| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:45 AM
CAIRO -- The emir of Qatar handed power to his son Tuesday at a time when the country has parlayed its media empire and natural gas riches into prominent regional influence that includes arming Syrian rebels and building a grandiose Museum of Islamic Art....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In one of the more bizarre diplomatic events of late, turbaned envoys of the Taliban cut a pink satin ribbon across the entrance of a two-story villa in Doha, Qatar, a fixed address where U.S. negotiators can find the fugitive extremists when they want to...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:56 PM
WASHINGTON — White House officials refused to comment Friday on a Los Angeles Times report that CIA operatives and U.S. special operations troops have been secretly training Syrian rebels with anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons since late last...
| May 29, 2013
The civil war in Syria is heading in the wrong direction. In the last year, rebels had won control of big slices of territory, including much of the country's largest city, Aleppo. But those gains prompted a surge of military aid to Syrian President...
| Jun 4, 2013
If there was a moment when the United States could have intervened in Syria, it looks like that moment has passed.
Shiite militants, including Hezbollah — partly at the behest of their paymasters in Iran — are racing to the defense of Bashar...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Aetna has a key role in Qatar's new national health care system.
The Hartford health insurer was chosen to help the National Health Insurance Company of Qatar in developing a disease management program and to help generally in improving the country's...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Emirates Airlines, named this week as the world's best airline in ratings published by SkyTrax, will begin A380 service from Dubai to Los Angeles on Dec. 2.
“Demand has steadily grown since we commenced operation to L.A. in 2008," said Orhan...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:26 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Peace negotiations between U.S. officials and Afghanistan’s insurgent Taliban movement expected to begin Thursday apparently were delayed after the South Asian nation’s leader lashed out about how the talks were...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 1:04 PM
BEIRUT -- The election of Hassan Rowhani as Iran’s new president has raised hopes of increased engagement with other nations and a new era of moderation in the Islamic Republic, according to commentaries across the region on Sunday.
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:18 AM
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland -- Senior Obama administration officials said Tuesday that the Taliban has agreed to participate in peace talks based in Qatar, a key step forward in the effort to jump-start a political resolution of the war in Afghanistan...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 6:10 PM
It was a matchup of the best in the world, and Kansas State senior Erik Kynard put on a show along with two of his peers at the 2013 Prefontaine Classic to come away in second place while raising the bar on his own school record. Kynard sailed over the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Middle Eastern news cabler Al Jazeera is in talks to acquire Current TV, according to a published report.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that Doha, Qatar-based Al Jazeera is in advanced talks to acquire the cabler founded in 2005 by former Vice...