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Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognising Israel

Trump said at least five other countries want to come into the deal, which is collectively called the Abraham Accords

24 Oct 2020 12:31 PM

Kuwait's emir names security czar Sheikh Meshal as crown prince

The new emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, assumed power following the death of his brother Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad last week

07 Oct 2020 5:47 PM

Dubai suspends AI Express flights for bringing passengers with COVID-positive certificates

UAE requires Indian travellers to bring original COVID-negative certificate from RT-PCR test done 96 hours prior to the journey

18 Sep 2020 12:19 PM

Israeli jets bomb Gaza, 'coinciding' with Netanyahu's signing of normalisation deals

At least two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip the previous evening, one of which was intercepted by Israel's anti-missile system

16 Sep 2020 12:11 PM

Israel signs pacts with UAE, Bahrain in White House ceremony

The agreements do not address the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, who view the pacts as a stab in the back

16 Sep 2020 9:00 AM

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Israel to set new nationwide lockdown as virus cases surge

Lockdown is credited with having brought down what were much lower infection numbers, but it wreaked havoc on Israel's economy

14 Sep 2020 8:43 AM

Iran executes young wrestler, evoking shock and condemnation

Donald Trump had pleaded for Afkari's life earlier this month, saying his 'sole act was an anti-government demonstration on the streets'

13 Sep 2020 12:20 PM

Afghan's women negotiators face hardline Taliban in peace talks

Their presence at the negotiating table is significant in patriarchal Afghanistan, though they are outnumbered by the rest of the team

13 Sep 2020 11:46 AM

Peace talks to begin between Taliban, Afghan government 19 years after 9/11 triggered war

The US-backed negotiations come six months later than planned owing to bitter disagreements over a controversial prisoner swap

12 Sep 2020 10:47 AM

Donald Trump announces peace between Israel and Bahrain

In Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the agreement.

12 Sep 2020 2:56 AM

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Large fire erupts in Beirut port area, a month after massive blast

The fire erupted in the duty free zone of the port, sending a huge column of smoke above the city

10 Sep 2020 5:00 PM

Palestinian FM urges Arab states to dismiss Israel-UAE deal

Most of the Arab world has long rejected diplomatic ties with Israel in the absence of a peace deal establishing a Palestinian state

10 Sep 2020 10:48 AM

Afghanistan VP lightly wounded in deadly Kabul blast

The explosion killed at least 10 civilians and wounded more than a dozen, officials said

09 Sep 2020 3:57 PM

Jaishankar discusses Chabahar with Zarif in Iran

Two back-to-back high-level visits could mean New Delhi is concerned over reports of massive Chinese financial assistance to Iran

09 Sep 2020 12:10 PM

Trump to host Israel-UAE deal-signing ceremony on September 15

The White House hope is that more such deals between Israel and the Gulf states will emerge, prompting the Palestinians to join negotiations

09 Sep 2020 9:47 AM

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Saudi king calls for 'fair' Palestinian solution in Trump call

Saudi Arabia has said it will not follow the UAE until Israel has signed an internationally recognised peace accord with the Palestinians

07 Sep 2020 1:59 PM

'No signs of life' in Beirut rubble after three-day search for blast survivors

The signs of life detected in the past two days were possibly breaths of fellow rescuers already inside the building, authorities said

06 Sep 2020 8:54 AM

Beirut’s rescue workers detect pulse beneath rubble one month after explosion

It is extremely unlikely that any survivors would be found a month after the blast that tore through the port in August

04 Sep 2020 12:37 PM

Lebanese army finds 4 tons of ammonium nitrate in Beirut

It was nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut's port for six years that detonated last month, wreaking death and destruction

04 Sep 2020 11:15 AM

Macron backs Iraq 'sovereignty' on first Baghdad visit

Macron is the most prominent world leader to visit Iraq since Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi came to power in May

03 Sep 2020 11:16 AM

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