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President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, left, and Trump's White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, right, speaks in the Oval Office at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Tel Aviv city hall lit up in Israeli, UAE flags

Aug. 13, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Here is the Latest following President Donald Trump's announcement that the United Arab Emirates and Israel will open diplomatic ties in a deal halting Israel's planned annexation of Palestinian land: 10:25 p.m. TEL AVIV, Israel — The city hall in Tel Aviv has been...

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Washington. Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is at right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump says UAE to open diplomatic ties with Israel

Aug. 13, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state, President Donald Trump said Thursday. The announcement makes the UAE the first...

Israel's Netanyahu says West Bank annexation plans for now on hold, may still go ahead someday with US coordination

Aug. 13, 2020 1:31 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Netanyahu says West Bank annexation plans for now on hold, may still go ahead someday with US coordination.
In this photo provided by the Greek National Defence, a French Tonnerre helicopter carrier, rear left is escorted by Greek and French military vessels during a maritime exercise in the Eastern Mediterranean, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Greece's prime minister warmly thanked France for its decision to boost its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, where Greek and Turkish warships are closely shadowing each other over a Turkish energy exploration bid in waters Athens claims as its own. (Greek National Defence via AP)

Greece welcomes French boost as tension rises in east Med

Aug. 13, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister warmly thanked France Thursday for boosting its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, where Greek and Turkish warships are closely shadowing each other over a Turkish energy exploration bid in waters Athens claims as its own. Meanwhile, Turkey accused...

Israel’s Netanyahu says ‘full and official peace’ with UAE to bring cooperation, ‘wonderful future’ for both countries

Aug. 13, 2020 1:18 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Netanyahu says ‘full and official peace’ with UAE to bring cooperation, ‘wonderful future’ for both countries.

Israel's Netanyahu welcomes 'new era' in Israel's relations with Arab world following announcement on full ties with UAE

Aug. 13, 2020 1:17 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Netanyahu welcomes 'new era' in Israel's relations with Arab world following announcement on full ties with UAE.
In this handout photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, and provided by Russian Direct Investment Fund, an employee works with a coronavirus vaccine at the Nikolai Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia. Russia on Tuesday, Aug. 11 became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine for use in tens of thousands of its citizens despite international skepticism about injections that have not completed clinical trials and were studied in only dozens of people for less than two months. (Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/ Russian Direct Investment Fund via AP)

The Latest: WHO: Russian vaccine not in advanced test stages

Aug. 13, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

LONDON — The World Health Organization says the vaccine approved by Russia this week is not among the nine that it considers in the advanced stages of testing. WHO and partners have included nine experimental COVID-19 vaccines within an investment mechanism it is encouraging countries to join, known as the...

Israel charges 5 border policemen with robbing Palestinians

Aug. 13, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Thursday charged five members of its border security force with stealing from Palestinians who were crossing illegally into Israel from the West Bank. The officers were charged with armed robbery, assault causing harm and abuse of a defenseless person, among other crimes....

Palestinian official slams agreement between US, Israel and UAE, saying it rewards Israeli occupation

Aug. 13, 2020 11:25 AM EDT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian official slams agreement between US, Israel and UAE, saying it rewards Israeli occupation.

Trump says United Arab Emirates, Israel to open diplomatic ties in deal halting planned annexation of Palestinian land

Aug. 13, 2020 10:51 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Trump says United Arab Emirates, Israel to open diplomatic ties in deal halting planned annexation of Palestinian land.