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Death toll from Egypt shipwreck 'climbs to 9'

23 February, 2021

A boat carrying at least 19 people capsized late Monday in a lake west of Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Rescue workers have retrieved nine bodies.

Ex-Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

23 February, 2021

Known for his Western-style business suits and soft-spoken, measured tones, Ahmed Zaki Yamani helped Saudi Arabia command a dominating presence in OPEC from its birth.

UAE, Qatar officials hold first meeting since Gulf dispute

22 February, 2021

An official delegation from Qatar and the UAE arrived in Kuwait to discuss developments of the Al-Ula agreement, which marked the restoration of diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Qatar.

Egypt pro-regime figures take aim at Clubhouse

22 February, 2021

Early signs of a witch hunt have emerged against Egyptian users of the invite-only audio-chat app Clubhouse.

Israel planning to 'use Covid-19 vaccines to buy normalisation'

22 February, 2021

The Israeli government could use the Covid-19 vaccine to establish relations with an undisclosed nation, an official said.

Israel, Egypt agree to build new gas pipeline

22 February, 2021

Israel and Egypt's energy ministers agreed to build a gas pipeline from the offshore eastern Mediterranean Leviathan field to Egypt, aimed at boosting exports to Europe, an Israeli source said.

Thousands of Covid vaccines from UAE arrive in Gaza

21 February, 2021

The Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine doses arrived via the Rafah crossing with Egypt.

US stops Trump's aid freeze to Ethiopia

19 February, 2021

The US lifted a Trump-era block on aid to Ethiopia over its controversial mega-dam.

Ethiopia-Sudan tensions rise amid regional mediation offers

19 February, 2021

Turkey and the African Union have stepped up efforts to calm tensions between Addis Abada and Khartoum.

Rivals UAE, Turkey praise each other's space exploration efforts

19 February, 2021

The Twitter exchange marked a rare occurrence of positive communication between the rival countries

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