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 2018-07-16 20:13 

DEBKAfile

Russian woman accused of conspiracy to influence US politics...

The US Justice Department charged Maria Butina in court Monday of carrying out a secret Russian effort to influence American The post Russian woman accused of conspiracy to influence US politics appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2018-07-16 20:12 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Bennett reveals work on 'unilateral Gaza demilitarization plan'...

Education Minister also refers to surveys testifying to power of Justice Minister, No.2 in his party: 'I'm very proud of Ayelet.'...

 2018-07-16 20:12 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait gov't discuss anti-IS coalition meeting outcome...

KUWAIT, July 16 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah briefed the cabinet Monday about outcome of a meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter the so-called Islamic State (IS), which took place a...

 2018-07-16 20:07 

Times of Israel

Ex-CIA chief slams 'treasonous' Trump-Putin meeting as lawmakers blast president...

US leader's failure to confront his Russian counterpart on election meddling elicits bipartisan dismay, with members of Congress describing Trump's conduct as 'bizarre,' 'shameful'US leader's failure to confront his Russian cou...

 2018-07-16 20:07 

JPost.com

U.S. general says remarks on Afghan peace talks "mischaracterized"...
 2018-07-16 20:06 

Times of Israel

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

Police say photos posted to app were 'damaging public virtue through the organized spreading of anti-cultural' activitiesPolice say photos posted to app were 'damaging public virtue through the organized spreading of anti-cultural' activit...

 2018-07-16 20:04 

FARS News Agency

Syria: Militants Begin Leaving Dara'a Under Surrender Deal...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 400 terrorists and their relatives have begun leaving the Southern city of Dara'a, in the wake of a surrender deal with the government to evacuate the region. [VIDEO]...

 2018-07-16 20:03 

Bahrain News Agency

HRH Premier: Bahrain sustainable development leader...
 2018-07-16 20:03 

Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain presents 1st Voluntary National Review...
 2018-07-16 20:03 

FARS News Agency

First Group of Terrorists Leave Dara'a for Northern Syria...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 400 terrorists that rejected the Syrian Army's peace offer left the Southern city of Dara'a for militant-held regions in the North along with their family members on Monday under a reconciliation agreement with Damascus governme...

 2018-07-16 20:01 

FARS News Agency

'Not Welcome': Finnish Protesters Criticise Trump-Putin Summit...

TEHRAN (FNA)- About 2,500 protesters demonstrated in support of human rights, democracy and the environment in Helsinki during US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin summit in the Finnish capital. [PHOTOS]...

 2018-07-16 20:01 

FARS News Agency

Two Football Fans Killed As Police Clash with World Cup Revellers Amid Victory Celebration...

TEHRAN (FNA)- France's World Cup win saw celebrations in the country descend into violence as riot police used tear gas to control crowds. Two people were killed elsewhere in the country as revellers celebrated France's first World Cup win since 1...

 2018-07-16 20:01 

The Jordan Times

New Al Mamlakah TV channel launches broadcast with hopes for 'freer, closer-to-public' coverage...

AMMAN — As the Al Mamlakah TV station launched its broadcast on Monday, media experts voiced hope that the channel would present coverage with a "higher ceiling of freedom" and enriched content, contributing to boosting honest competition an...

 2018-07-16 20:00 

The Jordan Times

Death sentence, 15-year jail term for men involved in murder of taxi driver...

AMMAN — The Court of Cassation has upheld a January Criminal Court ruling sentencing a man to death and a second man to 15 years in prison after convicting them of robbing and murdering a taxi driver in Madaba in June 2012. The court found the two d...

 2018-07-16 19:57 

Al Arabiya

VIDEO: Iraqi protesters burn pictures of Khomeini in Basra...

As popular unrest across several southern cities of Iraq, videos being shared on social media showed several demonstrators burning the offices of...

 2018-07-16 19:57 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Japan to cooperate with Iran on environmental issues...

Shahr-e Kord, July 16, IRNA Japan will cooperate with Iran in eight major environmental projects, a Japanese official said on Monday....

 2018-07-16 19:56 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'There were also many murderers among us'...

Austrian parliament chairman visits Knesset wearing skullcap, admits his countrymen were 'not only victims of the Nazis'....

 2018-07-16 19:56 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait gov't assigns Economic Cmte to implement agreements with China...

KUWAIT, July 16 (KUNA) -- The government Monday assigned its Economic Committee to implement recent agreements signed with China without delay, while urging private sector to make us of positive opportunities of these deals. The government, chaired by Act...

 2018-07-16 19:52 

Haaretz Daily

In Helsinki, Trump hazed America as if he were Putin's puppet...

U.S. president blames his own country for bad relations with Moscow and for its intervention in the 2016 elections - as if they were separate entities...

 2018-07-16 19:51 

Gulf Times

Snarling 'Trump baby' blimp could soon fly in US...

Organiser Didier Jiminez-Castro said he hoped the balloon would spur enthusiasm for Democratic candidates in November's congressional elections....

 2018-07-16 19:51 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Do dual citizens need separate wills for each citizenship?...

Should I create an Israeli will, an American will, or both?...

 2018-07-16 19:49 

The Jordan Times

Kurdish-backed body aims to widen authority in Syrian northeast...

TABAQA, Syria — The political arm of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia said on Monday it would work to set up a unified administration for areas it controls, a step that would consolidate its authority in northern and eastern Syria. The Kur...

 2018-07-16 19:49 

The Jordan Times

EU pushes China on trade, saying it could open up if it wanted...

BEIJING — China could open its economy if it wished, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, with the European Union calling on countries to avoid a trade war even as pressure mounts on Beijing over its industrial policies....

 2018-07-16 19:48 

The Jordan Times

Iraqis demand change as protests run into second week...

BASRA, Iraq — Protests in Iraq continued into their second week on Monday following days of clashes that left six people dead, with demonstrators rallying to put social problems in the spotlight. Months after Iraq declared victory over the Daesh gro...

 2018-07-16 19:47 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'Act decisively and eliminate terrorism'...

National Union party protests Defense Minister Liberman's response to Hamas terror....

 2018-07-16 19:47 

The Jordan Times

Trump hails 'very good start' with Putin at first summit...

HELSINKI — Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a historic summit on Monday vowing their determination to forge a reset of troubled relations between the world's greatest nuclear powers. Trump, bent on forging a personal bond with the...

 2018-07-16 19:46 

Saudi Press Agency

Bosnian President receives Prince Sultan bin Salman 2 Sarajevo...
 2018-07-16 19:46 

The Jordan Times

Thinking skills may suffer on hot days...

Heatwaves can sap productivity by slowing down thinking, even in the young and healthy, a small study suggests. Harvard researchers found that during a summer heat wave, students living in dorms without air conditioning consistently scored lower on daily ...

 2018-07-16 19:46 

JPost.com

Soccer star Maradona tells Abbas: 'My heart is Palestinian'...

Maradona posted a photo of the hug with Abbas on his Instagram account....

 2018-07-16 19:45 

Times of Israel

Israeli army drills for Gaza incursion, in apparent warning to Hamas...

With tensions high, troops simulate urban warfare in city of Beersheba; commander says IDF can move deep into Gaza quickly, but decisive victory would take timeWith tensions high, troops simulate urban warfare in city of Beersheba; commander says IDF can ...

 2018-07-16 19:43 

DEBKAfile

Netanyahu's secret consent to hand Golan crossing to Syria led to Trump-Putin deal on Israel's border security...

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin joined in their support for Israel's security at their Helsinki summit on The post Netanyahu's secret consent to hand Golan crossing to Syria led to Trump-Putin deal on Israel's b...

 2018-07-16 19:43 

Gulf Times

Crowds pack Champs Elysees as French winners return home...

France overcame a determined Croatia team to win 4-2 in Sunday's final....

 2018-07-16 19:40 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'Impossible to manage cabinet with tweets and leaks'...

PM criticizes public debate between Jewish Home and Yisrael Beiteinu parties over cabinet discussions....

 2018-07-16 19:39 

Haaretz Daily

Netanyahu voices support for surrogacy births for gay men...

The prime minister said he'd like to see the law amended during the current Knesset's term if possible. Opposition and coalition lawmakers alike think chances are small that his conservative government would amend the law...

 2018-07-16 19:39 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

President Rouhani's message delivered to Lebanon counterpart...

Beirut, July 16, IRNA A message of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was delivered to his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun on Monday....

 2018-07-16 19:37 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Hajj officials meet with Leader...

On the verge of Hajj congregation, Iranian Hajj officials met with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on July 16, 2018....

 2018-07-16 19:37 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Mandela's complex legacy cherished by some, challenged by others...

A black and white photo of Nelson Mandela in boxing attire greets visitors to the gym where the liberation hero trained in the 1950s before delivering the knock-out blow to apartheid decades later....

 2018-07-16 19:36 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Hajj officials meet with Leader...

On the verge of Hajj congregation, Iranian Hajj officials met with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on July 16, 2018....

 2018-07-16 19:36 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Khatib says no decision to extend hunting season...

Caretaker Environment Minister Tarek Khatib said Monday that no decision had been made to extend hunting season, following outcry from environmental groups at reports suggesting such a decision had been made....

 2018-07-16 19:35 

Ynetnews

Egypt draft bill to immune senior military officers...

CAIRO -- Egypt's parliament has passed a draft bill that could immune senior military officers from future prosecution related to violence following the 2013 overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president. The draft bill, which gained legisla...

 2018-07-16 19:34 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Qara Kelisa Complex to hold Badarak religious ceremony...

Qara Kelisa Complex in Chaldoran, West Azarbaijan Province, is hosting annual religious ceremony of Armenians known as Badarak in July 16, 2018....

 2018-07-16 19:34 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Syrian army says it captures strategic hill that overlooks Israeli border...

The Syrian army has taken control of a strategic hill that overlooks the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state television said Monday....

 2018-07-16 19:33 

JPost.com

Reality TV song contest gets heated when MK's son competes...

Likud lawmaker Miki Zohar tried to pull his son's audition on 'Aviv or Eyal' from the air but was unsuccessful....

 2018-07-16 19:33 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Qara Kelisa Complex to hold Badarak religious ceremony...

Qara Kelisa Complex in Chaldoran, West Azarbaijan Province, is hosting annual religious ceremony of Armenians known as Badarak in July 16, 2018....

 2018-07-16 19:32 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Tehran Symphony Orchestra rehearsal in Tehran...

Babak Kazemi, the music director and chief conductor of the Light of Music Symphony Orchestra in London, is conducting Tehran Symphony Orchestra at Tehran's Vahdat Hall on July 16, 2018....

 2018-07-16 19:31 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Tehran Symphony Orchestra rehearsal in Tehran...

Babak Kazemi, the music director and chief conductor of the Light of Music Symphony Orchestra in London, is conducting Tehran Symphony Orchestra at Tehran's Vahdat Hall on July 16, 2018....

 2018-07-16 19:24 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

LF to boycott Bassil event in Washington...

The Lebanese Forces' chapter in Washington D.C. will boycott an event set to be hosted later this month by the Lebanese Embassy in the United States in honor of caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, it announced Monday....

 2018-07-16 19:22 

Saudi Press Agency

Yemeni Georgian cooperation discussed...
 2018-07-16 19:21 

Saudi Press Agency

Minister of Hajj and Umrah Checks Readiness of Pilgrims Foundation of Turkey, and Muslims of Europe, America and Australia, Discusses Services Development...
 2018-07-16 19:21 

Saudi Press Agency

Bosnian President receives Prince Sultan bin Salman...

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