Fri, 20 May 2022

DUBAI -- The Abu Dhabi police announced that the explosion of three oil tankers caused by a fire on Monday morning has killed three people, one Pakistani and two Indians, and injured six others, official WMA news agency reported.

Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for a military operation that struck areas inside the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, while initial investigations also show the fires and explosion were possibly caused by drones in the area.(UAE-Attack-Houthi)

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TEHRAN -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday that agreements have been reached to a large extent in the talks in Vienna on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, and what remains are key issues that require political decisions by the United States.

Many of the tables and their columns have been prepared in the negotiations and part of the parentheses have been cleared, the ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said during a weekly press conference, according to official news agency IRNA.(Iran-Nuclear Deal-Revival)

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TEHRAN -- Iran is ready to reopen its embassy in Saudi Arabia, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.

Remarking at a weekly press conference, Saeed Khatibzadeh said the decision still depends on the Saudi side and the practical measures it takes, the official news agency IRNA reported.(Iran-Embassy-Saudi Arabia)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pursuing a plea deal in his corruption trial, Israeli media reported on Monday.

Netanyahu told his defense team to continue negotiations with Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to reach a deal before the end of Mandelblit's term at the end of January, Israel's state-owned Kan TV news reported.(Israel-Netanyahu-Corruption)

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