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The Gulf
Kuwait's Crown Prince Mishal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah attending the Middle East Green Initiative Summit in the Saudi capital Riyadh, October 25, 2021.

Kuwait crown prince dissolves parliament, calls for early election

'It is in the nation's interest that I seek the dissolution of the National Assembly,' says the prince

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The Gulf
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa during a meeting with Saudi Arabia's crown prince at the Sukheir Royal Palace in the capital Manama, on December 9, 2021.

Bahrain: King orders cabinet reshuffle, names new oil minister

Bahrain's last cabinet reshuffle was in 2002, when ten new ministers were appointed

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Society
A medical security guard is seen at the Hadassah Har Hazofim Hospital, May 19, 2022.

Israel: Cabinet approves permanent police presence at 28 hospitals

'The violence that is being directed at medical teams must be stamped out and quickly'

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Diplomacy
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett leads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on February 27, 2022.

Israel: Security cabinet discusses Russia-Ukraine conflict

Israel maintains ties with Moscow and Kyiv, with Bennett remaining controlled while discussing the conflict

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Israel
A couple sits on the bus in Tel Aviv, Israel, on August 26, 2021.

One in four Israelis will get Covid, a cabinet adviser says

'We no longer have enough tests… we will not be able to locate all the verified,' Prof. Segal said

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Covid-19
Travelers seen arriving at Ben Gurion International Airport on November 1, 2021.

Israel removes dozens of countries from red list, easing travel

US, Canada remain on red list amid fears of the omicron variant spreading

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Politics
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett attends a cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on December 19, 2021.

Israel's Covid cabinet approves new set of restrictions as cases surge

Omer Barlev believes that 'the public should be warned that in January we will enter a lockdown'

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Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the Knesset (Israel Parliament) on November 8, 2021.

Israel announces new Covid restrictions

New curbs ban entry to non-Israelis, authorize surveillance of confirmed virus carriers

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Technology & Science
WeWork shared workspace site in Herzliya Pituah, October 30, 2020.

Israel could soon allow high-tech companies to hire Palestinians

Plan would include a quota of up to 500 Palestinian workers with employees able to work in Israel

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Israel
Des passants dans la rue Jaffa au centre-ville de Jérusalem, le 26 septembre 2021

Israel's Covid cabinet to meet Sunday, one month since last gathering

'After the fourth wave, there will also be a fifth wave' says Israel's Covid czar

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Society

Israel approves opening of schools September 1, student vaccination on campuses

Defense Minister Gantz approves plan to call up 6,000 reservists to help serological testing of children

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Covid-19
Frome the left, Avigdor Lieberman, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Israel's new prime minister Naftali Bennett hold a first cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, June 13, 2021.

Israel to impose new coronavirus restrictions

Israel's gov't attempts to stymie rising coronavirus cases ahead of a potential lockdown during high holidays

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Middle East
President Ebrahim Raisi delivers a speech after taking his oath as president in a ceremony at the parliament in Tehran, Iran, August 5, 2021.

Iran's Raisi showcases his cabinet of conservatives

Picks include interior minister connected to 1994 bombing of Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85

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Israel
Le chef du gouvernement israélien Naftali Bennett lors d'une réunion du cabinet au bureau du Premier ministre à Jérusalem le 20 juin 2021

Israel's daily Covid cases surge passed 3,000 as cabinet set to convene

Infection rates are at highest point since March, likely prompting return of stricter corona measures

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Middle East
A view of the Israeli-owned Bahamian-flagged MV Helios Ray cargo ship docked in Dubai's Mina Rashid (Port Rashid) cruise terminal, on February 28, 2021.

Israeli-owned cargo ship allegedly attacked by Iran leaves Dubai port

The massive MV Helios Ray set sail for the high seas after docking in Dubai for repairs on Sunday

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Covid-19
Israelis shop at the Ayalon Mall in Ramat Gan after it reopened, November 20, 2020.

Israel: Coronavirus cabinet approves reopening of malls, gyms and cultural institutions from Sunday

Israel’s downward trend of the spread of COVID-19 continued on Monday

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Israel
Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benny Gantz and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen during a vote at the Knesset (Israel Parliament) in Jerusalem, on August 24, 2020.

Israel: Battle to reopen economy in coronavirus committee set for today

Some 2,453,631 Israelis have received both jabs of the coronavirus vaccine as of Sunday morning

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Diplomacy & defense
FILE - US fighter jets from the 56th Fighter Wing and the 944th Fighter Wing from Luke Air Force Base, along with a jet from the Arizona Air National Guard 161st Air Refueling Wing, fly over Phoenix, on May 1, 2020.

Israel authorizes NIS 9 billion deal with Washington to boost Air Force

Decision comes in contrast to the Finance Ministry that opposed the move

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Israel
Medics at the coronavirus unit of the Ichilov hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel on July 28, 2020.

Israel confirms 7,385 new virus cases since Wednesday, death toll rises to 4,947

Some 85,925 Israelis were screened for COVID-19 on Wednesday, resulting in an 8.9% positivity rate

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Israel
Israel Police on Dizengoff Square making sure people are keeping to the government's guidelines  during a nationwide lockdown, on January 13, 2021.

Israeli Cabinet votes to extend national lockdown for additional 10 days

Israel's current lockdown, which was set to expire on Thursday, has so far failed to curb new virus cases

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Covid-19
People getting tested for COVID-19 by healthcare workers at a drive-thru testing site during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus, in Modiin, Israel, on January 18, 2021.

Israel adds 10,021 coronavirus cases as country undergoing fourth week of lockdown

Test positive ratio climbs to 10.2%; over 1,100 patients hospitalized in serious condition

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Covid-19
View of the closed down shops in the Givatayim Mall, on October 05, 2020, as Israel undergoes nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ministers approve third lockdown, partially closing schools

Starting Sunday at 5pm Israelis will go into lockdown for two weeks, limited to a square from their homes

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Covid-19
ILLUSTRATIVE - Passengers at the Departure Hall at the Ben Gurion Airport, near Tel Aviv, on December 14, 2020.

Cabinet mulls ban on all international flights amid new virus strain angst

Health Ministry director-general warns country likely heading into third lockdown

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Israel
A technician demonstrates on an airport staffer how samples are taken, at a new on-site COVID-19 testing facility at Tel Aviv International Airport in Israel, on November 9, 2020.

Israel: Cabinet votes to rescind Hanukkah coronavirus restrictions

Restrictions would only come into effect if the country reaches 2,500 new cases per day