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Taliban Confirms Meeting with U.S. Peace Envoy in Qatar

A Taliban delegation has met with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar to discuss ending the Afghan conflict, the militant group said Saturday, in the first official confirmation of talks between the two sides.

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Turkish Lira Rebounds after Qatar Pledges $15 Billion

The Turkish lira is rebounding from record losses a day after Qatar pledged US$15 billion in investments to help Turkey's economy.

The currency strengthened some 3 percent against the dollar on Thursday, trading at around 5.75 per dollar, hours before Turkey's treasury and finance minister were scheduled to reassure international investors about the economy.

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Qatar Workers Face Old Problems despite Reform Promises

Just a 10-minute drive from the International Labor Organization's new office in the Qatari capital, Nabin explains how his employer has not paid his wages in two months.

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Qatar Awards Giant Gas Field Contract to Japan's Chiyoda

Qatar Petroleum aims to boost Doha's gas production by more than 20 percent with a contract awarded to Japanese Chiyoda, the state-owned energy giant has said.

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Emir of Crisis-Hit Qatar to Meet Merkel on Sept. 15

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani for talks on September 15, in what will be his first trip to a western capital since his country sank into crisis.

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Gulf Row Stunts Qatar Hajj Numbers

Qatar has sent only dozens of its citizens across the border to Saudi Arabia for this week's hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites because of the increasingly bitter crisis between the Gulf neighbors.

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Qatar Limits Hours, Ensures Pay for Domestic Workers

Qatar has approved a law limiting domestic staff to a maximum of 10 hours' work a day, the first such protection for thousands of household maids, nannies and cooks in the emirate.

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Qatar Welcomes Saudi 'Political' Decision to Open Border for Hajj

The Qatari foreign minister on Thursday welcomed Saudi Arabia's decision to reopen the two countries' border to Muslim pilgrims, while lashing out at Riyadh's "politicisation" of religious freedoms.

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Qatar Announces 5 Billion Euro Order for Warships from Italy

Qatar announced on Wednesday a five-billion-euro order for seven warships from Italy in the midst of a nearly two-month diplomatic crisis with neighboring Saudi Arabia and its allies.

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Qatar Airways Says Flights Now Exempt from U.S. Laptop Ban

Qatar Airways announced on Thursday that it had won exemption from a U.S. ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on flights from its Doha hub.

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