Permanent Mission of Qatar to UN holds briefing on R2P
April 15, 2017
The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations held a briefing at the United Nations headquarters in New York with Dr Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect on the implementation of the principle of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) ahead of the upcoming 7th Meeting of the National R2P Focal Points due in Doha on April 24-25 this year.
Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, H E Ambassador Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, briefed the"...
Kazakhstan realising all initiated reforms
April 13, 2017
The participants of a round table meeting held yesterday by Embassy of Kazakhstan observed that the Republic of Kazakhstan is confidently and progressively realising all initiated reforms, achieving its goals and playing an important role in the world politics.
The round table was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Doha with the participation of representatives of state bodies and non-governmental organisations of Qatar, diplomatic corps accredited in Qatar and representatives of local media.
It was dedicated to"...
Emir holds wide-ranging talks with Ethiopian prime minister
April 10, 2017
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, yesterday held a round of official talks at the National Palace in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
At the outset of the meeting, the Ethiopian prime minister welcomed HH the Emir and the accompanying delegation to Ethiopia, thanking him for choosing Ethiopia as the first stop in his visits in Africa, pointing to the depth of existing ties between the two countries and stressing his country’s keenness on boosting and developing ties on all fronts.
For his part, HH the Emir expressed...
Kenya to host Emir of Qatar and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
April 10, 2017
Kenya is this week hosting two key leaders that include His Highness the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz.
His Highness the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani will pay a State visit to Kenya on Tuesday while Prince Abdulaziz will pay a courtesy call on President Uhuru Kenyatta, where a number of issues of mutual interest to both countries will be discussed.
Watching the war from Qatar
April 8, 2017
To protect pilots, Moscow and Washington opened a so-called "deconfliction line" after Russia began its bombing campaign in September 2015. On the U.S. side, it is run out of the Combined Air and Space Operations Center at the vast al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar, which hosts the forward headquarters of U.S. Central Command.
There, air traffic controllers and senior military officers are in contact with their Russian counterparts in Syria. They share"...
Qatar calls for end to Syrian people\'s tragedy
April 7, 2017
The State of Qatar expressed its support for the U.S. military operations against military targets used by the Syrian regime in carrying out its attacks on innocent civilians.
In a statement issued on Friday, the Foreign Ministry said the continuation of the heinous crimes that the regime has been committing for years against the fraternal Syrian people, which claimed thousands of lives, including children and women, calls for intensifying efforts"...
IndiGo takes tentative steps into Qatar as it grows its international presence
April 6, 2017
In the international market IndiGo is currently ranked as India’s sixth largest carrier behind local operators Jet Airways, Air India, low-cost carrier Air India Express and Gulf giants Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways. It will this year hold a 4.1 per cent share of international capacity from India, based on published schedules, up from 3.2 per cent in 2016.
India’s largest domestic operator IndiGo is to further expand its international network with the launch of flights into Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, its seventh foreign destination. The new daily links...
MME tracks down environmental violations
April 5, 2017
The Ministry of Municipality and Environment’s (MME) Environmental Protection, Reserves and Wildlife Department spotted 91 environmental violations during March. It also issued 63 warnings to the violators and got 13 violators to sign pledges not to repeat their violations. The department also implemented 112 requests to refund the security deposits collected for the seasonal winter camping.
Al Shamal Municipality has installed 10 units for charging mobile phones at the parks and gardens under its jurisdiction. Each park or garden got two units, as part of the municipality’s efforts...
Cabinet nod for Interior Ministry proposal
April 5, 2017
The weekly Cabinet meeting, presided over by HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud, approved a proposal by the Ministry of Interior to amend some provisions of the Council of Ministers decision No 33 of 2010, establishing the National Committee for Traffic Safety.
Giving details following the meeting at the Emiri Diwan, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs said according to the proposal, the membership of the said committee shall include HE the Minister of Transport and Communications who...
Garden Tools exhibition opens
April 4, 2017
The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) and the Public Parks Department, part of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, has opened an innovative garden tools exhibition at Education City’s Recreation Center.
The exhibition, taking place from April 2 – 13, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to learn more about establishing a garden, as well as information on maintenance and upkeep. Leading Qatari landscaping and agricultural organizations are also participating, showcasing a range of products and garden wares."...