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US Department of Labor News: US and Qatar Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Labor Cooperation

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and Mr. Yousuf Mohamed Al Othman Fakhroo, Minister of Administrative Development, Labor, and Social Affairs of Qatar, signed a memorandum of understanding today recognizing the value of cooperation and knowledge-sharing for strengthening protection for workers. The memorandum of understanding provides for technical cooperation between the … Continue reading US Department of Labor News: US and Qatar Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Labor Cooperation

DOHA, Qatar | Senior Taliban leaders in Qatar for talks with US envoy

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Senior Taliban leaders, including one of the group’s founders, were to hold another round of talks Monday in Qatar with Washington‘s special peace envoy as U.S. efforts intensify to find a negotiated solution to Afghanistan’s 17-year war, America’s longest. The Taliban, some of whom arrived in Doha, Qatar’s capital, from Pakistan … Continue reading DOHA, Qatar | Senior Taliban leaders in Qatar for talks with US envoy

United States | The Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

United States – Tackling the Region’s Most Challenging Problems There is no shortage of challenges in the Middle East. From weapons proliferation and humanitarian crises, to terrorism and energy security, these issues and others pose serious threats to stability in the region and to security around the world. The ministerial will reinvigorate efforts to address … Continue reading United States | The Ministerial To Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement of the Second United States-Qatar Strategic Dialogue: Forward Together

WASHINGTON – Jan. 13, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) today released the following statement: The governments of the State of Qatar and the United States held the second Strategic Dialogue in Doha, Qatar on January 13, 2019.  U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo co-chaired the opening session with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement of the Second United States-Qatar Strategic Dialogue: Forward Together

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid Al-Attiyah

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid Al-Attiyah. The Secretary and the Deputy Prime Minister reaffirmed their commitment to the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Qatar, as well as their … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Khalid Al-Attiyah

United States | Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad Travel to Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar

United States – Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will travel to Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar with an interagency delegation from November 8–20. He will meet with Afghan government officials and other interested parties to advance the goal of an intra-Afghan dialogue and negotiations that include the Taliban and … Continue reading United States | Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad Travel to Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar

DOHA, Qatar | Heavy mettle: Young US team eyes gold at world championships

DOHA, Qatar— Tom Forster remembers the old days, when the American women’s gymnastics program would head to international events and come home with little more than a good story to tell while watching Russia and Romania make trip after trip to the medal stand. No gold. No glory. Nothing. That’s hardly the case anymore. The … Continue reading DOHA, Qatar | Heavy mettle: Young US team eyes gold at world championships

DOHA, Qatar | China edges Russia for team gold at gymnastics worlds

DOHA, Qatar— Nikita Nagornyy stuck his high bar dismount, flexed just a bit and let out a sigh. Exhausted but exhilarated, the Russian gymnast thought his country’s long wait to return to the top of the sport was finally over. Then Nagornyy’s score flashed and a whoop went out at the Aspire Dome. Only it … Continue reading DOHA, Qatar | China edges Russia for team gold at gymnastics worlds

United States | GCC+2 Ministerial

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo hosted the foreign ministers of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates at the GCC+2 Ministerial today on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. The Secretary thanked the foreign ministers … Continue reading United States | GCC+2 Ministerial

United States | On U.S. Assistance to UNRWA

United States – The Administration has carefully reviewed the issue and determined that the United States will not make additional contributions to UNRWA. When we made a U.S. contribution of $60 million in January, we made it clear that the United States was no longer willing to shoulder the very disproportionate share of the burden … Continue reading United States | On U.S. Assistance to UNRWA

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.  They affirmed their mutual interest in promoting security and stability in the region and their continued commitment to the strong bilateral relationship … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

Moutaz Al Khayyat Opinion about Qatar’s Energy Industry Development

DOHA, QATAR/ July 04, 2018 (STL.News) — Qatar is globally recognized for its massive gas reserves and widespread oil reservoirs with these 2 main factors fueling the country’s economy, along with its electricity and water. The revolution of solar power is being perceived as a prospective durable energy source for Qatar’s desalination developments and power … Continue reading Moutaz Al Khayyat Opinion about Qatar’s Energy Industry Development

DOHA, Qatar | Semenya wins 1500 in Diamond League opener in Doha

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Caster Semenya’s quest for a title double in the Diamond League started well when she won the 1,500 meters in a South African record time on Friday. The loudest cheers at Qatar Sports Club, however, were reserved for local high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim, the world champion and 2017 IAAF athlete … Continue reading DOHA, Qatar | Semenya wins 1500 in Diamond League opener in Doha

US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The U.S. aviation security agency has issued an emergency order requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries. It says the steps are aimed at preventing terrorist attacks. The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that the order was prompted by “persistent threats … Continue reading US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast

Germany indicts Syrian on charges of promoting Islamic State

BERLIN/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—A 37-year-old Syrian man has been formally charged in Germany on allegations of promoting the Islamic State group, obtaining bomb-making instructions and other crimes, prosecutors said Tuesday. The man, who wasn’t identified, is alleged to have posted videos on social media between July and December 2016 in which he urged support for IS … Continue reading Germany indicts Syrian on charges of promoting Islamic State

Report: UAE behind hacking of Qatari media

WASHINGTON/July 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext for the current crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries, according to a Sunday report by The Washington Post. The Emirati Embassy in Washington released … Continue reading Report: UAE behind hacking of Qatari media

France wades into Qatar row, urges end to punitive measures

DOHA, Qatar/July 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — France‘s foreign minister on Saturday called on Qatar’s neighbors to immediately lift measures impacting thousands of people in the Gulf, becoming the latest foreign diplomat to visit the region and attempt to help find a resolution to a crisis that has dragged on for more than a month. In … Continue reading France wades into Qatar row, urges end to punitive measures

Qatar stock exchange drops as Arab ultimatum deadline nears

DOHA, Qatar/July 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Qatar’s stock exchange dropped Sunday as the tiny Gulf nation braced for a deadline to accept demands from four Arab countries in part over what they allege is its support for extremist groups. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut off ties with 2022 FIFA World … Continue reading Qatar stock exchange drops as Arab ultimatum deadline nears

AP News Guide: What to know about the Qatar crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates/July 2, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Qatar likely faces a deadline this weekend to comply with a list of demands issued by Arab nations that have cut diplomatic ties to the energy-rich country, though its leaders already have dismissed the ultimatum. Here’s a look at the ongoing crisis, the worst to grip the … Continue reading AP News Guide: What to know about the Qatar crisis

Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror ‘at a very high level’

WASHINGTON/June 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump accused Qatar on Friday of funding terrorism “at a very high level,” and said solving the problem in the tiny Persian Gulf nation could be “the beginning of the end of terrorism.” “No more funding,” Trump said. Trump’s condemnation of Qatar deviated sharply from the message delivered … Continue reading Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror ‘at a very high level’

Siding against ally Qatar, Trump injects US into Arab crisis

WASHINGTON/June 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump injected the United States into a volatile crisis among America’s Mideast allies, siding Tuesday with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar in a dispute that threatens to disrupt efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and counter Iran. In a series of early-morning tweets, Trump appeared … Continue reading Siding against ally Qatar, Trump injects US into Arab crisis

Palestinian writer afraid to go home amid uproar over novel

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP)(STL.News) — A young Palestinian author is stranded in Qatar after Palestinian authorities in the West Bank confiscated all copies of his latest novel and issued an arrest warrant for him — accusing him of including “sexual terms” in a provocative work that takes aim at taboo issues such as fanaticism, religious … Continue reading Palestinian writer afraid to go home amid uproar over novel