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Qatar temporarily suspended the operations of its embassy in Yemen on Thursday and withdrew its diplomatic staff from the country due to a flare-up of violence. Qatar has decided to close its embassy in Sanaa for the time being over the embattled Yemeni president’s rejection of a Gulf transition plan

Uzbekistan President to visit Qatar

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov will pay an official visit to the State of Qatar on 23-24 November, The visit is at the invitation of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. During the visit, issues of expansion of Uzbekistan-Qatar cooperation, as well as important problems of regional and international character representing […]

The Qatari emir has said the U.S. will not be allowed to use its military base in the tiny Gulf state in a military conflict with Iran, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. “According to the agreement between us and the US, they have to ask us, and with Iran, we will not accept this,” […]

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says expansion of cooperation between Iran and Qatar will improve regional security and reduce extra regional threats. Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a meeting with Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani in Doha on Sunday. Vigilance of the two countries’ officials could help establish lasting security in the region, Ahmadinejad stated. […]

Qatar has put itself solidly behind fellow Arab states that have decided to take Israel to the International Court of Justice for killing nine activists in a raid on Gaza-bound aid ships on Monday, and said it would meet all the expenses to be incurred on the legal proceedings. Qatar has also said it would […]

Israeli commandos have attacked to Aid Flotilla, killing more than 10 peace activists headed to Gaza from 50 countries. Agencies said more than 10 people died 80 wounded. Turkey recalled its ambassador to Israel and warned of unprecedented and incalculable reprisals. Six Turkish activists were reported to be among those killed in the flotilla. Ankara […]

Industry and Commerce Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer left for Qatar on Sunday, becoming the first Israeli minister to visit Doha since the December 2008-January 2009 Gaza war. He is to head an Israeli delegation for a World Economic Forum Global Redesign Summit in the Qatari capital.

Turkish Minister of Industry and Trade Nihat Ergün is going to Qatar Monday to attend the Arab International Industrial Forum and Fair to be held at the Doha Exhibition Center from May 25 to 28. According to the announcement made from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ergün will visit Qatar to attend the forum […]

Israel has rejected two proposals from Qatar to restore diplomatic relations and let Israel reopen its office in the capital of Doha. A senior source in Jerusalem said that in return for renewed diplomatic relations, the Qataris demanded that they be allowed to carry out a series of reconstruction projects in the Gaza Strip and […]

After maintaining almost a week’s silence after announcing his change of nationality, artist M.F. Husain appeared on NDTV 24×7 on Wednesday to speak about the change. A day later, he spoke to Mint from his new homeland, Qatar. Edited excerpts from a phone interview: When you spoke to Mint in October, you said you were […]