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  1. Iran parliament says 'yes' to 16 cabinet picks

    Irna.ir - Politics 08.20 / 08:52 irna.ir
    Tehran, Aug 20, IRNA – Sixteen proposed ministers out of 18 were successful in getting the confidence votes of Iranian lawmkers on S…
  2. President Rouhani gives final speech to defend his cabinet picks

    Irna.ir - Politics 08.20 / 08:23 irna.ir
    Tehran, Aug 20, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani here on Sunday gave his final speech in the Iranian parliament (Majlis) to defend the plans of his proposed ministers before lawmakers cast their votes of c…
  3. Iranian president urges globe to rebuke Trump: US political activist

    Irna.ir - Politics 08.20 / 07:56 irna.ir
    New York, Aug 20, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani's recent speech in Majlis (Iranian Parliament) was in fact a message for global reprimand of US President Donald Trump, said the head of National Iranian American Council (NIAC) research c…
  4. Five ISIS Attacks in Europe Since Wednesday Shake the Continent

    Themedialine.org - Politics 08.20 / 07:47 themedialine.org
    Following five deadly terror attacks that have been […] The post Five ISIS Attacks in Europe Since Wednesday Shake the Continent appeared first on The Media…
  5. Palestinian Ambassador Warns It’s Back to International Campaign if US Mission Fails

    Themedialine.org - Politics 08.20 / 07:47 themedialine.org
    Just in case US President Donald Trump’s team […] The post Palestinian Ambassador Warns It’s Back to International Campaign if US Mission Fails appeared first on The Media Lin…
  6. Perception of Netanyahu’s Deteriorating Position Fuels Defense of Internal Party Politics

    Themedialine.org - Politics 08.20 / 07:47 themedialine.org
    Dogged by seamless media coverage of four separate […] The post Perception of Netanyahu’s Deteriorating Position Fuels Defense of Internal Party Politics appeared first on The Media L…
  7. UN welcomes Baghdad-Erbil negotiations

    Irna.ir - Politics 08.20 / 06:28 irna.ir
    Tehran, Aug 20, IRNA – In a meeting between the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Jan Kubis with the Kurdistan political delegation, the UN official welcomed Baghdad-Erbil ongoing d…
  8. Iran President in parliament to defend cabinet picks

    Irna.ir - Politics 08.20 / 06:07 irna.ir
    Tehran, Aug 20, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Majlis (Parliament) Sunday to give his final speech to defend his proposed m…
  1. Rouhani Says Top Priority to Protect Nuclear Deal from U.S.

    Naharnet.com - World 08.20 / 09:08 naharnet.com
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday the top foreign policy priority for his new government was to protect the nuclear deal from being torn up by the United…
  2. N. Korea Says U.S.-South Military Exercises 'Gasoline on Fire'

    Naharnet.com - World 08.20 / 07:41 naharnet.com
    North Korea warned Sunday that the United States will be "pouring gasoline on fire" by conducting an annual war game in the South next week amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and…
  3. Iraq Begins Battle to Retake Tal Afar, IS Bastion near Mosul

    Naharnet.com - Middle East 08.20 / 07:41 naharnet.com
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced early Sunday the start of a battle to retake Tal Afar, a key Northern Iraqi bastion of the Islamic State (IS) group and one of their last remaining strongholds in the region. The announcement comes a month after the capture by Iraqi forces of second city Mosul further east in a major blow to the…
  4. Terrorism in name of Islam doesn’t represent Islam: Zarif

    Islamtimes.org - World 08.20 / 04:00 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticized US President Donald Trump for hastily “insulting” Islam following terrorist attacks in Spain, saying that acts of terror committed in the name of Islam do not represent the holy rel…
  5. Abbas Defies U.S. Demands to Reduce Tensions Over Temple Mount

    Thetower.org - US 08.19 / 22:08 thetower.org
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is refusing demands from the White House to stop incitement over the Temple Mount and call for an end to protests, Haaretz reported Thursday. U.S. officials urged the PA to de-escalate tensions, citing Israeli efforts to defuse the situation in the wake of a July 14 terror attack at the Temple Mount that [&…
  6. Iraqi minister calls for reopening Turaibil border crossing

    En.ammonnews.net - World 08.19 / 22:07 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - Iraqi Acting Minister of Trade Salman al-Jumaili on Friday called for the reopening of Turaibil border crossing with Jordan as soon as possible to boost trade exchange and passenger movement.In a statement, Al-Jumaili said Iraq is in deep need for the reopening of the border…
  7. Moroccan asylum seeker 'targeted women' in Finland terror stabbing

    Muscatdaily.com - World 08.19 / 16:51 muscatdaily.com
    Police shot and wounded the knife-wielding suspect, detaining him minutes after Friday's rampage at a busy market square in Turku, southwestern…
  8. Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods

    Muscatdaily.com - World 08.19 / 16:51 muscatdaily.com
    Indian authorities sought military help in two districts of northern Uttar Pradesh state after fresh heavy rains left hundreds of villages…
  1. Russia 'not demanding' Turkey quit EU for Shanghai pact

    En.dunyatimes.com - Europe 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    Russia does not expect Turkey to cut its ties with the EU while conducting accession talks with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Russia's ambassador to Ankara said Wednesday. "It is all is up to Ankara," Andrey Karlov said. "During the [SCO] membership process, we are not at…
  2. European Commission vows to make EU-Turkey deal succeed

    En.dunyatimes.com - Europe 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    The European Commission chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Friday the European body was abiding by the refugee deal between the European Union and Turkey. Speaking at a daily press conference in Brussels, Schinas said: "We are sticking to the EU-Turkey agreement on refugees and we will do…
  3. European lawmakers back motion to halt Turkey, EU talks

    En.dunyatimes.com - Europe 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a non-binding motion urging the European Commission and national governments to temporarily suspend EU accession talks with Turkey. By 479 votes to 37, with 107 abstentions, lawmakers backed a motion calling on "the Commission and on the Member…
  4. US continues to express strong support for Turkey

    En.dunyatimes.com - Europe 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    While expressing concerns about recent developments in Turkey, the U.S. said Friday it would continue to voice strong support for its ally and that country's democracy. State Department spokesman John Kirby said the U.S. would not pin Turkey's democracy and the detainment of a pair of…
  5. France 'sees drop' in Islamophobic attacks

    En.dunyatimes.com - Europe 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    There was a decline in Islamophobic attacks on Muslims in France since January, the country's National Observatory Against Islamophobia claimed on Thursday. However, the group warned that growing "cyber hate" against Muslims remained a serious issue. Some 149 anti-Muslim acts were recorded…
  6. Tsipras reshuffles Greek Cabinet during bailout review

    En.dunyatimes.com -  Balkans 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reshuffled his government late Friday in an attempt to boost its stability amid a bailout review. The previous Cabinet had been strongly criticized by Greeks because of the implementation of deep austerity policies and former ministers had openly opposed the bailout…
  7. Hungary to build 2nd fence to stem migrant flow

    En.dunyatimes.com -  Balkans 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    Hungary plans to build a second fence on its southern border with Serbia in order to stem illegal migration, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday. The fence will be built alongside the existing one and have the capacity to stop hundreds of thousands of migrants, Orban told public radio Kossuth.…
  8. Bosnia bids farewell to 127 more Srebrenica victims

    En.dunyatimes.com -  Balkans 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    Hundreds of people lined the streets of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo on Saturday to bid farewell to the recently identified remains of more than 120 people murdered in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The bodies of the 127 victims began their final journey from the central Bosnian city of Visoko on…
  1. European and North African ministers seek to curb Libya migrant flows

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Libya 08.20 / 05:06 yourmiddleeast.com
    One year after a controversial deal with Turkey to stop migrants setting out across the Aegean Sea for Greece, the European Union is seeking to reach a similar accord with conflict-hit Libya, despite fierce opposition from human rights campaigners.Just this past weekend more than 3,300 people were rescued from unseaworthy vessels off the north African country, bringing the number of arrivals in Italy to nearly 20,000 so far in 2017 -- a significant increase on previous…
  2. Algerians vote amid anger over economy

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Algeria 08.19 / 20:09 yourmiddleeast.com
    But despite urgent challenges facing the country, candidates have struggled to inspire voters disillusioned by what many see as broken government promises and a tainted political system."Corruption has plagued politics. How can you vote for a candidate who has paid to be selected by a party?" asked Ali, a merchant in the town of Blida, 45 kilometres (30 miles) southwest of…
  3. Kenya opposition files case against presidential electipn

    Islamtimes.org - Africa 08.19 / 10:25 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - The Kenyan opposition has filed a petition with the country’s Supreme Court, dismissing as “fundamentally flawed” the results of last week’s election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, his longtime rival…
  1. Two-state solution in Mideast 'in serious jeopardy': US' Kerry

    En.dunyatimes.com - Asia 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday the future of a two-state solution is "in serious jeopardy", defending U.S. abstention last week on a UN Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlements. "The United States did, in fact, vote in accordance with our values, just as previous…
  2. Lavrov, de Mistura discuss Syria

    En.dunyatimes.com - Asia 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    Russia confirmed on Wednesday its foreign minister had spoken to the UN's special envoy on Syria. Sergey Lavrov called Staffan de Mistura and "exchanged views on the efforts of launching a political process in Syria," according to Russia's foreign ministry. The ministry said de Mistura…
  3. Russia, China veto 7-day Aleppo truce

    En.dunyatimes.com - Asia 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    Russia and China on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have provided respite to Syrians as desperately-needed humanitarian aid flows into the battled city of Aleppo. The plan to hold up a seven-day cessation of hostilities fell by the wayside after the two of the five…
  4. Erdogan, Putin discuss Syrian city of Aleppo over phone

    En.dunyatimes.com - Asia 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    Turkish and Russian presidents on Wednesday had a phone conversation on Syrian city of Aleppo, according to a presidential source. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin agreed to step up efforts to stop clashes in the Syrian city of Aleppo and delivery of humanitarian aid to the civilians in the…
  5. Israel's new ambassador to Turkey arrives in Ankara

    En.dunyatimes.com - Asia 08.20 / 09:03 en.dunyatimes.com
    Israel's new ambassador to Turkey arrived in Ankara on Thursday. After landing at Esenboga Airport, Eitan Na'eh referred to Turkish assistance in containing fires in Israel last week and said the countries had a "history of helping each in times of need." He added that he was looking forward…
  6. Bangladesh border guards block Myanmar Rohingya refugees

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 08.20 / 03:59 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Bangladeshi coast guards have refused to allow in scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine, where the government continues with a deadly push against members of the m…
  7. Anti-US Posters Spread in North Korea as Trump Plans War Drills

    Islamtimes.org - Asia 08.20 / 03:50 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Anti-United States posters have appeared across North Korean streets as tension between the two countries continue to…
  8. US formally launches probe of China trade ties

    Islamtimes.org - China 08.19 / 10:25 islamtimes.org
    Islam Times - Washington has formally launched a probe into China’s alleged theft of US intellectual property (IP), in a move likely to spark a trade war with Beijing which has vowed to take “all appropriate measures” in response to the move…