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  1. FM spokesperson refutes idea of Palestinian state in Sinai

    Egyptindependent.com - Egypt 02.24 / 11:43 egyptindependent.com
    The spokesperson for the Presidency Alaa Youssef denied recent media reports about proposals for the settlement of Palestinians in the Sinai.He said this idea was never discussed or proposed by any Arab or foreign official with Egyptian officials; adding that the idea was both unrealistic and unacceptable, especially given that the Egyptian people have made many sacrifices for Sinai specifically, over the past years. Youssef's remarks followed a meeting on…
  2. TSA inspectors praise EgyptAir security

    Egyptindependent.com - Egypt 02.24 / 10:13 egyptindependent.com
    The Chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company Safwat Mesallam received, on Thursday, a delegation from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who have been on a 4-day visit to Cairo to review the security measures on the company's flights to New York, between February 19 to 23. The US aviation inspectors praised the security of EgyptAir flights to New York after they reviewed the Cairo Airport and aircrafts security procedures; contingency plans; procedures for the…
  3. US-Egypt relations on threshold of new phase: FM

    Egyptindependent.com - Egypt 02.24 / 09:59 egyptindependent.com
    US-Egypt relations are on the threshold of a new phase after the election of US President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said.Speaking to the parliament's Foreign Relations Committee Thursday, Shoukry said that Egypt has dealt over the past four decades with successive American administrations through a strategic relationship based on mutual interest and benefit.There have been many external developments during the last six years, said Shoukry, stressing Egypt's…
  4. Christian killed in Sinai, sixth in a month: Egypt officials

    Egyptindependent.com - Egypt 02.24 / 09:14 egyptindependent.com
    Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian inside his home in northern Sinai, the sixth such killing in a month's time in the same region.The officials said on Friday that militants stormed the home of Kamel Youssef, a plumber, and shot him dead in front of his wife and children in the town of el-Arish. The killing comes days after Egypt's Islamic State affiliate, which is based in the Sinai Peninsula, vowed to step up attacks against…
  5. Let APRC Burn Themselves Out

    Kaironews.com - Kairo 02.24 / 07:37 kaironews.com
    If in fact this was an incident of thuggish behaviour coming from a section of the APRC supporters, then the best course of action, in my opinion is to ignore them altogether and let them burn themselves out, and not seek to engage them in[Read…
  6. Combating Oppression: A Socio-religious Obligation

    Kaironews.com - Kairo 02.23 / 19:53 kaironews.com
    By Ebou Gaye   It is lamentable that oppression is common in many parts of the world, particularly in Africa where it is the order of the day and condoned by many.   This outrageous, provocative act takes various forms, such as harassment; humiliation; torture;[Read…
  1. Iran’s IAEA envoy appointed as G77 chairman  

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran 02.24 / 13:54 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Feb. 24 (MNA) – Iran’s Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Reza Najafi has been appointed by consensus as the chairman of Group-77 for a one-year ter…
  2. Zarif urges intl. coop. on environment

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran 02.24 / 13:40 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Feb. 24 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif while inviting all neighboring countries to collaborate with Iran on environmental projects, said the move is not only an environmental need but also a security imp…
  3. Trump fears may thaw Iran-Gulf relations

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Iran 02.24 / 11:05 yourmiddleeast.com
    Rouhani's visit Wednesday to Oman and Kuwait follows years of rising tensions between Iran and its Gulf Arab neighbours, fuelled by the conflicts in Syria and Yemen where they back opposing sides.In stark contrast to some of the previous blame-trading, Rouhani struck a conciliatory tone during his short trip, which did not include a stop in arch-rival Saudi…
  4. Iran says Israel is the biggest threat to world peace

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Iran 02.24 / 11:05 yourmiddleeast.com
    Israel is the "biggest threat to the peace and security in the region and the world," Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said, quoted by state news agency IRNA.Trump had warned Wednesday after meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington that the "threat of Iran's nuclear ambitions" was one of the major security challenges facing…
  5. Means of expression, poetry can be used in fighting oppressors

    En.mehrnews.com - Iran 02.24 / 08:17 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Feb. 24 (MNA) – Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayat. Khamenei highlighted the role and impact of using language and poetry as means of promoting ideologies in the fight against o…
  6. Sex slavery is part of home service in Saudi Arabia, says rescued Indian woman

    Theiranproject.com - Iran 02.23 / 23:02 theiranproject.com
    American Herald Tribune– A year ago, 38-year-old Noorjahan Akbar Husen used to work at a beauty parlour in Saudi Arabia.  She was brutally tortured by her employer as she …
  7. Iranian aide rules out foul play in Rafsanjani’s death

    Theiranproject.com - Iran 02.23 / 23:02 theiranproject.com
    IFP- Gholam-Ali Rajaee, one of the close associates of demised Rafsanjani, has reacted to the propaganda campaign launched by some foreign media outlets which have tried to create the…
  8. Tehran, Bishkek ink MOU on reduction of rail transport tariffs

    Theiranproject.com - Iran 02.23 / 23:02 theiranproject.com
    Tehran Times- Iran and Kyrgyzstan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on reducing rail transport tariffs between the two countries, IRNA reported citing the Public Relations Department of Islamic…
  1. King holds wide-ranging talks with Somali leader

    Saudigazette.com.sa - Saudi Arabia 02.23 / 21:21 saudigazette.com.sa
    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and visiting Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Thursday held wide-ranging talks which focused mainly on further enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The talks held at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh also reviewed latest developments in the region. Earlier, Farmajo was accorded an official reception at The post King holds wide-ranging talks with Somali leader appeared first on Saudi…
  2. Crown Prince: Security of nation and safety of citizens top priority

    Saudigazette.com.sa - Saudi Arabia 02.23 / 21:21 saudigazette.com.sa
    THE government of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is committed to do everything that contributes to ensure the security of the country and its economy as well as the safety of its citizens, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, said late Wednesday. “Electronic security is an integral The post Crown Prince: Security of nation and safety of citizens top priority appeared first on Saudi G…
  3. Policeman dies, Indian expat hurt in Houthi attack

    Saudigazette.com.sa - Saudi Arabia 02.23 / 21:07 saudigazette.com.sa
    ABHA – A policeman was killed and an Indian expatriate injured in a Houthi attack from across the Yemeni border. Col. Muhammad Al-Asimi, spokesman of Civil Defense Directorate in Asir region, said that military projectiles fired by Houthis hit a residential neighborhood at around11.30 p.m. on Wednesday in Dhahran Al-Janoob in the southern Asir region. The post Policeman dies, Indian expat hurt in Houthi attack appeared first on Saudi G…
  4. Life in a nut-cell

    Saudigazette.com.sa - Saudi Arabia 02.23 / 21:07 saudigazette.com.sa
    THE World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that drivers who use cell phones while operating a vehicle are four times more likely to be in involved in an accident than drivers who do not. The organization has called upon governments worldwide to take preemptive measures and intensify public awareness campaigns, Al-Riyadh daily reported. Globally, over The post Life in a nut-cell appeared first on Saudi…
  5. Renshaw, Starc rescue Aussies

    Saudigazette.com.sa - Saudi Arabia 02.23 / 21:07 saudigazette.com.sa
    PUNE — Australia’s Matt Renshaw admitted he feared he had let his teammates down by leaving the fray with an upset stomach before returning to hit a gritty half-century in the first Test against India Thursday. In the opening day of a four-match series between the world’s top two sides, Renshaw’s innings and some late The post Renshaw, Starc rescue Aussies appeared first on Saudi Gazette…
  6. Wozniacki storms into semis

    Saudigazette.com.sa - Saudi Arabia 02.23 / 21:07 saudigazette.com.sa
    DUBAI — Caroline Wozniacki reached her sixth career Dubai Tennis Championships semifinals when she defeated Catherine “Cici” Bellis 6-3, 6-2 Thursday.
 Wozniacki, who won the Dubai title in 2011, reached the Doha final last week. She’s played nine matches in the last nine days.
 Bellis, the youngest player in the draw at 17, scored the The post Wozniacki storms into semis appeared first on Saudi Gazet…
  7. Request phase of renewable energy program launched

    Saudigazette.com.sa - Saudi Arabia 02.23 / 21:07 saudigazette.com.sa
    Program targets 3.45 GW of renewables by 2020 and 9.5 GW by 2023 THE Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources has launched its first requests for qualifications (RFQ) for the Kingdom’s National Renewable Energy Program (NREP). The RFQ process for the NREP is open to The post Request phase of renewable energy program launched appeared first on Saudi Gaz…
  1. Commentary : Opinion: De Mistura Must Unite Syrian Opposition in Geneva Talks

    Syrianobserver.com - Syria 02.24 / 11:53 syrianobserver.com
       De Mistura must try and unite the opposition delegations if the Geneva talks are to be successful, and any future solution will require UN member states to stop funding terrorism and collaborate with the Syrian government, writes Samer Dahi for loyalist Al…
  2. Features : Syrian Refugee Women at Zaatari Camp Cook to Defeat Hunger

    Syrianobserver.com - Syria 02.24 / 11:53 syrianobserver.com
       Syrian refugee women in Jordan's Zaatari Camp try to survive their terrible circumstances by selling homemade food and other handmade products to feed their families' ne…
  3. News : Kurdish Forces Close in on Raqqa City as More ISIS Strongholds Collapse

    Syrianobserver.com - Syria 02.24 / 11:53 syrianobserver.com
       A long and bloody battle ahead as US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces capture more villages from the Islamic State group in northern Raqqa province and close in on ISIS' de facto ca…
  4. News : Clashes Intensify in Daraa as Regime Launches Air Raids

    Syrianobserver.com - Syria 02.24 / 11:53 syrianobserver.com
       Regime warplanes launched 15 air raids and dropped six barrel bombs on al-Manshiya neighborhood in Daraa, intensifying clashes and forcing schools to close, opposition outlet re…
  5. News : Army Captures Strategic Hill in Deir-ez-Zor

    Syrianobserver.com - Syria 02.24 / 11:53 syrianobserver.com
       Army units seize control over Shuai'b Hill in fight against ISIS in Deir-ez-Zor and battle Al-Nusra Front militants in Daraa, pro-government newspaper re…
  6. News : ‬Jaafari Re-elected as Rapporteur of Special Committee on Decolonization

    Syrianobserver.com - Syria 02.24 / 11:39 syrianobserver.com
       The Special Committee on Decolonization re-elects Bashar al-Jaafari as its rapporteur, SANA re…
  7. US under pressure on Syria stance ahead of Geneva talks

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Syria 02.24 / 11:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    On the sidelines of a G20 gathering in Germany, Tillerson joined a group of countries supporting the Syrian opposition for talks pushing a political solution to the nearly six-year war.It is the first meeting of the so-called "like-minded" nations -- made up of around a dozen Western and Arab countries as well as Turkey -- since US President Donald Trump took…
  8. News : Syria Rebels Announce Capture of Al-Bab from ISIS

    Syrianobserver.com - Syria 02.24 / 09:24 syrianobserver.com
       ISIS militants are still present in parts of the town and the rebels are in control of less than half of it…
  1. Dubai street art turns urban sprawl into open-air museum

    Yourmiddleeast.com - United Arab Emirates 02.24 / 11:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    From poetry painted in intricate Arabic calligraphy to a portrait of an old man rowing a wooden boat, the art of the government-funded Dubai Street Museum is bringing new life to the city.The project features the work of 16 mural and graffiti artists of different genres and nationalities, including four…
  1. IDF Shoots Down Hamas Drone Flying Into Israeli Airspace

    Thetower.org - Israel 02.24 / 15:45 thetower.org
    An Israel fighter plane on Thursday shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as it flew from the Gaza Strip to the Mediterranean Sea. The drone was intercepted before it entered Israeli airspace and landed harmlessly in the sea. “The IDF will not allow any violation of [Israel’s] airspace and will operate with determination against [&#…
  2. Israeli Company’s Traffic-Detection Technology Added to BMWs

    Thetower.org - Israel 02.24 / 13:06 thetower.org
    The Israeli tech company Mobileye will introduce Global RoadBook, its road management data-generation technology, into newly developed BMW models entering the market in 2018. The technology will provide real-time info on traffic density, potential road hazards, weather conditions, on-street parking, and other data. “This agreement to crowdsource real-time data using vehicles equipped with [Mobileye’s] camera-based Advanced […
  3. State Won’t Grant Entry Visa to Human Rights Watch ‘Investigator’

    Hamodia.com - Israel 02.24 / 09:57 hamodia.com
    An entry visa to Israel for a “human rights investigator” will not be granted to the Human Rights Watch organization, the Immigration Authority announced Friday. The denial of the visa… Read more » The post State Won’t Grant Entry Visa to Human Rights Watch ‘Investigator’ appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: U.N. Appoints Pro-Palestinian Human Rights Investigator Human Rights Watch: Palestinians Abuse Media, Activists Israel Boycotts U.N. Human Rig…
  4. Tamar, Natural Resource License Bring in Nearly NIS 1B

    Hamodia.com - Israel 02.24 / 09:57 hamodia.com
    The government earned nearly NIS 1 billion shekels from licenses for use of the country’s natural resources last year, it said in a weekend statement. The NIS 854 million collected… Read more » The post Tamar, Natural Resource License Bring in Nearly NIS 1B appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: More Gas Prospects in Tamar Southwest Israeli Natural Gas Deal With Egypt on Front Burner New Gas Field Could Match Tamar, Gas Firms Say Turkey Interested in Israeli…
  5. Israelis Got 700,000 Traffic Tickets in 2016

    Hamodia.com - Israel 02.24 / 09:26 hamodia.com
    Some 700,000 Israelis got citations for violating traffic laws in 2016 – with officers writing an average of 1,900 tickets a day, police said in their year-end accounting of traffic… Read more » The post Israelis Got 700,000 Traffic Tickets in 2016 appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: NY Prosecutors to Know About Old Traffic Tickets MKs: Traffic Court Backups Mean Less Road Safety Clergyman Pleads Guilty To Traffic Violation Officials Declare Citizen Traffic E…
  6. Haifa-Nazareth Light Rail Line Planned

    Hamodia.com - Israel 02.24 / 08:15 hamodia.com
    The Israel National Planning Council has approved a plan for the development of a light rail line between Haifa and Nazareth. The 43-kilometer-long line will pass through 17 towns and… Read more » The post Haifa-Nazareth Light Rail Line Planned appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: Survey: Yerushalayim Light Rail a Success Light Rail Gets Okay for Big Expansion ‘Resistance Is Futile’ to Tel Aviv Light Rail, Says Minister Light Rail to Be Extended to…
  7. State Set to ‘Go Easy’ on Chevron Area Squatters

    Hamodia.com - Israel 02.24 / 07:35 hamodia.com
    After the state used its full force to demolish over 30 buildings at Amona last month over claims by absentee Arab claimants that they owned the land, Avigdor Liberman is… Read more » The post State Set to ‘Go Easy’ on Chevron Area Squatters appeared first on Hamodia. In related news: After Amona, State Demolishes 34 Illegal Arab Buildings Officials: PA Building Illegal City on State Lands State Argues Amona Evacuation Could Harm Israel Diplomatically Court…
  8. Accepting the truth about Umm al-Hiran killing isn’t enough

    972mag.com - Israel 02.24 / 05:40 972mag.com
    The slander and lies that accompanied the lethal shooting of a Bedouin teacher in Umm al-Hiran last month were nothing out of the ordinary. Walking it back won’t be enough. In the end, it took a looming police internal affairs report for one of Israel’s most senior government ministers to even consider walking back his insistent …
  1. Classes suspended in northern town as fighting intensifies in adjacent Syrian territory

    En.ammonnews.net - Jordan 02.23 / 22:56 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - Authorities on Thursday ordered the suspension of school classes in the northern border town of Ramtha for Thursday as intense fighting broke out in the adjacent Syrian city of Daraa on the other side of the border.A ministry of education spokesman told Petra that classes were…
  2. Planning minister urges Millennium Challenge Corporation to provide aid to Jordan

    En.ammonnews.net - Jordan 02.23 / 22:56 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - Minister of Planning and International cooperation Imad Fakhoury called on the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to support Jordan, and take into consideration challenges facing the Kingdom when considering grants to the Kingdom.Fakhoury made the remarks as he met with a…
  3. PM meets with heads of medical associations

    En.ammonnews.net - Jordan 02.23 / 22:28 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani al-Mulqi, on Thursday, met with heads of medical professions associations (doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists), in the presence of Health Minister, Mahmoud al-Sheyyab and State Minister for Legal Affairs Bishr Khasawneh.The meeting touched on a draft…
  1. Israel denies work permit to Human Rights Watch

    Group describes rejection as “ominous t…
  2. How UK's Jewish Labour Movement tries to intimidate journalists

    Pro-Israel group’s lawyers send warning letter to Electronic Intifada…
  3. Israel framed slain Palestinian as Islamic State terrorist

    Probe will contradict police claims that Yaqoub Abu al-Qiyan was carrying out attack when he was killed last…
  4. PEN America drops Israel sponsorship

    Activists welcome decision as victory for Palestinian-led BDS…
  1. USAID's Lebanon Water Project launches Farmers Field Days to promote watersaving technologies in agriculture

    Nna-leb.gov.lb - Lebanon 02.24 / 17:03 nna-leb.gov.lb
    NNA - As part of its collaboration with the private sector to promote water-saving technologies in agriculture, the Lebanon Water Project (LWP), funded by the United States Agency for International…
  2. ICMPD Director for Migration Dialogues and Cooperation visits Lebanon

    Nna-leb.gov.lb - Lebanon 02.24 / 16:49 nna-leb.gov.lb
    A delegation from the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) conducted a 3-day visit to Lebanon from the 22nd to the 24th of February 2017, and held discussions with the…
  3. Christians flee Egypt's restive Sinai after spate of attacks

    Nna-leb.gov.lb - Lebanon 02.24 / 16:20 nna-leb.gov.lb
    NNA - Dozens of Coptic Christians have left Egypt39;s Sinai Peninsula after a string of attacks killed three Christians, church officials said on Friday. On Thursday, suspected Islamic State…
  4. Trump attacks FBI on leakers of Russia reports: 'FIND NOW'

    Nna-leb.gov.lb - Lebanon 02.24 / 16:20 nna-leb.gov.lb
    NNA - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the FBI on Friday for failing to stop leaks of national security information to the media and directed the agency to find those who pass on classified…
  5. Self-Radicalized Assi Indicted: Costa Chosen for Containing 'Hizbullah Supporters, Christians'

    Naharnet.com - Lebanon 02.24 / 15:55 naharnet.com
    First Military Examining Magistrate Riad Abu Ghida on Friday charged detained Islamic State-linked militant Omar al-Assi with attempting to blow himself up at Hamra's Costa cafe on January…
  6. UN 'disturbed' by light sentence for Israeli soldier

    Nna-leb.gov.lb - Lebanon 02.24 / 15:39 nna-leb.gov.lb
    NNA - An 18-month prison sentence for an Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant is an "unacceptable" punishment for "an apparent extra-judicial killing," the UN said…
  7. Hamade meets UN Education envoy over imminent Brussels forum

    Nna-leb.gov.lb - Lebanon 02.24 / 15:09 nna-leb.gov.lb
    NNA - Minister of Education and Higher Learning, Marwan Hamade, met on Friday with United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, with whom he discussed the ongoing preparations…
  8. Darwish, Bonne tackle current developments

    Nna-leb.gov.lb - Lebanon 02.24 / 14:54 nna-leb.gov.lb
    NNA - Greek Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Forzol, Zahle and the Bekaa Issam Yohanna Darwish, recieved on Friday French Ambassador to Lebanon, Emmanuel Bonne, at the Diocese of Our Lady of…
  1. Members of Best Buddies Qatar visit Al Magrabi Eye, ENT, Dental Centre for checkups

    Qatarscoop.com - Qatar 02.24 / 09:05 qatarscoop.com
    Members of the Best Buddies Qatar made a visit to the Al Magrabi Eye, ENT and Dental Centre for checkups recently and also took part in a workshop to raise health awareness and gain knowledge of medical profession. The members, falling in the age group of 7-12 years from Umm Slal Al Ali Primary School,…
  2. Wet weekend in store for Qatar this weekend

    Qatarscoop.com - Qatar 02.24 / 07:41 qatarscoop.com
    The Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) expects a wet weekend with thundery rain in some places on Friday along with strong winds in parts of the country towards the afternoon. QMD state that it might rain in the early hours of the day and then again at night, which may be thundery at times. Moreover, rain…
  3. Qatar’s Emir meets Jordan’s ambassador at Emiri Diwan to wish him on retirement

    Qatarscoop.com - Qatar 02.24 / 06:59 qatarscoop.com
    His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met Jordan’s ambassador Zahi Mohammed al-Samadi at the Emiri Diwan office on the occasion of the expiry of the envoy’s tenure in Qatar. The Emir honoured the ambassador with the Decoration of Al Wajbah in recognition of his efforts in enhancing ties between Qatar and Jordan,…
  4. Suburban areas face traffic congestion due to development projects in 2016, reveals QMD report

    Qatarscoop.com - Qatar 02.24 / 06:59 qatarscoop.com
    The annual Qatar Traffic Report (QTR) 2016 has revealed that some suburban areas experienced traffic congestion due to development projects, including road works and fast urbanisation. According to the report released by the Qatar Mobility Innovations Centre (QMIC), traffic congestion in the country had gone up initially in 2016, compared to 2015, although there has…
  5. CID nabs 8 pick-pocketers in Qatar

    Qatarscoop.com - Qatar 02.24 / 06:59 qatarscoop.com
    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has nabbed as many as 8 people in crimes related to pick-pocketing and thefts. The CID in a statement has said that all the 8 persons nabbed in connection to this are Africans and they were part of a network who used to steal…
  6. CID nabs 8 pick-pocketers in Qatar

    Qatarscoop.com - Qatar 02.24 / 06:44 qatarscoop.com
    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has nabbed as many as 8 people in crimes related to pick-pocketing and thefts. The CID in a statement has said that all the 8 persons nabbed in connection to this are Africans and they were part of a network who used to steal…