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    Qatar’s athlete jumps high to reach championship final
    Aug12

    Qatar’s athlete jumps high to reach championship final

    Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim leapt into Sunday’s high jump final at the World Athletics Championships in London in the manner of a man ready to finally ascend to the very summit of his sport. The wiry Qatari, who has jumped higher than anyone in history except Cuban world record holder Javier Sotomayor, breezed through today’s...

    Qatar Airways to launch flights to Ukraine
    Jul13

    Qatar Airways to launch flights to Ukraine

    Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, starting late next month, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported yesterday, quoting officials at the Qatari airline. The airline will carry out seven weekly flights to Boryspil International Airport from the Qatari capital, Doha. The move came as part of the company’s plans...

    US: Tillerson to visit Turkey
    Jul06

    US: Tillerson to visit Turkey

    Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will soon travel to Turkey to meet senior officials and discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues, the State Department said Wednesday. Senior State Department officials said Tillersion will first visit Ukraine before heading to Turkey on July 9-10 to attend the World Petroleum Congress where he will...

    Trump wants us to be distracted; cue a few more bombs dropped on Syria
    Jun28

    Trump wants us to be distracted; cue a few more bombs dropped on Syria

    Within hours of the White House announcing that the Trump administration is considering yet more military action against Damascus, defence and intelligence officials were scratching their heads in surprise. Five of these “US defence, military and intelligence officials” told NBC News exactly that. “I don’t know what the [White House]...

    Eid al-Fitr celebrated around the world
    Jun26

    Eid al-Fitr celebrated around the world

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    The dangers of putting Putin under pressure
    Jun23

    The dangers of putting Putin under pressure

    How will Vladimir Putin respond to the growing challenges against him? The Russian president, who turns 65 in October, might presently look unassailable – but maintaining that grip will get harder every year. Compared to British Prime Minister Theresa May or US President Donald Trump, the Russian president faces scant internal opposition. Recent...

    US Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions
    Jun16

    US Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions

    The US Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to get Congress’ approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia. In a move that could complicate US President Donald Trump’s desire for warmer relations with Moscow, the Senate backed the...

    Putin in bigger threat than Daesh, warns US senator 
    May30

    Putin in bigger threat than Daesh, warns US senator 

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to the world security than Daesh, the US senator, John McCain, has warned. Speaking in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC News), on the back of his official tour of Australia, McCain said that Putin was “the premier and most important threat, more so than Isis...

    Israel forces asylum seekers to deposit 20% of pay as incentive to leave
    May15

    Israel forces asylum seekers to deposit 20% of pay as incentive to leave

    Refugees, activists and employers have condemned the Israeli government for requiring asylum seekers to deposit 20 per cent of their salaries with the authorities to be repaid only when they leave the country, Haaretz has reported. According to Kav L’Oved from the Workers Hotline, the new law which came into effect on 1 May also requires...

    Israel quits Eurovision Song Contest live on air
    May14

    Israel quits Eurovision Song Contest live on air

    Israel has announced they’re quitting the Eurovision Song Contest after 44 years. A representative for the nation made the shock announcement live on air as he handed out their scores on Saturday night. He said it was because the Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) is shutting down. As the hosts in Kiev, Ukraine went live to Israel to find...

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