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 2020-04-06 12:13 

Press TV

Bayern Munich to resume training despite pandemic...

Bayern Munich have confirmed that players will return to training on Monday for the 1st time since the Bundesliga was suspended due to the coronavirus....

 2020-04-06 12:11 

Haaretz Daily

Tel Aviv suburb fences off ultra-Orthodox city hit by coronavirus...

Fence was quickly taken down by the city of Bnei Brak after Interior Ministry intervened...

 2020-04-06 12:11 

Kuwait News Agency

Oman: 33 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, tally 331...

MUSCAT, April 6 (KUNA) -- The Sultanate of Oman announced, Monday, the discovery of 33 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections to 331. According to the Oman News Agency (ONA), the number of cases recovering from the co...

 2020-04-06 12:11 

Kuwait News Agency

China's coronavirus casualty pattern remains assuring...

KUWAIT, April 6 (KUNA) -- China maintained an assuring pattern regarding coronavirus casualties with only a single fatality reported on Monday. As to number of infections, the Chinese National Health Commission also reported a reasonable figure -- by the ...

 2020-04-06 12:10 

Ynetnews

Litzman slams 'discriminatory and degrading' treatment of Haredi population...
 2020-04-06 12:10 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

School won't resume after Passover...

Public Health Services head says exit strategy isn't 'continuous line,' things won't reopen one after the other immediately after Passover....

 2020-04-06 12:09 

Kuwait Times

109 new coronavirus cases; human traffickers slammed...

By B Izzak KUWAIT: The health ministry yesterday announced 109 new coronavirus cases, the largest number of cases in a single day, raising the total to 665. The new cases include 79 Indians, six Egyptians, six Iranians and six Bangladeshis. They also incl...

 2020-04-06 12:08 

FX Empire

A Ray of Hope Delivers Riskier Assets a Boost. The Dust Has Yet to Settle, However...

Riskier assets find strong support off the back of the latest COVID-19 numbers. Some caution is still needed, however......

 2020-04-06 12:06 

JPost.com

Putin pushes Netanyahu to form unity government...

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 2020-04-06 12:05 

Kuwait Times

Coronavirus lands British PM in hospital, but Europe offers hope...

LONDON: Europe's hardest-hit countries showed tentative signs of progress in the battle against coronavirus yesterday, even as the disease hospitalized British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The virus has infected virtually every corner of the planet, ...

 2020-04-06 12:05 

Al Jazeera

Afghanistan needs a Government of National Reconciliation...

This new entity should give priority to negotiating peace with the Taliban and minimising corruption by the elites....

 2020-04-06 12:03 

JPost.com

Gantz annexation veto turns him into possible peacemaker analysis...

Unlike Netanyahu, Gantz fears the instability that would follow, particularly with neighboring Jordan. ;...

 2020-04-06 12:02 

Al Jazeera

Rockets target US oil company site in southern Iraq...

No damage or casualties reported after projectiles land near site of oilfield service company Halliburton in Basra....

 2020-04-06 12:02 

Kuwait Times

US girds for 'Pearl Harbor moment'...

NEW YORK: US governors have appealed to the White House for a national strategy against the fast-spreading coronavirus, as deaths surged and health authorities warned the coming week could resemble a "Pearl Harbor moment." The US death toll was cr...

 2020-04-06 12:00 

Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Stock Market index rises to 6860.92 points...
 2020-04-06 12:00 

Haaretz Daily

The surprising ancient origins of Passover...

The holiday we know today began as two distinct ones, one for nomadic herders and one for farmers. Neither involved Egypt....

 2020-04-06 12:00 

MehrNews.com

Iran providing all required coop. with IAEA: Russian enovy...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) In a tweet on Monday, Russia's Representative in Vienna-based International Organizations Mikhail Ulyanov highlighted that despite coronavirus pandemic, Iran is in full cooperation with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)....

 2020-04-06 11:59 

JPost.com

The co(ron)alition crisis will continue...

People will rejoice when a coronavirus remedy will reach everyone, the same holds true for what has been described as the other virus that Israel has been dealing with: The political stalemate. ;...

 2020-04-06 11:58 

Kuwait Times

Lebanon repatriates nationals in rare flights despite coronavirus...

BEIRUT: Lebanon has started repatriating nationals who were stranded abroad in its first flights in weeks since it closed its international airport to stem the novel coronavirus. Many Lebanese work abroad, in the Gulf or in Africa, while thousands of yout...

 2020-04-06 11:57 

Al Jazeera

'Nothing left': Venezuelans head home amid coronavirus pandemic...

Hundreds of migrants, refugees make dangerous, long journey back home after facing evictions, loss of income in Colombia...

 2020-04-06 11:57 

Haaretz Daily

U.S., U.K. brace for soaring death tolls as pandemic bears down...

'This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment,' U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told 'Fox News Sunday'...

 2020-04-06 11:56 

Press TV

Iran to have blocked funds released: Government spokesman...

An Iranian government spokesman says funds blocked abroad because of US sanctions are being released....

 2020-04-06 11:54 

Kuwait Times

Japan gears for 'state of emergency'...

TOKYO: As Japan faces a fresh wave of coronavirus infections and the government prepares for a state of emergency, medical staff say a shortage of beds and a rise in cases linked to hospitals are pushing Tokyo's medical system to the brink of collapse...

 2020-04-06 11:54 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'Blue & White using mafia-style threats' against Likud, says MK Miki Zohar - Inside Israel...

Reports of ultimatum to Netanyahu: Agree to our proposals or we advance legislation against you....

 2020-04-06 11:50 

Al Jazeera

Up to 20 Malian soldiers killed in attack on military base...

Fighters attacked a military base in the northern town of Bamba early on Monday, according to officials and a witness....

 2020-04-06 11:49 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

US Wars Hampering Medical Aid for Americans amid Pandemic: Ex-Senate Candidate - World news...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) A former US Senate candidate highlighted the reasons behind Washington's ineptitude to handle the coronavirus pandemic, saying the US has spent trillions of dollars for its bogus "war on terror" and now is unable to provide pro...

 2020-04-06 11:49 

Haaretz Daily

Coronavirus in Gaza: the blockade will kill Palestinians...

When people started to share the Facebook post "Dear world: How is the lockdown? Gaza," I felt uncomfortable. Though the posters sought to generate empathy for the 2 mi...

 2020-04-06 11:45 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

First shipment of medical supplies from China touches down...

On board - 20 tons of vital equipment including ventilators, masks, protective clothing....

 2020-04-06 11:44 

JPost.com

Netanyahu announces nationwide lockdown until Friday...

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 2020-04-06 11:43 

Al Jazeera

Taliban launches campaign to help Afghanistan fight coronavirus...

Taliban members dressed in medical gear hold workshops on preventing spread of virus as government welcomes move....

 2020-04-06 11:42 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Health Minister Litzman: 'Virus doesn't discriminate and neither should we' - Haredi Community ‏...

Health Minister Litzman condemns Ramat Gan's decision to erect fence to keep haredim out....

 2020-04-06 11:41 

Al Jazeera

Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold pounds Vanuatu island chain...

Torrential rains and destructive winds continue as the storm moves slowly over land....

 2020-04-06 11:41 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Russia: Iran exercises satisfactory cooperation with IAEA...

Moscow, April 6, IRNA - A senior Russian diplomat said in a message on Monday that the International Atomic Energy Agency is monitoring Iranian activities and that Iran exercises satisfactory cooperation with the IAEA....

 2020-04-06 11:41 

Gulf Times

Oman reports 33 new coronavirus cases, 61 recoveries...

The Ministry of Health in the Sultanate of Oman announced Monday the registration of 33 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Sultanate to 331....

 2020-04-06 11:40 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

AID Group & BGI will help PA fight coronavirus - Middle East...

Emergency testing laboratory to perform 3,000 daily coronavirus tests for Gaza and Palestinian Authority residents....

 2020-04-06 11:36 

JPost.com

Don't scapegoat the haredim for the coronavirus crisis...

Pictures of haredim holding large weddings after the government prohibited gathering of more than 10 people are maddening, But so, too, were photos of crowded Tel Aviv beaches. ;...

 2020-04-06 11:35 

Saudi Press Agency

KSRelief implements projects for orphan families in Yemen...
 2020-04-06 11:35 

Saudi Press Agency

Morocco records 92 new COVID-19 cases, total 1113...
 2020-04-06 11:34 

Oman Observer

Oman trials drone use in parcel delivery, inventory counting...

Muscat: The Technology team in Oman Logistics Centre (OLC) and Asyad have experimented parcel delivery and inventory stock counting using The post Oman trials drone use in parcel delivery, inventory counting appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-04-06 11:34 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

Kuwait confirms recovery of four coronavirus cases; count at 103...
 2020-04-06 11:33 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Rare species of long-tailed duck identified in SW Iran...

Tehran, April 6, IRNA A member of a rare species of a long-tailed duck has been identified in the southwestern part of Iran, Head of the Department of Environment in Hoveyzeh County Mohammad Saleki said on Monday....

 2020-04-06 11:33 

Ynetnews

Netanyahu and Putin have conversation on pandemic...
 2020-04-06 11:31 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

European rabbis 'meet' to discuss how to help communities...

Conference of European Rabbis hosts emergency virtual Standing Committee meeting ahead of Passover....

 2020-04-06 11:31 

Times of Israel

Pandemic could deepen individualist trends in Haredi society, expert says...

Ultra-Orthodox will continue to revere their rabbinic leaders despite belated response to virus threat, but Gilad Malach believes many 'will start making decisions for themselves'Ultra-Orthodox will continue to revere their rabbinic leaders despit...

 2020-04-06 11:30 

Kuwait Times

Kuwait backs Saudi call for talks on cutting oil output...

DUBAI: Kuwait supports Saudi Arabia's call to renew talks on cutting oil supply due later this week and hopes for a successful outcome to stabilize the oil market, Kuwait's oil minister said on Sunday. OPEC and allies led by Russia, a group known ...

 2020-04-06 11:30 

Times of Israel

Israeli, Chinese firms announce testing lab for Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza...

BGI Group, a genome sequencing company based in southern China, partners with Rehovot-based AID GENOMICS to build facility that can carry out around 3,000 coronavirus tests per dayBGI Group, a genome sequencing company based in southern China, partners wi...

 2020-04-06 11:27 

Al Jazeera

Indian migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant chemical...

Video showing migrant workers in India being sprayed with a chemical to disinfect from coronavirus has sparked outrage....

 2020-04-06 11:24 

Kuwait Times

Pandemic Diaries:Panic. Don't panic....

By Jamie Etheridge Late last night we got the news that the interior minister will likely begin locking down certain areas in Kuwait, starting with Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Farwaniya and Mahboula. The news sent a shock of fear through me. Just the idea of quara...

 2020-04-06 11:21 

Al Jazeera

India: Coronavirus lockdown sees exodus from cities...

India's coronavirus lockdown resulted in chaos as huge numbers of migrant workers flee cities to their native villages....

 2020-04-06 11:20 

MehrNews.com

Remembering Iranian poet Parvin Etesami...

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) Parvin Etesami, a 20th-century Persian poet, is known for her adherence to the classical tradition in composing poetry. April 5, the day she passed away in 1941 at the age of 34, presented an occasion to talk about her life and accom...

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