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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, North of Al Wakrah and South of Al Khor. 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 political and economic center of the country.

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Scientists predict that COVID-19 will become a seasonal virus - but not yet

A new review published in Frontiers in Public Health suggests that COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will likely become seasonal in countries with temperate climates, but only when..

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Fighting continues in Afghanistan as gov’t and Taliban meet [Video]

Fighting continues in Afghanistan as gov’t and Taliban meet

It is the first time after nearly two decades that the Afghan government and the Taliban are meeting face to face. But as they meet in Doha, attacks are continuing in Afghanistan.

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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...

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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..

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Afghanistan's soil should never be used for anti-India activities: EAM Jaishankar [Video]

Afghanistan's soil should never be used for anti-India activities: EAM Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on September 12 said that India's expectation is that soil of Afghanistan should never be used for any anti-India activities. He was addressing the conference..

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US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute 'gone on too long' [Video]

US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute 'gone on too long'

On a visit to Doha, American special envoy Brian Hook says Qatar blockade continues to 'harm shared regional interests'.

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Afghan government, Taliban agree to Doha as venue for first peace talks

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Secretary of State Pompeo to meet Taliban in Doha: State Department

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