Diamond traders in Dubai say they have been inundated with enquiries from Israelis, who traditionally do their business in Belgium's Antwerp -- the world's biggest centre for traders of rough and polished diamonds.
Last month the UAE and Bahrain signed agreements to normalize ties with Israel.
"You have to thank Trump" posters in Hebrew suddenly started appearing on minibuses in Tel Aviv this week, as Republican ads brought the race for the White House onto the streets of Israel. Democrats are also targeting American-Israelis. They arranged a 40% discount with the courier service DHL for voters whose home states require overseas ballots to be sent by mail. Emer McCarthy reports.
A top advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader has warned that those responsible for killing one of the country's top nuclear scientists would face a "calculated and decisive" response. Tehran blames Israel for the attack. David Doyle reports.
On opening batsman Rohit Sharma's current status regarding his injury, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli on November 26 said that his status will be further assessed on December 11. "Well, before we had the selection meeting in Dubai, we got a mail two days before which said that Rohit is unavailable for selection because of the injury he picked up during the IPL. It mentioned a two-week rest and rehab period, and it said that the pros and cons of the injury were explained to Rohit and he understood that. It was the information we got by mail but after that, he played in the IPL. We all thought that he would be on the flight to Australia which he wasn't and we had no information whatsoever on the reason behind him not flying to Australia," said Kohli during the virtual press conference. "After that, the only information we have received on mail is that he is at NCA and he will be further assessed on December 11. So from the time the selection meeting happened and the IPL ended and now when this mail came about his assessment, there has been lack of clarity, we have been playing the waiting game on this issue and this is not ideal at all," he added.
Lufthansa will become the first airline to operate a CO2 neutral cargo flight this coming weekend. It will be using so-called Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) or biofuel for the flight. Adam Reed reports.
Sweden's capital has enlisted the help of 1,000 'corona cabbies' to transport COVID-19 tests from homes to laboratories around the city. Taxi drivers have been hit hard financially by the pandemic, and are pleased to be supporting the testing efforts. Adam Reed reports.
An Afghan migrant who made his way across several countries including Pakistan and Iran to reach what he thought was sanctuary in France expressed his shock at being beaten by French police. Adam Reed reports.