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Phony Protests Against #Qatar Raise the Spectre of Staged Activism in Europe

Phony Protests Against #Qatar Raise the Spectre of Staged Activism in Europe

| July 24, 2018

  For years, the spectre of fake protesters paid off by some murky outside force has haunted Europe. Last year, as hundreds of thousands of people spilled into Bucharest’s streets in the largest protests in the Romanian capital since the fall of communism in 1989, pro-government television made the wild accusation that George Soros was […]

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Qatar-Saudi clash in France: From luxury hotels to #UNESCO

Qatar-Saudi clash in France: From luxury hotels to #UNESCO

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Conventional wisdom has it that the ‘Gulf crisis’ began when several Arab countries abruptly cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar in June. But the long-simmering animosity between Doha and its Arab neighbours has been fought for years, mostly in stealth mode, on different battlegrounds around the world. It is safe to say, however, that no […]

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#Qatar seeks Kuwaiti mediation after powerful Arab nations shun it

#Qatar seeks Kuwaiti mediation after powerful Arab nations shun it

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Qatar’s ruler postponed an address to his country on Tuesday (6 June) over its sudden and damaging diplomatic isolation from other leading Arab nations, in order to allow Kuwait some time and room to mediate, write Tom Finn and Sylvia Westall. In a sign of the potential consequences for the Qatari economy, a number of banks in […]

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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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#ISSG: Statement of the International #Syria Support Group

#ISSG: Statement of the International #Syria Support Group

Meeting in Vienna on 17 May as the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the Arab League, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, the European Union, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, The Netherlands, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, […]

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ROC nationals now granted visa privileges by 148 countries and regions

ROC nationals now granted visa privileges by 148 countries and regions

ROC citizens are now eligible for visa waivers, e-visas, or landing visas from six additional countries or regions, bringing the total to 148.  The government of India has announced that effective 15 August, ROC passport holders will be included in its e-visa programme. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes this move, which is expected to […]

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European Parliament this week: Outcome of EU summit, trade talks with US

European Parliament this week: Outcome of EU summit, trade talks with US

A quiet week on the legislative front, MEPs turn their attention to last week’s EU summit results and relations with the US, including trade talks and a common line on Russia against the backdrop of the EU-US Summit in Brussels on 26 March. Also on the agenda: a seminar for journalists about European elections and […]

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