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1. Would  visit India soon, Israel PM Netanyahu
New Delhi, Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reference to visiting India came while answering a question about his vision for Israel at the Centre for American Progress. He would be the second Prime Minister of Israel to visit India.
Source: The Hindu, Chennai; See also: The Telegraph, Kolkata

2. PM Modi hopes talks between Israel, Palestinians would  resume soon
New Delhi, Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his message that “We remain hopeful that talks and Israeli-Palestinian negotiations would resume soon, leading to a comprehensive peace process and an amicable resolution of the conflict”.
Source: The Economic Times, Mumbai

3. Israel tests Barak-8 missile co-developed with India
Mumbai, Friday, 27 November 2015
Israeli military has successfully tested an advance surface- to air missile co-developed with India.
Source: The Economic Times, Mumbai

4. PM Modi arrives in Turkey to attend G20 Summit
New Delhi, Sunday, 15 November 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Antalya from the UK to attend the G20 Summit chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Source: The Indian Express, New Delhi

5. PM holds bilateral talks with Turkey, Saudi Arabia
New Delhi, Monday, 16 November 2015
On the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Antalya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Turkey and also met with the King Salman of Saudi Arabia.
Source: The Hindu, Chennai; See also: NDTV, New Delhi

6. Jaitley heads to UAE on Sunday 
New Delhi, Friday, 13 November 2015
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would be on a two-day visit to the UAE from 15 November as part of the government’s efforts to drum up investor interest in India.
Source: The Hindu, Chennai

7. Iran, India serious in expansion of trade ties: Indian official
Tehran, Saturday, 21 November 2015
After signing an agreement with Trade Promotion Organization of Iran on the promotion of Iran-India trade cooperation, Indian Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia said that Iran and India are serious regarding the expansion of bilateral trade ties.
Source: Tehran Times, Tehran

8. Qatar to waive US$ 1-bn penalty on India for lower gas off take
New Delhi, Tuesday, 24 November 2015
In a significant development, Qatar has agreed to waive US$ 1-bn penalty on India for breaking a long term liquefied natural gas contract, and also consented to change the pricing formula to reflect the slump in global energy rates.
Source: Business Standard, New Delhi

9. UAE firms sue Indian company for Rs 5 lakh crore over Mumbai plots
Mumbai, Thursday, 5 November 2015
A tussle over two large property redevelopment projects in Mumbai may head to an international arbitration court, with two UAE firms claiming ?. 5 lakh crores (US$ 85billion) as compensation, perhaps the highest arbitration demand in India’s history.
Source: The Times of India, Mumbai

10. India enhances air services agreement with Oman
New Delhi, Friday, 13 November 2015
India has increased the bilateral seat entitlement with Oman, allowing additional flights between the two countries, which would enable Oman Air to launch extra flights to India and offer better onward connections.
Source: Business Standard, New Delhi; See also: Indian Express, New Delhi

11. Saudi diplomats says Indian expats held in high esteem
Jeddah, Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Saudi Arabia has lambasted an English-language Indian newspaper for claiming that the Kingdom has executed more people than the Dash terrorist group, and rejected reports that there is widespread abuse of Indian workers in this country.
Source: Arab News, Jeddah

Note: Crores=10,000,000; Lakh=100,000


Sunil Kumar is a doctoral candidate in School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  Email
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