According to Russian news agency Tass on January 13, US Secretary of State Pompeo and Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdul
Rahman Alesani announced at a joint press conference on Sunday that the United States and Qatar had signed an agreement to expand
Udaid Air Base in Doha, Qatar. “Today, we have reached several agreements that deepen our relationship. Our first concern is our security and defense partnership,” Pompeo said.
After signing a bilateral agreement to expand the largest U.S. military base in the region, Pompeo said, “This base is very important to
us. It is the key to U.S. defense security. We thank Qatar for letting us deploy troops here. In addition, he pointed out that Qatar was a st
rong friend of the United States, emphasizing Qatar’s role in the fight against terrorism. It is reported that the agreement was signed under the framework of the s
econd round of US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue held in Doha, which focused on the bilateral partn
ership in combating terrorism, political coordination on various issues and opening up new markets for Qatar’s investment in the United States.
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo
In an interview with the Washington Post in late July 2018, Qatar’s Defense Minister, Khalid Bin Mohammed Attiya, said that Qatar pla
nned to rebuild the largest U.S. air base in the Middle East, Udaid Air Force Base. He pointed out that Qatar was prepared to allocate $1.8 billion for this purpose. Currently, 11,000 U
.S. and coalition soldiers are stationed at Qatar’s capital base, which is important for military operations against extremist groups in the Islamic State.
B-1 Bomber at Udaid Air Force Base
The Udaid Air Force Base began construction in 1996 and is located several kilometres southwest of Doha. Qatar has allocated
about $1 billion to build the base. At the beginning of the 21st century, it became the largest U.S. military base in the region and played an important role in military operation
s in Iraq and Afghanistan and later in Syria. In April 2018, American B-1B bombers took off from here and attacked the positions of Syrian government forces.
Currently, the base deploys about 11,000 U.S. and allied soldiers, hundreds of armored vehicles and about 100 aircraft of all kinds. This is the front command post of the Central Command of the U.S. Armed Forces and t
he Air Force Command, as well as the offices of the Royal Air Force Expeditionary Force 83 and the U.S. Air Force Expeditionar
y Force 379. In addition, Qatar’s Udaid base is an importa
nt transit point for the transfer and deployment of U.S. troops and military equipment in the Middle East and Horn of Africa countries.
A traffic accident occurred in Langfang Development Zone on the evening of November 11, killing two people and injuring 19 people in hospital, the official report of Langfang, Hebei Province, said Tuesday.
A police briefing issued by Langfang Public Security on the evening of November 11 sh
owed that the accident occurred at 18:40 on November 11. A traffic accident occurred at the north entrance of Xiaoc
hangting Village, Art Avenue, Langfang Development Zone. A minibus collided with a pickup truck, causing 21 injuri
es at the scene. One casualty died that night because of the serious injury and was ineffective in rescue. As of this morning, the death toll has risen to 2.
“Catch it, catch it!” On January 8, the newly married Mr. Li’s family received a telephone call from
the police station along the Yangtze River of the Linhai Public Security Bureau of Taizhou, and the thieves were caught.
Less than four hours after the incident, the stolen gifts and gold jewelry worth more than 100,000 yuan have been
recovered. Mr. Li, whose eyebrows were locked, finally breathed a sigh of relief, but Mr. Li felt chilled by the identity of the thief.
There is a custom in the town along the Yangtze River in Linhai City. The couples in the countryside usu
ally have a three-day running banquet at home when they get married. On the evening of January 10, it was the last day of Li’s wedding. After
inviting relatives and friends to have tea, Mr. Li and his wife finally had time to count the gifts they received at the wedding.
They went to the bedroom and opened the drawer for gifts. The drawer, which was supposed to be
full, was empty. Mr. Li was foolish, and the bride was crying. Not only did the gifts disappear, but gold bracelets and necklaces were also missing.
The police of the police station along the Yangtze River rushed to Mr. Li’s home soon after receiving the police. After a preliminary investiga
tion on the spot, the police speculated that the thieves were involved in the wedding banquet and took advantage of the busy wedding banquet to steal money.
Through investigation, the police quickly found a suspicious person. At about 15 p.m. on January 10, the new family was busy preparing dinne
r, and all the friends and neighbors who came to help were busy. There was only one person hanging around the front door, turning east and west, doing nothing.
The groom recognized at a glance that this man was his primary school classmate, Li Mou, and he played with him from childhood to a
dulthood, they had a good relationship, it was small. “It may be anybody, but it’s unlikely to be him.” Mr. Li believed in his judgment and said that after the accident, he came back to comfort him when he was young.
After further investigation and visits, the police found that this Li was lazy, spent a lot of money and owed a lot of debt.
The police summoned him to the police station along the river. After interrogation, Li confessed the fact that he had stolen the groom’s property.
Zheng’s mother-in-law, who lives at the west gate of Haishu District, Ningbo City, called and said that she had found a manual deposit slip 45
bank would approve it. Although she had made several trips, the deposit function had changed as early as 1984. In order to find the deposit bill of Grandma Zheng, the two banks have had a lot of trouble.
Forty-five years ago, 130 yuan of manual deposit slip was found unintentionally
“Forty-five years ago, this huge sum of money was unexpectedly found by me. I went to several banks to pay for it.” At noon on January 8, the reporter met with Grandma Zheng. She told reporters that two months ago, she wanted to donate the old cotton-padded clothes at the bottom of the pressing box to the needy families and tidied up the clothes at home for several days. Unexpectedly, when she looked in the pocket
of an old cotton trousers, she suddenly found a deposit slip of 130 yuan. The deposit receipt is herself. It was deposited on March
29, 1974. The deposit bank is the Drum Tower Office of Ningbo Branch of the People’s Bank of China. It has a fixed period of one year with a monthly interest rate of 2.7 millionths.
Speaking of the origin of this “huge sum”, Grandma Zheng recalled the past. Originally, this “huge sum” was deposited by Grandma Zheng just after she took part in the work. She was only in her twenties, and her monthly salary was 28 yuan. Apart from daily expenses, the money has been saved for a year. After depositing in the bank, she put the deposit slip in her cotton trousers pocket in the wooden case. Later, after decentralizing to the countryside, I found this deposit slip, but I can’t remember where to put it. Unexpectedly, 45 years later, it was discovered by accident.
“Recently, I went to the bank several times to cash, and found it very difficult to check the invoice.” Grandma Zheng worried that the old deposit receipts were written by hand, and the computer could not find the relevant information. At first, she went to the bank in front of her house to inquire. The young teller had never seen the old deposit slip, but an old bank employee said that the deposit slip was true, and the bill had to be checked in order to be paid. The previous morning, she went to Ningbo Central Branch of the People’s Bank of China to consult the relevant policies.
“In the 1970s, prices were very low and life was difficult. 130 yuan was a huge sum. I wonder if I could check the list and pay for it?” Zheng felt that compared with the 1970s, today’s prices do not know how many times higher, income is the same. How much can we pay? We have to wait for the result of the bank’s inquiry.
The two big banks struggled to find deposit receipts
The People’s Bank of China and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China have taken a lot of trouble to help Grandma Zheng find the deposit statement.
Reporters learned that although this deposit slip was deposited in the People’s Bank of China, as early as 1984, the bank’s RMB storage business was undertaken by ICBC. At about 10 a.m. the day before yesterday, the reporter managed to contact Mr. Shen of ICBC Ningbo Branch Office.
and for all the things we have experienced together for 14 years. Why break up? I’m no longer happy, our paths are different, our d
reams are different, I try to change a period of time and also change some things, but I don’t want to deceive myself.”
Later, Caroline expressed her best wishes to Kaka, and talked about his relationship with Kaka’s wife, who was going to be married two years ago: “How is it with Ka and his girlfriend? It’s better than I thought. Until now, we have no problems, and I belie
ve that from now on, there will be no problems. Everyone is happy, and that’s the most important thing. And everyone has his own space. This space is very important. It can’t a
nd shouldn’t be touched. And take this opportunity to offer my best wishes for their engagement. Kaka is a good man. He deserves happiness. I hope that Carolina can do the same.”
Her ex-husband succeeded in proposing marriage, but now Caroline has a new feeling. Her boyfriend is Eduardo Scarpa, a Brazilian businessman. They are very close and have a good relationship.