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 2018-05-28 04:58 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

EU after preserving JCPOA: German envoy...

Doha, May 28, IRNA - German Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman Thomas Schneider said Sunday that the European Union was seeking a mechanism to preserve and strengthen the 2015 Iran nuclear deal....

 2018-05-28 04:36 

Press TV

Thousands evacuate as Storm Alberto powers toward Florida...

Thousands of Florida residents evacuated homes on Sunday as Subtropical Storm Alberto picked up strength as it headed north through the Gulf of Mexico....

 2018-05-28 04:07 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Yemen hit by new bout of heavy fighting...

Heavy fighting in Yemen between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels has killed over 150 people in the last four days, Yemeni officials and witnesses said Sunday....

 2018-05-28 04:03 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanese Forces-FPM spat takes to Twitter...

The rift between the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces appeared to have widened over the weekend, with officials from both sides trading barbs via Twitter....

 2018-05-28 04:02 

Press TV

World through the aperture...

A selection of photos shot recently from around the world....

 2018-05-28 03:39 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Ben Dahan in Beit El: The community is flourishing...

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan visits the Beit El local council....

 2018-05-28 03:37 

Press TV

Brazil cuts fuel prices to end crisis sparked by truckers' strike...

The Brazilian president, under pressure from a truckers' strike which led to fuel and food shortages, cedes to protesters' demands and slashes the cost of diesel....

 2018-05-28 03:27 

Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain weather forecast...
 2018-05-28 03:22 

Times of Israel

Italy plunges into political crisis after government talks collapse...

President vetoes euroskeptic choice for economy minister, foiling a bid by populist, far-right parties to form next governmentPresident vetoes euroskeptic choice for economy minister, foiling a bid by populist, far-right parties to form next government...

 2018-05-28 03:00 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar takes measures to combat illegal trade in goods...

Qatar has issued a directive to find new suppliers for the variety of goods impacted due to the blockade to protect the safety of consumers in the country and to combat improper trafficking of goods....

 2018-05-28 02:51 

Kuwait News Agency

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

KUWAIT - The cabinet tasks Kuwait Red Crescent Society and the Kuwait Relief Society with offering relief aid to Yemenis in Socotra Island. MOSCOW - Four Russian servicemen are killed by militants in Syria. RIYADH - Deputy Chief of Staff of the Yemeni Arm...

 2018-05-28 02:49 

Haaretz Daily

200 gravestones desecrated with swastikas in Illinois cemetery...

Local police say a 34-year-old suspect has been detained; probe looking into possible anti-Semitic background to act of vandalism...

 2018-05-28 02:49 

Haaretz Daily

200 gravestones desecrated with swastikas in Illinois cemetery...

Local police say a 34-year-old suspect has been detained; probe looking into possible anti-Semitic background to act of vandalism...

 2018-05-28 02:36 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

George H. W. Bush hospitalized again...

Former president admitted to hospital with low blood pressure and fatigue, three weeks after being discharged from previous hospitalization....

 2018-05-28 02:26 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

75 terrorists killed in Idlib city in one month...

Damascus, May 28, IRNA - An entity calling itself the Syrian Observatory For Human Rights said 75 terrorists have been killed in Idlib city and its surrounding areas over the past one month....

 2018-05-28 02:11 

Times of Israel

Russian blogger tricks passersby into wishing 'happy Holocaust day'...

Nijat Safarli removes video after backlash, says clip was filmed to highlight ignorance about Nazi genocideNijat Safarli removes video after backlash, says clip was filmed to highlight ignorance about Nazi genocide...

 2018-05-28 01:58 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info...

President Donald Trump's legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation int...

 2018-05-28 01:56 

Haaretz Daily

Heads of Israeli gay pride parade appeal police restrictions that put march in doubt...

Organizers blast police demands such as putting up a 2-meter-high fence along the route, claim they are 'fundamentally illegal'...

 2018-05-28 01:54 

Gulf Times

Italian PM-designate returns govt mandate...

Italy's prime minister-designate Giuseppe Conte has given up on efforts to form a government after the president apparently rejected his pick for the economy ministry, increasing the likelihood of another election taking place this year....

 2018-05-28 01:51 

Press TV

Clinton's the last person to speak about American democracy: Analyst...

Hillary Clinton, who was responsible for her part in rigging a US election process, is the last person to speak about American democracy, says Myles Hoenig....

 2018-05-28 01:51 

Gulf Times

Massive blaze at German theme park...

A theme park in southwest Germany reopened to visitors early yesterday, after a large fire caused the site to be evacuated the day before....

 2018-05-28 01:49 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Yemenis kill scores of Saudi mercenaries...

Tehran, May 28, IRNA - Scores of Saudi mercenaries were killed and hundreds of others wounded by Yemeni army and popular committees in the western coasts of Yemen Sunday....

 2018-05-28 01:48 

Gulf Times

Girl killed and vineyards destroyed as violent storms strike France...

Violent hailstorms hit western France destroying swaths of vineyards and killing a girl out walking with her parents....

 2018-05-28 01:47 

i24 News

Anti-FARC conservative wins in Colombia, faces leftist in runoff...
 2018-05-28 01:45 

Gulf Times

Thousands square off in Berlin rallies...

Some 5,000 supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) marched through Berlin yesterday, but they were heavily outnumbered by anti-AfD demonstrations, including one from the city's club scene which blasted techno music across the capital...

 2018-05-28 01:44 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Gazans to try to breach Israeli naval blockade...

Palestinian Arabs in Gaza announce plans to breach Israel's blockade by boat....

 2018-05-28 01:43 

Press TV

Pakistan to hold general elections on July 25...

Pakistan will hold general elections on July 25th. The date has been approved by Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussain....

 2018-05-28 01:42 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approaches...

Beaches in Florida were largely empty ahead of Memorial Day as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday....

 2018-05-28 01:41 

FARS News Agency

Syrian Army Repels ISIL's Hopeless Offensive in Deir Ezzur...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL militants launched a major assault West of Deir Ezzur province near the strategic city of Al-Mayadeen that was repelled by the Syrian army troops. [VIDEO]...

 2018-05-28 01:41 

Gulf Times

Protest against bullfighting...

Tens of thousands of people rallied in Madrid yesterday for a nationwide ban on bullfighting in Spain....

 2018-05-28 01:38 

Gulf Times

Two Saudi soldiers killed in fighting...

Saudi Arabia has said that two of its soldiers were killed in fighting against Yemen's Houthi rebels as the kingdom reported foiling a drone attack on a southern airport....

 2018-05-28 01:37 

Kuwait News Agency

Newly issued commercial licenses hit record high - Al-Roudhan...

KUWAIT, May 27 (KUNA) -- Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudan said his ministry issued more than 12,000 commercial licenses in just one year, which is an all-time record high. This more than the aggregate figure achieved in several years, he...

 2018-05-28 01:35 

Haaretz Daily

Even in internet age, ads on sides of buildings are big business...

In Tel Aviv, advertisers are even willing to cover a building's renovation costs so they can get the city's most coveted facades...

 2018-05-28 01:34 

Press TV

Protesters slam Giro d'Italia for holding race in Jerusalem al-Quds...

The 101th edition of the cycling race Giro d'Italia has concluded amid protests in Rome....

 2018-05-28 01:23 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush taken to hospital in Maine...

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 93, was taken to a hospital in Maine on Sunday after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue, a family spokesman said on Twitter....

 2018-05-28 01:23 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran FM in New Delhi for talks on JCPOA...

New Delhi, May 27, IRNA - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in New Delhi late Sunday to discuss latest issues regarding the JCPOA....

 2018-05-28 01:21 

Haaretz Daily

Israeli government delays vote on power reform, talks about cows instead...

Ministers realize that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn't want to assume responsibility for the measure in the absence of Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon...

 2018-05-28 01:20 

Gulf Times

Govt, rebels expect peace talks revival in June...

The government panel and its communist counterpart are set to sign the interim peace agreement (IPA) next month to pave the way for the resumption of formal peace talks, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria Sison has revealed...

 2018-05-28 01:20 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Dy FM: Good progress made in talks with Europeans...

Tehran, May 28, IRNA - Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Sunday that good progress has been made in talks with Europe over the past two weeks but 'We are not in such a point to say that we can attain a desirable result.'...

 2018-05-28 01:17 

Gulf Times

US warships sail near 'South China Sea' islands claimed by Beijing...

Two US Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China yesterday, two US officials told Reuters, in a move that drew condemnation from Beijing as President Donald Trump seeks its continued co-operation on North Korea....

 2018-05-28 01:09 

Times of Israel

Enrique Iglesias loves his Israeli fans, but misses family 'like crazy'...

Spanish pop star says he rebuffed BDS pressure to cancel Tel Aviv gig: 'My music is not about politics'Spanish pop star says he rebuffed BDS pressure to cancel Tel Aviv gig: 'My music is not about politics'...

 2018-05-28 01:01 

Press TV

Civilians in Pakistan-India border areas living in constant fear...

Deadly exchanges of cross-border fire continue to kill civilians living along the de-facto border between Pakistan and India....

 2018-05-28 01:00 

Haaretz Daily

Unsafe, unhealthy conditions found at 1,000 Israeli schools...

Health Ministry report finds cat feces in schoolyards, food past sell-by date being served to children and many other violations at Tel Aviv-area schools...

 2018-05-28 01:00 

Haaretz Daily

Unsafe, unhealthy conditions found at 1,000 Israeli schools...

Health Ministry report finds cat feces in schoolyards, food past sell-by date being served to children and many other violations at Tel Aviv-area schools...

 2018-05-28 00:57 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Giuseppe Conte gives up his PM candidacy: Italian presidency...

Italy's President Sergio Mattarella has rejected Paolo Savona, the eurosceptic candidate put forward by the far-right League and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, to head the economy ministry, a source said on Sunday....

 2018-05-28 00:57 

Kuwait News Agency

Youth Min. hails youths during "Kuwait Capital of Arab youths '17" events...

KUWAIT, May 27 (KUNA) -- Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri praised Sunday youths on success of "Kuwait Capital of Arab youths 2017," hosted by Kuwait last year and included participation of many youn...

 2018-05-28 00:56 

Gulf Times

Pakistan population is 207mn...

According to unofficial final results of 6th Population and Housing Census, the final population count in Pakistan has marginally reduced to 207.684mn....

 2018-05-28 00:49 

Kuwait News Agency

Egypt's former PM dies today aged 83...

CAIRO, May 27 (KUNA) -- Egyptian former Prime Minister, Ali Lotfy died Sunday aged 83 at Dar Al Fouad Hospital in Cairo, official news agency reported. Lotfy was born on 6th October 1935, and served as Prime Minister of Egypt from 4th September 1985 to 9t...

 2018-05-28 00:48 

Kuwait News Agency

Former US Pres. George H. W. Bush Hospitalized...

WASHINGTON, May 27 (KUNA) -- Former President George H W Bush, 93, has been hospitalized in Maine for low blood pressure and fatigue, according to his spokesperson Jim McGrath Wednesday. "He will likely remain there for a few days for observation. The...

 2018-05-28 00:41 

Gulf Times

Colombians vote with peace deal at stake...

Colombians voted yesterday in a deeply divisive presidential ballot that has stirred concern the winner could upset a fragile peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels and risk former fighters returning to combat as they fear for their future....

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