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  • 'Worst yet to come' for Europe energy shortages: Qatar minister

    05/23/2023 4:40:44 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 9 replies
    Doha (AFP) – Qatar's energy minister warned on Tuesday the "worst is yet to come" for Europe's oil and gas shortages, saying a warm winter had prevented greater difficulties in recent months. Saad al-Kaabi and his Saudi counterpart Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said a lack of investment in oil and gas, as the world tries to transition to cleaner fuels to prevent global warming, risked causing an energy crunch. "The only thing that saved humanity and Europe this year was a warm winter, and the slowdown in the economy," Qatari Energy Minister Saad Al-Kaabi told the Qatar Economic Forum. "If...
  • When Palestinian Terror Struck Khartoum (50th anniversary)

    03/01/2023 11:55:18 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 8 replies
    Memri ^ | Mar 1, 2023
    When Palestinian Terror Struck Khartoum March 1, 2023 | By Amb. Alberto M. Fernandez Sudan, Palestine | MEMRI Daily Brief N March 1, 2023, is the 50th anniversary of a Palestinian terrorist attack in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. One could say that it was actually a Palestinian terrorist attack on Saudi soil since the target was the Saudi Embassy in the Sudanese capital. The group was Black September, by this time notorious for the 1972 attack on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Earlier still, in November 1971, Black September had assassinated the Jordanian Prime Minister Wasfi Al-Tal in...
  • Ex-Afghan Prez Ashraf Ghani Took $110 Million From Qatar To Not Resist Taliban: Report

    02/04/2023 8:21:00 PM PST · by bitt · 10 replies ^ | 2/3/2023 | Zaini Majeed facebook
    "If I had stayed, I would be witnessing bloodshed in Kabul,” Ashraf Ghani had said in a on a Facebook stream after fleeing. Ashraf Ghani, the former President of Afghanistan, accepted over $112 million from Qatar 'to not resist' the Taliban, Italian public broadcasting service (RAI) reported in its TJ 1 newscast. Ghani, an Afghan President who enjoyed US support, left Kabul as Taliban approached the Afghanistan capital on August 15, 2021. The report says Ashraf Ghani's envoy Ajmal Ahmadi, former president of the Central Bank of Afghanistan, received $114 million and $27 million to surrender to the Taliban. The...
  • Who is who in the European Parliament corruption scandal?

    01/16/2023 10:33:58 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Euronews ^ | Updated January 16, 2023 | Jorge Liboreiro and Maria Psara
    Eva Kaili is the name on everyone's lips in Brussels.The Greek MEP was considered, until her arrest on 9 December, a rising star among the ranks of the socialist group (S&D). Known as media-friendly and approachable, Kaili was first elected to the European Parliament in 2014, running with the centre-left PASOK party, and was re-elected in 2019.In January 2022, the 44-year-old was named one of the parliament's 14 vice presidents, a culmination of her legislative work in digital topics such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and blockchain.Since her shocking detainment, Kaili has been expelled from PASOK, suspended from the S&D group...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency session over Ben-Gvir's Temple Mount visit - report

    01/05/2023 6:33:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    https://www.i24news ^ | January 04, 2023 at 03:22 AM | Staff
    Israel's new national security minister earlier visited the Jerusalem holy site, drawing condemnation The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency session to discuss the recent visit by Israel's National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, which sparked international backlash, a report said Tuesday. An unnamed senior diplomat told The Times of Israel that a date has not yet been set, but the meeting could take place as early as Thursday. Earlier on Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates and China asked the UN Security Council to meet shortly after Ben-Gvir's controversial visit, according to diplomats. The Temple...
  • [German media exposes Arab racism]: Orchestrated hostility toward Israel: Morocco is not in Palestine

    12/29/2022 10:56:30 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 12 replies
    Taz ^ | Dec 10, 2022 | Martin Krauss
    Orchestrated hostility toward Israel: Morocco is not in Palestine You just have to like World Cup outsiders Morocco – don't you? Adding an anti-Semitic touch to the joy makes things difficult. Palestine plays along: Morocco's team after reaching the quarter-finals How could we not be happy that Morocco has one of the eight best football teams in the world ! Finally a team that doesn't come from Europe or South America! In addition - and now follows an interpretation that is surprisingly seldom read at present - a North African team that has gradually chased one colonial power after the...
  • Elon Musk makes surprise appearance at World Cup final with Trump's son in law Jared Kushner and posts video from his seat in stadium - days after issuing 'doxxing' bans for tracking his private jet

    12/18/2022 6:41:47 PM PST · by libh8er · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12.18.2022 | David Averre
    Elon Musk has been snapped pulling up to the Lusail City Stadium in Qatar to witness the hotly-antipated World Cup final between defending champions France and Argentina. The Twitter CEO, who attended the final alongside former US presidential advisor and Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, posted a video from the stands moments before kick-off showing the impressive pyrotechnic display that followed the closing ceremony. Twitter users poked at Musk for revealing his whereabouts just days after he temporarily suspended the accounts of several journalists for 'doxxing' him. The Twitter owner on Thursday banned journalists from CNN, Washington Post, New York...
  • America’s Lebanese fantasy hits a road-bump Lebanon

    12/14/2022 8:16:54 AM PST · by robowombat · 6 replies
    AlAribiya ^ | Dec 13, 2022 | Tony Badran
    America’s Lebanese fantasy hits a road-bump Lebanon Follow Tony Badran Published: 13 December ,2022: 12:39 PM GST Updated: 13 December ,2022: 01:25 PM GST For the past two years, the Biden administration has been hell-bent on getting Saudi Arabia to underwrite the US project of administering Lebanon. And for two years running, the Kingdom has refused, having no desire to bankroll an Iranian equity run by Hezbollah. The administration, however, is demanding US allies suspend disbelief and pretend that Lebanon is in fact a real, normal state. In the latest iteration of its Lebanese project, the Biden team is trying...
  • EU to consult on easier state aid rules to counter U.S. subsidy law

    12/13/2022 5:52:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 13, 2022 5:04 PM UTC | Foo Yun Chee
    The European Commission is seeking feedback on whether the 27-country bloc needs to loosen state aid rules to allow governments to support companies affected by the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act, with plans for a European fund in future. The $430 billion act, which grants consumers tax credits for U.S.-produced electric vehicles (EV) and other green products, has triggered fears it could disadvantage European Union companies and tempt businesses to relocate to the United States. […] The EU executive will ask countries if looser state aid rules known as the temporary crisis framework, adopted in March for businesses hit by the...
  • We Are About to Witness a MAJOR Move Toward a Cashless Society

    12/13/2022 4:18:14 PM PST · by george76 · 114 replies
    End Of The American Dream ^ | December 11, 2022 | MICHAEL SNYDER
    The war on cash has just gone to an entirely new level. When I heard that the European Union was planning to completely ban all cash transactions above 10,000 euros, I had a hard time believing it. There are so many wild rumors flying around on the Internet these days, and so I wasn’t going to write about this unless I could confirm it. Unfortunately, this particular rumor is quite real. Under the pretext of fighting “money laundering and terrorist financing”, the European Union will be entirely outlawing all cash payments greater than 10,000 euros. The following comes from the...
  • EU Strikes Deal on World-First Carbon Border Tariff

    12/13/2022 9:34:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters via US News ^ | December 13, 2022 | By Kate Abnett
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - After all-night negotiations, the European Union struck a political deal on Tuesday to impose a carbon dioxide emissions tariff on imports of polluting goods such as steel and cement, a world-first scheme aiming to support European industries as they decarbonise. Negotiators from EU countries and the European Parliament reached a deal at around 5am in Brussels, on the law to impose CO2 emissions costs on imports of iron and steel, cement, fertilisers, aluminium and electricity. Companies importing those goods into the EU will be required to buy certificates to cover their embedded CO2 emissions. The scheme is...
  • Imperialism? The West didn't colonize. It civilized

    12/13/2022 9:28:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Don Surber Blog ^ | 12/10/2022
    Every four years, the World Cup comes around and Americans become interested in soccer until the men’s team loses. Then it is back to football. There is women’s soccer, too, but it attracts little interest, in large part because it is woke.The rest of the world is soccer mad because it is three minutes of action packed into three hours of drinking beer. Americans have baseball for that.Soccer also has a political side, which Alain Destexhe of the Gatestone Institute explored in this year’s celebration in Belgium — the de facto capital of Europe. The cheering was raucous and illuminating.Destexhe...
  • 'European democracy is under attack': Roberta Metsola addresses EU Parliament corruption scandal

    12/13/2022 2:43:48 AM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    EP ^ | Dec 13, 3033
    'European democracy is under attack': Roberta Metsola addresses EU Parliament corruption scandal By Euronews • Updated: 13/12/2022 - 11:31 Roberta Metsola address the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, France. Roberta Metsola address the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, France. - Copyright Philippe BUISSIN/ European Union 2022 - Source : EP Roberta Metsola, the President of the European Parliament, warned on Monday that there would be "no impunity" for those found guilty of corruption as she addressed what is perhaps the gravest graft scandal to hit the hemicycle in recent years. "Make no mistake, the European Parliament, dear colleague, is under...
  • "Qatar World Cup a melting pot of cultures, tolerance and mutual acceptance'

    The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has achieved the unity of the Arab people, and proved that it is their meeting place," Qatar Press Center president Saad Mohamed al-Rumaihi said. He was speaking on the sidelines of a panel discussion on the 'Western campaigns against Qatar and the Arab countries, organised by Qatar Press Center (QPC) in co-operation with Qatar News Agency (QNA) on Sunday. "Today, the entire Arab world, east and west, north and south, stands behind the Moroccan national team. They all support the Lions of the Atlantic and hope that the Moroccan national team will reach the...
  • Qatari journalist ‘dies suddenly’ at World Cup, shortly after Grant Wahl’s death

    12/12/2022 1:15:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2022 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A Qatari photographer has died while covering the World Cup — the second journalist to lose his life at the global event following influential US soccer writer Grant Wahl’s death. Khalid al-Misslam, a photojournalist for local sports outlet Al Kass TV, died on Saturday, the Doha-based Gulf Times reported. “Al-Misslam, a Qatari, died suddenly while covering the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. We believe in Allah’s mercy and forgiveness for him, and send our deepest condolences to his family,” the Gulf Times reported on Twitter.
  • Second journalist suddenly dies covering FIFA World Cup

    12/11/2022 10:56:43 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 15 replies
    FoxSports ^ | Dec 12, 2022
    Second journalist suddenly dies covering FIFA World Cup 'He told me he received death threats!' | 01:05 Staff Writers from December 12th, 2022 1:25 pm A second journalist has died while covering the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The Gulf Times reports Qatari photojournalist Khalid al-Misslam passed away “suddenly” on the weekend. The Qatar news outlet wrote: “Al- Misslam, a Qatari, died suddenly while covering the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. We believe in Allah’s mercy and forgiveness for him, and send our deepest condolences to his family.” Al-Misslam worked for the Qatari news channel Al Kass TV and...
  • Nation Relieved To No Longer Have To Pretend To Like Soccer

    12/03/2022 12:05:02 PM PST · by DFG · 56 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 12/03/2022 | Babylon Bee
    U.S. — After the men's national team was dealt a crushing 1-3 loss by the Netherlands, the United States expressed deep relief to no longer have to go on pretending to like soccer. "Hoo-boy, I didn't think I could keep that up another day," said local man Aaron Bronson. "Thank God for the Dutch!" After twelve grueling days of trying to get excited about a ball mostly being passed backward, celebrations broke out across America as its World Cup run came to a close. "I know we only have to fake being soccer fans every four years, but it's been...
  • Qatari Official Puts World Cup Deaths 'Between 400 and 500'

    11/29/2022 11:50:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/29
    A Qatari official involved in the organisation of the country's World Cup has put the number of worker deaths related to the tournament "between 400 and 500" for the first time, a number drastically higher than any other previously offered by Doha. The comment by Hassan Al-Thawadi, the secretary general of Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, appeared to be an off-the-cuff remark during an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan. The comment threatened to renew criticism by human rights groups over the toll of hosting the Middle East's first World Cup given the migrant workers who built more...
  • World Cup Frenzy Puts Strain on Qatar’s Camels

    11/29/2022 11:36:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    APnews ^ | 11/28 | LUJAIN JO and SUMAN NAISHADHAM
    Shaheen stretched out on the sand and closed his eyes, but there was little time to rest for the camel. World Cup fans coming in droves to the desert outside Doha were ready for their perfect Instagram moment: riding a camel on the rolling dunes. As Qatar welcomes more than a million fans for the monthlong World Cup, even its camels are working overtime. Visitors in numbers the tiny emirate has never before seen are rushing to finish a bucket list of Gulf tourist experiences between games: ride on a camel’s back, take pictures with falcons and wander through the...
  • Soccer fans assault Egyptian reporter they thought was Israeli

    11/29/2022 4:34:26 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/22
    Arab soccer fans attending the World Cup games in Doha, Qatar assaulted an Egyptian journalist, believing him to be an Israeli. In footage of the attack which circulated on social media, Arab soccer fans can be seen haranguing and shouting at the reporter before attacking him and forcing him to flee. The reporter tried to explain to the fans that he is Egyptian, not Israeli, but the fans refused to believe him...