"Israel-UAE treaty a 'massive change' for the region" By BBC | Last Updated: 15th August, 2020, 11:39

It marks only the third Israeli-Arab peace treaty in the Middle East, and the first involving a Gulf state

Kushner: Israel-UAE treaty a 'massive change' for the region

Afghan conflict: US conducts first air strike on Taliban since deal US air strike targets Taliban days after deal

The US signed a deal with the Taliban on Saturday aimed at bringing peace to Afghanistan after years of war


Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar dead at 100: son Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar dead at 100: son

Perez de Cuellar’s remains will lie at the Peruvian foreign ministry before burial on Friday, his son says

 


Met Opera institutes 14-day quarantine for some due to virus Met Opera institutes 14-day quarantine for some due to virus

The current outbreak began in China, but it is ebbing there, and Italy, Iran and South Korea are confronting fast-growing clusters of the disease


World still a violent, highly discriminatory place for girls: UN World still a violent place for girls: UN

An astonishing 1 in every 20 girls aged 15-19 – around 13 million – has experienced rape in their lifetimes


Covid-19: Death toll jumps to 3,285 globally Covid-19: Death toll jumps to 3,285 globally

The confirmation of a third person with coronavirus in California has reported its first death from COVID-19 and declared a state of emergency


4 more countries report first coronavirus cases 4 more countries report first coronavirus cases

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says at his daily virus briefing that 75 countries had reported cases


Italy: Coronavirus death toll to jumps 107 after 28 new deaths; 3,089 cases Italy: Coronavirus death toll jumps to 107 after 28 new deaths

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says the government was preparing a decree to try to slow infections which have been rising by about 500 per day.


California declares emergency over coronavirus, bringing US death toll 11 Coronavirus: California declares emergency, US death toll now 11

There are now at least 150 reported US patients with Covid-19 in 16 states


Italy eyes plan to close all schools for 2 weeks Italy eyes plan to close all schools for 2 weeks

Italian media say the Italian government has ordered schools nationwide to close for the next two weeks


Putin says false virus rumours 'organised from abroad' Putin says false virus rumours 'organised from abroad'

Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova also spoke out against recent "fake posts" on social media about the new coronavirus


Saudi suspends 'umrah' pilgrimage over coronavirus fears Saudi suspends 'umrah' pilgrimage over coronavirus

The decision comes after Saudi Arabia last week suspended visas for the pilgrimage and barred citizens from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council


Rahul Gandhi, Congress leaders visit violence-hit areas in Delhi Rahul Gandhi, Congress leaders visit violence-hit areas in Delhi

Congress's Rahul Gandhi, along with several other party leaders, is visiting the violence-hit areas in northeast Delhi 


You'll always be welcomed back: Queen tells Harry You'll always be welcomed back: Queen tells Harry

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess


Indian Navy postpones multi-nation ‘Milan’ exercise as coronavirus precaution Indian Navy postpones multi-nation ‘Milan’ exercise

Milan 2020 was expected to have the presence of at least 12 warships from across the world


Syria war: Three-year-old girl who laughed at bombs escapes to Turkey Girl, 3, who laughed at bombs, escapes Syria war

  A three-year-old Syrian girl whose father taught her to laugh at the sound of bombs in order…


Coronavirus cases jump to 28 in India Coronavirus cases jump to 28 in India

The 12 countries that were earlier under the scanner for possible spread of the infection included China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Italy, Nepal and Iran


Indian PM Modi not to participate in any Holi events amid coronavirus scare Covid-19: Modi not to participate in any Holi events

Holi, the festival of colours, will be celebrated across the country next week


Taliban attacks kill 20 army, police, hours after Trump call: officials Taliban attacks kill 20 army, police in Afghanistan

The violence has cast a pall on the nascent Afghan peace process, with the insurgents clashing with Kabul over a prisoner exchange dispute ahead of talks that are due to begin on March 10


South Korea adds 142 more coronavirus cases South Korea adds 142 more coronavirus cases

All daycare centres are also closed until Sunday, and the government is contemplating whether to keep them closed for longer, Kim says


14 Italians, 1 Indian in ITBP quarantine camp test positive for coronavirus 14 Italians, 1 Indian test positive for coronavirus

As concerns over the spread of the virus mounted, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges the people not to panic and instead take basic protective measures


China reports fall in new virus cases for third day, 38 more deaths China reports fall in new virus cases for third day, 38 more deaths

The death toll nationwide is now 2,981, the National Health Commission said, with more than 80,200 people infected in total


IAEA 'asks Iran to explain possible nuclear activities at three sites' Iran 'quizzed on possible past nuclear activities'

The IAEA also reportedly says that Iran had almost tripled its stockpile of low-enriched uranium to 1,020kg (2,249lb) since November in violation of the 2015 accord


Coronavirus: World Bank pledges $12bn in emergency aid
Coronavirus: World Bank pledges $12bn in emergency aid

The emergency package includes low-cost loans, grants and technical assistance


Tensions rise as US death toll from coronavirus reaches 9 US death toll from coronavirus reaches 9

The number of infections in the US overall climb past 100, scattered across at least 15 states, with 27 cases in Washington alone


Argentina, Chile confirm first coronavirus cases Argentina, Chile confirm first coronavirus cases

The Argentine patient has been in isolation since presenting himself to a private health clinic in Buenos Aires


Torrential rain in Brazil: Death toll climbs to 21 Torrential rain in Brazil: Death toll climbs to 21

Another 32 people are missing in Sao Paulo, raising fears the toll could rise further


Deadly tornadoes kill 25 and injure many in US’s Tennessee US tornadoes: Death toll climbs to 25

The storm hits after midnight and moved so quickly that many people sleeping didn't have time to take shelter


Super Tuesday: Biden seals comeback with string of victories Biden seals comeback with Super Tuesday victories

The former US vice-president has swept Minnesota, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia


Coronavirus death toll reaches 1,200 in Iran Coronavirus death toll reaches 1,200 in Iran

Reports indicate 300 victims in Qom, 215 in Tehran, 70 in Rasht, 12 in Lahijan, 6 in Astaneh, 60 in Mashhad, 43 in Isfahan, 23 in Kashan and more than 100 in Mazandaran province have lost their lives


Sri Lanka to hold snap polls on April 25 Sri Lanka to hold snap polls on April 25

Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa received the power to dissolve the 225-member legislature as it completed 41/2 years of its five-year term on Sunday


Spain reports first coronavirus death Spain reports first coronavirus death

"It is a patient who died on February 13," regional health officer Ana Barcelo Chico told journalists, adding that post-mortem analysis had come back "positive"


Iran temporarily frees 54,000 prisoners to combat coronavirus spread Iran frees prisoners to combat coronavirus spread

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We call on the Iranian government to immediately allow health professionals into Evin prison to assess the situation of British-Iranian dual nationals there."


At least 19 people killed as tornadoes hit Tennessee At least 19 people killed as tornadoes hit Tennessee

Daybreak revealed a landscape littered with blown-down walls and roofs, snapped power lines and huge broken trees, leaving city streets in gridlock. Schools, courts, transit lines


Syria regime fire kills 9 civilians in Idlib: monitor Syria regime fire kills 9 civilians in Idlib: monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a surface-to-surface missile crashed into a residential neighbourhood of the rebel-controlled city


Libya conflict: 'Stressed' Ghassan Salame resigns as UN envoy Libya conflict: 'Stressed' Ghassan Salame resigns as UN envoy

Ghassan Salame tweeted that "my health no longer allows this rate of stress"


Nepal's prime minister in hospital to get kidney transplant Nepal's prime minister in hospital to get kidney transplant

Nepal's popular communist prime minister is in the hospital awaiting his second kidney transplant after months of illness


Glabal greeting habits like handshake, hugging change due to coronavirus Coronavirus: Global greeting habits like handshake, hugging change

Around the world, people are changing their habits at work, home and in worship to reduce the risk of contracting the new coronavirus and prevent it from spreading any further


Pope tests negative for coronavirus Pope tests negative for coronavirus

The Pope, who is ill, tests negative for the virus, says an Italian newspaper


Father-daughter duo arrested in Pulwama attack probe Father-daughter duo arrested in Pulwama attack probe

Magrey, who reportedly provided shelter and logistical help to Dar, was arrested last week

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