POLITICS | New Zealand’s Ardern Wins 2nd Term In Election Landslide

AUCKLAND | NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions. With most votes counted, Arden’s liberal Labour Party was winning 49% of the vote compared to 27% for its main challenger, the conservative National Party. Labour was on target to … Continue reading POLITICS | New Zealand’s Ardern Wins 2nd Term In Election Landslide

POLITICS | UAE Visit To Israel May Be Held At Airport Due To Coronavirus

The first official delegation to Israel from the United Arab Emirates may remain at the airport and fly home the same day, rather than  conduct a wider visit, due to coronavirus precautions, an Israeli minister said. Israel is under a second coronavirus lockdown, which it plans to begin easing next week, after a surge in … Continue reading POLITICS | UAE Visit To Israel May Be Held At Airport Due To Coronavirus

POLITICS | Pompeo Speaks To Saudi, Egyptian Counterparts On Regional Issue

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held a phone call on Sunday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. During the call, they discussed bilateral relations and the strategic partnership between the two countries, Saudi Press Agency reported. They also discussed joint coordination on dealing with the regional … Continue reading POLITICS | Pompeo Speaks To Saudi, Egyptian Counterparts On Regional Issue

POLITICS | Top Bahraini Shi’ite Cleric Rejects Israel Normalization, Calls On People To Resist

MILAN | ITALY – Bahraini’s leading Shi’ite cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, now living abroad, said he is against normalization between Arab countries and Israel, and called on the region’s people to resist. In a speech published by dissolved Bahraini opposition party Al-Wefag, a group close to Qassim, he said the accords reached by Israel … Continue reading POLITICS | Top Bahraini Shi’ite Cleric Rejects Israel Normalization, Calls On People To Resist

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

POLITICS | Jordan Says The Necessary Steps To Achieve A Fair Peace Should Come From Israel

MILAN | ITALY – Jordan’s foreign minister Ayman Safedi said in a statement on Friday, that the necessary steps to achieve a fair and comprehensive peace in the region should come from Israel. The minister added, after the announcement of a normalization of ties between Israel and Bahrain, Israel should stop all its procedures to … Continue reading POLITICS | Jordan Says The Necessary Steps To Achieve A Fair Peace Should Come From 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

WORLD NEWS | Melania Trump Taking Rose Garden Turin To Pitch Her Husband

WASHINGTON – When Melania Trump addresses the Republican Convention from the White House, it will be the most that many Americans have seen of their first lady since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic that has come to define her husband’s administration. Out of the public view for much of the year, Mrs. Trump will … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Melania Trump Taking Rose Garden Turin To Pitch Her Husband

WORLD NEWS | French Presidency Confirms Macron To Meet Germany’s Merkle On Aug.20

PARIS | FRANCE – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit President Emmanuel Macron at his summer residence on the Mediterranean on Aug.20, the French presidency said on Friday, confirming an earlier Reuters reports. The two leaders will discuss a range of topics including the situation in Lebanon, Belarus, the Eastern Mediterranean region as well as … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | French Presidency Confirms Macron To Meet Germany’s Merkle On Aug.20

NEWS ALERT | UAE Confirms Agreement With Israel On Normalizing Relations

ABU DHABI – Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince, de-facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates, said on Thursday the UAE and Israel had agreed to work towards establishing bilateral relations, and Israel had also agreed to halt further annexation of Palestinian territories. ‘During a call with President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu, and agreement was reached … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | UAE Confirms Agreement With Israel On Normalizing Relations