Iran threatens to limit inspections if nuclear deal terms are not met

Tehran has informed UN watchdog about its plan next week in a move that could complicate US efforts to revive the treaty

Syria intercepts Israeli missiles aimed at suspected Iranian targets

Israeli fighter jets flew over the Golan Heights to hit targets on the edge of the capital, Damascus, Syrian army  says

Benjamin Netanyahu appears in court again for corruption

Prosecutors say the Israeli prime minister abused his position to illicitly accept — and even demand — expensive wines and cigars from billionaire friends

Lessons from Israel’s Covid-19 vaccination programme

The country has the highest proportion of its citizens vaccinated in the world but says the real-life effect of vaccines may take longer than was demonstrated ...

Race between vaccine and virus will shape Middle East’s recovery in 2021, IMF says

IMF growth estimates for 2020 have been revised up due to a stronger-than-expected performance of oil exporters and the absence of a second Covid-19 wave in ...

UAE opens doors to foreigners in bid to boost growth

United Arab Emirates to grant citizenship so as to attract investment and diversify from oil

Israel struggles with new Covid-19 variants

The Israeli situation is evidence of the difficulty of fighting a virus whose ability to quickly mutate keeps it a step ahead of efforts to contain it

Lebanon protests turn violent as lockdown strains economy

One dead and scores of people were wounded when protesters tried to storm  a government building

Washington assures UN of support for Israel-Palestine two-state solution

Biden administration intends to restore Palestinian aid and take steps to re-open their  diplomatic mission in Washington

Iran approves Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran hopes to begin purchases and start joint production soon

Israel and UAE propel their equities to top with speedy vaccine rollouts

Traders are betting nations at the forefront will be the fastest to recover from the crisis

Egypt and Qatar agree to renew diplomatic ties and end rift

Several allies of Saudi Arabia are  re-establishing relations with Qatar under an Arab deal to end a long-running dispute

Rouhani welcomes exit of ‘tyrant’ Trump and looks to Biden to return to nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Trump's 'maximum pressure' policy failed, but Biden's choice for secretary of state expects no rush back to nuclear pact

US intelligence head nominee vows to release Jamal Khashoggi report

The report, if critical of the crown prince, however, could further strain relations with the US over the murder of the journalist and Saudi Arabia critic

UN warns of worst famine in 40 years in Yemen due to US policy shift

UN officials warn US designation of Houthis as foreign terrorist group will block food and other aid

Israel launches air strikes on suspected Iranian-linked targets in Syria

A series of raids targeted military warehouses and sites in Syrian cities of Al Bukamal and Deir al Zor

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