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Bhutan became the latest country to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, according to the Jewish state's foreign minister.

The new lockdown measures, which include shuttering most businesses, shops, malls, and restaurants, include Iran’s largest cities of Mashhad, Isfahan, and Shiraz.

Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

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Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

Iraq and Saudi Arabia reopened their Arar desert crossing after a 30-year closure.

Delegation from illegal Israeli settlements meet with Dubai businessmen

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Delegation from illegal Israeli settlements meet with Dubai businessmen

A delegation of Israeli settlers visited Dubai to forge business ties.

26 dead as major quake hits Turkey, Greece

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26 dead as major quake hits Turkey, Greece

Much of the damage from the earthquake has hit Turkey's Aegean resort city of Izmir.

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Death toll from Aegean Sea quake rises in Turkey

At least 14 people are dead and more than 400 injured after a major earthquake hit between Turkey and Greece on Friday.

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UAE goes bananas for Israel with fruit, veg deal

It is unclear whether Abu Dhabi will also import illegal settlement produce from the West Bank.

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Sudan denies giving in to US 'blackmail' over Israel

Sudan did not give in to US "blackmail" when it agreed to normalise relations with Israel, the African nation's top general, Abdel Fattah ...

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Netanyahu lauds Sudan deal, while Palestinians lament

Palestinian leaders strongly condemned the deal, echoing their rejection of Israel's normalisation accords with the UAE and Bahrain signed in ...

Two-decade court battle over West Bank area nears end

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Two-decade court battle over West Bank area nears end

Palestinian Bedouins may be forced out of their villagew after a long court battle, with the Israeli military declaring the Masafer Yatta area a ...

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Sudanese officials: Diplomatic deal with Israel is near

A US-brokered deal to normalise ties with Israel is imminent after an American-Israeli delegation flew to Sudan this week, official said.

Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

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Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

Israel and Bahrain have officially signed a deal establishing diplomatic relations, as well as seven memorandums of understanding in fields ...

Netanyahu to visit Bahrain, UAE next week: report

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Netanyahu to visit Bahrain, UAE next week: report

According to reports, the Israeli Prime Minister is set to make his first official trips to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain next ...

Israeli delegation in Bahrain to start diplomatic, commercial relations

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Israeli delegation in Bahrain to start diplomatic, commercial relations

Senior Israeli delegates are due to meet with Bahraini and American officials to sign diplomatic and commercial deals with the gulf state.

Assad declares 'national catastrophe' after forest fires

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Assad declares 'national catastrophe' after forest fires

Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad has visited areas in northwestern Syria affected by deadly forest fires and declared a ‘national catastrophe’ as ...

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Two dead as forest fires burn in Syria, Lebanon

Hundreds of hectares had burned in the countryside of Syria's coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces, and in the central Homs province.

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'We need Israel' says Sudan's top general

Sudan's deputy leader Mohammad Hamdan Dagalo said Khartoum was heading for 'relations, not normalisation' with Israel, without specifying what ...

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Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

World leaders and officials were quick to weigh in, and there was both sympathy and something approaching schadenfreude.

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Israeli cabinet tightens coronavirus lockdown

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet decided to impose further restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus on Thursday.

How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

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How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

In the 17 years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, Iran's ancient allies have cycled through Iraq's corridors of power.

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Algeria hunting season returns after quarter-century ban

Curbs on hunting are to be lifted in Algeria after a ban of more 25 years first imposed during its bloody civil war of the 1990s.

Iraq launches 'air and land' bridge to help Sudan

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Iraq launches 'air and land' bridge to help Sudan

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi has ordered for humanitarian aid to be delivered to Sudan.

The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

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The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

Netanyahu makes Muslim New Year message, amid UAE anger

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Netanyahu makes Muslim New Year message, amid UAE anger

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Muslims with the advent of the Islamic new year after anger over a UAE ...

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