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Pompeo in highest-level US talks with Taliban to break impasse

Doha - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late Monday met Taliban leaders in Qatar in the highest-level talks ever between the two sides as he sought to break an impasse over Afghanistan through shuttle diplomacy.

Afghanistan's future in the balance as US, Taliban sign deal

Doha - Washington and the Taliban are set to sign a long-sought deal in Doha on Saturday that would see the two foes agree to the withdrawal of thousands of US troops from Afghanistan in return for insurgent guarantees.

Uncertainty looms ahead of US-Taliban deal signing

Doha - Washington and the Taliban are set to sign a deal Saturday to secure America's exit from its longest war through gradually withdrawing troops and starting talks between Kabul and the insurgents.

Qatar eyes diplomatic win with US-Taliban deal

Doha - Providing neutral space for talks on ending Afghanistan's 18-year conflict has boosted Qatar's international profile and helped it defy a painful embargo enforced by neighbours and former allies.

Qatar emir to skip Gulf summit in Riyadh: state media

Doha - Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, will not attend the Gulf summit in Riyadh, state media reported Tuesday, dampening hopes of a reconciliation between Doha and a Saudi-led bloc.

Qatar FM talks of 'some progress' in mending Gulf rift

Doha - Qatar's foreign minister has spoken of "some progress" in talks with Saudi Arabia on ending a bitter two-year-old rift between Doha and the kingdom and its allies.

US resumes talks with Taliban in Doha

Doha - Washington resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar Saturday, both sides said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America's longest war.

US resumes talks with Taliban in Doha: US source

Doha - Washington resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar Saturday, a US source said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America's longest war."The US rejoined talks today in Doha.

Qatar, Saudi edge towards diplomatic thaw despite hurdles

Doha - The Saudi monarch's personal invitation to Qatar's emir to take part in a Gulf summit in Riyadh next week is the latest sign of a highly anticipated thaw in a damaging two-year row.

Qatar to end controversial migrant worker restrictions

Doha - Qatar announced plans Wednesday to scrap key aspects of its controversial "kafala" labour rules, including the requirement for some workers to obtain employers' permission to change jobs and exit permits to leave the country.

UN calls for greater heat protection for workers in Qatar

Doha - Improved safeguards and working hours are needed to protect labourers in Qatar from the effects of heat and humidity, the United Nations said Friday, as it published new research.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins pole vault at 2019 World Championships in Doha Special

Doha - Congratulations are in order for American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks. He won the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Empty seats present major headache to Qatar and Coe

Doha - Qatar confidently promised there would be "no empty seats" when it first bid for the World Athletics Championships -- three days into the 2019 championships that promise rings as hollow as the Doha stadium.

Review: Anzhelika Sidorova – Pole vault queen at 2019 World Championships Special

Doha - On September 29, Russian pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova won the pole vault crown at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Review: Katerina Stefanidi wins bronze for Greece at World Championships Special

Doha - On September 29, Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi took home the bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Review: Thiago Braz makes pole vault finals at 2019 World Championships Special

Doha - Olympic gold medalist Thiago Braz has a major reason to be proud. He is headed to the men's pole vault final at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Review: Sam Kendricks makes pole vault final at 2019 World Championships Special

Doha - American pole vaulter and world leader in the sport, Sam Kendricks, has made the pole vault final at the 2019 World Championships in Doha.

Review: Piotr Lisek headed to pole vault final at 2019 World Championship Special

Doha - Polish pole vaulter Piotr Lisek has secured a spot in the men's pole vault finals at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Heat is on Coleman and world championships organisers

Doha - Controversial US sprinter Christian Coleman's bid for 100 metres gold took centre stage at the World Championships on Saturday as endurance athletes prepared for another battle with Doha's punishing heat and humidity.Coleman romped to a 9.

US, Taliban on 'threshold' of deal: US Afghan envoy

Doha - US and Taliban negotiators are "at the threshold of an agreement" to end 18 years of conflict between them, Washington's top negotiator said Sunday as he concluded their latest talks.
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