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 2017-01-17 00:34 

Gulf Times

Saudi: Trump stance on Iran, IS cause for optimism... +

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said yesterday he was positive about the way the incoming US administration wanted to restore American influence in the world, contain Iran and fight Islamic State....

 2017-01-17 00:26 

Qatar News Agency

Qatar University Signs Agreement on Developing Young Athletes... +

Doha, January 16 (QNA) - Qatar University (QU), Qatar Football Association (QFA) and Aspire Zone and Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish and implement an academic program for talented athle...

 2017-01-17 00:10 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Aoun promises no tax increases to foster the economy... +

President Michel Aoun Monday sought to reassure the Lebanese that the government would soon take financial measures to deal with the economic crisis, while ruling out any increase in taxes to generate revenues for the cash-strapped state Treasury....

 2017-01-17 00:07 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iran's Sareh Javanmardi One to Watch for 2017... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Iranian Para-shooter Sareh Javanmardi has been named among Ones to Watch for 2017....

 2017-01-17 00:07 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Qatari fuel arrives in Gaza, helping to ease power crisis... +

Fuel from Qatar arrived in the Gaza Strip Monday, helping ease a crippling power shortage that has sparked rare demonstrations against the territorys Hamas rulers who responded with a crackdown on protesters....

 2017-01-17 00:06 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Egypt court strikes down islands deal... +

An Egyptian court Monday ruled against the governments attempt to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, an embarrassment for President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi that could deepen tensions with his onetime Gulf patron....

 2017-01-17 00:02 

Kuwait News Agency

Briefing of KUNA main news for Monday until 00:00 GMT... +
 2017-01-17 00:01 

Qatar News Agency

Qatar Chamber Meets with Business Delegation in Birmingham... +

Doha, January 16 (QNA) - Qatar Chamber met Monday with a business delegation from England's Birmingham city and they discussed the scope of economic cooperation between the two countries.They also discussed preparations for the Business and Investme...

 2017-01-16 23:50 

Gulf Times

Emir conveys condolences to Yemeni VP... +

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held a telephone conversation with the Vice-President of Yemen General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, during which he offered his condolences on the death of General al-Ahmars brother Sheikh Mohamed Mohsen al-Ahmar....

 2017-01-16 23:50 

Haaretz Daily

Eligible for Aliyah, barred from Israel: The absurdity of the anti-BDS law... +

The true purpose of the bill is to impose a sweeping sanction on anyone who doesnt accept the Israeli occupation policy....

 2017-01-16 23:48 

Gulf Times

Q-Post chief meets Indian envoy... +

Q-Post chairman and managing director Faleh al-Naemi and Indian ambassador P Kumaran yesterday discussed ways to develop investment opportunities with the India Post. Al-Naemi is seen presenting a memento to Kumaran on the occasion....

 2017-01-16 23:48 

Gulf Times

Doha meet discusses risks posed by digital currencies... +

The deputy governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) has warned against the risks posed by virtual currencies, saying they could become a threat to national security....

 2017-01-16 23:38 

Gulf Times

QRCS team treats children with heart problems in Bangladesh... +

Qatar Red Crescent Societys (QRCS) medical mission in Bangladesh has performed catheterisation operations for 25 children with congenital heart problems as part of the 11th version of its annual Little Hearts programme....

 2017-01-16 23:37 

Gulf Times

QU and Aspetar to collaborate on medical education, research... +

Qatar University (QU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital (Aspetar) to establish collaboration in the field of medical education and research....

 2017-01-16 23:37 

Gulf Times

Heart Hospital wins Star of Excellence Award... +

A team from Hamad Medical Corporations (HMC) Heart Hospital has been recognised for its efforts to create a better experience for patients being treated by the Cardiac Electrophysiology Department....

 2017-01-16 23:31 

Gulf Times

Able Group association celebrates annual day... +

Able International Group management and staff association Arose organised annual day celebrations 2017. The event was inaugurated by Dr R Seetharaman, chief executive officer, Doha Bank....

 2017-01-16 23:30 

Kuwait News Agency

Turkish police arrest main suspect in Istanbul nightclub attack... +
 2017-01-16 23:30 

Gulf Times

Incoming president vows insurance for everybody... +

President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage insurance for everybody, he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night....

 2017-01-16 23:28 

Gulf Times

Season sees dip in sales of bicycles... +

Several bicycle outlets and leading sport shops in Qatar saw a significant decrease in sales of bicycles since November, a peak season for such an item, compared to the same period in 2015 and 2016, it is learnt....

 2017-01-16 23:27 

Gulf Times

Mexico music fest shooting leaves five dead, 15 hurt... +

At least five people have died and 15 others have been injured after a shooting outside a club on the last night of the BPM electronic music festival in Mexico....

 2017-01-16 23:27 

Gulf Times

Emirates to launch A380 service to South America in March... +

Emirates will operate the first-ever scheduled commercial Airbus A380 flight to South America when it upgrades its Dubai (DXB) Sao Paulo (GRU) service on March 26, it was announced yesterday....

 2017-01-16 23:27 

Gulf Times

Iraqi forces battle IS near Tigris river in Mosul... +

Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul yesterday as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government control....

 2017-01-16 23:26 

Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Health: health emergency caused by poisoning of 150 people in Trebeh province ended... +

Riyadh, Rabi'II 19, 1438, January 17, 2017, SPA -- The Ministry of Health stated that the health emergency caused by the poisoning of 150 people in Trebeh province was ended. It added that the health emergency was ended after all cases were managed and ...

 2017-01-16 23:24 

Gulf Times

Lack of customers final nail for Lebanon coffin maker... +

In a tiny workshop in Lebanons Tripoli, coffin maker Michel Homsi takes a drag on a cigarette, surrounded by his carefully crafted handiwork, waiting for customers that never seem to arrive....

 2017-01-16 23:24 

Gulf Times

Ghana begin latest Cup bid, Egypt make return... +

Runners-up two years ago, Ghana start their latest bid to recapture the Africa Cup of Nations crown when they face Uganda in Port-Gentil in Group D today....

 2017-01-16 23:12 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Hamas to release locals who protested over electricity shortage ... +
 2017-01-16 23:08 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Hamas to release locals who protested over electricity shortage... +

Hamas agrees to release those arrested in connection with protests over severe electricity shortages....

 2017-01-16 23:04 

Kuwait News Agency

UN hosts forum on anti-Muslim bias Tues.... +
 2017-01-16 23:04 

Kuwait News Agency

9th International Invention Fair of Middle East kicks off... +
 2017-01-16 23:02 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

UN Has Thoroughly Redacted Truth on Civilian Deaths in Yemen: UK Expert... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) A London-based political analyst and author rejected the United Nations reports on the number of civilian deaths in war-hit Yemen, saying international institutions, like the UN, have thoroughly redacted the truth when it comes to the dea...

 2017-01-16 23:02 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Trump Threatens German Carmakers with 35 Percent US Import Tariff... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Shares in German car-makers BMW (BMWG.DE), Daimler (DAIGn.DE) and Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) fell after United States President-elect Donald Trump warned he will impose a border tax of 35 percent on vehicles imported from abroad to the US mar...

 2017-01-16 23:02 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Syrian Forces Inflict Heavy Losses on Daesh in Deir Ez-Zor... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Syrian forces and their allies pressed a fierce offensive against Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists in the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing more than a dozen of them....

 2017-01-16 22:58 

Times of Israel

Gunmen kill 8 Egyptian policemen in southwest Egypt... +

Interior ministry says attack occurred on checkpoint in el-Wadi el-Gedid province; no group had yet claimed responsibility...

 2017-01-16 22:44 

Haaretz Daily

Ex-CIA chief spurns report that Israel was warned against sharing intel with Trump administration... +

'I don't think the Americans would do it. It is still America's CIA," says retired intelligence head Michael Hayden....

 2017-01-16 22:43 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iranian Air Defense Forces Fire Shots at Quadcopter in Capital: Official... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Irans Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base forces fired shots at an unmanned aircraft in Tehran on Monday, the governor of Tehran announced....

 2017-01-16 22:43 

Qatar News Agency

Saudi Health Delegation Visit Primary Care's Umm Salal Health Centre... +

Doha, January 16 (QNA) - A delegation of the Saudi Health Ministry lead by the Director of Business Environment Development at the Ministry Engineer Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al Saloum visited primary healthcare's Umm Salal Health Centre.Managing Director...

 2017-01-16 22:43 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Motorcyclist slips on Highway 4... +
 2017-01-16 22:42 

Qatar News Agency

Qatar Scientific Club Announces Their Spring Activities... +

Doha, January 16 (QNA) - Qatar Scientific Club announced Monday its new spring program and said it will differ significantly from previous years.The club said they will focus on more practical work this time to enable participants in workshops to ha...

 2017-01-16 22:38 

Kuwait News Agency

Cernan, last astronaut to walk on moon, dies at 82... +
 2017-01-16 22:31 

Times of Israel

IDF soldier killed in maintenance accident in northern Israel... +

Corporal Viacheslav Gregory, 20, sustains fatal injuries while working on APC; military opens probe...

 2017-01-16 22:16 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Shooting interrupts family festival in Miami ... +
 2017-01-16 22:14 

Gulf Times

Xi says Chinese economy to keep growing steadily... +

Chinas economy will remain stable and keep growing steadily while resisting protectionism, President Xi Jinping told Swiss executives yesterday....

 2017-01-16 22:14 

Gulf Times

Star power... +

A handout picture made available yesterday shows American reality television personality Kim Kardashian (right) posing for a picture during a visit to the Rashid Center for Disabled in Dubai....

 2017-01-16 22:14 

Gulf Times

Losail Circuit opens doors to cyclists, runners, walkers... +

The Losail International Circuit has opened its doors to cyclists, runners, and walkers, who want to practice or train inside the facility until June this year free of charge, it is learnt....

 2017-01-16 22:13 

Gulf Times

Tata to boost stakes in key listed units... +

Indias Tata Group, seeking to cement control over a sprawling $100bn business empire, is exploring ways to boost its stakes in key listed companies including the maker of Jaguar luxury cars, people with knowledge of the matter said....

 2017-01-16 22:12 

Kuwait News Agency

Cooperation needed to resolve world's negative changes - Economic expert... +
 2017-01-16 22:08 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Shooting interrupts family festival in Miami... +

Three people sustain gunshot wounds in shooting incident near Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park in Northwest Miami-Dade....

 2017-01-16 22:03 

Haaretz Daily

Turkey New Year's gunman reportedly captured in Istanbul... +

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed 39 at a nightclub....

 2017-01-16 22:02 

Al Jazeera

Istanbul police 'arrest' New Year nightclub shooter ... +

Gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub has been caught, according to Turkish media reports....

 2017-01-16 22:01 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

JCPOA Has Nothing to Do with Iran's Defense Issues: Commander... +

TEHRAN (Tasnim) The deputy chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the countrys defense issues are totally unrelated....

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