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 2021-01-16 00:01 

Kuwait News Agency

Italy suffers 477 virus-related deaths, 16,146 infections...

ROME, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- Italy on Friday reported 477 coronavirus-induced deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 81,325. In a statement, the Italian ministry of health said it registered 16,146 more cases in the same period, bringing the overall t...

 2021-01-15 23:55 

The Peninsula Qatar

Amir sends condolences to Amir of Kuwait...

The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani sent on Friday a cable of condolences to HH the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the death of Sheikha Fadhaa Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah....

 2021-01-15 23:52 

Kuwait News Agency

Luxembourg reports 143 new coronavirus cases...

BRUSSELS, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health of Luxembourg Friday reported 143 new cases of coronavirus in the country raising the total number of infections to 48, 630. Four more deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours increasing the...

 2021-01-15 23:51 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine consignments to be rescheduled...
 2021-01-15 23:41 

Press TV

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers 125-108 Miami Heat...

The Philadelphia 76ers defeats the visiting Miami Heat 125-108 at the Wells Fargo Center....

 2021-01-15 23:41 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

US troops in Afghanistan now down to 2,500, lowest since 2001- Pentagon...

The number of U.S troops in Afghanistan has been reduced to 2,500, the lowest level of American forces there since 2001, the Pentagon said on Friday....

 2021-01-15 23:41 

Kuwait News Agency

Arab Parliament condemns Houthi drone attack on Saudi Arabia...

CAIRO, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- The Arab Parliament has condemned the "terrorist" Yemeni Houthi militia launching of three explosives-laden drones towards Saudi territories on Friday. The three drones, which were launched from the Yemeni province of Al-Hu...

 2021-01-15 23:39 

Kuwait News Agency

Palestinian pres. enacts decree on holding general polls...

RAMALLAH, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday issued a presidential decree on holding legislative, presidential and National Council elections on three phases this year. Under the decree, the presidential election will be held o...

 2021-01-15 23:38 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon registers one-day record number of COVID-19 deaths, cases...

Lebanon registered two record-breaking coronavirus figures Friday with 6,154 cases and 44 deaths in the past 24 hours, a surge expected by medical experts....

 2021-01-15 23:32 

Press TV

Lisbon's streets empty as Portugal enters new COVID-19 lockdown...

Portugal begins the first day of a new lockdown, with businesses closed and most people confined to their homes, although parents were able to take their children to school....

 2021-01-15 23:27 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanon reports record number of daily coronavirus cases of 6,154, record deaths of 44...

Lebanon reports record number of daily coronavirus cases of 6,154, record deaths of 44...

 2021-01-15 23:22 

Press TV

One week after Storm Filomena, military continues to clear snow in Madrid...

Military efforts resume early to clear the streets of snow and ice across the Spanish capital and other municipalities in the Madrid region, including Valdemorillo, 40 kilometers away....

 2021-01-15 23:18 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Autonomy Initiative new opportunity for lasting resolution of Moroccan Sahara issue, says Foreign Minister...
 2021-01-15 23:14 

Press TV

Construction of COVID-19 quarantine units begins in northern China...

Chinese authorities begin the construction of 3,000 makeshift quarantine units in Shijiazhuang....

 2021-01-15 23:12 

FARS News Agency

UK: Asylum Seekers on Hunger Strike over Conditions at Kent Army Barracks...

TEHRAN (FNA)- Asylum seekers went on hunger strike to protest the lack of information on their situation and worsening conditions at the former army barracks where they are living ....

 2021-01-15 23:06 

Press TV

Trump sets another record...

Trump has become the only president in American history to be impeached for a second time by the House of Representatives. Trump now faces trial in the Senate for allegedly inciting a group of his extremist supporters to violently attack Congress last wee...

 2021-01-15 23:02 

ISNA

Head of Mostazafan Foundation visit construction site of Plasco Building...
 2021-01-15 22:59 

Al Jazeera

Optimistic US big bank chiefs release $5bn from reserves...

Banking chiefs are pointing to prospects for a rebound this year after unprecedented action from the Federal Reserve....

 2021-01-15 22:57 

Bahrain News Agency

[ Local News ]

Speaker praises government's efforts to release Bahraini citizens detained in Qatar...
 2021-01-15 22:51 

Press TV

Yemenis protest US blacklisting of Houthis...

People take to the streets in Yemen to denounce the US decision to designate the Houthi Ansarullah movement as a "terrorist" organization....

 2021-01-15 22:48 

Kuwait News Agency

WHO advises against demanding vaccination proof from travelers...

GENEVA, JAN 15 (KUNA) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee (EC) on COVID-19 on Friday discouraged countries against requiring proof of vaccination from international travelers. "Given that the impact of vaccines in reducing trans...

 2021-01-15 22:44 

Al Jazeera

Smoking gun: US National Rifle Association files for bankruptcy...

The National Rifle Association says it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to incorporate in Texas....

 2021-01-15 22:41 

Gulf Times

[ Community ]

IEI signs pact with LCI-Qatar...

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Institution of Engineers India (IEI) Qatar Chapter and Lean Construction Institute - Qatar (LCI-Qatar) recently....

 2021-01-15 22:41 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Hundreds of Central Americans join first migrant caravan of 2021...

Around 2,000 Hondurans set off from San Pedro Sula yesterday and began walking toward the Guatemalan border in a caravan hoping to reach the United States, fleeing violence and an economy shattered by hurricanes and coronavirus lockdowns....

 2021-01-15 22:41 

Gulf Times

[ Community ]

BFQ celebrates 'Members Night' to mark start of new panel's term...

Bangladesh Forum Qatar (BFQ) recently celebrated 'Members Night' to mark the beginning of the term for the new executive committee for the next two years 2021-2022 at Sheraton Grand Doha Hotel....

 2021-01-15 22:41 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Indonesia quake kills at least 42, leaves hundreds injured...

A powerful earthquake killed at least 42 people and injured hundreds on Indonesia's island of Sulawesi yesterday, trapping several under rubble and unleashing dozens of aftershocks as authorities warned of more quakes that could trigger a tsunami....

 2021-01-15 22:41 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Dutch govt quits...

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his government resigned yesterday over a harrowing scandal that saw thousands of parents wrongly accused of child benefit fraud....

 2021-01-15 22:41 

Gulf Times

[ Middle East ]

Lebanon passes law for securing vaccines...

Lebanon's parliament yesterday approved a law that paves the way for the government to sign deals for coronavirus vaccinations as it battles a steep increase in infections....

 2021-01-15 22:41 

Press TV

US troops level in Afghanistan hits 19-year low: Trump...

President Donald Trump says the number of US troops in Afghanistan has reached a 19-year low....

 2021-01-15 22:41 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Indian govt, farmers fail to make headway...

A ninth round of talks between the Indian government and protesting farmers over three new contentious farm laws made no headway yesterday, but a government minister and union leaders said they would resume discussions on Tuesday....

 2021-01-15 22:38 

Al Arabiya

Clashes in Tunisia after police beat shepherd, spark anger...

Tunisian police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the northern city of Siliana on Friday after a policeman beat a shepherd, witnesses said, in an in...

 2021-01-15 22:35 

Al Jazeera

US sanctions Cuban ministry for alleged human rights abuses...

During his presidency, Donald Trump took a tough stance on Cuba, tightening restrictions on US travel and remittances....

 2021-01-15 22:34 

Al Arabiya

World migration down 30 percent due to COVID-19 pandemic: UN...

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed global migration by nearly 30 percent, with around two million fewer migrants between 2019 and 2020, according to a UN...

 2021-01-15 22:26 

Al Jazeera

Far right ready to 'fight and kill in Trump's name': Experts...

Unprecedented cooperation between far-right groups a cause for concern as US prepares for further political violence....

 2021-01-15 22:23 

Press TV

Israeli forces injure Palestinian protesters in occupied West Bank...

Israeli forces injure a number of Palestinians taking part in protests against Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank....

 2021-01-15 22:20 

Al Jazeera

New wave: China's COVID infections cloud economic recovery...

Economists say consumption, which typically accounts for more than half of the Chinese economy, has lagged....

 2021-01-15 22:19 

i24 News

Trump receives Morocco's highest award for Israel normalization deal: report...
 2021-01-15 22:18 

ISNA

Fire burns five hectares of forests in Mazandaran...
 2021-01-15 22:18 

Press TV

Zarif: Blacklisting Houthis shows utter contempt of US for peace...

Foreign Minister Zarif of Iran denounces the outgoing US administration's decision to blacklist Yemen's Houthi movement....

 2021-01-15 22:15 

Kuwait News Agency

Von der Leyen: Europe facing very difficult times due to coronavirus...

BRUSSELS, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen Friday said that Europe is going through very difficult times due to the coronavirus. "In many (EU) Member States, we know that the situation is very serious what...

 2021-01-15 22:06 

Bahrain News Agency

Global deaths reach 2 million from coronavirus...
 2021-01-15 22:05 

The Peninsula Qatar

Qatar reports 196 new Covid-19 cases on Jan 15...

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 196 new cases of coronavirus (Coivd-19) and 174 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 143,435....

 2021-01-15 22:01 

Kuwait News Agency

GCC chief condemns Houthis' derailed drone attack on Saudi Arabia...

RIYADH, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf has deplored Yemeni Houthi militia foiled attack on Saudi Arabia Friday with three explosives-laden drones. In a statement, Al-Hajraf stressed that the co...

 2021-01-15 21:57 

Press TV

20,000 guards to provide security for Biden's inauguration...

A week ahead of US President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, 20,000 national guards with lethal weapons are being deployed in Washington DC....

 2021-01-15 21:50 

Kuwait News Agency

Jordan reports 14 coronavirus deaths, 808 new cases...

AMMAN, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- Jordan recorded 14 new deaths and 808 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, summing up the total number of cases to 312,851 and 4,121 deaths. A statement by the Health Ministry revealed that 903 patients have recovered, which puts the total...

 2021-01-15 21:41 

Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait's Amir condoles with Indonesian pres. over quake victims...

KUWAIT, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Friday sent a cable of condolences to Indonesia's President Joko Widodo over the earthquake's victims. In the cable, His Highness the Amir expressed his hear...

 2021-01-15 21:39 

Times of Israel

Pelosi: 'Punk' in Auschwitz shirt helped spur review of deadly Capitol raid...

In announcing appointment of Lt. Gen. Russel Honore to lead independent probe, speaker says she was moved to act upon watching participation of anti-Semites in riotIn announcing appointment of Lt. Gen. Russel Honore to lead independent probe, speaker says...

 2021-01-15 21:36 

Press TV

US, UK media silent on Pfizer vaccine after 23 Norwegian deaths...

The people received vaccines made by the US firm Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech....

 2021-01-15 21:32 

Kuwait News Agency

Global coronavirus deaths top two million...

WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- The coronavirus death toll globally surpassed two million Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The tally showed that the coronavirus deaths worldwide reached 2,000,905. The US ranks first globally in the coronavirus ...

 2021-01-15 21:28 

Times of Israel

Possible Inauguration Day return of neo-Nazi violence has US Jews on edge...

False rumor about MAGA-hat wearing suspect looking for nearest synagogue sparked increase in patrols in West Virginia at a moment of heightened anxiety days after Capitol stormingFalse rumor about MAGA-hat wearing suspect looking for nearest synagogue spa...

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