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Sounds like the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding situation.
#PSG is ridden with scandals. Given that #Qatar's Sheikh Khaled is one of the contributors to its purchase, that should come as no surprise.…
I have seen recent evidence of Khaled bin Hamad Al Thani's mental health and drug addiction... he seems lie a complete sociopath. Some of the deaths of the missing and disappeared #FIFA22 workers is likely attributable to his violent "games".
This impunity for Tamim's brother extends to #Qatar's treatment for literally everything else, including sports club. Quite ironic that #Qatar funds endless propaganda campaigns against #Newcastle, while throwing endless amounts of money on #PSG - and no one says a word.
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Statement from @SecBlinken on the release of @DannyFenster.
"I feel great and am really happy to be on my way home. I’m incredibly happy for everything Bill has done," @DannyFenster tells reporters on the tarmac at the airport in #Qatar, referring to the assistance to free him from @GovRichardson.
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La petite sauterie écolo-indigéniste de vendredi 12 novembre à #Bagnolet a
rassemblé #Reporterre, Fatima #Ouassak, #AssaTraoré & Cie. Ce n’est pas une
rencontre improvisée, mais au contraire l’aboutissement de longues
collaborations. #Thread (1)…
Fatima Ouassak a été promue très rapidement dans les colonnes de Reporterre, à
travers un entretien en 2019... (2)…
… et un reportage là l’occasion des municipales de juin 2020 (3) :…
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This thread is a list of nations that have vaccinated at least 70% of their populations, and how they're doing on a cases/deaths per day bases before and after during the #COVID19 #pandemic.
All vaccination rates are as of October 1, 2021.
All cases/deaths are as of October 20, 2021.
Data from the publicly available Our World in Data dataset.…
#Andorra has seen a 25.3% drop in cases and a 56.7% drop in mortality.
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It’s out! 🎊
My new @ecfr paper on how #Europe can ride the #climate momentum in the #Gulf deploying its #GreenDeal to meet #NetZero & #geopolitical objectives in the region ➡️
Read b4 #COP26 #COP26Glasgow
Few take-aways 1/ Image
Good that #SaudiArabia & #UAE have pledged #NetZero but #GCC total domestic emissions are only 2.4% of world’s. The #EU needs to focus on the emissions they export, mostly to #China, I argue how: 2/
As shown by the #SaudiGreenInitiative & #MiddleEastGreenInitiative + #UAE willingness to host #COP 28, the #GCC leaders now see a political value in embracing the #climate agenda. This paper described what each #GCC country is actually *doing* about it: 3/
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The #MGISummit is about to begin. Follow our live coverage of the event, where high-profile regional leaders gather in #Riyadh to discuss #climate action ahead of #COP26.
#MGISummit: #Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as well as #Jordan and and #Kuwait's crown princes, arrive at the venue. Pakistani PM @ImranKhanPTI also shows attendance.
#MGISummit: #Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and #UAE's Finance Minister Hamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum have also arrived
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Long time no see, baby!
#USAF 🇺🇸 RC-135W Rivet Joint #ELINT/#SIGINT/#COMINT over #Iraq 🇮🇶
62-4139 | AE01D0 | #PYTHN56 Image
OKBK - #Kuwait - 2151Z
Comms with #USAF 🇺🇸 KC-135R #Tanker @ 2151Z:
- “Shell30, confirm you’d like to enter iraqi airspace, confirm.”
+ “Affirm sir, Iraqi airspace first, and then RTBing to OTBH [Al Udeid Air Base, #Qatar]

#Iraq 🇮🇶
#USAF 🇺🇸 #MOJO86 (KC-10A #Tanker) enters #Iraq 🇮🇶
Comms with OKBK @ 2201Z:
“MOJO86 contact #Baghdad 123.0”
“123.0 for MOJO86”
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Vaccinés versus Non-vacciné : pourquoi le #PassSanitaire n'a aucun sens

2 études publiées dans le NEJM, confirment une baisse sur la protection de l'infection après 2 doses du Pfizer

Une diminution après environ deux mois pour devenir très faible après 6 mois

L'efficacité du BNT162b2 contre l'infection par #SARSCoV2 a atteint son pic à 77,5 % au cours du 1er mois après la 2ème dose
L'efficacité a ensuite diminué, la baisse s'accélérant après le 4ème mois pour atteindre 20 % au cours des mois 5 à 7

"L'efficacité contre l'infection symptomatique était plus élevée que l'efficacité contre l'infection asymptomatique, mais a diminué de la même manière."

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Cyclone Gulab (Rose) is back in the model, and is now forecast to make landfall in Oman as a Severe Cyclonic Storm on Sunday.
Here's a view Gulab 19 hours ago. Current scenarios in both leading cyclonic models the ECMWF (European) and GFS (US) maintain the view that the cyclone will not intensify or bring significant rain across the Arabian Peninsula.
Here are the latest ECMWF and GFS rainfall solutions. The GFS has a more northerly path taking the cyclone into the #UAE, while the ECMWF has returned to a two cyclone scenario.

There remains a lot of uncertainty.
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1. Unclear if this is a signal of a change in #Russia's policy in #Syria, but it deserves note. #Erdoğan's deal with #Putin allowed #Turkey to occupy much of Northern #Syria using forces made up of al-#Qaeda & #Daesh fighters. Recent #Russian bombing in #Barad in SW #Afrin
2. hit and killed several of these Turkish backed al-#Hamzah Division terrorist forces. That group is embedded with Turkish forces and reported to be commanded by the Turkish special forces. Hamza is a monstrous terrorist force that commits crimes against #Kurds and religious
3. minorities and abducts women who are enslaved. There are also reports of Russian helicopters dumping flares over Turkish terrorist held region of North East Syria. IMO there will never be peace in Syria with Turkey and its terrorist occupying any part of it. Putin may have
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An unexpected pop up storm in the Arabian Sea may develop into a cyclone and head towards the Gulf. over #OMAN, #UAE and #Qatar.
The storm was not in the first GFS run this morning (00hrs UTC) but appeared in the following run at O6 UTC. Behind it there appears to be a second, possibly larger cyclonic system which is currently over the Bay of Bengal.
In this image you can see both storms. The one over the Bay of Bengal, currently designated depression O3B is expected to become a cyclonic storm shortly.
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Happy to be in #Qatar 🇶🇦 together with @WHOEMRO Director today. We met with Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister @MOPHQatar, Khalifa Al-Kuwari, @qatar_fund Director, their teams and @MofaQatar_EN representatives, to discuss 🇶🇦's support for health in #Afghanistan. ImageImage
We thank #Qatar 🇶🇦 for its generous support to the people of #Afghanistan through medical and aid supply flights, including @WHO's, and hosting evacuees. Impressive whole of government and whole of society approach to helping the Afghan people.
We visited #Qatar Housing Compound where Afghan people have been evacuated. The compound was built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but has been repurposed now. Very glad that the local & international community has stepped up to donate food, clothes & other supplies to the compound. ImageImage
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Kam Air A340-313 KMF4453 departed Mazar-i-Sharif #Afghanistan Image
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Kam Air A340-313 KMF4453 finally departed Mazar-i-Sharif #Afghanistan, I don't know what the previous problem has been to have to return to airport. Image
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An overview (w/some preliminary observations) of the new #ICJ case by #Armenia against #Azerbaijan based on alleged violations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (#CERD). This is the fourth CERD-based case at the ICJ since 2008. 1/20
#Armenia alleges that #Azerbaijan has subjected individuals of Armenian ethnic/national origin to racial discrimination for decades and fosters hatred towards Armenians as a matter of state policy. (Both parties acceded to the CERD in the 1990s.) 2/20
Armenia further alleges systemic discrimination, mass killings, and torture directed at ethnic Armenians by Azerbaijan, and specifically alleges grave CERD violations during the 2020 armed conflict re #NagarnoKarabakh 3/20
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LIVE with @DrTedros at the High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in #Afghanistan 👇 #InvestInHumanity
@DrTedros "Access to essential health services for millions of people in #Afghanistan – especially women and girls – is likely to reduce sharply because of a pause in donor funding to the country’s largest health project, Sehatmandi"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "This project is the backbone of #Afghanistan’s health system, supporting more than 2,300 health facilities. This pause in funding could result in a worst-case scenario of more than 90% of these clinics and hospitals shutting their doors"-@DrTedros
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Update #Afghanistan .
Im Überblick:
- erneut schwere Vorwürfe gegen US-Truppen,
- hartnäckige Gerüchte, dass China die Airbase Bagram übernimmt,
- die #Taliban treiben ihre "Reformen" voran,
- erster kommerzieller Passagierflug im #KabulAiport gelandet.
Details im Thread👇
Am #KabulAiport kehrt sowas wie Normalität ein. Erstmals seit der Machtübernahme durch die #Taliban ist dort eine Passagiermaschine einer internationalen Airline gelandet.
Ein Flugzeug der Pakistan International Airlines landete in #Kabul mit 10 Passagieren an Bord.
Zuvor war #Pakistan sehr aktiv darin, mit den #Taliban Kontakte zu knüpfen. Das Land war auch eines der ersten, das nach der Machtübernahme humanitäre Hilfe nach #Afghanistan geschickt hatte.
Mittlerweile landete die dritte pakist.Maschine in #Khost
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Vandaag kwam minister BuZa #Qatar op bezoek bij de #taliban.
Opvallende afwezige: mullah Baradar.
Er zou een vecht- en schietpartij geweest zijn op het presidentieel paleis met de haqqani-factie mbt de aanpak van Panjshir, inmenging van Pakistan en vorming inclusieve regering.
Volgens de Baradar-factie hebben de Pakistanen alles verkloot, waarna een gevecht uitbrak met de pro-Pakistaanse Haqqani-factie. Er zou met van alles naar elkaar gesmeten en ook geschoten zijn.
Mogelijk is Mullah Baradar dood en Annas Haqqani gewond.
Als mullah Ghani Baradar effectief dood is, dan zullen we het voor het eerst nog niet weten.
De #taliban en #ISI hebben mullah Omar ook twee jaar tot na zijn dood in leven weten te houden.
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The #Middle_East after Kabul’s fall; how reshaped?

“The #US withdrawal from #Afghanistan and the #Taliban's new leadership has brought about a multitude of surprising alliances.”…
“Without #Qatar’s mediation and involvement, the #US withdrawal would likely have been much more violent and bloody.
Years ago, Qatar was “chosen” by the #Taliban to be the liaison between them and the United States.”
#Qatar became a key state in the #US’ relat w the Islamist group,& arranged the meeting bet @CIA chief #William_Burns & #Taliban. Qatar is now running negos w Taliban over safeguarding Kabul’s airport, which will enable Taliban to start rebuild #Afghanistan & forge int’l ties.”
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It is good that #Britain is prepared to play its role against #IS in Afghanistan. It is, however, a mystery what intelligence stream is going to be used and how planes in the Gulf could ever use such a stream in time.
Horrible to leave the dogs behind, though hardly a choice given hundreds of American and tends of thousands of Afghan humans were left.
#Pakistan overtly occupying a chunk of #Afghanistan in the south, even as it occupies the rest through the Taliban, Haqqani Network, and the other jihadists.
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A new thread on #Afghanistan after US has completed the withdrawal
The last American soldier to left #Afghanistan is Major General Chris Donahue, commander of the storied 82nd Airborne Division. Another symbolic image from America's longest war Image
#BREAKING US Embassy in Kabul suspends operations
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"More than 123,000 people have been safely flown out of Afghanistan," says @SecBlinken. "Many, many people made this possible." Image
"A new chapter of America's engagement with Afghanistan has begun," says @SecBlinken. Image
Diplomatic operations in Kabul suspended and moved to Doha, #Qatar, adds @SecBlinken.
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In the early hours this morning in #Afghanistan, the U.S. carried out a drone strike against an Islamic State (#ISKP) "planner" in Nangahar province, retaliation for the 26 August massacre at the Kabul airport. It seems the strike killed the target alone.
Given the speed of the anti-#ISKP strike last night, the lack of intelligence streams after the withdrawal of troops, and the concentration of all remaining resources in-country on Kabul, looks opportunistic, rather than targeted to someone directly tied to the airport atrocity.
This is an amazing response from the State Department: legalistic fiction that it doesn't deal with the Haqqani Network, an integrated Taliban component (as it is with Al-Qaeda), because the Haqqanis are designated terrorists.
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#US carried out a drone strike claiming "to have killed ISIS-Khorasan planner in eastern #Afghanistan." US also claim that this "planner was planning another attack". Unclear how US knew about this "planner" and identified him in less than 48 hours. No independent confirmation.
The #US is also claiming that this #ISIS-K was under surveillance before the attack.

Now, if he was under surveillance and known, why he was allowed to plan and carry out the attack? A failure in intelligence if, and a big IF, the information is correct?
The #Taliban offered another story saying: "A drone hit a house (not a vehicle like the #US is claiming) in Jalal Abad", without providing further information. #Afghanistan.
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#Britain has stopped evacuating #Afghans and is now moving to wind down its military presence in Kabul.
The #ISKP attack yesterday was the most lethal attack on #US troops in Afghanistan in a decade, and in 2011 the US was engaged in offensive operations - something that could be called "a war" - which it has not been since 2014.
The casualty figures for the US security presence low, and the benefit - providing key capacities that sustained the Afghan state, which bore the brunt of the fight to keep the jihadists at bay - was very significant. All lost now, for no reason.
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