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After meeting Taliban in Qatar, US envoy hopes for peace deal in 2019

After meeting Taliban in Qatar, US envoy hopes for peace deal in 2019

KABUL: The US special envoy to Afghanistan hopes to cement a peace deal with Taliban insurgents by April 2019, local media reported on Sunday.Zalmay Khalilzad, in Kabul to lead talks between the United States, the Taliban and the Afghan government, told reporters he hopes “a peace deal is reached before April 20 next year”, when Afghanistan […]

Qatar may benefit from Khashoggi fallout: analysts

Qatar may benefit from Khashoggi fallout: analysts

DOHA: Global diplomatic fallout from the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate may help Qatar in its political stand-off with the kingdom, experts said.The backlash may force Riyadh to ease sweeping sanctions imposed on Doha since the dispute erupted between the former Gulf allies in June 2017.The killing of Khashoggi – who […]

Qatar bans goods from UAE, Saudi Arabia

Qatar bans goods from UAE, Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: Qatar said it was banning products originating from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, almost a year after those states imposed an embargo on Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism. “Products originating from the blockading states, which as a result of the blockade cannot pass the Gulf Cooperation Council Customs Territory, […]

Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK

Qatar signs $8-bn deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from UK

Qatar’s Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, PHOTO: REUTERS     DOHA: Qatar signed a multi-billion-dollar deal Sunday to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from Britain, its second major defence agreement this week, which comes during the worst political crisis in the region for years. The $8-billion (6.8-billion-euro) deal was signed in Doha by Qatar’s Defence Minister […]

Emir of Qatar acknowledges Pakistan’s role in strengthening its armed forces

Emir of Qatar acknowledges Pakistan’s role in strengthening its armed forces

Emir of Qatar acknowledges Pakistan’s role in strengthening its armed forces By News Desk Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa meets Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Qatar on Wednesday. PHOTO: ISPR Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has acknowledged Pakistan’s role in developing and strengthening of their armed […]

Qatar World Cup: FIFA investigator set to reveal findings

Qatar World Cup: FIFA investigator set to reveal findings

As football’s reputation continues to be dragged through the mud following accusations of bribery during the FIFA World Cup bidding process, the man charged with repairing the sport’s image revealed he is close to concluding his investigation. New York lawyer Michael Garcia, who is set to meet Qatari officials in Oman following allegations of wrongdoing, […]