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In Colombo
August 21, 2017 6:42 am gmt |
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Qatar Airways has announced an increase in the number of daily flights to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh due to the continued robust demand from passengers on both destinations. Qatar Airways revealed in a press release that it increased its Colombo service from four to five flights per day, while it incre...
In Latest Stories
August 3, 2017 7:35 am gmt |
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Qatar has concluded a 5 billion euro ($5.91 billion) deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday (August 2), part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani made the announcement at a news conferenc...
In Latest Stories
July 22, 2017 11:18 am gmt |
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Qatar’s emir called for dialogue on Friday (July 21) to resolve a political crisis pitting his country against four Arab states, saying any talks must respect national sovereignty. In his first speech since four Arab countries severed ties with Doha, a defiant Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani sa...
In World
July 21, 2017 8:25 am gmt |
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A Qatar official on Thursday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of being involved in the hacking of its national news agency in May. Lieutenant-Colonel Ali Mohammed al-Mohannadi, head of the Qatari Interior Ministry’s technology division, told a press briefing in Doha that evidence collecte...
In Latest Stories
July 16, 2017 5:26 am gmt |
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The six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to world soccer’s governing body FIFA to demand it be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup because they consider the Gulf state to be a “base of terrorism”. The Swiss website The Local reported ...
In Latest Stories
July 3, 2017 12:01 pm gmt |
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Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have extended the deadline for Qatar to accept a list of demands, or face further sanctions, by 48 hours. The initial deadline for Qatar to agree to the group’s 13 demands, including the shutting down of the Al Jazeera news network, expired on Sunday. Th...
In Latest Stories
June 24, 2017 10:42 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson welcomed Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to the U.S. Department of State on Friday (June 23). Tillerson was asked about reports that North Korea denied responsibility in the death of U.S. student Otto Warmbier, as well as a list of demands by Ara...
In Europe
June 10, 2017 9:34 am gmt |
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Turkey’s troop deployment in Qatar is an apparent message of support for Qatar, said a Turkish political analyst on Thursday in Istanbul. Turkey’s Grand National Assembly on Wednesday approved draft bills allowing its deployment of troops to a Turkish military base in Qatar. The bill incl...
In Srilanka
August 2, 2016 7:39 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to visit Qatar in the latter part of the year, according to Ambassador W. M. Karunadasa. The visit, Karunadasa said, will include talks on how to enhance bilateral relations “and promote the welfare of the people.” In March last year, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin H...
In World
May 13, 2016 8:56 am gmt |
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The seventh Ministerial Meeting of China-Arab Cooperation Forum (CASCF) kicked off in Doha, Qatar on Thursday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani and Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby attended the opening ceremony. I...
In Football
December 7, 2015 9:41 am gmt |
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David Beckham says 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar. David Beckham believes the 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar despite uncertainty over its hosting rights. Swiss and US authorities are looking at claims of corruption in the bidding for both the 2018 (Russia) and 2022 events. In the Radi...
In Africa
July 27, 2015 5:43 am gmt |
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12 including a TV newscaster killed in a huge bomb explosion at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, held yesterday (Sunday). ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. The attacked hotel was the Jazeera Palace Hotel near the airport. International diplomats often stay at Jazeera Palace Hote...
In Football
June 9, 2015 9:35 am gmt |
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‘United Passions’, a movie sponsored by FIFA performed miserably in the opening weekend at the box office, making only $ 607 (US). The movie cost $ 30 million and was financed by football’s world governing body to showcase its achievements over FIFA’s 111-year history. British...
In Srilanka
June 5, 2015 5:06 am gmt |
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12 Lankans engaged in trade union activities in private firm in Qatar are deported to country. According to it, Sri Lankans engaged in trade union activities against the company management due to fire spread at the workers quarters in Al – Saliya. Company agreed to provide all facilities to Lan...