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Qatar called on to address rights issues

Qatar called on to address rights issues

DOHA, Qatar, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Qatar is called on to use the 2022 World Cup as an opportunity to improve its human rights record, a U.N. special envoy said Wednesday from Doha.

Qatari ruler appoints son as new Emir

DOHA, Qatar, June 25 (UPI) -- Qatari ruler Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said it is time for a new generation to lead and appointed his 33-year-old son Tamim the next emir of Qatar.

Warm embrace for Qatar's new emir

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- The British government said Tuesday it looks forward to building a stronger working relationship with the new emir of Qatar, Tamin bin Hamad al-Thani.

Qatar begins change of power; emir to step down

DOHA, Qatar, June 24 (UPI) -- The emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, met with members of his ruling family in Doha Monday in anticipation of a transfer of power.

Commentary: Israel: Crises 360 degrees

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Surrounded by crises in all its Arab neighbors, Israeli leaders are not about to facilitate the birth of a Palestinian state.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Kerry to return to Mideast in new peace effort

ROME, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Israeli-Palestinian peace had an urgent, new opportunity to make headway, and he intended to take advantage of it.
Obama to meet with Qatar's al-Thani

Obama to meet with Qatar's al-Thani

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Qatar Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani Tuesday, the White House said.
Obama to meet with UAE, Qatari, Jordanian and Turkish leaders

Obama to meet with UAE, Qatari, Jordanian and Turkish leaders

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- President Obama will meet with leaders from the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan and Turkey during the next month in Washington, the White House said.

Afghan leader meets with emir in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, April 1 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai traveled to Qatar and met with the emir of the Persian Gulf state where the Taliban may set up an office.

Qatar's emir proposes $1B Palestinian fund

DOHA, Qatar, March 27 (UPI) -- Qatar Emir Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, speaking at an Arab League summit, proposed a $1 billion fund to support Arabic and Islamic heritage in Jerusalem.

Qatar ruler takes title to 6 Greek islands

VATHY, Greece, March 6 (UPI) -- The emir of Qatar, one of the world's richest men, has taken title to six uninhabited Greek islands after a year and a half of paperwork.

Arab TV network said now pushing agenda

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Arab television broadcaster al-Jazeera is no longer a voice for change, but of propaganda for its royal owner, journalists who used to work for the network say.

Emir of Qatar to visit Ramallah

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Qatar's emir will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his first visit to the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian officials said.
Qatar Emir's Gaza visit boosts Hamas

Qatar Emir's Gaza visit boosts Hamas

GAZA, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- In the first visit by a head of state to Gaza since Hamas took control, the emir of Qatar pledged to double funds earmarked for construction.
No break yet in Sudan-S.Sudan stalemate

No break yet in Sudan-S.Sudan stalemate

KHARTOUM, Sudan, July 31 (UPI) -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir declined to meet with South Sudan leader Salva Kiir Tuesday in a bid to try to resolve differences between the two countries.
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DOH99071301 - 13 JULY 1999 - DOHA, QATAR: His Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the ruler of Qatar, has issued a decision, July 13, (Emiri Descision No. /11/) on forming an ad hoc committee set up for drawing up a permanent constitution and defining its competence. cc/QNA UPI
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