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BBC News - Middle East
BBC News - Middle East   06/25/2017 06:46 PM

Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US     06/25/2017   09:17 AM

The US secretary of state urges a "lowering of rhetoric" between Qatar and four other Arab states.

Dodging IS snipers on Mosul frontline     06/25/2017   10:41 AM

The BBC's Orla Guerin joins Iraqi fighters so close to IS militants they can "see their faces".

Iran's drug problem: Addicts 'more than double' in six years     06/25/2017   07:35 AM

The number of people suffering addiction to narcotics in Iran has surged, local media report.

Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak - UN     06/24/2017   07:56 PM

There are an estimated 5,000 new cases of cholera in Yemen every day, with 200,000 people affected.

Egypt's president ratifies islands deal with Saudi Arabia     06/24/2017   04:09 PM

The deal to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has triggered protests and a legal battle.

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   06/25/2017 06:46 PM

Testing The Limits of a Carbon Sink     06/25/2017   06:17 PM

We know that forests are carbon sinks. That means they absorb a lot of planet-warming carbon dioxide. But researchers are trying to find out just how good they are at storing carbon, and if there is a limit to how much they can absorb. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.

Air Bag Maker Takata Files For Bankruptcy in Japan, US     06/25/2017   06:11 PM

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of faulty air bag inflators that are linked to the death of at least 16 people. The company announced the expected action Monday morning Tokyo time. Takata confirmed that most of its assets will be bought by rival Key Safety Systems, based in suburban Detroit. Key will pay about $1.6 billion (175 billion yen), according to an...

Italy's Center-right Wins Big in Mayoral Elections     06/25/2017   05:34 PM

Italy's center-right parties were the big winners in mayoral elections on Sunday, partial results showed, in a vote likely to put pressure on the center-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year. In the most closely watched contest, the northern port city of Genoa - a traditional left-wing stronghold - seemed certain to pass to the center-right for the first time in more than 50 years. The candidate backed by the anti-immigrant Northern League and Silvio...

Tourist Boat Sinks in Colombia     06/25/2017   05:11 PM

This video, shot by @astridsaldarriaga, shows a tourist boat rocking back and forth before sinking sinking in the Guatape reservoir near Medellin, Colombia. NOTE: Part of the video is in real time and a portion is sped up.

US Gay Pride Parades Sound Note of Resistance — and Face Some     06/25/2017   04:51 PM

Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era. In San Francisco, revelers wearing rainbow tutus and boas held signs that read "No Ban, No Wall, Welcome Sisters and Brothers" while they danced to electronic music at a rally outside City Hall. Frank Reyes said he and his... MENA Top News Stories MENA Top News Stories   06/25/2017 06:46 PM

Air strikes pound southwest Syrian city of Deraa     06/21/2017   11:43 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) BEIRUT: Heavy air strikes hit the Syrian city of Deraa on Tuesday as a ceasefire declared by the government expired, a witness in the city and the Syrian O...

Australia halts Syria airstrikes against ISIS     06/21/2017   11:43 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Canberra: Australia on Tuesday said it had halted its airstrikes in Syria following a warning from Russia that it would target US coalition aircraft after ...

Russia ends safe flights over Syria deal with US     06/21/2017   11:43 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) MOSCOW: Russia on Monday suspended a crucial safe flights over Syria deal with the U.S. under a memorandum after it shot down a Syrian regime's fighter jet...

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate     06/21/2017   11:43 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) ERBIL, Iraq: U.S.-backed Iraqi forces said they began a push on Wednesday toward the mosque of Mosul, where Islamic State declared a self-styled caliphate ...

Syrians fear new Raqqa turmoil once Islamic State is defeated     06/21/2017   11:43 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) RAQQA, Syria: U.S.-backed forces are closing in on Islamic State in Raqqa, but local Syrians who have escaped the battlefield are worried about what comes ... Sports Sports   06/25/2017 06:46 PM

Qatar- Eid Al Fitr to be celebrated tomorrow (Sunday)     06/24/2017   10:11 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula The Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has announced that tomorrow, Sunday, June 25, 2017 is the first da...

'Dream performance' as Srikanth sets up Chen final     06/24/2017   10:11 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) AFP Sydney: India's Kidambi Srikanth blew away China's Shi Yuqi with a "dream" performance to set up an Australian Open final against Olympic champion Ch...

Hischier makes deal with Devils, Knights opt for Glass     06/24/2017   10:11 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) AFP Chicago: Nico Hischier became the first Swiss player to be taken first overall on Friday when the New Jersey Devils made the slick centre the top pic...

Ford steps down as Sri Lanka coach     06/24/2017   10:11 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) AFP Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket coach Graham Ford has quit, officials said yesterday, midway through a 45-month contract and just two weeks after the te...

Qatar- Cilic downs Muller to reach Queen's Club final     06/24/2017   10:11 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) AFP London: Croatia's Marin Cilic reached his third Queen's Club final as the world number seven won the battle of the big servers to beat Gilles Muller ...




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Rome out to rescue troubled banks     06/24/2017   10:11 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) AFP Rome: At the 11th hour, the Italian government has vowed to rescue two troubled Venetian banks with the aid of a retail bank, plus billions of taxpay...

You're hired, Trump tells five million future apprentices     06/24/2017   10:11 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Lance Lambert / Bloomberg Wheatley Brown III had hit the wall. As an electronics installer, he wasn't going to make a lot of money. Then, in 2009, th...

India too strong for England in Women's World Cup opener     06/24/2017   10:11 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) AFP London: India beat hosts England by 35 runs on the opening day of the 2017 Women's World Cup at Derby yesterday. India piled up an imposing 281 for ...

Qatar- Pakistan International School sets a new record in SSC-II examination     06/24/2017   10:10 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula Aena Farooq of Pakistan International School, Qatar (PISQ) set a new record ever made in Doha by securing 1014 marks out of 1050 marks in S...

Celebrated Moroccan Author Leïla Slimani to Tour Morocco     06/24/2017   10:09 PM

(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Rabat – Fresh from receiving the esteemed French title Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in March, bestselling French-Moroccan author Leïla Sli... Politics Politics   06/25/2017 06:46 PM

Pakistan is squandering a sublime bequest: its gemstones     06/24/2017   10:15 PM

(MENAFN - Asia Times) Sprawling across the gentlest of Hindu Kush, Himalayan and Karakorum ranges, Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province is home to some of the world's rares...

Enrolling students to SAITM suspended pending new gazette     06/24/2017   10:14 PM

(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) The Government has ordered the suspension of enrolling students to the SAITM medical campus in Malabe pending a new gazette on SAITM. Secretary to th...

Second race of FIA Formula 2 has winners     06/24/2017   10:04 PM

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, June 25 Trend: Pertamina Arden's Norman Nato showed the best result in the second race of FIA Formula 2 in Baku. Norman Nato's...

Second race of FIA Formula 2 has winners (UPDATE)     06/24/2017   10:04 PM

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) Details added (first version posted on 15:04) Baku, Azerbaijan, June 25 Trend: Pertamina Arden's Norman Nato showed the best result in the secon...

Russian deputy PM: Sochi may learn from Baku's experience in holding F1     06/24/2017   10:04 PM

(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, June 25 By Anvar Mammadov – Trend: Sochi may adopt the experience of Baku in holding Formula 1, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister D...