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 2019-11-14 00:32 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Bolivia's new leader seeks quick vote, foes plan disruptions...

LA PAZ: Bolivia's new interim president pledged on Wednesday to hold a new election as soon as possible and condemned "revenge" acts by disgruntled supporters of fallen leader Evo Morales who resigned after protests over a disputed vote....

 2019-11-14 00:14 

The Peninsula Qatar

Gulf Cup dates changed as organisers confirm Saudi, UAE and Bahrain to play...

Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation today announced the participation of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain in the Gulf Cup to be held in Doha....

 2019-11-14 00:04 

Gulf Times

Gulf Exchange launches Turkish website in celebration of Republic Day of Turkey...

Gulf Exchange has launched its Turkish website in celebrations of the Republic Day of Turkey.The launch was held in the presence of partners, senior management, staff and guests....

 2019-11-14 00:03 

Gulf Times

Venezuelan minister to explore trade opportunities with Qatar...

Venezuela's Minister of Tourism & Foreign Trade, Felix Ramon Gonzalez, has stressed his country's interest in exploring the potential of the Qatari market and the investment opportunities available here....

 2019-11-13 23:59 

Gulf Times

Pakistan products seen to get tax-free access to China...

Islamabad is expected to get tax-free access for the entry of 313 Pakistani products into the Chinese market from next month, under an upgraded free trade agreement with Beijing, the commerce adviser said....

 2019-11-13 23:53 

Gulf Times

Lebanon crisis has Templeton warning on debt restructuring...

Lebanon just got one of its starkest warnings yet that it will need to restructure its $30bn of Eurobonds....

 2019-11-13 23:45 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar Airways wins top Regional Passenger Choice Award at 2020 APEX Asia Awards...

Qatar Airways (QA) announced that it has been named as 'Best Overall in the Middle East' at the 2020 Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Regional Passenger Choice Awards, held in Singapore....

 2019-11-13 23:44 

Gulf Times

Asian markets hit by trade uncertainty; HK flares up again...

Asian markets sank yesterday after US President Donald Trump failed to reassure investors over the progress of China trade talks, and as violent Hong Kong protests show no sign of letting up....

 2019-11-13 23:43 

Kuwait News Agency

Two more Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza...

GAZA, Nov 13 (KUNA) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza Strip said Wednesday evening that an Israeli air attack on Rafah city, south Gaza, killed at least two martyrs. The two victims took to 26 the death toll from the Israeli aggression on the ...

 2019-11-13 23:40 

Gulf Times

Musk invades Germany's automotive heartland with new Tesla factory...

Elon Musk picked a glitzy event in Germany, a few hours' drive from the birthplace of the internal combustion engine, to drop the news before some of the world's biggest car bosses: Tesla Inc plans to set up shop in their backyard....

 2019-11-13 23:38 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Egypt under fire over 'shrinking' freedoms during UN rights review...

GENEVA: Egypt faced strong criticism at a UN review of its rights record Wednesday, with diplomats voicing alarm over detention conditions and shrinking freedoms in the country recently rocked by mass protests....

 2019-11-13 23:35 

Gulf Times

Emission cuts key to sustainable flying...

The transport sector contributed 27% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the EU in 2016, European Environment Agency data show, while aviation accounted for 13% of all transport emissions, according to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)....

 2019-11-13 23:35 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar Petroleum signs 10-year LPG deal with Wanhua Chemicals...

Qatar Petroleum has announced the signing of an agreement with Wanhua Chemical Group (Wanhua) for the sale of approximately 800,000 metric tons per year of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) over a period of ten years....

 2019-11-13 23:33 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Asylum-seekers in Greece, Italy face years of limbo: EU audit...

BRUSSELS: Asylum-seekers crowded into "hotspots" in Greece and Italy face limbo that can drag on for years because of legal bottlenecks and poorly performing EU schemes, a report said Wednesday....

 2019-11-13 23:32 

Gulf Times

The plane Airbus is struggling to sell...

It's been over 370 days since the first flight of the Airbus A330-800 — the smaller of the two Airbus A330neo variants on offer to the world's airlines as a modern, 'cleaner' widebody jet powered by new generation engines,...

 2019-11-13 23:28 

Gulf Times

New Bolivia leader vows to hold quick polls; foes fume...

Bolivia's new interim president yesterday pledged to hold a new election as soon as possible and condemned "revenge" acts by disgruntled supporters of fallen leader Evo Morales who resigned after protests over a disputed vote....

 2019-11-13 23:26 

Gulf Times

Greta Thunberg sails to Europe, sets course for UN climate summit...

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg yesterday departed the United States, hitching a ride to Europe aboard a catamaran to attend a UN climate summit in Madrid....

 2019-11-13 23:24 

Gulf Times

Trump prioritised Biden probe 'over Ukraine aid'...

Senior Democratic and Republican lawmakers yesterday presented duelling narratives as a US congressional impeachment inquiry that threatens Donald Trump's tumultuous presidency entered a crucial new phase with the first televised public hearing....

 2019-11-13 23:24 

Kuwait News Agency

UAE announces martyrdom of soldier in 'Operation Restore Hope'...

ABU DHABI, Nov 13 (KUNA) - The UAE Armed Forces General Command on Wednesday declared the martyrdom of First Corporal Tariq Hussein Hassan Al-Baloushi. Al-Baloushi was martyred while performing his national duty in Najran, Saudi Arabia, as part of UAE Arm...

 2019-11-13 23:22 

Kuwait News Agency

Belgium allocates EUR four mln for stabilization efforts in Syria, Iraq...

BRUSSELS, Nov 13 (KUNA) -- Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders on Wednesday announced that both Syria and Iraq urgently need humanitarian assistance and mine clearance to achieve a lasting stabilization in both countries. He said in a statement this ...

 2019-11-13 23:20 

Gulf Times

Robredo to adopt new approach in drug war...

Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo will keep Oplan Tokhang as part of the government's recalibrated campaign against illegal drugs, her spokesman said yesterday amid swirling speculation that the police's programme would be scrapped....

 2019-11-13 23:18 

Kuwait News Agency

EU sanctions target only Turkish individuals, entities -- Mogherini...

BRUSSELS, Nov 13 (KUNA) -- European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini on Wednesday said that EU sanctions will only target Turkish individuals or entities "that are responsible for or involved in unauthorised drillings activities in Cyprus&...

 2019-11-13 23:11 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iraq protests heat up as Baghdad faces renewed pressure...

BAGHDAD: Anti-government rallies swelled in Iraq's capital and south Wednesday as Baghdad faced new pressure from the street, Washington and the United Nations to respond seriously to weeks of demonstrations....

 2019-11-13 22:59 

Kuwait News Agency

Egypt pres., Abu Dhabi Crown Prince discuss int'l issues...

ABU DHABI, Nov 13 (KUNA) -- Egypt's President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed discussed on Wednesday the developments on the Arab, regional a...

 2019-11-13 22:56 

Kuwait News Agency

US House opens public hearings in Trump impeachment probe...

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (KUNA) -- US Charge D'affaires in Ukraine William Taylor appeared alongside Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent on Wednesday at the first open hearing by the House of Representative on the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into ...

 2019-11-13 22:52 

Gulf Times

Panthers storm back to stun Bruins in shootout...

Mike Hoffman scored the game-winning goal in the shootout as the Florida Panthers rallied from 4-0 down in the third period to stun the host Boston Bruins 5-4 Tuesday night....

 2019-11-13 22:49 

Gulf Times

Kuzma clicks as James' Lakers eclipse Suns...

Kuzma hit back-to-back threes in the final three minutes of a see-saw battle to finally sink the Suns...

 2019-11-13 22:47 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

U.S. to reevaluate South Sudan ties after unity gov't deadline passes...

WASHINGTON: The United States Wednesday said it was "gravely disappointed" with South Sudan's failure to form a unity government by a Nov. 12 deadline and would "reevaluate" its relationship with the African nation's government....

 2019-11-13 22:45 

Gulf Times

Sterling sanction casts shadow as England aim to seal Euro place...

Winger was involved in a physical confrontation with defender Joe Gomez...

 2019-11-13 22:41 

Gulf Times

Kohli hails brave Maxwell on mental health issue...

'I think these things should be respected and not taken in a negative way'...

 2019-11-13 22:39 

Gulf Times

Shakib's absence like losing two players, says skipper...

Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque said yesterday the absence of banned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will be like missing two players, as the team prepared for their two-Test series in India....

 2019-11-13 22:36 

Gulf Times

Nadal storms back against Medvedev to keep dream alive...

Both players were under intense pressure after losing their opening matches...

 2019-11-13 22:34 

Gulf Times

International Silver award for #QatarUnitesUs Mosaic Wall...

Doha Festival City (DHFC) won silver during the Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards for Traditional Marketing on Digital/Social Media....

 2019-11-13 22:30 

Gulf Times

Qatari architect launches book on unique Qatari places...

Prominent Qatari architect Ibrahim Mohamed al-Jaidah launched Thursday his latest book titled 'Qatari Style' a compilation of interior spaces showcasing the hospitality and warmth of local culture....

 2019-11-13 22:30 

Gulf Times

Sachets of concern...

The packaging cannot be easily recycled, and in cities like Manila with spotty waste collection, the used pouches have piled up in empty fields, collected in sewers and spilled into rivers and oceans, writes Shashank Bengali...

 2019-11-13 22:25 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Sweden detains Iranian on suspicion of murder in Iran in 1988...

STOCKHOLM: A 58-year-old Iranian citizen has been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of murder in Iran in 1988, prosecutors said Wednesday, and national news agency TT said the case involved killings of political prisoners....

 2019-11-13 22:07 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Arab News ]

UAE armed forces announce soldier's martyrdom...
 2019-11-13 22:06 

Kuwait Times

MPs call for end to govt infighting after grillings...

10 opposition MPs file no-confidence motion against interior minister KUWAIT: Lawmakers and activists yesterday demanded an immediate halt to what they claim is infighting within groups in the Cabinet exposed by the outcome of grillings on Tuesday that fo...

 2019-11-13 22:06 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon bank staff strike to continueThursday - union head...

BEIRUT: Lebanon's union of bank employees said its members would continue to strike Thursday, extending industrial action that has shut banks across the country this week....

 2019-11-13 22:04 

Kuwait Times

Kuwait keen on digital transformation to build society based on smart e-services...

Seventh e-Government Forum underway, under the Prime Minister's patronage KUWAIT: NoufEXPO launched the seventh e-Government Forum and its accompanying technology exhibition under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubara...

 2019-11-13 22:03 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

French government under pressure after student sets himself on fire...

LYON, France: The French government Wednesday attempted to defuse the anger caused by the attempted suicide of a student who set himself alight to protest the hardships of his university life....

 2019-11-13 22:02 

Kuwait Times

Unemployment, 'Kuwaitization' on top of assembly panel's agenda...

Health ministry launches electronic prescriptions system KUWAIT: Head of the National Assembly's human resources committee MP Khalil Al-Saleh said the committee members will be reelected to resume its duties in the new term. "The committee plays a...

 2019-11-13 22:00 

Kuwait Times

KD 130 health insurance for expats in 2020...

KUWAIT: Informed sources said there is coordination between the Dhaman hospitals company and health ministry to implement health insurance on a group of expats who will receive services at Dhaman hospitals during 2020 to coincide with their opening. It sa...

 2019-11-13 21:59 

Kuwait Times

Kuwait rebuffs flu outbreak reports...

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Health Ministry yesterday dismissed reports on the outbreak of influenza pandemic at Adan Hospital. The ministry said in a press release that reported flu cases fall within expected rates during the periods of weather fluctuations and ...

 2019-11-13 21:57 

Kuwait Times

Ozone treatment suitable for nearly 90 of cases in Kuwait...

KUWAIT: Intervention radiology, spinal column and chronic diseases consultant Dr Waleed Al-Hajji said treatment with ozone is considered among the successful treatments for herniated disc and many diseases, because ozone is an inhibitor of viruses and kil...

 2019-11-13 21:57 

Gulf Times

Qatar's health sector to mark World Diabetes Day...

The Ministry of Public Health, in co-operation with Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Health Care Corporation, Sidra Medicine and Qatar Diabetes Association, will observe Thursday the World Diabetes Day...

 2019-11-13 21:55 

Kuwait Times

Homeowners warned for housing 'bachelors'...

KUWAIT: As part of its continuous campaigns in private residential areas to evict "bachelors", Capital municipality inspection teams warned 15 homeowners letting houses to bachelors. Acting head of the violations follow-up department Abdullah Al-Q...

 2019-11-13 21:55 

Kuwait News Agency

Burma Human Rights Network welcomes move by Gambia to bring Rohingya issue before ICJ...

BRUSSELS, Nov 13 (KUNA) -- The Burma Human Rights Network Wednesday strongly welcomed efforts by the Gambia to bring Myanmar before the International Court of Justice for violating the UN's Genocide Convention and called on the international community...

 2019-11-13 21:53 

Kuwait Times

Fishing boats are docked at Al-Shamlan Harbor...

KUWAIT: Fishing boats are docked at Al-Shamlan Harbor as Kuwait City skyscrapers are seen in the background. — Photo by Fouad Al-Shaikh The post Fishing boats are docked at Al-Shamlan Harbor appeared first on Kuwait Times ....

 2019-11-13 21:51 

Gulf Times

MoPH trains school nurses to detect low vision among students...

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, has implemented the school eye health programme...

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