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Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, writes Shashi Tharoor.

A top Israeli defence official said the country would be open to sharing missile defence technology with Gulf Arab states in order to combat Iran.

New Pakistan-<em>India</em> clashes erupt along restive Kashmir border

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New Pakistan-India clashes erupt along restive Kashmir border

Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in clashes along the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan’s military said.

FM Zarif says Iran would re-commit to nuclear deal

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FM Zarif says Iran would re-commit to nuclear deal

FM Zarif said he would welcome the US' return to the nuclear deal.

More than 10 dead after <em>India</em>-Pakistan Kashmir clash

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More than 10 dead after India-Pakistan Kashmir clash

Over 10 have been killed after India and Pakistan exchanged fire in occupied Kashmir.

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Netanyahu says normalisation deals 'changing the map' of Mideast

Normalisation agreements with Arab states will enable shorter and cheaper flights for Israelis, Netanyahu boasted.

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Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians stranded at Dubai Airport

Hundreds of Pakistanis and Indians have been stranded at Dubai Airport since Tuesday after failing to meet stringent UAE visa requirements.

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How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

Analysis: The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has produced an unlikely alignment of traditionally hostile regional actors.

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Netanyahu: direct Israel-UAE flights will continue

Israeli planes "will be able to fly directly from Israel to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and back," Netanyahu said, after Saudi announced it would allow ...

Israel-UAE VIP flight passes through Saudi airspace

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Israel-UAE VIP flight passes through Saudi airspace

The first ever commercial flight from Israel has passed through Saudi airspace.

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Israel-UAE VIP flight expected to pass through Saudi airspace

The first flight from Israel to the UAE will fly through Saudi airspace.

Israel to hold tenders for VIP flight to UAE

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Israel to hold tenders for VIP flight to UAE

It follows a controversial normalisation agreement between the UAE and Israel.

Netanyahu confirms Israel-UAE flights will cross Saudi airspace

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Netanyahu confirms Israel-UAE flights will cross Saudi airspace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed reports that flights between Israel and the UAE will cross through Saudi airspace, ...

<em>India</em> airliner crash leaves at least 16 dead

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India airliner crash leaves at least 16 dead

A passenger jet repatriating Indians stranded abroad due to the Covid-19 pandemic crashed upon landing, leaving at least 16 dead.

Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

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Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

Faced with deserted markets, Muslim livestock breeders and traders across South Asia have turned to websites, apps and social media to showcase ...

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Made in Europe: Saudi soldiers and weapons deals

Comment: The weapons deals and military training France and the UK provide to Saudi Arabia are killing civilians abroad, and harming workers at home.

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US: International students whose classes move online risk deportation

The US said it would not allow foreign students to remain in the country if all of their classes are moved online in the fall because of the ...

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Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

Egypt had initially 'refused' to repatriate its citizens stuck in Qatar amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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India expels Pakistan embassy officials for alleged spying

Two officials at Pakistan's High Commission in New Delhi were being expelled for "espionage activities", India's foreign ministry said late ...

Fire kills 5 at Bangladesh coronavirus treatment tent

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Fire kills 5 at Bangladesh coronavirus treatment tent

The fire started at the United Hospital Ltd. in Dhaka's Gulshan area. Firefighters have recovered the bodies of four men and one woman.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkish Cypriots protest the closure of islands due to Covid-19, whilst Tunisia eases lockdown measures after no new cases. Here's your daily ...

Boeing to deliver over 1,000 missiles to Saudi Arabia

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Boeing to deliver over 1,000 missiles to Saudi Arabia

Boeing scored a pair of contracts worth over $2 billion for the delivery of more than 1,000 missiles to Saudi Arabia.

Can Gulf countries survive without their foreign workers post-pandemic?

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Can Gulf countries survive without their foreign workers post-pandemic?

Comment: Some Gulf states are looking to capitalise on coronavirus and prioritise jobs for citizens, but expatriate flight is problematic, ...

Massive <em>India</em> repatriation begins with flights from UAE

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Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

India has planned to repatriate some 15,000 nationals stranded 12 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning with flights and ...

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