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Trump says peace deals close between Israel and 'five or six' other countries

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that "five or six" more Arab countries were poised to agree to normalize relations with Israel, in line with the landmark accords struck between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Netanyahu joins Bahrain, UAE ministers at W.House for peace signing

Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates arrived Tuesday at the White House to sign historic accords normalizing ties between the Jewish and Arab states.

Netanyahu will not talk to Palestinians: opposition chief

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has "no intention" of discussing peace with the Palestinians, opposition leader Yair Lapid told AFP ahead of the signing of landmark deals with the UAE and Bahrain.

Israel establishes full ties with Bahrain, UAE at White House

Washington - Israel normalized relations with long-time foes Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates at the White House on Tuesday as President Donald Trump said similar US-brokered deals were close between the Jewish state and several other nations, including Saudi A...

Israel, Gulf states accord charts new era for Middle East

Dubai - A new era for the Middle East will be charted Tuesday when the UAE and Bahrain sign agreements to recognise Israel, in a move that shatters the Arab world's consensus on the Palestinian cause.

Bahrain to normalize relations with Israel

Just weeks after Israel and the United Allied Emirates (UAE) normalized relationships, a joint statement by the United States and Bahrain announced that Israel will be normalizing ties with Bahrain.

Iran says US-brokered deal makes Bahrain partner to Israel 'crimes'

Tehran - Iran on Saturday angrily accused Bahrain of stirring instability after US President Donald Trump announced Manama and Israel were opening ties in a landmark deal that reinforces America's push to redraw Middle East conflicts.

Israel premier announces normalisation deal with Bahrain

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Friday a normalisation deal between his country and Bahrain, drawing condemnation from the Palestinians, less than a month after agreeing with the UAE to establish diplomatic ties.

'Service to humanity': Volunteers in Bahrain sign up for vaccine trial

Manama - In a Bahrain exhibition centre that used to hold jewellery shows and book fairs before the coronavirus pandemic, Mohammed al-Blooshi and other masked volunteers wait for a dose of a Chinese trial vaccine.

Bahrain recommits to two-state solution despite push for Israel deal

Manama - Bahrain said Wednesday it was committed to the creation of a Palestinian state in talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, implicitly rejecting his push for Arab countries to swiftly normalise ties with Israel.

Bahrain sidesteps Pompeo push for deal with Israel

Manama - Bahrain said Wednesday it was committed to the creation of a Palestinian state in talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, implicitly rejecting his push for Arab countries to swiftly normalise ties with Israel.

Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab freed after jail time over tweet

Manama - Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who played a key role in 2011 anti-government protests, was freed from jail Tuesday after serving time over tweets critical of the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain to play in Qatar, signalling thaw

Apo - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have said they will participate in this month's Gulf Cup football tournament in Qatar, signalling a thaw in their bitter two-year feud.

Bahrain to join US-led efforts to protect Gulf navigation

Dubai - Bahrain said Monday it would join US-led efforts to protect shipping in the Gulf amid tensions between Washington and Tehran after a series of attacks on tankers.

Bahrain hosts military conference amid Iran tensions

Dubai - Bahrain hosted a conference on Gulf maritime security on Wednesday, after multiple attacks on shipping in the strategic Strait of Hormuz sent tensions soaring between Iran and the US.

Israeli, Bahrain foreign ministers hold first public meeting in US

Jerusalem - Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Thursday announced that he had met his Bahrain counterpart publicly during a visit to Washington, the first meeting between the two countries that do not have diplomatic relations.

Bahrain court overturns stripping of 92 Shiites' citizenship: judicial source

Dubai - A Bahraini appeals court overturned a decision to strip the citizenship of 92 Shiites jailed for plotting to form an Iran-linked "terror" group, a judicial source said Sunday.

Kushner holds open door to wary Palestinians in Bahrain peace push

Manama - Jared Kushner said Wednesday that the door remained open to the Palestinians to engage in his peace initiative as he accused their leaders of not caring about their own people for rejecting his $50 billion economic framework.

Urgency needed to boost Palestinian economy: IMF chief

Manama - IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday that major economic growth was possible in the Palestinian territories if all sides showed urgency, as she took part in a US-led conference boycotted by the Palestinian leadership.

Kushner says economic plan pre-condition to peace

Manama - White House adviser Jared Kushner said Tuesday that his plan for the Middle East was "the opportunity of the century" for the Palestinians but that their acceptance was a pre-condition to peace.

US kicks off Mideast plan, with Palestinians boycotting

Manama - After a wait of two and a half years, the US administration is launching its Middle East peace plan Tuesday -- with an economic initiative that the Palestinians are boycotting.

US-led Bahrain meeting: a chance for Israel-Gulf rapprochement?

Dubai - A US-led peace conference on the Palestinian economy could present Washington with a new opportunity to push Gulf allies and Israel closer together as tensions with common foe Iran rise.

Palestinians shun US prosperity pledges despite financial woes

Ramallah - Boxes of unsold biscuits are piled up in a West Bank warehouse, a sign of tough economic times faced by Palestinians who are determined not to be wooed by Washington's economic pledges.

US peace plan aims to raise $50 bn, create million Palestinian jobs

Washington - The United States said Saturday that its Middle East peace plan to be presented next week in Bahrain aims to raise more than $50 billion for the Palestinians and create one million jobs for them within a decade.

US peace plan aims to raise $50 bn, double Palestinian GDP

Washington - The United States said Saturday that its Middle East peace plan to be presented next week in Bahrain aims to raise more than $50 billion for the Palestinians and double their GDP within a decade.

Netanyahu says Israelis to attend Bahrain conference

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israelis will take part in a conference in Bahrain next week that is part of the United States' Middle East peace plan.

Egypt, Jordan, Morocco to attend US Mideast peace conference

Washington - Egypt, Morocco and Jordan have agreed to attend the unveiling of the economic component of a new US peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the White House said on Wednesday.

King restores citizenship of 551 Bahrainis after global outcry

Dubai - Bahrain's king Sunday ordered the citizenship of 551 Bahrainis to be restored, after his country was harshly criticised by the UN and rights groups for revoking people's nationalities.

King restores citizenship of 551 Bahrainis

Dubai - King Hamad has ordered that the citizenship of 551 Bahrainis revoked by courts be restored, official media said Sunday, days after a senior UN official expressed concern about the punishment.

Bahrain jails 138 for planning Iran-linked 'terror' group

Dubai - The Gulf state of Bahrain Tuesday jailed 138 people and revoked their citizenship for plotting to form a "terror" group with links to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the public prosecutor said.
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