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‘Joint action’ indispensable in addressing global challenges: Emir of Qatar

New York: As the world enters the threshold of the century’s third decade, it continues to face “emerging and unprecedented challenges”, Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, told the opening session of the UN High-level General Debate on Tuesday.

UN top court rules in favour of Qatar in international airspace dispute

New York: The UN's top court has ruled in favour of Qatar over an airspace dispute involving four other Middle Eastern countries.

Pakistan receives jolt: Qatar refuses to invest in three major airports

Islamabad: Pakistan seems to have received another jolt at a time when it is trying to set its economic wheel rolling amid COVID-19 outbreak as  Qatar Investment Authority refused to invest in a key infra project in the country.

Coronavirus cases rise to 18,890 in Qatar

Doha/UNI: Qatar's Covid-19 confirmed cases have reached 18,890 as 918 new cases were registered over the past 24 hours, confirmed the country’s Health Ministry on Thursday.

Qatar distributes 10 mln USD to Gaza's poor families to fight COVID-19 epidemic

Gaza/Xinhua/UNI: Qatar on Tuesday started distributing 10 million U.S. dollars to 100,000 poor families in the Gaza Strip to help them fight COVID-19 epidemic.

Historic peace treaty signed between Taliban and US ends nearly 19 years of conflict in Afghanistan

Doha/IBNS: After nearly 19 years of hostilities, United States signed a peace deal with Taliban which came after months of negotiations between the representatives of the two sides here.

US inks landmark peace agreement with Taliban

Doha/UNI: The United States on Saturday signed the much-awaited peace agreement with Taliban, here in the Qatar capital.

Afghan government sends officials to Qatar at Taliban’s request : sources

Kabul/Sputnik/UNI: The Afghan government has sent a delegation to Qatar at the request of the Taliban, days before the militant group and the United States are supposed to sign a peace deal there, sources from the Afghan presidential palace told Sputnik on Thursday.

Qatar calls on all sides to exercise restraint after Soleimani killing in US airstrike

Doha/Sputnik/UNI: Doha called on all sides to exercise restraint and keep Iraq away from violence following a US airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, head of Iran's elite Quds Force, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Human rights experts call for ‘paradigm shift’ on arbitrary detention in Qatar

New York/IBNS: A group of independent UN human rights experts is calling for a “paradigm shift” in Qatar to protect people in the Gulf State from arbitrary detention.

SA, Qatar groups should stop financing Muslim extremists in SL'

Colombo, May 7 (UNI) General Secretary of the SLFP and former minister Dayasiri Jayasekara has made an appeal to Saudi Arabia and Qatar to not let extremist groups in their countries to finance Muslim fundamentalists in Sri Lanka like National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), who carried out the Easter Sunday carnage.

Qatar plans to host conference on Afghanistan with Russia's participation

Doha Mar 19 (Sputnik/IBNS) Doha is planning to host a conference on the settlement of the Afghan conflict with the participation of Qatari and Russian representatives, Russian Ambassador to Qatar Nurmakhmad Kholov told Sputnik.

UN chief welcomes announcement by Emir of Qatar to allocate $50 million to support Syrian refugees, displaced persons

Mew York, Jan 26 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the announcement by the Emir of Qatar to allocate $50 million to support Syrian refugees and displaced persons affected by the recent severe weather in the Middle East.

Qatar government announces decision to pull out of OPEC

Doha, Dec 3 (IBNS): Qatar on Monday announced its decision to withdraw from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in order to focus on increasing production of natural gas.

Pursue comprehensive, just solutions instead of managing crises, Qatari Amir tells world leaders at UN Assembly

New York, Sept 26 (IBNS):The international community needs to go beyond “managing crises” and instead pursue comprehensive and just solutions, guided by international law and norms, if it is to achieve global security and stability, the leader of Qatar said at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.