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 2021-01-20 14:40 

Al Jazeera

US stocks open higher ahead of Biden's inauguration...

Investors are optimistic that more generous government spending to help the US economy will be unleashed under Biden....

 2021-01-20 14:40 

MehrNews.com

UK,Iraq discus ending Tehran, Washington dispute in new Gov....

TEHRAN, Jan. 20 (MNA) In a meeting with the British ambassador, the Iraqi National Security Adviser stressed the importance of a joint effort to end the Iran-US dispute in Biden's administration....

 2021-01-20 14:39 

i24 News

Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration...
 2021-01-20 14:39 

i24 News

Trump says 'an honor' to be US president, wishes 'great success' to Biden administration...
 2021-01-20 14:38 

Haaretz Daily

Inscription to Jesus, dedicated by the 'miserable Thomas', found in Galilee...

A piece of the door-frame of an early church was reused in the wall of a luxury house in the late Byzantine or early Islamic period and has now been found during road work...

 2021-01-20 14:37 

Bahrain News Agency

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HM King congratulated by SLRB President...
 2021-01-20 14:36 

Haaretz Daily

New generation of Democrats looks to fill void left by departed pro-Israel lawmakers...

Sen. Jacky Rosen and three representatives underscore 'importance of U.S.-Israel relationship' and why they believe Israel must remain a bipartisan issue; Rep. Elaine Luria says she will take up the mantle of ex-Reps. Nita Lowey and Eliot Engel...

 2021-01-20 14:36 

Bahrain News Agency

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HM King congratulated by Special Envoy for Climate Affairs...
 2021-01-20 14:35 

Kuwait News Agency

Photo Of The Day...
 2021-01-20 14:34 

Bahrain News Agency

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HM King congratulated by HH Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa...
 2021-01-20 14:33 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Electricity Minister receives Indian ambassador...
 2021-01-20 14:28 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: Russia files Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine registration in Europe...

Russia's sovereign wealth fund RDIF has filed for registration of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in the European Union and expects it to be reviewed in Feb...

 2021-01-20 14:27 

Ynetnews

The Latest: Trump follows tradition, leaves note for Biden...
 2021-01-20 14:27 

Times of Israel

Two HMOs say they'll vaccinate those 35 and up, without Health Ministry okay...

Clalit and Meuhedet broaden pool of those able to get coronavirus shots; officials said to consider scrapping prioritization entirelyClalit and Meuhedet broaden pool of those able to get coronavirus shots; officials said to consider scrapping prioritizati...

 2021-01-20 14:25 

Arutz Sheva

Peace within us...

We have proven that we can embrace the vision of normalization abroad. It is now time to do so at home. Op-ed....

 2021-01-20 14:24 

Al Jazeera

Picking up the pieces: The path to Gulf reconciliation...

To mend ties, Gulf countries involved in the GCC crisis will have to go through a process of reconciliation....

 2021-01-20 14:23 

Ynetnews

Trump promises he'll be back...
 2021-01-20 14:22 

Times of Israel

Belgium Jews join religious faiths' demand to allow more worshipers at services...

In letter to interior minister, representatives say current limit of 15 people, applied due to coronavirus, is restrictive, propose one person per 10 square meters as ruleIn letter to interior minister, representatives say current limit of 15 people, appl...

 2021-01-20 14:22 

Times of Israel

PODCAST: The Daily Briefing ToI blogosphere weighs in on end of Trump era...

A quick 15-minute podcast with ToI editors and reporters to catch you up on what's important todayA quick 15-minute podcast with ToI editors and reporters to catch you up on what's important today...

 2021-01-20 14:21 

Times of Israel

Four years after leaving post, will Dan Shapiro return as old-new US ambassador?...

Ex-envoy's name mentioned as possible candidate, along with energy guru Amos Hochstein and former Rep. Robert Wexler, as David Friedman prepares for post-ambassadorial lifeEx-envoy's name mentioned as possible candidate, along with energy guru Amo...

 2021-01-20 14:21 

Gulf Times

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Trump ends tumultuous term under cloud, faces uncertain future...

President Donald Trump leaves the presidency on Wednesday under a dark cloud of his own making, ending his single four-year term stained by two impeachments, deep political divisions and his handling of a pandemic that has caused 400,000 U.S. deaths....

 2021-01-20 14:21 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

Qatar participates in UN World Tourism Organization meet...

The State of Qatar participated in the 113th session of the Executive Council of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in the Spanish capital, Madrid....

 2021-01-20 14:20 

Haaretz Daily

'A rare treat': Paleontologists detect 50-million-year-old fossil bug penis...

Yes it was very small, but the insect found in Colorado is so extraordinarily preserved that we can still see the stripes on his little legs too...

 2021-01-20 14:17 

Arutz Sheva

Bavarian nursing home sees outbreak, deaths after vaccinating...

Forty peope tested COVID-19 positive in a nursing home in Upper Bavaria, and seven are dead, reports inFranken.de. Among the dead are many who had already been vaccinated. The Miesbach district office says 41 tested COVID-19 positive in the senior citizen...

 2021-01-20 14:16 

Bahrain News Agency

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HM King congratulated by Bahraini Ambassador to Shaikh Salman bin Ahmed bin Salman Al Khalifa...
 2021-01-20 14:13 

Times of Israel

Vowing return 'in some form' Trump leaves White House as president for last time...

Outgoing president flies to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida - where he will be when his replacement, Joe Biden, is sworn in outside the Capitol in WashingtonOutgoing president flies to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida - where he will be when his replacem...

 2021-01-20 14:13 

Bahrain News Agency

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HM King congratulated by Bahraini Ambassador to UAE...
 2021-01-20 14:11 

Al Arabiya

Biden to immediately reverse Trump policies on wall, climate, health, Muslims...

Joe Biden will sign 15 executive actions after he is sworn in as US president on Wednesday, aides said, undoing policies put in place by outgoing President...

 2021-01-20 14:11 

Arutz Sheva

Tunisian President apologizes to Chief Rabbi for anti-Jewish diatribe...

The President of Tunisia a few minutes ago called the Chief Rabbi of Djerba, Rabbi Haim Bitan, and apologized for his diatribe against the Jews, faulting them for the unrest in the country....

 2021-01-20 14:05 

FX Empire

Asia-Pacific Stocks Finish Mostly Higher as Alibaba Shares Soar in Hong Kong...

The major Asia-Pacific stock indexes closed higher on Wednesday with shares in Hong Kong posting another more than one-percent gain, while Japan stocks dipped slightly after posting solid gains the previous session....

 2021-01-20 14:05 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait MoH: 484 people recover from Covid-19 in past 24 hours...

KUWAIT, Jan 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ministry of Health said Wednesday 484 people recovered from coronavirus in the past 24 hours to reach a total of 152,420. A ministry statement said necessary medical tests proved the newly recovered patients were virus-free...

 2021-01-20 14:03 

SABA Net

Shura Council leadership convenes first session...

RIYADH - SABA The leadership of Shura Council held its first meeting here on Wednesday presided over by the Speaker Dr. Ahmed Obaid bin Dagher. Dr. Bin Dagher gave a keynote speech in which he recounted President Hadi's instructions to the Shura Counc...

 2021-01-20 14:02 

FX Empire

Stocks Move Higher Ahead Of Joe Biden's Inauguration...

Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package remains in focus....

 2021-01-20 14:02 

Kuwait News Agency

Qatar registers 271 new Covid-19 cases...

DOHA, Jan 20 (KUNA) -- Qatar said Wednesday 271 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours. The ministry of health said total registered infections reached 148,000 people. It added 132 people recovered from the virus to reach 144,350....

 2021-01-20 14:01 

Al Arabiya

Chechnya kills militant tied to ISIS, deadly Moscow attacks...

Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov said Wednesday that police had killed Aslan Byutukayev, alleged leader of ISIS terrorist group in the volatile republic an...

 2021-01-20 14:01 

Press TV

Trump pardons Steve Bannon as one of his final acts in office...

US President Donald Trump has granted clemency to former White House aide Steve Bannon....

 2021-01-20 14:00 

MehrNews.com

3 civilians lose life, 7 wounded in blasts in Afghanistan...

TEHRAN, Jan. 20 (MNA) At least three civilians were confirmed dead and seven injured as two blasts rattled Khogiani district in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday....

 2021-01-20 14:00 

MehrNews.com

IOC to make final decision on holding Olympics: Japan's amb....

TEHRAN, Jan. 20 (MNA) The Japanese ambassador to Iran voiced Tokyo's readiness to host the Olympics and added that International Olympic Committee makes the final decision in this regard....

 2021-01-20 13:58 

SABA Net

Anti-Aids program organizes workshop on rights of patients...

ADEN-SABA The Ministry of Public Health and Population's Anti-Aids Program organized Wednesday a workshop on rights of aids-patients. The workshop is financed by the International Fund for Combating Aids, TB and Malaria and with support from the Inter...

 2021-01-20 13:57 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Paris Hospital Officials Warn of Tough Months Ahead, Urge Stronger Measures to Curb Coronavirus...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hospital officials in Paris are warning that the spread of coronavirus threatens to sharply increase in the coming weeks, and stronger measures other than a nationwid ....

 2021-01-20 13:56 

Al Arabiya

China's three coronavirus vaccine makers apply to join COVAX scheme...

China said on Wednesday three drugmakers had submitted applications to supply their COVID-19 vaccines to global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX in the country...

 2021-01-20 13:55 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Commander: Iranian Army Ground Force Ready for Special, Combined Operations...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Army Commander Major General Seyed Abdolrahim Mousavi lauded his forces for staging successful massive wargames, stressing the Ground Force's readiness to con ....

 2021-01-20 13:55 

Oman Observer

Pact inked to implement 2nd Stage of Artificial Coral Reef in Sur...

Muscat: The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MoAFWR) on Wednesday signed an agreement with Haejoo Engineering and Construction The post Pact inked to implement 2nd Stage of Artificial Coral Reef in Sur appeared first on Oman Observe...

 2021-01-20 13:53 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency China Says Farewell to Pompeo, Calls Him 'Doomsday Clown'...

TEHRAN (FNA)- China on Wednesday lashed back at the "outrageous lies" made by outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and labelled hi ....

 2021-01-20 13:53 

Kuwait News Agency

OPEC crudes' basket rises to USD 54.85 pb...

VIENNA, Jan 20 (KUNA) -- OPEC daily basket price stood at USD 54.85 per barrel (pb) Tuesday, compared with USD 53.92 the previous day, the petroleum organization said in a statement Wednesday. OPEC said average annual price in 2020 was USD 41.47 pb. Commi...

 2021-01-20 13:52 

FARS News Agency

FarsNews Agency Chief of Staff: Iran to Give Unimaginable Response to Enemy Threats...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri lauded the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Army for staging massive drills in t ....

 2021-01-20 13:52 

Al Arabiya

Coronavirus: The Vatican vaccinates homeless against COVID-19...

The Holy See on Wednesday began vaccinating homeless people living near St. Peter's Square, part of charity work for the needy within the Vatican walls.The...

 2021-01-20 13:52 

Press TV

Sudan deploys troops to Darfur to contain tribal violence...

Sudan's transitional government deploys military units to the conflict-ridden Darfur region in an attempt to help restore calm there following three days of tribal violence....

 2021-01-20 13:51 

Press TV

Yemen: US designation badge of honor for Houthi movement...

The spokesman for Yemen's Ansarullah movement says the blacklisting of the group means it has been successfully in standing against US interests....

 2021-01-20 13:46 

Kuwait News Agency

EU looks forward to reconnect with US under Biden Admin....

BRUSSELS, Jan 20 (KUNA) -- European Union leaders Wednesday expressed their relief over the change of guard at the White House and said that Joe Biden's inauguration as the new US President later today offers a new era for EU-US relationship. "Thi...

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