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 2022-05-18 15:08 

Arutz Sheva

Defense Min. inaugurates pavilion at Florida defense conference...

The Israeli pavilion showcases some of Israel's leading defense industries and cutting-edge products and systems....

 2022-05-18 15:08 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Defense Min. inaugurates paviliion at Florida special operations forces conference...

The Israeli pavilion showcases some of Israel's leading defense industries and cutting-edge products and systems....

 2022-05-18 15:07 

FX Empire

Swiss National Bank not a hostage to other central banks Jordan...

BADEN, Switzerland (Reuters) The Swiss National Bank is not hostage to other central banks and decides its own independent monetary policy, SNB Chairman Thomas Jordan said on Wednesday....

 2022-05-18 15:07 

FX Empire

Swiss court snubs Russian requests for legal assistance...

ZURICH (Reuters) Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court has upheld two appeals by defendants arguing that Russia did not deserve legal assistance in criminal cases given its invasion of Ukraine, the court said on Wednesday....

 2022-05-18 15:07 

FX Empire

ECB's De Cos sees sequence of rate rises after end of bond-buying in early Q3...

MADRID (Reuters) The European Central Bank will likely start raising interest rates shortly after ending its bond-buying programme early in the third quarter, with the potential for further hikes in coming quarters, policymaker Pablo Hernandez de Cos said...

 2022-05-18 15:07 

FX Empire

Russian mobile operator MTS reports 76.2% y/y slump in Q1 net profit...

(Reuters) Russia's biggest mobile operator MTS on Wednesday reported a 76.2% year-on-year drop in first-quarter net profit to 3.9 billion roubles ($62.9 million), which it blamed in part on higher interest rates....

 2022-05-18 15:07 

FX Empire

Human Rights Watch documents 'apparent war crimes' by Russia in Ukraine...

(Reuters) A leading human rights watchdog said on Wednesday it had documented further cases of "apparent war crimes" by Russian troops in two regions in Ukraine....

 2022-05-18 15:07 

FX Empire

Wells Fargo sees end of year U.S. recession, cuts GDP view...

(Reuters) Wells Fargo Investment Institute said on Wednesday it adjusted its economic expectations to make a mild U.S. recession its base case for the end of 2022 and early 2023 based on economic data....

 2022-05-18 15:07 

FX Empire

Rogue trader, euro zone crisis and war, Socgen's CEO ends 'bumpy' ride at top...

By John O'Donnell and Julien Ponthus FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) Societe Generale CEO Frederic Oudea, who navigated the French bank through a rogue trading scandal and the euro zone crisis, will leave next year, ending a tumultuous 15 years at the top....

 2022-05-18 15:05 

Kuwait News Agency

Erdogan: NATO must to respect Ankara's concerns about alliance's military enlargement...

ANKARA, May 18 (KUNA) -- The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called, on NATO on Wednesday to respect Ankara's concerns about Finland and Sweden joining the alliance. This came in a speech delivered during parliamentary group meeting of Turkey&#...

 2022-05-18 15:04 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran, Qatar stress media cooperation...

Tehran, IRNA Head of Iran's Islamic Culture and Relations Organization Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Mehdi Imanipour and the visiting Qatari Minister of Culture Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al Thani, in a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, underlined the need ...

 2022-05-18 15:04 

Arutz Sheva

Minister Barlev approves Flag March route...

Following Public Security Minister's decision, Jerusalem Day Flag March will be held in its usual route through the Damascus Gate....

 2022-05-18 15:04 

Haaretz Daily

Little Denisovan girl's tooth found in Laos, proving species' vast range...

Until now Denisovan bones had only been found in one Siberian cave, and maybe Tibet. New find lends credence to discovery that some Southeast Asians have lots of Denisovan DNA...

 2022-05-18 15:03 

Kuwait News Agency

EU unveils 'Strategic Partnership with the Gulf' to deepen cooperation...

BRUSSELS, May 18 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Josep Borrell and the European Commission, Wednesday, adopted a Joint Communication on "Strategic Partnership with the Gulf" with the aim to broaden and deepen the 27-member European Union (EU)'...

 2022-05-18 15:00 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Bahrain, Germany celebrate 50 years of diplomatic ties amid steady growth of partnership...
 2022-05-18 15:00 

MehrNews.com

Expanding trade with Africa priority of Iran's foreign policy...

TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) Iran's First Vice President said that developing trade and economic relations with African countries is top priority in the Iranian foreign policy....

 2022-05-18 14:57 

Kuwait News Agency

India successfully conducts first air-launched naval anti-ship missile test...

NEW DELHI, May 18 (KUNA) -- Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian Navy successfully conducted first naval anti-ship missile test on Wednesday. The Indian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the DRDO and Indian Navy s...

 2022-05-18 14:56 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

BIA completes vital airfield maintenance work...
 2022-05-18 14:54 

Arutz Sheva

Russian soldier pleads guilty in Ukraine war crimes trial...

Russian soldier captured by Ukraine pleads guilty to war crimes in a Kyiv courtroom for killing of 62-year old civilian....

 2022-05-18 14:54 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Climate Special Envoy meets Maldive's Vice President...
 2022-05-18 14:52 

Arutz Sheva

Coalition approves ban on disposables at beaches...

Hof Hacarmel's order banning disposables on beaches is approved by coalition as haredi MK warns of dangerous precedent in lawmaking....

 2022-05-18 14:52 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Coalition approves ban on disposables at beaches...

Hof Hacarmel's order banning disposables on beaches is approved by coalition as haredi MK warns of dangerous precedent in lawmaking....

 2022-05-18 14:51 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Labor Minister inaugurates 13th Gulf Forum for Social Societies and Associations...
 2022-05-18 14:47 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Russian soldier pleads guilty in first Ukraine war crimes trial...

Russian soldier captured by Ukraine pleads guilty to war crimes in a Kyiv courtroom for killing of 62-year old civilian....

 2022-05-18 14:45 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Minister Barlev approves Flag March route...

Following Public Security Minister's decision, Jerusalem Day Flag March will be held in its usual route through the Damascus Gate....

 2022-05-18 14:44 

Al Jazeera

Target shares plummet as high inflation, supply chain clogs bite...

Target shares appeared to be headed for their most severe sell-off since the Black Monday market crash of 1987....

 2022-05-18 14:42 

Arutz Sheva

14 terror suspects arrested in overnight raids...

4 Hamas terrorists arrested in town of Dura el-Kari'a....

 2022-05-18 14:42 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

14 terror suspects arrested in overnight raids...

4 Hamas terrorists arrested in town of Dura el-Kari'a....

 2022-05-18 14:41 

The Peninsula Qatar

First phase of mandatory health insurance law to focus on visitors...

Doha: The Minister of Public Health (MoPH) said that making health insurance mandatory as part of the law means that all residents and visitors must h......

 2022-05-18 14:41 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar further relaxes Covid-19 restrictions; lifts mask mandate from most places...

Doha: The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the regular meeting held by......

 2022-05-18 14:41 

The Peninsula Qatar

Cabinet approves draft resolution making health insurance mandatory for expat employees...

Doha: The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the regular meeting held by......

 2022-05-18 14:41 

The Peninsula Qatar

Ministry allocates four health centers for Qataris...

Doha: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced that four health centers will be allocated for Qataris as of June 15, 2022,The health centers desig......

 2022-05-18 14:41 

MehrNews.com

Iran-Ghana annual trade could reach $1 billion...

TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) The volume of economic cooperation and trade exchanges between Iran and Ghana will reach one billion dollars by the time the eighth meeting joint economic summit is held, according to the Iranian agriculture minister Wedneday....

 2022-05-18 14:38 

FX Empire

India, world's biggest buyer of Russian arms, looks to diversify suppliers...

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Aftab Ahmed NEW DELHI (Reuters) India is looking to domestic firms and eastern European nations for military gear and ammunition, as the world's biggest buyer of Russian arms seeks alternative suppliers at a time when Moscow is ...

 2022-05-18 14:38 

FX Empire

Care homes company Orpea: legal authorities contacted over possible wrongdoing...

PARIS (Reuters) French care homes company Orpea said on Wednesday that legal authorities had been contacted after evidence had emerged of possible wrongdoing involving the company, with shares in the company plunging by more than 10 percent....

 2022-05-18 14:38 

FX Empire

Schroders to oppose Amazon, Meta, Alphabet over worker, digital rights...

By Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) Schroders, Britain's biggest listed asset manager, said on Wednesday it would back a swathe of shareholder resolutions at Amazon, Meta and Google-owner Alphabet concerning workers' and digital rights....

 2022-05-18 14:37 

FX Empire

Russia closes Moscow bureau of Canadian broadcaster CBC...

LONDON (Reuters) Russia's foreign ministry on Wednesday said it was closing the Moscow bureau of Canada's CBC and withdrawing visas and accreditation from the public broadcaster's journalists after Canada banned Russian state TV station Russia...

 2022-05-18 14:37 

FX Empire

Twelve workers killed by wall collapse at India salt factory...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) Twelve workers at an Indian salt factory were killed on Wednesday when a 3 metre high wall collapsed on them, government officials said....

 2022-05-18 14:37 

FX Empire

U.S. building permits dive in April; housing starts fall...

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) Permits for future U.S. homebuilding tumbled to a five-month low in April, suggesting the housing market was slowing as rising mortgage rates contribute to reduced affordability for entry-level and first-time buyers....

 2022-05-18 14:37 

FX Empire

Four countries pledge tenfold rise in EU offshore wind power capacity...

ESBJERG PORT, Denmark (Reuters) -Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark on Wednesday pledged to build at least 150 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity in the North Sea by 2050 to create a "green power plant" for Europe....

 2022-05-18 14:37 

FX Empire

Italy to lead NATO combat unit in Bulgaria, to send up to 800 troops...

SOFIA (Reuters) Italy will take over the leadership of a new NATO combat unit that is being set up in Bulgaria to bolster the alliance's defences on its eastern flank amid the war in Ukraine, the Bulgarian government said on Wednesday....

 2022-05-18 14:37 

FX Empire

U.S. unlikely to extend Russian debt payment licence, Treasury's Yellen says...

BONN, Germany (Reuters) The United States is unlikely to extend a soon-to-expire licence that allows Russia to pay U.S. bondholders, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday, which could put Moscow closer to defaulting on its debt....

 2022-05-18 14:36 

DEBKAfile

The risks of helicopters in Israel's war on the rising tide of Palestinian terror...

Against the spreading Palestinian terror campaign and its new directions, Israel has been waging an intensive operation since March 31, The post The risks of helicopters in Israel's war on the rising tide of Palestinian terror appeared first on DEBKAf...

 2022-05-18 14:34 

Al Jazeera

Shireen Abu Akleh What happened? | Start Here...

What we know about the killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh....

 2022-05-18 14:31 

FX Empire

Amazon discriminates against pregnant and disabled workers, New York alleges...

NEW YORK (Reuters) -The New York State Division of Human Rights has filed a complaint against Amazon.com Inc accusing the online retailer of discriminating against pregnant and disabled workers at its worksites, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Wednesday....

 2022-05-18 14:29 

FX Empire

Ex-Minneapolis officer pleads guilty in George Floyd case -report...

(Reuters) Ex-Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane pleaded guilty on Wednesday to aiding and abetting manslaughter in the murder of George Floyd, who died in 2020 when a fellow police officer kneeled on his neck, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported....

 2022-05-18 14:27 

Kuwait Times

Sudan sanctuary offers haven for exotic birds...

Tucked away east of Sudan's capital Khartoum, a sanctuary of lush green vegetation has been a haven for dozens of exotic birds from far and wide. "I have a passion for birds," said Akram Yehia, owner of the Marshall Nature Reserve which covers...

 2022-05-18 14:25 

Times of Israel

Yesh Atid lawmaker heckles Joint List MK, he calls her 'human scum'...

Clash erupted after Yesh Atid's Merav Ben-Ari protested Ahmad Tibi's comments about Temple Mount, while he lashed her for saying she doesn't regret death of Al-Jazeera reporterClash erupted after Yesh Atid's Merav Ben-Ari protested Ahmad T...

 2022-05-18 14:25 

Al Jazeera

Canadian inflation accelerates to new three-decade high...

Annual inflation rose to 6.8% last month, up from 6.7% in February, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday in Ottawa....

 2022-05-18 14:23 

FX Empire

Global supply stress worsened in April, NY Fed's index shows...

By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) Stress on global supply chains worsened in April as coronavirus lockdown measures in China and the war in Ukraine lengthened delivery times, and air freight costs between the United States and Asia rose, the New Yo...

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