- PoliticsAl Jazeera
The arrival of a United Arab Emirates delegation in Israel has been slammed as “shameful” by Palestinian officials. The delegation – UAE’s first official visit to Israel – was welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and Finance Minister Israel Katz at Ben Gurion on Tuesday. The five-hour visit would be restricted to the airport near Tel Aviv, due to coronavirus concerns, Israeli organisers said, and it comes after the two countries signed an agreeme...
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A popular actor has withdrawn from starring as Sri Lanka’s legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in a biopic after the cricketer himself warned him off, saying he could face a backlash from India’s Tamils. Vijay Sethupathi, 42, had been under pressure in his southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to drop the role in the film 800 – named after the world record number of Test wickets Muralitharan took in his celebrated career.
- PoliticsEgypt Independent
Now, just two weeks out from the election, some campaign aides privately acknowledge they are facing difficult spending decisions at a time when Democratic nominee Joe Biden has flooded the airwaves with advertising. That has put Trump in the position of needing to do more of his signature rallies as a substitute during the coronavirus pandemic while relying on an unproven theory that he can turn out supporters who are infrequent voters at historic levels.
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CHICAGO: The end on Sunday of a UN embargo on selling conventional weapons to Iran is “a critical threat to regional and international stability,” analysts told Arab News. The arms ban expired under the terms of the UN resolution that confirmed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the 2015 agreement between Tehran and world powers to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions.
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Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has died after being taken to a hospital a day earlier for treatment of a worsening coronavirus infection, according to the Asharq television channel. Last Update: Monday, 19 October 2020 KSA 20:05 - GMT 17:05