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 2018-10-18 18:58 

Press TV

British super-rich increase in number, poverty worsens...

Number of ultra-rich in the UK rises by 8.5 percent, a pace more rapid that the general population....

 2018-10-18 18:55 

Press TV

Palestinians rap US decision to merge al-Quds consulate into Israeli embassy...

The Palestinian leadership has condemned a US decision to merge its consulate for Palestinians into its controversial Israeli embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds....

 2018-10-18 18:54 

Al Jazeera

Afghanistan's Shia lose hope the election will bring change...

Many already marginalised Shia are further disenchanted with the government after a series of ISIL attacks....

 2018-10-18 18:53 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media...

The Washington Post has published a new column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate....

 2018-10-18 18:51 

Ynetnews

France says planned EU mechanism to enable Iran trade may have wider use...

PARIS - France's foreign ministry said on Thursday a so-called Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that the European Union is considering creating to enable trade with Iran could be used more broadly to help the bloc avoid the extraterritorial reach of US l...

 2018-10-18 18:48 

Al Jazeera

US' Pompeo briefing on #Khashoggi 'murder' after Saudi visit...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a transparent probe of the alleged killing of Saudi journalist was promised....

 2018-10-18 18:48 

Kuwait News Agency

Insider attack after US commander meeting kills Afghan police chief...

ISLAMABAD, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- A powerful police chief of Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, General Abdul Raziq, was killed on Thursday in an attack by a guard shortly after a security meeting with General Scott Miller, the top US commander in Af...

 2018-10-18 18:47 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

'A disgrace, Supreme Court decision was a huge victory for BDS'...

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri joins other minister and MKs outraged after High Court rules BDS advocate be allowed to stay in Israel....

 2018-10-18 18:43 

JPost.com

U.S. Interior Dept watchdog faults Secretary Ryan Zinke's travel practices...
 2018-10-18 18:43 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

UN: Russians say Syria withdrew controversial property law...

U.N. humanitarian aid expert says Russian officials have told him Syria's government has withdrawn a controversial law that allowed for authorities to seize property left behind by civilians who fled fighting in the country's civil war....

 2018-10-18 18:42 

The Peninsula Qatar

Things to do this weekend in Qatar (October 18-20, 2018)...

If you are looking to do something exciting this weekend with your family, we have made a list of interesting events that are happening in Qatar. From a cultural diversity festival to a dates exhibition, here are a few of the best ones. If you know of any...

 2018-10-18 18:40 

Times of Israel

Netanyahu denounces B'Tselem chief's UN speech as 'full of lies'...

PM says Israeli human rights group is a 'disgrace' and will be remembered as a 'temporary episode' in country's historyPM says Israeli human rights group is a 'disgrace' and will be remembered as a 'temporary episode' i...

 2018-10-18 18:39 

JPost.com

Leaks, media and the Khashoggi affair...

Former Obama officials see case as measure of Trump administration's 'morality.'...

 2018-10-18 18:37 

Haaretz Daily

When will self-driving cars become the new normal - and when will robots replace lawyers?...

Not anytime soon, if you ask Prof. Dov Rosenbaum, who studies the ethical, legal, and social implications of new technologies...

 2018-10-18 18:33 

Saudi Press Agency

Al-Sudais hosts meeting for senior clergies...
 2018-10-18 18:32 

Press TV

Tehran hosts intl. local foods & handicrafts show...

The Iranian capital Tehran has hosted an international food and handicrafts exhibition....

 2018-10-18 18:32 

Al Jazeera

Saudi Crown Prince in the spotlight after #Khashoggi 'murder'...

Bin Salman tried to project himself as a moderniser, but has come under fire after Saudi journalist's disappearance....

 2018-10-18 18:32 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

S.Korea's Moon delivers invitation from N.Korea for pope to visit...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Pope Francis on Thursday and the president's office said he had given the pope a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inviting the pontiff to visit....

 2018-10-18 18:29 

Oman Observer

HM condolences to Sudan's President...

MUSCAT: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of condolence to President Omar Hassan Ahmed al Bashir The post HM condolences to Sudan's President appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2018-10-18 18:28 

Press TV

Kashmiris protest killing of top pro-freedom fighter...

In Indian-ruled Kashmir life has come to a standstill after pro freedom groups called for a shutdown to protest the killing of two pro freedom fighters....

 2018-10-18 18:27 

Oman Observer

Royal Decree to establish arbitration centre hailed...

MUSCAT: Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), The post Royal Decree to establish arbitration centre hailed appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2018-10-18 18:26 

Al Jazeera

Sudan ex-president Abdulrahman Suwar al-Dahab dies aged 83...

Abdulrahman Suwar al-Dahab, who led a coup in 1985 to overthrow Jaafar Nimeiri, died at a military hospital in Riyadh....

 2018-10-18 18:26 

Oman Observer

Message from Saudi Crown Prince...

MUSCAT: Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidy, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, received on Thursday a written message from Prince The post Message from Saudi Crown Prince appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2018-10-18 18:25 

Oman Observer

Omani awarded Down's syndrome research prize...

An Omani researcher was awarded the Down Syndrome Research Prize Foundation 2017 on the sideline of the 65th Session of The post Omani awarded Down's syndrome research prize appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2018-10-18 18:25 

Oman Observer

Global tender floated for central livestock market...

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) has floated an international tender for the construction and operation The post Global tender floated for central livestock market appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2018-10-18 18:24 

Gulf Daily News

Trump threatens to send military against immigrant 'onslaught'...

Washington: US President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to send the military to the Mexican border and to imperil a trade deal in an intensification of his anti-immigrant rhetoric ahead of congressional elections....

 2018-10-18 18:24 

Gulf Daily News

Two-year-old Asain toddler drowns in pool at his home...
 2018-10-18 18:24 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Putin: Not our job to get Iran out of Syria...

Despite Israeli pressure, Russian President says not his job to prevent Iran from establishing itself in Syria, decries 'foreign meddling'....

 2018-10-18 18:22 

Oman Observer

Bid to add more lanes to Rusayl-Nizwa road...

MUSCAT: The Tender Board announced that it has floated a tender for the 3rd and 4th lane of RusaylNizwa dual The post Bid to add more lanes to Rusayl-Nizwa road appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2018-10-18 18:22 

Haaretz Daily

Hundreds demonstrate across Israel against recent spate of violence against women...

Some 200 demonstrators gathered in Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Square, holding posters with murder victims' pictures. 'The government hands out weapons instead of dealing with the problem. This is intolerable,' says opposition leader Tzipi Livni...

 2018-10-18 18:21 

Oman Observer

Facebook 'war room' to fight election manipulation...

MENLO PARK: In Facebook's "War Room," a nondescript space adorned with American and Brazilian flags, a team of 20 people The post Facebook 'war room' to fight election manipulation appeared first on Oman Observer ....

 2018-10-18 18:21 

Press TV

Leading rights groups urge Turkey to call for UN probe into Khashoggi case...

Several rights groups have urged Turkey to call for a UN probe into the possible murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi....

 2018-10-18 18:21 

JPost.com

New Jerusalem museum looks at the origins of Christianity...

After extensive renovations, Terra Sancta Museum showcases archaeologicalartifacts linked to the life of Jesus....

 2018-10-18 18:19 

Al Arabiya

Saudi FM Jubeir meets German ambassador designate to Riyadh...

Saudi Arabiarsquo;s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir met with German Ambassador Joerg Ranau on Thursday, at his office in the kingdomrsquo;s capital,...

 2018-10-18 18:19 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HM King congratulated by BACA President...

Manama, Oct. 18 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received a cable of congratulations from President of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa on the success of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad A...

 2018-10-18 18:17 

Times of Israel

Ministers to debate bill to imprison Israeli boycott activists...

Text of legislation calling to criminalize pro-BDS actions could extend to settlements and their products, left-wing groupsText of legislation calling to criminalize pro-BDS actions could extend to settlements and their products, left-wing groups...

 2018-10-18 18:15 

Press TV

Britain has to compromise on Brexit, it comes out of EU summit...

Britain and the EU say a deal on Brexit will be achievable despite deep differences....

 2018-10-18 18:15 

DEBKAfile

Turkey Snatches Kuwait out of the US Orbit, Gains Another Foothold in the Gulf...

After signing a military cooperation accord with Qatar, Turkey this week negotiated a similar agreement with Kuwait. The document "for The post Turkey Snatches Kuwait out of the US Orbit, Gains Another Foothold in the Gulf appeared first on DEBKAfile ...

 2018-10-18 18:15 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran sympathizes with victims' families of Crimea college explosion...

Tehran, Oct 18, IRNA Spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry Bahram Qasemi extended condolences Thursday to the families of the victims who were killed in an explosion which took place in a college in the city of Kerch, Crimea Peninsula....

 2018-10-18 18:15 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Hungary PM Orban backs Germany's Weber for top EU job...

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is backing Germany's Manfred Weber to be the centre-right's candidate to head the European Commission, national news agency MTI quoted Orban's cabinet chief Antal Rogan as saying on Thursday....

 2018-10-18 18:14 

DEBKAfile

Netanyahu's "Containment" Strategy for Hamas Is Bankrupt First Holes in His Authority...

Chaired by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel's security cabinet, the ultimate arbiter of military operations, spent more than five hours The post Netanyahu's "Containment"; Strategy for Hamas Is Bankrupt First Holes in His Authority...

 2018-10-18 18:10 

Press TV

Israel steps up armored deployment to counter Gaza protests...

The Israeli military has ramped up its armored forces around the Gaza Strip in order to curb weekly protests by Palestinians....

 2018-10-18 18:08 

DEBKAfile

How Turkish President Erdogan Wins Big from the Khashoggi Crisis...

Tayyip Erdogan has never felt more assured in his 15 years at the helm of Turkish government (11 as prime The post How Turkish President Erdogan Wins Big from the Khashoggi Crisis appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2018-10-18 18:08 

Saudi Press Agency

Prince Abdulaziz Al Faisal receives Russian Ambassador...
 2018-10-18 18:08 

Saudi Press Agency

President of Islamic Center for Studies and Media in Beirut criticizes campaign against Saudi Arabia...
 2018-10-18 18:08 

Saudi Press Agency

Al-Owaisheq and Azerbaijani ambassador discuss issues of common interest...
 2018-10-18 18:08 

Kuwait News Agency

Five die in Tunisia floods -- civil defense...

TUNIS, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Five people have perished and two others are reported missing as a result of heavy rain in several Tunisian provinces, said spokesman of the civil defense Moiz Triaa on Thursday. Speaking in a press release, Triaa said authorities ...

 2018-10-18 18:08 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Bill to bypass Chief Rabbinate for marriages...

MK Aliza Lavie presents bill to end criminal penalties for marrying outside the Chief Rabbinate....

 2018-10-18 18:07 

DEBKAfile

As Missing Journalist Case Impinges on Trump, MbS May Take the Rap...

In the early days of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance on Oct. 2, the Trump administration wavered between threats of "severe punishment" The post As Missing Journalist Case Impinges on Trump, MbS May Take the Rap appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2018-10-18 18:07 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Man arrested for sextortion...

The Internal Security Forces has arrested a man for trying to use a woman's explicit photographs to extort her, according to a statement released Thursday by the agency....

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