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BBC News - Middle East
BBC News - Middle East   08/19/2017 03:21 PM

Mehdi Karroubi: Iran opposition leader ends hunger strike     08/17/2017   10:39 AM

Mehdi Karroubi had stopped eating to demand the removal of agents from his home and a public trial.


Saudi border to open for Qatari pilgrims attending Hajj     08/17/2017   08:05 AM

The move comes after the first high-level meeting between the two neighbours since ties were cut.


Yazidi boy reunited with family after being rescued from IS     08/17/2017   09:37 AM

Emad Mishko Tamo, 12, was separated from his family after being captured by IS in 2014.


Lebanon rape law: Parliament abolishes marriage loophole     08/16/2017   08:33 AM

MPs repeal a provision that had allowed a rapist to be exonerated if he married his victim.


IS conflict: Iraqi jets bomb Tal Afar ahead of ground assault     08/16/2017   04:02 AM

Armoured units and special forces are gathering outside the last IS stronghold in northern Iraq.

 
Voice of America
Voice of America is an international news and broadcast organization serving Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East and Balkan countries   08/19/2017 03:21 PM

Venezuela's Congress Defies Push to Take Over Its Powers     08/19/2017   02:38 PM

Venezuela's congress met Saturday in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature's powers.   Brian Naranjo, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, was among a group of foreign diplomats from countries including Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom who attended Saturday's special session to express solidarity with the increasingly cornered lawmakers. Venezuela's...


Somalia Forces Capture Key al-Shabab Town of Bariire     08/19/2017   01:30 PM

African Union and Somali government forces have captured the town of Bariire, a strategic militant base in the south of the country, officials and witnesses said Saturday. Commanders said the Islamist al-Shabab group fled following heavy fighting outside the town in which the joint troops approached from three directions. Bariire was one of al-Shabab's strongholds in the south and only 45 kilometers (27 miles) from Mogadishu, the country's capital. "The joint troops...


Video, Photos: VOA Reports on Competing Boston Rallies     08/19/2017   01:04 PM

Thousands of leftist activists marched Saturday through downtown Boston in opposition to a planned free-speech rally that featured right-wing speakers, heavily outnumbering the few dozen people who showed up for the rally. WATCH: VOA's Carolyn Presutti in Boston WATCH: VOA Spanish service broadcast Celia Mendoza in Boston The rally was organized in July by a group calling itself Boston Free Speech, which says it is made up of a coalition of "libertarians,...


Derailment in Northern India Kills at Least 23     08/19/2017   12:08 PM

At least 23 people were killed and scores of others injured when a passenger train derailed Saturday in northern India, officials said. At least six coaches of the Kalinga-Utkal Express derailed and hit each other in Uttar Pradesh state, said Arvind Kumar, a top state official. Railway spokesman Neeraj Sharma said the cause of the accident was not known. Local volunteers helped police free passengers trapped in the wreckage. The injured were taken to a local hospital, where...


VOA's Carolyn Presutti Reports From Competing Boston Rallies     08/19/2017   11:35 AM

Thousands of leftist activists marched through downtown Boston Saturday in opposition to a planned free speech rally that featured right-wing speakers, heavily outnumbering the few dozen people who showed up for the rally.

 
MENAFN.com MENA Top News Stories
MENAFN.com MENA Top News Stories   08/19/2017 03:21 PM

Kuwaiti women's ice hockey team preparing for 1st int'l tourney     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) By Faisal Al-Reshedi KUWAIT, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti women's ice hockey team is set to take part in its first international competition sc...


Lebanon launches military operation against IS on borders with Syria     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BEIRUT, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- The Lebanese army on Saturday launched a military operation to liberate towns on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and Al-Q...


Kuwait- Speaker Al-Ghanim congratulates Afghanistan on national day     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim sent congratulatory cables on Saturday to Speaker of Afghanistan's Hou...


Syrian Gov't forces attack IS on eastern side of rugged slopes with Lebanon border     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) AMMAN, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Syrian Government troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters advanced into locations controlled by the so-called Isla...


Kuwaiti official praises Arab Tennis Tournament for juniors     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) TUNIS, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Chairman of the Kuwaiti and Arab tennis federations Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah on Saturday lauded the A...

 
MENAFN.com Sports
MENAFN.com Sports   08/19/2017 03:21 PM

Kuwaiti women's ice hockey team preparing for 1st int'l tourney     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) By Faisal Al-Reshedi KUWAIT, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti women's ice hockey team is set to take part in its first international competition sc...


Kuwaiti official praises Arab Tennis Tournament for juniors     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) TUNIS, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Chairman of the Kuwaiti and Arab tennis federations Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah on Saturday lauded the A...


FINA position new addition to Qatar's achievements: Al Jabir     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula President of Qatar Swimming Association (QSA) Khaleel Al Jabir expressed his pride for being elected as a new member of the Board of Direct...


Qatar bag four medals at Arab Table Tennis Cup     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula Qatari table tennis team won four medals during the 16th Arab Table Tennis Cup which is now in progress in Muscat, Oman. The tournament s...


AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer     08/19/2017   03:09 AM

(MENAFN - Gulf Times) It's 2050 and the world revolves around you. From the contents of your fridge to room temperature -- digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your...

 
  

       


 
  

       


 
MENAFN.com Education
MENAFN.com Education   08/19/2017 03:21 PM

Ukraine's State Service for Food Safety to inspect all food blocks at schools and kindergartens by Sept 1     08/19/2017   03:19 AM

(MENAFN - UkrinForm) The State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection plans to check until September 1, 2017 every food block at Ukrainian schools and kindergar...


UAE- Al Jalila Children's Hospital launches inspirational volunteering programme     08/19/2017   02:56 AM

(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 19th August, 2017 (WAM) -- Al Jalila Children's Hospital has launched its volunteering programme, 'Abtaal Al Jalila', or Al Jalila Her...


Marking World Humanitarian Day, UN urges protection for civilians in armed conflict     08/19/2017   02:56 AM

(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) NEW YORK, 19th August, 2017 (WAM) -- Civilians in conflict are not a target, top United Nations officials today stressed at a special event m...


UAE- How to de-clutter your home like a pro     08/19/2017   02:56 AM

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) With the new school year just around the corner, you might be wondering what you can do to get your home organised and tidy. If you've tired of tripping on...


UAE minister becomes first superhero volunteer     08/19/2017   02:56 AM

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The UAE's minister of happiness signed up to be the first volunteer of a scheme launched by Al Jalila Children's Hospital. The programme, Abtaal Al Jalila ...

 
MENAFN.com Politics
MENAFN.com Politics   08/19/2017 03:21 PM

Lebanon launches military operation against IS on borders with Syria     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BEIRUT, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- The Lebanese army on Saturday launched a military operation to liberate towns on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and Al-Q...


Kuwait- Speaker Al-Ghanim congratulates Afghanistan on national day     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim sent congratulatory cables on Saturday to Speaker of Afghanistan's Hou...


Syrian Gov't forces attack IS on eastern side of rugged slopes with Lebanon border     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) AMMAN, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Syrian Government troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters advanced into locations controlled by the so-called Isla...


Kuwaiti official praises Arab Tennis Tournament for juniors     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) TUNIS, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Chairman of the Kuwaiti and Arab tennis federations Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah on Saturday lauded the A...


Kuwait- Briefing of KUNA main news for Saturday until 12:00 GMT     08/19/2017   03:22 AM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT -- Price of the Kuwaiti oil went up 76 cents to reach USD 47.69 per barrel (pb) Friday compared with USD 46.93 pb on Thursday, says Kuwa...