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UK foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Liz Truss will travel to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week, seeking to further the case for a trade deal with Gulf countries and…

Qatar forms climate change ministry, appoints finance minister

DUBAI (Reuters) -Qatar's emir created an environment and climate change ministry on Tuesday and appointed Ali Bin Ahmad Al-Kuwari as finance minister, a role he had held in an acting…

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken discusses Afghanistan with Qatar

(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani about Afghanistan on Sunday, the U.S. State…

No clear path for unfreezing Afghan funds, Qatar foreign minister says

DOHA (Reuters) - There is no clear path for unfreezing Afghan government funds, Qatar's foreign minister told a conference on Wednesday, highlighting the economic challenges Afghanistan faces under its new…

U.S., Taliban had ‘productive’ talks on humanitarian aid – State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States and the Taliban had "productive discussions" on the issue of humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan during meetings in Qatar over the weekend, State Department spokesperson Ned…

Qatari official says recognising Taliban government not a priority

By Andrew Mills DOHA (Reuters) -Qatar believes that recognising the Taliban government in Afghanistan is not a priority now, and that the focus should be on engaging with the new…

Qatar foreign minister visits UAE as relations thaw

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar's foreign minister visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he met with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Wednesday, state news agency WAM reported, as the two…

Qatar flight with more than 230 evacuees leaves Kabul, official says

DUBAI (Reuters) - A fifth chartered flight carrying civilians from Afghanistan to Qatar since U.S. forces withdrew in August left Kabul on Sunday with 235 passengers, most of them Afghan…

Qatar flight with Afghans, Americans, Europeans leaves Kabul, official says

DUBAI (Reuters) - A fourth chartered flight carrying civilians from Afghanistan to Qatar since U.S. forces withdrew last month left Kabul on Sunday with more than 230 passengers, including Afghans,…

Plane carrying Afghans, U.S. and European citizens from Kabul arrives in Doha

DUBAI (Reuters) -The third chartered flight bringing civilians from Afghanistan to Qatar since U.S. forces withdrew last month landed on Friday with around 170 passengers on board, including U.S. and…

Qatar’s foreign minister visits premier of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

CAIRO (Reuters) -Qatar's foreign minister held talks with the prime minister of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan on Sunday, in the highest-level foreign visit to Kabul since the militant group seized the capital…

U.N. to distribute Qatari aid to Gaza on Monday, envoy says

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The United Nations will begin on Monday to distribute cash aid to thousands of poor families in Hamas-run Gaza under a programme funded by…