Doha (Aljazeera/Bloomberg/QNA)

Qatar is renewing efforts to make real estate more attractive to expatriate residents, foreign investors and real estate funds.

A new law will add to the limited number of locations where non-Qataris can buy real estate outright, according to a statement released recently. The country will also implement a two-tiered … Read More

Doha

Pakistani community in Qatar hosted recently a farewell dinner at a Pakistani authentic cuisine restaurant PISTACHIO in honour of Mohamed Ali Sobhani, outgoing ambassador of  Islamic Republic of Iran and De. Federico Alberto Camilo, outgoing ambassador of Dominican Republic.

Among other guests included Abdul Hakim Dalili, ambassador of Islamic Republic of … Read More

Washington, 02 Oct. 2020

Just 32 days before the USA presidential election, Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19.
US President Donald Trump, 74 years old and obese announced early Friday that he and his wife both tested positive for the coronavirus, the diagnosis amounts to the most serious known health threat … Read More

29  Sept. 2020
Qatar National Library’s Heritage Library has created a special program of online events for October, showcasing its unique contribution to Qatar’s cultural landscape. 
On 6 October, patrons can sign up for the webinar “Watermarks as a Tool to Date Manuscripts” with Fattouma bin Yahia, Head of Manuscripts and Rare Books Department … Read More

29 Sept. 2020 (AlJazeera-Bloomberg)

JP Morgan Chase & Co. admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay more than $920 million to resolve U.S. authorities’ claims of market manipulation involving two of the bank’s trading desks, the largest sanction ever tied to the illegal practice known as spoofing.

Over eight years, 15 traders at … Read More

27 Sept 2020 (South Asia Monitor/Daily Dawn)

Pakistan on Saturday rejected India’s demand for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, saying there’s no place for a fascist state in a sensitive decision-making body.

Earlier in the day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for a more prominent … Read More

New York USA), 26 Sept. 2020

Secretary-General and Acting Chairman of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri called for rethinking governance and how to build more participatory and inclusive societies.

This came during the speech made by Al Marri in the virtual high-level … Read More

24  Sept 2020 (Daily India Express)
Records investigated show that Indian banks mentioned in the SARs include: state-owned Punjab National Bank (290 transactions); State Bank of India (102); Bank of Baroda (93); Union Bank of India (99) and Canara Bank (190), among others.
AT least 44 Indian banks have been flagged in … Read More

Islamabad, 25 Sept. 2020 (Reuters)

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has advised Pakistan to undertake “immediate corrective actions” and suspend the issuance of any new pilot licenses in the wake of a scandal over falsified licenses, according to an official and a document seen by Reuters.
The recommendations from ICAO, a … Read More

Rio de Janeiro, 25 Sept. 2020 (Sky News)

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival has been postponed for the first time in a century as Brazil continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

The president of Rio’s League of Samba Schools announced the spread of COVID-19 had made it impossible to safely hold the traditional … Read More

Ankara, 25 Sept. 2020 (Anadolu News)

Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday harshly criticized US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her anti-Turkey remarks.

“@SpeakerPelosi’s rise to become Speaker of the House is what is truly worrisome for American democracy, given her blatant ignorance. You will learn to respect the Turkish people’s … Read More

24 Sept 2020 (AlJazeera News)

The two biggest Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, have agreed to hold the first elections in Palestine in nearly 15 years.

Polls will be scheduled within six months under a deal agreed by Fatah, Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political chief Ismail Haniya.

“We have … Read More

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