Israel and the UAE announced in August they had agreed to normalise ties, setting off a flurry of business, banking and intergovernmental agreements, along with an end to a longstanding boycott by the UAE against Israel.
It was another hellish day in Baghdad as Hashd al Shaabi attacked the KDP office in the Green Zone.
The 65-year-old official had a lung transplant in 2017, and regularly faces chronic respiratory health problems.
The Israeli delegation, which flew into Bahrain on an El Al Israel Airlines charter flight from Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, was accompanied by US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
The embargo on the sale of arms to Iran was due to start expiring progressively from Sunday, under the terms of the UN resolution that blessed the 2015 nuclear deal between the Islamic republic and world powers.
There is little energy left as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, unemployment rises and the capital city reels from a huge explosion in August that left thousands homeless.
Amnesty International documents that Gulf’s Arab monarchies have used the pandemic as a pretext to increase repressive measures.
UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told the Security Council that aid agencies are only reaching 9 million people a month, down from more than 13 million at the beginning of the year.
Addis Ababa appears to be doing very little to protect its migrant citizens who are facing brutality of both the Saudi government and Yemen’s Houthis rebels.
The Saudi-led military coalition and Yemen's Houthi movement agreed last month in Switzerland to exchange 1,081 prisoners, including 15 Saudis, in the largest swap since peace talks in December 2018.
Turkish presidential spokesman signals that if Egypt shows a positive attitude toward Turkey, Ankara will respond kindly to it.
The latest settlement plans have been submitted to Israel's Civil Administration with Defence Minister Benny Gantz' approval. More than 450,000 Israelis live in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, excluding those in annexed East Jerusalem.
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