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World 23 Nov 2018 | 4:41 AM

Qatar asks for accountability in Khashoggi murder, sees no end to Gulf row

ROME (Reuters) - Qatar's foreign minister said on Thursday that "whoever is responsible" for the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be held accountable.

World 15 Nov 2018 | 4:19 AM

Qatar welcomes Twitter crackdown on bots used to attack country online

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar said on Wednesday it welcomed a recent drive by Twitter to remove millions of automated spam bots from its website, many of which it said were being used to attack it amid a protracted dispute with its neighbours.

World 27 Oct 2018 | 10:11 PM

Saudi Arabia says it is beacon of 'light' against Iran despite Khashoggi crisis

MANAMA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and key ally Bahrain said on Saturday that Gulf states are playing a critical role in maintaining stability in the Middle East by combating Iran's "vision of darkness", as Riyadh faces its worst political crisis in decades.

World 25 Jun 2018 | 8:53 PM

Amid Arab boycott, Qatar's new friends find rich openings

DOHA (Reuters) - Six months ago Serkan Ucar arrived in Doha to scope out business opportunities - away from his usual patch. The mission looks set to pay off handsomely, as the Turkish entrepreneur expects to win a first contract to help build an iconic 2022 World Cup stadium.

World 04 Jul 2017 | 10:30 PM

Qatar shows mettle, offers compromise as Gulf states prepare meeting

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar announced plans for a steep rise in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production capacity on Tuesday that suggested it was ready for a protracted dispute with Gulf neighbours, but Doha said it was doing all it could to reach agreement.

World 05 Nov 2016 | 2:30 AM

Migrant debate still divides Germany's conservatives, CSU says

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Christian Social Union (CSU) acknowledged on Friday he was wrong to openly criticise conservative ally Chancellor Angela Merkel for her refusal to adopt limits on refugees.

World 04 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM

Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran rejected on Tuesday as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported.

World 20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 PM

U.N. nuclear chief suggests progress slow in Iran investigation

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has still not implemented all the nuclear transparency measures it had agreed to carry out by late August, the head of the U.N. atomic energy agency said on Monday, suggesting little headway in an inquiry into suspected bomb research.

World 05 Jul 2014 | 9:55 PM

Afghan presidential candidate rules out coalition deal

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani ruled out a coalition government with his rival Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday, quashing hopes for a power-sharing deal to defuse tensions that have threatened to split Afghanistan along ethnic lines.

World 03 Jul 2014 | 9:45 PM

EU monitors urge Afghanistan to widen election fraud probe

KABUL (Reuters) - European observers urged Afghanistan to deepen its investigation into vote-rigging on Thursday as candidates held closed-door meetings to try to resolve a deadlock threatening to split the country along ethnic lines.