International

After 10 years, Israeli plane lands in Turkey to collect cor...

( Turkey )

Istanbul:Turkish aviation authorities approve Israeli flag carrier’s request to operate two weekly cargo flights from Tel Aviv to Istanbul transporting goods; first plane touched ground on Sunday. El Al will begin operating cargo flights from Tel Aviv to Turkey for the first time in a decade, Hebrew media reported on Sunday. The Israeli flag carrier’s first plane landed in Istanbul Sunday morning to collect 24 tonnes of humanitarian aid and protective equipment for U.S. medical teams...

New domicile law, an attempt for demographic change in J...

( Pakistan )

Islamabad:Pakistan on Thursday strongly condemned and rejected the Indian government’s over new domicile law in  Jammu and Kashmir. In her televised weekly news briefing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said the domicile law was aimed at changing the demographic structure of  Kashmir and undermining the exercise by the Kashmiri people of their right to self-determination through free and impartial plebiscite in accordance with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions. She...

Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane crashes near...

( Pakistan )

Islamabad:A Pakistan International Airlines flight with more than 100 people on board has crashed in the Pakistani city of Karachi, an airline spokesman said Friday. Pakistan’s Aviation Ministry said the flight was carrying 99 passengers and 8 crew members. The plane, which was reportedly carrying around 99 passengers and eight crew, was flying from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport, one of Pakistan’s busiest airports. Pictures shared on social media show smoke rising from the crash...

Israeli forces Killed 15 years Palestinian teen in Al-Khalil...

( Palestine )

Gaza:Israeli soldiers  on Wednesday morning killed a Palestinian youth and injured four other  in the al-Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded the refugee camp, and attacked local youngsters, who protested the invasion into their alley and neighborhoods. They added that the soldiers fired many live rounds at the unarmed protesters, and at random, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs. Medical sources...

War thrust back Yemen development 21 years: UNDP...

( Yemen )

Sana:The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) says a Saudi-led military campaign underway against Yemen has pushed back the country’s development more than two decades, and is now complicating the war-torn nation’s efforts to rein in the spread of the deadly coronavirus. In a tweet on Tuesday, the UNDP stated that not only has the Saudi-led war hindered Yemen’s development but it also has brought catastrophic consequences for the war-ravaged country amid the coronavirus outbreak. The UN...

Nearly 90,000 Coronavirus Patients Recover in Iran...

( Iran )

Tehran:Some 90,000 coronavirus positive cases have recovered from the infectious disease in Iran, the Health Ministry’s spokesman said Wednesday. Speaking at a daily press conference, the Health Ministry’s spokesman Kianoosh Jahanpoor put the death toll from the coronavirus in Iran at 6,783, saying the disease has taken the lives of 50 patients over the past 24 hours. He also noted that at least 89,428 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far and have been discharged from...

Despite sanctions on Iran, IRGC break the monopoly of space ...

( Iran )

Tehran:Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has successfully sent the first Iranian military satellite into the space, to break the monopoly of space technology by a few powers. The IRGC launched the Satellite Noor-1 by the domestically-built launcher Qassed (herald) on Wednesday morning and placed it into the orbit at an altitude of 425km. The Launcher Qassed is a three-stage launcher using compound soild-liquid fuel. The satellite was sent to the space on the anniversary of the IRGC establishment...

COVID-19:Turkey to deliver medical supplies to Israel...

( Turkey )

Ankara:The Turkish government has decided to sell medical supplies to Israel this week as part of its policy of humanitarian diplomacy amid the coronavirus outbreak, Turkish officials told Middle East Eye on Friday. Israeli officials approached Ankara with a list of requests this month and Turkey approved the sale, a sign that both countries intended to maintain their bilateral relations even though they have major regional disagreements, from the Gaza Strip to the status of Jerusalem. The shipment...

Coronavirus widespread among Al-Saud family, 150 Members inf...

( Saudi Arab )

Riyadh:Up to 150 members of the Saudi royal family may have gotten infected with the coronavirus, six weeks after the kingdom reported its first case, the New York Times reported. As the severity of the outbreak across the kingdom escalates, as many as 500 beds are reportedly prepared for royals in some of the country’s elite hospitals. Saudi Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – the governor of the capital Riyadh who is in his 70s – is in intensive care after...

President Ghani rejects peace deal and releasing of 5,000 Ta...

( Afghanistan )

Kabul:Just one day after the United States and the Taliban militant group signed a peace agreement, Afghanistan’s government has announced that it does not consider itself bound by the terms of the deal to free thousands of Taliban prisoners. The agreement was reached between Washington and the Afghan militants in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday, after at least 10 rounds of talks over the past 18 months. The accord was signed by US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban political chief Mullah...