Qatar-US ties very strong, says FM Feb 17, 2017 0 228 12345 QNALondonMinister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani said Qatar's relations with the US are historic and strong.In his meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington, the FM said they discussed the current situation in the Middle East, and cooperation in the fight against terrorism. The FM said Qatar and the US agreed to continue to work to strengthen the historic relationship between them as it is very important to promote peace and stability in the region. In a statement to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper published on Thursday, the FM said his talks with the US Secretary of State dealt with the situation in the region, especially in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya. The FM said there are many common points of view between the two countries ” the need to find solutions to combat terrorism and extremism, and the necessity of the solutions to be within a comprehensive framework that meets the aspirations of the people. The FM described his meeting with his US counterpart as constructive. He said Tillerson led a strong partnership between Qatar and the US in the energy and oil sector in the past. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Qatar inaugurates Gaza housing project Feb 17, 2017 0 985 Employees can switch jobs if salary delayed Feb 17, 2017 16 8274 72 killed, 150 injured as IS attacks Pakistani shrine Feb 17, 2017 0 438 Private tuitions: Education ministry special team can carry out judicial actions Tribune News Network Doha A specialised group at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education has been authorised to act as law enforcement officers who can carry out judicial actions on private tuition practices as .. Intensify rainwater suction efforts, says Rumaihi Doha Minister of Municipality and Environment HE Mohammed bin Abdullah al Rumaihi on Thursday urged the two working groups at the ministry and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to develop plans, provide equipment .. 51 killed as blast rocks Baghdad BAGHDAD A car packed with explosives blew up on Thursday in southern Baghdad, killing at least 51 people and wounding 55, security and medical sources said, in the deadliest such attack in Iraq this year. Saudi Arabia busts four Islamic State cells, arrests 15 DUBAI Saudi Arabia has broken up four Islamic State cells suspected of providing shelter to wanted militants and recruiting fighters, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday, according to Saudi state television. .. Syria regime, rebels make no progress at Astana talks Astana Syrian regime and rebel representatives failed on Thursday to make any breakthroughs at talks in Kazakhstan, as key powerbrokers Russia, Turkey and Iran sought to shore up a shaky ceasefire. The meeting was the ..