Bahrain, Israel agree to set up embassies in Jerusalem meet

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 2,271 total views,  58 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ JERUSALEM: Bahrain’s foreign minister called for fresh Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a landmark meeting on Wednesday in Israel with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pompeo — President Donald Trump’s top diplomat, on a farewell visit to close ally Israel — did not address Israel’s dispute with the Palestinians, who have protested his planned trip on Thursday to a Jewish-owned business in the occupied West Bank. Bahrain’s Abdellatif al-Zayani said the historic US-brokered deals the Gulf kingdom and…

Saudi Arabia, Iraq reopen border after 30 years

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 1,932 total views,  40 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.dawn.com/ BAGHDAD: Iraq and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday reopened their land border for the first time in 30 years, with closer trade ties between the two countries irking allies of Riyadh’s rival, Tehran. Top officials including Iraq’s interior minister and the head of its border commission travelled from Baghdad to formally open the Arar crossing. They met a delegation who had joined them from Riyadh, all in masks, and cut a red ribbon at the border crossing as a line of cargo trucks waited…