His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani received yesterday a phone call from the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. The phone conversation dealt with bilateral relations and means of enhancing mutual co-operation, in addition to exchanging views on the various regional and international developments. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow invited the Emir to visit Turkmenistan, and the Emir welcomed the invitation.
Deputy PM receives
phone call from Mattis
HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah has received a phone call from US Secretary of Defence James Mattis to discuss bilateral relations in the defence and military fields and ways to enhance and strengthen them, Qatar’s Ministry of Defence said in a tweet yesterday.
Qatar has expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the two bombings that targeted a local news agency and a cultural centre in the Afghani capital of Kabul and left a number of people dead and injured. In a statement issued yesterday, the Foreign Ministry reiterated Qatar’s firm stance rejecting violence and terrorism regardless of the motives and reasons. The statement expressed Qatar’s condolences to the families of victims as well as the government and people of Afghanistan. It also wished speedy recovery to the injured.
Qatar expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the explosion that targeted a supermarket in the Russian city of St Petersburg and left a number of people injured. In a statement issued yesterday, the Foreign Ministry reiterated Qatar’s firm stance rejecting violence and terrorism irrespective of their motives and causes. The statement expressed Qatar’s wishes of speedy recovery for the injured.
Al Aqsa Mosque
Some 112 settlers yesterday stormed Al Aqsa Mosque from Al Magharba Gate protected by heavy armed Israeli occupation troops. The settlers carried out provocative tours across the mosque amid strict monitoring by worshippers and the guards of the mosque in order to foil any attempt to hold Talmudic rituals inside the mosque.
Two Saudi princes
freed from detention
Two sons of Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah have been released from detention at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel, days after nearly two dozen other detainees in the kingdom’s two-month-old anti-corruption campaign were also freed. Saudi Arabia’s attorney general approved the release of Prince Meshaal bin Abdullah and Prince Faisal bin Abdullah after they reached financial settlements with the government, a senior Saudi official with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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