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 2021-08-01 16:18 

Arutz Sheva

Smotrich demands disclosure of budget agreements...

Religious Zionism leader MK Bezalel Smotrich appealed to the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister to reveal the budgetary summaries between the Budget Division and government ministries before bringing the budget to a boat. "Without this disclos...

 2021-08-01 16:03 

Haaretz Daily

Israel's success at the Olympics reflects a battle for the country's identity...

By all means celebrate the triumph of gold medal-winning gymnast Artem Dolgopyat, but don't forget the hurdles he and many other immigrants have had to overcome to be accepted in Israel...

 2021-08-01 15:59 

Arutz Sheva

Real estate CEO resigns...

The CEO of one of Israel's most prominent real estate firms, the Amidar group, has resigned his post after only 8 months....

 2021-08-01 15:58 

Haaretz Daily

Just under the wire, Israel submits greenhouse gas emission targets to the UN...

Israel was due to submit emission targets by last December, but owing to four back-to-back election cycles, the cabinet approved them just last week...

 2021-08-01 15:58 

The Peninsula Qatar

Amir directs to send Lekhwiya team for Turkey search operations...

Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani directed to send a team from the Qatar International Search and Rescue Group of the Internal Security Force "Lekhwiya" to the Republic of Turkey to participate in the search operations for the missing in th...

 2021-08-01 15:52 

Arutz Sheva

Biden's approval rating falls to lowest level since inauguration...

Half a year into his presidency, Biden's approval rating has fallen significantly - though most polls still show him in positive territory....

 2021-08-01 15:52 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Biden's approval rating falls to lowest level since inauguration...

Half a year into his presidency, Biden's approval rating has fallen significantly - though most polls still show him in positive territory....

 2021-08-01 15:42 

Arutz Sheva

Farmers protest begins...

Several hundred farmers have begun driving in a convoy from Latrun towards Jerusalem, intending to protest in front of the prime minister's office. Traffic stoppages are expected along the entirety of the convoys route, and have already begun at Pardi...

 2021-08-01 15:42 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HH Shaikh Nasser receives Chechen President's Advisor...
 2021-08-01 15:40 

Haaretz Daily

U.K. condemns Iranian 'unlawful and callous attack' on ship off Oman...

Foreign Minister Dominic Raab says London is 'working with our international partners on a concerted response to this unacceptable attack'...

 2021-08-01 15:38 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran issued 102 certificates for setting up foreign media’s bureaus...

Tehran, IRNA - Iran's Foreign Media Department of Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has issued 102 certificates for establishing bureaus for foreign media in the country....

 2021-08-01 15:35 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Prime Minister inspects electoral headquarters...

His Excellency was accompanied on the visit by a number of officials of the supervisory committee and the executive committees concerned with the Shura Council elections....

 2021-08-01 15:34 

Kuwait Times

India's Sindhu hopes bronze can inspire new badminton generation...

TOKYO: Indian badminton star P V Sindhu hopes she can inspire a new generation after adding Tokyo Olympic bronze to her 2016 silver medal yesterday. The world champion beat China's He Bingjiao 21-13, 21-15 to add another prize to her collection, five ...

 2021-08-01 15:33 

Kuwait Times

Whitlock reigns supreme on horse on night of gymnastic firsts...

TOKYO: Max Whitlock defended his pommel horse title and Rebeca Andrade succeeded Simone Biles as vault champion on a night of gymnastic firsts at the Olympics yesterday. Ukraine-born Artem Dolgopyat assured his place in his adopted country's history b...

 2021-08-01 15:31 

Arutz Sheva

Haifa train service resumed...

Israel Rail reports that all tracks closed due to fire in Haifa have been reopened....

 2021-08-01 15:31 

Kuwait Times

'Nothing compares': verev routs Khachanov to win Olympic gold...

TOKYO: Alexander Zverev said that "nothing is bigger" than winning an Olympic gold medal after brushing aside Karen Khachanov to take the men's singles title in Tokyo yesterday. The fourth seed, who ended Novak Djokovic's Golden Grand Slam...

 2021-08-01 15:30 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Baruch Dayan Ha'Emes: Reb Levi Poryes, 32...

Last Friday morning, 32-year-old Levi Poryes passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest....

 2021-08-01 15:29 

FARS News Agency

President Rouhani's Last Cabinet Meeting...

TEHRAN (FNA)- The last cabinet session of the 12th government in Iran headed by President Hassan Rouhani was held on Sunday. The endorsement ceremony of President-elect Seyed Ebrah ....

 2021-08-01 15:24 

Arutz Sheva

MDA to give 3rd dose of COVID vaccine at Israeli nursing homes...

MDA launches mass vaccination campaign for seniors at Israeli nursing homes....

 2021-08-01 15:24 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

MDA to give 3rd dose of COVID vaccine at Israeli nursing homes...

MDA launches mass vaccination campaign for seniors at Israeli nursing homes....

 2021-08-01 15:19 

Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain Bourse daily trading report...
 2021-08-01 15:16 

Arutz Sheva

Shas leader gets third vaccination...

MK Aryeh Deri, leader of the Shas party, has received his third vaccination, and calls on all citizens age 60 and above to do likewise....

 2021-08-01 15:15 

Haaretz Daily

Assad forces step up attack on opposition in southern Syria...

The intensified offensive comes after Assad's troops suffered a blow on Thursday when rebels mounted a counter-attack across the province, capturing dozens of soldiers...

 2021-08-01 15:15 

Al Jazeera

Canada officially marks first nationwide Emancipation Day...

August 1 is now recognised across Canada as Emancipation Day, marking the end of slavery in the British Empire in 1834....

 2021-08-01 15:14 

MehrNews.com

Explosion blows up US logistics convoy in Iraqi Al Diwaniyah...

TEHRAN, Aug. 01 (MNA) Local Iraqi media reported on Sunday the destruction of a convoy carrying logistics and weapons belonging to US troops in Iraq's Al Diwaniyah....

 2021-08-01 15:13 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iran denies involvement in attack on Israeli-managed tanker off Oman...

Iran was not involved in an attack on an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker off the coast of Oman, the Iranian Foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday, referring to an incident last week that killed two and which Israel blamed on the Islamic Repub...

 2021-08-01 15:11 

Haaretz Daily

Settler shoots at Palestinians with Israeli soldier's weapon, footage shows...

While Palestinians say the soldier gave the settler his rifle, the military claims he 'took the weapon from the soldier and shot in the air,' in the latest in a series of similar incidents in the West Bank in recent months...

 2021-08-01 15:08 

Kuwait Times

Zain Ventures invests in Pipe.com and swvl.com to push growth across Mideast...

KUWAIT: Zain Group, a leading telecom innovator in seven markets across the Middle East and Africa announces the creation of Zain Ventures and the closing of investments and signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with both Pipe and Swvl to support th...

 2021-08-01 15:07 

Times of Israel

Russian-Israeli tennis player Karatsev wins silver for Russia in mixed doubles...

Karatsev, who plays for Russia but grew up in Israel, loses final along with playing partner Elena Vesnina against another Russian duoKaratsev, who plays for Russia but grew up in Israel, loses final along with playing partner Elena Vesnina against anothe...

 2021-08-01 15:07 

Arutz Sheva

27-year-old man injured in Afula...

A 27-year-old man was injured during a violent altercation in Afula. MDA medics provided first aid and evacuated him to hospital care....

 2021-08-01 15:06 

Kuwait Times

Semiconductor shortage crimps global supplies...

WASHINGTON: A shortage of semiconductors has sent shockwaves through the global economy, squeezing supplies of everything from cars to headphones. The dearth of chips has exposed the modern world's reliance on these miniscule components, the basic bui...

 2021-08-01 15:05 

Al Arabiya

Three killed in ambush during a Hezbollah's militant funeral south of Beirut...

Three people have been killed in an ambush on mourners during a Hezbollah's militant funeral in a town south of Beirut on Sunday afternoon, a senior source...

 2021-08-01 15:05 

Times of Israel

From Ukraine to Israel to Tokyo: Journey of an Olympic gold medalist...

Artem Dolgopyat moved to Israel at age 12 from Ukraine, and struggled to learn Hebrew and fit in -- except at the gymArtem Dolgopyat moved to Israel at age 12 from Ukraine, and struggled to learn Hebrew and fit in -- except at the gym...

 2021-08-01 15:04 

Kuwait Times

Luxury looks homeward as COVID curtails travel...

PARIS: The luxury sector has flashed back from the COVID-19 pandemic but the crisis is still putting a crimp in travel, a key part of the market. Industry giants have reported results that show the world's well-heeled are splurging on luxury goods as ...

 2021-08-01 14:59 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Two stalled projects referred to judicial settlement committee...
 2021-08-01 14:58 

Haaretz Daily

'Staunch supporter of peace,' 'friend of Israel,' 'mensch': U.S. Jews mourn Sen. Carl Levin...

The veteran Democratic lawmaker from Michigan was lauded by colleagues including his nephew, a Congressman from the same state and Jewish and Israel-oriented groups for his decency, bipartisan alliances and support for peace and security for Israel and it...

 2021-08-01 14:56 

Arutz Sheva

Bus full of soldiers accidentally enters PA controlled Hebron...

A bus carrying IDF soldiers accidentally entered a section of Hebron controlled by the Palestinian Authority. PA police redirected the bus safely out of the city....

 2021-08-01 14:56 

Kuwait Times

China's space propaganda blitz endures at slick new planetarium...

China has opened the doors on what it bills as the world's largest planetarium, a slick new Shanghai facility showcasing the nation's recent extra-terrestrial exploits while notably downplaying those of space pioneers like the United States. Beiji...

 2021-08-01 14:56 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Syria's Assad asks PM Arnous to form new cabinet...

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has tasked Prime Minister Hussein Arnous with forming a new government following an election in May that extended Assad's two-decade-old presidency....

 2021-08-01 14:56 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Higher Education Council Secretary-General receives US Charg d'Affaires...
 2021-08-01 14:55 

Al Jazeera

Ismail Haniya re-elected as leader of Palestinian group Hamas...

Haniya, Hamas chief since 2017, re-elected for four-year term following an unopposed internal election by party members....

 2021-08-01 14:52 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Afghan forces battle to thwart Taliban assaults on key cities...

Afghan government forces struggled against Taliban assaults on several major cities Sunday as the insurgents stepped up a nationwide offensive that saw a key airport in the south come under rocket fire overnight....

 2021-08-01 14:52 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Education Minister receives Arab Child Parliament Speaker...
 2021-08-01 14:51 

Al Jazeera

Belarus Olympic athlete says taken to airport against her wishes...

Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya asks the IOC for help, accusing her national team of trying to remove her from Japan....

 2021-08-01 14:51 

Kuwait News Agency

Speaker Al-Ghanim meets UN General Assembly chief...

KUWAIT, Aug 1 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem on Sunday met the visiting United Nations (UN) General Assembly President of the 75th session, Volkan Bozkir. According to Al-Dustour news network, the meeting discussed bilateral ties be...

 2021-08-01 14:51 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

New traffic signal at the intersection of Sitra Avenue installed...
 2021-08-01 14:50 

Kuwait Times

How Italians sold ice cream to the masses in Vienna...

Residents of the Austrian capital have queued for more than 130 years to sample the Italian ice cream of the Molin-Pradel family, one of Vienna's oldest gelato dynasties. "He helped democratize ice cream, which before was reserved for the wealthy,...

 2021-08-01 14:48 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iran's Raisi set to focus on economy and nuclear deal...

Iran's ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi will be inaugurated on Tuesday as the new president of the Islamic republic, a country mired in deep economic crisis and hit by crippling US sanctions....

 2021-08-01 14:46 

SANA

On Army Day, Defense Minister visits injured army personnel in Tishreen Military Hospital...

Damascus, SANA Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Army and Armed Forces, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense in the caretaker government, Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayoub, accompanied by a number of General Command officers, visited on Sunday injured army pers...

 2021-08-01 14:43 

MehrNews.com

Iran rejects as "baseless" Bahraini court's allegations...

TEHRAN, Aug. 01 (MNA) Iranian foreign ministry spokesman rejected as "baseless", "distorted", and "politically motivated" the allegations against the Iranian central bank and some other banks recently made by a Bahraini court....

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