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Protestors brace next to landing and fuming tear gas canisters during a demonstration on a second day of nationwide strikes and protests over the government's proposed pension reform, in Paris on January 31, 2023. - France braces for major transport blockages, with mass strikes and protests set to hit the country for the second time in a month in objection to the planned boost of the age of retirement from 62 to 64. On January 19, some 1.1 million voiced their opposition to the proposed shake-up -- the largest protests since the last major round of pension reform in 2010. (Photo by Geoffroy Van der Hasselt / AFP)

Hundreds of thousands protest at French retirement reforms

dpa ParisSeveral hundred thousand protesters hit the streets across France on Tuesday in a second round of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron’s attempt to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.In Paris alone, 500,000 people came out...

Feb 01, 2023
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (L) gesture during a press conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, January 30, 2023. - Germany promised an additional 31 million euros ($33 million) for the Brazilian Amazon Monday as Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited the South American giant reeling from rainforest destruction under ex-president Jair Bolsonaro. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)

Brazil is back on world stage: Scholz

dpa Brasília/Rio de Janeiro German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, on a visit in Brasília on Monday, said he is looking forward to a new chapter in relations with Brazil, following the end of the term of the country’s controversial far-right former...

Feb 01, 2023
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Italy’s government will not give in to prisoner on hunger strike

Rome: Italy’s government said on Tuesday it will not give in to a convicted anarchist who has been on hunger strike for more than 100 days to protest the terms of his imprisonment.Alfredo Cospito is serving a decades-long prison sentence for a 2012...

Feb 01, 2023
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Court says protesters must pay Madame Tussauds £3,500 compensation over cake stunt

dpa LondonTwo Just Stop Oil protesters must pay Madame Tussauds £3,500 in compensation after slapping vegan chocolate cakes in the face of a waxwork of Britain’s King Charles III.Eilidh McFadden, 20, and Tom Johnson, 29, were found guilty of criminal damage on Tuesday after Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard they targeted the model “in the...

Feb 01, 2023
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Russia sees increased danger from Western arms exports to Ukraine

Moscow: Russia is facing increased military danger from Ukraine because NATO countries are sending weapons there, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his Egyptian counterpart on Tuesday.At a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Samih Zhukri in Moscow, Lavrov said Russia’s armed forces would do everything to ensure that the West’s...

Feb 01, 2023
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Wagner group committed human rights violations in Mali: UN experts

Geneva: Independent UN human rights experts have called for an investigation into the activities of the Russian mercenary group Wagner and government troops in Mali.There are suspicions that they have committed human rights violations and crimes against humanity since 2021, more than a dozen independent experts advising the UN Human Rights Council...

Feb 01, 2023
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Taiwan swears in new prime minister after cabinet reshuffle

dpa TaipeiFormer vice president Chen Chien-jen was sworn in as Taiwan’s new prime minister on Tuesday to lead a newly formed Cabinet as the country’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party looks to regain ground following a setback in local elections in November.Former prime minister Su Tseng-chang on Monday led his Cabinet members to resign in a major reshuffle triggered by the DPP’s poor...

Feb 01, 2023
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (L) and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shake hands after holding a joint media briefing in Tokyo on January 31, 2023. (Photo by Takashi Aoyama / POOL / AFP)

Japan, NATO agree to deepen ties amid Russia, China threat

dpa Tokyo Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pledged on Tuesday to further deepen their cooperation, in light of China’s growing ambitions in the Indo-Pacific region.“China is substantially building up its military forces, including nuclear weapons, bullying its neighbours, and threatening Taiwan,” Stoltenberg said following talks with Kishida...

Feb 01, 2023
Pope Francis (L), seated on a wheelchair, arrives at the N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on January 31, 2023. - Pope Francis landed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, hailing his beautiful trip to Africa as he comes bearing a message of peace to the conflict-torn nation, before heading to troubled neighbour South Sudan. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Pope’s Africa trip spotlights conflict, and church’s future

Agencies Pope Francis began a six-day visit to Congo and South Sudan on Tuesday, aiming to bring a message of peace to two countries riven by poverty, conflict and what Francis has called a lingering “colonialist mentality” that still considers Africa ripe for exploitation.Francis landed at Kinshasa’s airport and was greeted by tens of thousands of Congolese who lined the main road into the...

Feb 01, 2023
A policeman searches a bag of a worshiper before entering a mosque in Karachi on January 31, 2023, a day after a suicide blast at a mosque inside the police headquarters in Peshawar. - At least 95 people, mostly policemen, were killed in a suicide blast at a mosque inside a police headquarters in northwest Pakistan. (Photo by Rizwan TABASSUM / AFP)

Pakistan mourns as toll in Peshawar mosque bombing rises to 100

Agencies The death toll from a suicide bombing at a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has risen to 100, a medical official says, as the South Asian country faces a mounting security challenge from armed groups.“So far, 100 bodies have been brought to Lady Reading Hospital,” the spokesman for the largest medical facility in the city, Mohammad Asim, said in a statement on...

Feb 01, 2023
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Cyclone in Madagascar kills dozens, displaces tens of thousands

Agencies More than two dozen Madagascans have died and tens of thousands have been left homeless since a severe tropical cyclone made landfall last week and swirled for days off the island’s western coast, official records show.Cyclone Cheneso smashed into northeastern Madagascar 10 days ago, bringing strong winds and triggering downpours that have caused extensive flooding.Over the week it...

Jan 31, 2023
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Erdogan signals NATO support for Finland, leaving Sweden in the cold

dpa /AgenciesIstanbulTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signalled he might support Finland’s accession process to the Western defence alliance NATO - while withholding approval for the membership of the country’s Nordic neighbour Sweden.“If necessary, we can send a different message regarding Finland,” Erdogan said in a speech to young people on Sunday evening, according to a...

Jan 31, 2023
Palestinians carry the body of Nassim Abu Fouda who was killed by Israeli security forces near a checkpoint early in the morning, during his funeral in Hebron city in the occupied West Bank, on Monday. (AFP)

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Hebron as tensions spiral

Agencies Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian man in the southern city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, the latest killing in a wave of escalating violence.Identifying the deceased as 26-year-old Naseem Abu Fouda, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said he was shot in the head on Monday morning.Local journalists reported Abu Fouda was hospitalised just after 2am (00:00 GMT).The official...

Jan 31, 2023
Security personnel and rescue workers gather near the debris of a damaged mosque inside the police headquarters in Peshawar on Monday. (AFP)

Suicide bomber kills 59, wounds 150 at mosque in Pakistan

Agencies A suicide bomber struck a crowded mosque inside a police compound in Pakistan on Monday, causing the roof to collapse and killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 150 others, officials said.Most of the casualties were police officers. It was not clear how the bomber was able to slip into the walled compound, which houses the northwestern city of Peshawar’s police headquarters...

Jan 31, 2023
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Azerbaijan says can’t trust Tehran with embassy security after attack

Berlin: The Azerbaijani government on Monday said it does not believe Iran can be trusted with security for its embassy in Tehran following the killing of the embassy’s security chief in an armed attack. Baku suspended embassy operations in Tehran, noting that it had repeatedly told Iranian authorities about threats to its mission in the Iranian capital, which it said Tehran...

Jan 31, 2023
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Body of one pilot found in Greek air force crash, one still missing

Athens: One of the two Greek pilots on board a fighter jet that crashed into the Ionian Sea west of the country was found dead on Monday, while the other remains missing, Greek authorities reported. Rescue teams were able to recover the body of one pilot from the floodwaters several hours after the accident, state radio ERT reported, citing the coast guard.Hope of recovering the missing pilot...

Jan 31, 2023
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HIA passenger traffic more than doubles to nearly 36 mn in 2022

Tribune News NetworkDohaPassenger traffic at Hamad International Airport (HIA) more than doubled in 2022 as it welcomed 35.7 million passengers throughout the year, an increase of 101.9 percent year-on-year.The airport also saw an increase in overall aircraft movements, which jumped 28.2 percent...

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ALGERIAn NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATed

(From left) Minister of Municipality HE Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaei, Algeria’s Ambassador to Qatar HE Dr Mestafa Boutora, Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, Minister of Justice HE Masoud bin Mohammed Al Ameri, HE Ibrahim Abdullah Fakhro and HE Ali Ibrahim Ahmed at an event to...

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi reacts during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Stade de Reims at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on January 29, 2023. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)
Messi wishes Maradona had witnessed Argentina’s World Cup 2022 triumph

STATS Perform/dpaLionel Messi wishes Diego Maradona had been able to hand him the World Cup trophy last month, but he has no regrets over the time it took him to lead Argentina to football’s greatest prize.Messi inspired Argentina to their fourth World Cup in Qatar last year, winning the Golden...

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Commercial Bank named ‘Best Trade Finance Provider’ in Qatar by Global Finance

Tribune News NetworkDohaFor the fourth consecutive year, Commercial Bank, the most innovative digital bank in Qatar, has been named the Best Trade Finance Provider in Qatar by Global Finance, the world’s leading publication that recognises excellence in the financial industry. This award...

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