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    Putin expected to win re-election with 69% of vote, final survey by state pollsters shows
    Mar13

    Putin expected to win re-election with 69% of vote, final survey by state pollsters shows

    Vladimir Putin will return to the Kremlin with 69% of the vote, according to the last survey by state pollsters before the Russian presidential election on Sunday.The figure has dipped from highs of 77% shortly after Putin announced his candidacy in December, but there is little doubt he will win in a landslide even after a lacklustre...

    Qatar Airways ends ‘spectacular week’ at ITB Berlin
    Mar12

    Qatar Airways ends ‘spectacular week’ at ITB Berlin

    Qatar Airways completed a “spectacular showcase” at this year’s ITB Berlin, at which the airline revealed a host of 16 new destinations to be launched in 2018-19, as well as announcing a five-year partnership agreement with leading German football team FC Bayern München AG, further strengthening Qatar’s role as a global leader in...

    Putin vows never to give Crimea back to Ukraine
    Mar11

    Putin vows never to give Crimea back to Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that under no circumstances would he give Crimea back to Ukraine, speaking in a new documentary released yesterday ahead of his expected re-election in next week’s poll.“What, have you gone mad?” he told a journalist who asked him if there were any circumstances under which the Russian leader would...

    Putin: villain abroad, hero at home
    Mar11

    Putin: villain abroad, hero at home

    To the West he is public enemy number one: snatching land from his neighbours, interfering in foreign elections and unveiling weapons that he says render Washington’s missile defence systems obsolete. But despite — or because of — his reputation abroad, Vladimir Putin is still widely popular in Russia and is all but guaranteed to win a...

    Qatar Airways maiden flight touches down at Canberra
    Feb12

    Qatar Airways maiden flight touches down at Canberra

    The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Canberra, the capital city of Australia, touched down today at Canberra Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute. Qatar Airways flight QR906 departed Hamad International Airport (HIA) on Sunday 11 February at 07:55, and arrived at Canberra Airport at 08:35 on Monday...

    Moldova’s top court suspends president’s powers, again
    Jan05

    Moldova’s top court suspends president’s powers, again

    A court has temporarily suspended the powers of Moldova’s President Igor Dodon, paving the way for parliament to bypass his veto and enact a law that would restrict Russian TV broadcasts as foreign propaganda. Former Soviet Moldova, a small country that borders on the European Union and Ukraine, is politically divided between supporters of...

    Georgian ex-president sentenced in absentia for abuse of power
    Jan05

    Georgian ex-president sentenced in absentia for abuse of power

    A Georgian court has sentenced former leader Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia to three years in prison for seeking to cover up evidence about the murder of a Georgian banker when he was president – a verdict which he denounced as illegal. Georgia said it would seek the extradition of Saakashvili, who was president from 2004-2013, from Ukraine...

    Georgian ex-president sentenced in absentia for abuse of power
    Jan05

    Georgian ex-president sentenced in absentia for abuse of power

    A Georgian court has sentenced former leader Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia to three years in prison for seeking to cover up evidence about the murder of a Georgian banker when he was president – a verdict which he denounced as illegal. Georgia said it would seek the extradition of Saakashvili, who was president from 2004-2013, from Ukraine...

    Trumped up
    Jan05

    Trumped up

    An activist of women’s rights group Femen, with make-up applied to look like US President Donald Trump, is seen at a protest near the US embassy in Kyiv yesterday, The protest was against the war of words between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. …read more Source: Gulf...

    Saudi attack on Qatar at chess tournament sparks fury
    Dec30

    Saudi attack on Qatar at chess tournament sparks fury

    Fury erupted yesterday over an outspoken attack by Saudi Arabia on Qatar at the opening ceremony of an international chess tournament. Viewers took to Twitter to attack Saudi General Sport Authority chairman Turki bin Abdul Mohsen al-Sheikh over remarks he made at the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships being held in Riyadh. It happened...

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