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Imran Khan on left with Chinese President Xi Jinping File Pic by DAWN

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Doha, 29 June 2021 (Daily Dawn) Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed that it is "very unfair" of the United States and Western powers to "put pressure" on countries like Pakistan to choose sides and downgrade their relationship with China. The premier said despite pressure, Pakistan would not change or downgrade its relationship with China because the relationship was "deep". "Whatever will happen, our relationship between the two countries — no matter what pressure is put on us — is not going ... Read More
June 29, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui

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Doha, 29 June 2021 (Qatar Tribune) By Ashraf Siddiqui A six-member delegation to be headed by the Second Vice-President of Costa Rica is scheduled to visit Doha in October this year, Costa Rica’s ambassador to Qatar Mariano Segura has hinted. According to the ambassador, a number of memorandums of (MoUs) are expected to be signed during the visit. He said there are about 10 additional MoUs and agreements under study in various fields such as culture, health, agriculture, planning, treasury, taxes, official ... Read More
June 29, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui

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Doha, 27 June 2021 SSOC and FIFA sign Qatar 2022 Security Concept of Operations. World Cup Qatar 2022™ and FIFA signed the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Security Concept of Operations on Thursday, 24 June. The document outlines all operational aspects relating to The Safety & Security Operations Committee (SSOC) of the FIFA tournament security and was developed jointly between the SSOC, FIFA, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC. The signing took place at ... Read More
June 28, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui

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Doha, 28 June 2021 (Qatar Airways) Qatar Airways has launched its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner passenger aircraft, with new Business Class Suite took it's maiden flight on Friday 25 June. The ultramodern aircraft is scheduled for services from Doha to Athens, Barcelona, Dammam, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid and Milan and has a total passenger capacity of 311 seats - 30 Business Class Suites and 281 seats in Economy Class. Crafted with the unique Qatar Airways design DNA and appealing to the most discerning ... Read More
June 28, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui
Dr. M. Pinker

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Doha, 25 June 2021 By Ashraf Siddiqui University of Warsaw, Poland in collaboration with the embassy of Qatar in Warsaw and embassy of Poland in Qatar has recently organized second learning and familiarization cultural  program in connection with the Arab Culture Week celebrated during mid of the last month. Dr. Magdalena Pinker, Polish lecturer at the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Chief Curator in the department of Oriental Art, National Museum, Warsaw had given then a presentation on Qatari museums and ... Read More
June 26, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui
Press conference June 25 – brief about agenda, Pic Lu Yuanzhi-GT

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Beijing, 25 June 2021 (Xinhua News) The 9th World Peace Forum (WPF) will be held at Tsinghua University in Beijing from July 2 to 4, the organizers said Friday. With the theme of "International Security Cooperation in the Post-pandemic Era: Upholding and Practicing Multilateralism," this year's forum includes topics on the Belt and Road Initiative, global economic recovery, global governance and artificial intelligence, said Yan Xuetong, WPF secretary-general and director of the Institute of Modern International Relations at Tsinghua University. More than 100 ... Read More
June 26, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui
Picture Anadolu News

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Ankara, 25 June 2021 (Anadolu News) Turkish and US delegations discussed areas of cooperation to run Afghanistan's Kabul airport, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Friday. "During the meeting, areas of cooperation to operate Hamid Karzai International Airport following the termination of NATO Resolute Support Mission were discussed," it said on Twitter, adding that the delegations had met at the ministry. "Both parties agreed to continue discussions," it said. A delegation -- consisting of the Pentagon and Department of State officials -- from ... Read More
June 25, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui

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Doha, 22 June 2021 The State of Qatar achieved another milestone in security and safety as the country ranked again the first in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and 29th globally in the Global Peace Index (GPI) for the year 2021. Issued by the Institute of Economics and Peace in Australia, the 2021 report covered 163 countries globally. The report measures the state of peace across three domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security, the extent of Ongoing Domestic and ... Read More
June 24, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran – AEO is headed by Ali Akbar Salehi

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Wednesday, 23 June 2021 (BBC News) Iran has foiled an attempted sabotage attack against a building belonging to the country's atomic energy agency, according to state television. No casualties or damage were reported following the incident on Wednesday morning, it said. It provided no further details, but said an investigation was under way. There have been a number of attacks on nuclear sites in Iran over the past year. Iranian authorities have accused Israel of being behind some of them.They include two explosions ... Read More
June 23, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui
Los Angeles Times

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Manila, 22 June 2021 (Reuters) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, frustrated by the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in his country, threatened people who refuse to get inoculated with jail or an injection of Ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug widely used to treat animals. Ivermectin has been touted as an alternative treatment for COVID-19 but U.S. and European regulators and the World Health Organization (WHO) have recommended against it. "You choose, vaccine or I will have you jailed," Duterte said in a televised address late ... Read More
June 22, 2021M Ashraf Siddiqui