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Qatar vows to promote youth, peace and security initiatives

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani affirmed Qatar's commitment to implementing the main objectives and outputs of the High-Level Global Conference on Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes, which was held virtually from January 19 to 21. 10:11:03 PM
Qatar signs power deal with Gaza power firms HE the Chairman of Qatar Committee for Reconstruction of Gaza Ambassador Mohamed al-Emadi signed an agreement with the Gaza Electricity Generation Company and the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company 10:07:49 PM
Getting to know Lusail Tram The design of the Lusail Tram vehicles was inspired by Al Mehmel (traditional Qatari sailing) with its front shaped like the bow of a vessel 09:50:11 PM

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US and Russia promise to work on easing tensions over Ukraine

Washington and Moscow’s top diplomats have agreed to keep working to ease tensions over Ukraine, with the United States promising a written response to Russian security demands and not ruling out a presidential meeting. 12:28:28 AM
US opposes proposals to strengthen the World Health Organisation The United States, the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s top donor, is resisting proposals to make the agency more independent, four officials involved in the talks said, raising doubts about the Biden administration’s long-term support for the UN agency. 12:26:14 AM
US Supreme Court justices deny rift over mask wearing The US Supreme Court has issued an unusual joint statement from liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor and conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, denying a rift between them over wearing a face mask during oral arguments to protect against the coronavirus (Covid-19). 12:24:14 AM

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14 dead as coalition bombs Sanaa after UAE attack

The coalition killed 14 people in air strikes on Yemen’s rebel-held capital, a medical source said yesterday, after an attack by Houthi insurgents on the United Arab Emirates sent regional tensions soaring. 11:26:55 PM
Black diamond, largest ever cut, goes on show in Dubai The world’s largest known cut diamond went on public display for the first time yesterday ahead of its sale, when it is expected to reach $5mn. 12:34:34 AM
Palestinian threatens to burn home rather than be evicted A Palestinian facing eviction by Israeli police from the flashpoint East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah threatened yesterday to blow up gas canisters at his home rather than let his family be forced out. 12:33:04 AM

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Fed seen signalling March rate rise and assets runoff soon after

Federal Reserve officials will signal next week they’ll raise interest rates in March for the first time in more than three years and shrink their balance sheet soon after, economists surveyed by Bloomberg said. 10:06:37 PM
Surging gasoline unsettles Asia as inflation poses big challenge Surging gasoline prices are posing a tricky new problem for governments as they seek to nurse virus-hit economies back to health. 10:05:31 PM
Lebanon to sign electricity deal with Jordan next week, says minister Crisis-hit Lebanon will sign a deal with Jordan next week to bring in electricity via Syria to help ease gruelling power cuts, the energy minister has told AFP. 09:47:52 PM

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Malan leads South Africa to series win over India

Opener Janneman Malan scored 91 as South Africa chased down a victory target of 288 for a comfortable seven-wicket win over India and an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series after the second One-Day International at Boland Park yesterday. 11:31:35 PM
Spinner Vandersay grabs 4 for 10 as Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 184 runs Sri Lankan spinner Jeffrey Vandersay returned figures of 4-10 to lead Zimbabwe’s 184-run rout in the third one-day international as the hosts clinched the series 2-1 yesterday. 11:28:05 PM
India, Pakistan to face-off at the MCG India and Pakistan will lock horns in a blockbuster T20 World Cup group clash for the second year running after the fixtures for the October-November 2022 tournament in Australia were announced on Friday. 11:26:42 PM

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First rebellion against Johnson was doomed; the next may not be

A rebellion against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson by some of his Conservative Party’s newest members of parliament (MPs) quickly collapsed this week — but might just be a foretaste of the trouble ahead. 11:38:48 PM
The case for strategic price policies With a single commentary in The Guardian (and an unintended assist from New York Times columnist Paul Krugman), economist Isabella Weber of the University of Massachusetts injected clear thinking into a debate that had been suppressed for 40 years. 11:37:27 PM
Has Biden surrendered Ukraine? After a long, mysterious silence, US President Joe Biden has spoken out about the ever-increasing concentration of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border. He would have been better off keeping quiet, given his astonishing and dangerous message. 11:35:58 PM

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NU-Q faculty reflect on notion of Global South

A group of Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) faculty members examined the notion of the Global South and its contemporary implications on scholarly research, journalistic practices, teaching and the world at large at an event hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study in the Global South 07:16:28 PM
Focus Qatar launches mental health campaign Focus International Qatar Region, a youth organisation, has launched a mental health campaign titled 'Don't Lose Hope' . CEO Haris P T inaugurated the event through Focus Qatar YouTube Channel. He said a number of events will be held during the three-month campaign, which runs until April 1. 07:13:19 PM
DPS-MIS hosts debut blogging workshop DPS-Modern Indian School's Publication Club has conducted the first ever blogging workshop via Zoom. ‘Blogging 101: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Online’, was for the students of Grades VI to X and part of the workshop series called ‘Educate’. 06:53:41 PM

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The second Aspire Lake Festival

The second Aspire Lake Festival took spectators through half-hour ‘magical journey,’ featuring more than 40 artists and experts with a showcase of theatrical performances and fireworks displays at Aspire Park. 07:42:17 PM
Newly opened Orbital Highway Phase-I, Qatar Almost two-third of the ambitious Orbital Highway and Truck Route linking the newly constructed Hamad Port in Mesaieed with the Ras Laffan Industrial City on the northern side is ready now. 04:28:14 PM
The Khalifa International Stadium The Khalifa International Stadium, which is hosting the Emir Cup final on Friday, will give spectators a new experience ... 12:08:25 PM

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