Iran signs 25-year pact with China

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have signed a 25-year cooperation agreement to strengthen their long-standing economic and political alliance. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman…

Israel mulls defense ties with Gulf allies

Israel’s Alternate Premier and Defense Minister Benny Gantz said the Jerusalem is working to develop a “special security arrangement” with Gulf Arab allies, who share common concerns over Iran. In…

Israel welcomes UAE Ambassador

The arrival of the first-ever United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Israel is being celebrated with great fanfare. Mohamed Mahmoud Fateh Ali Al Khaja presented his diplomatic credentials to Israeli President…

Iran tops Israel-Bahrain talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa held talks over the telephone, according to statements from both Jerusalem and Manama. Bahrain and…

Israel to expand aerial fleet

Israel is reportedly hoping to bolster national aerial defense with the acquisition of new aircraft and munitions from the United States. “A ministerial procurement committee has approved the purchase of…

UAE halts funding to UNRWA

The United Arab Emirates does not plan to resume funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees, which it suspended last year. According to statements…