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Al Jazeera Gaza correspondent loses 4 family members in an Israeli airstrike

Oct. 26, 2023 16:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Al Jazeera's chief correspondent in the Gaza Strip, Wael Dahdouh, was helping broadcast live images of the besieged territory's night sky when he received the devastating news: His wife, son, and daughter had all been killed in an Israeli airstrike on Wednesday. ...

Qatar becomes a key intermediary in Israel-Hamas war as fate of hostages hangs in the balance

Oct. 24, 2023 10:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The gas-rich nation of Qatar has become a key intermediary over the fate of more than 200 hostages held by Hamas militants after their unprecedented attack on Israel, once again putting the small Arabian Peninsula country in the spotlight. The negotiations have...

Qatar Airways CEO will step down after nearly 3 decades leading carrier

Oct. 23, 2023 12:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker is stepping down after 27 years leading the company. Al Baker's retirement will go into effect Nov. 5, Qatar Airways said Monday. He will be succeeded by Badr Mohammed Al-Meer — who currently serves as the chief...

Qatar Airways executive says invasive gynecological examinations of passengers won't be repeated

Sep. 27, 2023 05:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A senior Qatar Airways executive told an Australian Senate inquiry on Wednesday there would be no repeat of an incident at Doha’s international airport in 2020 in which female passengers were subjected to invasive gynecological examinations. Australian...

Plane carrying 5 Iranian-Americans freed by Iran in prisoner swap lands in Doha, Qatar

Sep. 18, 2023 10:44 AM EDT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Plane carrying 5 Iranian-Americans freed by Iran in prisoner swap lands in Doha, Qatar.

Australian minister says invasive examinations were part of reason Qatar Airways was refused flights

Sep. 07, 2023 05:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Transport Minister Catherine King said on Thursday that invasive gynecological examinations conducted on passengers at Doha’s international airport in 2020 were part of the reason she refused to allow Qatar Airways to double its services to Australia. ...