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Doha, Qatar (PANA) - Brazilian striker Ricarlison scored a brace as the South American favourites overpowered Serbia 2-0 in their first Group G match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup match played on Thursday. After a barren first half at the Lusail Stadium, in Al Daayen city, Richarlison reacted quickest in the 62nd [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA)  - The Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Najla Al-Mangouch, took part on Thursday in Barcelona in the work of the Seventh Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) organized by Spain. It was attended by the foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Interior Ministry held an enlarged meeting on national security Thursday at the ministry's premises in Tripoli, in the presence of the Prime Minister of the National Unity Government, Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba and the acting Interior Minister, Imad Trabelsi. The meeting, which was also attended by the [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Deputy Prime Minister of the National Unity Government and Acting Minister of Health, Ramadan Abu Jannah, on Thursday participated in the opening of the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance held in Oman. The two-day conference was organized by Oman's Ministries of Health and Agricultural [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Libya, Khaled Al-Dosari, Thursday reaffirmed his country's support to Libya to overcome the current crisis, an official source said. He also pledged to support Libya to preserve the country's unity, political path and the conduct of free and fair [...]

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\ Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The announcement of a preparatory meeting  between the Libyan Presidential Council and the African Union (AU), in advance of an inclusive conference for national reconciliation in Libya, has reopened the debate on the priority to be followed to achieve a settlement of the Libyan crisis. It is a [...]

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Doha, Qatar (PANA) - Portugal on Thursday beat Ghana 3-2 in their first Group H match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar to lead the group. Portugal dominated the first half of the match played at the Stadium 974 in Doha but could not find the net. The match [...]

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, on Thursday presented the 2023 budget to Parliament which is seen as a first step to reviving the ailing economy. He admitted that the challenges the economy faces are daunting, "but we must not lose sight of the greatest strength of being Ghanaian: resilience, entrepreneurial [...]

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced on Thursday a financial package of up to US$ 50 million to the National Bank of Kuwait Egypt SAE (NBK Egypt), to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Egypt. The package comprises a loan of US$ [...]

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Doha, Qatar (PANA) - Switzerland on Thursday beat Cameroon 1-0 in their first Group G match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup competition in Qatar played at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah. Breel Embolo's 48th minute goal settled the duel between the two sides. The second Group G match between Brazil and [...]

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The leaders of Angola, DR Congo and Burundi are to meet "soon" in Bujumbura to assess the implementation of the resolutions of their mini-summit on the security crisis in the DR Congo held on Wednesday in the Angolan capital, the final communiqué said. The presidents of Angola, Joao Manuel [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the Accra Initiative have reaffirmed their commitment to mobilise the necessary endogenous resources to operationalise, within one month, the Accra Initiative Multinational Joint National Force. This is according to the final communiqué of their summit [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) have expressed deep concern at the continuing loss of civilian lives, particularly children, from explosive remnants of war and urged Libyans to be aware of the grave risks. In a statement issued on [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The first Libyan-Turkish Conference on Investment in Africa concluded on Wednesday in Istanbul, Turkey, aimed at establishing clear mechanisms for a real and strategic partnership between Libyan investment institutions and Turkish companies in the first instance, and then extending this partnership to regional and international countries [...]

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Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, has said that the implementation of the rule of law and the protection of human rights are fundamental pillars for any country to have peace, security and stability to achieve sustainable development.  According to him, "the modern challenges we [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea has reached a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to receive up to $69 million in emergency financing through the IMF’s new Food Shock Window under the Rapid Credit Facility. According to a statement from the IMF, this emergency financing will help Guinea address [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - After risking their lives on dangerous journeys, more than 50,000 migrants are known to have died worldwide since 2014, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Wednesday.  The tragic milestone was confirmed in a new report from the International Organization for Migration’s Missing Migrants Report, which also maintains that [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Nearly 40 million children are at risk of getting measles due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a joint report published on Wednesday. Pandemic-related disruptions caused 25 million boys and girls [...]

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Doha, Qatar (PANA) - The following are Thursday's opening matches in Groups G an H in the 2022 FIFA World Cup being played in Qatar. Group G Switzerland v Cameroon (10:00 GMT) Brazil v Serbia (19:00 GMT) Group H Uruguay v South Korea (13:00 GMT) Portugal v Ghana (16:00 GMT) -0- PANA MA 24Nov2022 [...]

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Doha, Qatar (PANA) - Belgium edged past Canada 1-0 in their first Group F match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament played at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Ar-Rayyan on Wednesday. Michy Batshuayi scored the only goal of the match in the 44th minute. The result puts Belgium at the top [...]

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