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Worshippers seek Nigerian televangelist’s blessing in Nazareth

By Ammar Awad NAZARETH, Israel (Reuters) – Evangelical Christians have flocked to Israel for a mass faith-healing by a celebrity Nigerian pastor outside Jesus’s hometown...

German government will ban small arms exports to non-EU, NATO countries:...

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government will ban exports of German-produced small arms to countries outside NATO and the European Union, the Funke group...

Palestinians rally against Kushner’s economic peace plan

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Rami Ayyub GAZA/RAMALLAH (Reuters) – Palestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and...

Egypt to go to Bahrain to ‘evaluate’ Kushner’s plan: minister

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt will take part in a Bahrain conference this week on Palestinian economic development in order to evaluate the proposed $50...

U.S. plan will not lure Lebanon into settling Palestinians: parliament speaker

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon will not be lured by a U.S. plan to invest billions in the country in return for settling Palestinian refugees,...

U.S. plan will not lure Lebanon into settling Palestinians: parliament speaker

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon will not be lured by a U.S. plan to invest billions in the country in return for settling Palestinian refugees,...
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Leveraged loan investors push private equity firms on ESG

By Prudence Ho LONDON (LPC) – Private equity firms are under pressure to boost their use of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria as debt...

Qatar says it will invest $3 billion in Pakistan: state news...

DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar is making $3 billion dollars worth of new investments in Pakistan, in the form of deposits and direct investments, state...

Turkish assets rally after opposition wins Istanbul election

By Ezgi Erkoyun ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish lira, bonds and shares gained on Monday after the opposition dealt a stinging blow to President Tayyip...

Oil prices rise as Middle East tensions simmer

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices climbed on Monday as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike...

Old wine in new bottles? U.S. economic plans for Palestinians recall...

By Rami Ayyub, Maayan Lubell and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) – Several major projects in U.S. President Donald Trump’s $50 billion economic blueprint for Israeli-Palestinian...

UAE central bank says GDP growth in first quarter of 2019...

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates central bank said that the country’s gross domestic product grew 2.2% in the first quarter of 2019...
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Beijing mega-airport to use Israeli runway protection system

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s Xsight Systems said on Wednesday that its hazard detection technology will be installed on runways of a new mega-airport in...

U.N. surveillance expert urges global moratorium on sale of spyware

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – The world should impose a moratorium on the sale and use of surveillance software until there are rules in...

Uber to retain Careem brand for now: Careem CFO

DUBAI (Reuters) – Uber and Middle East ride-hailing business Careem will remain separate entities until at least the first quarter of 2020, when Uber’s...

Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Overcrowding. Violence. Infectious diseases. Environmental degradation. It may sound like the worst of modern mega-cities. But people encountered these very...

Palestinian contractors poised for riches from Israeli tech firm’s takeover

By Rami Ayyub and Tova Cohen RAWABI, West Bank/TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Palestinian engineers working for Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies are poised to share...

Intel launches project to help Israeli tech start-ups

By Tova Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Intel Corp launched a project on Sunday to help start-ups in Israel develop technologies in artificial intelligence ...
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Qatar not at Copa America to take selfies with Messi, says...

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) – Qatar will not be overawed by the sight of Lionel Messi in Sunday’s Copa America Group B decider against...

Thompson scorches to 100 meters victory at Jamaica trials

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) – Olympic champion Elaine Thompson edged Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in a photo finish to win the 100m title at the Jamaican...

FIFA ramps up pressure on Iran to grant women access to...

By Michael Church HONG KONG (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has ramped up the pressure on Iran to ensure local female football fans are...