As a minister aniticipated a possible diplomatic breakthrough between Israel and Sudan, Israeli public broadcaster Kan radio said that an Israeli delegation made a visit to Sudan on October 21 to discuss normalising ties. According to Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen, his country was “very close to normalizing ties with Sudan”.
The Greek government has said it has finalised a plan to construct a wall long its northeast border with Turkey. The motive behind this wall is to stop the influx of migrant’s mass crossing into the country. Government spokesperson Stelios Petsas said Monday that Greece would add 26 kilometres to an existing 10-kilometre section by
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released the Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia report. According to the report, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to sweep across the region, though countries are cautiously proceeding with reopening. The necessary public health response to the pandemic has greatly decreased mobility and has
On October 18, daily prayers resumed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca for the first time in 7 months. Residents of the kingdom were allowed to perform prayers at the mosque, where the Kaaba is located, according to state television. The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has allowed 15,000 pilgrims per day – expanding capacity by 75%
In a statement, Lise Grande, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen has expressed deep concerns over the sufferings of the innocent Yemenis who have suffered greatly due to the ongoing war in the country. “Innocent Yemenis continue to die and suffer because of this terrible war,” said Ms. Grande. “We have to be
In connection with the disputed sea border, Lebanon and Israel launched talks in a brief meeting on October 14 which was held outdoors under blue canvas covers near the two countries’ land border. The lead Lenanese negotiator described the move as “the first step on a thousand-mile journey”. The United