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European parliament not moving from Strasbourg, France says

European parliament not moving from Strasbourg, France says

France won't let the official base of the European Union's parliament be moved from Strasbourg to Brussels, the country's European affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Sunday.

NHRC chief urges EU to put pressure on siege countries

NHRC chief urges EU to put pressure on siege countries

Al-Marri urged the European Parliament MPs to send a fact-finding mission and submit a report to the European Union on the humanitarian crisis due to the blockade.

Gulf crisis fabricated, says foreign minister

Gulf crisis fabricated, says foreign minister

Qatar's Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thanion Friday said that "the recent developments related to the Gulf crisis were not needed, especially in this period of time of multiple conflicts."

Qatar never accepts interference, says FM

Qatar never accepts interference, says FM

HE the Foreign Minister said: "They are claiming that Qatar is interfering in their internal politics, there is nothing against Qatar. Qatar never accepts interference in any country's politics."

Two ministers quit French govt as reshuffle looms

Two ministers quit French govt as reshuffle looms

French armed forces minister Sylvie Goulard unexpectedly quit her job, saying she did not want to stay on because of an investigation overshadowing her centre-right Modem party's affairs in the European Parliament.

Polish MEP fined for saying women should earn less

Polish MEP fined for saying women should earn less

The European Parliament punished a Polish extreme-right MEP on Tuesday after he said women should be paid less because they are "weaker and less intelligent" than men.

Turkey could extend state of emergency, Erdogan warns EU

Turkey could extend state of emergency, Erdogan warns EU

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned the European Union that Turkey could extend by at least another three months a state of emergency that has been in place since the failed July coup.

Erdogan says EU Parliament vote has 'no value'

Erdogan says EU Parliament vote has 'no value'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that a European Parliament vote set to back a freeze of membership talks with Ankara over its relentless post-coup crackdown would have "no value".

Dalai Lama's EU Parliament speech: China threatens countermeasures

Dalai Lama's EU Parliament speech: China threatens countermeasures

China expressed anger on Monday and threatened countermeasures after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama spoke at the European Parliament in the French city of Strasbourg and met its president, Martin Schultz.

EU parliament committee backs visa-free travel for Georgia

EU parliament committee backs visa-free travel for Georgia

A European Parliament committee voted on Monday to grant visa-free travel to the European Union from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, after worries over immigration to the bloc delayed the process earlier in the summer.

Role of education stressed in eradicating terrorism

Role of education stressed in eradicating terrorism

HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari, Adviser at the Emiri Diwan and Qatar’s candidate for the position of Unesco director general, has stressed the role of education in “raising awareness about peace and draining the springs of terrorism...

European delegation lauds Qatar goals, objectives

European delegation lauds Qatar goals, objectives

A delegation of members from the European Parliament (EP) has lauded the goals and objectives enshrined in the Qatar National Vision 2030.