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Puerto Rican teachers face hurdles

Puerto Rican teachers face hurdles

With many teachers among the thousands of residents fleeing Puerto Rico for the mainland after Hurricane Maria, school districts in Florida, Texas and New York say they are working to streamline the certification process in the hopes of adding Puerto Rican teachers to their classrooms.

Qatar plays vital role in reducing conflicts: UN

Qatar plays vital role in reducing conflicts: UN

UN Secretary-General’s Humanitarian Envoy Dr Ahmed bin Mohamed al-Muraikhi underscored Qatar’s distinctive and effective role in supporting those in need in the region and the world through its assistance programmes and pledges and through its various ......

Global nutrition crisis: millions either obese or malnourished

Global nutrition crisis: millions either obese or malnourished

Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems, either due to over-eating leading to obesity or a lack of food leading to undernutrition, according to a major study published on Saturday.

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With winter round the corner, migratory birds have started flying into Qatar

MoI efforts continue to keep Qatar safe, secure

MoI efforts continue to keep Qatar safe, secure

* As part of the efforts to protect the society from the scourge of drugs, the security services in Qatar managed to seize a boat in the country’s territorial waters on October 15. It was coming from the United Arab Emirates, and it was stopped and checked by the Coast and Border Security patrols.

N Korea, trade deficit concerns loom large on Trump’s Asia visit

N Korea, trade deficit concerns loom large on Trump’s Asia visit

President Donald Trump’s first official visit to Asia from today will certainly be challenged by North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programme, but a persisting US trade deficit with many countries in the continent may also be on top of his agenda.

Britain must atone for Balfour declaration

Britain must atone for Balfour declaration

Many British people will not know of Sir Arthur James Balfour, an early 20th century foreign secretary. For 12mn Palestinians, his name is all too familiar. On the 100th anniversary of the Balfour declaration, the British government should take the opportunity to make things right.

Court judgment with suspension of punishment

Court judgment with suspension of punishment

Question: I have received a judgment from the criminal court near LuLu with suspension of punishment for three years. I understand that under certain circumstances, anytime this punishment may be reactivated. Please explain such situations.

High-stakes for Trump on Asia trip

High-stakes for Trump on Asia trip

President Donald Trump embarks on a five-nation tour through Asia today – his longest foreign trip yet – where he’ll confront some of the most significant tests of his national security and economic agendas.

Illusion of freedom/in the digital age

Illusion of freedom/in the digital age

Over the last few weeks, media around the world have been saturated with stories about how technology is destroying politics. In autocracies like China, the fear is of ultra-empowered Big Brother states, like that in George Orwell’s 1984.

Trump should speak up for the Rohingya people

Trump should speak up for the Rohingya people

The Rohingya people of Myanmar have long been despised and persecuted as a Muslim minority in a majority-Buddhist country. Now, they are being slaughtered. It’s genocide.

A century on from Balfour, Britain must do the right thing

A century on from Balfour, Britain must do the right thing

Yesterday the world marked the centenary of the calamitous Balfour declaration. In 1917, with a few paragraphs and a stroke of his pen, the British foreign minister, Lord Balfour, unleashed historic forces that changed the fate of an entire people and a whole region.

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