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These are governments widely criticized for human rights violations, crackdown on dissent, and the stifling of democracy. Some are headed by leaders who bear similarities with President Rodrigo Duterte.
The talks mark the 7th round of negotiations aimed at ending America's longest war
Qatar Airways will fly from Doha to Davao City once a week beginning June 18
Doha, which attended the 3 meetings in the holy city, says the concluding statements of the summits 'were ready in advance and we were not consulted on them'
'In general, this round was positive and constructive. Both sides listened to each other with care and patience,' says Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban's political spokesman in Doha
Qatar has faced an economic and diplomatic boycott since June 2017 by Gulf rivals who accuse Doha of backing terrorism and being too close to regional rival Iran
(UPDATED) The latest negotiations come as pressure builds for some sort of breakthrough in the gruelling Afghan conflict, with Washington jostling for a resolution
Qatar introduced a series of labor reforms since its selection to host the 2022 World Cup, which sets in motion a huge construction program employing foreign workers
Fil-Am Natalie Uy surpasses the Philippine record she also set last March at the National Open
EJ Obiena's advances to the world championships following his golden performance in the 2019 Asian Athletics Championship
Travis Franklin comes through the clutch as the Philippine club team gets its campaign off to a rousing start
The Filipinos look to stun the Qataris on their own turf in the final window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers
Record-breaker Almoez Ali slots in a brilliant early goal as Qatar deals Japan its first loss in an Asian Cup final
'I call on the Taliban to... show their Afghan will, and accept Afghans' demand for peace, and enter serious talks with the Afghan government,' says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
'It is time for old rivalries to end for the sake of the greater good of the region,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
After stunning world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semis, Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut completes his stellar run with a championship
Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut shocks world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to advance to the final round
The world No. 1 wins back-to-back matches from a set down for the first time since Cincinnati in August last year, a tournament he went on to win
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic says Rafael Nadal must return from injury again as the sport needs a 'legend' like him
The deal is part of Qatar Airways' strategy to 'invest in the strongest airlines around the world'
The world No. 1 cruises past Damir Dzumhur at the start of the Qatar Open
Since and including 2010, the Serbian star, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have won 32 Grand Slams between them
The Gulf Cooperation Council 'has been undermined by the crisis' between the emirate and its neighbors, says Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani
La Salle is expected to name former Qatar national basketball team head coach Tim Lewis as Louie Gonzalez's replacement
Qatar is represented by its minister of state for foreign affairs, Sultan al-Muraikhi
Gas production remains the top the priority for Qatar, which is the world's the biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas
The International Monetary Fund urges Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to expand reforms
The American superstar makes history after winning another gold in the individual vault competition of the 2018 World Gymnastics Championships
Despite taking a year off, gymnastics superstar Simone Biles makes history yet again in the 2018 World Championships
The 18-year-old Filipino finishes 23rd out of the 24 competitors in the men's individual all-around final
A senior official says envoy Nickolay Mladenov has 'gone beyond his role' in seeking agreements between Israel and rival Palestinian faction Hamas, which controls Gaza
Aguilar admits he wishes he could have handled his exit from Burger King, which was then mentored by Guiao, a little bit better
The Philippine men's basketball team unleashes a third-quarter storm to rally past Qatar in the FIBA World Cup qualifier
Known for his outside sniping and scoring, Wright will be a welcome addition for Team Pilipinas against Qatar in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers
The Filipinos will not have their usual 'sixth man' at their disposal
Gilas Pilipinas looks to capitalize on the return of Japeth Aguilar and Matthew Wright and the debut of Stanley Pringle in the qualifiers
The two Team Pilipinas mainstays finish serving their respective one-game suspensions from FIBA
'Registration of pilgrims from the State of Qatar remains closed and residents of Qatar cannot be granted visas as there are no diplomatic missions,' says a Qatari official
'One year on and Qatar and its people are stronger,' says Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, one of the most prominent voices in the region's worst diplomatic crisis for years,
A year ago, Saudi Arabia and its allies cut ties with Qatar, sparking the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf in years. What's happened since?
Qatar's Government Communications Office says it is trying to 'protect the safety of consumers,' amid the Gulf diplomatic crisis
(UPDATED) Critics slam the exit visa system as a prime example of the Gulf state's exploitation of its vast migrant workforce
The Cebu and Davao flights are part of the new destinations detailed, apart from other Southeast Asian destinations: Langkawi in Malaysia and Da Nang in Vietnam. More frequent flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam will also be mounted.
A team led by Labor Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad III will also visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar to ensure that Filipino workers 'have sufficient protection'
(UPDATED) A spokeswoman for Qatar's foreign ministry denied the accusations. 'The state of Qatar announces that the claims of Qatari fighter planes intercepting a UAE civil aircraft (are) completely false,' Lulwa al-Khater says on Twitter.
France's Gael Monfils brushes aside Russia's Andrey Rublev in a one-sided final
'We are clearly dealing here with two skilled professionals who managed to pull off their feat despite all the display rooms being fitted with technologically highly sophisticated (alarm) systems,' said the police commissioner
The other Gulf states – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar – are also committed to introducing VAT but have delayed the move until early 2019
The Qatar Open will be without their usual A-list headline acts
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