The Taliban has addressed the drone strike that killed the head of the Al Qaeda network, investigating the incident as a “claim”.
The abruptly called meeting in Vienna comes after the EU foreign affairs chief has repeatedly pushed to salvage the deal in past weeks.
Iran has condemned a plan by the US and Israel to form a joint defense pact with Arab states to counter Tehran, calling it a threat to regional security.
Iran refuses to hold direct talks with its arch-foe, the United States, resulting in the "proximity" talks arrangement involving European Union envoy Enrique Mora.
This year marks the first time the tournament will be held in the Middle East and has been pushed to later in the year than is typical to avoid the region’s summer heat.
The Doha meeting would be a prelude to agreeing on a new constitution and then holding elections in the African nation that was thrown into turmoil last April.
While Doha maintains its traditional balancing foreign policy, Moscow's attack has given it an opportunity to flex its soft-power muscles.
Ebrahim Raisi arrived in Doha on Monday on the first visit by an Iranian president to Qatar in 11 years and as Gulf states closely watch indirect US-Iranian talks to salvage a 2015 nuclear pact.
The Gulf nation could help extend Washington’s “diplomatic reach” as it continues its strategic shift away from the Middle East.
Doha will host a summit of major gas exporters, organisers of Gas Exporting Countries Forum say, as Western countries seek alternate supplies in the event of Russia invading Ukraine.
President Biden says he will notify US Congress about the designation that he says reflects "the importance of our relationship" with the Gulf country.
Doha emerges as saviour for post-Brexit Britain reeling under all-time high gas prices.
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