Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Israel-UAE

UAE suspends visa-free travel deal with Israel until July citing Covid pandemic

UAE has taken a similar step regarding travel from most European countries, as well as India and Pakistan, given that Covid cases have remained high, the Israeli ministry said.

China-Saudi nuclear pact can trigger an arms race in West Asia

Saudi Arabia's acquisition of nuclear capability would draw Turkey and Egypt to join the regional nuclear race, which might turn conflict-torn West Asia even more volatile.

Why selling F-35 fighter jets to UAE complicates US ties with Israel

The problem with providing F-35s and associated combat systems to Arab states is that it might erode Israel’s ‘qualitative military edge’.

Israel, UAE, Bahrain sign historic peace deal, Trump calls it dawn of new Middle East

The Abraham Accord, which says the UAE and Bahrain will establish embassies and work with Israel across a range of sectors, does not mention the Israel-Palestine conflict.

US President Trump to host signing of Israel’s historic deals with UAE and Bahrain

Trump helped broker both the deals and even announced them himself after he hosted phone calls with respective leaders.

US’s stake in UAE-Israel deal, Boris’s new rule of six & Woodward’s Trump tapes

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Why Egypt didn’t profit from peace with Israel as the UAE will

Egypt and Israel had signed a treaty in 1979 and while the two governments developed robust security cooperation, there was little interest in building deep economic ties.

Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for ‘key role’ in Israel-UAE peace deal

The nomination was submitted by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, who credited Trump for creating new dynamics in other conflict areas like Kashmir.

El Al flight over Saudi Arabia is a sign of hope for Middle East

The flight is a signal that the Saudi kingdom is prepared to give some more-than-passive validation to the Israel-UAE peace deal that is close to being inked

UAE and Israel deal is neither a peace treaty nor will it end the Palestine conflict

Israel has achieved normalisation with an important Arab state without making any territorial concessions to the Palestinians.

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Bucket hat meet feather boa Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Bloomberg File Photo

Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.