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Mediator Qatar says Hamas has given a “generally positive” response to a proposed truce agreement with Israel, as the Palestinian group reiterated its demand for an end to the Israeli assault on Gaza.
Qatar’s Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has said “good progress” was made during a meeting between intelligence officials from Egypt, Israel and the United States over the weekend to discuss a possible deal to secure a truce in the Israel war on Gaza and the release of hostages held by Palestinian groups.
Qatar has announced that it has successfully mediated an agreement between Israel and Hamas that will enable humanitarian aid to be delivered to civilians in Gaza in exchange for the delivery of medicines to Israeli hostages held by the Palestinian group.
The United States has quietly reached an agreement that extends its military presence at a base in Qatar for another 10 years, three US defense officials and another official familiar with the agreement told CNN.
Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi has confirmed that Doha has been engaged in a "very, very difficult negotiation" to free hostages held in the Gaza Strip since October 7.
Qatar is balancing its relationships with both the US and China, and that one link does not damage the other, Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has stated.
Russia has proposed to Qatar a switch to the use of national currencies in trade settlements, Russian Ambassador to Doha Dmitry Dogadkin said, adding that the sides are already working on the idea.
Turkey and Qatar have agreed to further boost bilateral ties in various fields, according to a joint statement issued after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the Persian Gulf country on Tuesday.
Qatar and the United Arab Emirates announced on Monday they had resumed diplomatic ties after six years and were reopening respective embassies with immediate effect.
Officials say Qatar and UAE to restore diplomatic ties, reopen embassies following Iran-Saudi detente
Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in the process of resuming diplomatic relations and reopening missions, two officials said. This follows weeks after the restoration of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Qatar has faced unprecedented criticism since winning the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, the Persian Gulf state's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, has revealed.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) has arrived in Doha on the third stop of his tour of the Persian Gulf states, the first visit since a years-long blockade of Qatar was withdrawn in January.
Doha has voiced its frustration with Washington over the lack of response to a request for the purchase of advanced drones from the United States.
Last week, Iranian netizens were shocked to see Qatari officials awarding a scale model of windcatchers to Paris Saint-Germain staff who had won a traditional camel race in the peninsular nation.
The United Arab Emirate has, in a politically-motivated move, prevented Qatari Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Saud al-Muhannadi from taking part in the AFC Asian Cup tournament, which is to start on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia is sacrificing a portion of its territory and spending nearly $750 million to dig a 60-kilometre canal that will turn Qatar into an island.
A senior Qatari official has lashed out at third parties who seek to drag the region into a war against Iran, saying his country will not be part of any conflict with the Islamic Republic.
The Qatari government has banned its citizens from buying or selling goods made in a Saudi-led group of countries that maintain a blockade on the country, in a move that further shatters hopes for the settlement of the political crisis.
The Arab countries that imposed a blockade on Qatar have asked Doha to give up its right to host the football world cup in 2022 in exchange for lifting of the siege, a Qatari official claimed.
Saudi and Emirati officials say their football teams in the AFC Champions League will neither play in Iran, nor in Qatar.