Thursday, 20 January 2022

Tag Archives: Israel

Trump announces Bahrain, Israel ‘peace deal’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump announced Friday a “peace deal” between Israel and Bahrain, which becomes the second Arab country to settle with its former foe in the last few weeks. “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal ...

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UAE-Israel agreement followed many years of discreet talks

DUBAI: Secret talks and quiet ties – that’s what paved the way for last week’s deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalize relations. Touted by President Donald Trump as a major Mideast breakthrough, the agreement was in fact the culmination of more than a decade of quiet ...

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Iran executes man convicted of spying for CIA, Mossad

TEHRAN: Iran executed a former translator convicted of spying for the US and Israel, including helping to locate a top Iranian general killed later by the Americans, the judiciary said. The killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike near Baghdad airport in January brought decades-old arch ...

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Israel makes high-spec N95 masks against virus second wave

LONDON: Israel said it had opened a factory to make millions of high-spec masks as it prepares for a possible “second wave” of coronavirus cases. After imposing tough measures to tackle the COVID-19 illness, Israel has fared relatively well in the initial months of the pandemic. More than 17,700 infections ...

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Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home

HERZLIYA: China s ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead at his residence on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on Sunday, police said. The 57-year-old envoy, who had arrived in Israel in mid-February, was found dead in his home in Herzliya, north of the city, spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told ...

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Netanyahu to form new government despite corruption charges

REUTERS / Ronen Zvulun HAIFA: Israel’s highest court gave Benjamin Netanyahu the green light to form a new government under a power-sharing deal struck with the Blue and White party, even as he faces trial for a number of serious corruption charges. The court’s unanimous decision, handed down by 11 ...

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Israeli high school students to launch self-made satellite

JERUSALEM: Three youngsters from an Israeli school will travel to India next week to launch a satellite – Duchifat 3 – designed and built by them aboard PSLV C48 from ISRO’s Sriharikota launch site. Alon Abramovich, Meitav Assulin and Shmuel Aviv Levi, all 17 to 18 years old, are students ...

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Israel’s FM says he hopes Corbyn loses British election

Israel’s foreign minister said on Thursday that he hopes Jeremy Corbyn loses next week’s British election, citing allegations of anti-Semitism buffeting the Labour Party leader. With Israel in political disarray of its own after two inconclusive elections, the British contest has elicited few comments from Israeli leaders despite deep concern ...

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US Allies Glad al-Baghdadi is Dead, but Say ISIS Still a Threat

WASHINGTON: U.S. allies around the world are calling the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a major blow, but say ISIS is still a terrorist threat. French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that al-Baghdadi’s death is “just a stage.” “With our partners in the international coalition, the fight continues ...

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