Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: qatar

Qatar World Cup 2022 — positive landmark for humanity

Qatar is now considered a migrant workers-friendly model in the Middle East after major changes were made to improve their living conditions.

Qatar is cleaning up its school textbooks. Less anti-Semitic, jihad no longer ‘peak’ of Islam

Israeli institute IMPACT-se report shows a positive trend as Qatar’s govt-published textbooks drop passages blaming Jews for murdering prophets but praise for jihad remain.

Neutral location for Taliban & US, oil wealth, strategic: The growing importance of tiny Qatar

Spread over an area of 11,000 sq km and with a population of just 29 lakh, oil-rich Qatar has become an important player in Middle East geopolitics.

Qatar could struggle to deliver the revamped, ‘moderate’ Taliban it’s hyped

If Afghanistan becomes a haven for terrorists again, Qatar’s ties could quickly become a problem.

Pakistan vs Qatar — it could be a dirty contest over who will mentor Taliban now

Qatar has much deeper pockets than Pakistan. But Pakistani state's history with Afghanistan goes back to Taliban’s birth & Doha can't match the cultural ties between the two countries.

3 realpolitik lessons India learnt since Indo-Soviet treaty was signed 50 yrs ago

Qatar's invitation to India to participate in the Taliban talks this week is an indication India has learnt several lessons in realpolitik.

After brief stopover in Doha last week, Jaishankar visits Qatar for second time

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar met his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani Tuesday. On 9 June, he had met Qatar’s NSA Mohamed Bin Ahmed Al Mesned.

Mumbai couple convicted in Qatar drug case returns home after being cleared of all charges

Oniba and Sharique Qureshi had been cleared of all charges after it came to light that Sharique's aunt, Tabassum Qureshi, planted narcotics in their bag without their knowledge.

Mumbai couple acquitted in drug case in Qatar, to return after 2 yrs with baby born in jail

Mohammad Shareeq & Oniba Qureshi went on a ‘second honeymoon’ to Qatar, a gift from a relative, when they were arrested in Doha for carrying hashish in their luggage.

Qatar court orders review of Mumbai couple’s conviction for drug trafficking, family sees hope

Mohammad Shareeq and Oniba Qureshi have been in jail since 2019 for trafficking 4.1 kg of hashish. Qatar’s highest court has now ordered the appeal court to review its verdict.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.