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 2017-06-24 14:56 

Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain moon-sighting panel to meet today... +
 2017-06-24 14:55 

Press TV

Trump considering summit with Arab allies in US... +

Donald Trump is considering holding a summit with seven Arab countries to discuss the Qatari crisis in Washington, DC....

 2017-06-24 14:55 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Any New War against Lebanon Doomed to Failure: Nasrallah... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the Zionist regime of Israel has no intention to wage a new war against Lebanon as it knows it would end in defeat....

 2017-06-24 14:52 

Ynetnews

Vermont bar changes name under pressure from LGBT activists... +

BURLINGTON, Vt.The owner of a gay bar in Vermont is changing the name after months of controversy.Craig McGaughan announced in March he was naming his bar "Mister Sister." McGaughan saw the term as inclusive but some said it was a slur used to dis...

 2017-06-24 14:52 

FARS News Agency

Syrian Army Thwarts US Plan to Access Deir Ezzur... +

TEHRAN FNA - The Syrian Army troops continued their advances against ISIL in Raqqa and Deir Ezzur provinces and managed to take control of a strategic town, blocking the path of the US and its affiliated militants to Deir Ezzur....

 2017-06-24 14:52 

FARS News Agency

Syrian Gov't Grants Amnesty to Hundreds of Gunmen... +

TEHRAN FNA - The Syrian Justice Minister said that nearly 700 gunmen that handed over their arms to relevant officials and joined peace agreement with the Syrian Army have been pardoned by the government....

 2017-06-24 14:52 

FARS News Agency

FM's Advisor: CIA behind Crown Prince Replacement in S. Arabia... +

TEHRAN FNA - Senior Advisor to the Iranian foreign minister Hossein Sheikholeslam stressed that the US spy agency, CIA, was involved in the replacement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef with Prince Mohammed bin Salman....

 2017-06-24 14:52 

FARS News Agency

Dissident Figure Blames New Saudi Crown Prince for Mecca Suicide Blast... +

TEHRAN FNA - A prominent Saudi dissident figure took Mohammed bin Salman, the new crown prince of the country, responsible for the terrorist attack in the holy city of Mecca....

 2017-06-24 14:52 

FARS News Agency

15 Officers Injured as Mob of 150 People Goes on Rampage in Germany... +

TEHRAN FNA - A mob of about 150 people, some "rather drunk and aggressive young people," went on a rampage in the city of Magdeburg in Eastern Germany. The crowd threw bottles and stones in "a massive and targeted attack" that injured fifteen office ....

 2017-06-24 14:52 

FARS News Agency

Iran's Top Commander: US Senate Approval to Sanction IRGC Runs Counter to Spirit, Letter of N. Deal... +

TEHRAN FNA - Chief of Staff of Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri underlined that the new sanctions approved by the US Senate against Iran are in flagrant violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and Group 5+1 the ....

 2017-06-24 14:52 

FARS News Agency

US Forces Deploy Near Iraq's Border with Syria, Jordan... +

TEHRAN FNA - Commander of al-Hashd al-Ashayeri Iraqi volunteer tribal forces said that the US ground troops have deployed in Southern direction of al-Rotbah in Anbar province near the border with Syria and Jordan....

 2017-06-24 14:52 

FARS News Agency

US Spy Plane Spotted Flying over Russian Fleet in Syrian Waters... +

TEHRAN FNA - A US Navy reconnaissance plane was spotted flying over the Russian fleet in Eastern Mediterranean Sea where the warships recently launched a heavy missile attack on ISIL positions inside Syria, media outlets disclosed on Saturday....

 2017-06-24 14:52 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Prime Minister Saad Hariri decries Mecca extremist plot... +

Prime Minister Saad Hariri Saturday condemned Friday's extremist plot against the Grand Mosque in Mecca...

 2017-06-24 14:51 

Ynetnews

Marriage equality to be on new Malta government's agenda... +

VALLETTA, MaltaMalta's president says the new government will quickly push for legalization of gay marriage.President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, the tiny EU nation's head of state, said Saturday the government's agenda includes introducing mo...

 2017-06-24 14:51 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Bulgaria's first communications satellite launched into orbit... +

Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite has been launched into space, operator Bulsatcom said in a statement on Saturday....

 2017-06-24 14:50 

Ynetnews

Dozens of Serbia gays say election of gay PM-to-be historic... +

BELGRADE, SerbiaSeveral dozen Serbian gays, lesbians and transgender people have marched in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, hailing the expected election of a first openly gay prime minister as historic for the Balkan country.Activists on Saturday gather...

 2017-06-24 14:47 

Haaretz Daily

Israeli ministers mull bill that would make Rabbinate responsible for all conversions... +
 2017-06-24 14:45 

i24 News

[ Middle East ]

Families of those killed on Mavi Marmara receive Israeli compensation... +

The Israeli raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla triggered a collapse in relations between the two countries...

 2017-06-24 14:39 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

At least three killed in Mosul suicide attacks: officials... +

Suicide bombers attacked a shopping district of east Mosul that was retaken from the extremists months ago, killing at least three people, medical and security officials said Saturday....

 2017-06-24 14:36 

Kuwait News Agency

Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled discusses regional issues with counterparts... +
 2017-06-24 14:34 

Al Jazeera

How Israel gains from Egypt-Saudi Red Sea islands deal... +

Tel Aviv could use diplomatic capital gained in its approval of Tiran and Sinafir deal for support on Palestinian issue....

 2017-06-24 14:33 

Alalam News Network

Saudi Arabia donates $66.7mn to stop cholera crisis in Yemen as it continues to bomb & blockade it... +

WHO has expressed gratitude to Saudi Arabia for making a noble donation to fight a cholera outbreak in Yemen, even though the kingdom itself is contributing to the spread of the illness in the neighboring country by bombing and blockading it.......

 2017-06-24 14:31 

Press TV

'Parliamentarians united against Theresa May's Brexit plans'... +

Hard Brexit is under threat as British MPs from all parties plan to create an alliance against Theresa May's plans....

 2017-06-24 14:31 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Suicide bomber blows himself up, Saudi police foil Mecca plot... +

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday....

 2017-06-24 14:30 

Al Arabiya

Qatar naturalizing Bahraini citizens among key Gulf rift concerns... +

Qatars naturalization of Gulf citizens, specifically those from Bahrain, has emerged as a key point of contention between Doha and several boycotting...

 2017-06-24 14:26 

Haaretz Daily

Revamped Terminal 1 reopens at Ben-Gurion airport, serving low-cost airlines... +
 2017-06-24 14:26 

ISNA

Iran launches direct flights to Spain... +

Tehran (ISNA) - Irans Mahan Air announced the launch of direct flights between Tehran and Barcelona in line with the strategy of expanding its international flight network in order to serve more Iranians and domestic and foreign passengers....

 2017-06-24 14:23 

Times of Israel

Man arrested on suspicion of raping his 6-year-old granddaughter... +

Police investigating woman's claim that her 67-year-old father, a former teacher, committed sexual offenses against young girl...

 2017-06-24 14:23 

Haaretz Daily

Israeli politics is becoming fascistic, Israeli opposition leader warns... +

Isaac Herzog says more and more people in Israeli society, from artists to journalists to judges, face threats from the government...

 2017-06-24 14:15 

Alalam News Network

8 Emirati al-Nahyan princesses convicted of human trafficking in Belgian court... +

Eight Emirati princesses were convicted of human trafficking by a Belgian court on Friday and were given suspended jail terms and fines in a case stemming from their treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel nearly 10 years ago, their lawyer said.....

 2017-06-24 14:10 

Kuwait News Agency

Firefighters tackle huge fire at Jahra metals' factory... +
 2017-06-24 14:10 

Al Jazeera

Meet Gaza's youngest bird hunter... +

Eleven-year-old Nasser Taeimah has risked Israeli fire in order to hone his craft....

 2017-06-24 14:05 

Press TV

Iran targets terrorists from its soil ... +

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corpse has fired several missiles at the headquarters of terrorists in Syria's city of Dayr al-Zawr....

 2017-06-24 14:05 

MehrNews.com

29.5mn people suffer from drug use disorders... +

TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs....

 2017-06-24 14:02 

MehrNews.com

Iran resumes chicken exports to Iraq, Afghanistan... +

TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) An official, while reporting on resumption of chicken exports to Iraq and Afghanistan, said shipment of the product to Qatar will kick off soon....

 2017-06-24 14:01 

i24 News

[ Middle East ]

Spain rescues more than 600 migrants from Mediterranean this week... +

The short sea crossing from Morocco to Spain is a popular route taken by African migrants to reach Europe...

 2017-06-24 13:59 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Syria Army Retakes Key Area in Eastern Homs... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Syrias army and its allies continued to make gains against Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists in Homs, managing to retake a key area in the eastern countryside of the central province....

 2017-06-24 13:58 

Al Jazeera

Vietnam's imperiled bloggers... +

We examine the government's attempts to silence the country's bloggers....

 2017-06-24 13:57 

Bahrain News Agency

Eid Al-Fitr prayer grounds announced... +
 2017-06-24 13:57 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iran's Sarmayeh Bank Learns Rivals at AVC Club Volleyball Championship... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Bank Sarmayeh from Iran has learned its opponents at the AVC Club Volleyball Championship....

 2017-06-24 13:56 

Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain MERIDA rider confirmed Ethiopian TT champion... +
 2017-06-24 13:55 

Press TV

UAE not after regime change in Qatar, but behavioral change: FM... +

The UAE foreign minister says his country does not seek regime change in Qatar but only a behavioral change....

 2017-06-24 13:55 

Bahrain News Agency

Saudi Arabia's counter-terrorism efforts hailed... +
 2017-06-24 13:50 

FARS News Agency

Ground Force Commander: Iran Monitors All Enemy Moves... +

TEHRAN FNA - Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari underlined that his forces monitor and defuse enemies and terrorists' moves in and outside the country....

 2017-06-24 13:50 

FARS News Agency

Iraq: ISIL Distributing Leaflets over Fate of Al-Baghdadi... +

TEHRAN FNA - A local source in Nineveh province said that ISIL has distributed thousands of leaflets and made public announcements through laud-speakers in the town of Tal Afar that it will soon release very important statement about its chief Abu Bakr ....

 2017-06-24 13:50 

FARS News Agency

Possibility Rises for US-Russia Confrontation in Syria... +

TEHRAN FNA - A Russian newspaper warned that the US doesn't need peace in the Middle-East, adding that the possibility of confrontation between Moscow and Washington in Syria has increased....

 2017-06-24 13:50 

FARS News Agency

Syrian Army Launches Fresh Operation to Liberate Hama-Raqqa Highway... +

TEHRAN FNA - The Syrian Army soldiers have kicked off a fresh round of operation in Western Raqqa to impose control over ISIL-held positions along the highway that connects Raqqa city to the town of Ithriya in Hama province....

 2017-06-24 13:50 

FARS News Agency

US Army Preparing to Occupy Large Part of Syria... +

TEHRAN FNA - A Russian military analyst pointed to the reinvigoration of the US Army forces in Southern Syria, adding that Washington is planning to disintegrate Syria and occupy more lands in the war-hit country....

 2017-06-24 13:50 

FARS News Agency

Anti-THAAD Protestors Surround US Embassy in S.Korea... +

TEHRAN FNA - Thousands of South Korean protestors against the deployment of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense THAAD in their homeland took to the streets in central Seoul to demand the reversal of the installation decision....

 2017-06-24 13:50 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Protest Rally in Central Seoul Demands Withdrawal of THAAD... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Thousands of South Koreans staged a protest rally in central Seoul on Saturday demanding the withdrawal of the deployment of an American high-tech anti-missile defense system as President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart Donald Trump a...

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