Qatari critic attacks regime over floods

Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim al-Thani - press photoبدلاً من استماتتكم في اشعال الفتنة، وزرع البغضاء بين الأشقاء، اهتموا ببلادنا والفساد الذي يستشري بقطر…رحم الله من توفى وعوض على من أصيب أو تضرر#امطار_الدوحة #الدوحه_تغرق — سلطان بن سحيم آل ثاني (@Sultan_Al_thani) October 21, 2018Qatar regime built World Cup 2022 facilities on land forcibly taken away: Al-Ghufran tells FIFA ZURICH - 24 September 2018: A delegation from Al-Ghufran tribe lodged a complaint Monday to the President of the International Football Federation (FIFA) in Zurich against the practices of the Qatari regime against their tribe, demanding Qatar be stripped of the 2022 World Cup. CAIRO - 22 October 2018: Qatari opposition figure Sultan bin-Suhaim al-Thani tweeted on October 21 criticizing his homeland’s regime for the losses caused by the heavy rain as streets and buildings were flooded.Al-Thani said, “Instead of diligently inflaming sedition and seeding hatred between siblings, give attention to our country and corruption creeping in Qatar… May God bless the soul of those who died and compensate those who got injured or suffered losses.”The father of al-Thani is Suhaim bin-Hamad, the first Qatari foreign minister and the brother of former Qatari Emir Sheikh Khalifah bin Hamad Al-Thani who was toppled by his son, Hamad, in 1995. In 2013, current Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani took over the rule after orchestrating aagainst his father.Other Twitter users questioned how the princedom will organize World Cup 2022 in light of the absence of appropriate infrastructure, accusing Turkish and Iranian companies operating in Doha of corruption.On June 5, 2017, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE severed diplomatic and trade relations with Qatar on June 5, 2017 for its support of terrorism and fostering ties with regional rival, Iran.Turkey is considering the deployment of naval and air forces and troops to Doha, Turkish ambassador to Qatar, Fikret Ozer, told reporters at a press conference in Doha last March.The first batch of Turkish troops arrived at the Tariq Bin Ziyad military base in 2015. The camp, located south of Doha, is Turkey's first installation in the Middle East and can accommodate up to 5,000 soldiers.

Source:Egypt Today

October 22, 2018 15:56 UTC

Egypt adopts strategy of using modern methods in agriculture: FAO official

Rice agriculture in Egypt - Photo by Hussein TallalALEXANDRIA - 22 October 2018: Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to Egypt Dr Hussein Gadin said Egypt has succeeded to achieve its food security through using a strategy that depends on modern methods of agriculture including irrigation.Addressing a celebration held by Bibliotheca Alexandrina to mark the World Food Day, under the theme “Ending World Hunger by 2030, is Possible”, Gadin said Egypt is still facing huge challenges in light of the increasing demand for natural resources, particularly water, due to the growing needs of its large population.Agriculture still consumes 85% of Egypt's water resources due to using traditional irrigation methods, he said, noting that Egypt largely depends on import to meet its local needs of basic food crops such as wheat and corn.The organization is jointly operating with the Ministry of Agriculture to support sustainable agricultural development in Egypt within the development plan 2030. Efforts focus on diverse strategies to meet the target, he said, calling on officials and citizens to be aware of the need to pump in more investments and give attention to scientific research in the agriculture domain.This event rings alarm bells about the recent increase in hunger figures, and calls upon the concerned parties to get back on the right track through showing serious commitment to one of the main sustainable development goals, and shedding light on the significance of collective work to put an end to famines.

Source:Egypt Today

October 22, 2018 13:07 UTC

Eighth Indonesian-Middle East Annual Gathering kicks off

It is worth mentioning that President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi visited Indonesia in September 2015.Concerning the investment environment in Egypt, Aulia said that the Indonesian investors found no big obstacles in Egypt.On the sidelines of the eighth IMAGE gathering, a three-day exhibition was held. It displayed various Indonesian products, most notably crafts and furniture.A fashion show was held on the sidelines of the conference as well, and a showroom on Indonesian traditional industry of Batik was organized for this year's participants.At the beginning of the ceremonial event, Head of Yogyakarta Industry and Trade Directorate Trisaktiyana welcomed the participants, giving a historic brief on the city.The city's population stands at 3.7 million people while the number of tourists bound for Indonesia reached 4.7 million in 2017, he added during his speech. Yogyakarta exports a total of 78 products such as coffee, furniture, tea, palm oil to 122 countries. The number of exporting companies reached 314 with $269 million in investments, he continued.Yogyakarta is a pioneering city in the fields of silver, furniture, cooking oil, clay crafts, stone crafts, bikes, and agricultural tools, he continued, saying “we are witnessing a trade war between the U.S. and China, Amid Trump’s aspiration to annul several agreements. The Indonesian president says that winter is coming and we have to cooperate in that field.”A presentation was also given on the most famous touristic places including Parampan temple and Candi Prambanan, and traditional food and drinks such as the menorah and Merapi coffee and Wedang Uwah, the monks’ favorite healthy drink.He voiced his hope to enhance cooperation with Middle East countries during the current event.On the second day of the conference, six prominent Egyptian businessmen will be granted the Primaduta Award, which is an Indonesian program that aims to increase the growth of Indonesian exports worldwide.In 2017, the annual gathering was hosted by the Indonesian city of Bandung, West Java, where more than 50 Middle Eastern businessmen participated.

Source:Egypt Today

October 22, 2018 12:33 UTC

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