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Nadal upset by German qualifier in 1st round at Qatar Open

DOHA, Qatar - Defending champion Rafael Nadal was ushered to the exit, while top-seeded Novak Djokovic cruised through his first match of the season at the Qatar Open on Tuesday.The second-seeded Nadal, showing desire but displaying...
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Afghan government holds direct talks with Taliban

...Taliban and government representatives, most recently hosted by Qatar and Norway. But the new talks were the first formally acknowledged...negotiations, officials and diplomats said. Informal talks in Qatar in May ended on a hopeful note, with the Taliban expressing...
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Qatar Masters

DOHA, Qatar - Chris Wood eagled the 18th hole to win the Qatar Masters for his first European Tour title, overtaking Sergio Garcia and George Coetzee.The 142nd-ranked Englishman hit a 6-iron from 200 yards to 12 feet to set up the winning...
US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

...however, said last week that training also is underway in Turkey. Eventually it is to be expanded to bases in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.Each trainee is receiving a U.S. stipend of between $250 and $400 a month, with the amount set by their skill level...
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US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

...decisions to award World Cups to Russia and Qatar were rigged.Scandals and rumors of corruption...World Cup bids won by Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022."We welcome the actions and...votes to award the World Cups to Russia and Qatar have been surrounded in controversy and...
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Gulf leaders gather in Washington to push Obama on Iran adviser.Later Wednesday, Obama hosted a White House dinner for the Saudi princes, as well as representatives from Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. The parties planned to spend Thursday at Camp David, the presidential...
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Obama offers Gulf nations "ironclad" security cooperation

...intimate setting would lead to a more candid conversation with the Arab allies.Just two other heads of state - the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait - joined Obama at Camp David. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain all sent lower-level but...
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Sports on TV for Wednesday, Jan. 21

GOLF2 a.m., TGC - European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, first round, part II, at Doha9:30 p.m., TGC - European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, second round, part I, at DohaMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL3 p.m., ESPN2 - North Carolina at Wake...
Sports on TV for Thursday, Jan. 22 Aspen, Colo.GOLF2 a.m., TGC - European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, second round, part II, at Doha11 a.m., TGC...Quinta, Calif.12:30 a.m., TGC - European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, third round, at DohaMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL2...
Air Guard chief's Qatar assignment extended

...reserve and National Guard troops in Qatar has turned into a six-month deployment...Force Base, said the decision to stay in Qatar was not his. Scott was scheduled to continue relationship building with Qatar. Scott, named by Gov. Frank Murkowski...


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