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Qatar to boost investment in Spain by $4.9 billion

May. 18, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Qatar committed Wednesday to investing 4.7 billion euros ($4.9 billion) in Spain as the European country launches an economic overhaul with its share of European Union pandemic recovery funding. Qatar's emir, Shekih Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, announced that...

Qatar to invest $5 billion in Egypt as ties improve

Mar. 29, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Qatar will invest $5 billion in Egypt, officials said Tuesday, signaling increasing improvement in ties between the two nations. The announcement came as Qatar Foreign Minister Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani wrapped up a visit to the Egyptian capital of Cairo, where...

Top diplomats from Egypt, Qatar discuss ties in Cairo

Mar. 28, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister held talks with his Qatari counterpart Monday that focused on improved ties between the two countries. Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry met with Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Cairo. It was the...

Under sweeping sanctions, Iran hawks its weapons in Qatar

Mar. 23, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Iran, under sweeping economic sanctions, was hawking weapons on Wednesday at a Qatari defense exhibit, a surprising sight at the major conference also showcasing American companies and fighter jets. Tucked away in the far left corner of the carpeted convention...

Live updates: Ammonia leak contaminates area in east Ukraine

Mar. 21, 2022 00:52 AM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — An ammonia leak at a chemical plant in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sumy has contaminated an area with a radius of more than 2.5 kilometers (about 1.5 miles), officials said early Monday. Sumy regional governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyy didn’t say what caused the leak. ...

Chad's junta and rebel groups open peace talks in Qatar

Mar. 13, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Chad’s ruling military council and representatives of rebel forces met for the formal opening of peace talks on Sunday in Qatar, part of a broader diplomatic effort to halt decades of fighting and instability in the vast, faction-ridden nation. The negotiations...

Qatar hosts Taliban-US meeting on sidelines of Turkey summit

Mar. 11, 2022 10:07 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — On the sidelines of a summit in Turkey, Qatar acted as host for a face-to-face meeting on Friday between the Taliban-appointed foreign minister and an American diplomat for Afghanistan, according to reports from Qatar. Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed...

Qatar deploys ex-spies to blunt German's World Cup criticism

Feb. 27, 2022 11:59 AM EST

DIEZ, Germany (AP) — As head of the German soccer federation, Theo Zwanziger was among his sport’s most prominent critics of the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. He publicly attacked the energy-rich Gulf nation’s human rights record. He questioned the wisdom of staging the...

Iran's president meets Qatar emir in Doha ahead of gas forum

Feb. 21, 2022 09:11 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president arrived in Qatar on Monday and was welcomed in an official ceremony by the country's ruling emir ahead of a global gas summit and as pressure mounts to revive Iran's nuclear deal with world powers. This is President Ebrahim...