New Caledonia issues tsunami evacuation alert after 7.6 quake

New Caledonia issues tsunami evacuation alert after 7.6 quake

New Caledonia on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of coastal areas following a tsunami warning, after a powerful undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck off the east coast of the French territory.

Pacific territory of New Caledonia to remain part of France

Pacific territory of New Caledonia to remain part of France

The Pacific territory of New Caledonia voted Sunday to remain part of France, French President Emmanuel Macron announced hours after polls closed in a referendum on independence.

New Caledonia votes on independence from France

New Caledonia votes on independence from France

The French Pacific islands of New Caledonia vote Sunday on whether to become an independent nation, in a closely-watched test of support for France in one of its many territories scattered around the globe.

Emir honours al-Kuwari

Emir honours al-Kuwari

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has awarded HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari, adviser at the Emiri Diwan, the Hamad bin Khalifa Sash in recognition of his role in serving the country and his honourable representation of the State of Qatar in international cultural forums, es