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Open newsletter – february 23, 2022

ASIA A divide is emerging between how the Asia Pacific region has responded to the Omicron wave of COVID-19, and how North American and Western European countries have responded. East Asia Forum, Jeremy Youde: Asia’s cautious approach to Omicron AUSTRALIA One of the former Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade officials involved with a new […]

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Open newsletter – february 21, 2022

from: Al Jazeera, Asia Times, Corriere della Sera, East Asia Forum, Euractiv, Global Times, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, TASS, The Interpreter, The Strategist  AFGHANISTAN The United Nations children’s agency says it will pay Afghan teachers a monthly stipend for at least two months. Salaries have been unpaid for months as the country plunged into economic crisis due […]

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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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Iran’s foreign minister in Qatar for talks after visiting Oman (Maziar Motamedi, Al Jazeera)

Iran’s foreign minister has held high-level talks in Qatar after a visit to Oman, countries that have a history of trying to mediate between Iran and the United States on their 2015 nuclear deal. Hossein Amirabdollahian landed in Doha in the early hours of Tuesday and met with both Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al […]

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Turkish firms eye boon in deepening bilateral ties with Qatar (Umar Farooq, Al Jazeera)

As Turkish businesses grapple with high inflation and a sharply devalued currency, a recent visit to Qatar by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is kindling hopes that deepening economic ties between the two countries will open up new avenues of trade and investment with other Gulf states. Qatar is already the second-largest foreign investor in […]

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US to resume talks with Taliban in Qatar: State Department (Al Jazeera)

The United States is set to resume talks with the Taliban next week in Qatar, discussing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and steps to ensure that the country does not become a “launchpad” for “terrorism”, US State Department Spokesman Ned Price has said. The US delegation will be led by the US special representative for Afghanistan, Tom […]

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Oman, Qatar sign agreements during sultan’s visit to Doha (Al Jazeera)

Oman and Qatar have signed agreements on military cooperation, taxation, tourism, ports, labour and investment as Oman seeks to invigorate its debt-burdened economy, the state news agencies of both the Gulf states said. Oman is among the weakest financially of the Gulf oil producers. It has been pursuing wide-ranging reforms and austerity measures since Sultan […]

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Qatar welcomes ILO report despite admitted data gaps (Al Jazeera)

An analysis of deaths of migrant labourers in Qatar has shown gaps in the county’s data collection and differences in the way work-related incidents are characterised, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO said on Friday it collaborated with key Qatari institutions to put together its in-depth analysis of […]

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Qatar, Egypt agree to supply fuel and building materials to Gaza (Al Jazeera)

Qatar and Egypt have signed agreements to supply fuel and basic building materials to the Gaza Strip, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The announcement was made in Oslo by Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi, Qatar’s minister of state for foreign affairs, during a ministerial meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), the international donor […]

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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue (US Department of State)

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the State of Qatar. Begin Text: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani led the fourth U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue on November 12, 2021 […]

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Qatar to act as US diplomatic representative in Afghanistan (Al Jazeera)

The United States and Qatar have agreed that Doha will represent the diplomatic interests of the US in Afghanistan, the first official representation for the US in Kabul since its troop withdrawal in August. Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed a pair of “strategic” […]

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Qatar has no plan to normalise ties with Syria: Foreign minister (Al Jazeera)

Qatar is not considering normalising ties with Syria and hopes other countries will be discouraged from taking further steps with President Bashar al-Assad’s government, foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has said. His comments at a joint news conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington were in response to a […]