surpassed 3.8 million barrels per day (bpd), oil minister Bijan Zanganeh announced on Saturday, adding that Tehran expects output to reach 4 million bpd by March 2018, Reuters reported....

 2017-06-24 15:45 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Ahvaz-Tbilisi two-way flights launched... +

Ahvaz, Khuzestan Prov, June 24, IRNA Director General of Khuzestan Province Airports said on Saturday that the two-way flights between Ahvaz city of Iran and Tbilisi city of Georgia started as of Friday....

 2017-06-24 15:42 

JPost.com

East Libyan forces claim control of central Benghazi neighborhood... +
 2017-06-24 15:42 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Chabahr free zone to host freestyle wrestling cup... +

Tehran, June 24, IRNA Managing Director of Chabahar Free Trade and Industrial Zone Organization said Yadegare Emam freestyle Wrestling Cup Championship as the most credible junior tournament of the United World Wrestling will be hosted by the region....

 2017-06-24 15:40 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iranian females no longer barred from weightlifting... +

Mashad, Razavi Khorasan Prov, June 24, IRNA A weightlifting official said on Saturday that women's participation in weightlifting was approved under the condition of observing Islamic Hijab....

 2017-06-24 15:38 

Press TV

10 year anniversary of the financial crisis ... +

Ten years after the financial crisis, the EU and the eurozone still need economic CPR from the European Central Bank, billions of euros every month....

 2017-06-24 15:38 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Tehran Int'l Dust Conference to be held in July... +

Tehran, June 24, IRNA The International Conference on Sand and Dust Storms; Challenges and Practical Solutions with more than 30 countries will be held in Tehran from July 3-5....

 2017-06-24 15:32 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

East Lebanon police arrest homicide suspect in Maroun Nohra case... +

East Lebanon police Saturday arrested a lead suspect in Wednesdays south Lebanon shooting of Maroun Hanna Nohra, a source told The Daily Star...

 2017-06-24 15:30 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Five London towers evacuated over fire safety concerns... +

Thousands of residents in a sprawling north London housing estate were forced to leave their apartments late on Friday after fire checks carried out in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze found the buildings to be unsafe....

 2017-06-24 15:29 

Press TV

Senate sanctions bill shows unchanged evil nature of US: Senior military official... +

A senior Iranian military official says the US Senate's bill to impose new sanctions on Tehran shows Washingtons unchanged evil nature....

 2017-06-24 15:28 

Al Jazeera

Why Morocco chose to be neutral on the Gulf crisis... +

Morocco's decision to stay neutral in the GCC crisis shows its political savoir-faire and independent foreign policy....

 2017-06-24 15:28 

Kuwait News Agency

MoI takes precautionary, preventive measures for Eid al-Fitr... +
 2017-06-24 15:27 

Press TV

Turkey arrests suspected bombers near Syria border... +

Turkey arrests five suspected would-be bomb attackers near the border with Syria....

 2017-06-24 15:27 

Ynetnews

Istanbul bans gay and transgender pride march for second year... +

ISTANBULIstanbul';s governor has banned a gay and transgender pride march which was due to take place in the city on Sunday, citing security concerns after threats from an ultra-nationalist group.It will be the second year running that Istanbul's L...

 2017-06-24 15:26 

Ynetnews

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church... +

SALT LAKE CITYA video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by Godbefore her microphone is turned off by local church leadersis sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issu...

 2017-06-24 15:25 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

China, U.S. agree aim of 'complete' Korean denuclearization... +

China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be "complete, verifiable and irreversible", Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week....

 2017-06-24 15:25 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Daesh fabricated by Zionists: Iraqi scholar... +

Baghdad, June 24, IRNA Daesh (ISIS) terrorist group has been created by the Zionists to stir up sedition among the Arab and Muslim nations, says leader of the Union of Iraqi Sunni Scholars....

 2017-06-24 15:17 

Al Jazeera

UN: 1,310 dead in Yemen cholera epidemic... +

UN's World Health Organization also warns that as many as 300,000 people could be infected by the end of August....

 2017-06-24 15:12 

i24 News

[ Middle East ]

Americans criticized Abbas for not condemning Jerusalem attack... +
 2017-06-24 15:12 

JPost.com

Albanians vote in crucial test for EU membership hopes... +
 2017-06-24 15:12 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Tehran Symphony orchestra performs in Tehran Tehran - IRNA First summer performance of Tehran Symphony Orchestra in Vahdat Hall on June 22, 2017. Shahdad Rouhani leads the orchestra.... +
 2017-06-24 15:11 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Over 140 people feared buried in China landslide... +

Chinese rescuers scoured through rocks on Saturday in a frantic search for more than 140 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village in southwest Sichuan province....

 2017-06-24 15:10 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Quds Day rallies in India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Iraq New Delhi - IRNA People in India, Kashmir, Pakistan and Iraq expressing their support for Palestinians through demonstrations on June 23, 2017, to m... +
 2017-06-24 15:06 

Al Arabiya

Israel launches air raid on Syria in return for fire... +

An Israeli aircraft carried out a strike on Syria after 10 projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, Al...

 2017-06-24 15:06 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Quds Day marked in Lebanon Beirut - IRNA Thousands of people from different walks of life and many Lebanese and Palestinian religious and political figures attending the International Quds Day rallie... +
 2017-06-24 15:04 

Press TV

Death toll of Friday terror attacks in Pakistan rises to 73... +

The death toll of multiple terrorist attacks across Pakistan on Friday rises to 73....

 2017-06-24 15:03 

ISNA

Pakistan attacks show link between terrorism, Zionism: Iran... +

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has strongly condemned the Friday blasts in Pakistan and said the coincidence of such deadly attacks with the International Quds Day is a sign of the link between terrorism and Zionism....

 2017-06-24 15:03 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Tehran - IRNA People of Tehran rallying on International Quds Day on June 23, 2017 to show that Palestine and Palestinian cause will never be sink into oblivion .... +
 2017-06-24 15:01 

Press TV

Saudi Arabia appoints new prince... +

Saudi King Salman issued a series of royal decrees, replacing first in line to the throne Prince Mohammed bin Nayef with his son Mohammed Bin Salman....

 2017-06-24 15:01 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Colombian rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists... +

The Netherlands' foreign ministry says that two Dutch journalists who were kidnapped earlier this week by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released unharmed....

 2017-06-24 14:56 

Bahrain News Agency

Shura Council condemns terrorist plot targeting Holy Mosque... +

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