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Israeli War Boat Violates Lebanese Waters

Israeli War Boat Violates Lebanese Waters

News No :18

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :11:35 AM

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Beirut, July 30 (QNA) - An Israeli war boat violated the Lebanese territorial waters off Ras Naqoura, and infiltrated some 185 meters into the sea, for 4 minutes, a communique by the Lebanese army indicated.
According to National News Agency (NNA), the army is following up on the breach with the UNIFIL. (QNA)

UN Chief Urges Stronger Action to Shield Millions from Human Trafficking

UN Chief Urges Stronger Action to Shield Millions from Human Trafficking

News No :17

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :11:23 AM

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New York, July 30 (QNA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to do more to end the inhumane practice of human trafficking and protect migrants and refugees - particularly young people, women and children - from those who attempt to exploit their opportunity for a better future.
"We must govern migration in a safe and rights-based way, create sufficient and accessible pathways for the entry of migrants and refugees, and ultimately tackle the root causes of the conflicts - extreme poverty, environmental degradation and other crises which force people across borders, seas and deserts," he added.
Ban noted that such issues will be central to the UN Summit on refugees and migrants, to be held in New York on 19 September.
The meeting aims, among other goals, to win renewed commitment for intensified efforts to combat human trafficking and smuggling of migrants and refugees, ensure protection and assistance for the victims of trafficking.
In 2013, the UN General Assembly designated July 30 as the World Day to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights. (QNA)

Turkish, German FMs Discuss Bilateral Ties

Turkish, German FMs Discuss Bilateral Ties

News No :16

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :11:20 AM

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Ankara, July 30 (QNA) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Jawish Ihsanoglu and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed in a phone call last night bilateral relations between their countries.
       Turkish News Agency Anadolu (AA) reported that the two Ministers addressed in the conversation aspects of cooperation between the two countries in various fields, without providing further details. (QNA)

HE Prime Minister Sends Congratulations to King of Morocco

HE Prime Minister Sends Congratulations to King of Morocco

News No :15

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :10:57 AM

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Doha, July 30 (QNA) - HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani on Saturday sent a cable of congratulations to King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco on the occasion of Throne Day. (QNA)

HH the Deputy Emir Sends Congratulations to King of Morocco

HH the Deputy Emir Sends Congratulations to King of Morocco

News No :14

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :10:47 AM

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Doha, July 30 (QNA) - HH the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani on Saturday sent a cable of congratulations to King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco on the occasion of Throne Day. (QNA)

HH the Emir Sends Cable of Congratulations to King of Morocco

HH the Emir Sends Cable of Congratulations to King of Morocco

News No :13

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :10:33 AM

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Doha, July 30 (QNA) - HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Saturday sent a cable of congratulations to King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco on the occasion of Throne Day. (QNA)

UN Approves Short-Term Extension of UN Mission to South Sudan

UN Approves Short-Term Extension of UN Mission to South Sudan

News No :12

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :10:14 AM

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New York, July 30 (QNA) - The UN Security Council extended the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission to South Sudan until August 12 to allow additional time for the council to discuss changes to the mandate of mission in response to renewed fighting in the country.
Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN, said the Security Council needed to act swiftly to strengthen the mandate of the mission, which is tasked with protecting civilians and facilitating the implementation of a fragile peace agreement .
Power said the recommendation from countries neighbouring South Sudan to enhance the UN mission's capacities, especially in the capital, Juba, was a good basis for amending the mission's mandate.
"This resolution offers additional time for the regional leaders to meet to engage the government of South Sudan, and it offers us additional time to find a way forward before we proceed with mandating this new force within the mission ," Power said. (QNA)

Florida Health Officials Confirm Local Zika Transmission

Florida Health Officials Confirm Local Zika Transmission

News No :11

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :09:11 AM

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Washington, July 30 (QNA) - Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Florida health officials said.
These are the first known cases of the virus being transmitted by mosquitoes in the continental United States.
"While no mosquitoes trapped tested positive for the Zika virus, the department believes these cases were likely transmitted through infected mosquitoes in this area," according to a statement from the Florida Department of Health.
According to CNN to date, there have been 386 cases of Zika in the state of Florida, including 55 pregnant women. The counties with the highest number of cases are Miami-Dade with 99 and Broward with 55. (QNA)

Cyprus, Jordan Discusses Ties, Mideast

Cyprus, Jordan Discusses Ties, Mideast

News No :9

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :08:29 AM

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Nicosia, July 30 (QNA) - President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades met here with visiting Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs Nasser Judeh.
According to the Jordanian News Agency (Petra), the meeting discussed bilateral ties and means to boost them as well as the latest developments in the Middle East.
Judeh also met with his Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides and discussed scopes of cooperation and the latest developments in the Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq. (QNA)

UN Secretary-General Calls For Truce During Rio Olympics

UN Secretary-General Calls For Truce During Rio Olympics

News No :7

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :08:24 AM

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New York, July 30 (QNA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an Olympic truce and urging all warring parties to lay down their weapons and put aside difference during the upcoming summer games in Rio de Janeiro.
The U.N. chief said in a video posted on Twitter Tuesday that the International Olympic Committee and the United Nations work closely together "for global harmony and peace." "I congratulate all the athletes and all the supporters and fans who will be filling the sporting arenas of Rio in the weeks ahead," Ban said. "The Olympics and Paralympics celebrate the best of humanity." The 193-member U.N. General Assembly has passed resolutions since 1993 calling for an Olympic truce. (QNA)

U.S. Military Prepares For Biggest Okinawa Land Return Since 1972

U.S. Military Prepares For Biggest Okinawa Land Return Since 1972

News No :6

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :08:23 AM

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Washington, July 30 (QNA) - The United States military said on Friday it was preparing for the biggest land return in Okinawa since 1972, as it faces a surge in opposition to its presence.
Okinawa is the U.S. military's key base in Asia where it faces an increasingly assertive China. It hosts 30,000 military personnel on bases that cover a fifth of the island.
"We are respectful of the feelings of Okinawans that our footprint must be reduced," Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson, the U.S. commander on the island, said in a press release.
Once new helipads are completed, the U.S. military will hand back 4,000 hectares (40 square kilometers) of land to the Japanese government, which is 17 percent of the area it controls.
The tract is part of the U.S. Marine Corp jungle training camp known as Camp Gonsalves in Northern Okinawa.
Okinawa was under U.S. occupation until 1972. The return of the land was agreed in 1996, but has been delayed by protesters blocking the construction of the helipads. The Japanese government recently resumed work at the site.
Local resentment over the U.S. military presence surged after an American civilian working at a U.S. base, Kenneth Franklin, was arrested last month in connection with the murder of a local Japanese woman. (QNA)

UN Security Council Agrees To Send Police To Burundi

UN Security Council Agrees To Send Police To Burundi

News No :5

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :08:23 AM

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New York, July 30 (QNA) -The UN Security Council has authorised the deployment of a UN police force to Burundi to try to quell violence in the country.
The council backed a French-drafted resolution to send up to 228 police for an initial period of a year.
Burundi earlier said it would accept no more than 50 police officers.
More than 400 people have been killed in unrest since President Pierre Nkurunziza said he would run for a third term in office last April. (QNA)

Summary of Local News Released Friday

Summary of Local News Released Friday

News No :3

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :08:23 AM

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Doha, July 30 (QNA) - Summary of local news released Friday by Qatar News Agency.
- HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Friday sent a cable of congratulations to President of the Republic of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day.
- HH the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani on Friday sent a cable of congratulations to President of the Republic of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day.
- HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani on Friday sent a cable of congratulations to President of the Republic of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day.
- HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, at the invitation of President of the Argentine Republic, Mauricio Macri, paid an official visit along with a high-level delegation to the Argentine Republic on Thursday July 28, 2016.
The two leaders held a round of official talks characterized by a spirit of understanding and keenness on developing relations on all fronts. They also expressed their satisfaction at the good level that bilateral ties between the two countries have reached in the political, economic and investment arenas. (QNA)

Weather Forecast in Qatar

Weather Forecast in Qatar

News No :2

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :08:18 AM

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Doha, July 30 (QNA) - The weather forecast for Qatar valid until 6:00 pm Saturday inshore will be hazy at places at first becomes hot daytime with some clouds and relatively humid by night, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily report.
Offshore the weather will be hazy to misty with some clouds.
Wind speed inshore will be southeasterly at a speed less than 06 knots at first becoming northeasterly to northwesterly 05-15 knots. Offshore it will be mainly southeasterly to easterly at a speed of 03-10 knots.
Visibility will be 04-08 kilometers.
The sea state inshore will be between 1-2 feet, offshore will be 1-3 feet, the Department of Meteorology said.
Tide Times and temperatures are as follows: Area High Tide Low Tide Max. Temp.
---- ----------------- ------------------ -------------- Messaid 16:45 - **:** 08:15 - **:** 39 Wakrah 00:15 - 15:30 07:30 - 22:15 39 Doha 00:00 - 15:00 07:15 - 21:45 41 Al Khor 14:00- 23:45 06:15 - 20:15 38 Ruwais 01:30- 14:00 07:45 - 21:00 36 Dukhan 00:15 - 18:45 00:15 - 12:30 40 Sunrise : 05:00 LT Sunset today : 18:20 LT --------------------------------------------------- (QNA)

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News No :1

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :07:57 AM

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Qatar News Agency English Transmission Begins Now For Saturday, July 30- 2016 Good Morning ============================ (QNA)

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News No :50

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :01:00 AM

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Qatar News Agency is now closing its daily transmission for Friday, July 29, 2016.
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Five Turkish Soldiers Killed in Clash with PKK Militants

Five Turkish Soldiers Killed in Clash with PKK Militants

News No :49

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :12:48 AM

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Ankara, July 29 (QNA) - Five Turkish soldiers were killed and eight others injured during a clash with PKK militants in southeastern Turkey on Friday, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement carried by Anadolu Agency.
The soldiers were killed when PKK elements attacked them at a road security checkpoint on a highway located in Hakkari province's Cukurca district, the statement said. The injured soldiers were taken to hospitals in Cukurca and Hakkari.
In a separate incident, another soldier was seriously injured in a clash with PKK militants in Turkey's southeastern Sirnak province. (QNA)

European GDP Slows To 0.3% Growth in Q2

European GDP Slows To 0.3% Growth in Q2

News No :10

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :08:35 AM

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Luxemburg, July 30 (QNA) - Eurostat reports that GDP is up by only 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU28 compared with the second quarter of 2015.
GDP rose by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28 during the second quarter of 2016, compared with the previous quarter, according to a preliminary flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
In the first quarter of 2016, GDP grew by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28. Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 0.2% in July 2016, up from 0.1% in June says the statistical agency, suggesting that Europe moved away from deflation over the period. (QNA)

EU Imposes Fresh Anti-Dumping Tariffs on Chinese Steel

EU Imposes Fresh Anti-Dumping Tariffs on Chinese Steel

News No :8

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :08:24 AM

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Brussels, July 30 (QNA) - The European Union on Friday imposed anti-dumping tariffs on certain Chinese steel imports, as the bloc steps up efforts to protect European steelmakers struggling with overcapacity, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The duties range from 18.4% to 22.5% and apply to so-called rebars, steel products used to reinforce concrete.
The decision comes amid a continuing investigation into unfair trade practices by Chinese steel manufacturers, after a complaint lodged in March by European steel association Eurofer, which represents more than 25% of total EU rebar production. Eurofer on Friday said it welcomed the decision.
Currently the EU has 37 anti-dumping and antisubsidy measures in place in the steel sector, of which 15 concern China. (QNA)

U.S. Stocks Close Mixed

U.S. Stocks Close Mixed

News No :4

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :08:23 AM

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New York, July 30 (QNA) - U.S. stocks closed mixed Friday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its sixth consecutive month of gains.
The Dow index fell 24.11 points, or 0.1%, to 18432.24, down 0.7% for the week.
The S&P 500 rose 3.54 points on Friday, or 0.2%, to 2173.60.
The Nasdaq Composite Index, which has lagged behind the two other indexes throughout the year, rose 7.15 points, or 0.1%, to 5162.13. (QNA)

China Discovers Huge Potassium Deposit

China Discovers Huge Potassium Deposit

News No :48

News Date :30/07/2016

News Time :12:34 AM

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Beijing, July 29 (QNA) - A huge deposit of potassium, which China desperately needs for agriculture, has been discovered in the northwestern province of Qinghai, Xinhua news agency reported.
More than 156 million tons of potassium chloride was found during a preliminary exploration in the western part of the Qaidam Basin, according to Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR).
More deposits are expected to be discovered, said the ministry. The MLR called the recovery a "milestone" as China currently imports 70 percent of its potassium.
Canada, Russia and Belarus own 60% of the world's potassium fertilizer resources and production. (QNA)