Latest Qatar News

US' Pompeo boosts Israel prime minister ahead of election

Mar. 20, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday lauded the White House's warm ties with Israel during a visit to the country and promised to step up pressure on Iran, giving a public boost to Israel's prime minister at the height of a tight re-election campaign. The White House meanwhile...

The Latest: Pompeo visit gives boost to Israel PM

Mar. 20, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the Middle East (all times local): 6:30 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has given Israel's leader a welcome boost at the height of a tight re-election campaign. Pompeo appeared alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in...

Iran's president inaugurates new gas projects

Mar. 17, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated a new phase in the development of a massive natural gas field. State TV on Sunday quoted the CEO of the South Pars gas field company, Mohammad Meshkinfam, as saying the development will allow Iran to overtake Qatar in the production of...

The Latest: Indonesian president condemns mosque attacks

Mar. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on global reaction to the deadly shootings in two mosques in New Zealand (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Indonesia's president Joko has condemned the violence that took place in two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city in which at least 49 people died. "Indonesia...

FIFA push to spread 2022 Qatar World Cup faces resistance

Mar. 15, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Concerned by political and logistical impediments, FIFA will face resistance in Qatar to attempts to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams and spread games across the Persian Gulf, people with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press. FIFA President Gianni Infantino was given the...

The Latest: Europe refusing to play in bigger Club World Cup

Mar. 15, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the FIFA Council meeting (all times local): ___ 3:20 p.m. The European members attending the FIFA Council voted against introducing a 24-team Club World Cup in 2021, and clubs are refusing to participate. The seven dissenting voices Friday could not stop FIFA President Gianni...

FIFA Council approves working with Qatar to explore expanding 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, adding at least 1 more country

Mar. 15, 2019 12:46 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — FIFA Council approves working with Qatar to explore expanding 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, adding at least 1 more country.

Friendly fire kills 5 Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan

Mar. 13, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least five Afghan troops were killed by friendly fire in what was supposed to be a precision airstrike by U.S. forces supporting troops battling insurgents in the country's south, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The mishap during the Tuesday night operation near the city...

Longest US-Taliban peace talks see 'progress' in Qatar

Mar. 12, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The longest peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban to end America's 17-year war in Afghanistan concluded Tuesday night in Qatar, with both sides saying progress had been made. The nearly two weeks of talks produced two draft agreements between the militants and the U.S. government...

The Latest: Longest round of Afghan peace talks concludes

Mar. 12, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on peace talks in Qatar between the Taliban and the U.S. (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The longest round of Afghanistan peace talks yet between the U.S. and the Taliban have ended in Qatar, with both sides saying progress has been made. U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad tweeted...