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World's biggest sovereign fund slashes Saudi stocks exposure

Arabian Business 26 Feb 2021
Norway’s $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund slashed its exposure to Saudi Arabian stocks last year while boosting its portfolio in neighbouring Qatar by almost seven times ... Starting in 2017, Saudi Arabia joined a group of countries that cut ties with Qatar on accusations that the gas-rich nation supported terrorism.
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Antonio on the verge of switching to Reggae Boyz

Jamaica Star 26 Feb 2021
According to a report in the English newspaper, The Telegraph, the 30-year-old is set to switch allegiance to Jamaica to help the country in their quest to qualify for next year's FIFA Men's World Cup finals in Qatar. He is reportedly set to accept the country's latest approach for him after being unsuccessful in 2016 ... .
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'More than 6,500 migrant workers have died' building Qatar's World Cup infrastructure and labourers who ...

The Daily Mail 25 Feb 2021
'A very significant proportion of the migrant workers who have died since 2011 were only in the country because Qatar won the right to host the World Cup.' ... Qatar, a country of 2.8 million, has a migrant workforce of some 2 million, mainly young men from Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the Far East.
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Qatar reiterates calls for maintaining international peace and security, protecting humanity from deadly weapons

Malaysian National News Agency 25 Feb 2021
He stressed the Qatar's affirmation of the legitimate right of all countries, especially developing countries, to the peaceful use of nuclear energy, in accordance with the standards and procedures of the International Atomic Energy Agency and under its supervision and in line with the comprehensive safeguards system.
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Emirati academic calls for ‘conditional’ end to UAE block on Qatari media

The New Arab 25 Feb 2021
"After the success of the first Emirati-Qatari dialogue to implement the mechanisms of Gulf reconciliation, and to proceed with confidence-building measures between the UAE and Qatar, I propose to lift the blocking of Qatari media outlets and websites," he wrote ... "Why did the UAE block ? Qatar did not block any of the Emirati websites.
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Kuwaiti and Qatari mediation is effective and welcome

Middle East Monitor 25 Feb 2021
Kuwait hosted some meetings a few days ago between official delegations from Qatar, the UAE and Egypt. The Qatari delegation met with UAE officials on 22 February with the aim of bridging the diplomatic gap between the two countries. The Qatar team met with an Egyptian delegation the following day.
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Qatar beach volleyball tournament reverses restrictions against bikinis after star players boycott event

CBS Sports 25 Feb 2021
There will now be "no restrictions" regarding bikinis during a beach volleyball tournament in Qatar after stars threatened to boycott the event over the uniform policy ... On Tuesday, the FIVB, which governs all forms of volleyball said released a statement after discussions with the Qatar Volleyball Association.
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Health Passports: The Future Of Travel?

Simple Flying 25 Feb 2021
Many countries have mandated this before, but it has never expanded globally in this way ... Many countries (particularly in Africa and South America) require proof of vaccination from travelers. Some countries have required yellow fever certificates for decades ... There is early agreement on a common EU-wide scheme and acceptance in all EU countries.
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UAE water resources under 'extreme stress', new report finds

The National 25 Feb 2021
The UAE has been named as one of more than a dozen countries facing extreme pressure on its water resources, leading to warnings of “dire consequences” in the event of unexpected dry spells ... Qatar was named as the most water stressed country on earth, followed by Israel and Lebanon.
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EU-Afghanistan discussed human rights, violence reduction

Khaama Press 25 Feb 2021
EU called for the imperative of respecting human rights and promoting it to protect civilians in any war by all means ... EU renewed supports to Afghanistan peace and maintenance of decades of gains as violence escalated in the country since US-Taliban agreement in Doha, Qatar ... The decision by NATO sends a big message,” President Ghani said. ....
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Glen Johnson warns Jurgen Klopp he's safe for now but will face the sack NEXT ...

The Daily Mail 25 Feb 2021
RELATED ARTICLES ... BILD reported that there is a 68 per cent chance that Klopp could look to take over from current boss Joachim Low upon the completion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The report claimed he is eyeing a return to his native country and could leave Liverpool next year and take a six-month sabbatical before taking over the national side.
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Moderna Announces it has Shipped Variant-Specific Vaccine Candidate, mRNA-1273.351, to NIH for Clinical Study

Enid News & Eagle 25 Feb 2021
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 24, 2021--. Moderna, Inc ... Moderna has also received authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine from health agencies in Canada, Israel, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore and Qatar. Additional authorizations are currently under review in other countries and by the World Health Organization.
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Egypt and Qatar hold first confidence-building meeting since Al Ula declaration

The National 24 Feb 2021
Delegations from Qatar and Egypt met in Kuwait on Tuesday for the first time since the signing of an agreement last month to revitalise regional diplomacy, both countries' foreign ministries said ... Since the agreement, air and travel links have resumed between Qatar and the four countries ... Qatar has not yet responded, Bahrain's foreign minister said.
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