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Bugzy Malone Joins Guy Ritchie’s New Spy Thriller as Filming Begins Tomorrow

Bugzy Malone Joins Guy Ritchie’s New Spy Thriller as Filming Begins Tomorrow According to Deadline, British rapper Bugzy Malone has officially joined the cast of Guy Ritchie’s forthcoming international spy thriller film, reuniting him with the filmmaker, who previously worked together in last year’s The Gentlemen. He will be joining previously announced cast members Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, and Cary Elwes. In addition, production on the untitled film will finally begin tomorrow in Doha, Q...
Tags: UK, Movies, Ireland, Jon Hamm, Cia, Jason Statham, Jason, Guy Ritchie, Miramax, US UK, Doha Qatar, Ritchie, Antalya Turkey, Nasser Al Khelaifi, Media Group, Statham


Major markets log weekly gains; #Qatar leads day's gains | Reuters

Major Gulf shares ended the first trading week of the New Year on a high on Thursday and registered weekly gains as the regional markets benefited from a rise in oil prices.Crude hit its highest since late February after a fall in U.S. stockpiles added further support following Saudi Arabia’s unilateral decision to cut output. [O/R]The week also saw investors cheer the breakthrough in Qatar’s over three-year diplomatic rift with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries as Arab leaders gathered for ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Arab, Gulf, Reuters, Emirates NBD, Doha Qatar, Emaar Properties, Qatar National Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar


SoFi to go public in merger with Chamath Palihapitiya’s newest SPAC

Consumer financial services startup SoFi is going public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp V, one of a series of blank-check companies formed by venture capital investor Chamath Palihapitiya. The deal, confirmed by SoFi, would value the fintech at $8.65 billion according to the company’s statement. It includes $2.4 billion in cash, encompassing $1.2 billion from a confirmed private placement (a PIPE instrument being led by Palihapiti...
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Report: SoFi nears deal to go public in merger with Chamath Palihapitiya’s newest SPAC

Consumer financial services startup SoFi is closing in on a deal to go public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company, Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp V, the latest blank check company formed by venture capital investor Chamath Palihapitiya. An agreement to take SoFi public via a SPAC has been rumored for weeks. This latest advancement, which reveals Palihapitiya as the possible SPAC connection, was first reported by Reuters. The deal would reportedly give SoFi a valuati...
Tags: TC, Tech, Qatar Investment Authority, Anthony Noto, SoFi, Social Finance, Chamath Palihapitiya, Reuters, SPAC, Doha Qatar, Palihapitiya, Twitter COO, Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings, Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp, Chamath Palihapitiya An, Galileo SoFi


Bridging the Gulf - The feuding Gulf states are trying to make nice | Middle East & Africa | The Economist #Qatar

Bridging the Gulf - The feuding Gulf states are trying to make nice | Middle East & Africa | The Economist Months after four Arab states imposed an embargo on Qatar in 2017, a minister from the emirate made what he thought was a controversial comparison. “To be honest, we consider ourselves like Israel,” he said, referring to another small country isolated in the region. Improbably, almost three years later, this comparison seems too favourable to Qatar. Thousands of Israelis are visiting Dubai ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Israel, Qatar, Turkey, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Al Jazeera, Muslim Brotherhood, Gulf, Middle East Africa, Doha Qatar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Gulf Co


#Qatar Set for Biggest Budget Deficit Since Gulf Spat in 2017 - Bloomberg

Qatar Set for Biggest Budget Deficit Since Gulf Spat in 2017 - Bloomberg Qatar will run its largest budget deficit in four years in 2021 as it tries to shake off the impact of the coronavirus and the drag of lower energy prices on government revenue.The country will spend 34.6 billion riyals ($9.4 billion) more than it takes in next year, according to a statement from the Finance Ministry on Thursday. The projected shortfall for next year will be the largest since 2017, when countries including ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Finance Ministry, Doha Qatar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg Qatar


Tracking Pre-Pandemic “Lasts” and Post-Lockdown “Firsts”

For the print version of the NY Times from this past Sunday, information designer Giorgia Lupi created a hand-drawn visualization that “tracks the last time [she] did something before the pandemic hit, and the first time she did something new with social distancing”. Our lives have been transformed during the Covid-19 pandemic as the activities we used to do every day have been put on hold and new, socially distanced routines have taken their place. Pentagram partner Giorgia Lupi documents th...
Tags: Singapore, New York Times, Burlington, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Doha Qatar, Giorgia Lupi, Giorgia, Vietnam Singapore Qatar


Rockets Strike Kabul as Mike Pompeo Plans to Meet with Taliban

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in Doha, Qatar, was expected to meet with representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban, who...
Tags: Taliban, Kabul, State, Doha Qatar, Mike Pompeo


Coca-Cola is killing off a regional favorite ginger ale but die-hard fans aren't giving up the fight to save their favorite 'zombie' brand

Northern Neck Ginger Ale. Margaret M. Ransone Coca-Cola plans to drop 200 brands, including Tab and Zico, by the end of the year. A few of these drinks have dedicated followings trying to save them. Fans of Northern Neck Ginger Ale, a regional soda, have organized a Facebook group and even reach out to the governor for help. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A regional Virginia soda is another casualty of 2020, and its small but dedicated group of fans isn't going down wi...
Tags: Facebook, Minnesota, Virginia, Trends, Coca Cola, Coke, Zico, Neck, Potomac, Doha Qatar, Stephanie Johnson, American School, Coca Cola Consolidated, Ralph Northam, Northam, Odwalla


Die-hard fans of Northern Neck Ginger Ale aren't giving up the fight to save their favorite 'zombie' Coca-Cola brand

Northern Neck Ginger Ale. Margaret M. Ransone Coca-Cola plans to drop 200 brands, including Tab and Zico, by the end of the year. A few of these drinks have dedicated followings trying to save them. Fans of Northern Neck Ginger Ale, a regional soda, have organized a Facebook group and even reach out to the governor for help. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A regional Virginia soda is another casualty of 2020, and its small but dedicated group of fans isn't going down wi...
Tags: Facebook, Minnesota, Virginia, Trends, Coca Cola, Coke, Zico, Neck, Potomac, Doha Qatar, Stephanie Johnson, American School, Coca Cola Consolidated, Ralph Northam, Northam, Odwalla


The world's largest plane engine just received certification to power the new flagship airliner Boeing hopes will be its redemption, the 777X

GE Aviation's new GE9X just received clearance to fly by the Federal Aviation Administration. JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty GE Aviation's new GE9X engine just received clearance to fly by the Federal Aviation Administration. Boeing selected General Electric to build the engines for its new 777X in 2013 and the result would be the world's largest jet engine.  The GE9X will exclusively power the 777X and offer increased fuel efficiency and over 100,000 pounds of thrust. Visit Business Insider'...
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Opening ceremony of Afghan-Taliban peace talks full of 'hope and positivity' but hurdles loom

At long last, the first direct peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban began Saturday in Doha, Qatar.The actual face-to-face negotiations to end the nation's nearly two-decades old conflict -- which stem from a conditional peace agreement reached in February between the United States and the Taliban -- will start Monday, but during Saturday's opening ceremony, Abdullah Abdullah, the chair of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, said "if we give ha...
Tags: News, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Al Jazeera, Wall Street Journal, Doha, Trump, Abdullah Abdullah, State, Doha Qatar, Mike Pompeo, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, High Council for National Reconciliation, Shereena Qazi


Teaching In Doha, Qatar – Expanding Our Horizons

“Actually, we won’t be around next year, we’re going to teach in Qatar.” “Where???!” “Doha, the capital city of Qatar.  Think Dubai, but slightly smaller, slightly slower-paced, and a few years behind – but quickly catching up – in terms of infrastructure and eye-catching skylines.  Oh – and they’re hosting the FIFA World Cup in… The post Teaching In Doha, Qatar – Expanding Our Horizons appeared first on Million Dollar Journey.
Tags: Travel, Marketing, Qatar, Dubai, FIFA World Cup, Doha, Doha Qatar


Trump denies briefing about reported bounties on U.S. troops

By ZEKE MILLER, JAMES LAPORTA and DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has denied he was made aware of U.S. intelligence officials’ conclusion that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. The Trump administration was set to brief select members of Congress on the matter Monday. The intelligence assessments came amid Trump’s push to withdraw the U.S. from Afghanistan and suggested Russia was making overtures to militant...
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How location data can help track and stop the spread of COVID-19

Contact tracing has become a major tactic around the world in tracking and containing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. While effective in other countries, the United States has yet to deploy contact tracing at scale.  Location data tracking and sharing might be one way to utilize technology to help trace the coronavirus spread. This push for more data has led to larger discussions about laws protecting users' privacy and data. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Followin...
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#Qatar, Middle East News: LNG Expansion Plans Remain in Place - Bloomberg

Qatar, Middle East News: LNG Expansion Plans Remain in Place - Bloomberg: The port of Ras Laffan, north of Doha, Qatar.   Source:: Copernicus Sentinel 2017/ Orbital Horizon/Gallo Images/Getty Images The world’s biggest liquefied natural gas producer plans to reduce its spending by about 30%, but cuts won’t affect Qatar Petroleum’s current production or expansion plans, said Saad Al-Kaabi.“All the major capital projects are moving ahead,” said Al-Kaabi, the company’s chief execu...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Qatar, Petroleum, Doha Qatar, Japan Korea, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ras Laffan, Saad al Kaabi, Al Kaabi, Qatar Middle East, Place Bloomberg


Qatar Airways giving 100,000 flights

On May 12, which was International Nurses Day, Qatar Airways announced that it will be giving away 100,000 free round-trip flights to front-line healthcare workers as thanks for their hard work during the pandemic. “Thank you to all of the frontline healthcare professionals across the globe. Your tremendous efforts and incredible resilience have given us hope in these times of uncertainty,” the airline said in the statement announcing the giveaway. In order to receive two free tickets, healt...
Tags: Travel, Jetblue, All, Qatar Airways, Doha Qatar, Hamad International Airport, Free Flights, Healthcare Workers, Medical professionals, Healthcare Professionals, Medical Workers


Afghanistan envoy calls for American contractor's release

The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation says he has called for the release of an American captured by Taliban-linked militants in discussions with Taliban leaders as continued violence threatens to scuttle a peace deal to end America’s longest war. In a series of tweets from his official account on Thursday, Zalmay Khalilzad said he pressed Taliban leaders during an overnight meeting in Doha, Qatar, to secure the release of Mark R. Frerichs, a Navy veteran turned contractor, who was abduc...
Tags: News, Navy, America, Afghanistan, Taliban, Trump, Zalmay Khalilzad, Doha Qatar, Khalilzad, Mark R Frerichs


#Qatar Wealth Fund Said to Seek $7.6 Billion Loan Backed by Stock - Bloomberg

Qatar Wealth Fund Said to Seek $7.6 Billion Loan Backed by Stock - Bloomberg: A boat moored in front of the skyline of Doha, Qatar.    Photographer: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images Qatar’s sovereign fund is borrowing around 7 billion euros ($7.6 billion) against its stock holdings, as the top liquefied natural gas exporter seeks to bolster its cash reserves at a time of plunging energy prices, people with knowledge of the matter said.The Qatar Investment Authority is in disc...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Qatar, Bloomberg, Qatar Investment Authority, Gulf, Glencore Plc, JPMorgan Chase Co, Doha Qatar, UBS Group AG, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Giuseppe Cacace, Stock Bloomberg, Getty Images Qatar, London Stock Exchange Group Plc Volkswagen AG


The Changing Profile of Covid-19’s Presenting Symptoms

As Ed Yong notes in his helpful overview of the pandemic, this is such a huge and quickly moving event that it’s difficult to know what’s happening. Lately, I’ve been seeking information on Covid-19 presenting symptoms after seeing a bunch of anecdotal data from various sources. In the early days of the epidemic (January, February, and into March), people were told by the CDC and other public health officials to watch out for three specific symptoms: fever, a dry cough, and shortness of breath....
Tags: Asia, New York, Cdc, China, Boston, Singapore, US, Vietnam, Vermont, Doha, New York State, Wuhan, Jason Kottke, American Medical Association, Brigham, Ed Yong


The U.S. and Iran Are Headed for a New Proxy War in Afghanistan

KARACHI—While the United States military and the White House are girding for a confrontation with Iran on the high seas or in Iraq, Afghanistan is an even more likely battleground.U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted last week, "I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea." The tweet followed the dangerous maneuvers on April 15 by Iranian naval vessels near U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf. The leader of Iran’s e...
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Coronavirus: #Qatar Airways Still Operating a Third of Flights - Bloomberg

Coronavirus: Qatar Airways Still Operating a Third of Flights - Bloomberg:Qatar Airways said it’s continuing to operate a third of its normal schedule while bulking up on cargo flights as the Mideast carrier seeks to ride out the coronavirus outbreak.The second-biggest Gulf airline is still operating about 150 flights a day, serving European cities such as Frankfurt and Munich and more far-flung destinations in the U.S., Australia and parts of Asia, Thierry Antinori, its head of strategy, said W...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Australia, Qatar, Bloomberg, Frankfurt, Munich, Middle East, Emirates, Airbus, Gulf, Qatar Airways, Mideast, Boeing Co, Doha Qatar


Video Chat With the Taliban Keeps Afghan Peace Deal on Life Support

Trying to iron out a disagreement over a prisoner exchange while also limiting contact because of the coronavirus, Afghan and Taliban officials talk by Skype.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Ashraf, Ghani, Afghan National Security Forces, United States International Relations, Hamdullah, Civilian Casualties, Prisons and Prisoners, Afghanistan War (2001-, Doha (Qatar, Kunduz (Afghanistan, Skype Technologies, Khalilzad, Zalmay


List of sports events affected by the new coronavirus

ARCHERYISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh from Feb. 22-28 postponed.World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 cancelled.ATHLETICSWorld indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021.World half marathon championships in Gdynia, Poland on March 29 postponed to Oct. 17.Hong Kong Marathon on Feb. 9 cancelled.Asian indoor championships in Hangzhou from Feb. 12-13 cancelled.Asian cross-country championships in Hong Kong on March 29 postponed.Tokyo Mara...


Trump Chatted With Taliban Leaders on Secret U.S. Kill-or-Capture List

President Donald Trump’s phone call with Taliban leaders last week was profound and unprecedented in the long timeline that makes up America’s longest war. For some in American national security and diplomatic circles, it was a climax in a frustrating, years-long peace process. For others, it was also a worrisome event—not because of what Trump said but because of who, exactly, he spoke with. Some of the Taliban leaders on the other end of the line were also on secret U.S. kill-or-capture lists....
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Iraq, Nbc News, America, Qatar, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, House, Wisconsin, Kabul, Cbs, Homeland Security, Al Qaeda


The Almost-Peace Deal

After more than a year of talks, the U.S. and the Taliban have signed an agreement to end the war in Afghanistan. But will it work?
Tags: News, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Kandahar (Afghanistan, Afghanistan War (2001-, Doha (Qatar, Khalilzad, Zalmay


Fragility of U.S.-Taliban Deal Underscored as Attacks Increase in Afghanistan

(WASHINGTON) — Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump said he had a “very good talk” with a top Taliban leader and insisted the group wants to cease violence, a U.S. military drone on Wednesday targeted the militant group — retaliation for an uptick in Taliban attacks against Afghan forces. The mixed signals underscored the fragility of the U.S.-Taliban deal signed last weekend that aims at ending America’s longest war. U.S. officials said Wednesday’s airstrike was intended as a me...
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Taliban Peace Deal Opens Door for U.S. to Focus on China, Defense Secretary Mark Esper Says

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration’s peace deal with the Taliban opens the door for an initial American troop withdrawal that Defense Secretary Mark Esper sees as a step toward the broader goal of preparing for potential future war with China. Esper has his eye on “great power competition,” which means staying a step ahead of China and Russia on battlefields of the future, including in space and in next-generation strategic weapons like hypersonic missiles and advanced nuclear weapons....
Tags: Asia, Europe, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Osama Bin Laden, White House, China, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, Defense, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama


Afghanistan Peace Deal Hits Snag Over Taliban Prisoner Release

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghanistan’s president said Sunday that he will not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing talks set for next week, publicly disagreeing with a timetable for a speedy prisoner release laid out just a day earlier in a U.S.-Taliban peace agreement. President Ashraf Ghani’s comments pointed to the first hitch in implementing the fragile deal, which is aimed at ending America’s longest war after more than 18 years and getting rival Afghan f...
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After 18 Years, Is This Afghan Peace, or Just a Way Out?

Afghanistan has gone from being the “good war” that the United States must win to the longstanding burden that, like the British, the Soviets and a series of others, it now seeks to unload.
Tags: News, Obama, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, National Security Council, State Department, Defense Department, Central Intelligence Agency, Bin Laden, Barack, Esper, Trump, Bush, Mike, North Atlantic Treaty Organization