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 2018-04-19 21:28 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Two more pro-Kurdish MPs stripped of Turkey seats...

The Turkish parliament on Thursday stripped two more MPs from the main pro-Kurdish opposition party, including a former spokesman, of their status as lawmakers, their party said....

 2018-04-19 21:25 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran's defense minister, Hashd al-Sha'abi official meet in Baghdad...

Baghdad, April 19, IRNA Iran's Minister of Defense Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Vice-Chairman of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Sha'abi) Abu Mehdi al-Mohandas discussed issues of mutual interests in Baghdad on Thursday....

 2018-04-19 21:24 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

British lawmakers to interview Cambridge academic Kogan over Facebook data...

A Cambridge University academic who harvested data on millions of Facebook users will appear before a British parliamentary committee investigating the scandal on April 24....

 2018-04-19 21:23 

The Peninsula Qatar

Parents start online petition against Indian school for charging "optional fees"...

Parents of an Indian school in Qatar have started an online petition against the management for imposing an additional "optional fees"....

 2018-04-19 21:20 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Macron, Merkel differ on fiscal policy in EU reform push...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron Thursday stressed their common will to reform the EU, but without bridging their fundamental differences on economic and fiscal policy....

 2018-04-19 21:19 

Ynetnews

22-year-old shot, critically wounded in Jaffa...

A 22-year-old man was critically injured by gunfire on Thursday in Jaffa. MDA paramedic staff that had been called to the scene and gave him medical attention evacuated him to Wolfson Medical Center in Holon. Police strongly suspect circumstances leading ...

 2018-04-19 21:19 

Gulf Times

Po' Boy is a stand apart sandwich...

Submarine, Sub, Grinder, Hero, Hoagie, Zeppelin, Zep are the many names for sandwiches made with a length of an Italian bread split horizontally and filled with cold cuts, cheese, veggies and dressing....

 2018-04-19 21:17 

Gulf Times

United give Mourinho selection dilemma ahead of Spurs semi...

Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United had given him an FA Cup semi-final selection dilemma after their 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday....

 2018-04-19 21:16 

Gulf Times

Wenger to use West Ham match as Europa League preparation...

The Europa League is Arsenal's priority as the club aim to seal qualification for next season's Champions League by winning the tournament, manager Arsene Wenger said as he referred to Sunday's West Ham United domestic fixture as "preparat...

 2018-04-19 21:16 

Ynetnews

IDF soldier arrested for suspicion of stealing army equipment...

A soldier serving as a combat service support in the Egoz unit was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of stealing several stunt hand grenades and selling them to criminal elements. The military court in Jaffa extended his remand until Sunday. The soldier d...

 2018-04-19 21:16 

Gulf Times

US inventor sees connectivity as a human right...

Nicholas Negroponte is the founder and chairman emeritus of MIT's (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Media Lab. He is an inventor, thinker, and angel investor....

 2018-04-19 21:15 

Gulf Times

Mbappe brace as PSG seal French Cup final spot...

Kylian Mbappe struck a brace and Christopher Nkunku added a late third as Paris Saint-Germain marched into the French Cup final thanks to 3-1 win at Caen on Wednesday night....

 2018-04-19 21:15 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Russia hold 'anti-terrorism' meet...

Iran, Iraq, Syria and Russia held a meeting in Baghdad on Thursday of military and security officials to coordinate "anti-terrorism" efforts, the Iranian defense ministry said....

 2018-04-19 21:14 

Bahrain News Agency

25 sentenced for forming, joining terror group...
 2018-04-19 21:14 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Asmar calls for income limit for subsidized housing loan eligibility...

President of the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers Bechara Asmar said Thursday that subsidized housing loans should be granted exclusively to employees with limited income....

 2018-04-19 21:14 

Kuwait News Agency

NATO's Stoltenberg discusses Syria, Iraq with Dutch PM...

BRUSSELS, April 19 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the Hague Thursday and discussed the situation in Iraq, Syria and exchanged views on the preparation for NATO Summit in Brussels in July. Speaking ...

 2018-04-19 21:11 

Ynetnews

Man lightly injured by Molotov cocktail in Jerusalem...

A man was lightly injured by a Molotov cocktail thrown at him in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem. He was evacuated to the hospital to receive medical treatment....

 2018-04-19 21:11 

Gulf Times

Red Sox wallop Angels again...

The Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox convened in Anaheim this week sporting the best records in baseball and explosive lineups led by two of the most dynamic players in the game, outfielders Mike Trout and Mookie Betts....

 2018-04-19 21:10 

Gulf Times

Nepali expatriates celebrate New Year...

There are some 130 organisations of Nepali expatriates of different ethnicities coming from every nook and corner of Nepal. They celebrate their festivals with zeal and zest in Qatar....

 2018-04-19 21:09 

Gulf Times

Sharks sweep Ducks, earn date with Golden Knights...

Tomas Hertl scored the winning goal 76 seconds after the Anaheim Ducks tied the game midway through third period, and San Jose goalie Martin Jones made 30 saves as the Sharks swept their California rivals with a 2-1 victory Wednesday night in San Jose....

 2018-04-19 21:08 

Gulf Times

James' epic start helps Cavs even series with Pacers...

LeBron James crystalied his reputation as one of the best playoff performers in NBA history on Wednesday as the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from a game one rout with a 100-97 win over the Indiana Pacers....

 2018-04-19 21:05 

Press TV

Lebanon remembers 1996 Qana Massacre...

Lebanon marks the 22nd anniversary of the Qana Massacre....

 2018-04-19 21:03 

Gulf Times

Wozniacki aiming for second Grand Slam title...

Reigning Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki says she believes she can go "all the way" at next month's French Open, but is wary of a possible early clash with the returning Serena Williams....

 2018-04-19 21:02 

Haaretz Daily

Author David Grossman awarded prestigious Israel Prize on 70th Independence Day...

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Naftali Bennett says 'not only the right loves the land of Israel and not only the left seeks peace. Both aspire for the best of the state'...

 2018-04-19 21:02 

Gulf Times

Nadal eases past Khachanov to set up Thiem clash...

World number one Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Russian Karen Khachanov yesterday to set up a Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final against Dominic Thiem, after the Austrian stunned Novak Djokovic....

 2018-04-19 21:02 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Health Ministry warns of poisonous fish, wild mushrooms...

The Health Ministry warned citizens Thursday against eating wild herbs, mushrooms and poisonous fish, after the ministry became aware of a number of people eating weird foods not present on the market, a ministry statement said....

 2018-04-19 20:53 

Times of Israel

Assad still has 'limited' chemical capability, Pentagon says...

After strikes, Syrian government forces contemplating using chemical weapons again 'have to look over their shoulder and be worried that we are looking at them'After strikes, Syrian government forces contemplating using chemical weapons again '...

 2018-04-19 20:50 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits...

President Donald Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS....

 2018-04-19 20:39 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Iran's defense minister blasts crimes by claimants of peace...

Baghdad, April 19, IRNA Today, the so-called peace advocates have turned to be the most criminal governments committing crimes against innocent, defenseless people in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, said Iran's Minister of Defense in the Iraqi capital on Thurs...

 2018-04-19 20:38 

Al Jazeera

Starbucks discrimination 'a sign of America's cultural war'...

Recent arrest of two black men at coffee shop highlights deeply-embedded racism against African Americans, analysts say....

 2018-04-19 20:36 

Haaretz Daily

Defying EU policy, Romania advances proposal to move embassy to Jerusalem...

Proposal comes after visit to Bucharest by Israel's deputy foreign minister, who told Romanian counterpart U.S. embassy move will form 'historic window of opportunity'...

 2018-04-19 20:31 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Which Israelis are changing the face of the world?...

Which Israeli products are changing the lives of billions of people around the world?...

 2018-04-19 20:27 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Cuba parliament elects Diaz-Canel to replace Castro as president...

Cuba lawmakers announced on Thursday they had elected the sole candidate Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Raul Castro as president on Thursday, marking a new chapter for the Communist-run island....

 2018-04-19 20:25 

Ynetnews

Key faction says will boycott rare Palestinian parliament session...

A Palestinian Liberation Organisation faction said on Thursday it would not attend a meeting of the most important Palestinian political congress in years, because it wants more factions to be included. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (P...

 2018-04-19 20:24 

Ynetnews

Top Russian, NATO generals hold rare face-to-face meeting...

The head of Russia's military general staff and NATO's supreme allied commander held a rare face-to-face meeting on Thursday to try to ease the worst East-West tensions since the Cold War. US Army General Curtis Scaparrotti and Valery Gerasimov me...

 2018-04-19 20:20 

FARS News Agency

Yemen: Residents of Sana'a Stand in Solidarity with Syria...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Scores of protesters gathered in front of the Syrian embassy in Sana'a on Monday, to demonstrate in solidarity with the people of Syria following the US-led airstrikes that targeted Syria. [VIDEO]...

 2018-04-19 20:20 

FARS News Agency

Jeish al-Islam Hands over Large Quantity of Heavy Weapons to Russian Military...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Jeish al-Islam turned in their heavy weapons to the Russian military police this week, fulfilling their last obligation prior to their departure from the Eastern Qalamoun town of Dumayr. [VIDEO]...

 2018-04-19 20:20 

FARS News Agency

A Century after Spanish Flu...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Killing tens of millions, the Spanish flu remains the deadliest event on record. Yet even today, we're not safe from pandemics nor on top of seasonal flu. [PHOTOS]...

 2018-04-19 20:20 

FARS News Agency

French Police Clash with Eco-Activists...

TEHRAN (FNA)- French riot police clashed with protesters as their operation to clear squatters from an abandoned airport site evolved into a violent standoff that looked like it could go on for some time. [PHOTOS]...

 2018-04-19 20:19 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatari forces participate in Gulf shield drill in Saudi Arabia...

The Qatari armed forces have participated in the...

 2018-04-19 20:18 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Russia launches WTO challenge against US steel, aluminium tariffs...

Russia Thursday became the third powerful member of the World Trade Organization to challenge US tariffs on steel and aluminium, following China and the European Union....

 2018-04-19 20:17 

Gulf Times

World's most unloved shares nosedive by fears of rate hike...

The problems keep piling up for Philippine stocks, the world's worst performers this year....

 2018-04-19 20:15 

Bahrain News Agency

HRH Crown Prince condoles with Kuwaiti Amir...
 2018-04-19 20:13 

Gulf Times

Opec-Russia talks set to keep oil cuts even as glut vanishes...

Opec and Russia will meet in Saudi Arabia this week after all but banishing a global oil glut. While looming political crises threaten to tighten supplies further, the group seems determined to keep its cuts in place....

 2018-04-19 20:13 

Saudi Press Agency

Wall Street tumbles on chip stocks, commodities soften after wild ride...
 2018-04-19 20:11 

Times of Israel

Edelstein: Netanyahu credibility hurt after 'ruining' Independence Day event...

Knesset speaker accuses PM, culture minister of breaking their word to him over premier's speech; Regev slams remarks as 'full of lies'Knesset speaker accuses PM, culture minister of breaking their word to him over premier's speech; Regev ...

 2018-04-19 20:10 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Romania to relocate embassy to Jerusalem...

Romania to become third country to move embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following the US and Guatemala....

 2018-04-19 20:09 

Kuwait News Agency

IMF Chief warns against tampering global trade, investment...

WASHINGTON, April 19 (KUNA) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Christine Lagarde warned Thursday against tampering with investment and trade as such tensions could undermine confidence in investment. Lagarde made the remarks at the opening of ...

 2018-04-19 20:08 

Arutz Sheva

[ Israel National News ]

Israel Police showcase capabilities at training academy...

Special Forces, K-9 units, and helicopter assaults: Police hold family-friendly day showcasing its wide array of expertise....

 2018-04-19 20:02 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Voters with disabilities protest inaccessible polling stations...

Dozens of people with disabilities gathered Thursday in Beirut's Riadh al-Solh Square as Cabinet met, protesting inaccessible polling stations in the hope of being able to vote in next month's parliamentary elections....

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