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 2018-04-22 09:31 

Emirates 24|7

Japan female mayor battles men-only sumo rule...

A female mayor at the centre of a fierce debate over allowing women into the sumo ring vowed Thursday never to back down as she prepared to lodge a formal protest....

 2018-04-22 09:31 

Emirates 24|7

Economic crisis forces slowdown at Venezuela universities...

Teachers unable to pay the bus fare to get to class, students stuck in long supermarket lines in the quest for affordable food: Venezuela's academics say the deep economic crisis is paralyzing the country's universities.Venezuela's universitie...

 2018-04-22 09:29 

Bahrain News Agency

Attorney General receives doctoral thesis copy...
 2018-04-22 09:25 

Al Arabiya

WATCH: Two accidents in Riyadh involving careless drifter, gas cylinders and a hot pursuit...

Several civilians were involved in a car chase to try and stop a man who had several gas cylinders in his car and was driving recklessly in the Saudi...

 2018-04-22 09:25 

SANA

National Vaccination Days target 2.79 million children under five...
 2018-04-22 09:23 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Hamas: Mossad responsible for Palestinian scholar assassination...

Tehran, April 22, IRNA - The National Intelligence Agency of Israel (Mossad) should be accountable for assassination of a Palestinian scholar, Hamas Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh said....

 2018-04-22 09:20 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Leah Goldin: Hamas engineer is a 'humanitarian missile'...

Mother of soldier Hadar Goldin demands government treat entry of killed Hamas engineer into Gaza just like they would a missile shipment....

 2018-04-22 09:16 

Saudi Press Agency

KSRelief distributes 26,000 cartons of meat in Hadramout, Yemen...
 2018-04-22 09:14 

ISNA

Iran rejects US human rights report as biased, invalid...

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed the latest annual human rights report released by the US Department of State as politically-motivated, biased and invalid....

 2018-04-22 09:14 

Kuwait News Agency

Photo of the day...

Kuwait Towers during sunset (Abdullah Jadaan KUNA)...

 2018-04-22 09:13 

Press TV

10,000 kites fly high in China's Weifang festival...

Over 10,000 kites filled the skies on Saturday during the opening ceremony of the Weifang International Kite Festival, in Shangdong Province....

 2018-04-22 09:13 

Haaretz Daily

It's illegal, it's a war crime: Chicago protesters against U.S.'s strikes in Syria...

The U.S. launched airstrikes on Syria in the name of punishing President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians in Syria, as announced by U.S. President Donald Trump on April 13...

 2018-04-22 09:09 

i24 News

Saudi Arabia finalizes drone regulation after security alarm...

Saudi banned use of remote control drones 'of all types and sizes' without permits in 2015...

 2018-04-22 09:07 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Honoring the heroes of Latrun...

Join Dr. Ben Artzi as he visits another historic site in Israel where we continue to learn the story of the miraculous foundation of Israel...

 2018-04-22 09:06 

SANA

Qasioun Club wins two gold and one bronze in Republic Karate Championship...

Damascus, SANA Qasioun Karate Club's female players Lotus Nasser and Zeina Tatin won two gold medals at the Republic Karate Championship while the bronze medal went to player Anas Ramadan. Head of the Club, Fayez al-Basha hailed the good results achie...

 2018-04-22 09:05 

Haaretz Daily

Conflict between Iran and Israel will rest on fate of the nuclear deal...

With Trump expected to announce if he is nixing the deal by May 12, Tehran is contending with a sluggish economy, the worst drought in 50 years and growing public discontent making Russia ties ever more important...

 2018-04-22 09:02 

Kuwait News Agency

World Bank backs USD 13 bln capital increase...

WASHINGTON, April 22 (KUNA) -- The World Bank endorsed a "historic" package of measures including a USD 13 billon paid-in capital increase that strengthens the global poverty fighting institutions ability to scale up resources and deliver to areas...

 2018-04-22 09:01 

Kuwait News Agency

USD rate up to KD 300...

KUWAIT, April 22 (KUNA) -- The US Dollar's exchange rate against the Kuwaiti Dinar was up to KD 0.300, while Euro went down to KD 0.368, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Sunday. The CBK added that the British Pound Sterling was down to KD 0.420, ...

 2018-04-22 09:01 

Kuwait News Agency

Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, April 22 (KUNA) -- 1969 -- "Saad" kids magazine was published. 1980 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued decree 23/1980, concerning supervision and control of precious metals and gems activities in the country. 1990 -...

 2018-04-22 08:58 

Ynetnews

Israel dismisses suggestions it killed Palestinian in Malaysia...

Israel's defense minister said on Sunday a Palestinian scientist shot dead in Malaysia was a rocket expert and "no saint", but dismissed suggestions by Hamas that Israel's Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Two men on a motorcycle fired 1...

 2018-04-22 08:55 

DEBKAfile

Malaysia: Hamas engineer's killers Europeans linked to foreign intel...

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Malaysia's deputy prime minister, said the gunmen who shot dead the Palestinian electrical engineer Fadi al-Batsh Saturday The post Malaysia: Hamas engineer's killers Europeans linked to foreign intel appeared first on DEBKAfil...

 2018-04-22 08:55 

Times of Israel

Natalie Portman's snub 'borders on anti-Semitism,' says minister...

Yuval Steinitz says boycotting Netanyahu 'is boycotting Israel,' star actress 'played into the hands of Israel-haters'Yuval Steinitz says boycotting Netanyahu 'is boycotting Israel,' star actress 'played into the hands of Israe...

 2018-04-22 08:55 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

California man prepares 'liquidation list' of Jews...

26-year-old arrested after family member reports plan to kill Jews. Search reveals hit list, including in entertainment industry....

 2018-04-22 08:53 

i24 News

Rouhani vows to rebuild Syria, defend against enemies...

Israel Defense Forces estimate that Iran has provided $8 billion in direct economic aid to Syria since 2014...

 2018-04-22 08:53 

Ynetnews

Katz warns Haniyeh: 'Gaza is closer than Malaysia'...

Intelligence and Atomic Energy Minister Yisrael Katz warned Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday, suggesting he "talked less and be more prudent." Haniyeh threatened retaliation for the assassination of the Palestinian engineer Fadi Albatsh in Ma...

 2018-04-22 08:50 

Saudi Press Agency

A senior Houthi leader killed in AlJawf, Yemen...
 2018-04-22 08:50 

Haaretz Daily

Israeli minister: Natalie Portman's boycott of Netanyahu borders on anti-Semitism...

Among widespread criticism from Israeli political sector includes Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who wrote Natalie Portman a letter with references to Star Wars imploring her 'not to let the dark side win'...

 2018-04-22 08:50 

Haaretz Daily

ISIS claims responsibility for Kabul bombing killing 31, wounding at least 54...

The Taliban have denied involvement...

 2018-04-22 08:49 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Syrian Army recaptures southern Damascus...

Tehran, April 22, IRNA Syrian Army liberated Al-Zin area in southern Damascus, Arab media 'Al Mayadeen' reported....

 2018-04-22 08:47 

Press TV

Iran will 'vigorously' resume N-program if US pulls out of JCPOA: Zarif...

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran will "vigorously" resume the activities it halted under the 2015 nuclear agreement if the US scraps the multilateral deal....

 2018-04-22 08:46 

MehrNews.com

Franco Nero: The Golden Age is over...

TEHRAN, Apr. 22 (MNA) The legendary Italian actor Franco Nero says the golden age of the Italian cinema "will never return" and blames it on television and the damage it has done to people's film-watching habits....

 2018-04-22 08:45 

Haaretz Daily

ISIS claims responsibility for Kabul bombing killing 31, wounding at least 54...

The Taliban have denied involvement...

 2018-04-22 08:45 

MehrNews.com

Substantial part of sanctions was inflicted on Iranian people...

TEHRAN, Apr. 22 (MNA) Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the US team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that "Iranian government is composed of Iranian people and that, by virtue of applying sanctions and pain, we were i...

 2018-04-22 08:43 

Press TV

Thousands rally in Israel to condemn govt. corruption...

Thousands took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Saturday to stage an anti-corruption demo condemning draft laws that would limit the powers of Israel's Supreme Court....

 2018-04-22 08:36 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Light quake jolts SW Iran...

Tehran, April 22, IRNA - An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale shook Khonj in southwestern province of Fars on Sunday....

 2018-04-22 08:34 

Al Jazeera

Somalia warns Dubai Ports World against violating its sovereignty...

State-owned port operator should rethink its deal with breakaway region and work with the government, says Somali FM....

 2018-04-22 08:34 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on April 22...

Tehran, April 22, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in local English language newspapers on Sunday:...

 2018-04-22 08:31 

Emirates 24|7

Iniesta says 'emotional' final may be his last for Barca...

Andres Iniesta hinted he may have played his last final for Barcelona after they crushed Sevilla 5-0 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday. Barcelona captain Iniesta said he would reveal his future plans...

 2018-04-22 08:31 

Emirates 24|7

Put the toolbox away - new robot assembles IKEA chairs...

Sick of struggling with incomprehensible instructions and a baffling array of planks and screws? Help is at hand in the form of a new robot that can assemble an IKEA chair in minutes.The robot, developed by scientists at Singapore's Nanyang Technologi...

 2018-04-22 08:31 

Emirates 24|7

YouTube video reunites Indian man with family after 40 years...

An Indian man missing for 40 years was to be reunited with his family on Thursday after a YouTube video of him singing a popular Hindi film song went viral.Khomdram Gambhir Singh was 26 when in 1978 he left his home in Imphal, in the remote northeastern s...

 2018-04-22 08:31 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Open letter to Natalie Portman...

'State of Israel conceived as haven for Holocaust Refugees? Nonsense and historical distortion.'...

 2018-04-22 08:30 

SANA

Army conducts precision strikes on terrorists' hotbeds in al-Hajar al-Aswad, Damascus...

Damascus, SANA- Units of the Syrian Arab Army on Sunday conducted precision strikes against terrorists' dens and fortified positions in al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood south Damascus, SANA correspondent said. On Saturday, the army units destroyed dens ...

 2018-04-22 08:29 

Press TV

Malaysia autopsies Palestinian as family accuses Mossad...

An autopsy is underway on the body of a Palestinian lecturer and Hamas member, who was assassinated in Malaysia in what is believed to be another Israeli act of foul play targeting the Palestinian resistance movement....

 2018-04-22 08:27 

Haaretz Daily

Hans Asperger, autism research pioneer, 'actively cooperated' with Nazi child euthanasia...

Article in the journal Molecular Autism claims that Asperger referred severely disabled children to Vienna's notorious Am Spiegelgrund clinic where almost 800 children died under the Nazi program...

 2018-04-22 08:27 

Haaretz Daily

Hans Asperger, autism research pioneer, 'actively cooperated' with Nazi child euthanasia...

Article in the journal Molecular Autism claims that Asperger referred severely disabled children to Vienna's notorious Am Spiegelgrund clinic where almost 800 children died under the Nazi program...

 2018-04-22 08:26 

Times of Israel

Israel asks Egypt not to let Hamas rocket scientist's body into Gaza...

Defense minister does not acknowledge Israeli responsibility for the Kuala Lumpur hit, but says deceased 'wasn't a righteous man'Defense minister does not acknowledge Israeli responsibility for the Kuala Lumpur hit, but says deceased 'wasn...

 2018-04-22 08:26 

Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Press...
 2018-04-22 08:20 

Press TV

Bomb blast leaves 12 dead in Afghan capital...

A bomb attack kills 12 people and wounds dozens of others outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital, Kabul....

 2018-04-22 08:19 

SANA

The terrorists in Eastern Qalamoun hand over large amounts of weapons, including US and Israeli-made missiles...
 2018-04-22 08:16 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Yemeni Forces Kill Dozens of Sudanese Mercenaries in Asir...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Yemeni troops targeted the positions of Saudi-backed mercenaries in the kingdom's southwestern border region of Asir, killing dozens of Sudanese militants there....

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