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Ten Kosovo women under house arrest after returning from Syria

By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA (Reuters) – Ten women repatriated to Kosovo from Syria at the weekend have been placed under house arrest on charges of...

Egyptian voters back constitutional changes in referendum: election commission

CAIRO (Reuters) – Nearly 90 percent of Egyptian voters have approved in a referendum constitutional changes that could see President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stay...

Israeli minister condemns Sanders’ remarks on ‘racist’ Netanyahu government

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli cabinet minister condemned U.S. Democratic Party presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Tuesday for describing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government...

Libyan forces push back Haftar’s forces south of Tripoli: witnesses

HIRA, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan government forces on Tuesday pushed back troops loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar in the Hira area south of...

White House aide Kushner says has urged Saudi prince to be...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday he had urged Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to be...

Kushner says Trump Middle East plan to be unveiled in June

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s long-delayed proposal to break a deadlock in finding a resolution to the conflict between the Israelis...
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Oil dips on well supplied markets despite tighter Iran sanctions

By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices inched lower on Wednesday on signs that global markets remain adequately supplied despite a jump to 2019...

Algerian state energy company Sonatrach’s CEO sacked: state TV

By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s interim president has sacked Abdelmoumene Ould Kaddour as the chief executive of state energy...

Sanctions on Iranian oil bring U.S. drivers pain at the pump

By Richard Leong and Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters) – American middle class consumers are enjoying the strongest wage growth in a decade, but higher gasoline prices...

Sudan suspends Philippine port operator contract pending cancellation: statement

CAIRO (Reuters) – Sudan’s military rulers on Tuesday suspended a contract with Philippine port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc pending its cancellation, the...

Egypt to turn to private sector to restore historic buildings

By Patrick Werr CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s government is drawing up a plan to turn over as many as 150 crumbling historic buildings to the...

Lucid Motors names former Tesla Model S chief engineer as CEO

(Reuters) – Electric carmaker Lucid Motors on Tuesday named Peter Rawlinson, former chief engineer of Tesla Inc’s Model S, as its chief executive officer,...
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Israeli AI-for-radiology startup Aidoc raises $27 million

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s Aidoc, which provides artificial intelligence tools for radiologists, said on Wednesday it raised $27 million, bringing its total funding...

Israeli AI-for-radiology startup Aidoc raises $27 million

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s Aidoc, which provides artificial intelligence tools for radiologists, said on Wednesday it raised $27 million, bringing its total funding...

Event software maker Bizzabo raises $27 million in private funding

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Bizzabo, a U.S.-Israeli maker of software to manage and personalize professional events, said on Wednesday it raised $27 million in a...

Event software maker Bizzabo raises $27 million in private funding

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Bizzabo, a U.S.-Israeli maker of software to manage and personalize professional events, said on Wednesday it raised $27 million in a...

Iran still planning three satellite launches this year, despite ramped up...

By Babak Dehghanpisheh GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran said on Tuesday it would press ahead with the launch of three satellites into orbit this year despite...

Israel’s New Era Capital raises $60 million for tech fund

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel-based New Era Capital Partners said on Thursday it raised $60 million for a fund that will invest in early-stage technology...
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Boxing: Iranian female fighter cancels return home after arrest warrant issued

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) – The first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing bout has canceled plans to return home after an arrest...

Soccer: World Cup increase to 48 teams at 2022 finals is...

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The chances of FIFA increasing the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to...

Athletics: Coleman to double at U.S. trials, worlds and Olympics

By Gene Cherry (Reuters) – World 100m silver medalist Christian Coleman will go for a sprint double at July’s U.S. championships, setting the stage for...