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 2020-02-17 17:52 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

India's use of facial recognition tech during protests causes stir...

When artist Rachita Taneja heads out to protest in New Delhi, she covers her face with a pollution mask, a hoodie or a scarf to reduce the risk of being identified by police facial recognition software....

 2020-02-17 17:50 

Ynetnews

Russia's Lavrov, after Pompeo meeting, says felt more constructive U.S. approach...
 2020-02-17 17:50 

DEBKAfile

US offers Iraq partial troop withdrawal in secret talks...

Washington is prepared to withdraw US troops posted in some Shiite regions of Iraq, including Balad, and reduce numbers in The post US offers Iraq partial troop withdrawal in secret talks appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-17 17:50 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Industry Minister receives FDPM Fellowship fifth intake...
 2020-02-17 17:48 

Haaretz Daily

EU foreign ministers defer response to Trump peace plan until after Israeli election...

Several member countries may push for recognition of a Palestinian state even if it isn't backed by a joint EU decision...

 2020-02-17 17:47 

The Peninsula Qatar

QFZA and QBA sign MoU to boost cooperation, investment...

The Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) and Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation and investment in Qatar....

 2020-02-17 17:46 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

The Dawn of a 'Smoke-free Lebanon'...

At a Hamra cafe, two recent university graduates are deeply immersed in a discussion about the current political situation in the country. The ashtray in front of them has five cigarette butts in it. When asked about whether they worry about the health ri...

 2020-02-17 17:43 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

BTEA launches annual Bahrain Food Festival...
 2020-02-17 17:41 

Press TV

IRGC chief: Iran's missile strike on US legitimate defense, strategic in nature...

Iran's IRGC chief commander says the country's missile strike on a US base in Iraq was legitimate defense while being of a strategic nature....

 2020-02-17 17:39 

Times of Israel

Condition of soldier critically injured in car-ramming attack improves...

Doctors transfer Golani Brigade recruit from intensive care unit to neurosurgery department, 11 days after predawn attack in JerusalemDoctors transfer Golani Brigade recruit from intensive care unit to neurosurgery department, 11 days after predawn attack...

 2020-02-17 17:39 

DEBKAfile

Russian special forces guard Syria's Aleppo-Damascus highway...

For the first time since Moscow intervened in the Syrian war, Russian special forces are guarding the Highway 5 link The post Russian special forces guard Syria's Aleppo-Damascus highway appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-17 17:38 

Al Arabiya

Blanket measures may not help against novel coronavirus outbreak: WHO...

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday warned against ldquo;blanket measuresrdquo; over the novel coronavirus outbreak, pointing out the...

 2020-02-17 17:38 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Iran to convert Mordechai and Esther's tomb into Pali Consulate...

Militia branch of Iranian Revolutionary Guard tried to raid historic site Sunday as revenge for Trump's Deal of the Century....

 2020-02-17 17:36 

Saudi Press Agency

Al-Jubeir Receives Delegation of Advisers and Assistants of the members of the US Congress...
 2020-02-17 17:36 

Saudi Press Agency

Organizers of Red Sea International Film Festival Disclose Details of the Program...
 2020-02-17 17:35 

Press TV

China sends over 32,000 medics to aid in battle against COVID-19 in Hubei...

The medical staff has been mobilized to central China's Hubei Province....

 2020-02-17 17:34 

Times of Israel

Special voting booths to be set up for Israelis under coronavirus quarantine...

Heath Ministry and Central Elections Committee make arrangements for those suspected of having contracted deadly virus, enabling them to vote in March 2 electionHeath Ministry and Central Elections Committee make arrangements for those suspected of having...

 2020-02-17 17:33 

Oman Observer

Creating a business out of guiding students...

Hajar al Ruzaiqi Once you commit to living your dreams, the lids blinding your eyes will be lifted. A The post Creating a business out of guiding students appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 17:31 

Al Arabiya

Tunisia's Saied says he will call for early elections if new govt not approved...

Tunisian President Kais Saied said he would dissolve parliament and call for early elections if the proposed new government fails to win confidence in...

 2020-02-17 17:31 

MehrNews.com

Liberation of 'Aleppo' rubbed enemies' nose in dirt: Syria's Assad...

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (MNA) Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Mon. the liberation of Syria's Aleppo rubbed nose of enemies in the dirt, saying that the complete victory is approaching....

 2020-02-17 17:30 

SANA

Joy of victory over terrorism prevails in Aleppo neighborhoods...

Aleppo, SANA-Citizens of Aleppo live the joy of victory after liberating several towns and villages in the western and northwestern countryside of Aleppo by heroes of the Syrian Arab Army who completely secured the surrounding of the city, rescuing it fro...

 2020-02-17 17:30 

SABA Net

The ICRC distributes 10 thousand food baskets to the IDPs in Marib...

MARIB-SABAThe International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) distributed Monday 10 thousand of food baskets to the camps of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in the governorate of Marib.It is important to note that Marib has continued to receive large numbe...

 2020-02-17 17:30 

Haaretz Daily

At least 10 killed by suicide blast in southwestern Pakistan city of Quetta...

Two police personnel are among those killed in the blast; attacker wanted to target rally of religious group but blew himself up when police stopped him...

 2020-02-17 17:30 

Al Jazeera

'We can't miss this opportunity': UN backs Afghan peace process...

UN chief says international community must help to achieve peace in Afghanistan and aid refugees in Pakistan and Iran....

 2020-02-17 17:29 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Head of Union of Arab Bankers advises Aoun to restructure debt...

The head of the Union of Arab Bankers advised President Michel Aoun to restructure sovereign debt, during a meeting Monday....

 2020-02-17 17:26 

JPost.com

Educational volunteer banned for saying 'God damn Jews' to group of kids...

The children were taking part in a robotics competition to learn STEM subjects when the comment was made. ;...

 2020-02-17 17:26 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Meet the Israel Tech Challenge - ITC...

Israel Tech Challenge trains top candidates for leading positions in the Israeli hi-tech sector....

 2020-02-17 17:24 

Press TV

Bill Gates warns coronavirus may kill over 10 million people in Africa...

US billionaire and software developer Bill Gates has warned that the coronavirus epidemic could overwhelm the health services of Africa....

 2020-02-17 17:23 

Times of Israel

Egypt bans popular street music after deeming it too racy...

Restrictions target singers of 'mahraganat,'; which has roots in impoverished Cairo suburbs and spread after 2011 uprising that ousted longtime autocratic presidentRestrictions target singers of 'mahraganat,'; which has roots in impoverished...

 2020-02-17 17:22 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Turkey says two killed in car bomb attack near Syria border...

A car bomb attack by the Kurdish YPG militia killed two people and wounded five on Sunday in the northeastern Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the Turkish border, the Turkish Defence Ministry said in a statement....

 2020-02-17 17:21 

Al Arabiya

Sudan information minister says trial in The Hague one option for Omar al-Bashir...

Sudan could send former leader Omar al-Bashir and other suspects to The Hague for trial before the International Criminal Court, but any decision...

 2020-02-17 17:19 

Kuwait Times

Kuwait Down Syndrome Society organizes artwork gallery...

KUWAIT: Kuwait Down Syndrome Society opened a gallery at Al-Adwani hall in Abdullah Al-Salem on Sunday evening to showcase artworks and handicrafts made by children with Down syndrome. The event, organized in collaboration with National Council for Cultur...

 2020-02-17 17:17 

Oman Observer

'Sonic' booms to top of N America box office...

In a weekend book ended by two holidays — Valentine's Day on Friday and Monday's Presidents Day — the box The post 'Sonic' booms to top of N America box office appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-02-17 17:16 

JPost.com

Israel bars entry to foreign citizens who visited Asia recently...

The ban is relevant for those who have stayed in Thailand, Macau, Singapore or Hong Kong in the past two weeks. ;...

 2020-02-17 17:16 

Kuwait Times

Eurozone cautiously eyes fiscal boost...

BRUSSELS: Eurozone finance ministers discussed yesterday a document that calls for a more growth-friendly fiscal policy, a move that could lead to Germany's spending more as fears of a downturn grow amid uncertainty from the coronavirus outbreak. The ...

 2020-02-17 17:16 

The Peninsula Qatar

Restricting freedom of speech can bring neither stability nor peace...

With the participation of representatives of over 300 international organisations, universities, think-tanks, major specialised companies and social networks, the international conference on 'Social Media: Challenges and Ways to Promote Freedoms and P...

 2020-02-17 17:16 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

China sees rise in new virus cases; death toll rises by 105...

Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and 105 more deaths, as the military dispatched hundreds of additional medical workers and extra supplies to Wuhan, the central city that has been hardest hit by the 2-month-old out...

 2020-02-17 17:16 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Peaceful protesters to be protected: Fahmi...

Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi stressed the importance of protecting peaceful protesters during an interview with local newspaper Al-Joumhouria published Monday....

 2020-02-17 17:15 

Haaretz Daily

Snubbed by Gulf, Lebanon's PM hosts Iranian parliament speaker Larijani...

Larijani is the first senior foreign official to visit Lebanon since Hassan Diab's government took office...

 2020-02-17 17:15 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Taliban kill five Afghan soldiers despite violence reduction hopes...

At least five Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their base in northern Afghanistan, officials said Monday, as the country waits for an expected "reduction in violence" before a US-Taliban deal....

 2020-02-17 17:14 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

UAE issues reactor licence for first Arab nuclear power plant...

The United Arab Emirates said Monday it has issued a licence for a reactor at its Barakah nuclear power plant, the first in the Arab world, hailing a "historic moment"....

 2020-02-17 17:14 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Armed gang steals toilet rolls in panic-buying Hong Kong...

A gang of knife-wielding men jumped a delivery driver in Hong Kong and stole hundreds of toilet rolls, police said Monday, in a city wracked by shortages caused by coronavirus panic-buying....

 2020-02-17 17:14 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HM King thanked by Cuban President...
 2020-02-17 17:13 

Al Jazeera

Popular Rwandan singer found dead in police cell: Police...

Authorities say Kizito Mihigo, who was found guilty in 2015 of plotting to kill the president, committed suicide....

 2020-02-17 17:13 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Gunmen kill 24 in attack near church in Burkina Faso...

Gunmen killed 24 men and kidnapped three others on Sunday in Burkina Faso, an official said....

 2020-02-17 17:12 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Syrian forces seize most of Aleppo province, on eve of Turkey-Russia talks...

Syrian government forces made significant advances on Sunday in the country's northwestern Aleppo province, seizing most of the rebel-held region, state media said, a day before a new round of talks between Turkey and Russia on the escalation in the a...

 2020-02-17 17:12 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

EU gloomy about reviving Libya naval mission...

EU foreign ministers are unlikely to revive a naval operation to enforce an arms embargo on war-torn Libya on Monday, the bloc's diplomatic chief said, saying a number of countries were still against the plan....

 2020-02-17 17:11 

Kuwait Times

Unequal cities bear the brunt of deadly disease outbreaks...

BANGKOK: As the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus, becomes the latest urban center to face a deadly disease outbreak, city planners and physicians say such densely packed hubs are particularly vulnerable and may need a redesign. ...

 2020-02-17 17:08 

Ynetnews

Trial in The Hague one option for Sudan's Bashir...
 2020-02-17 17:08 

Kuwait Times

Unchained melody: Traditional music revived as security improves...

For years the distinctive twang of Pashtun music was drowned out by rattling gunfire and deafening explosions as musicians in Pakistan's northwest were targeted by militants. But, as security improves, a centuries-old tribal tradition is staging a com...

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