Category: national

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Qatar marks Nationwide Day amid Gulf disaster

Qatar is celebrating National Day amid the ongoing Gulf diplomatic crisis, which appears to have created a greater sense unity among the nation’s 2.5 million residents. The annual holiday is observed on December 18 to mark the date in 1878 when Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani succeeded his father as the emir and led…

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Jail in Hong Kong for booing China’s national anthem

Hong Kong, China – Mocking China’s national anthem in this semi-autonomous territory will soon be punishable by three years imprisonment following new legislation drafted by Beijing. While the law must still be finalised, football fans have made a stand at recent games where the anthem – March of the Volunteers – has played. A number…