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 2018-10-18 04:51 

Al Arabiya

Yemenis seeking refuge in South Korea face wave of anger, get rejected...

South Korea rejected around 400 Yemeni seeking refuge on Wednesday after they had arrived a few months prior to Jeju Island causing a wave of...

 2018-10-18 04:33 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran urges Pak to do utmost to release kidnapped border guards...

Tehran, Oct 18, IRNA Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli in a letter to his Pakistani counterpart Shehryar Afridi called for undertaking security commitments in the face of terrorist mobs and doing all in power in line with releasing kidnapped Irani...

 2018-10-18 04:29 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Arbaeen walk up for global registration: Official...

Ahvaz, Oct 18, IRNA The deputy minister of culture and Islamic guidance for legal and parliamentary affairs said on Wednesday that preliminaries to the registration of Arbaeen walk ritual on global heritage list have already been carried out by the minist...

 2018-10-18 04:23 

Al Arabiya

UN to deliver aid to Syrians trapped near Jordan border...

The UN said Wednesday it was organizing a joint aid convoy with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to tens of thousands of Syrians stranded in the desert...

 2018-10-18 04:19 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Bahrain Press headlines...

Manama, Oct. 18 (BNA): Below are some headlines from Bahrain's newspapers on local events:...

 2018-10-18 04:18 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Bahrain weather forecast...

Manama, Oct. 18 (BNA): The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a partly cloudy weather with probability for scattered rain-showers and thundery sometimes....

 2018-10-18 04:08 

Al Jazeera

May 'to consider' extending UK's post-Brexit transition period...

British PM may consider extending transition period after Brexit to break deadlock over Irish border, say officials....

 2018-10-18 04:05 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Eleventh-hour talks to find fix for Christian representation...

Senior officials of the Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces Wednesday held eleventh-hour negotiations in a bid to resolve the problem of Christian representation...

 2018-10-18 04:05 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

U.N. Syria envoy to make last push before stepping down...

United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said Wednesday that he would step down at the end of November for personal reasons...

 2018-10-18 04:05 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Britain, EU decide to take more time to get Brexit right...

Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and previous deadlines Wednesday...

 2018-10-18 04:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Pollution in Iraq threatens Mandaean rites...

Every Sunday in Iraq, along a strip of embankment on the Tigris River reserved for followers of the obscure and ancient Mandaean faith, worshippers bathe themselves in the waters to purify their souls. But unlike in ancient times, the storied river that r...

 2018-10-18 04:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russian, Egyptian leaders strengthen ties with treaty...

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi signed a strategic cooperation treaty Wednesday that is intended to bolster trade and other ties between the two nations. The treaty capped a three-day visit to Russia by the Egy...

 2018-10-18 04:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Teen kills 19 in Crimea college attack...

At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said....

 2018-10-18 04:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

British cyclist killed in Alps was a rapist, mother says; father dismisses claim as lies...

The mother of a British cyclist killed by a hunter in the Alps has celebrated his death, saying she believed he was responsible for raping a young girl, British media reported Wednesday....

 2018-10-18 04:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman...

An Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her in the back seat and then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut, federal authorities said late Tuesday. Harbir Parmar, 24, of Queens, was charged in U....

 2018-10-18 04:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iran calls U.S. sanctions on Basij 'blind vindictiveness'...

Iran called new U.S. sanctions against its paramilitary Basij group an act of blind vindictiveness Wednesday, amid reports that members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard had been drugged before being kidnapped on the border with Pakistan. America's n...

 2018-10-18 04:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Drug lord arrested after video cameo...

One of Spain's most-wanted drug traffickers was arrested Wednesday after seeming to taunt police by appearing in a music video, a police spokesman told AFP....

 2018-10-18 04:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Afghan election candidate killed by bomb...

An Afghan lawmaker contesting this week's parliamentary elections was among four people killed Wednesday by a bomb planted under his office chair, officials said, in an attack claimed by Taliban militants....

 2018-10-18 04:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Who would want to be a lawmaker in Afghanistan?...

Doctors, mullahs, sons of warlords, feminists and even a prison inmate are among a motley crew of candidates contesting war-torn Afghanistan's Oct. 20 legislative election....

 2018-10-18 04:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iran prosecutor: No repeat of women at stadiums...

Iran's prosecutor general said Wednesday there would be no repeat of women watching football matches inside stadiums, saying it would lead to sin. The comments by Mohammad Jafar Montazeri came a day after around 100 women were allowed to watch their c...

 2018-10-18 04:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

French leftist leader under fire for shoving officer in raid...

French prosecutors Wednesday announced they were investigating leftist firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon after he shoved a prosecutor and an officer in a fit of rage over police raids on his home and party headquarters. The leader of the France Unbowed party h...

 2018-10-18 04:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Turkish police search Saudi consul's home...

Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi...

 2018-10-18 04:03 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Syria approves U.N. aid delivery to Rukban camp...

The Syrian government has given approval for the U.N. to deliver aid next week to thousands of civilians stranded on the Jordanian-Syrian border and threatened with starvation, aid workers and camp officials said Wednesday. A siege this month by the Syria...

 2018-10-18 04:03 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russia's slow creep into Central Africa...

When the Central African Republic pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias, former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia. But Russia objected and donated its own weapons instead....

 2018-10-18 04:03 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Israel strikes Gaza over rocket fire...

Israeli warplanes struck the Gaza Strip Wednesday after the first rocket fire from the Palestinian territory in weeks hit an Israeli city, in a blow to efforts to avert a new war....

 2018-10-18 04:03 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Not-so-secret plan Dems are using to fight midterm malaise...

They're asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They're connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria....

 2018-10-18 04:03 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

ICC prosecutor issues warning on village demolition...

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor issued a warning Wednesday that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank, that could constitute a war crime. Israel's Supreme Court rejected a final appeal...

 2018-10-18 04:03 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Zarif: US is out of control...

Iran's Foreign Minister blasts latest US sanctions against his country, says Washington is addicted to sanctions....

 2018-10-18 04:02 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

'Free' power barge not leaving just yet?...

A power barge operated by Turkish company Karadeniz Holding, which is supposed to leave Lebanon this week....

 2018-10-18 04:01 

Al Jazeera

Maldives opposition seeks to bar president from leaving country...

Lawyers ask police to stop defeated President Abdulla Yameen from leaving country over corruption allegations....

 2018-10-18 04:01 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Accident with UNIFIL vehicle kills motorcyclist...

UNIFIL spokesperson Andrea Tenenti said in a statement Wednesday that the agency will investigate a road accident in south Lebanon that involved an agency vehicle and led to the death of a motorcyclist....

 2018-10-18 04:01 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Al-Akhbar denies its editor-in-chief paid STL fine...

Journalist at daily claims tribunal lied, calls on court to publish receipt as proof...

 2018-10-18 04:01 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Computer scientists form new syndicate...

The audience members were sparse Wednesday at the news conference announcing the formation of the Syndicate of Computer Sciences in Lebanon. But ambition was abundant....

 2018-10-18 04:01 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

New database shows armed clashes down, protests up...

From 2014 to 2017, the number of armed clashes reported in Lebanon decreased by more than 80 percent...

 2018-10-18 04:00 

Israel21c

10 pics from acclaimed Israeli commuter photographer...

Dina Alfasi's hobby is taking candid, superbly composed iPhone shots of fellow bus and train commuters between Hadera and Haifa....

 2018-10-18 04:00 

Israel21c

Technion and Intel open Center for Artificial Intelligence...

As part of the collaboration, Intel will support joint research projects in computational learning and artificial intelligence....

 2018-10-18 04:00 

Israel21c

Why megabrands come shopping for Israeli retail technology...

Amazon, Adidas, Nike, eBay, Walmart, Best Buy the world's retail giants are lining up to buy the Israeli technologies now reinventing commerce....

 2018-10-18 04:00 

Israel21c

Haifa hospital, Georgia institute start med-tech incubator...

Georgia Institute of Technology affiliate will house new innovation center for Israeli biomed and digital health companies in Atlanta....

 2018-10-18 04:00 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Bibnine to become 'clean tourist beach'...

The Bibnine Municipality is launching a project to clean the beach along the coast of Akkar in hopes of remarketing it as a tourist destination, the state-run National News Agency reported Wednesday....

 2018-10-18 04:00 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Sir Gharbieh accused of dumping trash in Litani...

The Litani River Authority sent a memo to Nabatieh Gov. Mahmoud al-Mawla accusing the Sir Gharbieh Municipality of piling trash on the riverbanks, and called for the dumpsite's closure....

 2018-10-18 04:00 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Ferzli: MPs have the 'right' to lie to their own constituents...

Deputy Parliament Speaker Elie Ferzli Wednesday said elected officials have the right to lie to Lebanese citizens about their voting record in Parliament, in comments made during a short interview with The Daily Star....

 2018-10-18 03:58 

i24 News

Trump denies covering for Saudis on journalist, says truth out soon...
 2018-10-18 03:55 

Al Arabiya

Macron on anniversary of Algerian massacre in Paris: A day of violent repression...

French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged on Wednesday that what happened to Algerian protesters in 1961 during the demonstrations in Paris was...

 2018-10-18 03:53 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Israel must put its facilities under IAEA supervision: Syria...

Tehran, Oct 17, IRNA - Syria's Representative to the UN Dr. reiterated Syria's call for freeing the Middle East from weapons of mass destruction and for exerting pressure on the Israeli entity to put all of its facilities and nuclear activities un...

 2018-10-18 03:53 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Russian opposes new US anti-Iran sanctions...

Moscow, Oct 17, IRNA Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov voiced his country's opposition to US sanctions against Iran, saying that US seems to be taking every opportunity to exert pressure on countries that do not follow its policies....

 2018-10-18 03:51 

The Peninsula Qatar

Italian PM to EU: 'No room' for modifications on budget...

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned Wednesday that Rome would not change a government budget for 2019 that defies EU rules, putting Rome on a collision course with Brussels....

 2018-10-18 03:51 

The Peninsula Qatar

Treasury employee accused in leak linked to Mueller's probe...

A Treasury Department employee was accused Wednesday of leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, and an unidentified high-ranking colleague was cited in court papers as a co-conspirato...

 2018-10-18 03:49 

Al Jazeera

Zimbabwe's new information era...

Rights groups are demanding a review of outdated laws on information transparency....

 2018-10-18 03:49 

Times of Israel

Washington Post publishes final Khashoggi column warning of media intimidation...

In op-ed written just before he went missing, dissident Saudi writer warns Mideast governments 'have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate'In op-ed written just before he went missing, dissident Saudi writer wa...

 2018-10-18 03:47 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Putin: Efforts for return of displaced to Syria, key task...

Tehran, Oct 17, IRNA - Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the reconstruction process and the intensification of efforts for the return of displaced people to Syria are now a key task in it....

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