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First Case Of Monkeypox Discovered In Israel

Israeli officials discovered the first case of monkeypox in a guy returning from overseas. Anyone returning from overseas with a fever and lesions should contact a doctor, as recommended by the Health Ministry. Other possible monkeypox cases are being investigated by medical personnel. The case in Israel is the first in the Middle East. Around 80 cases have been confirmed by the World Health Organization, with another 50 suspected cases.

Sun, 22 May 2022 - 09:05 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Monkeypox, Israel, Health Ministry, World Health Organisation, Middle East

Courtesy: India Today

FIFA Pushes Qatar To Display Rainbow Flag at 2022 World Cup

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Qatar Plans To Permit Pro-LGBTQ Displays At 2022 FIFA World Cup

To support the LGBTQ fraternity and spectators, 2022 FIFA World Cup organizers in Qatar has permitted to display the rainbow flags during the tournament. The decision came amid the middle-east country stern on the conservative religious codes prohibiting same-sex marriages. “We understand the difference in people’s cultures, and we have a country that’s conservative, however we are a welcoming country,” says the FIFA Chief executive Nasser Al… read-more

Wed, 09 Dec 2020 - 11:00 AM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar, LGBTQ, Middle East, Football

Courtesy: The Hindu

Bahrain PM

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Bahrain's Longest-Serving PM Khalifa Dies At 84

Prince of Bahrain, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, passed away at the age of 84 due to ill-health. Khalifa, who breathed his last on November 11, was one of the world's longest-serving prime ministers. He was undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic in the US. He had also faced corruption charges during his tenure. His son, Crown Prince Salman, announced that he was ready to succeed his father.

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 10:56 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Arab, World news, Middle East, Bahrain

Courtesy: Firstpost

Representational image of Oil refinery

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ONGC Likely To Lose Exploration Rights Over Oil-block Discovered In Iran

After investing $400 million, India's ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) may lose the 'oil-exploration rights' over Farzad-B gas-field in Iran. According to unconfirmed sources, National Iranian Oil Co has found a domestic company for the development of the oil-block. Reportedly, after continuous inconclusive negotiations between 2012-2018, nothing was realised due to difficult terms and international-sanctions against Iran. In 2008, OVL discovered… read-more

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 02:56 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Iran, India, ONGC, ONGC Videsh Limited, Farzad-B, oil field, Middle East, Sanctions

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Newly appointed Jordan PM Khasawneh

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Jordan King Designates Policy Advisor Khasawneh As New Prime Minister

Jordan's Royal Court on October 7 informed that monarch Abdullah has designated his advisor-cum-diplomat Bisher al Khasawneh as Prime Minister. With elections due on November 10, the political shuffle surfaced after the tenure of government ended. While designating Khasawneh, King Abdullah said he hopes the new government will augment country’s health facility against fast-spreading COVID-19. Earlier, former PM Omar had to face people’s… read-more

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 11:09 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Jordan, Abdullah II, Bisher al Khasawneh, Omar Razzaz, Middle East

Courtesy: Reuters

UAE military planes found in Sidi Barrani (Egypt) military airbase

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Turkey, UAE Violating ‘UN Arms Embargo’ in Libya: Investigation

Satellite images and flight data have revealed that Turkey and UAE planes are moving arms and fighters to Libyan groups, violating the 'UN Arms Embargo' of 2011. An investigation by The Guardian has found aircrafts flying from UAE military air-base to Egypt-Libya border. The report further states that Turkish cargo flights were seen flying to Libyan city, Misrata. Earlier, in January, leaders from 11 countries had decided to prevent… read-more

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 - 02:30 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: UAE. Turkey, Libya, UN arms embargo, arms trade, Africa, Middle East

Courtesy: The Guardian

US, Israel, UAE and Bahrain leaders signing Abraham Accord at White House

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Abraham Accord: Israel, UAE and Bahrain Sign Agreement in Event Hosted by Trump

Israel, UAE and Bahrain signed the 'Abraham Accord' at a ceremony hosted by Trump at the White House. Israeli PM Netanyahu and Foreign Ministers of the UAE and Bahrain agreed to establish embassies and exchange ambassadors. The accord also stressed for working together to improve tourism, trade, healthcare and security. Trump called the agreement as foundation of comprehensive peace in Middle East while Netanyahu hailed it as 'pivot of… read-more

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 - 11:18 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: World, Abraham Accord, USA, Israel, UAE-Israel, Bahrain, UAE, Middle East, White House

Courtesy: The Hindu

US forces in Iraq

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US Troops to Leave Iraq, Country Declares Defeat of IS Militants

US has confirmed the withdrawal of 2200 troops from Iraq by September end. After withdrawal, 2000 US soldiers will be left to advise and aid Iraqi forces in eradicating Islamic State (IS) militants. In January, the issue with the soldiers became contentious, after US killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani using a drone, in Baghdad. Reportedly, Iraq had declared defeat of IS militants in 2017 and asked the US forces to leave.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 08:02 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: United States Of America, Iraq, Middle East, Armed Forces, US military, Donald Trump, ISIS

Courtesy: BBC News

Strait of Malacca

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Thailand to Construct 100 km Land Route Connecting Indian and Pacific Oceans

Thailand plans to construct a 100 km land passage-way connecting Indian and Pacific Oceans to reduce the congestion on the Strait of Malacca. Reportedly, the Strait of Malacca is the busiest shipping route connecting Asia-Pacific region with India and Middle East. The construction would reduce the traffic in the strait and the time of travel. Country's transport Minister Saksiam Chidchob, said that the Government has allocated 90 million Baht… read-more

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 - 01:54 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Asia-Pacific, Thailand, Strait of Malaca, Middle East

Courtesy: ANI News