Emir condoles with US president; Qatar slams attack
His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, His Highness the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani sent yesterday cables of condolences to US President Donald Trump on the victims of the criminal incident in Las Vegas in which dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured.
Meanwhile, Qatar has strongly condemned the shooting in Las Vegas. In a statement yesterday, the Foreign Ministry reiterated Qatar’s full solidarity with the US and its full support for all measures taken to maintain security and stability. The statement expressed Qatar’s condolences to the families of the victims, the government and the people of the US, and its wishes for speedy recovery to the injured.
REGION | Diplomacy
Iranian FM meets Sultan Qaboos
Sultan Qaboos of Oman received Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif yesterday. Qaboos and Zarif discussed co-operation between the two countries and regional issues, Omani state news agency ONA said.
QATAR | Weather
Strong winds and highseas forecast for today
Strong winds are expected in parts of the country today, the Qatar Met department has said. The weather office has also issued a warning for strong winds and high seas in offshore areas today, with the conditions expected to last until tomorrow evening. Northwesterly winds will blow at 10-20 knots inshore, going up to 23 knots in some places. Offshore, the speed of northwesterly winds will range from 17-27 knots, reaching a high of 32 knots, according to the weather report. Elaborating on the marine warning, a Met department post on social media said the windy conditions were likely to be particularly intense today and tomorrow, resulting in high waves. The department urged people to avoid venturing into the sea during this period due to the expected conditions.
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