Qatar

Coordinates: 25°30′N 51°15′E / 25.500°N 51.250°E / 25.500; 51.250

Qatar (/ˈkæˌtɑːr/,i/ˈkɑːtɑːr/, /ˈkɑːtər/ or i/kəˈtɑːr/;Arabic: قطر Qaṭar [ˈqɑtˤɑr]; local vernacular pronunciation: [ɡɪtˤɑr]), officially the State of Qatar (Arabic: دولة قطر Dawlat Qaṭar), is a sovereign country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island of Bahrain, as well as sharing sea borders with the United Arab Emirates and Iran.

Following Ottoman rule, Qatar became a British protectorate in the early 20th century until gaining independence in 1971. Qatar has been ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-19th century. Qatar is a hereditary constitutional monarchy and its head of state is Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The constitution was overwhelmingly approved in a constitutional referendum, with almost 98% in favour. In 2013, Qatar's total population was 1.8 million: 278,000 Qatari citizens and 1.5 million expatriates. After Saudi Arabia and Oman, Qatar is the most conservative society in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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US Republican candidate calls for Ilhan Omar to be hanged

Middle East Monitor 05 Dec 2019
... grounds that she is secretly working for Qatar ... In the original email he referred to a story published by the Israeli Jerusalem Post which accuses Omar of being a Qatar asset guilty of passing on information to Iran....
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'We should hang' Ilhan Omar, Florida congressional candidate writes in fundraising letter

Democratic Underground 05 Dec 2019
Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born Democrat representing Minnesota, secretly works for the country of Qatar and should be gravely punished for it. Like Stella, Buck referenced an unverified story that Omar is an asset of Qatar who passed information to Iran....
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Relaxed Harding is going out to enjoy himself in Mauritius

Independent online (SA) 05 Dec 2019
He won his first European Tour title at the Qatar Masters in March. He birdied three of his last four holes to post a closing round of 66 and secure his first European Tour title in his 54th appearance. It was his fifth worldwide win in 12 months after securing two Asian Tour victories and two Sunshine Tour triumphs ... I gave myself a chance....
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U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan makes surprise stop in Kabul to push for talks

The Los Angeles Times 04 Dec 2019
Washington’s special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday to launch an “accelerated effort” to get Afghans on both sides of the protracted conflict to the negotiation table to plot a road map to a post-war Afghanistan....
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Lives adrift in a rapidly warming world: A photographic portrait

The Washington Post 02 Dec 2019
Climate change may seem like a distant danger to many, but around the globe, people are seeing its full, transformative impact. From Alaska to Angola, Qatar to Colorado and more, Post photographers share their stories of a growing crisis ... ....
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European shares head back to 4-year peak as PMIs brighten mood

Canada Dot Com 02 Dec 2019
Germany’s DAX was on track to post its best day in more than three weeks, led by a 1.8% gain for Lufthansa after a media report said Qatar Airways was considering taking a stake in the German carrier ... (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar and Piotr Lipinski in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila and Rashmi Aich) ....
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'I cried down the phone to my mother a couple of times'

Irish Independent 02 Dec 2019
Michael Verney. December 2 2019 2.30 AM ... Independent.ie ... Email ... Log In ... Photo ... PA ... Murphy - who has one of racing's most prized posts as retained rider for Sheikh Fahad Al Thani's Qatar Racing and who struck up a memorable partnership with Roaring Lion last season - is not one to gaze into the past with his focus always straight ahead on the next winner ... ....
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'I must admit I probably cried down the phone to my mother a couple of times'

Irish Independent 02 Dec 2019
Michael Verney. December 2 2019 2.30 AM ... Independent.ie ... Email ... Log In ... Photo ... PA ... Murphy - who has one of racing's most prized posts as retained rider for Sheikh Fahad Al Thani's Qatar Racing and who struck up a memorable partnership with Roaring Lion last season - is not one to gaze into the past with his focus always straight ahead on the next winner....
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Twitter permanently suspends accounts of Ilhan Omar’s potential challenger

Indian Express 01 Dec 2019
The tweet referred to unsupported stories that Omar was recruited as a “Qatari asset” who gave information to Qatar that was given to Iran, something she denied to The Jerusalem Post ... Twitter’s suspension of Stella’s accounts may cause politicians to pay close attention to what they’re posting, one expert said....
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Ilhan Omar challenger blocked on Twitter; says remarks have nothing to do with race or religion

Pioneer Press 30 Nov 2019
was banned from Twitter after posting that if Omar were found guilty of treason, she should be hanged as a traitor ... Stella, a candidate in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, defended the post on Facebook ... No evidence has been offered to support that claim, the Washington Post reported....
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Ilhan Omar's Republican opponent banned from Twitter over 'hanging' post

Yahoo Daily News 28 Nov 2019
Stella’s campaign Twitter account, @2020MNCongress, featured at least two posts involving the idea of Omar being hanged, according to the Washington Times, which broke the story of her suspension.embed ... A spokesperson for Omar previously told the Jerusalem Post of the claim....
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Taliban’s Mullah Baradar met with the Foreign Minister of Iran in Tehran

Khaama Press 27 Nov 2019
... office of Taliban in Qatar met with Javad Zarif, the Foreign Minister of Iran. Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the political office of Taliban in Qatar said in a Twitter post that Mullah Baradar leading a delegation of Taliban leaders met with Mr....
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Full deposition naming Omar also names Sarsour and Kushner as Qatari assets

The Jerusalem Post 26 Nov 2019
Yesterday, the Jerusalem Post reported on court testimony given by Canadian businessman Alan Bender in the trial of Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al-Thani, who stands accused of ordering his American bodyguard to murder two people. Bender told the court that Omar had been recruited by Qatar and had also pledged allegiance to Turkey's President Erdogan....
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