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  • ‘Chabahar regrettably a stop-go affair’

    ‘Chabahar regrettably a stop-go affair’

    It is true that India has some degree of credibility with all the parties (other than the Houthis), but this will not be enough to attempt any mediation. Besides this, India has not been at the forefront of any international mediation for decades, the last attempt perhaps being the ill-fated and negative example of its effort between the Sri Lanka government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

    February 5, 2022
  • Biden meets Emir of Qatar, discusses security in Gulf region

    Biden meets Emir of Qatar, discusses security in Gulf region

    Both sides ensured the stability of global energy supplies, supporting the people of Afghanistan, and strengthening commercial and investment cooperation said White House in a statement.

    February 1, 2022
  • War Crimes

    War Crimes

    It also called on the ICC to include the recent Gaza assault in its ongoing investigation into possible war crimes by Israel and Palestinian armed groups. Israel does not recognise the court’s jurisdiction.

    July 30, 2021
  • Israeli bus missed

    Israeli bus missed

    Could this be the primary reason why his efforts to form a coalition were reduced to a fizzle?

    May 6, 2021
  • Double-pronged crisis

    Double-pronged crisis

    Small wonder that the challenge that he faces has been described as “double-pronged” ~ the critical talks on his political future are being held in parallel to his appearance in a Jerusalem courtroom. In a word, the Prime Minister’s political future is as uncertain as the legal fallout.

    April 9, 2021
  • Bahrain and Israel

    Bahrain and Israel

    By all accounts, it has been a triangular exercise to mend fences. “Opening direct dialogue and ties between these two dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security, and prosperity in the region,” the United States, Bahrain and Israel said in a joint statement.

    September 14, 2020
  • A process begins

    A process begins

    From the UAE’s perspective, the deal formalises what one observer has called “dating on the quiet” for the two countries over recent years had found common ground in the threat they perceived from Iran and in other shared regional perceptions. In the past decade or so, there has been a thaw in relations between the two countries, with some significant visits to the UAE by Israeli government functionaries.

    August 15, 2020
  • Two Indians brought back from Middle East to Kerala test Covid-19 positive

    Two Indians brought back from Middle East to Kerala test Covid-19 positive

    One of them is being treated in Kozhikode, while the second one is receiving treatment in Kochi, the government said.

    May 9, 2020
  • Iran closer to COVID-19 containment, Turkey may become worst-hit in Middle East

    Iran closer to COVID-19 containment, Turkey may become worst-hit in Middle East

    It was the sixth day that the official fatality rate has dropped in the Middle East's worst-hit country.

    April 18, 2020
  • The African Tragedy

    The African Tragedy

    The World Health Organization has warned that Africa may soon face “a huge peak” in coronavirus infections.

    April 17, 2020
  • Meat is too fatty, Salad without dressing: Kuwaitis quibble in five-star quarantine

    Meat is too fatty, Salad without dressing: Kuwaitis quibble in five-star quarantine

    Kuwait has in the past few weeks passed strict regulations to curb the spread of the deadly virus that has claimed more than 82,000 lives worldwide.

    April 8, 2020
  • US to enhance defence position in Middle East

    US to enhance defence position in Middle East

    This is the first period of extended dual US carrier operations in the Middle East since 2012, according to McKenzie.

    March 14, 2020
  • Egypt former President Hosni Mubarak passes away at 91, presidency mourns

    Egypt former President Hosni Mubarak passes away at 91, presidency mourns

    The former president succeeded Anwar Sadat, who was assassinated on October 6, 1981 while attending a military parade to commemorate the 1973 war.

    February 26, 2020
  • India calls for two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian issue

    India calls for two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian issue

    ''We reiterate our view that the final status issues should be resolved through direct negotiations between the two parties and be acceptable to both. We urge the parties to engage with each other, including on the recent proposals put forward by the US, to final an acceptable two-state solution for peaceful coexistence,'' External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

    January 29, 2020
  • Iran passenger plane overshoots runway, stops in highway

    Iran passenger plane overshoots runway, stops in highway

    The McDonnell Douglas jet, belonging to Iran's Caspian Airlines, was flying from Tehran's Mehrabad Airport with 135 passengers plus the plane's crew.

    January 27, 2020
  • Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan ‘will not pass’, warns Hamas chief

    Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan ‘will not pass’, warns Hamas chief

    The Palestinian leadership was not invited to the US talks and has rejected Trump's initiative amid tensions over his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital.

    January 27, 2020
  • US must be involved in Afghanistan after troops leave: Pak FM Qureshi

    US must be involved in Afghanistan after troops leave: Pak FM Qureshi

    Qureshi said he has seen a willingness from the Taliban to reduce the violence.

    January 17, 2020