Paris has handed the probe to investigating magistrates over the colossal blast that killed 171 people, injured thousands and displaced some 300,000 people.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country is considering withdrawing its ambassador and suspending diplomatic ties with Abu Dhabi.
There is a good chance that another country will follow the UAE’s lead in the coming days, says Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has "delayed" annexation plans in line with an agreement with the UAE brokered by the US, that he will "never give up our rights to our land".
Hailed as a breakthrough, the agreement establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries is riddled with loopholes.
Abu Dhabi has carried out mass deportations of Palestinians in the past, and has a record of muzzling free speech.
While stressing his desire for close relations with Arab states, at home Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has introduced discriminatory laws against Arab citizens and continues to subject Palestinians to strict military occupation.
The clandestine relationship between the UAE and Israel was the Middle East's worst kept secret for years. Now that it is in the open Palestinians have a clearer idea of who their allies are.
August 14 marks the 73rd year of Pakistan's founding. It seems as if history has completed a full circle: the country is finally discovering the secular roots of its origin, as articulated by its founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Afghan authorities release a group of 80 Taliban prisoners saying it would "speed up efforts for direct talks and a lasting, nationwide ceasefire."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal would lead to "full" peace with the Gulf Arab state.
Turkish President Erdogan issues stern warning against any aggression on the Oruc Reis drill ship in eastern Mediterranean.
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