Saudi Arabia has decided to reopen its land, air and sea borders with Qatar, ending more than three years of isolation of the latter from the Persian Gulf states.
After Bahrain, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates, Morocco has also decided to recognise the state of Israel.
The Armenian army reported attacks from Azerbaijan on two villages that are under the control of Karabakh forces.
The American embassy in Baghdad has partially withdrawn its staff ahead of the first anniversary of the U.S. killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in the Iraqi capital, media reports said Thursday.
Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia said they have signed a deal to end the military conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region after more than a month of bloodshed.
During the celebrations of the Taiwan holiday, President Tsai Ing-wen gave a speech in which several observers glimpsed an “olive branch” towards Beijing.