WORLD NEWS | Trump Awards Kuwaiti Emir ‘Prestigious’ Decoration, White House Says

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, the White House said in a statement on Friday, adding that it was the first time the honor had been given since 1991. The 91-year-old emir arrived in the United States in July … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Trump Awards Kuwaiti Emir ‘Prestigious’ Decoration, White House Says

BUSINESS | Israel, Dubai Diamond Exchanges Begin Strategic Collaboration

DUBAI – The Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges have signed an  agreement to promote cooperation in a deal certain to boost direct trade between the Middle East’s main diamond hubs. The agreement was announced on Thursday two days after Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an historic agreement to normalize ties and marks a … Continue reading BUSINESS | Israel, Dubai Diamond Exchanges Begin Strategic Collaboration

TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Gradually Lifts Travel Restrictions

Madain Saleh Saudi Arabia is gradually lifting the travel ban, by allowing a specific group of people to enter and exit the Kingdom before January 1, the expected date of the complete reopening of the land, maritime and air borders. The exact date for lifting the suspension of travel and allowing the land, sea and … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Gradually Lifts Travel Restrictions

POLITICS | Turkey Condemns Bahrain Decision To Establish Ties With Israel

MILAN | ITALY -  The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday strongly condemned the decision by Bahrain to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, adding it will deal a fresh blow to efforts to defend the Palestinian cause. ‘It will further encourage Israel to continue illegitimate practices towards Palestine and its efforts to make the occupation of … Continue reading POLITICS | Turkey Condemns Bahrain Decision To Establish Ties With Israel

NEWS ALERT | UAE Welcomes Israel – Bahrain, Agreement, Hopes It Will Be Positive For Peace

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates on Friday welcomed the decision by Bahrain and Israel to establish relations, which it said it hoped would have a positive effect on the climate for peace and cooperation in the region and around the world. ‘The move represents a significant step towards an era of security and prosperity … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | UAE Welcomes Israel – Bahrain, Agreement, Hopes It Will Be Positive For Peace

NEWS ALERT | Bahrain King Reiterates Necessity For Peace Based On Two State Solution After Israel Normalization Agreement

MILAN | ITALY – The king of Bahrain reiterated the necessity of reaching a fair and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, based on the two state solutions, in a call with U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bahrain’s state news agency BNA said on Friday. Bahrain joined the United … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Bahrain King Reiterates Necessity For Peace Based On Two State Solution After Israel Normalization Agreement

NEWS ALERT | Trump Says Bahrain Agrees To Normalize Relations With Israel

MILAN | ITALY – Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel, President Donald Trump said on Friday, a dramatic move aimed at easing tensions in the Middle East. Trump tweeted out the news after he spoke by phone to both Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Trump Says Bahrain Agrees To Normalize Relations With Israel

POLITICS | Trump Says Another Country Could Join Israel – UAE Accord

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was possible another country could soon join a diplomatic accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Trump is to host a signing ceremony next Tuesday that will include delegations with Israel and the UAE. His negotiators have been trying to get other Gulf nations, … Continue reading POLITICS | Trump Says Another Country Could Join Israel – UAE Accord

NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Phone Call From British PM

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, has received a phone call from British PM Boris Johnson, the Saudi Press Agency reported Wednesday. During the phone conversation, the Crown Prince and Johnson discussed ways of strengthening cooperation between the two countries in various fields, it said. In addition, … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Phone Call From British PM

NEWS | Pompeo To Have Closed – Door Meetings In Bahrain, UAE

DUBAI | United Arab Emirates – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold closed-door meetings Wednesday with Bahrain’s royal family and top officials in the United Arab Emirates amid the Trump administration’s push for Arab nations to recognize Israel. Pompeo already traveled to Israel and Sudan on this trip through the Mideast, one that … Continue reading NEWS | Pompeo To Have Closed – Door Meetings In Bahrain, UAE