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  1. Sabbath end last-ever tour - Band say last rites on touring in homecoming

    Menafn.com - Top Stories 02.19 / 14:03 menafn.com
    (MENAFN - Arab Times) Taylor Swift performs at DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on Feb 4, in Houston, Texas. (AP) LONDON, Feb 5, (Agencies): Black…
  2. Chazelle wins top honor at DGA - 'La La Land' continues dance to Oscars

    Menafn.com - Top Stories 02.19 / 14:03 menafn.com
    (MENAFN - Arab Times) Director Damien Chazelle poses with the nomination plaque for Best Direction in a Feature Film for 'La La Land', in the press room at the 69th Annual…
  3. 'Fury' tops Goya awards - Santa Barbara Fest salutes eight actors

    Menafn.com - Top Stories 02.19 / 14:03 menafn.com
    (MENAFN - Arab Times) Spanish actress Penelope Cruz (right), and film director Alejandro Amenabar present the Best Film award at the 31st Goya awards ceremony in Madrid on Feb 4.…
  1. ISIS accuses Mousl’s residents of treason

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 02.19 / 18:09 en.arabstoday.net
    A state of confusion dominated ISIS extremist group hours after the launch of military operations conducted by the Iraqi forces in cooperation with the International Coalition to liberate Mousl’s right bank, as the group closed the neighborhoods of the old city amid the spread of Combat detachment. Meanwhile, sources revealed that unidentified people set the fire on three headquarters related to the group in the western side of Mousl. Sources revealed that ISIS closed the old city p…
  2. Sharjah Ruler visits service projects in Al…

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 02.19 / 18:09 en.arabstoday.net
    H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, visited several administrative and service projects in Al Hamriya area on Sunday. He began by visiting the premises of Al –Hamriyah Cooperative Association for Fishermen and met with the organisation’s board of the directors, congratulating them for establishing the organisation, which contributes to supporting fishermen and assisting their businesses. During the meeting, they discussed several iss…
  3. Sharjah Ruler inaugurates SAF’s new Hamriyah studios

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 02.19 / 18:09 en.arabstoday.net
    H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah opened on Sunday, Sharjah Art Foundation’s, SAF, new Himriyah Studios in Al Hamriyah Area. Sheikh Sultan toured various sections of the new studios deemed a new architectural addition to SAF. He listened to a briefing on the new studios’ role in enhancing SAF’s activities and its interaction with the local art’s spectators Built on a land area of 1749 sqm, the new studios provide multi-functional arti…
  4. Turkish troops bombarded Aleppo’s northern and southern…

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 02.19 / 17:54 en.arabstoday.net
    Turkish troops renewed its missile attacks on areas at Qabon district, as it is thought that they used Surface to surface missiles. The attack comes after similar attacks on Saturday against the same district. The Turkish attack coincided with bombardment from the governmental troops that used mortar shells. At least 16 persons have been killed during the massacre carried out by the governmental troops against the district, as it led to a large number of injuries. This number of those…
  5. Spokesman: Turkey’s FM remarks in Munich unconstructive

    Irna.ir - Politics 02.19 / 17:42 irna.ir
    Tehran, Feb 19, IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said Iran considers remarks of the Turkey’s foreign minister in Munich “unconstructive” and added that they should know that instability and insecurity in the region has no guilty except them and a number of fearing states…
  6. Chairman of N.Korean Supreme Assembly confers with Larijani

    Irna.ir - Politics 02.19 / 17:27 irna.ir
    Tehran, Feb 19, IRNA – Chairman of Supreme People’s Assembly of Democratic People Republic of Korea Choe Thae-bok met with Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani on Sun…
  7. Netanyahu sets off on groundbreaking trips to Singapore and Australia

    Web.debka.com - Politics 02.19 / 17:27 web.debka.com
    February 19, 2017, 7:15 PM (IDT) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is due to meeting President Tan Keng Yam after he lands in Singapore Monday morning, followed by talks with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, a visit to Singapore's Magen Avot Synagogue, which dates back to 1878, and a meeting with representatives of the state's 2,500- strong Jewish community. This is the first visit to the island-state by an Israeli prime minister, who is accompanied by his wife Sara.. Tuesday afternoon,…
  8. Merkel: Islam not source of suicide

    En.arabstoday.net - Politics 02.19 / 17:25 en.arabstoday.net
    Islam itself is not the source of terrorism, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday during a speech at the Munich Security Conference where US Vice President Mike Pence was in the audience. She added that it was crucial to include Muslim countries in the fight against terrorism. “The joint fight against Islamic terrorism is one area where we have the same interests and we can work together,” Merkel said. She said Europe's ties with Russia remained challenging, but it was imp…
  1. Iraq pushes to retake last IS stronghold in Mosul

    Omanobserver.om - World 02.19 / 18:35 omanobserver.om
    BAGHDAD/ERBIL: US-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge IS militants from their remaining stronghold in Mosul,... The post Iraq pushes to retake last IS stronghold in Mosul appeared first on Oman…
  2. Shelling by govt forces aimed at sabotaging peace talks: Opposition

    Omanobserver.om - World 02.19 / 18:35 omanobserver.om
    BEIRUT: The leading Syrian opposition body on Sunday lambasted escalating attacks by government forces as a “bloody message” aimed at... The post Shelling by govt forces aimed at sabotaging peace talks: Opposition appeared first on Oman Obs…
  3. At least 30 killed in Mogadishu car bombing

    Omanobserver.om - World 02.19 / 18:35 omanobserver.om
    MOGADISHU: At least 30 people were killed on Sunday when a car packed with explosives blew up near a busy... The post At least 30 killed in Mogadishu car bombing appeared first on Oman…
  4. ‘Blind shaikh’ convicted in WTC bombing dies in prison

    Omanobserver.om - World 02.19 / 18:35 omanobserver.om
    NORTH CAROLINA: Omar Abdel Rahman, the cleric known as “the blind shaikh” who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993... The post ‘Blind shaikh’ convicted in WTC bombing dies in prison appeared first on Oman Observe…
  5. Suppressing free press is ‘how dictators get started’: McCain

    Omanobserver.om - World 02.19 / 18:35 omanobserver.om
    MUNICH: US Senator John McCain defending the media against the latest attack by President Donald Trump, warned that suppressing the... The post Suppressing free press is ‘how dictators get started’: McCain appeared first on Oman Obs…
  6. Trump Refers to Non-Existent Sweden Terror Incident

    Naharnet.com - World 02.19 / 18:05 naharnet.com
    U.S. President Donald Trump was speaking to  supporters on Saturday when he apparently referred to the Scandinavian country as the site of a terror incident -- the latest example of his administration naming a non-existent attack. He was addressing a campaign-style rally in Florida when he launched into a list of places that have been targeted by …
  7. Syria Regime Shelling 'Bloody Message' before Talks, Says Opposition

    Naharnet.com - Middle East 02.19 / 17:51 naharnet.com
    The leading Syrian opposition body on Sunday lambasted escalating attacks by government forces as a "bloody message" aimed at sabotaging peace talks that are due to open in Geneva next…
  8. Kuwait Jails Senior Official for Joining IS Jihadists

    Naharnet.com - Middle East 02.19 / 17:51 naharnet.com
    Kuwait's supreme court on Sunday sentenced a top bureaucrat to 10 years in jail for joining and fighting with the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria and…
  1. Merkel calls on EU to improve relations with Russia

    En.mehrnews.com - Europe 02.19 / 08:25 en.mehrnews.com
    MOSCOW, Feb. 19 (MNA) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the European Union (EU) to improve relations with Russia, at a meeting in Munich with that country's foreign minister, Sergei L…
  2. Films On Art Festival to host Iran's 'Golchehreh'

    En.mehrnews.com - Europe 02.19 / 08:25 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) – Iranian drama film 'Golchehreh' directed by Vahid Mousaian will go on screen at Films On Art Festival in Port…
  3. Zarif talks JCPOA with European, Asian officials in Munich

    En.mehrnews.com - Europe 02.19 / 06:04 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) – On the sidelines of the 53rd Munich Security Conference, Iran’s FM Zarif held talks with a number of senior officials from European and Asian countries on Iran’s nuclear deal, as well as bilateral, regional and international issues.  …
  4. Russia seeks 'post-West' order as US vows loyalty to allies

    Thenational.ae - Europe 02.18 / 19:56 thenational.ae
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov offered a diametrically opposed global vision, just hours after Mr Pence vowed to stand with Europe to rein in a resurgent…
  5. Wilders sparks outrage with Moroccan 'scum' slur at Dutch vote launch

    Thenational.ae - Europe 02.18 / 19:14 thenational.ae
    The far-right politician has been leading opinion polls ahead of crunch elections on March 15, seen as a litmus test of populism in European…
  6. UN should assume more serious role in global crises

    En.mehrnews.com - Europe 02.18 / 15:30 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Feb. 18 (MNA) – FM Javad Zarif has told António Guterres of the UN the Organization should address ongoing crises in the world with more serious ac…
  7. UK at risk of terror after Daesh supporters back home: Police chief

    Islamtimes.org - Europe 02.18 / 07:15 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - The London police chief has warned that Britons fighting alongside the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq are on their way back home and will become an increasing threat to the…
  1. Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for 'mutual respect'

    Egyptindependent.com - North Africa 02.19 / 14:09 egyptindependent.com
    Iran's foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is "unmoved by threats" but responds well to respect.President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the US and five other world powers, under which Tehran agreed to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions, but hasn't said what he plans to do about it.His administration has said Iran was "on…
  2. 1 killed, 3 injured in Saudi Aramco oil pipeline leak

    Egyptindependent.com - North Africa 02.19 / 14:09 egyptindependent.com
    Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco says one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the kingdom.The company said in a statement Sunday that an emergency response team managed to contain the leak Saturday in Abqaiq.It did not provide details on how the contractor was killed. Two contractors who were hurt in the incident have been released from the hospital, while an Aramco employee who was injured remains in stable condition.The company…
  3. A year ago, Israel, Jordan and Egypt secretly met for peace: report

    Egyptindependent.com - North Africa 02.19 / 13:11 egyptindependent.com
    A year ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met secretly with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan in a failed attempt by the Obama administration to convene a wider regional summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace, Israel's daily Haaretz said on Sunday. At the White House on Wednesday, Netanyahu again raised the possibility of what he described as a "regional approach" to Israeli-Palestinian peace at a news conference with US President Donald Trump, who appeared to embrace the…
  4. Syrian forces attack rebel-held areas of Homs, Deraa, Damacus: monitors

    Egyptindependent.com - North Africa 02.19 / 08:37 egyptindependent.com
    Syrian warplanes bombarded a besieged rebel-held district of Homs, southern Deraa and insurgent areas in Damascus's outskirts on Saturday in what appeared to be intensifying assaults in the west of the country, monitors said.Much of western Syria is covered by an ongoing but shaky ceasefire between the government and rebels that took effect on December 30, but fighting has rumbled on, with warring sides accusing each other of truce violations as peace talks loom in Geneva next week.On…
  5. Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS

    Egyptindependent.com - North Africa 02.19 / 08:37 egyptindependent.com
    US-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul city, a battle that is expected to be prolonged and difficult due to a densely packed civilian population and older, narrower streets.In a briefed televised speech on state TV, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation, saying the government forces were moving to "liberate the people of Mosul from Daesh oppression and…
  6. Gambia's new president marks inauguration as nation cheers

    Thenational.ae - Africa 02.18 / 19:14 thenational.ae
    Mr Barrow told crowds that he would investigate human rights abuses under Yahya Jammeh's despotic rule spanning 22…
  7. Baghdad car bomb kills 51 as IS escalates insurgency attacks

    Egyptindependent.com - North Africa 02.18 / 08:34 egyptindependent.com
    A car packed with explosives blew up on Thursday in southern Baghdad, killing at least 51 people and wounding 55, security and medical sources said, in the deadliest such attack in Iraq this year. "Islamic State" (IS) militant group, which is on the defensive after losing control of eastern Mosul to a US-backed Iraqi military offensive, claimed responsibility for the bombing in an online statement. As it cedes territory captured in a 2014 offensive across northern and western…
  1. China,UK hold security dialogue, agree to strengthen coop.

    En.mehrnews.com - Asia 02.19 / 17:18 en.mehrnews.com
    LONDON, Feb. 19 (MNA) – China and Britain held their second high-level security dialogue here on Friday, with both sides agreeing to strengthen cooperation in security and law e…
  2. Working together for the region — ESCAP, ASEAN

    En.mehrnews.com - Asia 02.19 / 09:35 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shown to be an exemplary role model for regional cooperation guiding the 10-country bloc on the path toward shared prosperity and sustainable d…
  3. Iran Slams ISIS Terrorist Attack on Muslim Shrine in Pakistan

    Islamtimes.org - Pakistan 02.19 / 04:48 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Iran on Friday condemned an ISIS terrorist attack in Pakistan that killed 88 people and injured hundreds more at a crowded Sufi Muslim…
  4. The Western Roots of “Middle-Eastern” Terrorism

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 02.19 / 04:34 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Convinced that terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purposes, is unacceptable and unjustifiable, member States of the United Nations were finally able to adopt, on September 8, 2006, a common approach within the framework of the “United Nations global counter-terrorism strategy »…
  5. Iran to attend meeting of OCA Executive Committee

    En.mehrnews.com - Asia 02.18 / 13:38 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Feb. 18 (MNA) – Head of Iran’s National Olympics Committee will participate in the 69th Executive Board Meeting of Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) as board mem…
  6. Iran opens Roll Ball World Cup with victory

    En.mehrnews.com - Asia 02.18 / 10:22 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Feb. 18 (MNA) – Men’s and Women’s roll ball teams of Iran turned victorious in their opening encounters at the 4th Roll Ball World Cup underway in Bangl…
  7. Larijani, Ghasemi praise national wrestling champions

    En.mehrnews.com - Asia 02.18 / 08:36 en.mehrnews.com
    TEHRAN, Feb. 18 (MNA) – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and FM Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi have extended their congratulations to Iranian wrestlers on their victory at the 2017 Freestyle World Cup held in K…
  1. Ecuador leads actions in defense of rights of migrants in US

    En.mehrnews.com - Latin America 02.18 / 12:13 en.mehrnews.com
    QUITO, Feb. 18 (MNA) – Ecuador leads actions in defense of rights of migrants living in the United States, where the new government harshens policies against that s…