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 2020-05-29 03:38 

FX Empire

Economic Data to Take a Back Seat with Trump's News Conference the Main Event...

While the economic calendar is on the busier side, Trump's news conference will be the main event, which is testing risk sentiment early on....

 2020-05-29 03:31 

The Peninsula Qatar

Awqaf Ministry clarifies about mosque reopening news...

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has clarified that the decision to suspend the prayers in mosques is still in place while responding to the news shared on social media about reopening of the mosques....

 2020-05-29 03:22 

Times of Israel

New 'Fiddler on the Roof' movie coming to the big screen...

MGM Studios to produce remake of musical, first put on stage in 1964; film will be directed by Thomas Kail of Broadway hit 'Hamilton'MGM Studios to produce remake of musical, first put on stage in 1964; film will be directed by Thomas Kail of Broa...

 2020-05-29 03:14 

The Peninsula Qatar

Amir holds telephone conversation with Russian President...

The Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Thursday held via telephone a conversation with President of the Russian Federation HE Vladimir Putin....

 2020-05-29 02:58 

Times of Israel

As Amsterdam's Jewish quarter reopens June 1, there is concern crowds won't come...

Cultural center of Dutch city's historic Jewish community holds several museums and the beautiful Portuguese Synagogue. But is it enough to draw cautious tourists?Cultural center of Dutch city's historic Jewish community holds several museums and ...

 2020-05-29 02:54 

JPost.com

Polish football supporters to return to stadiums from June 19 -PM...
 2020-05-29 02:54 

Kuwait News Agency

Briefing of KUNA main news for Thursday until 00:00 GMT...

KUWAIT - Kuwait will start imposing a 12-hour curfew Saturday as the country was preparing to gradually return to normal life, Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh said. KUWAIT - Kuwait Government decided to extend holiday of public sector u...

 2020-05-29 02:50 

Al Arabiya

US Presidential nominee Biden wants a woman as running mate: Here are some candidates...

The vetting process is underway to help presumptive Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden pick his running mate for the November 3 election.Biden ha...

 2020-05-29 02:50 

Times of Israel

TV series starring Gal Gadot as Hedy Lamarr to be broadcast by Apple...

Miniseries on Jewish movie star and inventor, made famous in Hollywood in 1930s and 1940s, was expected to land at ShowtimeMiniseries on Jewish movie star and inventor, made famous in Hollywood in 1930s and 1940s, was expected to land at Showtime...

 2020-05-29 02:42 

FX Empire

European Equities: U.S China Tensions ahead of Trump's News Conference to Test the Rally...

The futures slide into the red ahead of the European open as the market looks ahead to Trump's news conference later today....

 2020-05-29 02:40 

Al Arabiya

China says wants 'one country, two systems', 'peaceful reunification' with Taiwan...

The head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office said on Friday that...

 2020-05-29 02:33 

JPost.com

Kinneret Union tells Israelis to stop arriving as 35,000 crowd the beaches...
 2020-05-29 02:32 

Al Arabiya

CEO of Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund gives up control of own fortune...

The man set to run Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund has agreed to give up control of his personal assets in an effort to appease critics.Norges B...

 2020-05-29 02:22 

Gulf Times

Amir sends cable of congratulations to Ethiopian leader...

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday sent cables of congratulations to Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde on her country's national day....

 2020-05-29 02:20 

JPost.com

Twitter censors Trump for glorifying violence, lets Iran threaten Israel...

Twitter provided no explanation for what defines "glorifying violence" and does not provide a way to report tweets specifically for this issue....

 2020-05-29 02:16 

JPost.com

Rioters occupy Minneapolis neighborhood near police precinct...
 2020-05-29 02:15 

Al Jazeera

'Double-edge sword': Hong Kong gov't warns US on special status...

Territory warns US not to interfere over China's national security legislation, as Carrie Lam tries to rally residents....

 2020-05-29 02:15 

Kuwait News Agency

Trump signs executive order against social media...

WASHINGTON, May 28 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump signed Thursday an executive order targeting social media companies. "We're here today to defend free speech from one of the greatest dangers it has faced in American history," Trump said ...

 2020-05-29 02:10 

Times of Israel

Brazilian politician with Jewish roots compares police raids to Kristallnacht...

Brazil's education minister, Abraham Weintraub, draws fire from Jewish groups for likening investigation into Bolsonaro allies to 1938 Nazi pogromBrazil's education minister, Abraham Weintraub, draws fire from Jewish groups for likening investigat...

 2020-05-29 02:04 

Gulf Times

MoI reminder on social distancing...

"We remind you of the importance of safety measures to control the spread of the coronavirus, including keeping a distance of not less than two metres between people," the Ministry of Interior has tweeted, as part of its ongoing campaign highlight...

 2020-05-29 02:02 

Gulf Times

MoI services on Metrash2...

The Metrash2 app makes it easy to access the services of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) online at your convenience, according to a tweet yesterday....

 2020-05-29 02:00 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: 36 countries applied for debt relief, says Saudi G20 secretariat...

The Saudi Arabian G20 secretariat said on Thursday that 36 countries applied for suspension of official bilateral debt payments to assist them in their fig...

 2020-05-29 01:53 

JPost.com

UK, US, Australia and Canada scold China over Hong Kong law...

The security law would "curtail the Hong Kong people's liberties, and in doing so, dramatically erode Hong Kong's autonomy and the system that made it so prosperous," they said....

 2020-05-29 01:52 

Gulf Times

How coronavirus is revealing the problems with 'fast science'...

Garlic and sesame oil will not, repeat, will not safeguard you from the new coronavirus, unless the garlic keeps others at a safe distance. Nor is bathing in bleach a good idea....

 2020-05-29 01:49 

Gulf Times

Johnson easeslockdown as furore over aide rumbles on...

The coronavirus lockdown will ease next week for most of Britain's population, Boris Johnson announced yesterday, as a row persisted over the prime minister's closest adviser taking a long-distance journey during lockdown....

 2020-05-29 01:49 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

EU renews Syria sanctions with conflict in its 10th year...

The European Union is prolonging for another year its sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Assad and other top political officials, military officers and business people over the regime's continued crackdown on civilians in the conflict-torn coun...

 2020-05-29 01:48 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Kuwait replaces full-time curfew with 12-hour one...

Kuwait will ease its full-time curfew, to be a 12-hour one during night, the interior minister said in a press conference after the cabinet meeting Thursday....

 2020-05-29 01:45 

The Peninsula Qatar

Unjust blockade threatens region's security and stability, violates international law: Qatar...

The State of Qatar reiterated that the unjust blockade imposed against it threatens the security and stability of the region, violates international law and contradicts the orientations of the international community, stressing that this blockade is impos...

 2020-05-29 01:42 

JPost.com

Two nurses contract coronavirus at Hillel Yafe Hospital in Hadera...
 2020-05-29 01:36 

Gulf Times

The Islamic position on contagion...

O believers in Allah and His messenger! Fear Allah and glorify Him as He deserves to be. Know that this life is nothing except a very short period of time, so act righteously herein....

 2020-05-29 01:32 

Times of Israel

Locked down? Open up to... premier Israeli TV series 'Fauda'...

If somehow you missed this gripping (insanely violent) series, there is no time like coronavirus time to watch seasons 1-3If somehow you missed this gripping (insanely violent) series, there is no time like coronavirus time to watch seasons 1-3...

 2020-05-29 01:29 

Gulf Times

Co-operate with China or suffer...

As governments worldwide confront the terrible choice between saving lives from Covid-19 and protecting people's livelihoods, economic indicators highlight the intensity of the dilemma....

 2020-05-29 01:28 

Times of Israel

As Twitter checks Trump, Khamenei account left alone, despite plea from Israel...

Iranian leader's tweets calling Israel 'cancerous growth' to be 'uprooted and destroyed' left unchecked as social media firm clashes with US president over labeling his postsIranian leader's tweets calling Israel 'cancerous gro...

 2020-05-29 01:28 

Gulf Times

A deadly chokehold in Minneapolis hurts US police reputation...

Police in the US city of Minneapolis arrived at the scene of an alleged theft on Monday, and there they failed the most basic tests of public service and humanity. At least one of the officers committed a horrifying act of abuse against an unarmed man as ...

 2020-05-29 01:26 

Gulf Times

How coronavirus is revealing the problems with 'fast science'...

Garlic and sesame oil will not, repeat, will not safeguard you from the new coronavirus, unless the garlic keeps others at a safe distance. Nor is bathing in bleach a good idea....

 2020-05-29 01:21 

Gulf Times

Green shoots emerging in global economy as virus lockdowns ease...

Slowly but not surely, the world economy is emerging from its coronavirus-enforced hibernation....

 2020-05-29 01:20 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US charges North Korean bank officials in sanctions case...

The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against more than two dozen North Korean individuals accused of making at least $2....

 2020-05-29 01:17 

Gulf Times

Nissan set to slash costs after first loss in 11 years...

Nissan Motor Co outlined a new plan yesterday to become a smaller, more cost-efficient carmaker after the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated a slide in profitability that culminated in its first annual loss in 11 years....

 2020-05-29 01:17 

Gulf Times

Former Tehran mayor elected Iranian speaker...

Iran's new parliament yesterday elected former Tehran mayor Mohamed Bagher Ghalibaf as its speaker, consolidating the power of conservatives ahead of next year's presidential election....

 2020-05-29 01:15 

Gulf Times

Companies shunning China must weather a world of FX volatility...

Executives looking to cut their reliance on China as tensions with the US ramp up have a new nemesis to fight: currency volatility....

 2020-05-29 01:15 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

UN seeks $2.4 bln for Yemen, warns aid operation nearly broke...

UN agencies trying to help the millions at risk from the conflict in Yemen are nearly broke, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock said Thursday, announcing a drive to raise some $2.4 billion next week to pay for the world biggest aid operation....

 2020-05-29 01:10 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Emirates allows booking flights from Dubai to 12 Arab states from July 1...

Emirates airlines website enabled the option to book flights out of Dubai to 16 destinations in 12 Arab countries, starting from July 1.The airline's websi...

 2020-05-29 01:09 

Press TV

Occupied Al-Quds Neglected...
 2020-05-29 01:07 

Press TV

US threatens to sanction tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela: WSJ...

The US has threatened to impose sanctions against the tankers carrying Iranian gasoline to fuel-starved Venezuela, a Wall Street Journal report says....

 2020-05-29 01:05 

JPost.com

Twitter attaches disclaimer to Trump's tweet for 'glorifying violence'...
 2020-05-29 00:52 

Gulf Times

Most stock markets gain on move to reopen economies...

Optimism over the reopening of major economies across the planet helped push most markets higher yesterday, as investors looked past building China-US tensions for now, though there remain worries about the uncertain global outlook....

 2020-05-29 00:49 

Gulf Times

Germany duels with EU over $9.9bn bailout for Lufthansa...

The German government bristled at the European Commission's antitrust demands on its 9bn ($9.9bn) bailout of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, in a sign of rising tensions over the stalled aid package....

 2020-05-29 00:49 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait gov't to provide needs of inhabitants in isolated areas - spokesman...

KUWAIT, May 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait government will provide needs of inhabitants in areas to be under lockdown, as of Saturday, because of surge in coronavirus cases, spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem said Thursday. The government decided today to impose lockdown on ...

 2020-05-29 00:46 

JPost.com

Seven shot in Louisville protests over killing of black woman...

The police said they did not fire any shots in the incident, nor were any officers among the injured, but had made some arrests....

 2020-05-29 00:41 

Gulf Times

Americans on jobless benefits post first drop during Covid pandemic...

US states' jobless rolls shrank for the first time during the Covid-19 pandemic in a sign people are starting to return to work, even as millions more Americans filed for unemployment benefits....

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