Albanian Daily News 6m

Albania, a Country Drowning in Mafia's Swamp

A police chief who drafts a plan for electoral fraud with a minister. A minister who calls a nationwide known mafia boss to discuss on buying votes. BILD reveals other secret phone calls from investigators of Albanian anti-mafia. Interceptions show co-operation for 2017 election manipulation among »»»

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An-Nahar TV 11m

China’s Xi holds talks with Kim Jong Un in North Korea

BEIJING: The leaders of China and North Korea were talking in the North Korean capital Thursday, with stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington expected to be on the agenda. Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat down for talks in Pyongyang, China’s official Xinhua »»»

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The National 12m

Traffickers who killed 71 migrants jailed for life in Hungary

Traffickers who killed 71 migrants jailed for life in Hungary The mostly Syrian, Afghan and Iraqi refugees were found inside a sweltering van on the side of a motorway June 20, 2019 June 20, 2019 SHARE facebook shares SHARE Four human traffickers were jailed for life in a Hungarian court on Thursda»»»

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National News Agency 13m

Qatar distributes funds to Gaza families

NNA - Qatar distributed $100 grants to thousands of families in Gaza Thursday, an AFP correspondent reported, part of an understanding with Israel intended to restore calm to the blockaded Palestinian enclave. The gas-rich Gulf state, which is a longstanding ally of Gaza's Hamas, agreed to provide »»»

Al Manar 16m

Iran’s Downing of US Drone ‘Clear Message’ to America : IRGC Commander

Major General Hossein Salami, the commander-in-chief of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said on Thursday that Iran had downed a US drone to send a “clear message” to Washington. “The downing of the American drone was a clear message to America,” Salami said, as quoted by state TV. H»»»

France24 19m

Iran says it shot down US drone 'violating Iranian air space' amid growing tensions

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it had shot down a US “spy drone” which violated Iranian airspace near the Strait of Hormuz, in the latest incident to stoke tension in the strategic sea lane. ADVERTISING Read more There was no immediate reaction from the United States. The US-made Global H»»»

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Gulf News 26m

In Lebanon, Syrian refugees face new pressure to go home

Arsal, Lebanon: Lebanese authorities are making their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home and are taking action to ensure they can’t put down roots. Mirroring the rise of anti-migrant sentiment in Europe and around the world, some in Lebanon say that after eight years of»»»

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National News Agency 44m

Iranian commander: Downed drone a message to US

NNA - The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says the shooting down of a U.S. drone has sent “a clear message” to America. Gen. Hossein Salami said also says that Iran does “not have any intention for war with any country, but we are ready for war.” His speech was carried live on Iranian state»»»

France24 46m

The Interview - Former US deputy secretary of state: 'I'm very worried' about a war between the US and Iran

In an interview with FRANCE 24, the former US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said he feels "very much worried" about a potential war breaking out between the US and Iran as tensions mount after Washington withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal. According to Burns, there is "deep danger" that »»»

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Arab News 48m

Malaysia’s Mahathir says Russia being made a scapegoat for downing of MH17

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday Russia is being made a scapegoat for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and questioned the objectivity of the investigations into the 2014 disaster. The international investigative team set up to probe the crash said»»»

Naharnet 51m

100 Fighters Killed in 48 Hours in Northwest Syria

Fighting raged in northwest Syria on Thursday as clashes between regime forces and jihadist-led fighters killed more than 100 combatants in two days, a war monitor said. The Idlib region, home to some three million people, is supposed to be protected by a months-old international truce deal, but it»»»

Al Ahram 53m

100 fighters killed in 48 hours in northwest Syria: Monitor

Fighting raged in northwest Syria on Thursday as clashes between Syrian army and jihadist-led fighters killed more than 100 combatants in two days, a war monitor said. The Idlib region, home to some three million people, is supposed to be protected by a months-old international truce deal, but it h»»»

Arab News 54m

100 fighters killed in 48 hours in northwest Syria: monitor

BEIRUT: Fighting raged in northwest Syria on Thursday as clashes between regime forces and extremist-led fighters killed more than 100 combatants in two days, a war monitor said.The Idlib region, home to some three million people, is supposed to be protected by a months-old international truce deal»»»

Gulf News 56m

Imran Khan cannot be blamed for Pakistan’s current agony

Thank God, there is no load shedding in Lahore this typical scorcher of a June. That is the recurring thought of all who live in Lahore, one of the biggest cities of Pakistan, the country that has eight months of varying degrees of heat. Without going into the technicalities of the non-stop–at leas»»»

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France24 57m

The Interview - Former US deputy secretary of state: 'I'm very worried' about a war between the US and Iran

In an interview with FRANCE 24, the former US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said he feels "very much worried" about a potential war breaking out between the US and Iran as tensions mount after Washington withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal. According to Burns, there is "deep danger" that »»»

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The Budapest Times 59m

Kempinski ignites awards - Budapest Times

World Travel Awards represents the highest accolade for Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest. Founded in 1993, the WTA brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. The Budapest Kempinski has been the winner several tim»»»

An-Nahar TV 1h

Xi’s NKorea visit a chance to strengthen ties, influence US

BEIJING: In the highly formalized world of China-North Korea relations, Xi Jinping’s trip to Pyongyang carries enormous symbolic significance. Although less certain, it may also yield outcomes that could influence both countries’ relations with the U.S. With tensions over trade, Taiwan and Hong Kon»»»

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Al Awsat 1h

Russia Considers US Plan to Contain Iran in Syria

Talks between Washington and Moscow continue over the US plan presented to Russia to contain Iran and to tackle principles of the Syrian settlement amid disagreement over the “sequence” of its implementation. The plan is expected to be discussed during the high-level security meeting between US, Ru»»»

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The National 1h

'If we lose Istanbul, we lose Turkey': why the mayoral election is so critical to Erdogan's hold on power

'If we lose Istanbul, we lose Turkey': why the mayoral election is so critical to Erdogan's hold on power The disquiet about a potential loss is visible and a loss in the country's most populous city catapults Ekrem Imamoglu into pole position as his main rival Henri Barkey June 20, 2019 June 20, 2»»»

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Naharnet 1h

Qatar Distributes Funds to Gaza Families

Qatar distributed $100 grants to thousands of families in Gaza on Thursday, an AFP correspondent reported, part of an understanding with Israel intended to restore calm to the blockaded Palestinian enclave. The gas-rich Gulf state, which is a longstanding ally of Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas, agree»»»

Naharnet 1h

Report: In Lebanon, Syrian Refugees Face New Pressure to Go Home

Lebanese authorities are making their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home and are taking action to ensure they can't put down roots. Mirroring the rise of anti-migrant sentiment in Europe and around the world, some in Lebanon say that after eight years of war in neighbor»»»

An-Nahar TV 1h

Oil shippers boost security after mysterious attacks in Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the U.S. and Iran — and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia’s most vital energy trade routes, where about a fifth of the world’s oil passes through its narrowest at the St»»»

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An-Nahar TV 1h

In Lebanon, Syrian refugees face new pressure to go home

ARSAL, Lebanon: Lebanese authorities are making their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home and are taking action to ensure they can’t put down roots. Mirroring the rise of anti-migrant sentiment in Europe and around the world, some in Lebanon say that after eight years of»»»

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Naharnet 1h

Israel Says US-Brokered Lebanese Maritime Talks to Launch in Weeks

The Israeli Energy Minister said that Israel expects to launch within a month the US-brokered talks with Lebanon on demarcation of their maritime border. Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said: “As soon as the talks begin, the energy companies operating in Lebanese and Israeli waters are likel»»»

Arab News 1h

In Lebanon, Syrian refugees face new pressure to go home

ARSAL, Lebanon: Lebanese authorities have undertaken their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home, taking action to ensure they can’t put down roots in Lebanon. A rising star in the government is leading the campaign and has latched onto resentment among a nation dealing wi»»»

BNE Intelli News 2h

IMF warns that Kosovo's 100% import tariffs backfired on local population

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on June 19 that Kosovo’s 100% tariff imposed on imports from Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina has increased consumer prices, especially of food, impacting lower income households. Kosovo introduced the politically motivated tariffs on goods from Serbia and »»»

Alahed News 2h

Alahednews:New Pentagon Document Shows US Military Thinks Nuclear War Is Winnable

By Staff, Agencies The Pentagon document laying out the US doctrine of nuclear operations was publicly available for about a week, then made ‘official use only.’ What’s inside is a chilling reminder that Washington sees nuclear war as winnable. “Nuclear Operations,” or Joint Publication 3-72, was d»»»

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France24 2h

UN human rights chief Bachelet makes first visit to crisis-wracked Venezuela

The United Nations’ top human rights official arrived in Venezuela Wednesday for a visit that comes amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly silencing opponents with jail, torture and excessive violence. ADVERTISING Read more On her first visit to the South A»»»

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IOL News 2h

#SONA2019: Ramaphosa under pressure to deal with 'ticking time bombs'

Parliament - President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Thursday under pressure to address pressing issues including unemployment, state of government entities, and policy matters such as land and the mandate of the SA Reserve Bank, some of which have been described as “ticking time bombs”. Thursday, Ramaphos»»»

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Arab News 2h

How a Qatari financier helped blacklisted terrorists by using UN loopholes

DUBAI: Lenient monitoring and loopholes within the United Nations’ Security Council sanctions procedures have allowed blacklisted terrorists with Al-Qaeda and Daesh gain access to frozen bank accounts, the Wall Street Journal reported. Among those sanctioned, but gaining access to their accounts, i»»»

Arab News 2h

Trump briefed on missile strike in Saudi Arabia: White House

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has been briefed about a missile strike on Saudi Arabia, the White House said Thursday, after Houthi militia claimed an attack on a power station in the kingdom’s south. “The president has been briefed on the reports of a missile strike in the kingdom of Saudi »»»

IOL News 2h

#SONA2019: Ramaphosa urged to deal with 'ticking time bombs'

Parliament - President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Thursday under pressure to address pressing issues including unemployment, state of government entities, and policy matters such as land and the mandate of the SA Reserve Bank, some of which have been described as “ticking time bombs”. Thursday, Ramaphos»»»

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The Peninsula Qatar 2h

Qatar, Angola review civil aviation ties

The Minister of Transport and Communications, H E Jassim Saif Al Sulaiti, held talks in Paris with his Angolan counterpart, Ricardo de Abreu. The two ministers discussed Qatar-Angola bilateral relations in the fields of transportation and civil aviation and means of further enhancing them, as well »»»

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Khaleej Times 2h

Trump briefed on missile strike in Saudi Arabia: White House

"We are closely monitoring the situation," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. US President Donald Trump has been briefed about a missile strike on Saudi Arabia, the White House said on Thursday. "The president has been briefed on the reports of a missile strike in Saudi Arabia," White Hous»»»

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KazInform 2h

UN chief marks World Refugee Day

ANKARA. KAZINFORM UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres issued a statement Thursday to mark World Refugee Day. Related news Annual int'l book fair kicks off 5-day run in Seoul 26 injured after M6.7 quake in northwestern Japan Search operation continues as death toll rises to 13 in China earthquake »»»

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Alahed News 2h

Alahednews:US Senate to Vote on Blocking Saudi Arms Sales

By Staff, Agencies The US Senate will vote Thursday on whether to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies, a lawmaker said, as legislators' outrage with the kingdom grows. Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that Mitch McC»»»

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The Peninsula Qatar 3h

GRSIA takes part in Kuwait meetings

Doha: The General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority (GRSIA) participated in the third meeting of the team responsible for preparing the work plan of the committee of GCC civil retirement and social insurance authorities, hosted by Kuwait General Organization for Social Insurance for two day»»»

Al Awsat 3h

ICC Urges Sudan’s Military Council to Hand Over Bashir

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, on Wednesday urged Sudan's transitional authorities to hand over ousted President Omar al-Bashir and several others on their war crimes in Darfur. "Now is the time for the people of Sudan to choose law over impunity and ensure that»»»

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Naharnet 3h

Germany, Qatar Working on 'Inter-Afghan' Talks, Says UN

Germany and Qatar are working to organize an "inter-Afghan dialogue," a United Nations official said on Wednesday, in an effort to start formal talks between the Kabul government and Taliban. US diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad has met repeatedly with the Taliban in recent months with a view to pulling ou»»»

Alahed News 3h

Alahednews:All of “Israeli” Jets in Air Fearing Hezbollah; The Most Challenging Enemy

By Staff, Agencies Again, it’s both Hezbollah and Gaza that irritate the “Israeli” entity. In this context, Tel Aviv wrapped up its largest military drill in years Wednesday, with thousands of troops from the occupation's army, navy and air force simulating a future war with Hezbollah. “Israel’s” m»»»

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Arab News 3h

After years of war and drought, Iraq’s bumper crop is burning

BAQUBA/NINEVEH PLAINS, Iraq: Iraqi farmer Riyadh woke on May 13 to find his wheat crop ablaze. In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle which he believes was an explosive device detonated in the night to start the fire. Riyadh and his neighbors in »»»

National News Agency 3h

Iran's Guards shoot down U.S. "spy" drone in Hormozgan province-Iran media

NNA - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have shot down a U.S. "spy" drone in the southern province of Hormozgan, the Guards' news website Sepah News said on Thursday. State news agency IRNA carried the same report, identifying the drone as an "RQ-4 Global Hawk'. "It was shot down when it entered Ir»»»

Afghanistan News 3h

India supports Afghan-led inclusive peace process: Syed Akbaruddin

New York [US] Jun 20 (ANI): While Afghanistan gears up to have its fourth Presidential elections in September this year, India has reiterated its support for an "Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled" inclusive peace and reconciliation process in the war-torn country. India's Permanent Rep»»»

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The National 3h

Donald Trump believes he has the authority to replace Jerome Powell at Fed

Donald Trump believes he has the authority to replace Jerome Powell at Fed The US president has repeatedly criticised the central bank's monetary policy Bloomberg June 20, 2019 June 20, 2019 SHARE facebook shares SHARE US President Donald Trump has told confidants as recently as Wednesday that he b»»»

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The National 3h

Trump believes he has the authority to replace Powell at Fed

Trump believes he has the authority to replace Powell at Fed The US president has repeatedly criticised the central bank's monetary policy Bloomberg June 20, 2019 June 20, 2019 SHARE facebook shares SHARE US President Donald Trump has told confidants as recently as Wednesday that he believes he has»»»

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News 3h

Pompeo blocks inclusion of Saudi Arabia on US list of countries that recruit child soldiers

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a US list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts’ findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter, Reut»»»

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Alahed News 3h

Alahednews:US: Patriot Air System alongside 1,000 Additional Troops to Middle East

By Staff, Agencies The US War Department announced on Wednesday that in addition to military reinforcements, it would also send the Patriot air system to the Middle East, in the wake of mounting tension with Iran. The United States "is not interested in a confrontation with Iran but is prepared to »»»

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Al Awsat 4h

Eastern Ghouta Farmers Try to Bring Orchards Back to Life

Outside the Syrian capital, Radwan Hazaa is preparing to plant hundreds of pomegranate seeds on his land in Eastern Ghouta, hoping to replace some 3,000 trees lost in years of war. The former opposition stronghold was once the garden of Damascus, supplying abundant fruit and vegetables as well as d»»»

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IOL News 4h

Zindzi Mandela 'not on the run', says Dirco

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) said the South African ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane, was accompanying the Banyana Banyana team during their debut Women’s World Cup game on Friday while Minister Naledi Pandor was trying to get hold of her. Tweets»»»

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Arab News 4h

In Sudan, Internet users find ways to beat blackout

KHARTOUM: In a lush garden cafe in Sudan’s capital, a group of youngsters sit eyes glued to mobile phone screens, seeking ways to bypass an Internet blackout imposed by army rulers. “It’s as if we have gone back in time — we are cut off from everything, even from the outside world,” said Mohamed Om»»»