• politics Jan 6

    End of Qatar Blockade Is ‘a Win for the Region,' Saudi Foreign Minister Says

    The Al-Ula declaration resolves all of the outstanding issues that Qatar and other Arab nations had, said Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud, Saudi’s foreign minister.

  • energy Jan 6

    Saudi Arabia and Its Allies Restore Diplomatic Ties With Qatar After Three-Year Rift

    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt had imposed a diplomatic, trade and travel blockade on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

  • politics Dec 9, 2020

    Saudi Arabia Says It's Ready to End Gulf Crisis With Qatar Ahead of Biden Presidency — But It's Not a Breakthrough Yet

    Several previous attempts to reach a solution have failed over contentious sticking points between the Gulf monarchies.

  • ritha gopal Mar 9, 2020

    Family Searches for Answers After Woman Dies Following Flight From O'Hare to Qatar

    A family has launched a plea for answers after their loved one — a seemingly healthy 67-year-old mother — died following a flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Qatar. Ritha Gopal boarded a Qatar Airlines flight in Chicago on Feb. 21 and was ultimately headed to India, the Times of India reported. It is suspected a medical emergency occurred…

  • China Oct 3, 2019

    Labor Union Wants Inspections at Tokyo Olympic Venues

    Tokyo Olympic organizers and two government bodies building venues for next year’s games have until the end of the month to agree to outside inspections on construction sites. Ambet Yuson, the general secretary of the Building and Wood Workers’ International, made the request on Thursday to officials of the Tokyo organizing committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japan Sport...

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2019

    24 Dead After Taliban Attack on Afghan President's Rally; Ghani Unhurt

    A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief. Just hours later, an explosion struck near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul but details on that blast were...

  • Donald Trump Sep 12, 2019

    Taliban Want US Deal, But Some in Bigger Hurry Than Others

    Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders agreed they wanted a deal with the United States, but some were in more of a hurry than others. Taliban negotiators were at odds with their Council of Leaders, or shura, about whether to travel to Camp David even before President Donald Trump abruptly canceled the high-stakes meeting planned for last weekend . According to Taliban officials...

  • Donald Trump Sep 8, 2019

    Explained: How Trump Upended US-Taliban Peace Talks

    With a series of tweets, President Donald Trump has upended nearly a year of U.S.-Taliban negotiations on ending America’s longest war. He has “called off” the talks and asserted that a planned secret meeting between him and Taliban leaders at Camp David, set for Sunday just days before the 9/11 anniversary, is now canceled. Some question whether it was a...

  • spokesman Sep 2, 2019

    US Envoy Meets Afghanistan's President Over US-Taliban Talks

    A U.S. envoy has met with the Afghan president in the capital, Kabul, to brief him on the latest round of talks with the Taliban as a deal nears on ending America’s longest war, an official said Monday. President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi, confirmed Sunday night’s meeting at the presidential palace shortly after envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived from Qatar,...

  • Governor Sep 1, 2019

    Taliban Attack 2nd Afghan City as US Envoy Says Deal Is Near

    The Taliban attacked a second Afghan city in as many days on Sunday, killing several civilians and security forces, officials said, even as Washington’s peace envoy said the U.S. and the militant group are “at the threshold of an agreement” to end America’s longest war. The attack on the capital of Baghlan province came hours after U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad...

  • spokesman Aug 31, 2019

    Taliban Launch Major Attack on Afghan City of Kunduz

    The Taliban launched a large-scale attack on Kunduz, one of Afghanistan’s main cities, killing at least 15 people and wounding more than 75 others, government officials said Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations with the United States on ending America’s longest war. The militants, who have demanded that all foreign forces leave Afghanistan, now control or hold sway...

  • spokesman Aug 7, 2019

    Taliban Suicide Blast in Kabul Kills 14 People; 145 Wounded

    A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the extremist group and the United States reported progress on negotiating an end to Afghanistan’s nearly 18-year war. The bombing during morning rush hour was...

  • food Jul 3, 2019

    Airstrike Hits Libyan Detention Center, Killing 44 Migrants

    An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N. mission to the war-torn country said. The airstrike raises further concerns about the European Union’s policy of partnering with Libyan militias to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean, which often leaves them at the...

  • Afghanistan Jun 30, 2019

    Afghan Taliban Say Latest Talks With US Are ‘Critical'

    The Taliban said Sunday that the latest round of peace talks with the United States is “critical” as the two sides “rewrite” a draft agreement in which American forces would withdraw from Afghanistan in exchange for guarantees from the insurgents that they would fight terrorism. “We are working to rewrite the draft agreement and incorporate in it clauses that have...

  • spokesman Jun 30, 2019

    Afghan Taliban Say Latest Talks With US Are ‘Critical'

    The Taliban said Sunday that the latest round of peace talks with the United States is “critical” as the two sides “rewrite” a draft agreement in which American forces would withdraw from Afghanistan in exchange for guarantees from the insurgents that they would fight terrorism. “We are working to rewrite the draft agreement and incorporate in it clauses that have...

  • The Associated Press Jun 18, 2019

    Platini Arrested as Part of 2022 World Cup Investigation

    Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to a corruption probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said Tuesday.

  • China Jun 14, 2019

    Trump Administration Reviewing Foreign Money to US Colleges

    The U.S. Education Department has opened investigations into foreign funding at Georgetown University and Texas A&M University as part of a broader push to monitor international money flowing to American colleges. Both universities are being ordered to disclose years of financial records amid concerns they have not fully reported their foreign gifts and contracts to the federal government, according to...

  • President Jun 6, 2019

    Neymar Accuser in First Comments: ‘I Was the Victim of Rape'

    A woman who has accused Brazilian soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel went on television in an interview aired Wednesday to reaffirm her allegation against him in her first public comments on the case. Talking to Brazilian station SBT, the woman described herself as an “ordinary person who works, studies; I’m a model and a student...

  • Donald Trump May 27, 2019

    A Hefty Donation to Trump's Inaugural Committee Comes Under Scrutiny

    Real estate mogul Franklin Haney contributed $1 million to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and all he’s got to show for the money is the glare of a federal investigation. The contribution from Haney, a prolific political donor, came as he was seeking regulatory approval and financial support from the government for his long-shot bid to acquire the mothballed Bellefonte...

  • Donald Trump May 18, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's Energy Errors

    President Donald Trump clearly supports the oil and gas industry, but he made several false and misleading boasts about his impact on the energy sector. The president suggested that a change in federal policy was responsible for a newly operational natural gas export terminal, saying past leaders’ “anti-American energy” policies had led the company to plan an import terminal instead....

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