Somali President Leaves Jeddah


Jeddah: President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Dr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud left Jeddah today.

He was seen off at King Abdulaziz International Airport by Governor of Jeddah Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi and several other officials.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Qatar Organizes Meeting on Sport for the Promotion of Peaceful and Inclusive Societies in UN

New York, The Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations (UN), in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Monaco to the United Nations, along with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC) organized a meeting on Sport for the Promotion of Peaceful and Inclusive Societies, held in the UN’s headquarter in New York, as part of the State of Qatar co-chairing the Group of Friends of Sport for Development and Peace.

A number of officials concerned with the matter participated in the meeting, including the Communications and Media Executive Director at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Fatma Al Nuaimi, Generation Amazing Foundation Executive Director Nasser Al Khori, Director of the Outreach Division in the DGC Maher Nasser, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming, and Director of Development at the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONC
ACAF) Jason Roberts.

In her talk, Communications and Media Executive Director at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Fatma Al Nuaimi focused on the role of sport in promoting understanding and cultural exchange and dispelling stereotypes. Al Nuaimi stressed that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ?and its legacy programs built bridges between East and West, as well as projected a positive image of the Arab region and the capabilities of its people.

Moreover, Al Nuaimi discussed the State of Qatar’s preparations to host the historic World Cup edition, detailing the organizers’ efforts to ensure maximum benefit from the tournament and leaving a positive and sustainable legacy that contributes to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 for the benefit of future generations.

For his part, Generation Amazing Foundation Executive Director Nasser Al Khori said that the Foundation supports both individuals and communities through its innovative programs relating to football, which provide participants with f
undamental skills such as teamwork. Al Khori also addressed a number of important issues, among them gender inequality in various fields.

Al Khori added that since its inception, Generation Amazing has been able to reach 75 countries and support more than a million children worldwide, underscoring the Foundation’s current efforts in providing psychological and social support through sports for Palestinians evacuated from the Gaza Strip to the State of Qatar.

Furthermore, the Generation Amazing Foundation Executive Director highlighted the strategic partnership with CONCACAF, indicating that the partnership extends the legacy of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to the FIFA World Cup 26 to be held in Canada, the US, and Mexico.

He added that the program is a football for development initiative that aids young people make positive changes in their communities.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Pakistani Foreign Minister, American Counterpart Discuss Bilateral Relations

Islamabad, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar, discussed in a phone call with his American counterpart, Antony Blinken, the enhancement of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Both sides affirmed their commitment to strengthening bilateral cooperation in all areas of mutual interest during the call.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Relatively Hot Weather Expected Today


Doha: Weather inshore until 6:00 pm on Monday will be hazy at first, becomes relatively hot during daytime with scattered clouds, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather report.

Offshore, the weather will be hazy, and will see scattered clouds to become partly cloudy at times, the report added.

Wind inshore will be mainly northeasterly- easterly at a speed of 5 to 15 knot, gusting to 26 knot at places at times.

Offshore, it will be southeasterly at a speed of 5 to 15 knot, gusting to 21 knot at times.

Visibility inshore will be 4 to 9 km, Offshore, it will be 5 to 9 km.

Sea state inshore will be 1 to 2 feet, while offshore, it will be 2 to 4 feet, rising to 6 feet at times.

Area High Tide Low Tide Max Messaid 22:35 – 13:26 – 34 Wakrah 06:50 – 21:38 13:02 – 32 Doha 06:07 – 20:48 03:30 – 13:31 33 Al Khor 06:39 – 21:30 03:23 – 12:27 33 Ruwais 08:22 – 20:24 02:34 – 14:11 29 Dukhan 01:25 – 13:55 07:48 – 19:52 31 Abu Samra 00:57 – 13:28 07:26 – 19:24 32 Sunrise: 04:58 LT Sunset: 18:03 LT

Sou
rce: Qatar News Agency

British Prime Minister Calls for Immediate End to War on Gaza

London: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called Sunday for an immediate halt to the war waged by the Israeli entity on the Gaza Strip since October 7th.

In a statement, Sunak said that Britain is “shocked by the bloodshed” in Gaza, demanding the end of this terrible war. He added that hostages must be released, and aid must flow.

The British prime minister said, “But the whole of the UK is shocked by the bloodshed, and appalled by the killing of brave British heroes who were bringing food to those in need,” referring to the incident of the killing of seven relief workers, including three Britons, who were part of the team of the World Central Kitchen (WCK) organization, in an Israeli drone strike last Monday.

Sunak stressed that the children of Gaza need an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, leading to a sustainable long-term cessation of fire, considering it the fastest way to release the hostages and deliver aid.

Source: Qatar News Agency

UNSC to Discuss Palestine’s Full UN Membership Monday

New York, The United Nations Security Council will convene a meeting on Monday to decide on the full membership of the State of Palestine in the United Nations.

Palestine has sent a letter to the Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations regarding this matter, supported by the Arab Group, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Non-Aligned Movement.

Currently, Palestine holds the non-member observer state status, where observer status does not grant the right to vote on resolutions adopted by the General Assembly or compete for non-permanent membership in the Security Council.

Source: Qatar News Agency