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Palestinians call for protests over 'shameful' Arab-Israeli agreements

Palestinian leaders on Sunday called for demonstrations against the “shameful” deals the UAE and Bahrain are set to sign with Israel.
Source: AFP - Reuters | 2020/9/14 17:33:40

Israel reports 2,882 new COVID-19 cases, 155,604 in total

Israel's Ministry of Health reported 2,882 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number to 155,604.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/14 8:41:58

Iran says US-brokered deal makes Bahrain partner to Israel's 'crimes'

Iran on Saturday angrily accused Bahrain of stirring instability after US President Donald Trump announced Manama and Israel were opening ties in a landmark deal that reinforces America's push to redraw Middle East conflicts.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/13 16:43:41

Afghan peace dialogue opens

Afghan government representatives and Taliban insurgents gathered on Saturday for historic peace talks aimed at ending two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands of combatants and civilians.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/13 16:38:41

Fire erupts at Kuwait City's health zone

A huge fire erupted Saturday afternoon at the Al-Sabah health zone in Kuwait City, capital of Kuwait, and the fire has been brought under control, the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/13 8:19:51

Afghanistan VP lightly wounded

Afghanistan's Vice President Amrullah Saleh sustained minor injuries Wednesday when an explosion that targeted his convoy killed at least 10 people, as government-backed negotiators and the Taliban prepared to meet in Doha for long-delayed talks.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/10 16:43:41

Iran launches new centrifuges

Iran's nuclear body said Tuesday that it had launched a new “advanced centrifuges” facility to replace one badly damaged by “sabotage” at its main Natanz nuclear fuel plant in July.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/9 16:33:42

Israel-UAE accord set for signing at White House

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will sign a US-brokered agreement normalizing their relations at the White House on September 15, a US official said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/9 16:33:40

Syria, Russia discuss economic cooperation to help counter sanctions

Damascus and a Russian delegation Monday discussed economic cooperation to help counter Western sanctions on Syria, during Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's first visit to the war-torn country since 2012.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/8 17:08:40

Backlash over Saudi court's sentences on journalist case

A Saudi court on Monday overturned five death sentences over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, in a final ruling that was condemned by his fiancee and slammed by a UN expert as a “parody of justice.”
Source: AFP | 2020/9/8 16:58:40

Turkey's Erdogan renews support for Libya's UN-recognized govt

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday pledged that Turkey would continue to support Libya's UN-recognized government during closed-door talks in Istanbul, his office said.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/7 16:48:40

Israelis rejoice in airdrop weed

Cannabis rained from on high in Israel's liberal hub of Tel Aviv this week as legalization campaigners used a drone to airdrop bags of the drug, sparking delight on the ground.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/7 16:13:43

3 rockets fall near Iraq's airport

Three Katyusha rockets fell in the vicinity of Baghdad airport on Sunday but caused no casualties, Iraqi state news agency INA said.
Source: Reuters | 2020/9/7 16:13:42

Senior Russian delegation arrives in Syrian capital for talks

A senior Russian delegation headed by Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday evening to hold talks with top Syrian officials, according to state news agency SANA.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/7 10:34:29

Lebanon registers 415 new COVID-19 cases, 20,426 in total

Lebanon's number of COVID-19 infections increased on Sunday by 415 cases to 20,426 while death toll went up by four to 191, the Health Ministry reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/7 9:29:44

'No sign of life' in rescue ops

Rescue workers said Saturday there was no longer any sign of life in a collapsed Beirut building, dashing hopes raised by sensor readings showing a pulse beneath the rubble from August's blast.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/6 16:48:41

Taliban say team in Qatar for Afghan peace talks

The Taliban's negotiating team has arrived in Qatar, a spokesman said Saturday, in a sign that long-delayed peace talks with the Afghan government are inching closer to starting.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/6 15:38:40

Palestine records 7 new COVID-19 deaths, 199 in total

Palestine on Saturday recorded seven new death cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 199.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/6 8:04:21