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US envoy returns to Doha for more Taliban talks: State Dept

Washington - US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad has returned to Qatar for further talks with the Taliban as he fine-tunes a deal on withdrawing troops, the State Department said Thursday.

US and Taliban on 'threshold' of deal, says US Afghan envoy

Kabul - The US and the Taliban are on the brink of striking a deal after 18 years of war, Washington's top negotiator said Sunday, ahead of a visit to Kabul where he was to meet with Afghan officials.

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.

US-Taliban deal 'close', insurgents claim

Kabul - The US and the Taliban are "close" to a deal that would see the Pentagon slash troop numbers in Afghanistan, the insurgents said Wednesday, although the US military insisted that the country must not become a sanctuary for extremists.

US-Taliban deal 'close', insurgents claim

Kabul - The US and the Taliban are "close" to reaching an agreement for a deal that would see the Pentagon slash its troop numbers in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the insurgents said Wednesday.

Deal nears in talks with US: Taliban

Doha - US and Taliban negotiators moved closer Tuesday to a deal, the insurgent group said, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced guarded hope for a deal under which Washington will withdraw large numbers of troops from Afghanistan.

Qatari envoy says aid, contacts helping prevent new Gaza war

Gaza - Qatar's envoy to Gaza says the Gulf emirate's hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian enclave and its contacts with both Hamas and Israel are helping prevent another catastrophic war.

Iran's Zarif blasts US arms sales to Gulf

Doha - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States on Monday of transforming the Gulf into a "tinderbox" with its arms sales to regional allies."The US (sold) $50 billion worth of weapons to the region last year.

US, Taliban push for peace in day 2 of talks

Doha - The US and the Taliban were thrashing out elements of a deal to bring a close to Afghanistan's 18-year conflict at the second day of renewed talks in Doha on Sunday.

US eyes breakthrough in push for peace with Taliban

Doha - Washington is hoping for a breakthrough after talks between the US and the Taliban resumed in Doha Saturday amid renewed efforts to plot an end to Afghanistan's 18-year-long conflict.

World champion Sam Kendricks talks camaraderie in the pole vault Special

Des Moines - On July 25, reigning world champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks took some time from his busy schedule to chat about his latest endeavors and about the camaraderie in the sport of pole vault.

US envoy heads to Afghanistan, Qatar for peace negotiations

Washington - The United States peace envoy is en route to Afghanistan and then Qatar to resume negotiations with the Taliban and iron out a deal that could end nearly 18 years of military intervention, the State Department said Monday.

Missile seized in Italy sold to third country in 1994: Qatar

Doha - A missile once owned by the Qatari army and seized by police in Italy among other weapons was sold to a third country in 1994, Doha said Tuesday.

Afghan rivals conclude talks on 'roadmap for peace'

Doha - Dozens of influential Afghans concluded two days of talks with the Taliban on Monday in Doha, laying the foundations for renewed negotiations between the United States and the militants.

Afghan rivals resume talks for peace

Doha - Dozens of powerful Afghans resumed talks with the Taliban on Monday in Doha, where a possible ceasefire is on the table along with key issues such as women's rights.

Afghan foes meet in bid to secure peace

Doha - Dozens of powerful Afghans including bitter rivals met the Taliban in Doha on Sunday, discussing a possible ceasefire and the future of women and minorities after 18 years of conflict.

Afghan foes meet in bid to secure peace

Doha - Dozens of powerful Afghans including bitter rivals met the Taliban in Doha on Sunday, discussing a possible ceasefire and the future of women and minorities after 18 years of conflict.

Afghan foes meet in bid to secure peace

Doha - Dozens of powerful Afghans including bitter rivals will meet with the Taliban in Doha Sunday, amid separate talks between the US and the insurgents seeking to end 18 years of war.Stakes are high for both sets of talks.

'Rushing for the exits': Rival Afghans meet in Doha

Doha - Rival Afghans will meet Sunday in Doha for a fresh round of talks mediated by Qatar and Germany, as the US eyes peace with the Taliban within three months.

Fresh bid set to bring Afghans to table for peace deal

Washington - Rival Afghans will meet starting Sunday in Qatar, officials said, in a fresh attempt to make political headway as the United States seeks a peace deal with the Taliban within three months.

US sends F-22 stealth jets to Al Udeid airbase in Qatar

The US has deployed F-22 stealth jets to Qatar for the first time. The US military says it is building up its forces amid increasing tensions with Iran.

Taliban, Afghan rivals to meet Sunday in Qatar: US, Germany

Washington - Rival Afghans including the Taliban will meet starting Sunday in Qatar in a fresh attempt to seek a political solution and end nearly two decades of US military involvement, American and German officials announced.

US, Taliban to hold more talks on ending war

Washington - The United States and the Taliban will open fresh negotiations next week, the US negotiator said Saturday, as he voiced hope for progress in ending America's longest war.

Germany, Qatar working on 'inter-Afghan' talks: UN

New York - Germany and Qatar are working to organize an "inter-Afghan dialogue," a United Nations official said on Wednesday, in an effort to start formal talks between the Kabul government and Taliban.

World court rejects UAE claims over Qatar row

Den Haag - The International Court of Justice on Friday denied a request by the United Arab Emirates for special measures against Qatar to relieve a bitter two-year-old crisis.

US heads to new talks with Taliban

Washington - The US envoy negotiating with the Taliban will hold new talks this month with the insurgents in Qatar, the State Department said Saturday, as momentum builds for a deal to end America's longest war.

Turkey, Qatar risk losing regional influence: analysts

Dubai - Turkey and Qatar risk losing geopolitical influence due to turmoil in Libya and Sudan, as regional rivals Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates extend their own reach, analysts say.

Qatar urges Saudi to remove hajj obstacles to its citizens

Doha - Qatar has urged Saudi Arabia to remove "obstacles and restrictions" for its residents wishing to perform the hajj pilgrimage, as the two Gulf neighbours remain locked in a bitter diplomatic dispute.

Qatar allocates $480 mn in aid to Palestinians

Doha - Qatar said Tuesday it has allocated $480 million in aid to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority to support education and health services and provide urgent humanitarian relief.

US-Taliban talks stumble over troop withdrawal: Taliban

Doha - Talks between the Taliban and the US have become bogged down over the key issue of when foreign forces might leave Afghanistan, a Taliban spokesman told AFP on Sunday.
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