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Doha: Capital of Qatar
Doha is the capital and most populous city of the State of Qatar. It has a population of 956,460 (2015). The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country. It is Qatar's fastest growing city, with over 80% of the nation's population living in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and it is also the economic centre of the country.


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Flamengo coach tests positive for coronavirus

Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus tests positive for coronavirus, but will take a second test to confirm the first.

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Afghanistan's Taliban, US sign agreement aimed at ending war [Video]

Afghanistan's Taliban, US sign agreement aimed at ending war

Agreement signed in Qatar's capital, Doha, could result in US troops leaving Afghanistan within 14 months.

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Afghanistan's Taliban, US sign peace deal [Video]

Afghanistan's Taliban, US sign peace deal

Peace deal signed in Qatari capital, Doha, will pave the way for the complete withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.

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Taliban spokesperson in Doha [Video]

Taliban spokesperson in Doha


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Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll [Video]

Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll

Afghanistan declared incumbent Ashraf Ghani the winner of a disputed presidential election on Tuesday, almost five months after voting took place in September. Emer McCarthy reports.

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U.S., Taliban reach truce that could lead to troop withdrawal [Video]

U.S., Taliban reach truce that could lead to troop withdrawal

The United States has reached an agreement with the Taliban on a week-long reduction of violence that could lead to U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on..

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Kuwait Port Authority manager Sheikh Yousef Abdullah al-Nasser al-Sabah said on Tuesday that Doha port was closed to avoid interacting with ship crews coming from Iran.
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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Doha for signing of pact with Taliban

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India 'observes' as the US, Taliban to sign deal

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India to attend signing of landmark peace deal between US and Taliban in Doha on Saturday

India's Ambassador to Qatar will attend the signing of the landmark peace deal between the US and the Afghan Taliban in Doha on Saturday, official sources said on Thursday.
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