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 2018-12-15 10:28 

Press TV

Iraqi fighters: Hezbollah not to be left alone in war...

Iraqi anti-terror paramilitary group has pledged to stand by Hezbollah in the event of a war amid fresh Israeli operations near the Lebanese border....

 2018-12-15 10:26 

The Peninsula Qatar

SHATIU 2018 winners honoured...

The winners of fourth edition of 'Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding' (SHATIU) for 2018 worth $2m were named and honoured in a ceremony held at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha recently....

 2018-12-15 10:26 

The Peninsula Qatar

Amir to patronise opening of Doha Forum today...

Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will patronise today the opening of the 2018 Doha Forum, which is held under the title 'Shaping Policy in an Interconnected World' at the Sheraton Doha Hotel....

 2018-12-15 10:23 

Press TV

Photo of the day...

A man wearing an Anonymous mask and a yellow vest (gilet jaune) and holding a Star Wars Jedi light laser takes part in a demonstration to protest against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes, by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, on December 15, 201...

 2018-12-15 10:22 

MehrNews.com

Mazandaran prov. hosts freestyle competitions of World Wrestling Clubs Cup...

BABOL, Dec. 15 (MNA) The fifth edition of freestyle World Wrestling Clubs Cup kicked off on December 13 in Amphitheater of Islamic Azad University of Babol Branch, Mazandaran province, for two days with the participation of two teams from Iran and also si...

 2018-12-15 10:21 

MehrNews.com

India, a good opportunity to counter sanctions...

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) Visiting Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education Dr. Seyed Hassan Hashemi to India said here on Sat. that India is a good opportunity to deal with sanctions imposed by US against Iran....

 2018-12-15 10:21 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwaiti oil price up 64 cents, settles at USD 59.10 pb...

KUWAIT, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwait's crude oil went up 64 cents to stand at USD 59.10 per barrel (pb) on Friday compared to USD 58.46 pb the day before, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). In global markets, oil prices went down amid co...

 2018-12-15 10:18 

MehrNews.com

Chabahar port, Iran's winning card in trade with South Asia, CIS...

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) In southeastern Iran, on the Sea of Oman, there is a port city called Chabahar which is the home for Iran's only oceanic port. Due to its strategic geographical positioning, Chabahar port holds a great significance for Iran both ...

 2018-12-15 10:16 

The Peninsula Qatar

HMC's pediatric volunteer wing receives toys...

Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Pediatric Volunteer Mentorship Program received several dozen new knitted teddies, hand-made by local volunteers, in time for Qatar's National Day celebrations....

 2018-12-15 10:16 

The Peninsula Qatar

AZF photography competition...

AZF has earmarked valuable prizes for the first 10 winners and the winning photo will be posted on the official Instagram profile of @AspireZone....

 2018-12-15 10:16 

The Peninsula Qatar

Katara decorated to celebrate National Day...

Katara has begun several activities to make this year's National Day a memorable experience....

 2018-12-15 10:16 

The Peninsula Qatar

Ecuador President meets QSWF delegation...

Ecuadorean President listened to a presentation by the Foundation's CEO Amal Abdullatif Al Mannai...

 2018-12-15 10:15 

Ynetnews

IDF demolishes house of Palestinian who killed Duvdevan soldier...

On Friday night, IDF, Border Police and Civil Administration forces demolished the four-story building in which the Palestinian attacker Islam Yousef Abu Hamid from the Al-Am'ari refugee camp, west of Ramallah, resided. Islam Yousef Abu Hamid killed I...

 2018-12-15 10:14 

Saudi Press Agency

HRH Crown Prince Congratulates President of Kazakhstan on His Country's Independence Day...
 2018-12-15 10:10 

MehrNews.com

Basij warns Expediency Council about dangers of joining FATF...

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) A host of Basiji students from Iranian universities and seminaries warned the Expediency Council about the dangers and threats of Iran's accession to the convention against the funding of terrorism (CFT)....

 2018-12-15 10:06 

Haaretz Daily

Israeli defense officials reject claims of intelligence failures after West Bank attacks...

Former officials have been criticizing an alleged lack of intelligence about Hamas activity in the Ramallah area...

 2018-12-15 10:05 

Al Jazeera

TrustWHO: The Business of Global Health...

Investigating the hidden motives behind actions of the World Health Organisation and the real powers that control it....

 2018-12-15 10:02 

Times of Israel

Heavy police presence in Paris ahead of 'yellow vest' protests...

Shops along the iconic Champs-Elysees board up windows after last week's demonstrations included extensive looting and vandalism; 8,000 police officers deployed in French capitalShops along the iconic Champs-Elysees board up windows after last week...

 2018-12-15 10:01 

Al Jazeera

Suspected food poisoning kills 11 at Indian temple ceremony...

More than 130 people are recovering from poisoning after eating contaminated vegetables and rice on Friday....

 2018-12-15 09:55 

The Peninsula Qatar

Construction of new building for Sri Lankan school begins...

The much anticipated groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of constructing a new building for Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha was held in Doha, yesterday....

 2018-12-15 09:55 

The Peninsula Qatar

National Command Center hosts HMC blood donation vehicle...

The National Command Center hosted Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) blood donation vehicle recently in front of its headquarters in the Al Duhail area....

 2018-12-15 09:50 

Times of Israel

One dead, one moderately injured in Jaffa shooting...
 2018-12-15 09:44 

Tasnim News Agency

[ Iran ]

Iran’s Zarif, Qatari PM Discuss Bilateral Ties - Politics news...

TEHRAN (Tasnim) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani held talks on a range of issues, including ways to boost bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries....

 2018-12-15 09:44 

Press TV

Saudis violate Hudaydah truce 21 times in 24 hours: Yemen army...

Yemen's army says Saudi Arabia and its allies have conducted 21 airstrikes on Hudaydah over the past 24 hours in violation of a truce reached Thursday....

 2018-12-15 09:43 

MehrNews.com

18th Doha Forum kicks off Sat. in Qatar's capital...

DOHA, Dec. 15 (MNA) The 18th Doha Forum was held in the Qatari capital Saturday, with numerous foreign dignitaries and decision-makers slated to attend. Organized by Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the forum plans to tackle various issues and cha...

 2018-12-15 09:40 

Gulf Daily News

Saudi nationals urged to avoid locations of yellow vest protests in France...

Riyadh: The Saudi embassy in Paris called on Saudi nationals in France to exercise caution today (Saturday) amid circulating news about the continuation of the yellow vest demonstrations in Paris and several other cities....

 2018-12-15 09:40 

Gulf Daily News

Legal assistance for Filipino expats on December 19...

Muscat: The Philippines Embassy in Muscat will have a legal assistance desk at its premises....

 2018-12-15 09:40 

Gulf Daily News

US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal...

Washington: A federal judge in Texas ruled late Friday that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional -- a ruling that opposition Democrats vowed to appeal....

 2018-12-15 09:35 

MehrNews.com

Saffron exports value up by 46% in first 8 months...

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) Iran's exports of saffron have registered a 46 percent increase in the first eight months of the current Iranian year (Mar. 21 Nov. 21) as compared to the same period last year, according to deputy head of the National Saffron Co...

 2018-12-15 09:34 

MehrNews.com

Iran owns strongest helicopter fleet in ME: Army Aviation chief...

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) Commander of Iran Army Aviation Second Brig. Gen. Yousef Ghorbani said Sat. that the Islamic Republic is in possession of the "strongest" and "biggest" helicopter fleet in the Middle East....

 2018-12-15 09:34 

MehrNews.com

2nd round of Iran Moto Racing C'ships...

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) The second round of Moto Racing Championships was held on Friday in Tehran's Azadi Sport Complex....

 2018-12-15 09:33 

MehrNews.com

Iran's exports to Persian Gulf nations exceed $6.5bn in 8 month...

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) Iran's exports of non-oil commodities to the Persian Gulf littoral states exceeded $6.5 billion during the past eight months of the current fiscal year (March 21- Nov. 21)....

 2018-12-15 09:29 

Gulf Times

Eleven die after eating 'toxic' rice at Indian temple...

Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday....

 2018-12-15 09:26 

ISNA

Iran's FM leaves Tehran for Qatar...

Tehran (ISNA) Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for Qatar Saturday morning....

 2018-12-15 09:25 

Al Jazeera

May tries to renegotiate Brexit deal in Brussels talks...

May survived a no-confidence vote triggered by her own party's MPs, but her hopes of reopening negotiations on the Brexit deal seem likely to founder on the continent....

 2018-12-15 09:25 

Kuwait News Agency

Bahrain to mark 47th Nat'l Day, 19th anniversary of King's rule Sunday...

By Hammad Al-MutairiMANAMA, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Bahrain is set to celebrate its 47th National Day on Sunday, as the country gained independence from Britain in 1971. With accessories decorating the streets of the capital Manama Bahrain will also celebrate th...

 2018-12-15 09:24 

Al Jazeera

Migrant caravan faces obstacles, but border walls are not new...

A fortified border, added personnel and new technology has slowed the movement of asylum seekers over the past two decades....

 2018-12-15 09:24 

Kuwait News Agency

His Highness Amir congratulates Bahraini King on nat'l Day...

KUWAIT, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulation on Saturday to Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, expressing his best wishes for the kingdom on its 47th national day an...

 2018-12-15 09:23 

MehrNews.com

VIDEO: Israelis open fire at Al-Alam reporter during live coverage...

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) Forces of the Israeli regime shot Al-Alam reporter Esra Albohaisi with plastic bullets while she was covering live the Friday riots in Gaza. This is while she was wearing special press-related clothing....

 2018-12-15 09:22 

MehrNews.com

'The Dark Room' wins at India's IFFK filmfest....

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) Iranian feature movie 'The Dark Room', directed by Rouhollah Hejazi, has won the best film's title in the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)....

 2018-12-15 09:21 

MehrNews.com

The sad fate of Europe's leading figure...

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) According to a new poll conducted by IFOP, French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe's popularity ratings hit new lows as the "yellow vest" protests are getting more and more serious....

 2018-12-15 09:20 

Press TV

US state lawmaker accused of funding anti-Muslim hate group...

A US state lawmaker from Spokane, Washington, is accused of violating election campaign finance laws to donate to an anti-Muslim group....

 2018-12-15 09:19 

MehrNews.com

Zarif talks regional security with Qatari PM...

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha on Saturday....

 2018-12-15 09:18 

FX Empire

OECD Warns of Hard Landing in Australian Housing Market, Others See RBA Rate Cut in Late 2019...

The Australian Dollar is likely to remain under pressure throughout 2019. The on-going trade dispute is likely to continue to weaken exports which should force the RBA to keep policy unchanged because lower rates are helping to keep the economy afloat as ...

 2018-12-15 09:17 

The Peninsula Qatar

Christie off list of White House chief of staff candidates...

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took himself out of contention for White House chief of staff on Friday as President Donald Trump's chaotic search for a new chief inched forward with the feel of an unfolding reality TV show....

 2018-12-15 09:16 

The Peninsula Qatar

Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army...

Serbia threatened a possible armed intervention in Kosovo after the Kosovo parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army. Belgrade called the move a...

 2018-12-15 09:12 

MehrNews.com

Persepolis vs. Pars Jonoubi (3-1)...

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) Persepolis football team defeated Pars Jonoubi Jam 3-1 in Iran Professional League (IPL) in Tehran's Azadi Stadium on Friday. Ali Alipour scored the first two goals for Persepolis in the 31st and 50th minute. Omid Alishah made it...

 2018-12-15 09:10 

Press TV

EU leaders call for enhancing bloc's strategic autonomy...

EU leaders urge enhancement of strategic autonomy and bolster the bloc's role as a "security provider"....

 2018-12-15 09:10 

Al Jazeera

Abused, harassed, rejected from society: Glasgow's homeless women...

Women who sleep rough have no escape from sexual violence and struggle to deal with basic menstrual hygiene....

 2018-12-15 09:10 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HM King congratulates Kazakh President...

Manama, Dec. 15 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today sent a cable of congratulations to President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan on his country's Independence Day....

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