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Israeli FM, Blinken discuss Biden’s upcoming visit

Jerusalem: Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked on Tuesday over U.S. President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to Israel in July. Lapid is expected to serve as Israel's interim prime minister when Biden…

Saudi crown prince Salman Al Saud starts diplomatic tour

Riyadh: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud left on Monday for an official diplomatic tour. The Saudi Royal Court said that he will visit Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey upon the directives of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,…

Israel, Turkey vow to boost cooperation

Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Israeli counterpart Isaac Herzog on Sunday pledged to boost cooperation between the two countries. During a phone call, Erdogan and Herzog discussed Turkish-Israeli relations and regional…

3 Israelis killed in stabbing attack near Tel Aviv

A pair of Palestinian attackers went on a stabbing rampage in a town near Tel Aviv, killing at least three people and wounding four others before fleeing in a vehicle, Israeli authorities said. Police launched a massive search for the assailants,…

Iraqi Council reopens nominations for president on SC advise

Baghdad, March 6 (UNI/Xinhua) The Iraqi Council of Representatives (parliament) on Saturday voted to reopen the nomination for the post of president of the country. A statement by the parliament said that 203 lawmakers voted in favor of opening…

Lok Sabha Speaker, Indian delegation visiting UAE

Abu Dhabi, Feb 21 (UNI) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla met Speaker of the Federal National Council of UAE Saqr Gobash here Monday along with a Parliamentary delegation from India. Speaking on the occasion, Birla after the visit of Prime Minister,…

India offers credit line, trade cooperation with Iran

Munich/New Delhi, Feb 20 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stressed on India's readiness to open a credit line for economic and trade cooperation with Iran, during his talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on the…

Israeli Prime Minister Bennett on first visit to Bahrain

Tel Aviv, Feb 15 (UNI/Sputnik) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett arrived in the capital of Bahrain,  Manama, on the first official visit by the head of the Israeli government, the Prime Minister's Office said. At the airport,…

Iran urges Saudi to continue talks over normalizing ties

Tehran, Feb 7 (UNI/Xinhua) Saudi Arabia should decide on continuation of talks aimed at normalizing bilateral relations, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Monday. "We are ready to continue these talks in Baghdad, and its…

Afghanistan figures in EAM’s talks with Qatar, Kuwait FMs

New Delhi, Jan 22 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday spoke with his counterparts from Kuwait and Qatar, during which he discussed bilateral relations as well as exchanged views on the region, especially Afghanistan. The EAM…

20 killed in Saudi-led air strikes against Houthis in Yemen

Aden, Yemen, Jan 18 (UNI/Xinhua) At least 20 people on Tuesday were killed and 11 others injured during air raids by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Houthi-controlled Saba news agency reported. The coalition conducted an intensified bombardment…

Israel, US test of Arrow-3 missile system

Jerusalem, Jan 18 (UNI/Xinhua) Israel and the United States have completed a successful flight test of the Arrow-3 ballistic missile interceptor, the Israeli Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday. At a test site in central Israel, the ballistic…

Iranian President to meet Putin in Moscow next week

Moscow, Jan 16 (UNI/Sputnik) Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi in Moscow next week, Russian broadcaster Rossiya 1 reported on Sunday. This will be the first official meeting between the two…