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 2018-11-17 21:05 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Turkey: 8 activists held over anti-govt protests released...

Media reports say Turkish authorities have released from custody eight activists who were detained over allegations they supported mass anti-government protests during 2013....

 2018-11-17 21:00 

Gulf Times

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 2018-11-17 21:00 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Trump says not considering extraditing Erdogan foe...

President Donald Trump said Saturday he was not considering extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric to Turkey as part of an effort to ease pressure on Saudi Arabia....

 2018-11-17 20:58 

Kuwait News Agency

Israeli troops wound journalists N. Jerusalem...

RAMALLAH, Nov 17 (KUNA) -- Several Palestinian, Arab and foreign journalists on Saturday suffered severe tear-gas suffocation when the Israeli occupation forces suppressed a peaceful march, organized by Palestinian journalists, at Qalandiya checkpoint in ...

 2018-11-17 20:51 

Haaretz Daily

Saudi Arabia and U.S. on collision course as Mohammed bin Salman's standing ebbs...

Trump pledged not to whitewash Khashoggi's murder, and now it seems the CIA's report will make it hard for him to be satisfied with the Saudis' response King Salman will have to consider his own son's future...

 2018-11-17 20:50 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwaiti inspectors seize 2,600 batteries with fake labels...

KUWAIT, Nov 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ministry of Commerce and Industry's inspectors seized 2,600 batteries because importer was changing labels of country of origin with fake ones before selling them. The importer is changing labels of vehicles and t...

 2018-11-17 20:37 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iranians collect five medals at world poomsae meet...

Tehran, Nov 17, IRNA - Iranians scooped five medals including one gold at the 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Chinese Taipei....

 2018-11-17 20:36 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Fire shuts unit at Moscow oil refinery...

A fire broke out in an oil refinery in Moscow Saturday morning, shutting down a unit that Thomson Reuters data said produced more than half the plant's gasoline output....

 2018-11-17 20:29 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran not totally disappointed with Europe: Deputy FM...

Madrid, Nov 17, IRNA Iran has not become completely disappointed with Europe, Iran's deputy foreign minister told the Islamic Republic News Agency in Madrid on Saturday....

 2018-11-17 20:26 

Kuwait News Agency

US, Kurdish officials discuss disputed areas between Irbil, Baghdad...

IRBIL, Nov 17 (KUNA) -- US and Kurdish officials discussed Saturday restoration of normalcy in disputed areas between Baghdad and Irbil, a statement by Iraq's Kurdistan Security Council said. US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran and Iraq An...

 2018-11-17 20:24 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Excavators find tombs buried in Bolivia 500 years ago...

Archaeologists say they found tombs at a Bolivian quarry containing remains from more than 500 years ago that give an insight into the interaction of various peoples with the expanding Inca empire....

 2018-11-17 20:23 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Ranking of Iran women's national volleyball team improves...

Tehran, Nov 17, IRNA - Iranian women's national volleyball team climbed 79 places to finish 39th in the annual rankings of the International Federation of Volleyball....

 2018-11-17 20:21 

Al Arabiya

US denies reaching a conclusion on responsibility for Khashoggi's death...

The State Department on Saturday said the United States government has not made a final conclusion on who was involved in the killing of journalist...

 2018-11-17 20:13 

Haaretz Daily

Majority of Israelis don't want Bennett as defense minister as elections loom, poll shows...

51 percent of Israelis think Bennett should not be given the defense portfolio 24 percent think he's right for the job...

 2018-11-17 20:11 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Threatening Iran exposed US' criminal face: Azeri analyst...

Baku, Nov 17, IRNA US hid its true face behind the mask of human rights for many years, which is now taken off by Pompeo's remarks on threatening Iran to starvation, said the head of Azeri center for freedom of religion on Saturday....

 2018-11-17 20:09 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

One dead, dozens injured in French fuel taxes protests...

A protester was killed and 47 others were injured during roadblocks set up around France to demonstrate against rising fuel taxes, a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron....

 2018-11-17 20:04 

Al Arabiya

Coalition intercepts, destroys three Houthi ballistic missiles targeting Marib...

The Arab Coalition has confirmed that forces have intercepted and destroyed three ballistic missiles launched by the Houthi militias on Marib....

 2018-11-17 20:04 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Trump says he answered Mueller questions 'very easily'...

President Donald Trump says he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie....

 2018-11-17 20:04 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

BIAS 2018 success hailed...

Manama, Nov.17(BNA): National Communication Centre (NCC) Acting Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) director-general Ahmed Mohammed Al-Mannai hailed the success of the fifth edition of the Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS 2018)....

 2018-11-17 20:03 

Gulf Daily News

More than 2,000 kilos of small and damaged fish confiscated...
 2018-11-17 20:01 

Haaretz Daily

Why the timing of the Israeli election matters so much to Netanyahu and his rivals...

The next Knesset election could conceivably take place anytime between February and November, but the prime minister's party is one of the few looking to delay it as much as possible...

 2018-11-17 20:00 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Powerful Kuwaiti IOC member to be tried in Switzerland for forgery...

Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, a former Kuwaiti minister and one of the most powerful officials in international sports, has been charged in Switzerland with forgery, according to a corroborated media report Saturday....

 2018-11-17 19:56 

Saudi Press Agency

KAICIID participates in World Tolerance Summit in Dubai...
 2018-11-17 19:56 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Afghan official: Taliban target police checkpoint, killing 5...

An Afghan official says that at least five police officers have been killed when their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the northwestern Badghis province....

 2018-11-17 19:53 

i24 News

Woman's death casts shadow over France's 'yellow vest' protests...

A woman was killed when a mother panicked after protests surrounded her car and accelerated into the crowd...

 2018-11-17 19:40 

Al Jazeera

Trump: US not considering Fethullah Gulen's extradition to Turkey...

Comment comes after report says Washington is looking at extraditing Gulen in bid to ease Ankara's pressure on Riyadh....

 2018-11-17 19:40 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Anti-Daesh coalition raids kill 36 civilians in east Syria: monitor...

Coalition air strikes Saturday killed at least 36 civilians related to Daesh (ISIS) in a militant holdout in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, a Britain-based monitor said....

 2018-11-17 19:34 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran, Iraq have great capacities for boosting ties: Pres Rouhani...

Tehran, Nov 17, IRNA Tehran and Baghdad should continue promoting cultural, economic and political cooperation as there are great capacities in the two countries for developing bilateral relations, the Iranian president said here on Saturday....

 2018-11-17 19:30 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

HM King congratulates Latvian president...

Manama, Nov.17(BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations to Latvian President Raimonds Vjonis on his country's National Day....

 2018-11-17 19:24 

Haaretz Daily

German foreign minister: We must talk about Nazi crimes against non-Jewish Poles...

Heiko Maas calls for changing the 'culture of remembrance' Polish embassy in Germany says Berlin discussion of WWII too narrow, Polish victims 'completely forgotten'...

 2018-11-17 19:23 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

US unable to impose will on world: Iran min....

Tehran, Nov 17, IRNA The United States is in no position to decide for the world and impose its will on others, said Iran's minister of interior on Saturday....

 2018-11-17 19:22 

Press TV

US will never damage relations with Saudi Arabia: analyst...

A former American diplomat says the United States would never take harsh measures against Saudi Arabia and damage bilateral relations....

 2018-11-17 19:20 

Times of Israel

Bennett, Kahlon said pushing for elections on March 26, but PM still resisting...

Kulanu head now says he has no objection to Bennett as defense minister; both say coalition too unstable following Liberman's departureKulanu head now says he has no objection to Bennett as defense minister; both say coalition too unstable following L...

 2018-11-17 19:20 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

UK leader fights back against critics, defends Brexit deal...

British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back Saturday against critics of her Brexit deal, telling her Conservative opponents that their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work....

 2018-11-17 19:19 

The Peninsula Qatar

Ministry brings another positive update on visa free entry for Indians...

Ministry of Interior on its website shares another update for Indians arriving in Qatar on arrival visas....

 2018-11-17 19:19 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iraq never forgets Iran's support: Iraqi President...

Tehran, Nov 17 - IRNA - Iraq will never forget Iran's support in fighting Saddam regime and terrorists in the country, the Iraqi president said during a press conference in Tehran on Saturday....

 2018-11-17 19:14 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran sports photographs exhibition opens Milan...

Tehran, Nov 17, IRNA A selection of Iran's Fourth Sports Photography Festival was put on display in Milan, Italy, during the 36th Milano International Ficts Festival....

 2018-11-17 19:10 

Al Jazeera

CAR suspect wanted for war crimes against Muslims handed to ICC...

Once nicknamed 'Rambo', Alfred Yekatom is accused of leading 3,000 Anti-balaka fighters blamed for 2013-2014 atrocities....

 2018-11-17 19:09 

Ynetnews

Protest in Tel Aviv 'against government corruption'...

Around 200 protesters demonstrated in Tel Aviv against "government corruption," and carried signs saying "the people are not afraid of Bibi, Shaked and Bennett.," "Crime minister" and others....

 2018-11-17 19:09 

Press TV

UN report on UK poverty disgraceful for British government: Analyst...

A political analyst says a new UN report on poverty in the UK is a disgrace for UK government....

 2018-11-17 19:09 

Al Jazeera

'They said leave or else': Why a Honduran family is fleeing to US...

Many Hondurans on the Central American exodus to the United States are fleeing violence and political persecution....

 2018-11-17 19:04 

FARS News Agency

Why Does US Help Israel to Occupy Syrian Golan Heights Forever?...

TEHRAN (FNA)- In a 151-2 vote, the UN General Assembly has voted to call for the end of the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights, and calls for the territory to be returned to Syria. Israel, as usual, voted against the resolution, and the US followed ....

 2018-11-17 19:04 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Jewish Home rises to 10 seats in new poll...

Majority of the public doesn't want to see Bennett as defense minister while Likud reverses slide in a new survey....

 2018-11-17 19:01 

Ynetnews

Netanyahu: 'A right-wing government should not be disbanded'...

Following Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's resignation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that "a right-wing government should not be disbanded." He is to meet with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Sunday, in order to persuade him to ...

 2018-11-17 19:00 

Ynetnews

Gabay: 'We submitted a bill to disband the Knesset'...

Following Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's resignation, Zionist Union's Chairman Avi Gabbay said on Saturday that his faction shas ubmitted a bill to disband the Knesset, and that they "are prepared for elections and await them."...

 2018-11-17 19:00 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Itani: Some in municipality culpable in Ramlet al-Baida flooding...

Beirut Mayor Jamal Itani Saturday vowed to hold accountable some in the municipality who he said knew that a major sewer and storm drain had been blocked with concrete, but had remained silent about it....

 2018-11-17 18:54 

Gulf Times

Head of Palestinian journalists among others injured by Israeli army attack...

The head of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate Nasser Abu Baker was hit by a teargas canister on Saturday when Israeli forces fired teargas at a nonviolent march ......

 2018-11-17 18:53 

Kuwait News Agency

Camping delayed in Kuwait due to effects of stormy weather...

KUWAIT, Nov 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Municipality on Saturday announced the postponement of the start of the camping season until further notice from the Civil Defense Committee, which includes several governmental bodies including the Ministry of the Interior...

 2018-11-17 18:51 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Argentine Navy submarine found a year after disappearing with 44 aboard...

The Argentine Navy submarine that went missing a year ago off the country's Atlantic Coast was found by a private company involved in what had been a massive search for the vessel and its 44-member crew, the Navy announced by tweet Saturday....

 2018-11-17 18:45 

Ynetnews

Trump visits as California struggles to locate 1,000 people...

President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest US wildfire in a century amid confusion over how many people remain unaccounted for. Authorities confirmed a new death toll of 71...

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