Qatar's foreign minister has held talks with senior officials of Afghanistan’s new Taliban-led government, becoming the first foreign official to visit the war-torn nation since the Taliban’s takeover on August 15.
Shahaboddin Azizi Khadem, President of the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) and Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Mohannadi, Vice-President of the Qatar Football Association (QFA), met in Doha.
A Qatari official says Afghanistan's Kabul airport is 90% ready for operation after a team of engineers from the Persian Gulf state repaired parts of the air traffic control system damaged in the wake of a chaotic US evacuation.
Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the United States is responsible for the suffering and pain of the Afghan people, calling for an inclusive government to be established in the country.
Afghanistan’s refugees who fled the country after the United States’ chaotic withdrawal of military forces are currently living in deplorable conditions at facilities run by Americans in Qatar.
A ceasefire plan to end heavy fighting between Afghan government troops and the Taliban has reportedly been almost agreed as the militants ramp up offensives to seize further territory in the conflict-ridden country.
An online debate has erupted on social media over a historical territorial dispute between Bahrain and Qatar.
The foreign ministers of Iran and Qatar discussed a range of issues, including the bilateral ties, at a meeting in Tehran.
President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi says Iran has proved itself to be a reliable friend and partner, which wishes well for its neighbors.
The United States will use military bases in Qatar and Kuwait to temporarily house thousands of Afghan interpreters and translators who assisted the Pentagon during the war and now face retribution from the Taliban.