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 2018-07-17 00:07 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Egypt's parliament passes contentious bills regulating media...

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's parliament has passed three controversial draft bills regulating the press and media....

 2018-07-17 00:05 

Gulf Times

Europe stock markets, dollar mixed as Trump meets Putin...

Stock markets were mixed yesterday, with traders reacting to weaker Chinese economic data and upbeat earnings at Deutsche Bank....

 2018-07-17 00:03 

JPost.com

Shaked: I am staying in the Bayit Hayehudi...
 2018-07-17 00:03 

Gulf Times

Abraaj liquidator is said to prefer Cerberus Capital bid over Colony...

Abraaj Group's provisional liquidator prefers a lower offer from Cerberus Capital Management LP for assets of the embattled Dubai-based private equity firm over a rival bid from Colony Capital Inc, according to people familiar with the matter....

 2018-07-17 00:02 

FARS News Agency

Mumbai Sees Highest Tide of Season at 4.97 Metres...

TEHRAN (FNA)- A high tide of about 4.97 metres erupted in the Arab Sea off Mumbai coast even as rains lashed city and its suburbs throwing normal life out of gear. [PHOTOS]...

 2018-07-17 00:00 

Gulf Times

Lawmakers slam 'weak' Trump on Putin meet...

Some prominent Republican and Democratic members of the US Congress yesterday strongly criticised President Donald Trump for failing to deliver a strong warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin about meddling in American elections, saying Trump has sen...

 2018-07-16 23:57 

The Peninsula Qatar

Ministry recalls seven medicines over cancer fears...

Ministry of Public Health recalled seven pharmaceutical products that contain ingredient valsartan, manufactured by Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical L T, on the suspicion of containing a carcinogenic flaw....

 2018-07-16 23:56 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Saudi aviation academy to train first women pilots...

A flight school in Saudi Arabia is opening its doors for women, following the end of a decades-long driving ban in the deeply conservative Muslim country where many social restrictions are easing....

 2018-07-16 23:55 

Gulf Times

Mbappe's exploits make me want to get back playing, says Pele...

Brazilian football legend Pele is worried that his exploits in the game are going to be eclipsed by 19-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe — who scored as France beat Croatia 4-2 to win their second World Cup in Moscow on Saturday....

 2018-07-16 23:54 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

VP: Sanctions against Iran not working...

Tehran, July 16, IRNA Iran's 1st Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Monday that with the existing unity between the government and the Iranian nation, 'we can prove to the enemy that the sanctions against the great Iranian nation and country a...

 2018-07-16 23:53 

Gulf Times

LIC board okays 51% stake purchase in IDBI Bank...

The board of state-run Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) yesterday approved the acquisition of up to 51% stake in the government-owned IDBI Bank, Economic Affairs Secretary SC Garg said....

 2018-07-16 23:51 

Gulf Times

Qatar's Adel renews contract with Nissan Qatar...

Qatar's Adel Abdulla has renewed his contract with Nissan Qatar and will drive a Nissan Patrol Y62 at this weekend's Baja Arag?n Teruel, round seven of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, and on the subsequent four rounds of the prestigio...

 2018-07-16 23:49 

Gulf Times

Croatia's heroics must bring end to game's neglect back home...

The defeat was hard to accept, as was missing a chance that is not likely to come again in the lifetime of these players or fans. Everyone thought Croatia deserved more but the nation still celebrated, rather than mourned....

 2018-07-16 23:49 

Gulf Times

Pakistan lets rupee devalue as finances wobble before election...

Pakistan's central bank devalued the rupee for the fourth time since December, seeking to slow the depletion of its foreign-exchange reserves before a national election in nine days....

 2018-07-16 23:48 

Haaretz Daily

British Rabbis call out Labour Party for redefining anti-Semitism...

Writing to the Guardian, the group, decried the "insulting and arrogant way" the Labour Party was looking to amend the code of conduct, which had previously used an internationally accepted definition of anti-Semitism...

 2018-07-16 23:47 

Gulf Times

Zaman slams ton in Pakistan's victory against Zimbabwe...

An elated Fakhar Zaman cracked a career-best 117 as Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to win the second of five one-day internationals against Zimbabwe by nine wicketsyesterday....

 2018-07-16 23:47 

Press TV

India determined to save Iran nuclear deal: Araqchi...

India is determined to maintain the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA,) says Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi....

 2018-07-16 23:46 

Gulf Times

Pakistan province planning to build its own power distribution system...

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan's government has expressed concern over the weak power distribution system of the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) in the province and has decided to have own transmission and distribution lines....

 2018-07-16 23:44 

Gulf Times

Deschamps' win a triumph for substance over style...

Didier Deschamps' France side have not always won admirers for their way of playing at this World Cup, but that will not matter to the hundreds of thousands celebrating on the streets back home after their final victory over Croatia....

 2018-07-16 23:43 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lawyers protest conditions at justice palaces...

Members of the Beirut Bar Association and lawyers in the north protested Monday what they called the unsuitable conditions at Lebanon's justice palaces, the state-run National News Agency said....

 2018-07-16 23:41 

Gulf Times

World's media predict era of dominance for France...

Only one of France's goalscorers in their 4-2 win over Croatia that secured their second World Cup was over 30 — and that was Croatia's Mario Mandzukic, whose own goal opened the scoring for Les Bleus....

 2018-07-16 23:38 

Gulf Times

Soaked but smiling, Croatian president wins admirers...

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has won many admirers for own performance at the World Cup final in Moscow, where she stood in driving rain at the closing ceremony, smiled and hugged every player from both teams. Croatia lost to France 4-2 in ...

 2018-07-16 23:38 

Gulf Times

Artist highlights water contamination in China...

Chinese artist Brother Nut can point to some success from his Beijing exhibit that used 10,000 bottles of yellowish water to raise awareness of contaminated rural ground water, although it did not go down so well with Beijing authorities....

 2018-07-16 23:37 

JPost.com

Breaking the Silence bill passed into law...

"Organizations that undermine Israel and besmirch IDF soldiers will no longer be able to reach Israeli students," Education Minister Naftali Bennett said....

 2018-07-16 23:37 

Gulf Times

Fierce heatwave hits Japan flood recovery...

A blistering heatwave smothered swathes of flood-hit western Japan yesterday, hampering clean-up efforts as survivors and relief workers toil in stifling temperatures a week after devastating inundations that killed more than 200 people....

 2018-07-16 23:34 

Gulf Times

Ronaldo targets Champions League glory at Juventus...

Juventus's record signing Cristiano Ronaldo has said his move from Real Madrid was a "well thought out decision" as the Portugal forward aims to help his new club win their first Champions League title in more than two decades....

 2018-07-16 23:32 

Gulf Times

Team Sky worried for Froome as notorious Alpe d'Huez looms...

Tour de France organisers are preparing for a potential Alpe d'Huez backlash against defending champion Chris Froome as his bid for a record-equalling fifth yellow jersey moves up a notch in the French Alps....

 2018-07-16 23:31 

Gulf Times

Djokovic targets US happy hunting ground...

With his Grand Slam reputation and place back in the world top 10 restored, Novak Djokovic will now target a third career Wimbledon/US Open double after clinching his fourth title at the All England Club....

 2018-07-16 23:31 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iran arrests 46 in fresh crackdowns on Instagram models...

Iranian authorities have arrested dozens of people in fresh crackdowns on models and associated colleagues posting "immoral images" online....

 2018-07-16 23:26 

Kuwait News Agency

Russian national charged with infiltrating American political orgs...

WASHINGTON, July 16 (KUNA) -- A Russian national was charged on Monday by a US court for conspiracy to act as an agent of Russia within the US by infiltrating organizations within American politics. Mariia Butina, 29, resided in Washington DC and worked a...

 2018-07-16 23:25 

Gulf Times

Kim wins PGA title in record-setting style...

Michael Kim made his long-awaited first US PGA Tour triumph a record-breaker on Sunday, winning the John Deere Classic by eight strokes with a final-round 66....

 2018-07-16 23:25 

Gulf Times

Cartoon Corner...

Qatar 2022...

 2018-07-16 23:25 

Kuwait News Agency

Russia confirms no Iranian forces S. Syria...

MOSCOW, July 16 (KUNA) -- Russian President's Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev confirmed on Monday no Iranian forces existed in southern Syria. Interfax news agency quoted Lavrentiev as saying the Russia-US summit held in Helsinki, Finland...

 2018-07-16 23:23 

Gulf Times

Spieth hopes Open isn't ruined by weather...

Jordan Spieth hopes his bid to become the first Golfer to retain The Open title in a decade will not be determined by Carnoustie's fickle weather that can crush hopes in a single afternoon....

 2018-07-16 23:23 

Times of Israel

Putin and Trump presented unified front on Syria, but differences abound...

Russian leader implies Iran won't be barred from entire country and places Moscow and Washington on equal footing in regionRussian leader implies Iran won't be barred from entire country and places Moscow and Washington on equal footing in region...

 2018-07-16 23:23 

Kuwait News Agency

Military agreements with China fruit of distinguished ties - Kuwaiti officer...

KUWAIT, July 16 (KUNA) -- Military cooperation agreements signed with China were the outcomes of the old and outstanding relations with the Chinese army, said a Kuwaiti officer on Monday. Air Comodore Adnan Al-Fadhli made the statement to reporters on the...

 2018-07-16 23:22 

Gulf Times

USA win inaugural Athletics World Cup...

The United States of America recorded a comprehensive victory in the inaugural edition of the Athletics World Cup after dominating the second day of the event in London on Sunday....

 2018-07-16 23:19 

Gulf Times

Twins' Dozier delivers walk-off slam to top Rays...

Brian Dozier hit a walk-off grand slam with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a wild 11-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday afternoon at Target Field in Minneapolis....

 2018-07-16 23:19 

Gulf Times

FANG surge leads market recovery, putting Netflix in spotlight...

The FANGs have gotten their bite back, and they are helping Wall Street erase the wrenching correction that beset it in February....

 2018-07-16 23:17 

Gulf Times

Pacquiao eyes 'two or three fights' more after Matthysse win...

Manny Pacquiao said yesterday he was good for "two or three" more fights, naming Terence Crawford, Vasyl Lomachenko or Floyd Mayweather as possible opponents a day after winning a new world title....

 2018-07-16 23:16 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Helicopter teeters on 11,000-foot mountain rescuing near-suicide...

Climber in Oregon planned to end his life on state's highest peak, but changes his mind and calls for help....

 2018-07-16 23:15 

Gulf Times

China shares at record lows make case for $941bn investment...

China's sovereign wealth fund has expressed a desire to invest in the domestic market as stock valuations have hit multiyear lows, underscoring how coming home may bring it new opportunities to boost returns....

 2018-07-16 23:13 

Gulf Times

Sharif challenges 10-year jail term...

Nawaz Sharif has challenged the decision of an anti-graft court to hand him a 10-year jail term on corruption charges....

 2018-07-16 23:13 

Kuwait News Agency

Ryan, others rebuke Trump's remarks on Russian interference in US election...

WASHINGTON, July 16 (KUNA) -- In a direct rebuke of US President Donald Trump's remarks in Helsinki during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday said there was "no question"...

 2018-07-16 23:12 

Gulf Times

Sensex sheds 217 points; rupee falls...

The benchmark indices BSE Sensex and NSE's Nifty 50 fell yesterday dragged by sell-off in banking, pharma and metal stocks amid foreign fund outflows and weak Asian cues....

 2018-07-16 23:09 

Gulf Times

16 die in road collision...

At least 16 people were killed when a truck crashed into a parked bus in southern Pakistan yesterday, in the latest fatal collision on the country's notoriously dangerous roads....

 2018-07-16 23:08 

Gulf Times

Khan questions media 'portrayal' of Sharif as an 'innocent' person...

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has asked journalists why they have been portraying former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as an innocent person....

 2018-07-16 23:08 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Trump and Putin brief media on summit talks...

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he saw no reason to believe Russia had hacked the 2016 U.S. presidential election to help him win, and Vladimir Putin "was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today."...

 2018-07-16 23:07 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

DM stresses Iran's capacities to defy sanctions...

Khorramabad, July 16, IRNA - Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami on Monday underlined Iran's political, social and economic capacities to overcome the sanctions re-imposed by the US....

 2018-07-16 23:00 

Times of Israel

US embassy in Jerusalem to cost nearly 100 times Trump's estimate...

US president has boasted that new mission in Israel's capital can be built for just $250,000, but firm landed contract at $21.2 million, documents showUS president has boasted that new mission in Israel's capital can be built for just $250,000, bu...

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