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June 25, 2018 8:37 PM Trump cites Middle East progress, but mum on peace plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that a lot of progress had been made in the Middle East, but he declined to say when the White House would release its plan for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Trump, during a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan, said things had improved since he pulled the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear 69

June 21, 2018 11:07 AM Trump's Mideast team arrives in Egypt

Trump's Mideast team arrives in Egypt Egyptian airport officials say President Donald Trump's Mideast team has arrived in Cairo on the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. The officials say Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, and Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt, will meet with President 57

June 18, 2018 1:20 PM Abbas aide slams reported US plans to raise funds for Gaza

RAMALLAH, West Bank – A Palestinian official has condemned reported U.S. plans to secure Gulf funding for major economic projects in blockaded, impoverished Gaza. Nabil Abu Rdeneh, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, alleged Monday that such efforts aim to further separate the Gaza and the West Bank which flank Israel. Abbas runs parts of the West Bank and the Islamic 51

June 4, 2018 8:55 AM Qatar acquires stake in Exxon's Argentina shale oil and gas

Qatar acquires stake in Exxon's Argentina shale oil and gas The state-owned Qatar Petroleum has signed an agreement to acquire a 30 percent stake in two Exxon Mobil affiliates in Argentina. The agreement gives the Qatari oil and gas company shares in ExxonMobil Exploration Argentina S.R.L. and Mobil Argentina S.A. for exploration, drilling and production 47

May 27, 2018 2:26 PM Qatar Orders Contraband Saudi Products Off Store Shelves

Move is a reminder of how little progress has been made in bridging the divide between Qatar and its neighbors Qatar directed shopkeepers to clear their stores of contraband goods from Saudi Arabia and other neighboring countries, the latest salvo in the economic battle among former Middle East allies that shows no signs of easing. The directive on Saturday 52

May 23, 2018 10:32 AM The Marrakesh Neighborhood the Jet-Set Call Home

Ultraluxurious homes within a 54-square-mile palm grove called La Palmeraie are a mashup of modern and Moroccan; the Emir of Qatar and members of the Agnelli and Hermès families have homes On the northern fringes of Marrakesh, overlooked by the Atlas Mountains, luxury hotels and vast mansions sit within a natural 54-square-mile palm grove called La Palmeraie 46

May 17, 2018 11:33 PM Qatar helps keep D.C. Metro open late for Capitals-Lightning game

WASHINGTON -- Thanks to Qatar, hockey fans in the U.S. capital got an extra hour of subway service on the night of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning. It costs $100,000 to keep the Metrorail system open for an additional 60 minutes past midnight. Metro eliminated late-night operating hours 31

May 11, 2018 1:27 AM Man charged in Missouri Guard member's stabbing death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A 58-year-old convicted killer from northwestern Missouri is charged in the death of a Missouri Air National Guard member who was stabbed in what authorities are calling a road rage incident. Jackson County authorities charged Nicholas Webb, of Pleasant Hill, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action on Thursday 81

April 15, 2018 10:04 PM Rob Gronkowski won't attend start of Patriots' offseason program

Like quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski will not attend the start of New England's offseason program Monday, according to a source. Gronkowski still is considering whether to play the upcoming 2018 season, and has had "good communication" with the Patriots, per the source. Gronkowski has a $250,000 workout bonus in his contract for 2018, which 75

April 9, 2018 11:13 PM Soccer: Eight Argentine cities to feature in 2030 World Cup bid

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A joint South American bid to host the 2030 World Cup will feature eight cities in Argentina, two in Paraguay and two in Uruguay, the three nations confirmed on Monday. “Our country will have eight host cities, but those haven’t been decided yet because that decision will come at a later stage,” president of the Argentina FA, Claudio 55