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MOPH and partners celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

  • Aug 01, 2021
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The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in conjunction with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), and Sidra Medicine, is highlighting World Breastfeeding Week from 1 to 7 August under the theme: “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility” to draw attention to the importance of supporting women to successfully breastfeed their babies, especially within the first few hours of giving birth and exclusively throughout babies’ first six months.
On this occasion, the MOPH and its partners are launching an awareness campaign to promote breastfeeding. Awareness lectures will be held in Arabic and English at the mother and child forum to discuss the importance of breastfeeding for mother and child, common challenges related to breastfeeding, as well as ways to access health services related to breastfeeding. Moreover, face-to-face virtual breastfeeding educational sessions will be run by the Women’s Wellness and Research Center’s (WWRC), and community awareness will be intensified using media and social media to deliver messages that support breastfeeding.
Dr Sadriya Al-Kohji, Assistant Medical Director for Children and Adolescent Services at PHCC and National Lead for Healthy Children and Adolescents Strategies, has  stated that the health sector in Qatar continues its efforts to achieve the national goal of increasing exclusive breastfeeding throughout the first six months of the infant's life, as part of the National Health Strategy 2018-2022, as well as to advocate breastfeeding until the age of two years in order to provide a healthier life for children. She added that such efforts are also in line with the global strategy for infant and young child feeding by protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding.
Qatar National Health Strategy 2018-2022 Lead for Healthy Women Leading to Healthy Pregnancies, Dr. Najat Ali Mohsen Khenyab says, “One of our plans under the ‘Healthy Women Leading to Healthy Pregnancies’ is to help, inform and empower women to lead healthier lives by providing them with high quality maternal care, enabling them to take care of themselves and their children. One of the objectives of achieving this is by supporting breastfeeding at the national level.”
“By joining hands across the public healthcare sector to promote breastfeeding, we are aiming to ensure as many women as possible in Qatar and their families will continue to embrace the practice of breastfeeding as a means of protecting infants and ensuring their wellbeing,” Dr. Khenyab adds.
Dr. Salah Abdulla Alyafei Acting Manager, Health Promotion and Non-Communicable Diseases and Head of Health Education Programs, MOPH, said: The Ministry is working in cooperation with its partners in the health sector to promote breastfeeding awareness for both the child and the mother through launching awareness campaigns and correcting misconceptions about it, in addition to launching several initiatives aimed at increasing the level of breastfeeding and addressing the challenges faced by breastfeeding mothers.
Ms. Fetna Al-Naemi, Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) Program and WBW national coordinator and nutrition advisor at MOPH, has said: “Through BFHI, we are keen to assist mothers in applying optimal practices of exclusive breastfeeding for a period of 6 months and continuing until the age of two years.”
She noted that the MOPH is organizing four awareness lectures on the importance of breastfeeding and the challenges related to it to raise community awareness of the importance of breastfeeding and complementary feeding for children, as part of the mother and child health forum held this month. More awareness-raising lectures on complementary feeding for six-month old babies will also be organized in September.
“Breastmilk is the ideal food for infants. It is safe, clean and contains antibodies which help protect against many common childhood illnesses. Breastmilk provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first months of life, and it continues to provide up to half or more of a child’s nutritional needs during the second half of the first year, and up to one third during the second year of life,” explains BFHI team lead at WWRC Dr. Amal Abu Bakr Arbab.
She stresses that breastfed children perform better on intelligence tests and are less likely to be overweight or obese and less prone to diabetes later in life. Women who breastfeed also have a reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancers, she states.
Dr. Mai Al Qubaisi, Sr. Consultant, Director of NICU and BFHI Chairperson at WWRC, says that breastfeeding is the best start for both mother and baby. “Breastfeeding provides joyful moments of interaction and bonding between mother and baby that enriches their life together. Breastmilk is the natural first food for babies. It is all the food and drink that a baby needs in an adequate quantity and quality for the first six months of life. Breastfeeding significantly improves the health, survival and wellbeing of infants, children and their mothers, and that it is imperative to protect breastfeeding worldwide. “It is a shared responsibility to protect, promote and support breastfeeding to achieve sustainable development,” Dr. Al Qubaisi states.
The World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually from 1 to 7 August with the aim of encouraging women to breastfeed and improving the health of infants around the world. The ceremony commemorates the Innocenti Declaration signed in August 1990 by government policy makers, WHO, UNICEF and other organizations to protect, encourage and support breastfeeding.

SC launches Host a Fan initiative to welcome visiting supporters during upcoming major tournaments

  • Sep 25, 2021
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SC launches Host a Fan initiative to welcome visiting supporters during upcoming major tournaments
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has announced the launch of its Host a Fan initiative, enabling households across the country to volunteer to host visiting supporters during upcoming sporting events. An ..

Qatar's MOTC unveils Sila to bring metro, bus, taxi and tram into one network

  • Sep 25, 2021
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The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has unveiled Sila, the brand that brings together Qatar’s transport modes into one network. Currently it includes the metro, bus, taxi and tram. Sila – which ..

MoU inked to set up factory in Qatar to manufacture electric chargers for e-vehicles

  • Sep 25, 2021
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MoU inked to set up factory in Qatar to manufacture electric chargers for e-vehicles
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) signs a Memorandum of Understanding with ABB Qatar, in preparation for the establishment of a factory to produce electric chargers for electric cars and buses. This would be the first ..

QF RDI fund supports development of smart bracelet to help Alzheimer's patients

  • Sep 25, 2021
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QF RDI fund supports development of smart bracelet to help Alzheimer
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar Foundation Research, Development and Innovation (QF RDI) has recently awarded its Innovation Coupon (IC) to a young and ambitious high school student and Qatari innovator, Haya Al ..

COVID-19: 108 test positive in Qatar but higher recoveries bring down active cases below 1,500

  • Sep 25, 2021
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COVID-19: 108 test positive in Qatar but higher recoveries bring down active cases below 1,500
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Saturday recorded 108 new COVID-19 cases — 68 from within the community and 40 among travellers returning from abroad. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 136 ..

Apple working on iPhone feature to diagnose depression

  • Sep 25, 2021
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Apple working on iPhone feature to diagnose depression
It can be argued that nothing knows as much about you as your mobile phone. Seeking to make use of this, Apple is reportedly working on technology that could help iPhones diagnose depression and cognitive decline. A Wall ..

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

  • Sep 25, 2021
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Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?
No, experts say there's no strong evidence yet that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta has led to a surge in infections among kids because it's more contagious. Delta's ..

‘Harry Potter’ star Tom Felton collapses during celebrity golf match

  • Sep 25, 2021
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‘Harry Potter’ star Tom Felton collapses during celebrity golf match
British actor Tom Felton, known for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, collapsed while playing a celebrity golf exhibition Thursday at the Ryder Cup. The actor, who turned 34 on Wednesday, experienced a ..

Qatar calls on enhancing political will and international partnership in facing climate change

  • Sep 25, 2021
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Qatar calls on enhancing political will and international partnership in facing climate change
The State of Qatar stressed the urgent need to mobilize efforts, take urgent measures, and show more political will to confront the challenges posed by climate change and natural disasters, which pose a threat to ..

Qatar's foreign minister meets with Saudi counterpart

  • Sep 25, 2021
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met today with HH Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Price Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al-Saud, on ..

We are ready to provide support to help Afghan parties reach agreement: Qatar FM

  • Sep 25, 2021
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We are ready to provide support to help Afghan parties reach agreement: Qatar FM
HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that the lesson learnt from the Gulf crisis is that no difference can be resolved without negotiation. In an interview ..

Qatar records 107 new COVID-19 cases

  • Sep 24, 2021
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Qatar records 107 new COVID-19 cases
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Friday recorded 107 new COVID-19 cases — 73 from within the community and 34 among travellers returning from abroad. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 97 recoveries. ..

Qatar Airways to start flights to Almaty in Kazakhstan from Nov 19

  • Sep 23, 2021
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Qatar Airways to start flights to Almaty in Kazakhstan from Nov 19
Qatar Airways will launch scheduled passenger services to Almaty in Kazakhstan on November 19. The new service will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy ..

Qatar records 109 new COVID-19 cases

  • Sep 23, 2021
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Qatar records 109 new COVID-19 cases
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Thursday recorded 109 new COVID-19 cases — 57 from within the community and 52 among travellers returning from abroad. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 173 ..

Prime Minister meets European Parliament delegation headed by Marc Tarabella

  • Sep 23, 2021
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Prime Minister meets European Parliament delegation headed by Marc Tarabella
QNA Doha Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani met on Wednesday morning with a delegation from the European Parliament chaired by Chairman of the Sports Committee of ..

France-US tension eases after Biden-Macron chat; French envoy to return

  • Sep 23, 2021
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France-US tension eases after Biden-Macron chat; French envoy to return
Days after the announcement of a strategic partnership between the US, UK and Australia created a major rift in ties between Washington and France, tension has started to ease. France was outraged after Australia abandoned a ..

Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

  • Sep 23, 2021
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Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement
With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming ..

Huge amount of money, expensive vehicles seized from expat conducting unlicensed investment activities

  • Sep 23, 2021
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Huge amount of money, expensive vehicles seized from expat conducting unlicensed investment activities
Tribune News Network Doha Huge amount of money, several high-end vehicles and other expensive items have been recovered from a man arrested in Qatar on money laundering and other charges. The individual, identified ..

MOTC rolls out e-vehicle strategy that will see 25% of all public transport vehicles in Qatar becoming electric by 2022

  • Sep 22, 2021
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MOTC rolls out  e-vehicle strategy that will see 25% of all public transport vehicles in Qatar becoming electric by 2022
Tribune News Network Doha The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) have officially begun the execution of the electric vehicle strategy prepared by the ..

Cabinet applauds Amir's UN speech

  • Sep 22, 2021
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Cabinet applauds Amir
Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday. Following the meeting, HE Minister of ..

COVID-19: Qatar records 138 new cases and 128 recoveries

  • Sep 22, 2021
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COVID-19: Qatar records 138 new cases and 128 recoveries
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Wednesday recorded 138 new COVID-19 cases — 97 from within the community and 41 among travellers returning from abroad. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 128 ..

Qatar Airways extends USAID ROUTES partnership to combat wildlife trafficking

  • Sep 22, 2021
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Qatar Airways extends USAID ROUTES partnership to combat wildlife trafficking
Qatar Airways has extended its participation in the USAID ROUTES (Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species) Partnership, reinforcing its commitment to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife ..

Bill Gates says he 'regrets' association with Jeffery Epstein

  • Sep 22, 2021
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Bill Gates says he
Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, on Tuesday, was asked repeatedly about his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein by PBS anchor Judy Woodruff. On repeatedly being pressed about Epstein, Gates ..

Taliban write to UN chief, ask for participation at UNGA

  • Sep 22, 2021
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Taliban write to UN chief, ask for participation at UNGA
The Taliban have written to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres nominating their spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan's new ambassador to the UN and have asked to participate and speak in the high-level 76th session of ..

Amir Cup final at Al Thumama Stadium will highlight Qatar's readiness for World Cup 2022

  • Sep 21, 2021
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Amir Cup final at Al Thumama Stadium will highlight Qatar
Vinay Nayudu Doha HH the Amir Cup final at the newly built Al Thumama Stadium between Al Sadd and Al Rayyan on October 22 at 7pm will once again underline Qatar's readiness and preparedness for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup ..

Full text of Amir's speech at UN General Assembly

  • Sep 21, 2021
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Full text of Amir
QNA New York HH the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani took part in the opening session of the General Debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which kicked off at the UN headquarters in New ..

Amir calls for continued dialogue with Taliban in UN speech

  • Sep 21, 2021
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Amir calls for continued dialogue with Taliban in UN speech
Tribune News Network Doha His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani called on the world to continue dialogue with Taliban as he highlighted the need for global efforts in providing ..

'Many sleepless nights': Qatari architect who designed Al Thumama Stadium shares his creative journey

  • Sep 21, 2021
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Tribune News Network Doha What started as a sketch for a design competition now stands as an architectural gem ready to host the world’s best footballers in 2022.  The stunning Al Thumama Stadium will be ..

Qatar strongly condemns failed coup attempt in Sudan

  • Sep 21, 2021
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Qatar strongly condemns failed coup attempt in Sudan
QNA Doha Qatar condemned in the strongest terms the failed coup attempt which the Sudanese authorities announced thwarted today. In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said this attempt targets the ..

Qatar records 143 new COVID-19 cases

  • Sep 21, 2021
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Qatar records 143 new COVID-19 cases
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Tuesday recorded 143 new COVID-19 cases — 106 from within the community and 37 among travellers returning from abroad. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 146 ..

Sheikha Hind completes first Olympic distance triathlon

  • Sep 21, 2021
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Sheikha Hind completes first Olympic distance triathlon
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar Foundation CEO HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani has completed her first Olympic distance triathlon at the world’s biggest triathlon race. She announced her participation in ..

Amir meets with Kuwaiti prime minister

  • Sep 21, 2021
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Amir meets with Kuwaiti prime minister
QNA New York His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and a delegation accompanying, on Tuesday at the ..

Amir meets with Slovenian President Borut Pahor

  • Sep 21, 2021
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Amir meets with Slovenian President Borut Pahor
QNA New York His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met with Slovenian President Borut Pahor on the sidelines of the 76th session at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. During ..

Amir meets with British PM Boris Johnson in New York

  • Sep 21, 2021
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Amir meets with British PM Boris Johnson in New York
QNA New York His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and a delegation accompanying, on Tuesday at the Headquarters of the Permanent Mission of ..

Trudeau’s Liberals win Canada election, but miss majority

  • Sep 21, 2021
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Trudeau’s Liberals win Canada election, but miss majority
Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party a victory in Monday’s parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed and the result was remarkably similar to the election ..

Amir to address 76th Session of UN General Assembly on Tuesday

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Amir to address 76th Session of UN General Assembly on Tuesday
QNA Doha The General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which will run from September 21 until Sep 27, is the highlight of each new session of the General Assembly, and it begins a week ..

Turf laid at Lusail Stadium as Qatar’s FIFA World Cup final venue nears completion

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Turf laid at Lusail Stadium as Qatar’s FIFA World Cup final venue nears completion
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar ticked off another milestone this week after turf was laid for the first time at Lusail Stadium – the 80,000-capacity venue that will host the FIFA World Cup™ final in December ..

MOI, Ashghal connect electronically to exchange data on some traffic accidents

  • Sep 20, 2021
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MOI, Ashghal connect electronically to exchange data on some traffic accidents
QNA Doha The Ministry of Interior (MOI) and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), inaugurated the project of electronic connection, and exchange of traffic accident data that result in damages to state property ..

Six people killed in shooting at Russian university

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Six people killed in shooting at Russian university
A student armed with a hunting rifle opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing at least six people and wounding many others, investigators said. Video shown on news websites showed panicked ..

Work begins to install hundreds of palm-frond-shaped light poles on Doha Corniche

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Work begins to install hundreds of palm-frond-shaped light poles on Doha Corniche
The Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar has announced the commencement of works for installing 1440 palm-frond designed light poles to decorate Corniche Road. These works are ..

Qatar records 139 new COVID-19 cases

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Qatar records 139 new COVID-19 cases
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Monday recorded 139 new COVID-19 cases — 92 from within the community and 47 among travellers returning from abroad. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 165 recoveries. ..

Qatar customs foils attempt to smuggle shabo hidden inside box of clothing

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Qatar customs foils attempt to smuggle shabo hidden inside box of clothing
Customs official strips layer off carton box, finds half a kilogram of shabo Tribune News Network Doha Qatar Customs has foiled yet another attempt smuggle a drug known as "shabo", a slang term for methamphetamine ..

Canada votes in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Canada votes in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament, but now faces the threat of being knocked from power in Canada's election on Monday. Polls indicate Trudeau's ..

Early results project pro-Putin party in Russia to win elections

  • Sep 20, 2021
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Early results project pro-Putin party in Russia to win elections
Amid criticisms that the election was nothing but an eyewash, the pro-Putin party is projected to win the Russia elections with a comfortable majority, albeit facing a significant erosion in vote share. According to early ..

Qatar Airways flight carrying over 230 passengers leaves Kabul for Doha

  • Sep 19, 2021
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Qatar Airways flight carrying over 230 passengers leaves Kabul for Doha
Tribune News Network Doha  A fourth chartered flight carrying civilians from Afghanistan to Qatar left Kabul on Sunday with more than 230 passengers, including Afghans, Americans and Europeans. The Qatar ..

Qatar's Ministry of Interior adds a slew of services on Metrash2 app

  • Sep 19, 2021
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Now, one can obtain national address certificates on Metrash2 Tribune News Network Doha The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has added a number of new services in the updated version of the Metrash2 application. In a tweet, ..

Israel carries out mass arrests of Palestinians after jailbreak

  • Sep 19, 2021
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Israel carries out mass arrests of Palestinians after jailbreak
Israeli forces have detained dozens of Palestinians in recent days in a campaign of mass arrests in response to an embarrassing high-security prison escape earlier this month. According to figures from the PLO’s ..

COVID-19: 101 people test positive in Qatar, but higher recoveries bring active cases below 1,600

  • Sep 19, 2021
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COVID-19: 101 people test positive in Qatar, but higher recoveries bring active cases below 1,600
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar on Sunday recorded 101 new COVID-19 cases — 65 from within the community and 36 among travellers returning from abroad. The Ministry of Public Health also reported 173 recoveries. ..

Taiwan threatens to take China to WTO in new spat over fruit

  • Sep 19, 2021
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Taiwan threatens to take China to WTO in new spat over fruit
Taiwan threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization on Sunday after Beijing said it would suspend sugar apple and wax apple imports from the island on pest concerns, in the latest spat between the two over ..

Relatives of Afghan family killed in US strike want face-to-face apology

  • Sep 19, 2021
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Relatives of Afghan family killed in US strike want face-to-face apology
Relatives of the victims of a US drone strike that wiped out 10 members of an Afghan family in a "tragic mistake" demanded a face-to-face apology and compensation on Saturday (Sept 18). Ezmarai Ahmadi was wrongly identified ..

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