Deputy Shura Council Speaker Meets Kazakh, Tajik Counterparts

Samarkand, HE Deputy Shura Council Speaker, Dr. Hamda bint Hassan Al Sulaiti met Tuesday with HE Deputy Chairperson of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Perepechina Olga, and HE Deputy Chairperson of the House of Representati…


Samarkand, HE Deputy Shura Council Speaker, Dr. Hamda bint Hassan Al Sulaiti met Tuesday with HE Deputy Chairperson of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Perepechina Olga, and HE Deputy Chairperson of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mavsuma Muini.

The two meetings came on the sidelines of the Asian Women’s Forum 2024, which concluded Tuesday in Samarkand, the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The two meetings tackled parliamentary cooperation relations and a number of topics on the forum agenda.

Source: Qatar News Agency

UN Secretary-General Calls for Protection of Civilians, Humanitarian Workers in Gaza

New York: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for the protection of civilians and relief workers in the Gaza Strip, after the killing and wounding of UN employees by Israeli occupation fire.

Guterres expressed, in a statement, hi…


New York: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for the protection of civilians and relief workers in the Gaza Strip, after the killing and wounding of UN employees by Israeli occupation fire.

Guterres expressed, in a statement, his deep sadness over the killing of an employee in the UN Department of Safety and Security (DSS), and the injury of another when a UN vehicle was struck while they were heading to the European Hospital in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

The Secretary-General condemned all attacks on UN personnel, calling for a full investigation into this attack.

“With the conflict in Gaza continuing to take a heavy toll not only on civilians, but also on humanitarian workers the Secretary-General reiterates his urgent appeal for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and for the release of all hostages”, the statement added.

Source: Qatar News Agency

President-Elect of Indonesia Arrives in Doha

Doha: President-elect and Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia Gen. Prabowo Subianto arrived in Doha on Tuesday to participate in the Qatar Economic Forum.

He, and the accompanying delegation, was welcomed upon arrival at Doha Internation…


Doha: President-elect and Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia Gen. Prabowo Subianto arrived in Doha on Tuesday to participate in the Qatar Economic Forum.

He, and the accompanying delegation, was welcomed upon arrival at Doha International Airport by HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Ministry of Municipality’s Pavilion Enriches 33rd Doha International Book Fair

Doha: The Ministry of Municipality is taking part in the ongoing 33rd Doha International Book Fair, held in the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) until May 18, under the theme “Knowledge Builds Civilizations.” through the ministry’s own and…


Doha: The Ministry of Municipality is taking part in the ongoing 33rd Doha International Book Fair, held in the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) until May 18, under the theme “Knowledge Builds Civilizations.” through the ministry’s own and outstanding pavilion.

Director of the Public Relations Department at the Ministry of Municipality Dr. Fayqa Abdullah Ashkanani said that the pavilion consists of two sections: the first is dedicated to highlighting the ministry’s work, achievements, services, and publications covering its five competency areas, in addition to annual reports and building permit manuals, available in both hard-copy and soft-copy formats.

As for the second section, it is dedicated to informing visitors on the Panda House Park and holds educational and entertainment activities and competitions for children, such as the Suhail and Thuraya competition, which is held daily.

Source: Qatar News Agency

UNRWA: 450,000 were forcibly displaced from Rafah

Bethlehem – Ma’an – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRA) estimated that 450,000 people have been ‘forcibly displaced’ from Rafah since May 6, when Israeli occupation forces entered the east of the city.

The agency …


Bethlehem – Ma’an – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRA) estimated that 450,000 people have been ‘forcibly displaced’ from Rafah since May 6, when Israeli occupation forces entered the east of the city.

The agency added, “People are facing constant exhaustion and hunger, and there is no safe place, and an immediate ceasefire is the only hope.”

Source: Maan News Agency

Google, Apple Deliver Support for Unwanted Tracking Alerts in Android, iOS

Washington, Google and Apple have worked together to create an industry specification – Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers – for Bluetooth tracking devices that makes it possible to alert users across both Android and iOS if such a device is unknowi…


Washington, Google and Apple have worked together to create an industry specification – Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers – for Bluetooth tracking devices that makes it possible to alert users across both Android and iOS if such a device is unknowingly being used to track them. This will help mitigate the misuse of devices designed to help keep track of belongings. Google is now launching this capability on Android 6.0+ devices, and today Apple is implementing this capability in iOS 17.5.

With this new capability, Android users will now get a “Tracker traveling with you” alert on their device if an unknown Bluetooth tracking device is seen moving with them over time, regardless of the platform the device is paired with.

If a user gets such an alert on their Android device, it means that someone else’s AirTag, Find My Device network-compatible tracker tag, or other industry specification-compatible Bluetooth tracker is moving with them. Android users can view the tracker’s identifier, have the tracker pla
y a sound to help locate it, and access instructions to disable it. Bluetooth tag manufacturers including Chipolo, eufy, Jio, Motorola, and Pebblebee have committed that future tags will be compatible.

Google’s Find My Device is secure by default and private by design. Multi-layered user protections, including first of its kind safety-first protections, help mitigate potential risks to user privacy and safety while allowing users to effectively locate and recover lost devices. This cross-platform collaboration – an industry first, involving community and industry input – offers instructions and best practices for manufacturers, should they choose to build unwanted tracking alert capabilities into their products. Google and Apple will continue to work with the Internet Engineering Task Force via the Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers working group to develop the official standard for this technology.

Source: Qatar News Agency