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Cairo is to host a parade of mummified ancient kings and queens, as they travel to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have introduced new transport, power and communications links.

Iraq kickstarts railway project linking Baghdad to Turkish border

The New Arab Staff

Iraq kickstarts railway project linking Baghdad to Turkish border

Iraq started operations to lay down a new railway network that expects to make it a conduit for goods from Australia and East Asia to Europe via Turkey.

Iran, Afghanistan open first <em>rail</em> <em>link</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran, Afghanistan open first rail link

Iran and Afghanistan have opened a historic rail link in the hopes of increasing trade between the two countries.

Israel plans <em>rail</em> <em>link</em> between Mediterranean and Gulf states

The New Arab Staff

Israel plans rail link between Mediterranean and Gulf states

The discussion came after Israel recently signed deals to normalise ties with Gulf states Bahrain and the UAE.

The New Arab Staff

Jordan is Saudi Arabia's largest trade partner: ambassador

Saudi ambassador to Amman Nayef bin Bandar Al-Sudairy said trade relations between Riyadh and Amman have been growing in recent years.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kosovo to recognise Israel, Serbia to relocate embassy

As part of a US-brokered accord to normalise economic ties, Kosovo has agreed to recognise Israel and Serbia will move its embassy from Tel Aviv ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Spanish royal palace confirms that ex-king fled to UAE

The royal palace in Spain has confirmed previous reports that former King Juan Carlos, who faces corruption allegations, has fled to Abu Dhabi

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after ...

Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

The New Arab Staff

Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Former Spain king leaves country after Saudi corruption allegations

Spain's former king has been dogged by a corruption scandal involving Saudi Arabia.

Iranian hackers claim major attack on Israeli railway system

The New Arab Staff

Iranian hackers claim major attack on Israeli railway system

An Iranian hacker group has claimed responsibility for a major cyberattack affecting 28 railway stations in Israel, in the latest in a series of ...

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Ramona Wadi

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Literature has always been a critical tool in communicating the Palestinian experience of exile and loss.

China's Belt and Road initiative affected by coronavirus

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

China's Belt and Road initiative affected by coronavirus

The outbreak of coronavirus has affected a number of projects under China's BRI in a number of host countries, including Pakistan, Tajikistan ...

Qatar and UAE compete for Gulf Cup semi-final place

The New Arab

Qatar and UAE compete for Gulf Cup semi-final place

The two regional rivals will meet in the semi-finals of the Gulf Cup.

The New Arab

Israel foreign minister: 'Rail project with Gulf on track'

Israel Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said that relations with Gulf states are growing stronger.

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens killed as deadly fire engulfs Pakistan train

Pakistan's poorly maintained, colonial-era railway system has seen several accidents in recent decades. This is the worst such accident in the ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Selling the country to Iran and Russia

Syria Weekly: Syria is preparing to sell its key infrastructure assets to war-backers Russia and Iran.

The New Arab

'Corruption and negligence' blamed for Egypt train crash catastrophe

President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi has been blamed by many Egyptians for Wednesday's deadly train crash in Cairo which killed at least 25 people.

<em>Rail</em> from Israel to Gulf 'makes sense,' says minister

The New Arab & agencies

Rail from Israel to Gulf 'makes sense,' says minister

Israel's transport minister Yisrael Katz on Wednesday pitched plans to link the Mediterranean to the Gulf via Israel.

The New Arab

US backs Israel's proposal for railway link to Gulf

The US has expressed support for an Israeli plan to revive a historic railroad network linking the Jewish state to Gulf countries.

Israel minister visits Oman to present Gulf railway <em>link</em>

The New Arab

Israel minister visits Oman to present Gulf railway link

The Israeli transport minister has travelled to Oman to present plans for a railway that will connect the Jewish state to the Gulf.

Israeli national anthem plays in UAE

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli national anthem plays in UAE

The Israeli national anthem was played in the UAE at a judo sporting event, as ties between Israel and Gulf states appear to warm.

Top Israeli minister heads to Oman following Netanyahu visit

The New Arab

Top Israeli minister heads to Oman following Netanyahu visit

Netanyahu met with Oman's Sultan Qaboos last week, the first visit to the Gulf state by an Israeli premier since 1996.

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