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 2018-08-15 22:38 

Gulf Times

Blackstone in talks for stake in India's Jet Airways loyalty arm...

Blackstone Group LP is in talks to buy a stake in the loyalty programme of Jet Airways India Ltd, the troubled Indian carrier that's exploring options to raise cash, people with knowledge of the matter said....

 2018-08-15 22:35 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

US ruins conditions for talks: Rohani...

Tehran, Aug 15, IRNA - President Hassan Rouhani underlined that Iran is negotiating with the entire world, and underlined that the US itself has been ruining the conditions for negotiations....

 2018-08-15 22:35 

Kuwait News Agency

Bahraini Crown Prince hails financial support by Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE...

MANAMA, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Bahrain Crown Prince Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, welcomed Wednesday the support presented by Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and UAE towards strengthening Bahrain's fiscal stabil...

 2018-08-15 22:34 

Gulf Times

German economy picks up more than expected in Q2...

Q2 GDP 0.5% q/q; stronger than expected 0.4%; Q1 GDP growth revised up to 0.4%; domestic demand main growth driver; inflation above 2% in July...

 2018-08-15 22:31 

Gulf Times

US retail sales rise solidly; productivity accelerates...

Retail sales increase 0.5% in July; core retail sales gain 0.5%; June revised down; productivity rises at 2.9% rate in second quarter...

 2018-08-15 22:29 

Al Arabiya

Libya court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings...

A Libyan appeals court on Wednesday sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in the capital, Tripoli, during a 2011...

 2018-08-15 22:29 

Gulf Times

Indian, Chinese armies meet at Nathu La, Ladakh...

The Indian army and China's People Liberation Army (PLA) yesterday held two special meetings of border personnel at Nathu La in the Sikkim sector and Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir to boost mutual trust and promote peace....

 2018-08-15 22:29 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Qatar pledges investment in Turkey amid crisis...

Turkish officials say Qatar has pledged $15 billion of direct investments for Turkey as it struggles with a currency crisis....

 2018-08-15 22:28 

Gulf Times

Kochi airport shut, toll rises to 67 as Kerala flood tragedy worsens...

The death toll in accidents brought on by torrential rains in Kerala rose to 67, with 24 deaths reported yesterday alone, officials said....

 2018-08-15 22:27 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Ceremony commemorating anniversary of Pakistan Independence Day in Tehran...

The ceremony commemorating the anniversary of Pakistan Independence Day is being held in Tehran on Aug 14, 2018....

 2018-08-15 22:27 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Ceremony commemorating anniversary of Pakistan Independence Day in Tehran...

The ceremony commemorating the anniversary of Pakistan Independence Day is being held in Tehran on Aug 14, 2018....

 2018-08-15 22:26 

Gulf Times

Ashutosh quits AAP, cites personal reasons...

Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader resigned from the yesterday citing personal reasons.But party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal refused to let him go....

 2018-08-15 22:25 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran sends protest note on Pompeo's claims to Swiss embassy...

Tehran, July 25, IRNA Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Wednesday officially handed over a protest letter to Swiss embassy in Tehran on recent meddling and baseless allegations by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....

 2018-08-15 22:25 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Rehearsals of Tehran Symphony Orchestra in Roudaki Hall...

This picture shows the rehearsals of Tehran Symphony Orchestra in Roudaki Hall in Tehran Province on Aug 14,2018....

 2018-08-15 22:24 

The Peninsula Qatar

Only two weeks left to apply for Qatar Museums Internship Programme...

Qatar Museums (QM) is offering students in Qatar the opportunity to work alongside its experts in various departments and museums as part of its sought-after internship programme, which is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 Internships....

 2018-08-15 22:24 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Rehearsals of Tehran Symphony Orchestra in Roudaki Hall...

This picture shows the rehearsals of Tehran Symphony Orchestra in Roudaki Hall in Tehran Province on Aug 14,2018....

 2018-08-15 22:23 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

'Like a miracle': Ex-football player survives Italy bridge disaster...

Former Italian football professional Davide Capello can only describe it as a miracle....

 2018-08-15 22:19 

Gulf Times

Cartoon corner...

A friend indeed...

 2018-08-15 22:18 

Times of Israel

UN chief urges support for UN-Egypt truce deal on Gaza...

As Israel reopens goods crossing, Antonio Guterres applauds efforts 'to avoid the devastating impact of yet another conflict'As Israel reopens goods crossing, Antonio Guterres applauds efforts 'to avoid the devastating impact of yet another co...

 2018-08-15 22:15 

Gulf Times

Cartoon corner...

Indian Rupee...

 2018-08-15 22:13 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Detroit church holds vigil for ailing 'Queen of Soul' Franklin...

The Detroit church that music legend Aretha Franklin's father once led held a prayer vigil Wednesday for the gravely ill 'Queen of Soul....

 2018-08-15 22:11 

Saudi Press Agency

Minister of Hajj, Umrah Explains Working Plan, Initiatives for Hajj Season 1439 H....
 2018-08-15 22:11 

Saudi Press Agency

Minister of Hajj, Umrah Explains Working Plan, Initiatives for Hajj Season 1439 H. 2 Makkah...
 2018-08-15 22:07 

Haaretz Daily

Just look at Ben-Gurion Airport...

Profiling is the name of the game, intended to make it easy for us, the privileged Israeli Jews, and deprive and degrade all the rest...

 2018-08-15 21:59 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Aquarius ship arrives in Malta after migrant-sharing deal...

The Aquarius rescue ship arrived in Malta on Wednesday after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean....

 2018-08-15 21:55 

Ynetnews

UN Secretary-General welcomes Israel's decision to open the Kerem Shalom crossing...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed Israel's decision to reopen the Kerem Shalom crossing and expand the fishing area in the Gaza Strip. Guterres added that he "calls on all parties to support the efforts of the Middle East envoy Nikola...

 2018-08-15 21:55 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Danes to fence German border to stop boars with swine fever...

Denmark is to erect a 70-kilometer fence along the German border to keep out wild boars, in the hope of preventing the spread of African swine fever, which can jeopardize the country's valuable pork industry....

 2018-08-15 21:53 

Al Jazeera

Nicaragua: Thousands demand the release of detained protesters...

Rights group says that hundreds arrested during nearly four months of anti-government protests remain in detention....

 2018-08-15 21:52 

Kuwait News Agency

German court orders city to return terror suspect deported to native country...

BERLIN, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- A German court ordered the city of Bochum to return a man, accused of being Osama bin Laden's bodyguard, to the country after he was said to have been illegally deported to his native Tunisia last month. In a statement, the co...

 2018-08-15 21:51 

Times of Israel

Jerusalem municipality inks deal to build 20,000 apartments...

NIS 1.4 billion project envisions construction across the city, including new industrial and trade zones as well as hotel spaceNIS 1.4 billion project envisions construction across the city, including new industrial and trade zones as well as hotel space...

 2018-08-15 21:50 

Ynetnews

Palestinian president lashes out at US over Gaza situation...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has lashed out at the United States over its proposals to alleviate the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. Abbas in a speech on Wednesday said of US officials: "I swear to God, they are liars." Abbas added tha...

 2018-08-15 21:44 

Press TV

Israel whitewashing deadly 2014 attack on Gaza: Rights group...

A leading human rights group has accused Israel of 'whitewashing9; investigations after the Tel Aviv regime clears its troops of any wrongdoing in an incident that claimed the lives of scores of Palestinians in 2014....

 2018-08-15 21:36 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says...

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say...

 2018-08-15 21:33 

Times of Israel

Health Ministry urges calm as more Golan waterways said to be contaminated...

Authorities urge vacationers to continue visiting northern reserves, but avoid certain rivers and streams after 60 hikers hospitalized with suspected leptospirosisAuthorities urge vacationers to continue visiting northern reserves, but avoid certain river...

 2018-08-15 21:26 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Mazandaran non-oil export rises 14%...

Sari, Aug 15, IRNA-Non oil exports of Mazandarn Province have grown 14 % this year despite imposition of the U.S sanctions, head of Mazandaran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines Abdollah Mohajer said on Wednesday....

 2018-08-15 21:25 

Haaretz Daily

Chief Rabbinate could lose kashrut monopoly if not reformed, AG warns...

Attorney general's letter follows expiry of High Court ultimatum to change kashrut inspectors' terms of employment due to possible conflict of interests...

 2018-08-15 21:24 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE affirm support to Bahrain public financial stability...

MANAMA, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Finance ministers of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, affirmed in a joint statement Wednesday on their commitment to support public finances stability in Bahrain and to continue to stimulate economic gro...

 2018-08-15 21:16 

Kuwait News Agency

Turkish presidency: Qatar to invest USD 15bln in Turkey...

ANAKAR, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Qatar would invest USD 15 billion of direct investment in Turkey, the Turkish presidency has announced. "Qatar will rapidly implement an investment package of USD 15 billion in Turkey," reads a statement following the meet...

 2018-08-15 21:15 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran, Armenia to broaden nano-technology ties...

Moscow, Aug 15, IRNA Iranian Envoy to Armenia Kazem Sajjadi and Armenian Minister of Education and Science Arayik Harutyunyan, during a recent meeting in Yerevan, emphasized development of cooperation between the two nations in the nano-technology field....

 2018-08-15 21:14 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

PTI leader Asad Qaiser elected Speaker of Pakistani parliament...

Islamabad, Aug 15, IRNA - Leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Asad Qaiser on Wednesday was elected as the 21st Speaker of the National Assembly, the Lower House of Pakistan's Parliament....

 2018-08-15 21:13 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'Peace can only succeed if it is based on reality'...

U.S. negotiators acknowledge neither side will be fully satisfied with peace proposal, but stress that is the only way to achieve peace....

 2018-08-15 21:12 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Hezbollah official warns of 'national division govt'...

A member of Hezbollah's central council warned Wednesday that Lebanon might be headed toward a national division government rather than the national unity government that the prime minister-designate has been pursuing, the state-run National News Agen...

 2018-08-15 21:10 

Al Jazeera

Q&A: Bangladesh 'wants sustainable return for Rohingya'...

Shahriar Alam, Bangladesh's state minister of foreign affairs, speaks to Al Jazeera about the Rohingya crisis....

 2018-08-15 21:07 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Greek soldiers freed from Turkish prison return to families...

Greek authorities say that two Greek soldiers freed after spending months in a Turkish prison have been released from hospital following medical checks and are returning to their families....

 2018-08-15 21:00 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

13 universities of Iran among top global universities...

Tehran,Aug 15, IRNA - The 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was released today by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy and 13 Iranian universities were placed among 1,000 top global universities, Islamic World Science Citation Center's (ISC) c...

 2018-08-15 20:59 

Haaretz Daily

Abbas not interested seeing Palestine flag waving in Tel Aviv...

PA president calls on Arab leaders in Israel to moderate Palestinian nationalist discourse so as not to serve Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's interests, says Jews and Arabs need to deepen cooperation against nation-state law...

 2018-08-15 20:57 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Fighting in Yemen kills 18 civilians...

Yemeni officials and witnesses say heavy fighting between pro-government forces and Shiite rebels in the north and around the Red Sea port of Hudaida has killed at least 18 civilians....

 2018-08-15 20:57 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Christians mark Assumption Day in Lebanon...

Christians across Lebanon marked the Assumption of Mary on Wednesday, with various masses held in the country. Celebrations began in the early evening as church bells rang out. The nationwide public holiday is marked by religious processions, during which...

 2018-08-15 20:56 

Saudi Press Agency

UAE condemns Kabul explosion...
 2018-08-15 20:55 

Saudi Press Agency

Bahrain condemns terrorist attack in Kabul...

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