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Israel signals openness to future joint missile defence with Gulf partners

Israel signals openness to future joint missile defence with Gulf partners

 Israel could be open to future cooperation on missile defence with Gulf Arab states that share its concerns over Iran, a senior Israeli official said on Tuesday. But the official, Moshe Patel, who heads the Israeli Missile Defence Organisation which is part of the Defence Ministry,...

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UAE starts Covid-19 vaccinations in capital

UAE starts Covid-19 vaccinations in capital

The United Arab Emirates has launched Covid-19 vaccinations in the capital Abu Dhabi, health officials said Monday, days after it approved the jab by Chinese drugs giant Sinopharm. The wealthy Gulf nation is one of the first countries to start widespread inoculation, after Britain became...

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Explosion rocks Singapore-flagged tanker off Saudi port

Explosion rocks Singapore-flagged tanker off Saudi port

An explosion rocked a Singapore-flagged oil tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah Monday, the vessel's owner said, in the latest apparent strike on energy sector targets in the kingdom. All 22 sailors aboard the tanker BW Rhine escaped unhurt after the blast struck just after midnight,...

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Kuwait names new oil, finance ministers in cabinet approved by new emir

Kuwait names new oil, finance ministers in cabinet approved by new emir

Kuwait's emir on Monday approved a new cabinet that included new ministers of oil and finance for the OPEC member state which is mired in its worst economic crisis in decades. The previous government had resigned following parliamentary polls this month in which opposition candidates made...

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