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BBC News - Middle East
BBC News - Middle East   10/21/2017 03:07 AM

Iraq Kurds: Army claims full control of Kirkuk province     10/20/2017   10:00 AM

Kurdish forces have not confirmed reports that they have given up the last area under their control.


Militants kill Egyptian security forces in desert shoot out     10/20/2017   05:21 PM

The forces are reported to have been looking for the militants' hideout when they came under attack.


Ibrahim Halawa freed from jail in Egypt     10/20/2017   01:34 AM

The Irishman was acquitted of all charges in Egypt over a month ago but his release was delayed.


Texas city requires Israel pledge for hurricane relief     10/20/2017   09:15 AM

Residents hit by Hurricane Harvey must pledge not to boycott Israel in exchange for federal aid.


Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian unity government - US     10/19/2017   03:56 AM

Hamas denounces the "blatant interference" in a Palestinian reconciliation deal signed last week.

 
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   10/21/2017 03:07 AM

Four People Hurt in Knife Attack in Munich; Suspect at Large     10/21/2017   02:40 AM

Police say a man with a knife has lightly wounded four people in Munich. Officers are looking for the assailant.   Munich police called on people in the Rosenheimer Platz area, located close to the German city’s downtown, to stay inside after the incident Saturday morning.   The perpetrator fled the scene. Police said he appeared to be about 40 years old and had a black bicycle, gray trousers, a green jacket and a backpack.   The police department said on Twitter that...


Era Ends: Hong Kong Stock Trading Floor to Close     10/21/2017   02:33 AM

Hong Kong’s last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading hall. The bourse’s operator, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, says it will close the trading hall by the end of the month and turn the space into a showcase for the city’s financial markets. Yip Wing-keung, a trading manager at brokerage Christfund Securities, donned his red trading jacket for the last time Friday, his final day on the floor. He and the...


Traumatized and Needy, Rohingya Children Make Up 60 Percent of Myanmar Refugees      10/21/2017   02:03 AM

Worn down and traumatized, children make up about 60 percent of the Rohingya refugees fleeing what aid groups call ethnic cleansing in Myanmar and heading to difficult conditions and an uncertain future in Bangladesh. Some 320,000 refugees have crossed over since August, including 1,200 to 1,800 children daily in recent days, the United Nations Children’s Fund said Friday. Bangladesh’s social services department said 13,751 children without a parent or parents were identified in a...


US Intelligence Keeping Wary Eye on China's President Xi     10/21/2017   02:03 AM

U.S. intelligence officials are closely watching developments during China's 19th Party Congress, calling it a key test for Chinese President Xi Jinping and a telling barometer of what type of relationship Beijing likely will pursue with Washington. Xi opened the high profile, high stakes political meeting earlier this week promising to build what he described as a “modern socialist country” for a “new era.” But more than Xi’s rhetoric, what has caught the attention of U.S....


Spanish Cabinet Meets on Stopping Catalonia’s Secession     10/21/2017   01:47 AM

Spain is holding an emergency Cabinet meeting Saturday to deal with the political crisis caused by the secession push from the semi-autonomous Catalonia region. Spain’s government set plans in motion Thursday to strip Catalonia of its autonomy after the region’s leader vowed to continue steps toward independence. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s office has said the Cabinet meeting Saturday is planned to trigger Article 155 of Spain’s Constitution, which gives the government the power to...

 
MENAFN.com MENA Top News Stories
MENAFN.com MENA Top News Stories   10/21/2017 03:07 AM

French Week opens in Amman     10/20/2017   10:45 PM

(MENAFN) The third edition of the French Week in Jordan was launched on Sunday, featuring a series of cultural, musical and urban art events taking place from October 15 to 22. Th...


UAE telecom services reached 23.36 million subscriptions in July     10/20/2017   10:30 PM

(MENAFN) By the end of July, total subscriptions to UAE telecommunication services increased to 23.36 million, beating June's number of 23.31.According to the Telecommunications Re...


STC to invest half a billion venture capital nationwide     10/20/2017   10:11 PM

(MENAFN) CEO of Saudi Telecom Company (STC) said that the company will invest its USD500 million venture capital fund in the region before going abroad.Dr. Khaled Biyari said the S...


Dubai off-plan increases in third quarter of 2017     10/20/2017   09:58 PM

(MENAFN) During the third quarter of 2017 the total number of off-plan transactions in Dubai has reached a high increase of 86 percent from the previous quarter, while the value of...


Kuwait books section at Expo-2020 ground     10/20/2017   09:33 PM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) DUBAI, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait has booked a large section of the ground on which Expo-2020 will be held, said the Kuwaiti Informat...

 
MENAFN.com Sports
MENAFN.com Sports   10/21/2017 03:07 AM

Nigerian Oil Major, Aiteo Group, is New Title Sponsor of CAF Awards     10/20/2017   08:08 PM

(MENAFN Editorial) L-R: A.U. Mustapha (SAN); Aiteo Senior. Vice President Gas & Commercial, Victor Okoronkwo; Aiteo Group Executive Director, Andrew Onyearu; Aiteo Group Managing...


Pakistan outclass Sri Lanka to take 4-0 lead in one-day series     10/20/2017   07:13 PM

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Sri Lankan batsmen have mastered the art of looking ridiculously bad on good batting wickets. This may sound absurd, but time and again the team have been ...


Root must 'con' players into Ashes mindset: Vaughan     10/20/2017   07:13 PM

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) England captain Joe Root must convince his team they can win in Australia, even if he has to "lie a bit and con" them, says former Ashes-winning skipper Mi...


Kiwis out to tame India's newest spin duo     10/20/2017   07:13 PM

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) New Zealand's batsmen know they will have to subdue India's spinners if they are to have any chance of winning their three-match One Day International seri...


De Villiers, Hasan Ali rule ODI rankings     10/20/2017   07:13 PM

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has once again grabbed the top position in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings while Pakistan's Hasan Ali has emerged...

 
  

       


 
  

       


 
MENAFN.com Education
MENAFN.com Education   10/21/2017 03:07 AM

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Ready to Attack the Welsh Forests     10/20/2017   07:43 PM

(MENAFN Editorial) Toyota City, Japan, Oct, 20 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team takes on one of the most famous rounds of the FIA World Rally Champ...


Qatar- Vehicles used for drifting may be impounded for 3 months     10/20/2017   07:25 PM

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Sidi Mohamed | The Peninsula Doha:The General Directorate of Traffic has warned youngsters against drifting and reckless driving otherwise the violati...


UAE- How technology will change the banking industry     10/20/2017   07:14 PM

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The fast-paced technological innovation in the GCC financial sector will benefit bank customers and money remitters with reduced service costs, but will im...


UAE- Traditional businesses and digital transformation     10/20/2017   07:14 PM

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) In last 50 years, IT had profoundly transformed businesses twice and today we stand at the edge of third transformation. The first transformation was duri...


Flash sale: Two UAE airlines offer killer deals     10/20/2017   07:13 PM

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) While taking a vacation is often an expensive idea, two UAE-based airlines - Air Arabia and flyDubai has just announced some flight deals that will make tr...

 
MENAFN.com Politics
MENAFN.com Politics   10/21/2017 03:07 AM

Kuwait books section at Expo-2020 ground     10/20/2017   09:33 PM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) DUBAI, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait has booked a large section of the ground on which Expo-2020 will be held, said the Kuwaiti Informat...


MEP slams Israeli raids against Palestinian media outlets     10/20/2017   09:33 PM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- The Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with Palestine (DPAL) condemned Thursday an Israeli ar...


Arabs need to reaffirm stance on Paris accord - Kuwaiti official     10/20/2017   09:33 PM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) CAIRO, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- Chairman and Director General of Kuwait's Environment Public Authority (EPA) Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Sabah o...


Kuwait- EU official alarmed at reported crimes in Kirkuk     10/20/2017   09:33 PM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- Chair of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights Antonio Panzeri expressed alarm Thursday over report...


May: UK seeks cooperation with EU on key issues     10/20/2017   09:33 PM

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday that the EU summit later Thursday will be looking at the progress that h...