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Qatar: Sheikhdom on the west coast of the Persian Gulf
Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with neighbouring Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) monarchy Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. The Gulf of Bahrain, an inlet of the Persian Gulf, separates Qatar from nearby Bahrain.


Qatar's emir slams world's failure to confront Israeli occupation [Video]

Qatar's emir slams world's failure to confront Israeli occupation

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Qatar Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has called out the international community for failing to confront Israel for its illegal occupation of Palestinian land.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:47Published
DOJ: Al Jazeera's Online Platform AJ+ Is 'Foreign Agent' Of Qatari Government [Video]

DOJ: Al Jazeera's Online Platform AJ+ Is 'Foreign Agent' Of Qatari Government

The Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, was created to prevent foreign propaganda, from individuals or companies, from swaying the American public. Those working on behalf of a foreign government..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published
Talks between Afghan government and Taliban open in Qatar [Video]

Talks between Afghan government and Taliban open in Qatar

Nearly 20 years of war has led to the deaths and injury of an estimated 300,000 Iraqi and Afghan people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
Pompeo urges Afghans to make peace deal [Video]

Pompeo urges Afghans to make peace deal

Afghan government representatives and Taliban insurgents met on Saturday to begin historic peace talks aimed at ending two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands of combatants and civilians...

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:26Published
Sudan flooding crisis: Aid arrives for thousands of flood victims [Video]

Sudan flooding crisis: Aid arrives for thousands of flood victims

At Khartoum International Airport, a Qatari military plane has just delivered essential supplies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published
No part of Afghanistan untouched by India's 400-plus development projects: Jaishankar [Video]

No part of Afghanistan untouched by India's 400-plus development projects: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on September 12 said that no part of Afghanistan is untouched by India's 400-plus development projects. He was addressing the conference on Afghan peace..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:15Published
Israel reopens only border crossing with Gaza [Video]

Israel reopens only border crossing with Gaza

The ceasefire deal, brokered by Qatar, comes after both sides reached an agreement to end two weeks of hostilities along the border.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published
Qatar announces reforms to labour laws [Video]

Qatar announces reforms to labour laws

Qatar sets monthly minimum wage for employees regardless of nationality or job, and also allows workers to change jobs without sponsors' approval.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:35Published

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