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

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

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 | E.U. Sea Patrol Stops UAE Ship On Suspicion Of Breaking Libya Arms Embargo

MILAN – A European Union naval vessel on Thursday stopped a ship that was carrying jet fuel from the United Arab Emirates to Libya on suspicion it was violating a United Nations Arms Embargo, E.U. official said. The E.U. military mission, named Irini, is operating in the Mediterranean to stop arms from reach warring factions … Continue reading NEWS | E.U. Sea Patrol Stops UAE Ship On Suspicion Of Breaking Libya Arms Embargo

BREAKING NEWS | Trump Welcomes Opening Of Saudi Airspace To Israel –UAE Flights

MILAN | ITALY – U.S. President Donald Trump told Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in a phone call that he welcomed the opening of Saudi airspace to flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and discussed ways to enhance regional security, a White House spokesman said. Trump also urged Saudi Arabia to negotiate with other … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Trump Welcomes Opening Of Saudi Airspace To Israel –UAE Flights

BUSINESS | Israel And UAE Agree To Cooperate On Financial Services: Israeli Statement

MILAN | ITALY – Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed on Tuesday to set up a joint committee on financial services cooperation with the aim of promoting investment between the two countries, an Israeli statement said. Israeli and UAE officials meeting in Abu Dhabi signed the understanding, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in … Continue reading BUSINESS | Israel And UAE Agree To Cooperate On Financial Services: Israeli Statement

BUSINESS | UAE Cancels Israel Boycott, Allows Economic Agreements: State News Agency

ABU DHABI – The president of the United Arab Emirates has issued a decree cancelling a law on boycotting Israel and allowing trade and financial agreements between the two countries, the  UAE official news agency WAM reported on Saturday. The decree from UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan aims at ‘supporting bilateral cooperation in … Continue reading BUSINESS | UAE Cancels Israel Boycott, Allows Economic Agreements: State News Agency

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

NEWS | Pompeo To Visit Israel And UAE With Peace, Iran And China On Agenda, Sources Say

MILAN | ITALY – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Israel on Monday and the United Arab Emirates a day later to discuss the countries’ normalization deal, two sources briefed on his itinerary said. Also on Pompeo’s agenda will be the security challenges posed by Iran and China in the region, said the … Continue reading NEWS | Pompeo To Visit Israel And UAE With Peace, Iran And China On Agenda, Sources Say