MAGHAMIR DES FORGES (Mahabb) landed a first victory in the Prix Danbik – Wathba Stallions Cup at Pompadour, France, on Sunday, 9 August, evening. This was a first success in France for the colours of Nasser Bin Saeed Al-Eida. It was also a first run on the fibre-sand for the David Morisson-trained gelding. MAGHAMIR DES FORGES had a good start, close to the pacesetter IJABA V (Jalnar Al Khalidiah). Ridden by Damien Morin, the future winner was third…"MAGHAMIR DES FORGES provides first French victory for Nasser Saeed M Al-Eida"
MOUNTASIR (Tabarak x Basilic d’Elios) landed a second victory in the Premio Wathba Stallion Cup at San Sebastien, Spain on Sunday, 9 August, evening. Bred and owned by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani, he was the hot favorite of this race. It was his first attempt over the distance of 1,500m. Trained by Thomas Fourcy, MOUNTASIR won a nice race earlier this year in France and has proved to be a very consistent competitor…"Consistent MOUNTASIR wins in Spain for H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani"
The participants in the hypothetical international conference to assist Lebanon, which was held today (Sunday) in Paris at the invitation of the French President and in conjunction with the United Nations and with the participation of 36 officials including heads, kings, heads of government, foreign ministers and directors of international financial institutions, decided to work firmly and in solidarity to help Beirut and the Lebanese people overcome the consequences of the August 4 tragedy. They…"FINAL STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO AID LEBANON: TO WORK FIRMLY AND IN SOLIDARITY TO HELP BEIRUT AND THE LEBANESE"
The Taliban said Monday they were ready to hold peace talks with the Afghan government after a contentious prisoner exchange, which authorities said would begin in the next two days. “Our stance is clear, if the prisoner release is completed, then we are ready for the intra-Afghan talks within a week,” Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told AFP, adding that the first round of talks will be held in Doha, Qatar. Thousands of prominent Afghans on…"TALIBAN PLEDGE AFGHAN PEACE TALKS AFTER PRISONER RELEASE COMPLETED"
Beirut, Lebanon’s government resigned Monday amid widespread public fury at the country’s ruling elite over last week’s devastating explosion in Beirut. The move risks opening the way to dragged-out negotiations over a new Cabinet amid urgent calls for reform, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Prime Minister Hassan Diab headed to the presidential palace to submit the Cabinet’s group resignation, said Health Minister Hamad Hassan. It follows a weekend of anti-government protests in the wake…"Lebanon’s Cabinet resigns over Beirut blast amid public fury"
Riyadh, The Saudi Ministry of Health confirmed 1,257 new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country in the past 24 hours. In a statement posted on its website, the ministry said that 32 infected patients had passed away, bringing the death toll to 3,199 fatalities. It said that 1,439 patients had recovered, raising the tally of recoveries to 253,478. Source: Bahrain News Agency"Saudi Arabia: 1,257 cases; 32 deaths"