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Israel, UAE normalise diplomatic relations: Five things to know

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have announced they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a deal brokered by US President Donald Trump. A joint statement issued by the US, Israel and the UAE on Thursday said the deal would "advance peace in the Middle East region and is a testament to the bold diplomacy…

Israel, UAE to establish diplomatic ties

Israeli PM Netanyahu called the agreement a ‘historic day’ for his country, while Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince She...Read MoreDUBAI/JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON: Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced an agreement on Thursday that will lead to a full normalisation of diplomatic relations between the two states, a move that reshapes the order of West Asia politics from…

Israel and the UAE reach historical deal to normalise relations, with United States aid

"HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates," Trump wrote on Twitter.In the White House Oval Office, Trump said discussions between the two leaders had sometimes been tense. He said similar deals were being discussed with other countries in the region. A signing ceremony including delegations…

Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with Israel

DUBAI: US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state. The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to do so…

MTN’s leaving the Middle East after 15 years of controversies. Here are the most significant.

MTN announced it wants to leave the Middle East and focus on Africa.The company says it's already in advanced discussions to sell its Syrian operations, and wants to wrap up its exit over the next three to five years.Since 2005, there's been no shortage of controversy over MTN's operations in the region, including allegations of…

‘We are overwhelmed’: International help needed after Beirut explosion, Vancouver consul states

shocking blast levelled huge portions of Beirut.Dr. Nick Kahwaji said getting in touch with loved ones in the chaos that ensued after the blast, which killed at least 135 people and injured thousands others, was nearly impossible.“We spent about a day and a half being frustrated and waiting to hear,” he said. 1:42Search for survivors…

Lebanese Red Cross: Death toll from Beirut blast rises to 100

BEIRUT: An official with the Lebanese Red Cross says at least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 wounded in the massive explosion in Beirut on Tuesday. The official, George Kittaneh, says the toll could rise further. The blast in Beirut's port appeared to have been triggered by a fire. It was the most…

Wipro to get 4C, a leading Salesforce multi-cloud partner in Europe and the Middle East, with deep Quote-to-Cash expertise

BANGALORE, India & MECHELEN, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 4C, one of the largest Salesforce partners in UK, Europe and the Middle East. Established in 1997 with its headquarters…