Qatar

In this Sunday, July 28, 2013 photo, journalists work inside a studio of the new television channel I24news  in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

New TV channel tells Israel’s side of the story

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — State-of-the-art TV studios above an ancient Mideast port signal Israel’s arrival in a modern media landscape in which countries increasingly seek to broadcast their own perspective to the world. Israel […]

07/31/2013

(AP Photo)

US says Taliban ignoring talks overtures

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Taliban won’t join talks with the United States and Afghanistan because of a dispute over the name of its representative office in Qatar, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. The official […]

07/04/2013

Obama and Karzai

US welcomes Qatar decision on Taliban name change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Thursday welcomed Qatar’s decision to take down a sign that cast the Taliban’s new office in Doha as a rival Afghan embassy saying the militant group can’t […]

06/20/2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry calls Karzai to ease anger on Taliban office

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry called the Afghan president twice in the past 24 hours to ease Hamid Karzai’s anger over the way the Taliban announced the opening of their political […]

06/19/2013

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (AP Photo)

Afghan leader backs away from Taliban talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent […]

06/19/2013

(AP Photo)

US, Taliban to start talks on ending Afghan war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban and the U.S. said Tuesday they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan, as the international coalition formally handed […]

06/18/2013

(AP Photo)

US to begin meetings with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — American officials say U.S. representatives will begin formal meetings with the Taliban in a few days at the group’s new office opening in Qatar. Senior Obama administration officials, speaking on condition […]

06/18/2013

The town of Kaki is pinpointed in Southern Iran. (Photo: Google Maps)

Iran says 30 killed in earthquake in south

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed at least 30 and injured 650 people in a sparsely populated area in southern Iran, state TV reported on Tuesday. Authorities said it did not damage a nuclear plant in the region.

04/09/2013

5-organ transplant patient becomes a mother

MIAMI (AP) — Miami doctors say they believe a five-organ transplant patient is the first to deliver a baby, making her the first reported case in the world. Fatema Al Ansari was 19 and living in Qatar when she was diagnosed with a blood clot in a major vein to the intestine.

03/13/2013

John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry: US confident in arms-vetting for Syrians

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration is confident that weapons being supplied to Syrian rebels by U.S. allies are going to moderates and not in great numbers to extremists.

03/05/2013

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 28,167 other followers