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Israeli Opposition Leader Yair Lapid Supports Peace Agreement With UAE

Tel Aviv, Aug 23 (Sputnik) Yair Lapid, the head of the Yesh Atid party and the leader of Israel's parliamentary opposition told Sputnik that he supported the US-brokered peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and expressed belief that this deal may help develop Israel's economic ties.
The US-brokered UAE-Israel peace deal was announced by President Donald Trump earlier in August. The agreement will see Israel and the UAE fully normalize relations and establish diplomatic ties. In addition, Israel will suspend the West Bank annexation plans.
"Of course, this is a good deal. Since 2015, I have been talking about the need to establish ties between Israel and neighboring countries. The UAE is an important player, I think Bahrain and possibly Sudan will support this initiative. But naturally, the main country for us is Saudi Arabia. We are trying to negotiate with them through the mediation of the United States, this is possible, but not in the near future," Lapid said.
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B'desh Foreign Minister mourns demise of Brunei's Prince Abdul Azim

24 Oct 2020 | 9:06 PM

Dhaka, Oct 24 (UNI) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen expressed his deep condolences over the demise of the Prince of Brunei Darussalam Haji Abdul Azim, who died on Saturday. He was 38.

In a message written to the Foreign Minister of Brunei Darussalam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Dr Momen expressed heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved Royal family, the government and the people of Brunei Darussalam for this unbearable loss. He wished that the bereaved family members would have enough fortitude to cope with this intolerable loss.

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COVID-19: Nepal registers 2,225 new infections

24 Oct 2020 | 7:20 PM

Kathmandu, Oct 24 (UNI) Nepal on Saturday reported 2,225 new cases of COVID-19, taking the cumulative national infection tally to 1,55,233.

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US Coast Guard ships to be deployed in western Pacific to tackle China

US Coast Guard ships to be deployed in western Pacific to tackle China

24 Oct 2020 | 7:19 PM

Washington, Oct 24 (UNI) The United States announced on Saturday that it will be deploying its Coast Guard patrol ships in the western Pacific to counter what it described as “destabilizing and malign” activities being carried out in the region by China.

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Japan estimates record low number of newborns in 2020

24 Oct 2020 | 6:40 PM

Tokyo, Oct 24 (UNI) The Japanese government disclosed on Saturday that it expects the number of babies born in 2020 to drop to around 845,000, hence hitting a new record low.

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COVID-19: Polish president tests positive

COVID-19: Polish president tests positive

24 Oct 2020 | 6:27 PM

Warsaw, Oct 24 (UNI) Poland's President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for COVID-19, confirmed his spokesperson on Saturday morning.

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