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Afghan officials, Taliban to meet in Qatar on Friday to jump-start talks

The Taliban on Wednesday said it seized the Spin Boldak border crossing, which Afghanistan shares with Pakistan. A senior Afghan government delegation is scheduled to meet with the Taliban in Qatar on Friday, in an...

Top US Special Rep. for Afghanistan meets with Qatar’s FM

Kabul has been witnessing a series of escalations over the past week as fighting intensifies between Afghan forces and the Taliban. Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met...

Qatar one step closer to expanding airspace after ICAO backing

Qatar's aviation industry faced sudden restrictions in 2017 when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed an illegal air, land and sea blockade that was later lifted on 5 January 2021. Qatar...

Qatar’s envoy to Gaza returns as delivery of monetary aid edges closer: reports

Reports from last week said Doha has allegedly refused to resume the transfer of funds to Gaza using the new Israeli mechanism without protection from the United States. Qatar's envoy to Gaza has returned to...

Work to restore nuclear deal ‘90% complete’: Russian envoy

The US said last week that it is expecting a seventh round of indirect talks with Iran to take place "at the appropriate moment". Work to restore the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is more than...

Qatar to form committees to manage historic Shura elections

Qatar’s Shura Council will hold its first-ever elections in October this year, which is seen as a key step towards democracy in the country. Qatari authorities are set to form a Supervisory Committee and multiple...
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