Bahrain follows UAE in normalizing ties with Israel

World / Politics Sep 12, 2020

Bahrain follows UAE in normalizing ties with Israel

Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalize relations with Israel on Friday, a move forged partly through shared fears of Iran but one that could leave the Palestinians further isolated. U.S. President Donald Trump posted the announcement on Twitter after he spoke ...

World / Politics Aug 30, 2020

Israel aiming to sign UAE peace deal in September

Israel expects to sign a peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates before the Jewish New Year, which begins Sept. 18, Minister of Regional Cooperation Ofir Akunis said Sunday. "It’s supposed to happen, I hope it will happen, before Rosh Hashanah,” Akunis said in an ...

Japan to extend entry ban to Russia and 13 other countries, Abe says

National Apr 27, 2020

Japan to extend entry ban to Russia and 13 other countries, Abe says

Japan will deny entry to foreign travelers from a further 14 countries, including Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, strengthening its border controls to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. With the ban effective starting Wednesday, people ...

Air transit hub UAE to suspend China flights, excluding Beijing

Business Feb 4, 2020

Air transit hub UAE to suspend China flights, excluding Beijing

The United Arab Emirates, a major international transit hub, on Monday suspended flights to and from China, except for Beijing, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China. It was not immediately clear if the UAE suspension, which cuts most air links with one ...