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Iranian hard-liners jump out to early lead in parliamentary elections By Nasser Karimi Partial results put conservatives ahead for all of Tehran’s 30 seats; still no word on turnout numbers in voting, which came amid virus fears, disqualification of candidates Palestinian tries to stab cops in Jerusalem Old City terror attack, is shot dead By TOI staff Report: Trump seeking to block publication of ‘traitor’ Bolton’s book By TOI staff and AP Count the martyrs: UK to review funds for Palestinian schools whose books incite By TOI staff
February 23, 2020, 1:32 am Bernie Sanders takes early lead in Nevada caucus Unclear when final results will be released as Democrats jockey for support from first contest in a state with a diverse population By AP February 23, 2020, 1:00 am Report: Trump seeking to block publication of ‘traitor’ Bolton’s book President said to claim everything he told ex-national security adviser is classified, wants to delay publication at least until after vote; envoy Yovanovitch snags own book deal By TOI staff and AP February 22, 2020, 9:46 pm Liberman: Netanyahu sent Mossad head, general to Qatar, ‘begged’ it to pay Hamas Yisrael Beytenu party leader says the pair were sent by PM two weeks ago to convince Doha not to end its money transfers to the Gaza-based terror group By TOI staff February 22, 2020, 9:18 pm School history lesson compares Trump to Nazis, communists Republican lawmakers blast slide shown to AP history class in Towson, Maryland as ‘horrific’ and ‘educational malfeasance’ By AP February 22, 2020, 7:33 pm Ryanair CEO sparks outrage after calling to profile Muslim men at airports Budget airline says it’s sorry if anyone was offended by Michael O’Leary’s remarks, but asserts he was only calling for ‘more effective airport security checks’ By TOI staff February 22, 2020, 6:40 pm Count the martyrs: UK to review funds for Palestinian schools whose books incite London says it’ll look at tens of millions given to UN refugee agency; one physics book discusses use of slingshots against IDF soldiers, others praise terrorists By TOI staff February 22, 2020, 5:13 pm Russia-linked disinformation campaign fueling coronavirus alarm, US says State Department officials say social media accounts tied to Moscow are promoting conspiracy theories that Washington is behind COVID-19 outbreak By Shaun Tandon and Arthur Macmillan February 22, 2020, 4:49 pm Iran reports fifth coronavirus death, the highest tally outside Far East As global infection numbers rise to 78,000, Tehran says some 28 in country have been confirmed as sick, amid national parliamentary elections By AFP February 22, 2020, 3:26 pm Mubarak’s sons acquitted of graft charges by Egyptian court Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, the latter of whom was once seen as heir apparent to former president, were accused of stock manipulation; court also clears 6 others By Samy Magdy February 22, 2020, 2:06 pm Iranian hard-liners jump out to early lead in parliamentary elections Partial results put conservatives ahead for all of Tehran’s 30 seats; still no word on turnout numbers in voting, which came amid virus fears, disqualification of candidates By Nasser Karimi February 22, 2020, 12:44 pm 9 South Koreans test positive for coronavirus after returning from Israel Israeli Health Ministry publishes list of places the group visited, including Jerusalem, on February 8-15 trip, warns anyone who was in close contact with them to self-quarantine By TOI staff and Agencies February 22, 2020, 11:27 am Palestinian tries to stab cops in Jerusalem Old City terror attack, is shot dead Police say man running at them with knife was ‘neutralized’ by officers at the Lion’s Gate; woman lightly hurt, reportedly by ricochet from officers’ gunfire By TOI staff February 22, 2020, 10:25 am Iranian Jews cast votes in parliamentary elections Iran’s Jewish community is one of four religious minorities with a designated seat in parliament; final results of election, which is likely to boost conservatives, expected Sunday By Agencies and TOI staff February 22, 2020, 7:59 am Pro-Palestinian activist: Belgium rescinded my UN invite after Israeli pressure ‘The political context has worked to silence our voice,’ says Brad Parker of Defence for Children International-Palestine, which Jerusalem has accused of extreme bias By Agencies and TOI staff February 22, 2020, 6:15 am German soccer teams to wear jerseys against hate, racism Following shooting by white supremacist in Hanau, racist abuse in sports league, players and referees to don shirts with the motto ‘red card for racism’ By AP Load More