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Iran Claims Bahrain: Disruption in West Asia
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Iran Claims Bahrain: Disruption in West Asia

British-ruled Bahrain was claimed by Iran for the first time in 1957, when it was under the Shah’s reign and still a British protectorate. In 1970, the UN held a referendum asking the people of Bahrain whether they preferred an independent state for themselves or joining Iran. The populace overwhelmingly supported freedom and sovereignty. Israel […]

Morocco becomes 6th Arab country to normalise ties with Israel; US to recognise Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara
Middle East, World

Morocco becomes 6th Arab country to normalise ties with Israel; US to recognise Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara

Israel and Morocco have agreed to normalise relations in a deal brokered by the United States. As part of the agreement, US has agreed to recognise Morocco’s claim over the Western Sahara. The Polisario Front wants to establish an independent state in the territory with the backing of Algeria and the African Union.