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 2020-02-28 20:28 

JPost.com

New coronavirus case in Oregon is of unknown origin...

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 2020-02-28 20:23 

JPost.com

Belgian woman dies after unknowingly sipping wine laced with MDMA...

Officials claim that the woman had a lethal amount of MDMA and MDA present in her bloodstream. An eyewitness claimed she only took a sip from the glass of wine after complaining it tasted off. ;...

 2020-02-28 20:21 

DEBKAfile

With two new cases, 7 Israelis are confirmed with coronavirus...

Three of the new cases who contracted covid-19 on Friday visited Italy before returning home. A fourth, the wife of The post With two new cases, 7 Israelis are confirmed with coronavirus appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-28 20:20 

Al Jazeera

Several dead, wounded after train collides with bus in Pakistan...

The collision occurred around 500km from the port city of Karachi on Friday....

 2020-02-28 20:13 

Al Jazeera

US Democrats want to interview prosecutors who quit Stone case...

House panel launches probe into the Justice Department's handling of the case of Trump ally Roger Stone....

 2020-02-28 20:13 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Gantz: Netanyahu behaving like the head of a mafia...

Blue and White chairman blames Netanyahu for leaking the recording of his former strategic adviser....

 2020-02-28 20:12 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait Amir's Representative attends funeral of late Egyptian Pres. Mubarak...

KUWAIT, Feb 28 (KUNA) -- Representative of His Highness the Amir Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Dr. Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah, offered his deep condolences to the family of late President Mohammad Hosni Mubarak in the Mosheer A-Tantawi Mosque in the c...

 2020-02-28 20:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Foucher confirms France's support for Lebanon...

Foucher in a meeting with Diab affirmed France's support to Lebanon Friday....

 2020-02-28 20:09 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

US sanctions more sinister than Coronavirus: Iran official...

Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA -- Head of Presidential Office's Center for Strategic Studies Hesameddin Ashena said on Friday that the US sanction is the same background disease that makes Corona more lethal and sinister for Iranians....

 2020-02-28 20:07 

Gulf Times

Mexico confirms first coronavirus cases in two men returned from Italy...

Mexico's government said on Friday it had detected the first cases of coronavirus infection in two men who had recently traveled to Italy...

 2020-02-28 20:07 

The Peninsula Qatar

Oman confirms sixth coronavirus case...

The Omani Ministry of Health called upon everyone to maintain proper hygiene, avoid paying attention to rumors and take the information from its official source....

 2020-02-28 20:06 

Times of Israel

BBC: Iran's virus death toll is at least 210 — six times higher than it says...

Tehran rejects figures by broadcaster amid coronavirus crisis; Iranian health ministry has confirmed 34 fatalities so farTehran rejects figures by broadcaster amid coronavirus crisis; Iranian health ministry has confirmed 34 fatalities so far...

 2020-02-28 20:04 

Kuwait News Agency

Dozens Kuwaiti nat'ls evacuated from Italy due to Coronavirus...

ROME, Feb 28 (KUNA) -- A Special airplane, operated by Kuwait Airways, evacuated on Friday dozens of Kuwaiti nationals from the Italian capital, in cooperation with Kuwait Embassy and in response to the spread of Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Kuwait'...

 2020-02-28 19:57 

Gulf Times

Congo military intelligence chief dies of heart attack, wife says...

Congo's military intelligence chief died on Friday after suffering a heart attack, his wife said, following media reports that an investigation had been opened into allegations that he tried to destabilise the country....

 2020-02-28 19:55 

DEBKAfile

Netanyahu and right-wing camp widen lead 3 days before election...

In the last poll before Israel's general election next Monday, Binyamin Netanyahu's Likud (35 seats) continued to pull ahead of The post Netanyahu and right-wing camp widen lead 3 days before election appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-28 19:55 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Dubai's ruler loses appeal to stop publication of UK court battle with ex-wife...

London's Court of Appeal ruled Friday that two judgments in the legal battle between Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, and his former wife, over the wardship of their two children should be made public....

 2020-02-28 19:53 

Haaretz Daily

Defying worldwide trends, no green party will be running in Israel's election. Here's why...

The Israeli agenda remains dominated by geostrategic issues, but successes in local elections and the efforts of past and present legislators show there's reason for hope...

 2020-02-28 19:50 

Times of Israel

Reports: PM working to discredit, possibly dismiss Mandelblit after election...

TV networks say premier concerned AG may launch new probe against him, could thwart him from forming gov't; PM won't rule out advancing legislation to overrule High Court decisionsTV networks say premier concerned AG may launch new probe against h...

 2020-02-28 19:50 

Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Saudi Arabia Temporarily Suspends Entry of GCC Member States' Citizens to Makkah, Madinah...
 2020-02-28 19:43 

Al Jazeera

Can Turkey's response to Syrian attacks trigger a refugee crisis?...

Turkish officials were quoted as saying Ankara won't stop Syrian refugees who want to cross border points into the EU....

 2020-02-28 19:41 

Al Arabiya

Saudi Arabia to temporarily suspend entry of GCC citizens to Mecca, Medina...

Saudi Arabia will be temporarily suspending the entry of citizens from the Gulf Cooperation Council to the Kingdomrsquo;s cities of Mecca and Medina,...

 2020-02-28 19:39 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Afghan ex-leader welcomes peace deal; criticizes US legacy...

On the eve of a potentially historic deal with the U.S. and the Taliban to end 18 years of war in Afghanistan, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed the signing of the agreement, thanked Americans for their generosity, but had harsh words for the ...

 2020-02-28 19:37 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

30 killed, several injured as passenger train collides with bus in Pakistan...

Islamabad, Feb 28, IRNA -- At least 30 people were killed and dozens others injured when a passenger train collided with a bus in Pakistan's southern Sindh province on Friday night....

 2020-02-28 19:36 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Any action against Iran will receive crushing response: Spox...

Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Friday that Islamic Republic of Iran will give a crushing and regretful response to any aggression and foolish move by the Zionist regime....

 2020-02-28 19:30 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Greek border guards block hundreds of migrants coming from Turkey...

Bulgaria is ready to deploy up to 1,000 troops and military equipment to the border with neighbouring Turkey to prevent illegal migrant inflows, its defence minister said Friday....

 2020-02-28 19:15 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Poll: Right gains strength but neither bloc can form a gov't...

Channel 12 News poll: Likud continues to gain strength and has 35 seats compared to 33 for Blue and White....

 2020-02-28 19:13 

Haaretz Daily

In last polls before election, Netanyahu's lead narrows as he ties with Gantz...

With three days to election, polls show right-wing bloc maintaining momentum with 56-58 seats, while center-left bloc and the Joint List projected to garner together 56-57 seats...

 2020-02-28 19:09 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Armed forces boast of suitable capacities to counter Coronavirus...

Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami voiced readiness for setting up mobile hospitals, producing masks and test kits, beds and isolated ambulances to counter Coronavirus, saying that armed forces have suitable capacities in ...

 2020-02-28 19:08 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Pasteur Institute approves test kits made by Iran's Defense Ministry...

Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA Government spokesman Ali Rabiei hailed Iranians medical experts' achievements in the fight against Coronavirus and said that Pasteur Institute has approved the test kits produced by Defense Ministry....

 2020-02-28 19:06 

Gulf Times

Trump administration defends coronavirus response from rising criticism...

The Trump administration on Friday sought to reassure Americans that it was responding to the threat of a US coronavirus outbreak, as the flu-like illness spread to more countries and stock markets dropped sharply again....

 2020-02-28 19:00 

JPost.com

South Korea reports 594 new coronavirus cases, raise total to 2,931...

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 2020-02-28 18:59 

Saudi Press Agency

Prince Mansur bin Miteb Conveys KSA Leadership Condolences to late Ex-Egyptian President's Family...
 2020-02-28 18:58 

Al Jazeera

Coronavirus: Iraqis seem unwilling to heed new restrictions...

The Iraqi government is banning large public gatherings in a bid to fight the spread of coronavirus....

 2020-02-28 18:56 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait delivers donation to int'l fund...

GENEVA, Feb 28 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait on Friday delivered its voluntary donation worth USD 500,000 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The fund director general, Peter Sands, met during a ceremony for receiving the Kuwaiti d...

 2020-02-28 18:55 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Cabinet to discuss administrative appointments...

A Cabinet session to discuss a mechanism to carry out a new batch of key administrative appointments began Friday afternoon....

 2020-02-28 18:53 

JPost.com

UAE Tour final stages cancelled due to two 'suspected' coronavirus cases...

On Thursday evening, riders including four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome took to Twitter to say they were confined to their hotel rooms. ;...

 2020-02-28 18:52 

Al Jazeera

Chinese Olympic swimmer Sun Yang handed 8-year doping ban...

China's Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has his career ended for breaking anti-doping rules....

 2020-02-28 18:49 

Al Arabiya

Iran may set up field hospitals in Qom as facilities hit max capacity...

Iran may resort to setting up field hospitals in Qom as hospitals have hit maximum capacity due to the coronavirus outbreak in the city, the deputy...

 2020-02-28 18:47 

Al Arabiya

'Tough week' ahead for Iran as coronavirus expected to peak: Health minister...

A ldquo;toughrdquo; week awaits Iran as it will be witnessing the ldquo;peakrdquo; of the coronavirus outbreak in the coming days, health minister...

 2020-02-28 18:47 

Al Arabiya

No military solution to the Syrian conflict: Guterres...

The United Nations on Thursday called for urgent action in northwest Syria, warning that ldquo;the risk of greater escalation grows by the...

 2020-02-28 18:47 

Times of Israel

Final surveys show ongoing deadlock, with Likud rise offset by strong Joint List...

Channel 12 poll shows Netanyahu gaining momentum, but right-Orthodox bloc still 3 short of majority; both TV polls put mainly Arab Joint List at new high with record 14-15 seatsChannel 12 poll shows Netanyahu gaining momentum, but right-Orthodox bloc stil...

 2020-02-28 18:47 

Al Jazeera

NATO urges Russia, Turkey to halt Idlib attacks...

NATO has held an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in Idlib....

 2020-02-28 18:46 

Kuwait News Agency

Belgian airlines reduces flights to Italy due to Coronavirus...

BRUSSELS, Feb 28 (KUNA) -- Belgium's national carrier Brussels Airline Friday announced reviewing its flight offer and cancel a number of flights to and from Northern Italy between March 2-14. The decision is due to strong decline in demand for air tr...

 2020-02-28 18:37 

Times of Israel

Sanders would beat Trump 65-30% among US Jewish voters, new poll finds...

Jewish Electorate Institute survey finds that 91% of American Jews identify as pro-Israel, but Israel is not driving the community's voteJewish Electorate Institute survey finds that 91% of American Jews identify as pro-Israel, but Israel is not drivi...

 2020-02-28 18:37 

Times of Israel

World Health Organization raises global virus risk to maximum level...

WHO chief says developments 'are clearly of concern' but that there is still 'a chance of containing this virus' if robust action takenWHO chief says developments 'are clearly of concern' but that there is still 'a chance of co...

 2020-02-28 18:37 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Ministry of Health registers 2 new cases of COVID-19...
 2020-02-28 18:37 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Amir Peretz reveals: Government supported by the Joint List...

Labor-Gesher-Meretz chairman: We will first swear in a government with Yisrael Beytenu and the Joint List supporting from the outside....

 2020-02-28 18:36 

Al Jazeera

Libya conflict: Heavy shelling around Tripoli's Mitiga airport...

Residents are in limbo, fearing for their lives and angry at the UN for not doing more to help....

 2020-02-28 18:35 

Gulf Times

Coronavirus outbreak 'getting bigger', WHO says...

The rapid rise in coronavirus raised fears of a pandemic on Friday, with six countries reporting their first cases, the World Health Organization warning it could spread worldwide and Switzerland cancelling the giant Geneva car show....

 2020-02-28 18:33 

Oman Observer

THE FESTIVAL OF KNOWLEDGE...

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his needs, is The post THE FESTIVAL OF KNOWLEDGE appeared first on Oman Observer ....

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