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 2019-02-23 16:21 

ISNA

Iran producing 85% of its armed forces' requirement: Defense Minister...

Tehran (ISNA) "Before Iran's revolution, we used to produce only 5% of our defense requirement, but today Iran is producing 85% of its armed forces' requirement," Iranian Defense Minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami said on Saturday....

 2019-02-23 16:16 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

'National Action Charter pioneering human rights, freedoms document'...

Manama, Feb. 23 (BNA): President of the Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission (LLOC), Chancellor Nawaf Abdulla Hamza, said that the National Action Charter (NAC) is a pioneering document, whose principles emanate from the Islamic civilisational princip...

 2019-02-23 16:14 

i24 News

Al-Aqsa section closed since 2003 reopened to Muslim worshipers: report...
 2019-02-23 16:14 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

NPRA congratulates Kuwaiti travellers on National Day...

Manama, Feb. 23 (BNA): Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA), in cooperation with the Bahrain Airport Company, has welcomed the Kuwaiti travellers and congratulated them for their country's National Day....

 2019-02-23 16:12 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Southern Governor stresses support for Bahraini youth...

Manama, Feb. 23 (BNA): Southern Governor, HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, received here today Reem Nooruddin, the owner of Newbury Events....

 2019-02-23 16:09 

Press TV

Serie A: AC Milan 3-0 Empoli...

Looking over the football updates from Italy, AC Milan have extended their winning streak to 3 games after beating Empoli 3-nil at San Siro....

 2019-02-23 16:03 

MehrNews.com

Iran ready to export medicine, medical equipment to Venezuela...

TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (MNA) The head of Food and Drug Administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FDA) says that Iran is ready to export medicine to Venezuela....

 2019-02-23 16:01 

Press TV

Iran has new plans to neutralize US sanctions, needs no deal with Washington: Shamkhani...

A senior Iranian official says Iran has devised new plans to counter US sanctions....

 2019-02-23 16:01 

ISNA

Marking 100th anniversary of Kharazmi University's establishment...
 2019-02-23 16:00 

ISNA

Iranian President visits Pardis Technology Park...
 2019-02-23 15:59 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Italian think tank releases special report on Iran...

Rome, Feb 23, IRNA A prominent Italian think tank has published a special journal on Iran's foreign and regional policies for Italy's parliament and the country's foreign ministry....

 2019-02-23 15:51 

FARS News Agency

Iran Exporting Medical Equipment to 40 World States, Unveils New Drug...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The medical equipment and devices produced by Iranian researchers are exported to tens of world states, an official said as the country unveiled a new home-made drug for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis....

 2019-02-23 15:51 

FARS News Agency

US Sends New Military Equipment to Allied Militants in Northern Syria...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US Army dispatched another military convoy of modern military equipment to its allied militants in Raqqa and Aleppo provinces....

 2019-02-23 15:51 

FARS News Agency

Ex-White House Official: Congress to Veto Trump's Attempts to Supply S. Arabia with Sensitive N. Technology...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Frank N. von Hippel, the former assistant director for national security in the White House Office of Science and Technology, said that the US Congress will block President Donald Trump's attempts to supply Saudi Arabia with sensitive ....

 2019-02-23 15:39 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Turkey tells US not to leave power vacuum in Syria withdrawal...

Turkey's defense minister told Pentagon officials there must not be a vacuum of power during the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday....

 2019-02-23 15:36 

Al Arabiya

New Taliban political chief to miss upcoming peace talks with US envoys...

Afghan Taliban leaders said on Thursday that their new political chief will not be attending peace talks with US envoys due to take place in Qatar...

 2019-02-23 15:36 

Al Jazeera

Voters prepare for presidential elections in Senegal...

President Macky Sall is widely expected to win reelection after two of his two rivals were barred from contesting....

 2019-02-23 15:36 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Mesr Village: A Jewel Shining Out of The Endless Treasure - Tourism news...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Mesr (the old names: Chah deraz, Josef Kallateh, Josef farm), is a district of Khor and Biabanak county in Isfahan province, central Iran....

 2019-02-23 15:34 

Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Hajj Signs Strategic Cooperation Memorandum, with Huawei...
 2019-02-23 15:34 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Bootleg liquor kills at least 84 in northeast India, 200 hospitalized...

At least 84 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, and around 200 others have been hospitalized, a government minister said on Saturday....

 2019-02-23 15:34 

Saudi Press Agency

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Arrives, in Egypt 2 Sharm el-Sheikh...
 2019-02-23 15:27 

ISNA

Iran, Belarus discuss trade exchange development...

Tehran (ISNA) Iranian ambassador to Belarus and Belarusian Industry Minister, Pavel Utyupin discussed routs of development in trade relations between the two countries....

 2019-02-23 15:24 

Kuwait News Agency

Dozens arrested in protest against Algerian Pres....

ALGIERS, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Algerian authorities announced on Saturday the arrest of 41 people in protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika seeking a fifth term. The Directorate General for National Security (DGSN) said in a release that it had detain...

 2019-02-23 15:23 

Kuwait News Agency

Al-Bashir reshuffle retains PM, defence minister amid angry protests...

KHARTOUM, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir's emergency cabinet reshuffle has kept his prime minister, defence, foreign, and justice ministers as angry nationwide protests calling for him to step down resume, entering their third mont...

 2019-02-23 15:22 

Kuwait News Agency

Austria refuses to repatriate captured IS fighters -- minister...

VIENNA, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Austria does not intend to take back citizens captured among the ranks of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, its interior minister Herbert Kickl said on Saturday. The "terrorists" and their families are strictly banne...

 2019-02-23 15:18 

Al Arabiya

Sudan's al-Bashir appoints state governor Mohamed Tahir Ayala as prime minister...

Mohamed Tahir Ayala, governor of Gezira state, was appointed Sudans prime minister, the Sudanese presidency said on Saturday. Sudanese President Omar...

 2019-02-23 15:18 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Trump picks ambassador to Canada for UN post...

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations....

 2019-02-23 15:16 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwaiti missions in Slovakia, Senegal fete national days...

KUWAIT, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti embassies in Slovakia and Senegal celebrated the country's 58th National Day and 28th Anniversary of Liberation Day, as well as the 13th annual occasion marking His Highness the Crown Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber...

 2019-02-23 15:14 

Ynetnews

Iran: Israeli strikes, US sanctions, ineffective...

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said that Iran has fulfilled 90% of its goals in Syria and that Israeli airstrikes have had nor strategic effect. He added that the US sanctions imposed on his country are also ineffe...

 2019-02-23 15:12 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

More than 100 separatists detained in Kashmir raids in pre-election crackdown...

More than 100 separatists in Kashmir were detained in overnight raids, police officials said on Saturday, as part of a crackdown on groups that might cause trouble ahead of nationwide elections set to be held by May....

 2019-02-23 15:06 

Times of Israel

Report: Temple Mount section sealed since 2003 reopened to Palestinians...

MK Ahmad Tibi visits compound, calls for full Muslim control at Al-Aqsa and the barring of 'settlers and Jewish politicians from the right'MK Ahmad Tibi visits compound, calls for full Muslim control at Al-Aqsa and the barring of 'settlers and...

 2019-02-23 15:02 

Press TV

National Emergency...
 2019-02-23 15:00 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Nigeria votes for a new president after delay...

Nigerians began voting for a new president on Saturday after a weeklong delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence....

 2019-02-23 15:00 

Kuwait News Agency

Briefing of KUNA main news for Saturday until 12:00 GMT...

2779129 KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is heading tomorrow (Sunday) with an official delegation to Egypt to participate in the Arab-European summit, scheduled in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh. 2779123 SHARM EL-SHEIKH...

 2019-02-23 14:59 

Press TV

UK FM makes fresh gaffe, calls Slovenia 'Soviet vassal state'...

Gaffe-prone UK FM erroneously calls Slovenia a former Soviet vassal state....

 2019-02-23 14:58 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HM King heads to Egypt for Arab-EU Summit...

Manama, Feb. 23 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa left the kingdom today, heading to Egypt, where he will lead Bahrain's delegation to the first Arab-EU Summit, at the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi....

 2019-02-23 14:56 

SANA

A tour in Aleppo...
 2019-02-23 14:53 

Al Jazeera

Will Brexit push Cambodia into economic crisis?...

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, we look at Brexit's potential effect on Southeast Asian economies....

 2019-02-23 14:52 

Times of Israel

Sharks reel in fans in Eastern Mediterranean winter waters...

As sea temperatures drop, sharks seeking warmer waters head to a northern Israeli shore, drawing enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic predatorsAs sea temperatures drop, sharks seeking warmer waters head to a northern Israeli shore, drawi...

 2019-02-23 14:51 

FARS News Agency

Report: Over 40,000 ISIL Terrorists, Families Moved Out of Syria's Deir Ezzur by US Army...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US Army troops have helped tens of thousands of ISIL terrorists and their families to get out of Eastern Euphrates, pro-militant media reports said....

 2019-02-23 14:51 

FARS News Agency

Father of Woman Who Joined Daesh Sues Trump Administration...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The father of Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who fled the country to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL), is suing the Donald Trump administration seeking his daughter's return to the US....

 2019-02-23 14:51 

FARS News Agency

Velayat-97 Wargames...

TEHRAN (FNA)- 'Velayat 97' wargames (February 22-24) started in the Sea of Oman on Friday with the code of 'Ya Zahra' involving different kinds of surface and under-surface navy fleet. [PHOTOS]...

 2019-02-23 14:51 

FARS News Agency

Venezuela Builds up Troops on Border with Colombia for Security Reasons...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Venezuelan army is building up troops on the border with Colombia following instructions given by President Nicolas Maduro....

 2019-02-23 14:51 

FARS News Agency

Dozen Linked to Terrorist Attack on IRGC Bus Detained...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian security forces have so far arrested 13 people linked to the last Wednesday terrorist attack on a bus carrying Islamic Revolution Guardians Corps (IRGC) personnel, which claimed the lives of 27 IRGC members....

 2019-02-23 14:51 

FARS News Agency

Top Security Official: Sealing Stait of Hormuz Only One of Iran's Several Options to Block Oil Exports from Region...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said his country does not plan to block off the oil lifeline in the Persian Gulf, but meantime stressed that if needed, sealing the Strait of Hormuz won't ....

 2019-02-23 14:48 

Gulf Daily News

Campaign to revive historic names of old neighbourhoods...
 2019-02-23 14:47 

Gulf Daily News

Stylish Portofino a true Ferrari....
 2019-02-23 14:47 

SANA

Terrorists target Mharda power plant with rocket shell...

Hama, SANA- Terrorist organizations targeted civilians and infrastructures in Mharda area in Hama northwestern countryside, in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement. SANA reporter said that the terrorist groups on Saturday fired a rocket she...

 2019-02-23 14:47 

Gulf Daily News

New action plan to fight diabetes urged...
 2019-02-23 14:47 

Gulf Daily News

Hidd sewage crisis 'big drain on council funds'...

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