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China Has New Man for Afghanistan and Plan to Avoid Civil War across Border

China has appointed a new delegate to handle a potentially disastrous situation in neighboring Afghanistan, where Beijing has drawn up a three-point plan to prevent civil war as instability grows following the withdrawal of the U.S. military…
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Qatar donations to enter Gaza via UN, says IDF

An agreement between Qatar and Israel is being put together for the transfer of humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip through the UN as early as this weekend, Wallah news reported on Tuesday. Transfers of cash directly to the de facto…

Qatar receives new Saudi ambassador as the two mend ties

Saudi Prince Mansour bin Khalid Al-Saud has submitted a copy of his credentials to Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani to become the Saudi ambassador to Doha. He is the first…
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Qatar foreign minister: no tangible progress on Afghanistan yet

Qatar has not yet made tangible progress with Afghan peace talks being held in its capital Doha, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman said in a statement on Friday. He said the announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign…
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Gulf states and Iran should agree on format for dialogue, says Qatari minister

DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Thursday that Gulf Arab states and Iran need to agree on a format to address concerns and ease regional tensions. Sheikh Mohammed also welcomed…
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Zarif meets Emir of Qatar

In Zarif’s Sunday evening meeting with the Qatari emir the Iranian top diplomat elaborated the latest developments in Tehran-Doha comprehensive ties, especially in political and economic fields, and evaluated as very positive the two countries…
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Afghanistan- Parliament Accuses Ghani, Taliban of Denying Truths

The parliament accuses President Ghani and the Taliban of trying to deny the facts about peace efforts, one with the aim of remaining in power and the latter for gaining power. Parliament Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani said Sunday while opening…
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Civilians killed in Afghanistan increase despite diplomatic efforts

Afghanistan's human rights commission said Wednesday that the number of civilians killed in the conflict in the country last year exceeded 2,900, despite intensified diplomatic efforts to end the war, including peace talks in Qatar. reference…
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Iran welcomes Qatar call to engage in diplomacy with Gulf states

Iran FM Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasizes the need for collaboration for a ‘strong region free from hegemony’. Iran’s top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed Qatar’s call on Gulf states to engage in a dialogue with the Islamic Republic…
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New round of Afghan-Taliban peace talks off to a slow start

The latest round of peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators that began this week in Qatar has been off to a slow start as concerns grow over a recent spike in violence across Afghanistan. The talks, which are taking…