LONDON: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Qatarâs emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, discussed the latest developments in the Gaza Strip and the other occupied Palestinian territories during a meeting in Doha on Monday.
DOHA â A Qatari court has released eight former Indian naval officers previously on death row for unspecified charges.Seven of the men have already returned to India, Delhi’s foreign ministry said
DOHA/RAMALLAH, West Bank: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Doha on Sunday for talks on securing a ceasefire in the Gaza war with the Qatari emir, whose country has been at the heart of mediation efforts and hosts political leaders of militant group Hamas.
Palestinian news agency WAFA said Abbas would meet emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday, but did not say if he would also meet leaders of Hamas, a group that has long been at odds with Abbas and his West Bank-based Fatah group.
LONDON: A months-long âdisinformation campaignâ was behind Texas A&M Universityâs decision on Thursday to close its Doha campus, Qatar Foundation has said.
The universityâs System Board of Regents voted 7-1 in favor of ending the contract with the foundation, effectively winding down its Doha campus over the next four years.
In a statement after the vote, the university body said the board had reevaluated its decades-long presence in Qatar âdue to heightened instability in the Middle East.â
LONDON: Leaders from Qatar, Turkiye and India have been named as guests of honor for next weekâs World Government Summit in Dubai, organizers announced on Tuesday.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Turkish President Recep Erdogan and Qatarâs Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani will head their countriesâ delegations at the event.
They will be among 25 other world leaders and heads of state attending the summit, which will be held at Madinat Jumeirah.
JERUSALEM: Qatar said on Wednesday it was âappalledâ by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuâs alleged remarks on its mediation role in the Gaza war after he called the Gulf state âproblematicâ in a leaked recording.
âWe are appalled by the alleged remarks attributed to the Israeli Prime Minister in various media reports about Qatarâs mediation role,â said Qatarâs foreign ministry spokesperson, Majed Al Ansari.
JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up public pressure on Qatar to bring about the release of Gaza hostages on Saturday, saying the Gulf emirate should apply the leverage it has as a host and funder of the Hamas militants holding them.
The unusually blunt remarks came on the eve of what Reuters sources have described as a meeting among the Qatari prime minister and intelligence chiefs from Israel, the United States and Egypt to discuss a potential new deal to free hostages.
RAFAH: Israel said “significant gaps” remain after ceasefire talks Sunday with the United States, Qatar and Egypt but called them constructive and said they would continue in the week ahead, a
RIYADH: Qatar reported a positive foreign merchandise trade balance for December 2023, with a surplus of nearly 18.7 billion Qatari riyals ($5.13 billion). Recent data from the Planning and
PARIS: The head of the US Central Intelligence Agency as well as top Egyptian, Qatari and Israeli officials were in Paris on Sunday working toward a ceasefire in Gaza, officials close to the