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Qatar approves minimum wage law, scraps worker exit permits

Qatar's government said on Thursday it adopted a new minimum wage law and will scrap mandatory exit visas for all workers, part of a broad labor reform program ahead of its hosting of the 2022 World..
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Qatar urges citizens not to travel to Iraq amid ongoing unrest

Qatar's foreign ministry advised its citizens on Friday not to travel to Iraq and urged those already there to leave immediately in view of ongoing unrest.
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Soccer-Qatar reforms falling short of promises, says Amnesty

World Cup 2022 host Qatar has made improvements in labor rights for its two million foreign workers, but reforms have not lived up to promises made, Amnesty International told Reuters in an interview.
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Qatar's emir criticizes those backing Libyan warlords attacking Tripoli

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Tuesday took a swipe at countries backing Libyan warlords and militias fighting the internationally-backed government, which Qatar supports.
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson and Emir of Qatar discuss Aramco attacks in London meeting

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Emir of Qatar discussed the attacks on the Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia when they met in London on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of workers in Qatar unpaid as reforms stall, Amnesty says

Hundreds of migrant workers in Qatar have gone without pay and many were forced to return to their home countries without compensation, despite recent reforms intended to improve worker rights, a..
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France's Macron to meet Qatari emir in wake of Saudi oil attack

President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Qatar's ruling emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday, the French presidency said.
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Amnesty urges Saudi Arabia to reveal whereabouts of two missing Qataris

Amnesty International has called on Saudi Arabia to reveal the whereabouts of a Qatari father and son who allegedly disappeared during a visit to the kingdom last month, the rights group said in a..
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Why the CIA doesn't spy on the UAE

The United Arab Emirates finances the military leader trying to topple a United Nations-recognized government in Libya. It helps lead a coalition of nations imposing an economic blockade of Qatar,..
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Qatari envoy says Israel, Hamas committed to truce despite violence

Israel and the Islamist group Hamas have no desire to go to war despite an uptick in violence, the Qatari envoy who helped mediate a truce between the sides along the volatile Gaza border, said on..
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Ninth round of U.S., Taliban peace talks start in Qatar

The United States and the Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar on Thursday to firm up a deal enabling the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in return for the Taliban security guarantees,..
Reuters - Published

U.S. resumes Afghan peace talks with Taliban, government: State Department

A U.S. special envoy will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume peace talks, as the United States seeks an end to the conflict that will enable it to withdraw American troops from the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy to visit Qatar, Afghanistan for peace talks

The U.S. special envoy will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume peace talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government, the State Department said, as the United States seeks a..
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Qatar's Tamim called Trump to discuss relations, Afghan peace talks: state news agency

Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamid Al-Thani called U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday and discussed "strategic cooperation relations between the two countries and the latest regional and international..
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Peace deal in Afghanistan closer than ever before, says NATO chief

NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that there was a real chance for peace in Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban peace talks continue in Qatar.
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Fresh round of U.S., Taliban talks in Doha, hope for peace deal rise

A fresh round of U.S.-Taliban peace talks began in Qatar's capital Doha on Saturday, officials said, describing it to be the "most crucial" phase of negotiations to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan.
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Mogadishu's mayor dies in Qatar while getting treatment for wounds

The mayor of Somalia's capital Mogadishu has died of wounds sustained in a suicide bomb attack on his office, government officials said on Thursday. He died in Qatar where he had gone for treatment..
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Jazeera cites Iran official warning of confrontation if Hormuz status changed

Qatar-based Al Jazeera TV on Wednesday quoted the military adviser to Iran's supreme leader as saying that any change in the status of the Strait of Hormuz, which Tehran says it protects, would open..
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Bolsonaro to visit China and the Middle East in October

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro plans a round of official foreign visits in late October, including to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and China, the government said on Tuesday.
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Top Turkish officials visit Jordan in move to deepen ties: officials

Top Turkish and Jordanian officials sought to deepen relations in talks on Tuesday, days after the kingdom restored full ties with Ankara's ally Qatar, in what officials say is a realignment by Jordan..
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Saudi Arabia releases Qatari national detained for a year: rights group

A Qatari national arrested in Yemen on suspicions of working with the Iran-aligned Houthis has been released after more than a year in detention in Saudi Arabia, Qatar's National Human Rights Committee..
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Qatar 'cautiously following' recent developments in Strait of Hormuz

Qatar said on Sunday it was "cautiously following" recent developments in the Strait of Hormuz and incidents affecting regional and international shipping lines.
Reuters - Published

Qatar says French missile found among arms seized in Italy was sold 25 years ago

A French missile once owned by Qatar's military and found among a huge arsenal of weapons seized in Italy was sold by Qatar 25 years ago to a third country, Qatar's foreign ministry told Reuters on..
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Jordan names new envoy to Qatar, two years after downgrading ties

Jordan appointed a new ambassador to Qatar on Tuesday, a step toward restoring normal relations two years after Amman withdrew its ambassador in solidarity with Gulf Arab allies who severed ties with..
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UK's Hunt says monitoring tanker situation: Al Jazeera tweet

The British foreign secretary has told Al Jazeera TV that London is monitoring the situation following an Iranian attempt to intercept a British tanker, the Qatar-based channel said in a tweet on..
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Two Qatari military training planes collide, pilots eject safely: defense ministry

Two Qatari military training planes collided in mid-air, but the pilots managed to eject safely, the defense ministry said on Wednesday.
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U.S., Taliban talks end after rival Afghans agree on 'roadmap for peace'

The U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan wound up on Tuesday the seventh round of talks he has held with the Taliban in Qatar, after signs of progress in efforts to end the longest war the..
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Qatari official announces success of intra-Afghan peace talks: foreign ministry

A Qatari official has announced the "success" of Afghan peace talks held this week in Doha, the Qatari foreign ministry said in a statement dated Monday and published on Tuesday.
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Afghans, Taliban talk in Qatar about peace as war rages at home

Wary representatives of Afghan society met Taliban officials in Qatar on Monday for a second day of talks, with bloody insurgent attacks back home casting a pall over efforts to end Afghanistan's years..
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Taliban car bomb kills at least 14 as group holds peace talks in Qatar

A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel, six civilians and wounded more than 180, officials said, as rival Afghan..
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Taliban launch major attack in central Afghanistan amid intra-Afghan summit in Qatar

A Taliban attack on a government security compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least eight security personnel and six civilians and wounded more than 140, officials said, as rival Afghan..
Reuters - Published

U.S., Taliban take a break from peace talks for Afghan rivals to meet

U.S. and Taliban officials decided on Saturday to put their ongoing peace talks on hold for two days to allow for a meeting between rival Afghan groups to be held in Qatar, a Taliban official said.
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Qatar's emir to meet with Trump on July 9: QNA

Qatar's ruling emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on July 9 to exchange views on the latest regional and international developments, Qatar's..
Reuters - Published

Intra-Afghan peace meeting in Qatar aimed at building trust

Taliban officials are due to meet a group of Afghan delegates in Doha this weekend as diplomatic efforts build to withdraw foreign forces from Afghanistan and end years of violence that continued this..
Reuters - Published

Taliban kill 26 government militiamen as talks enter crucial stage

Taliban militants killed at least 26 members of a pro-government militia in north Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, as the militants and U.S. negotiators prepared for a new round of peace talks..
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French court sees no 'clear and illegal disruption' in Gulf sports piracy case

A French court has ruled that pirated sports content belonging to the Qatar-based broadcaster beIN was accessible via a Saudi-based satellite operator, but said it had not found evidence of "clear and..
Reuters - Published

Qatar sends technical experts to Israel, eyeing new Gaza power line

A Qatari technical delegation held talks in Israel and the Gaza Strip this week about helping pay for a proposed new power line between them, officials on both sides said on Tuesday, marking a..
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Qatar's emir offers condolences to former Egyptian president Mursi's family

Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, offered condolences in a tweet on Monday to the family of former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi "and the brotherly Egyptian people".
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World Court rejects UAE demand for immediate measures against Qatar

The United Nations' highest court for inter-state disputes on Friday rejected a United Arab Emirates request for immediate measures against Qatar in a dispute over alleged discrimination between the..
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Qatar calls for international probe into tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

Qatar called for an international investigation into attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday and a de-escalation of tensions in the region.
Reuters - Published

Qatar says U.S. needs Palestinians on board for Middle East peace plan

Qatar said on Sunday that there was a disconnect between the Palestinians and the United States over a U.S. blueprint aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, warning that a..
Reuters - Published

Qatar urges de-escalation in U.S.-Iran row

Qatar and other countries have been talking to both Iran and the United States about de-escalation, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Sunday, urging both sides to..
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Qatar will support any Middle East peace plan approved by Palestinians: foreign minister

Qatar will accept any Middle East peace plan that is acceptable to the Palestinians, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Sunday, warning that any U.S.-led solution cannot..
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Qatar's emir to visit White House on July 9: White House statement

U.S. President Donald Trump will host Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani at the White House next month, the White House said in a statement on Friday.
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