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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 Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf.

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What qualities or factors contribute to Qatar being considered a suitable mediator between Venezuela and the United States?

Spanish newspaper El Pais had a scoop last week: at the beginning of June, Juan Gonzalez and Jorge Rodriguez — President Joe Biden’s adviser on Latin American affairs and Venezuelan President Nicolas ...
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Why does the IDF call the surgery department of Al-Shifa the "Qatari Building"?

The IDF says that the Hamas tunnels (they've shown) were located under the "Qatari Building" of the Al-Shifa hospital. Sky News says this is the surgery department of the hospital. Tunnel ...
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Is the Qatari emir's position on Israel the official position of its government?

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has accused the international community of “turning their back” on the Palestinian people amid Israel’s bombardment of Gaza while calling for a permanent ...
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Has Qatar ever been punished for supporting Hamas?

Qatar is Hamas' most important financial backer and foreign ally. Qatari Emir Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani was the first state leader to visit the Hamas government in 2012. So far, the emirate has ...
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What allows Qatar to be in a uniquely favorable situation to be able to mediate negotiations between Hamas and Israel?

Qatar-mediated negotiations between Israel and Hamas aimed at de-escalating fighting in Gaza continued Saturday, a source briefed on the negotiations said, even as Israel intensified its assault on ...
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Why has BBC and UK suddenly become so pro-human rights?

In international relations, it can be consistently observed that whenever an entity questions another entity's human rights and/or freedom of speech situation, there is a political motive behind it. ...
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Which press groups have accepted money from Qatar?

It's been reported several times that several groups, individuals and institutions have been paid off by the Qatari government for favorable press treatment in the West. For example Wikipedia has this ...
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Is Qatar still backing any sides in the Yemen conflict?

There are some news from 2015 that back then Qatar was deploying 1,000 troops in Yemen as part of the Saudi-led coalition. But after Qatar's 2017 fallout with the Saudis and much of the Arab world, ...
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How is Qatar v. Bahrain relevant to the form or definition of an agreement in international law?

Wikipedia mentions that As was obvious[citation needed] in Qatar v. Bahrain, disputes may arise concerning the status of the document once one of the parties seeks to enforce its provisions. "The ...
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Enforcement of "anti-sodomy" laws in Qatar

Qatar has some "anti-sodomy" laws on the books, but the Wikipedia page on the topic gives the impression they were seldom enforced in the past couple of decades: In 1998 an American citizen ...
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Why does Al Jazeera English have a quite liberal stance on LGBT issues?

I am struggling to understand the discrepancy between the democratic, secular and liberal worldview that is, implicitly or explicitly, presented in Al Jazeera English news coverage, and the actual ...
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Is the Trump administration united on the Saudi-Qatar conflict?

Are Trump and his cabinet members, specifically the President, the Defense Secretary, and the Secretary of State, united on the Saudi-Qatar conflict? What is Trump's opinion on the issue and are ...
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What is the problem for Saudi Arabia if Turkey maintains a base in Qatar?

Saudi Arabia-led bloc asks Qatar to shut Al Jazeera, close a Turkish army base and scale down Iran ties within 10 days. What is the problem for Saudi Arabia if Turkey maintains a base in Qatar?
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Why do the Saudis want Al-Jazeera to be shut down?

Saudi Arabia-led bloc asks Qatar to shut Al Jazeera, close a Turkish army base and scale down Iran ties within 10 days. Why do the Saudis want Al-Jazeera to be shut down?
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Has the nuclear deal with Iran led to an escalation of Arab differences?

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Al-Jazeera, curb ties with Iran The JCPOA agreement between Iran, the P5+1 has shaken the war in Syria In the interests of Iran and Russia. Has the ...
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Can Bahrain prevent Qatar Airways from flying?

The Washington Post writes: If not for a gesture of goodwill from Bahrain, whose airspace practically encircles Qatar, the airline would have to cease operations. But is it really a gesture of ...
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What is the reason behind Qatar isolation?

It is very clear that, in last few years, Qatar has become a little independent of its politics from the Saudi Arabia. Most Arab countries are followers to KSA which is a itself a follower for USA. ...
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