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 2018-07-19 17:02 

Ynetnews

Turkey slams Israel's nationality law...

Turkey on Thursday slammed a new law adopted by the Knesset defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, saying the legislation "trampled" on universal law and the rights of Israeli Arabs. This law "tramples on the principles...

 2018-07-19 17:01 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

House passes bill named for Elie Wiesel on combating genocide...

US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approves bill named for Elie Wiesel making combating genocide official US policy....

 2018-07-19 17:01 

Kuwait News Agency

Al-Ghanim participates in 28th Arab Parliament extraordinary session in Cairo...

KUWAIT, July 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Parliament Speaker Marzoug Al-Ghanim headed on Thursday to Cairo to lead the Kuwaiti delegation in the 28th extraordinary session of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union scheduled on July 21. Al-Ghanim was escorted to the a...

 2018-07-19 17:00 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Nusra leader's brother hands himself in to Army...

The brother of the leader of the Palestinian wing of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as Nusra Front) in Lebanon handed himself over to Lebanese Army Intelligence services Thursday....

 2018-07-19 16:55 

Kuwait News Agency

UNHCR welcomes end to latest Mediterranean standoff...

GENEVA, July 19 (KUNA) -- the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday welcomed the actions of the past days by several European countries to collectively end a standoff on the Mediterranean. The standoff involved some 450 refugees ...

 2018-07-19 16:51 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Netanyahu bars Jewish Home minister from visiting Temple Mount...

PM bans Agricultural Minister Uri Ariel from ascending Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av at request of Jordanian government....

 2018-07-19 16:49 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Eritrean troops withdraw from Ethiopia border: Eritrean Press...

Eritrea has pulled troops back from the heavily militarized border with Ethiopia as a "gesture of reconciliation" with its giant neighbor and long-time foe, the pro-government Eritrean Press agency said on its Facebook page....

 2018-07-19 16:47 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iran indicates talks with US on nuclear program unlikely...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's chief of staff claims the president rejected eight requests from President Donald Trump last year for one-on-one talks....

 2018-07-19 16:46 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Berri appoints committee to prepare hashish cultivation law...

Speaker Nabih Berri appointed a committee to prepare a proposal for a law on the legal cultivation of hashish, a statement from Berri's office said Thursday....

 2018-07-19 16:42 

The Peninsula Qatar

Mobile radar to monitor eight Qatar roads (Thursday, July 19)...

Qatar Traffic Department has been taking various steps and initiatives to ensure speeding and related accidents do not occur....

 2018-07-19 16:41 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iranian film 'Children of Heaven' to be screened in Pakistan...

Islamabad, July 19, IRNA -- An Iranian classic film 'Children of Heaven' directed by Majid Majidi will be screened in Pakistan's Islamabad on July 21....

 2018-07-19 16:41 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Bassil calls for clear Cabinet criteria...

Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil called for Prime Minister Saad Hariri to set out clear Cabinet formation criteria nearly two months into a protracted standoff on the issue, in comments published Thursday....

 2018-07-19 16:36 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Ties with Iran not subject to 3rd party policies: India...

Tehran, July 19, IRNA India is seeking long-term relations with Iran and the bilateral relations will not be affected by a third party restrictions, a senior Indian official said....

 2018-07-19 16:35 

Saudi Press Agency

Saudi ambassador to Sudan meets with Dr. Karrar Al-Tohami...
 2018-07-19 16:34 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Israel's LGBT community to strike on Sunday...

Hospitals, airport, major corporations allow employees to join strike demanding LGBT couples be given right to have children via surrogates....

 2018-07-19 16:34 

Haaretz Daily

Israeli minister to run in Jerusalem mayoral race as an independent...

Zeev Elkin's decision follows his failure to garner the support of the Likud organization in the capital...

 2018-07-19 16:29 

Kuwait News Agency

CBK issues BOP report for Q1 '18...

KUWAIT, July 19 (KUNA) -- The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) published Thursday the preliminary data of the Balance of Payments (BOP) of the State of Kuwait for the first quarter of 2018 and the revised data of the fourth quarter of 2017. The Data show that...

 2018-07-19 16:21 

Kuwait News Agency

KUNA main news for Thursday, July 19, 2018...

International: RAMALLAH -- Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) strongly denounced on Thursday the Israeli parliament's (the Knesset) adoption of the "Jewish Nation-State" law. (Issued at 03:34 p.m. local-time 12:34 GMT) BRUSSELS -- The Eur...

 2018-07-19 16:19 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran-Afghan railway to be launched in 8 months: Official...

Khorramabad, July 19, IRNA Iran-Afghanistan railway will be inaugurated by the end of the Persia calendar year (March 20), an Iranian official said on Thursday....

 2018-07-19 16:17 

Bahrain News Agency

Bahraini-British Joint Working Group convenes...
 2018-07-19 16:17 

Bahrain News Agency

Relief aid distributed to displaced people...
 2018-07-19 16:17 

Haaretz Daily

Australia knocks out Israel in quarterfinals of world championships...

With the loss, Israel is now relegated to the fifth-place bracket, which is playing this weekend to determine who will be the new entrant into the 2022 Blue Division...

 2018-07-19 16:16 

Saudi Press Agency

5.9-strong earthquake rocks southern Mexico - no injuries or damage...
 2018-07-19 16:16 

Saudi Press Agency

President Al-Sisi starts Sudan visit...
 2018-07-19 16:16 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US delegation to meet Turkish officials on Iran sanctions...

A U.S. delegation of Treasury and State Department officials will meet Turkish authorities on Friday to discuss sanctions targeting Iran, an official from Turkey's foreign ministry said....

 2018-07-19 16:13 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar's investment in Turkey crosses $20bn...

With the fast-growing and deepening bilateral relations between Qatar and Turkey, Qatar's investment in Turkey has crossed QR72.83bn ($20bn), which is expected to touch new heights in the coming days as both sides are working aggressively to further e...

 2018-07-19 16:13 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Azerbaijani arrivals in Iran 22.8% up...

Baku, July 19, IRNA Over 579,000 Azerbaijani citizens arrived in Iran in the first half of this year (2018), 22.8 percent up compared to last year, data published by the central Asian country's government showed....

 2018-07-19 16:12 

Press TV

Press TV The Lite bulletin (Thursday,10:00 GMT)...

Four rare Przewalski's horse have moved from Europe to a reserve in western Mongolia where they've been released into the wild....

 2018-07-19 16:11 

Kuwait Times

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises...

Qatar expects up to 1.5 million fans DOHA: Last year, Qatar's finance minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi said his country was determined to have everything ready for the 2022 World Cup well before fans started landing in the Gulf. "We don't want to ...

 2018-07-19 16:11 

Press TV

Trump represents clash of civilizations ideology: Analyst...

US President Donald Trump represents a "clash of civilizations" ideology, an analyst says....

 2018-07-19 16:11 

The Peninsula Qatar

Kahramaa starts Al Hidan power station, to feed Al Bayt Stadium...

The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) announced yesterday that it started operating Al Hidan power station which will provide electricity for Al Bayt Stadium, completing four out of five stations that are planned to serve the proj...

 2018-07-19 16:03 

SANA

Cuba affirms support for Syria in fighting terrorism...

Havana, SANA- First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Marcelino Medina, reiterated his country's support for Syria in its fight against terrorism. Medina's remarks came during a meeting with the delegation of the national leadership of a...

 2018-07-19 16:00 

Kuwait News Agency

OPEC price stands at USD 69.98 pb...

VIENNA, July 19 (KUNA) -- Price of OPEC's 14-crude basket went down 40 cents to reach USD 69.98 per barrel (pb) compared with USD 70.38 pb last Tuesday, the organization news bulletin said on Thursday. The annual rate for OPEC basket was USD 52.43 pb,...

 2018-07-19 15:55 

Saudi Press Agency

Russian diplomat renews his country's stand in support of legitimate government in Yemen...
 2018-07-19 15:52 

Press TV

Anti-Trump Protests underway outside White House...

Protests outside the White House have been ongoing since the US President met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin....

 2018-07-19 15:51 

Saudi Press Agency

KSRelief distributes food aid to displaced people in Al-Hazm, Al-Jawf Governorate...
 2018-07-19 15:51 

Oman Observer

Racism & prejudice!...

Since arriving in Lebanon, Sudanese migrant worker Abdallah Afandi has been turned away from beach resorts, mistaken for a cleaner The post Racism & prejudice! appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2018-07-19 15:50 

Oman Observer

What next for Myanmar's peace process?...

General Gun Maw, a leader of one of Myanmar's ethnic armed groups who attended peace discussions in the capital Naypyitaw The post What next for Myanmar's peace process? appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2018-07-19 15:47 

Al Jazeera

Sweden: Wildfires, heatwave and drought...

Scandinavia unprepared for worst drought in 74 years as wildfires rage and Stockholm asks for international assistance....

 2018-07-19 15:46 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Israeli security, Mideast peace top issues in next Putin meeting...

Trump declares meeting with Putin a success, vows to focus on Israeli security, terror, Mideast peace, nuclear proliferation at follow-up....

 2018-07-19 15:45 

Ynetnews

Protest against Hungarian Prime Minister's visit to Yad Vashem...

About 20 people are demonstrating outside Yad Vashem in protest of Hungarian Prime Minister's visit to the Holocaust Remembrance Museum. The demonstrators, who claim that the Hungarian prime minister is an anti-Semite who violates human rights, are ca...

 2018-07-19 15:44 

Press TV

Israel tightening Gaza siege causes more layoffs...

Israel's decision to tighten the blockade on Gaza, has resulted in more layoffs in the enclave....

 2018-07-19 15:40 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russians protest retirement age rise, in challenge for Putin...

Russians are protesting government plans to hike the retirement age, in a rare challenge to President Vladimir Putin's leadership....

 2018-07-19 15:39 

Haaretz Daily

Orban is a clever anti-Semite. Corbyn is a stupid one...

Who is worse - the devious or the deluded?...

 2018-07-19 15:37 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Liberman files defamation suit against newspaper...

Defense Minister files criminal complaint against Haaretz-affiliated newspaper for accusations over his relationship with IAI....

 2018-07-19 15:37 

Press TV

Israeli airstrike kills young Palestinian man in southern Gaza Strip...

An Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip has killed a young Palestinian man and wounded three others....

 2018-07-19 15:34 

Kuwait News Agency

Israel legalizing apartheid through 'Jewish Nation-State' Law - PLO...

RAMALLAH, July 19 (KUNA) -- Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) strongly denounced on Thursday the Israeli parliament's (the Knesset) adoption of the "Jewish Nation-State" law. PLO's Executive Committee Secretary Saeb Erekat said the l...

 2018-07-19 15:31 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

UK watchdog tells banks to prepare for hard Brexit...

Britain's banks and insurers must plan for a "hard" Brexit in case a transition period is not in place next March, a senior British regulator said Thursday....

 2018-07-19 15:31 

Kuwait News Agency

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched from Yemen...

RIYADH, July 19 (KUNA) -- The Arab coalition, which supports the legitimate government in Yemen, said Thursday that it had intercepted a ballistic missile launched from Yemeni territory towards the Jazan region. According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), ...

 2018-07-19 15:27 

Times of Israel

British neo-Nazi leader gets eight years in prison...

Christopher Lythgoe, head of banned National Action group, jailed for plot to murder Labour MP Rosie CooperChristopher Lythgoe, head of banned National Action group, jailed for plot to murder Labour MP Rosie Cooper...

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