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Qatar's ruler urges world leaders not to boycott Taliban

Sep. 21, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruling emir of Qatar, whose nation has played a pivotal role in Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal, urged world leaders gathered at the United Nations on Tuesday against turning their backs on the country's Taliban rulers. ...

Qatar emerges as key player in Afghanistan after US pullout

Aug. 30, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar played an outsized role in U.S. efforts to evacuate tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan. Now the tiny Gulf Arab state is being asked to help shape what is next for Afghanistan because of its ties with both Washington and the Taliban, who are...

Iraq brings together Mideast rivals in bid to ease tensions

Aug. 28, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Arab heads of state and senior officials from the region including archenemies Iran and Saudi Arabia held a rare meeting Saturday at a conference hosted by Iraq. The meeting is aimed at easing Mideast tensions and underscored the Arab country’s new role as mediator. ...

Qatar to hold first-ever advisory Shura Council vote Oct 2

Aug. 22, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar on Sunday announced Oct. 2 as its date for the country's first election to vote for members of its top advisory panel, known as the Shura Council. The date was announced by royal decree, according to a report in the state-run...