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Hamas response to proposed truce deal ‘generally positive’: Qatar

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.

Good progress’ in Gaza truce, captives negotiations: Qatar

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 announces humanitarian deal between Hamas and Israel

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.

US quietly reaches deal with Qatar to keep operating largest military base in West Asia

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.

Qatar says in ‘very difficult’ talks over release of hostages held in Gaza

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.

US asks Qatar to ‘tone down’ Al Jazeera

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has asked the Qatari government to change its relationship with Hamas, starting with the way the Qatari-based news network Al Jazeera reports on the Israel-Gaza conflict, Axios has reported.

Qatar Emir calls for end of ‘injustice’

During his remarks at the United Nations General Assembly session, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani urged an end to injustice, particularly for the Palestinian people.

Qatar says relationship with China not damaging US

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.

Moscow envoy says Russia, Qatar seeking to use national currencies in bilateral trade

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, Qatar to bolster bilateral relations after Erdogan visit

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 UAE resume diplomatic relations after six years

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.

Qatari emir says Doha facing criticism over hosting World Cup

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.

Biden, Qatari emir to discuss Iran, energy

US President Joe Biden and Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, will discuss a range of issues including Iran and energy security in the aftermath of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, US officials say.

Saudi crown prince on first visit to Qatar since end of blockade

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.

Qatar frustrated with US over drone purchase request

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.

Qatar calls for (P)GCC engagement with Iran

Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has urged the (Persian) Gulf Corporation Council ,(P)GCC, to engage with Tehran. The top diplomat says Qatar considers Iran “part of our region”.

All Qatari female candidates failed in election

Qatari voters have chosen none of the 26 women in the first legislative elections in the Persian Gulf Arab state on Saturday.

Qatar’s Awarding of Windcatcher Scale Model Raises Eyebrows in Iran

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.

UAE Bars Top Qatari Football Official from Attending Asian Cup

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 Spending $750 Million to Turn Qatar into Island

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.

Qatar Blasts Efforts to Drag Regional States into War with Iran

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.

Qatar Bans Citizens from Buying, Selling Saudi-Made Goods

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.

Saudi-led Bloc Wants Qatar to Abandon World Cup Hosting to Lift Blockade

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, UAE Say Won’t Play ACL Matches in Iran or Qatar

Saudi and Emirati officials say their football teams in the AFC Champions League will neither play in Iran, nor in Qatar.

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