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Pakistan thanks Qatar for planned $3 billion investment

Jun. 25, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Islamabad has thanked Qatar for the $3 billion investment in Pakistan announced by the energy-rich Gulf Arab nation's ruler. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, economic adviser to Pakistani prime minister, tweeted Pakistan's thanks on Monday, hours after Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made the...

Afghan leaders begin peace summit in Pakistan

Jun. 22, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan political leaders attended a peace conference in neighboring Pakistan on Saturday to pave the way for further Afghan-to-Afghan dialogue. The conference is to be followed by meetings and working sessions over the next two days, all of which come in the run-up to Afghan...

The Latest: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions

Jun. 13, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Iran's U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil tankers near...

Report says Sudan summons its envoy from Qatar

Jun. 1, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's state-run news agency says the Foreign Ministry has summoned the country's envoy from Qatar, a day after the satellite news channel Al-Jazeera said Sudanese authorities shut down its Khartoum bureau. Saturday's report by SUNA has quoted Babaker al-Amin, spokesman for the ministry, as...

Qatar prime minister to travel to Saudi Arabia amid boycott

May. 29, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's prime minister will travel to Saudi Arabia for two summits in the kingdom, authorities announced Wednesday, a visit that would mark the highest-level contact between the neighboring nations since a kingdom-led boycott of Doha began in 2017. The decision by Prime...

Al-Jazeera says Qatar prime minister going to Saudi Arabia for summits, marking highest-level contact since boycott

May. 29, 2019 12:20 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Al-Jazeera says Qatar prime minister going to Saudi Arabia for summits, marking highest-level contact since boycott.

The Latest: Saudis want Washington to launch strikes on Iran

May. 17, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has urged the United States and Iran to exercise restraint and resolve their all...

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

May. 16, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline in the kingdom, and a newspaper close to the palace called for Washington to launch "surgical" strikes on Iran, raising the specter of escalating tensions as the U.S. boosts its...

Bahrain premier calls Qatar ruler, rare contact amid dispute

May. 6, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's long-serving prime minister has called Qatar's emir to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan in a rare contact between Doha and the countries boycotting it. Bahrain's state-run news agency acknowledged the call between Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa...

UAE says it releases Qatar navy boat, 4 sailors amid dispute

May. 6, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has released a Qatari naval vessel and four sailors who were held for nearly a week amid an ongoing boycott of Doha by the federation and three other Arab nations. The UAE's Foreign Ministry identified the four sailors by name and rank in a...