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 2020-07-03 21:04 

Kuwait News Agency

Arab League condemns Houthis' drones against Saudi Arabia...

CAIRO, July 3 (KUNA) -- Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul Gheit condemned Friday the Houthi militia's launching of booby-trapped drones against Saudi Arabia. These attacks show how the Houthi militias lack the political will to cease hostilitie...

 2020-07-03 21:03 

Saudi Press Agency

Arab Parliament Condemns Iranian-Backed Terrorist Al-Houthi Attacks at Saudi Territory...
 2020-07-03 20:58 

Gulf Times

New US gold futures contract will allow delivery in London...

CME Group Inc is expanding delivery of its new gold futures contract to London vaults, the latest response to an extreme dislocation between the two most important markets for the precious metal....

 2020-07-03 20:58 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Iran says it determined cause of 'accident' at Natanz...

Iran's top security body declines to release details on what caused a fire at the Natanz nuclear site on Thursday....

 2020-07-03 20:53 

Gulf Times

European markets retreat on virus concerns; euro ends higher against dollar...

European stock markets retreated yesterday, with concerned investors locking in gains made recently on solid US jobs data....

 2020-07-03 20:53 

Gulf Times

PHCC issues tips on healthy practices during the summer...

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has issued advice on healthy practices and nutrition during the summer to avoid contracting a number of diseases in this season....

 2020-07-03 20:50 

Gulf Times

Google, Facebook would face FTC over policies in planned democratic bill...

A top Democratic lawmaker wants to empower the US Federal Trade Commission to take action against Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc, among other technology platforms, if they fail to remove content that violates their terms of service and communi...

 2020-07-03 20:47 

Times of Israel

Leading UK historian quits Cambridge post after slavery remarks...

Harper-Collins says it won't publish anymore books by David Starkey, who has come under fire for saying slavery wasn't genocide as otherwise 'there wouldn't be so many damn Blacks'Harper-Collins says it won't publish anymore books ...

 2020-07-03 20:45 

The Peninsula Qatar

Three COVID-19 deaths in Qatar as 1986 patients recover and 756 new cases on July 3...
 2020-07-03 20:45 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Istanbul court convicts two former Amnesty Turkey leaders...

Istanbul, July 3, 2020 (AFP) - An Istanbul court on Friday convicted two former leaders of Amnesty International's Turkish branch on terror charges, the rights group said, alongside two other human rights defenders....

 2020-07-03 20:43 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: UAE announces 672 new cases, one death...

The United Arab Emirates has detected 672 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections in the country...

 2020-07-03 20:43 

Al Jazeera

US sees larger share of private fireworks sales ahead of holiday...

As most public firework shows have been cancelled, people plan on lighting their own, causing public safety concerns....

 2020-07-03 20:41 

Kuwait News Agency

Iran informs IAEA about Natanz incident, safeguards activities to continue...

VIENNA, July 3 (KUNA) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday it was informed by Iran about a fire in a building at the site of Natanz uranium facility early on Thursday, but no leak nor human casualties took place. "Iran also inf...

 2020-07-03 20:38 

Al Jazeera

US: White couple charged after gun pulled on Black family...

The confrontation in a restaurant car park in Michigan had escalated Wednesday night....

 2020-07-03 20:38 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Britain eases virus quarantine as US under siege...

Britain on Friday announced the first exemptions from its quarantine rules as the coronavirus outbreak slowed in Europe, but excluded the United States as the pandemic accelerates in the United States and across the Americas....

 2020-07-03 20:31 

Al Jazeera

Khashoggi trial: Consulate worker was told to 'light up the oven'...

Technician tells Turkish court he was given the orders after Khashoggi entered the building where he was killed....

 2020-07-03 20:31 

MehrNews.com

Khaf-Herat railway to come on stream in Nov....

TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) Khaf-Herat Railway will become operational before the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2021)....

 2020-07-03 20:28 

JPost.com

Donald Trump's Jr girlfriend has COVID-19 - Report...
 2020-07-03 20:26 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Saudi-led coalition destroys four Houthi drones over Yemen...

The Saudi-led military coalition battling the Houthis in Yemen said Friday it had destroyed four explosive-laden drones launched by the Iran-aligned group in the direction of Saudi Arabia, the official Saudi news agency reported....

 2020-07-03 20:26 

Al Jazeera

'Tragedy foretold': Coronavirus ravages Brazil as cities reopen...

Brazil is set to pass 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as country remains divided on openings, protection....

 2020-07-03 20:23 

Times of Israel

Netanyahu said to threaten Gantz with new elections in tiff over budget...

Israeli TV quotes PM's associates saying he's 'determined' to pass 1-year budget, despite passage of 2-year budget being included in coalition dealIsraeli TV quotes PM's associates saying he's 'determined' to pass 1-year bu...

 2020-07-03 20:16 

JPost.com

Trump on Mount Rushmore: This monument will never be desecrated...

The crowd erupted in cheer and began to chant "USA, USA"....

 2020-07-03 20:13 

Saudi Press Agency

U.S. Reports 53,301 New Coronavirus Cases...
 2020-07-03 20:11 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Turkey's Erdogan rejects criticism over Hagia Sophia landmark...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday rejected criticism over his willingness to convert Istanbul's famed Hagia Sophia landmark into a mosque despite international and domestic concern....

 2020-07-03 20:09 

Times of Israel

Israel said bracing for response as Tehran points fingers over nuke site fire...

Analysts say blast destroyed facility where Iran developing next generation centrifuges to speed up uranium enrichment; state media warns Israel, US against crossing 'red lines'Analysts say blast destroyed facility where Iran developing next gener...

 2020-07-03 20:09 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon confirms 34 virus cases, total 1,830...

Lebanon confirmed 34 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the total number of registered cases to 1,830....

 2020-07-03 20:06 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russia welcomes Fatah and Hamas unity pledge...

Russia welcomed Friday a pledge of unity between Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas against Israel's West Bank annexation plans....

 2020-07-03 20:05 

Al Jazeera

France returns remains of Algerian anti-colonial fighters...

The return of the skulls of 24 resistance fighters comes amid a growing global reckoning with the legacy of colonialism....

 2020-07-03 19:59 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon confirms 34 new coronavirus cases, total 1,830...

Lebanon confirms 34 new coronavirus cases, total 1,830...

 2020-07-03 19:57 

Oman Observer

Oman's construction sector to benefit from new steel capacity...

Oman's construction and infrastructure sector a thriving industry albeit until the start of the coronavirus pandemic — is fuelling The post Oman's construction sector to benefit from new steel capacity appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2020-07-03 19:53 

JPost.com

Brazil surpasses 1.5 million coronavirus cases, with over 63,000 deaths...
 2020-07-03 19:53 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Coronavirus case detected in the Knesset...

MK Zvi Hauser to enter isolation after intern working with Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee contracts COVID-19....

 2020-07-03 19:50 

Times of Israel

Locked down? Open up to... Jewish partisans resisting Nazis in 'Defiance'...

Now streaming on Netflix, the 2008 film starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber tells the true story of the Bielski brothers, partisans who helped 1,000 Jews survive in the forestNow streaming on Netflix, the 2008 film starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schr...

 2020-07-03 19:48 

Kuwait News Agency

4.7 magnitude earthquake jolts India...

NEW DELHI, July 3 (KUNA) -- The National Centre for Seismology of India said on Friday that a medium-intensity earthquake jolted Alwar district in Rajasthan tremors of which were felt in the capital New Delhi and neighborhood. The Press Trust of India sai...

 2020-07-03 19:45 

Al Jazeera

July Fourth weekend pivotal amid surge in US coronavirus cases...

Officials are concerned a weekend of crowded pool parties, picnics and parades will fuel a surge in COVID-19 cases...

 2020-07-03 19:44 

JPost.com

NFL-Washington Redskins to consider changing name of team...

The NFL team said in a statement that in light of recent events around the country and feedback from the community that it will undergo a thorough review of the name....

 2020-07-03 19:43 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Abduction of Iranian diplomats big crime: Ambassador...

Tehran, July 4, IRNA Iran's ambassador to Beirut said on Friday that kidnapping of four Iranian diplomats Seyyed Mohsen Mousavi, Ahmad Motavasselian, Kazem Akhavan and Taqi Rastegar Moqaddam in 1982 is a big crime and against all human and diplomatic ...

 2020-07-03 19:43 

Kuwait News Agency

Saudi-led coalition demolishes four Houthi drones...

JEDDAH, July 3 (KUNA) -- The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Yemen's Iran-allied Houthi group said on Friday it had destroyed a quartet of drones laden with explosives launched by the militia towards the kingdom. Three drones were intercepted ov...

 2020-07-03 19:42 

Gulf Times

QFZA chief stresses need to bring more pharma firms to Gulf...

Qatar Free Zones Authority CEO Lim Meng Hui has underscored the strategic importance of bringing more pharmaceutical companies to the Gulf during a recently-held digital roundtable titled 'Qatar at the Crossroads...

 2020-07-03 19:36 

Kuwait News Agency

Luxembourg: 52 more cases of coronavirus...

BRUSSELS, July 3 ( KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health in Luxembourg in its latest update Friday reported 52 new coronavirus cases raising the total to 4,447. No further death from Covid-19 was reported and the death toll remains at 110. Three coronavirus pat...

 2020-07-03 19:35 

Kuwait News Agency

Train-bus collision kills 20 people in E. Pakistan...

ISLAMABAD, July 3 (KUNA) -- At least 20 people were killed on Friday when a train rammed into a coaster carrying pilgrims of Sikh minority in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province. Pakistan Railways spokesperson confirming the incident said that the acci...

 2020-07-03 19:28 

JPost.com

Trump arrives to Mount Rushmore to mark July Fourth...
 2020-07-03 19:21 

Al Jazeera

Will justice be served in Jamal Khashoggi murder trial?...

The Saudi journalist was killed at his country's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018....

 2020-07-03 19:17 

Al Jazeera

Sudan says talks with Egypt, Ethiopia on Nile dam resume...

Three countries at odds after multiple rounds of talks failed to produce a deal on the operation and filling of the dam....

 2020-07-03 19:15 

Kuwait News Agency

Britain reports 137 new coronavirus deaths...

LONDON, July 3 (KUNA) -- The British Department of Health said on Friday that the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) climbed to 44,131 with 137 new fatalities. The department said in a statement that it had recorded 544 new infections ...

 2020-07-03 19:11 

Times of Israel

Washington Redskins to have 'thorough review' of name amid race debate...

Despite long-running opposition, owner Dan Snyder now signals openness to changing football's team name as sponsors threaten to abandon teamDespite long-running opposition, owner Dan Snyder now signals openness to changing football's team name as ...

 2020-07-03 19:08 

DEBKAfile

Iran officials blame Israel for Natanz and Parchin explosions report...

The Kuwaiti paper Al Jarida quoted unnamed Iranian officials as attributing the "accident" at the big Natanz enrichment facility on The post Iran officials blame Israel for Natanz and Parchin explosions report appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-07-03 19:08 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

2 dead, 73 injured in blast at Turkish fireworks factory...

An explosion at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey on Friday has killed two people and injured at least 73 others people, officials said....

 2020-07-03 19:07 

JPost.com

Mainland China reports three new coronavirus cases...
 2020-07-03 19:07 

Kuwait News Agency

PM Modi: India's commitment to peace is not weakness...

NEW DELHI, July 3 (KUNA) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that his country is committed to peace but it should not be seen as India's weakness. The Prime Minister's Office said in a statement that Modi traveled to Nimu in Lada...

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