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Qatar FM says early talks with Saudi Arabia have broken stalemate: CNN

Qatar’s foreign minister said recent talks have broken a protracted stalemate with Saudi Arabia and that Doha was open to studying demands by its...

Iran calls on people to stay at home as death toll rises to 43

Deaths in Iran from coronavirus have hit 43, the highest number outside China, and the total number of infected people has...

Turkey’s Erdogan discusses Libya ceasefire during surprise Tunisia trip

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan paid a surprise visit to Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss cooperation for a possible ceasefire in neighboring Libya, where Ankara...

US urges Iraq to fulfil obligations to protect diplomatic facilities

he situation after the US embassy in Baghdad was targeted by a missile attack remains tense, Washington is calling on Iraq to honor its...

Iraq PMF capture Daesh media official

Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) announced yesterday that they have arrested Daesh’s media official in the Saladin province. A...

Arab League to hold urgent meeting on Mideast plan

The Arab League will convene an urgent ministerial-level meeting Saturday to discuss the so-called Middle East peace plan released by U.S. President Donald Trump. Palestinian...

Iran to reopen religious, cultural sites in Eid holidays

Iran will reopen religious and cultural sites from Sunday as the coronavirus pandemic has reached its “containment phase”, President Hassan Rouhani said on...

US team discusses annexation plan with Israel officials

US President Donald Trump’s Special Middle East Envoy Avi Berkowitz yesterday began meetings with Israeli officials to discuss Tel Aviv’s plan to...

Cyprus and Norway preparing to sign energy MoU

Cyprus and Norway began preparations on Friday to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on energy issues, that will contain provisions...

US lawmakers voice concern over Israel annexation plan

Four US progressive congresswomen voiced "deep" concern over Israel's planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, according to a report...

Palestinians deny US charges of incitement, blame Trump plan

The Palestinians on Friday rejected U.S. allegations of incitement after a day of clashes and attacks left three Palestinians dead, including a member of...

Israel should back off threat to annex occupied West Bank

A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Monday that any unilateral move by Israel to annex parts of the occupied West...

Rouhani orders formation of nat’l committee to manage coronavirus

In his decree, President Rouhani urged Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki to try his best and use all his power to prevent...

Top US diplomat to visit Israel next week

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Israel next week to meet with Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and parliamentary Speaker Benny...

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation rejects Trump peace plan

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has said it rejects US President  Donald Trump 's recently unveiled Middle East plan. The 57-member body, which held a summit on Monday  to...