The Qatari Minister of Labour Dr Ali bin Saeed bin Smaikh Al-Marri has said that Qatar adopted many legislative and administrative reforms that stem from and are in line with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as part of their agreement of partnership in 2017.
Israeli leaders appear to have recently softened their position as regards a nuclear deal with Iran, saying they would not oppose "a good deal". Israel’s foreign minister, Yair Lapid, said that Israel would have no problem with a strong nuclear deal with Iran on condition that the deal permanently limits Iran’s ability to assemble a nuclear weapon.
The Sudanese prime minister, Abdulla Hamdok has told a group of national political and civil society figures that he intends to resign today (22 December). The group had called on Hamdok to stay in office but sources claim he insists on leaving.
Negotiations in Vienna to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA), are “rapidly reaching the end of the road”, warned European negotiators. The negotiators retuned home for the second time after the talks resumed following a long summer break. Negotiators are still committed to constructive efforts and to move at a faster pace. However, media accounts at Palais Coburg on Friday (17 December) said the mood was somber.
The GCC Supreme Council concluded its 42nd summit with a call for unity, solidarity, and stability. With the presence of Qatar after a few years absence, The GCC sent a strong message that it is coming together to address issues and improve on many areas.