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 2017-12-16 20:27 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Health minister visits China to sign several cooperation pacts...

Beijing, Dec 16, IRNA Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi arrived in Beijing on Saturday evening at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart in order to sign several cooperation contracts....

 2017-12-16 20:23 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Austrian far right to control foreign, interior ministries -spokesman...

A coalition deal between Austria's conservatives and far right will give the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPO) control of the foreign, interior and defense ministries, among others, a conservative spokesman said....

 2017-12-16 20:06 

i24 News

California battling third-largest wildfire since 1932...

More than 8,000 people are involved in battling the blaze...

 2017-12-16 20:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Macron to celebrate 40th birthday in royal style...

French President Emmanuel Macron will celebrate his birthday Saturday at the iconic chateau of King Francois I, a choice that could feed into perceptions of a "president of the rich"....

 2017-12-16 19:58 

Gulf Times

32 Turks rescued in Greek waters...

Thirty-two Turkish nationals, reportedly opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, were rescued by a patrol boat in the Aegean Sea, the Greek coastguard said Saturday....

 2017-12-16 19:50 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russia warns against fresh preconditions for US-N.Korea talks...

MOSCOW: Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov Saturday warned of a risk of escalation after Washington toughened its stance on North Korea nuclear talks and US President Donald Trump accused Moscow of failing to help....

 2017-12-16 19:48 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Arabs riot near Joseph's Tomb...
 2017-12-16 19:44 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iranian, Iraqi trade, industrial activists hold meeting in Baghdad...

Baghdad, Dec 16, IRNA The first gathering of Iran, Iraq trade and industrial activists held in Iran's embassy in Baghdad on Saturday following official declaration of Iraq departure from Chapter 7 of the UN Charter....

 2017-12-16 19:42 

The Peninsula Qatar

Tax reforms must consider era of non-oil budgeting...

While focusing on efficiency-enhancing reforms in taxation, the region should realise that there is enough room to increase revenue from the vibrant property sector....

 2017-12-16 19:42 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Brexit rebel MPs compromise with UK govt over key bill...

British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to avoid a damaging parliamentary defeat after rebels in her party appeared to strike a compromise over the exact timing of Brexit....

 2017-12-16 19:35 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Saudi women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles...

Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving....

 2017-12-16 19:34 

Haaretz Daily

Egypt reopens sixth century library and mosaic in Sinai monastery...

The library at the St. Catherine Monastery in southern Sinai contains thousands of rare manuscripts, some of them are the oldest in Christianity...

 2017-12-16 19:34 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar Stock Exchange & Qatar Development Bank sign MoU...

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) and Qatar Development Bank (QDB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote collaboration between the two sides....

 2017-12-16 19:33 

Saudi Press Agency

Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to Club World Cup triumph over Gremio...
 2017-12-16 19:26 

Ynetnews

UN council mulls call for US Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn...

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after US President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel'...

 2017-12-16 19:24 

Alalam News Network

Switzerland unveils world's steepest funicular railway...

It looks like a string of giant hamster wheels, but the world's steepest funicular railway is being hailed for its revolutionary design....

 2017-12-16 19:24 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Egypt opens Gaza border for four days...

Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza Saturday for only the second time since the Palestinian Authority took control of the crossing from the territory's Islamist rulers Hamas....

 2017-12-16 19:22 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Dealers arrest put police onto drug network...

The Internal Security Forces Saturday announced that an investigation into drug trafficking in the Mount Lebanon region had led to an arrest....

 2017-12-16 19:21 

Press TV

Mattis believes North Korea's ICBM not 'capable threat' to US...

US Defense Secretary James Mattis says he does not consider North Korea's recent missile a threat to the US....

 2017-12-16 19:18 

Gulf Times

Canadian police probe mysterious deaths of billionaire pharma couple...

Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto mansion on Friday....

 2017-12-16 19:16 

Press TV

Saudi military ineffective force despite colossal budget: Report...

A report says Saudi Arabia's military proves to be an ineffective force despite the kingdom's colossal military spending....

 2017-12-16 19:16 

Haaretz Daily

UN considers resolution to nullify Trump's Jerusalem decision...
 2017-12-16 19:15 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Three dead, 77,000 flee as storm pounds Philippines...

At least three people were killed and tens of thousands were driven from their homes by floods as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak pounded the eastern Philippines Saturday, cutting off power and triggering landslides, officials said....

 2017-12-16 19:11 

Alalam News Network

Russian security services uncover ISIS cell in Saint Petersburg...

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday it had uncovered a cell of the ISIS group that was planning imminent terror attacks in the country's second city Saint Petersburg....

 2017-12-16 19:08 

Saudi Press Agency

Yemeni VP Urges Parties to Close National Ranks, to Confront Iranian-backed Putschists...
 2017-12-16 19:05 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Supersonic business jet to cut 3 hours off trans-Atlantic trips...

Aerion and Lockheed Martin join forces to develop world's first supersonic business jet....

 2017-12-16 19:03 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Supersonic business jet to cut 3 hours off trans-Atlantic trips...
 2017-12-16 19:01 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iraq plans oil pipeline network to cover all its territory...

Iraq plans to build a pipeline network to carry oil products across all its territory as an alternative to expensive and hazardous transport by tanker truck, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said Saturday....

 2017-12-16 18:56 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Anti-Iran coalition disturbed dream...

Tehran, Dec 16, IRNA When Nikki Hailey became the US Ambassador to the United Nations, she drew her dagger on Iran and since has spared no efforts to show her animosity towards Iran....

 2017-12-16 18:53 

Alalam News Network

'This land is ours', last words of disabled Palestinian...

Abraham Abu Sureyya, who lost his legs in a 2008 airstrike attack, martyred during protests for Al-Quds in Gaza...

 2017-12-16 18:50 

Press TV

Mammoth skeleton auctioned for 548,000 euros in France...

A 15,000-year-old skeleton of a woolly mammoth was auctioned for 548,000 euros ($643,900) on Saturday, December 16, in the French city of Lyon....

 2017-12-16 18:50 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Five indicted over military academy admissions scandal...

A Military Court judge has issued several indictments in the case of an alleged corruption scandal at a military college....

 2017-12-16 18:46 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran rejects UN reports on Iran human rights situation as biased...

Tehran, Dec 16, IRNA Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said on Saturday that anti-Iran reports by UN special rapporteur for human rights in Iran are unfair and biased....

 2017-12-16 18:46 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Rabbis to Netanyahu: Protect the honor of Shabbat...

Dozens of rabbis sign petition asking PM Netanyahu to protect sanctity of Shabbat....

 2017-12-16 18:45 

Press TV

Iran says key oil players presented Azadegan plans...

Ali Kardor, the managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), says Total, Royal/Dutch Shell, CNPC and Inpex have presented the results of their technical surveys over the development of Azadegan oil field....

 2017-12-16 18:45 

Kuwait Times

South Korea win East Asia title as North Korea restore pride...

Kuwait Times TOKYO: Beanpole striker Kim Shin-Wook fired a quick-fire double as South Korea thrashed fierce rivals Japan 4-1 to capture a fourth East Asian championship title in Tokyo yesterday. Earlier, forward Jong Il-Gwan scored with a delicious free k...

 2017-12-16 18:44 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Rabbis to Netanyahu: Protect the honor of Shabbat...
 2017-12-16 18:44 

Gulf Times

Fatah calls for protests against US VP Jerusalem visit...

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah faction on Saturday called for a massive demonstration next week to protest against a visit to Jerusalem by US Vice President Mike Pence after Washington said it would recognise the holy city as Israel's ...

 2017-12-16 18:43 

Saudi Press Agency

Assad Regime Continues to Prevent Return of Thousands of Palestinian Refugees to Domiciles, in Yarmouk Camp...
 2017-12-16 18:42 

Kuwait Times

'Nothing to fear' as Austrian far-right enters government...

Kuwait Times VIENNA: Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) was in triumphant mood yesterday after agreeing a coalition deal with the conservatives, capping a year of successes for Europe's nationalist movements. As the parties met to rubber-sta...

 2017-12-16 18:42 

Alalam News Network

The world's most beautiful mosques...

A new book by Rizzoli travels to the corners of the globe to find the architectural splendors of mosques...

 2017-12-16 18:41 

Haaretz Daily

Thousands attend Gaza funeral of double amputee shot by Israeli forces...

Ibrahim Abu Thuraya, who lost both his legs in a 2008 Israeli airstrike, was shot while protesting Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital...

 2017-12-16 18:41 

Kuwait Times

Fatah calls for protests over Pence's visit to Jerusalem...

Kuwait Times RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction yesterday called for a massive demonstration next week to protest against a visit to Jerusalem by US Vice President Mike Pence after Washington said it would recognize the holy...

 2017-12-16 18:40 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Bassil says oil and gas deal is 'economic resistance'...

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Saturday labeled the approval of oil and gas exploration licenses in Lebanon an act of economic resistance against Israel....

 2017-12-16 18:39 

Kuwait Times

On the trail of London's serial cat killer...

Kuwait Times LONDON: In what has become a grim ritual, Tony Jenkins examines the mutilated remains of a domestic cat and says the south London serial killer has struck once again. Nobody is surprised when Jenkins, the co-founder of Snarl, a local animal r...

 2017-12-16 18:39 

Times of Israel

Thousands protest in Tel Aviv against Netanyahu over graft probes...

Demonstrators throng city's streets for third consecutive week, days after PM was questioned for a 7th time in corruption casesDemonstrators throng city's streets for third consecutive week, days after PM was questioned for a 7th time in corruptio...

 2017-12-16 18:38 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Egypt reopens historic library in Sinai after renovations...

Egypt is inaugurating an ancient library in the famed St. Catherine's Monastery in South Sinai....

 2017-12-16 18:37 

Kuwait Times

Ramaphosa, Dlamini-Zuma in tight race to lead S Africa's ruling ANC...

Kuwait Times JOHANNESBURG: The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa's only ruler since the end of apartheid, votes this weekend in a race too close to call to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader with the winner also likely to become the next p...

 2017-12-16 18:36 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar expects 1,052 tonnes of dates yield...

The number of farms supplying dates in the country has reached 79, and the quantity of dates supply for this year is expected to reach about 1052 tonnes, and the amount allocated for this project is about QR10m, the Minister of Municipality and Environmen...

 2017-12-16 18:35 

Kuwait Times

Trump's tax cut on track for passage...

Kuwait Times WASHINGTON: A major tax cut promised by US President Donald Trump was on track for final passage next week, after two previous holdouts in his Republican party said Friday they would vote yes on the legislation. Republicans in both houses of ...

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