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Monday, 12.11.2018

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BBC News - Middle East

12.11.2018 21:25
Israel-Gaza violence erupts after covert op killings

Gaza rocket barrage targets Israel, which responds with air strikes after militants die in covert op.

12.11.2018 21:56
Jamal Khashoggi murder: Canadian intelligence 'has heard tape'

Canada's prime minister says it has listened to a purported recording of the Saudi writer's killing.

12.11.2018 14:44
Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

The individual was on holiday in Morocco, a country deemed high risk by public health officials.

10.11.2018 10:31
Jordan flash floods: Eleven killed and tourists evacuated from Petra

Nearly 4,000 tourists are evacuated from the ancient city of Petra as floodwaters reach 4m (13ft).

10.11.2018 23:54
Egypt cat mummies discovered in ancient tombs

Archaeologists reveal mummified cats and scarab beetles found in recently discovered tombs near Cairo.

10.11.2018 11:01
Deadly flash floods hit Jordan's iconic city of Petra

Video shows the moment deadly flash floods swamped the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.

5.11.2018 18:33
Iran sanctions: Face creams and carpets among products affected

Firms doing business with Tehran could face massive fines as US sanctions are restored.


NYT > Middle East

12.11.2018 20:58
Israel and Palestinians Exchange Fire After Botched Israeli Raid

Gaza militants launched a sustained rocket and mortar attack on southern Israel, and Israeli aircraft struck back, after a covert Israeli operation killed seven Palestinians.

12.11.2018 08:17
Deadly Gaza Raid by Israel Threatens Nascent Cease-Fire

A covert mission apparently went awry on Sunday, leaving an Israeli lieutenant colonel and at least seven Palestinians dead and setting off a flurry of rocket fire and airstrikes.

12.11.2018 03:09
Saudis Close to Crown Prince Discussed Killing Other Enemies a Year Before Khashoggi’s Death

During discussions in Riyadh in 2017, Saudi intelligence officials discussed hiring private companies to kill the head of Iran’s Quds force and other Iranian operatives.

12.11.2018 05:08
Iranians Fear Medicine Shortages as U.S. Tightens Sanctions

Harsh restrictions against doing business with Iran have made it nearly impossible for pharmaceutical companies to continue working in the country.

11.11.2018 17:05
Louvre Abu Dhabi Draws One Million People in Debut Year

Visitors from India top attendance, along with Germany, China, England, the U.S. and France. Some precious loans are returning to Paris — others are arriving.

10.11.2018 20:59
Turkey’s President Says Recording of Khashoggi’s Killing Was Given to U.S.

The recordings would be another piece of evidence in the October killing of the dissident by Saudi agents in the country’s consulate in Istanbul.

10.11.2018 01:22
Tensions Ease in Gaza, Allowing Money and Fuel to Roll In

But the relaxation of the embargo presents risks for the leaders of both Israel and Hamas, and it has been denounced by the Palestinian Authority.


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12.11.2018 20:50
Wisconsin district investigates boys' apparent Nazi salute

12.11.2018 20:40
Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95

12.11.2018 20:38
Israel bombs Hamas TV station in Gaza after warning calls

12.11.2018 19:57
Islamic Jihad: Not interested in further escalation

12.11.2018 19:56
EU envoy condemns attacks on civilians


Middle East : NPR

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12.11.2018 17:55
Canada Has Heard Recordings Of Khashoggi's Death, Trudeau Confirms
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his intelligence services have reviewed an audio recording of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. He also thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his "strength" in response to the case.

"Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Paris, becoming the first Western leader to acknowledge the audio recordings.

(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

11.11.2018 18:32
Archaeologists Discover Dozens Of Cat Mummies, 100 Cat Statues In Ancient Tomb
Men carry mummified cats from a tomb at the Saqqara necropolis in Egypt on Saturday.

Rare mummified scarabs, preserved in coffins decorated with beetle drawings, were also found. Egypt hopes to attract visitors to the country's heritage sites, where tourism has dropped since 2011.

(Image credit: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

11.11.2018 13:47
Iran And Trading Partners Will Find Ways To Skirt Sanctions, Analysts Say
Part of the Pardis petrochemical complex facilities in Assaluyeh, on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Iran. The United States has reimposed sanctions targeting Iran

The Trump administration hopes the sanctions will force Iran to negotiate a new nuclear deal. But analysts point out there are overt and covert activities to avoid the penalties.

(Image credit: Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

11.11.2018 02:30
Turkey Says Recordings Of Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Have Been Given To The U.S.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the audio recordings were handed over to the U.S. and other Western countries. Saudi Arabia has denied its Crown Prince was involved in the murder.

(Image credit: Burhan Ozbilici/AP)

9.11.2018 17:45
'Entire Families Wiped Out': U.S. Airstrikes Killed Many Civilians In Syria

Rescuers working to dig out and identify corpses from last year's anti-ISIS offensive in Raqqa estimate there were "thousands" of civilian casualties. The U.S.-led coalition acknowledges 104.

(Image credit: Ruth Sherlock/NPR)

9.11.2018 11:15
State Department Iran Specialist On Restoring Sanctions

Brian Hook, a State Department adviser on Iran, talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about why the administration thinks reimposing sanctions on Iran is an effective policy.

8.11.2018 20:37
Plagued By War and Famine, Yemen Is 'No Longer A Functioning State,' Journalist Warns
A friend attends to the body of a Yemeni fighter on Sept. 22.

In 2015, Saudi Arabia initiated a bombing campaign against Yemen that continues today. Journalist Robert Worth says the results have been devastating — and that the U.S. shares some of the blame.

(Image credit: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)


Gulf News, Latest Middle East News Headlines & Live News Updates - Times of India

Middle East News. TOI brings the latest Middle East news headlines, breaking Middle East news and Live Updates. Catch all the Top Latest and Daily news updates from Dubai, UAE, Bahrain and other Arab countries on politics, current affairs, education news at The Times of India.

12.11.2018 17:45
UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits

<a href=""><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" /></a>In a confidential quarterly report distributed to member states and reviewed by The Associated Press, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran has been abiding with key limitations set in the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA.

12.11.2018 16:22
Iran sticking to nuclear deal conditions: IAEA

12.11.2018 15:21
Turkey slams 'unacceptable' French comments over Jamal Khashoggi probe

<a href=""><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" /></a>Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey had shared recordings linked to the Saudi journalist's murder last month with Riyadh, as well as the United States, France, Britain and other allies, without giving details of the tapes' specific content.

12.11.2018 14:38
Top British diplomat to press Saudis over Khashoggi killing

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12.11.2018 13:37
149 killed as Yemen rebels hold back loyalists in Hodeida

<a href=""><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" /></a> Government loyalists backed by a Saudi-led coalition are fighting to oust Huthi rebels from the Red Sea city, whose port is a lifeline to 14 million Yemenis who face mass starvation.

12.11.2018 08:30
Netanyahu rushes back to Israel after burst of Gaza violence

<a href=""><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" /></a>The Israeli military said an officer was killed and another was moderately wounded during an operation in the southeast Gaza Strip, involving an exchange of gunfire. It did not disclose other details surrounding the incident.

12.11.2018 08:19
149 killed in 24 hours in Yemen's Hodeida: medics, military

<a href=""><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="" /></a>A military source in Hodeida confirmed seven civilians had died in the key port city, without giving further details. Medics in hospitals across Hodeida reported 110 Huthi rebels and 32 loyalist fighters killed overnight.


UN News

Global perspective, human stories

6.11.2018 18:04
ISIL’s ‘legacy of terror’ in Iraq: UN verifies over 200 mass graves

Investigators have uncovered more than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies in areas of Iraq formerly controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), according to a United Nations human rights report out on Tuesday.

5.11.2018 18:43
Ending use of chemical weapons in Syria: ‘still work to be done’, says UN disarmament chief

As inspections and investigations continue into several reported instances of chemical weapons use against civilians in Syria, the United Nations High Representative on Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, told the Security Council on Monday that much remains to be done to end their use, and called for international unity.  

4.11.2018 23:37
Yemen: 'Living hell' for all children, says UNICEF; Angelia Jolie calls for ‘lasting ceasefire’

Some 30,000 children in Yemen die each year of malnutrition, Geert Cappelaere, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa told reporters on Sunday after visiting the country – calling it “a living hell for children.”

3.11.2018 23:21
Syria: UN chief welcomes first aid convoy to Rukban camp since January, joint agency operation assists 50,000

The United Nations and Syrian Arabic Red Crescent (SARC) kicked off a joint aid operation on Saturday, delivering vital humanitarian assistance to 50,000 people in south-east Syria’s Rukban camp, near the Jordanian border.

2.11.2018 18:53
International court rejects Saif Gaddafi call to drop arrest warrant

A call by Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi ­– son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and de facto Prime Minister of the country during the time of his father’s rule – for an international arrest warrant against him to be ruled inadmissible, was rejected by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), on Friday.

2.11.2018 18:11
Yemen: UN chief hails ‘signs of hope’ in world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster

Welcoming recent indications that peace talks could resume soon to end Yemen’s brutal civil conflict, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday there is “no room for complacency,” and called on the warring parties and the international community to “halt the senseless cycle of violence” and “reach a political settlement”.

1.11.2018 18:18
Looming famine in Yemen could put two million mothers at risk of death – UN agency

The critical difficulties in accessing food in Yemen, and other hardships caused by the ongoing conflict, could lead to the world’s worst famine ever, and place up to two million malnourished, pregnant and lactating women at risk of death, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, said on Thursday.


The Daily Star >> News >> Lebanon News

12.11.2018 18:55
Beirut Bar Association threatens strike if 'violations' against lawyers continue

The Beirut Bar Association Monday protested alleged violations of a law that requires cases concerning lawyers to go through the association before being prosecuted in court.

12.11.2018 17:08
Protesters demand 24/7 electricity in Zahle

Residents in Zahle protested Monday in front of Electricite de Zahle to demand that the government renew its contract with the local company providing the city with 24/7 electricity.

12.11.2018 15:46
Saudi Embassy in Beirut warns against frauds

The Saudi Embassy in Lebanon Monday warned that people were defrauding Lebanese citizens by claiming to be Saudi figures such as academics, in a statement carried by the state-run National News Agency.

12.11.2018 14:58
Hariri, Bassil talk govt formation in latest flurry

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Monday discussed the latest government formation developments with Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, a statement from Hariri’s office said.

12.11.2018 14:40
Protesters demand that MPs lift CEDAW reservations

Protesters gathered outside Parliament Monday demanding that MPs lift all of Lebanon’s official reservations on a United Nations convention calling for gender equality, the state-run National News Agency reported.

12.11.2018 13:50
Aoun, Hasbani discuss health care card bill

President Michel Aoun requested that caretaker Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani oversee the quickest possible implementation of the health care card law as soon as it is passed by Parliament, the Lebanese presidency reported in a statement.

12.11.2018 10:56
Parliament passes law on disappeared citizens, EDL funds

Lawmakers Monday endorsed a series of bills in a morning legislative session of Parliament in the presence of Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, before the evening legislative session resumed just after 6 p.m.



Forward Feed

12.11.2018 21:21
Hero California Rabbi Evacuates For Wildfire — But Only After Shabbat In Secret Prayer Bunker

“It’s something that we care about, our being together, and even though it’s going to be virtual, it’s still a connection that can give us strength.”

12.11.2018 21:07
At The Ethnic Jewish Food Festival, ‘Women Cook’ Empowers Israeli Women To Monetize Their Cooking Skills

Because Jewish food is about a whole lot more than just bagels and lox. It’s Bukharian peraskhi, it’s Ethiopian injera, and it’s Moroccan stew.

12.11.2018 21:05
Republican Rising Star Went On SNL To Distract Us From Links To Far-Right Conspiracy Theorists

“Thanks for making a Republican look good,” Crenshaw grinned at Davidson.

12.11.2018 19:20
Sarah Silverman: I’m Lucky My ‘Walk Of Fame’ Star Isn’t Getting Sewn Onto My Clothing

‘Oh no you didn’t!’ said Maher. ‘I did,’ said Silverman.

12.11.2018 19:15
Nadler, New House Judiciary Chair, Says There Are No Plans To Impeach Kavanaugh

He said the reporter was “not telling the truth” about an overheard conversation. “I’m not going to comment on a private conversation with a friend.”

12.11.2018 18:43
Adam Schiff Warns Whitaker: ‘You Will Be Called To Answer’

“Mr. Whitaker needs to understand that he will be called to answer. Any role that he plays will be exposed to the public.”

12.11.2018 18:38
‘Great British Bake Off’ Has Zero Jewish Friends

The Great British Bake Off’s baking experts didn’t know what challah is.

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