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Qatar's Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani attends the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Qatar emir names new prime minister from within royal court

Jan. 28, 2020 5:30 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's ruling emir accepted the resignation of the country's prime minister on Tuesday and appointed in his place another member from the ruling Al Thani family who has deep experience in the royal court. Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued a royal decree naming Sheikh...

In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 photo Bayern Munich fans gather for a panel discussion on the club’s sponsorship links with Qatar and its lack of response to alleged human rights abuses in the country at the EineWeltHaus (One World House) in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Ciaran Fahey)

Bayern Munich fans accuse club of turning blind eye to Qatar

Jan. 17, 2020 6:38 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich fans fed up with the club’s longstanding links with Qatar are taking a stand against the club's lack of action in response to allegations of human rights abuses in the country. Around 150 fans packed into a room in Munich’s EineWeltHaus (One World House) on...

UN body welcomes 'milestone' in Qatar labor reforms

Jan. 16, 2020 6:46 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar abolished exit visa requirements for virtually all migrant workers on Thursday in a move the U.N. labor organization said was a “milestone” in reform efforts ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The ministerial decree allows nearly all migrant workers in...

Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhahkim, right, holds a press conference with visiting Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Outgoing Iraq PM says US troop ouster up to next government

Jan. 15, 2020 7:22 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minister said Wednesday it was up to the next government to see through parliament's decision to oust U.S. troops. Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's comments came ahead of planned protests against the American military presence in Iraq called for by an influential...

This Dec. 18, 2019 photo provided by the Tempe (Ariz.) Police Department shows Mohamed Al-Hashemi in Tempe, Ariz. An Arizona state trooper shot and killed Mohamed Al-Hashemi who was in the U.S. on a student visa after he violently attacked the officer patrolling for drunken drivers along with a member of the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving, authorities said Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (Tempe Police Department via The AP)

Police: Arizona officer kills Qatari man who attacked him

Dec. 21, 2019 12:20 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona state trooper shot and killed a Qatari man who was in the U.S. on a student visa after he violently attacked the officer patrolling for drunken drivers along with a member of the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving, authorities said Friday. The state trooper spotted 25-year-old...

In this photo released by Malaysia's Department of Information, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, right, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, pose for a photo ahead of their meeting in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.(Malaysia's Department of Information via AP)

Mahathir: Islamic conference in KL to tackle Islamophobia

Dec. 18, 2019 10:10 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday an Islamic conference that includes leaders from Iran, Turkey and Qatar is aimed at tackling Islamophobia and finding solutions to challenges facing the Muslim world. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep...