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In This Week's Edition: Protests Erupt In Iran, Free Healthcare For All Qatar World Cup Fans, Rate Hikes In The MENA, A New Global Energy Map Is Drawn In The Shadows Of Russian Escalation .. And More.
News stories I’m following this week …
Photos: Protests erupt in support of Iranian woman who died in police custody. (Los Angeles Times)
How Qatar Quietly Became a Diplomatic Power. (The National Interest)
Chinese tech a mixed blessing in the Middle East. (Asia Times)
Trump’s Billionaire Pal on Trial for Secret Foreign Lobbying. (The Daily Beast)
Biden struggles to keep up with Trump on Abraham Accords. (Washington Examiner)
Jamal Khashoggi’s wife to sue NSO Group over Pegasus spyware. (The Guardian)
Sheba signs innovation agreement with Bahrain hospital. (The Jerusalem Post)
Russia, Ukraine Swap Prisoners in Deal Brokered by Turkey, Saudi Arabia. (The Wall Street Journal)
‘In other news’ …
On Social-Media …
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker speaks to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at the IATA World Financial Symposium in Doha about the aviation industry’s recovery post-pandemic and the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine ahead of Qatar’s World Cup.
The UK Embassy tweeted out a video of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Qatar in 1979.
Fury grows in Iran over death of woman in custody ..
In other ‘posts’ …
“Soft Power” Corner:
This week We Showcase A Poem By Imru' al-Qais (501-565 AD) :
How many a day, a night I'd spend with a woman, stark as a statue outlined, her face aglow as she turns to her mate like softly radiant candle light; her breast like the flare of a generous fire by chilled men lit in the desert at night in the wind come roving across the hills, north, south, at the caravan staging posts.
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