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Israeli parliament endorses Bahrain ties

10 November, 2020

A total of 62 members of the Knesset voted to endorse the US-brokered agreement to normalise ties with Bahrain.

EU shuns Russian-backed Syrian refugee talks

10 November, 2020

Syria's Assad wants to hold a two-day conference on the return of refugees. Russia's Putin has backed the idea.

Jordan votes in election clouded by pandemic

10 November, 2020

On the eve of polling day, the kingdom had confirmed around 115,000 infections.

Bahraini Jews mark Kristallnacht

09 November, 2020

Bahraini Jews marked the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, for the first time since the Arab nation normalised ties with Israel last month.

Excavators find ancient gold coins in Jerusalem's Old City

09 November, 2020

Four pure gold coins that were minted more than 1,000 years ago, were found in Jerusalem's Old City.

First commercial flight with Israeli tourists lands in UAE

09 November, 2020

FlyDubai flight No. FZ8194 landed at Dubai International Airport just after 5:40pm bringing Israeli tourists to the skyscraper-studded city after a nearly three-hour trip.

UN agency 'lacks funds' to pay full Palestinian salaries

09 November, 2020

Palestinian staff at United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) cannot be paid due to a lack of funding.

Jordan's parliamentary elections: New challenges, old expectations

08 November, 2020

In-depth: Amid a raging pandemic, campaign restrictions have allowed a new generation of candidates to enter the fray. For most Jordanians, however, the elections will yield few surprises.

Arab leaders congratulate Biden, Harris on US election win

08 November, 2020

Leaders of the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Palestine, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Libya congratulated Biden, while Saudi Arabia and Syria have not yet released statements.

Jordan faces virus-era polls in crisis mode

08 November, 2020

On Tuesday, some 4.5 million people eligible to vote will cast their ballots for candidates to fill 130 seats in parliament.

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