Ministry of Education and Higher Education and U.S. Embassy Doha Promote Educational Leadership at Fourth Annual International Education Conference

Doha – Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education and U.S. Embassy Doha opened the Fourth Annual International Education Conference today – one of Qatar’s biggest educational events of the year. Over 1,000 Ministry officials, educators and administrators from Qatar and abroad are registered to attend the event, under the banner, “Education That Makes a ...
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U.S. Embassy’s 5th Annual Young Writers Program Shines Spotlight on Students’ Creativity

Press Release                                                                                                    April 22, 2019 For Immediate Release DOHA: The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Qatar and Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar, celebrated the winners of the fifth annual “Young Writers Competition” on April 22 at Qatar National Library. Students from 135 Ministry schools participated in this ...
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U.S. Embassy’s National Day Celebrates Enduring American-Qatari Partnership

Doha – The U.S. Embassy in Doha hosted its National Day celebration on Tuesday evening, its biggest event of the year. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires William Grant welcomed guests of honor H.E. Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications; H.E. Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Minister of Municipality and Environment; and H.E. ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO: Situation in Libya

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO April 7, 2019 Situation in Libya The United States is deeply concerned about fighting near Tripoli. We have made clear that we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces and urge the immediate halt to these military operations against the Libyan capital. Forces should return to status quo ...
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Qatari Joint Special Forces and Internal Security Force (ISF) Will Conduct Joint Crisis Response Exercise with U.S. Forces

DOHA, Qatar – The Government of Qatar is hosting an annual crisis response exercise conducted by U.S. Central Command on March 21-27, 2019 in order to strengthen our enduring relationship and improve interoperability. Approximately 400 Qatari Joint Special Forces and ISF and 200 U.S. military personnel will participate in exercise Invincible Sentry 2019 at military ...
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Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting With Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Dr. Khalid Al Attiyah

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting With Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Dr. Khalid Al Attiyah Acting Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Charles E. Summers Jr. provided the following readout: Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Dr. Khalid Al ...
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Readout of Meeting Between Administration Officials and Qatari Officials

Yesterday, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt,and United States Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met in Qatar with Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. Building on previous conversations, they discussed increasing cooperation between the United States ...
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Press Releases: Statement on Move To Indict Turkish Civil Society Leaders

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC February 23, 2019 The United States is gravely concerned by reports that prosecutors in Turkey moved to indict 16 civil society, media, and business leaders. Exercising the right to freedom of expression should not result in an aggravated life sentence. The ability to exercise the rights to freedom ...
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Media Note: Middle East Strategic Alliance Political and Security Pillar Consultations

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE February 21, 2019 Middle East Strategic Alliance Political and Security Pillar Consultations The United States hosted consultations on the political and security pillars of the Middle East Strategic Alliance today in Washington.  Senior officials from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi ...
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Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travels to Belgium, Germany, Turkey, Qatar, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE February 10, 2019 Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travels to Belgium, Germany, Turkey, Qatar, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will lead an interagency delegation to Belgium, Germany, Turkey, Qatar, Afghanistan, and Pakistan from February 10 – 28. This trip is part of an overall ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

U.S. Department Of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Readout January 13, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha. The Secretary thanked the Amir for Qatar’s longtime friendship and strategic partnership with the United States.  The Secretary and the Amir discussed progress on several regional issues, including combatting ...
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani at a Press Availability

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Remarks January 13, 2019 Dukhan Hall Doha, Qatar   FOREIGN MINISTER AL THANI: (Via interpreter) In the name of God, most gracious, most compassionate, at the outset I would like to thank His Excellency the Secretary of State Mr. Mike Pompeo for visiting Doha, ...
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Joint Statement of the Second United States-Qatar Strategic Dialogue: Forward Together

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 13, 2019   The governments of the State of Qatar and the United States held the second Strategic Dialogue in Doha, Qatar on January 13, 2019. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo co-chaired the opening session with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Amman, Cairo, Manama, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Muscat, and Kuwait City

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Press Statement by Robert Palladino, Deputy Spokesperson January 4, 2019 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Amman, Jordan; Cairo, Egypt; Manama, Bahrain; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Doha, Qatar; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Muscat, Oman; and Kuwait City, Kuwait January 8-15. The Secretary ...
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U.S. Embassy at the 29th Doha International Book Fair

The U.S. Embassy participated in the 29th annual Doha International Book Fair November 29-December 8, 2018. With the objective of promoting reading and literacy among all visitors – children and adults alike – a wide selection of English-language books written by American authors were on sale at affordable and reasonable prices. Deputy Chief of Mission, ...
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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Closure due to Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

U.S. Embassy Doha Routine Message for U.S. Citizens The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Qatar will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, for routine consular services due to the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.  The Consular Section will reopen for normal operations on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Assistance: •    ...
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Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Return Visit to Qatar

U.S. Embassy Qatar November 16, 2018 Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Return Visit to Qatar The United States welcomed the November 15 high level engagement between Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.  Special Representative Khalilzad ...
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A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

This report documents the magnitude of the Islamic Republic’s destructive activities at home and abroad. Many of the activities highlighted have occurred recently, while others date back to the early days of the revolution. As this report makes clear, the one constant is that the Iranian regime will do whatever it takes to maintain its ...
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American Band regales audiences at one of the biggest malls in Qatar

On Saturday the 5th of November, 2018, an American Band churned out popular American rock and pop hits in front of a large number of people in three shows at the Ooredoo stage in the Mall of Qatar as part of the ongoing Discover America Festival. People clapped and swayed in appreciation to the numbers ...
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DFI Cinema Under the Stars for Discover America Festival 2018

In partnership with the US Embassy in Qatar, the Doha Film Institute has presented another ‘Cinema Under the Stars’ series, as part of Discover America Festival 2018 from November 1, 2018 until Sunday, at 7pm daily, at the Museum of Islamic Art Park with a line-up of four animation films in the outdoors, and open ...
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American Food Promotion at LULU hypermarkets begin

American Food Promotion as part of the ongoing Discover America Festival was inaugurated on October 28, 2018 at Al Messila branch by William Grant, guest of honour and Chargé d’Affaires at the US embassy. Efforts have been made to showcase and promote the best agricultural produce and food products of America at all LuLu outlets ...
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Doing Business Seminar Concludes at Qatar Chamber

A seminar on “Doing Business & Investing In the United States” was held in partnership with Qatar Chamber at their premises as part of the ongoing Discover America Festival 2018 on October 30, 2018. Opened by the charge d’affaires William Grant where he stressed the excellent relationship the governments of Qatar and U.S. enjoy, this ...
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U.S. Embassy in Qatar Kicks-Off 2018 Discover America Festival

Press Release October 28, 2018 For Immediate Release The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2018 Discover America Festival – where we bring the best of American innovation and culture to Qatar.  The Festival will feature a jam-packed week of events to explore American innovation, fashion, business, music, consumer products, food, and films.  All events ...
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Statement on the Conclusion of Special Representative Khalilzad’s Visit to Qatar

Embassy of the United States in Qatar October 12, 2018 The United States welcomes October 11’s engagement between the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.  The two officials agreed to support progress toward a negotiated settlement to end the ...
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U.S. Embassy Goes Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. William Grant and Dr. Mohammed Ussama Al Homsi, Chairman, Medical Oncology/Hematology at the National Center for Cancer Care and Research, illuminated the Embassy in pink today in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to raise awareness about how early detection can save lives.  The Embassy, located on 22nd February Street ...
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Training Seminar “Models of Electricity Sector Regulation and Promoting the Integration of Renewable Energy”

Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Qatari Senior Energy and Electricity Staff Participates in “Models for Regulating the Electricity Sector and Encouraging Renewable Energy Integration” Webinar Over twenty Qatari senior staff, managers and trainees from several government and private entities including the Ministry of Energy and Industry, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar General Electricity and Water ...
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U.S. Delegation led by General (ret.) Anthony Zinni visited Doha

A United States delegation led by General (ret.) Anthony Zinni visited Doha on September 10.  The delegation met with senior Qatari officials from several departments to discuss the Middle East Security Alliance, a proposed initiative that the United States is developing with partners from the region.  The American and Qatari delegations had a productive exchange of ...
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Media Note: Second U.S.-Qatar Counterterrorism Dialogue

The Second U.S.-Qatar Dialogue of Counterterrorism and terrorism financing was held in the city of Doha on 5 September 2018. Major General Abdul Aziz al-Ansari, Chairman of Qatar National Counter Terrorism Committee, led the Qatari delegation, while the U.S. delegation was led by the U.S. Department of State’s Principal Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Alina L. ...
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Press Statement for AMB Wells Meeting with HE Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah

The United States commends Qatar’s ongoing support for peace in Afghanistan, and welcomes yesterday’s engagement between the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs HE Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah and Department of State South and Central Asian Affairs Senior Bureau Official Alice Wells.  The two officials discussed recent progress toward an Afghan-owned, and ...
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Readout of Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed

Readout Washington, DC June 26, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Washington. The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Qatar’s strategic partnership and friendship with the United States. The Secretary commended the Foreign Minister for ...
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Readout of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s Meeting with the Amir of Qatar

THE WHITE HOUSE June 21, 2018 Readout of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s Meeting with the Amir of Qatar Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt returned to the State of Qatar and met today with Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.  Building on previous conversations, they discussed increasing cooperation between ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO: On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO June 14, 2018 On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I extend my best wishes to our Muslim friends and partners celebrating Eid al-Fitr. This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, a month ...
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Notice: Fraud Alert

NOTICE 2: WARNING:  Fraud alert from the U.S. Embassy in Doha’s Regional Security Office regarding university and training degrees: The U.S. Embassy in Qatar has been made aware of a recurring fraud scheme in which a telephone caller will claim to be a U.S. Embassy representative and attempt to solicit payment with regard to an ...
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WARNING: Fraud alert from the U.S. Embassy in Doha’s Regional Security Office regarding university and training degrees

The U.S. Embassy in Qatar has been made aware of a recurring fraud scheme in which a telephone caller will claim to be a U.S. Embassy representative and attempt to solicit payment with regard to an education or training degree (to either process, validate or cancel a degree), often threatening legal action if money is ...
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Consular Section Ramadan Schedule

The U.S. Embassy will be following a special schedule for Consular Services during Ramadan. American Citizen Services Document passback, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Appointments, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Nonimmigrant Visas Document passback, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Appointments, 7:15-9:00 a.m. Immigrant Visas Document passback, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Appointments, as scheduled Contact IVConsularDoha@state.gov for more information. Please note that the schedule is subject to ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, April 10 2018

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2018 Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani President Donald J. Trump welcomed Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar to the White House today.  The President and the Emir discussed ways to strengthen ...
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U.S. Companies Sign Strategic MOUs with Qatar at DIMDEX 2018

Media Note                                                                                           March 14, 2018 For Immediate Release U.S. defense companies participating in the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) March 12-14 struck major deals to support projects aimed at developing the capabilities of Qatar’s armed forces and support Qatar’s cybersecurity infrastructure.  One such company, Raytheon, founded in 1922 and based in ...
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U.S. Navy Vessels Come to Qatar for DIMDEX 2018

Media Note                                                                                           March 12, 2018 For Immediate Release U.S. Navy Vessels Come to Qatar for DIMDEX 2018 The U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) and accompanying Mark VI patrol boats have arrived in Qatar, ahead of the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX), March 12-14 at the Qatar National ...
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U.S. Embassy National Day Celebration: U.S.-Qatar Relationship is “Stronger than Ever”

Press Release                                                                                                    February 27, 2018 For Immediate Release Doha – The U.S. Embassy in Doha hosted its annual National Day celebration at the Sheraton Hotel & Resort this evening.  U.S. Embassy Chargé  d’Affaires Ryan Gliha welcomed guests of honor, H.E. Dr. Hassan Bin Lahdan Al Mohannadi, Minister of Justice; H.E. Ali Bin Shareef Al ...
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U.S. Embassy Doha Partners with VCU-Qatar on Black History Month Event Encouraging Volunteerism and Community Service

On February 21, U.S. Embassy Doha, in collaboration with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts in Qatar (VCU-Q), organized a panel discussion to commemorate Black History Month.  Public Affairs Officer Carissa Gonzalez opened the event with welcoming remarks that underscored the importance of volunteerism and public service.  Speaking to a crowd of 60 or ...
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USG Exchange Alum Launch First-ever Alumni Association

The U.S. Embassy-funded Qatari-American Cultural Exchange Association hosted its inaugural meeting on February 20, 2018, in which roughly 45 alumni from U.S Embassy-sponsored exchange programs participated.  Public Affairs Officer Carissa Gonzalez opened the event by congratulating the Embassy’s alumni community for this significant accomplishment several years in the making, encouraging alumni members in attendance to ...
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Five Qatari Officials from the Interior, Transport and Communications Ministries to Participate in U.S. Exchange Program on Cybersecurity

The U.S. Department of State will host a delegation of five leading Qatari experts from the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) for a three-week long program on cybersecurity.  From February 19-March 10, 2018, Jassim Al-Kuwari and Sheikh Mansoor Al-Thani from the Ministry of Interior, as well as Rouda ...
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United States and Qatar Hold Inaugural Strategic Dialogue

On January 30, the governments of the United States and Qatar held the inaugural U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.  U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis co-chaired the opening session jointly with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State ...
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Joint Statement of the Inaugural United States-Qatar Strategic Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ________________________________ For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE January 30, 2018 Joint Statement of the Inaugural United States-Qatar Strategic Dialogue The governments of the State of Qatar and the United States held the inaugural Strategic Dialogue in Washington D.C. on January 30, 2018.  U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Visit to Qatar

Press Release                                                                                                  December 7, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S. Embassy Statement on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Visit to Qatar U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry concluded a two-day visit to Qatar on December 8, 2017.  During his visit, Secretary Perry underscored the United States’ ongoing commitment to its strategic partnership with Qatar, and highlighted ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. Embassy Doha reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review ...
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U.S. Embassy at the 28th Doha International Book Fair

The U.S. Embassy participated in the 28th annual Doha International Book Fair November 27-December 5, 2017.  With the objective of promoting reading and literacy among all visitors – children and adults alike – a wide selection of English-language books written by American authors were on sale at affordable and reasonable prices.  Charge d’Affaires Ryan Gliha ...
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Ruqaya Al Sada, Fatima Al Ansari Participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India Nov 28 – 30

The U.S. Department of State selected U.S. Embassy Doha nominees Ruqaya Al Sada and Fatima Al Ansari of Rwaq to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India November 28-30.  This year’s theme, “Women First – Prosperity for All,” emphasizes the role women entrepreneurs play in making communities more prosperous and secure.  Al Sada and ...
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Embassy Open Mic Night Highlights Local Talent

Over 200 participants attended the Embassy’s Young Writers Open Mic Night on Saturday, November 11th at Katara in celebration of Doha Learning Week and the Discover America Festival.  The event was held in partnership with the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.  During the event, participants enjoyed ...
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First U.S.-Qatar Counterterrorism Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE November 8, 2017 First U.S.-Qatar Counterterrorism Dialogue U.S. and Qatari officials met in Washington, DC on November 8 for the first U.S.-Qatari counterterrorism dialogue. U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales led the U.S delegation, which included officials from the Departments ...
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Discover America Festival 2017 kick off with Qatar Little League Baseball

Friday, October 27, 2017 saw the kick off event for Discover America Festival 2017 with the start of Qatar Little league Baseball at the grounds of American School of Doha. This is the first event in a series of events both commercial and cultural to be organized in different parts of the city to mark ...
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Discover America Festival 2017 – EVENTS

 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that the Discover America Festival is underway in Doha with a variety of events, activities and special promotions that will take place throughout the city for the next three weeks.  The festival is in its third consecutive year, and with support from the U.S. Embassy’s many partners, ...
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Discover America Festival Connects Doha to American Culture, Food, Art & Education

Press Release As Prepared                                                                                           October 30, 2017 For Immediate Release Discover America Festival Connects Doha to American Culture, Food, Art & Education DOHA:   The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that the Discover America Festival is underway in Doha with a variety of events, activities and special promotions that will take place throughout the ...
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Treasury and Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Partners Issue First Joint Sanctions Against Key Terrorists and Supporters

Treasury and Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Partners Issue First Joint Sanctions Against Key Terrorists and Supporters 10/25/2017 Treasury Collaborates with TFTC Member States to Designate ISIS-Y and AQAP Leaders, Financiers, and Facilitators WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions on eight individuals and one entity today, targeting ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim William Grant at the Opening Session, Designations Workshop

Sheikh Fahad, Major General Al-Ansari, distinguished members of the National Counterterrorism Committee and the National Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Committee, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen; it is an honor and pleasure to be with you this morning. I want to recognize and thank our hosts, the National Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Committee, for convening ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Grant hosts welcome reception to new diplomats

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i William Grant hosted a reception at the W-Hotel in Doha, to welcome the new U.S. diplomats who will be joining the mission in Qatar, including officers from the consular affairs section, the public affairs section, the political-economic section, among others. The Chargé also took the opportunity to thank the diplomats for representing ...
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Readout of Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Dina Powell and Tim Lenderking Meeting with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar

On August 22, 2017, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs Tim Lenderking met with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar and his senior advisors to discuss ...
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Beware of Tender Scam

WARNING  – The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of an ongoing scam that fraudulently uses the Embassy’s name and logos to target businesses for payments of false contracts.  If your business receives a tender request from a  “Michelle Collins, Embassy of the United States”  or from any of the following email addresses:  usa@embassytenderdep.com  or usa@embassytenders.com  or  info@embassytendersdep.com ...
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USS NIMITZ in the Gulf

U.S. Embassy Doha’s Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, William Grant, and H.E. the Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah observed operations from the flight deck on board the USS Nimitz, one of the largest aircraft carriers in the world.  The visit underscored the bilateral U.S.-Qatari military partnership in support of regional security ...
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William Grant appointed Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim at U.S. Embassy in Qatar

Press Release                                                                                                               July 23, 2017 For Immediate Release  William Grant appointed Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim at U.S. Embassy in Qatar The U.S. State Department has named William Grant as Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim of the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar.  In this capacity, Mr. Grant will represent the United States government and lead the ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Doha

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Doha and met with His Highness the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at the Sea Palace to discuss ongoing efforts to resolve the Gulf dispute. The Secretary also met with Foreign Minister of Qatar His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, with whom ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the GCC Dispute

In regards to the continuing dispute within the GCC, we understand a list of demands has been prepared and coordinated by the Saudis, Emiratis, Egyptians, and Bahrainis. We hope the list of demands will soon be presented to Qatar and will be reasonable and actionable. We support the Kuwaiti mediation effort and look forward to ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens in Qatar

On June 5, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt announced the cessation of diplomatic and consular ties with the State of Qatar. Qatar Airways and other airlines in the region have announced the suspension of certain flights to and from Qatar. The U.S. Embassy takes this opportunity to remind all U.S. citizens residing in ...
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Ramadan in Qatar is a special time for me and my family – Ambassador Smith

“Muslims in America celebrate Ramadan in a variety of unique ways, but also enjoy the strong traditions similarly observed in Qatar and other countries. Ramadan combines an individual sense of responsibility with a greater sense of community and pride.  For example, many Muslim Americans volunteer in their communities by serving food to the needy, organizing ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the occasion of Ramadan

On behalf of the United States Department of State, Renda and I sincerely wish Muslims around the world a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of reverence, generosity, and self-reflection. Most importantly, it is a cherished time for family and friends to gather and give charity to those who are less fortunate. This ...
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NASA Speaker inspires QU students at ASTROCON 2017

Speaker, Dr. Mamta Nagaraja, Engineer at NASA, the one who trains the astronauts,  gave a virtual presentation to 180 Qatar University students, professors and members of the university Astronomy Club on the past, present and future of space missions. The content of the presentation and videos clearly stimulated a lot of discussion and the attendees found ...
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Terry Jones, the founding chairman of Kayak.com visits Doha

Terry Jones, founding chairman of Kayak.com, began his visit to Doha with a keynote speech on Entrepreneurship Education at Qatar University’s (QU) 4th annual prestigious Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (EED) conference, which included the likes of the Minister of Economy and Commerce, the President and Dean of the Business College of QU, faculty members, students, ...
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Readout of Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With Qatari Foreign Minister Al Thani

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Tillerson met with Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and reaffirmed the strong relationship between our two countries. During their meeting, the leaders emphasized their mutual commitment to work toward a stronger partnership and a more secure region. Specifically, the Secretary thanked the Qatari ...
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Readout of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ Meetings with Qatari Emir Skeikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Defense Minister al-Attiyah

U.S. Department of Defense IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Operations Release No: NR-142-17 April 22, 2017   Readout of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ Meetings with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Defense Minister al-Attiyah   Pentagon Spokesman Eric Pahon provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met today with Qatari Emir ...
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Secretary Mattis Travels to Middle East and Africa

Media Note released by U.S. Department of Defense April 14, 2017 Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will embark on his fourth trip Monday, April 17, to re-affirm key U.S. military alliances, to engage with strategic partners in the Middle East and Africa, and to discuss cooperative effort to counter destabilizing activities and defeat extremist terror ...
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Executive Order on Visas

On March 15, 2017, the United States District Court in Hawaii issued a ruling barring the Department from implementing Sections 2 and 6 of Executive Order 13780 suspending visa issuance and entry into the United States of certain individuals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.  On March 16, 2017, a federal district court for the District ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Aviation Security Enhancement

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in consultation with relevant Departments and Agencies, has determined it is prudent to enhance security, to include airport security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the United States.  These enhancements include more stringent measures applied to 10 specific airports, to include Hamad International Airport. The ...
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Young Writer’s Program 2016-17

The Young Writers Program (YWP) is a joint partnership between the U.S. Embassy and the Qatari Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The mission of the program is to encourage Qatar’s youth to read, write, and think critically about important events and topics. Since the program’s inception in 2014, students from 122 Ministry schools have ...
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Education USA Counselor’s Workshop held

A practical workshop was organized by Education USA for public and private school counselors at Omar Bin Abdulaziz Secondary School for boys on helping students find colleges that are the right fit for them. Students from the school sat with each counselor to receive one to one advise on how to search for universities in ...
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President Trump’s Women’s History Month Proclamation

  We are proud of our Nation’s achievements in promoting women’s full participation in all aspects of American life and are resolute in our commitment to supporting women’s continued advancement in America and around the world. America honors the celebrated women pioneers and leaders in our history, as well as those unsung women heroes of ...
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Embassy’s English Language Adviser conducts Readings at two schools

On Monday, February 27th the Embassy’s English Language Advisor conducted a “Pete the Cat” Reading lesson at the Khaleej Al Arabi Primary School for Boys as part of the Embassy’s Moving Library Program.  Twenty 4th grade students participated in the program, which included a lesson on the 5 elements of a story, a read-aloud of ...
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U.S. Embassy celebrates U.S.-Qatari Ties at National Day Gala

Press Release As Prepared                                                                                           February 27, 2017 For Immediate Release U.S.  Embassy celebrates U.S.-Qatari Ties at National Day Gala Doha – The U.S. Embassy in Doha hosted its annual National Day Gala at the St. Regis Hotel this evening.  Ambassador Dana Shell Smith welcomed the guests of honor, His Excellency Saleh Bin Ghanim Nasser ...
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U.S. Embassy hosts 2017 National Day Celebration

On February 27, the U.S. Embassy hosted its annual National Day Gala at the St. Regis Hotel.  Ambassador Dana Shell Smith welcomed the guests of honor, His Excellency Saleh Bin Ghanim Nasser Al Ali, Minister of Culture and Sport; His Excellency Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment and a distinguished array ...
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Al Kawthar Secondary School for Girls participate in English Language Film Club

Embassy staff had a fantastic visit to Al Kawthar Secondary School for Girls to participate their English Language Film Club.  The club was started in 2012 in partnership with US Embassy Doha to encourage English language learning and critical thinking skills.  Currently, students run the club with the active support of the school’s English department.
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Former NASA official unravels Space mystery in a series of lectures

In a series of lectures around town, visiting former NASA Deputy Chief Technologist James Adams unraveled the mysteries of space and the technologies used in the process. Mr. Adams has over 35 years of aerospace experience. Recently retired from NASA, he has directed or been involved in over 30 spaceflight missions to explore the Earth ...
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President’s call with His Highness the Amir

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 10, 2017 Readout of the President’s Call with His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, the Amir of Qatar President Trump spoke yesterday by telephone with His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Amir of Qatar.  They reaffirmed the close defense cooperation ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Overseas Voting 2017

U.S. Embassy Doha Message for U.S. Citizens Just voted in November?  Still traveling or living overseas?  You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other ...
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Urgent Visa Notice (New Update 02/07/2017)

The Department of Justice informed us of the Washington state court ruling barring the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, including those related to visas and travel. We have reversed the provisional revocation of visas under Executive Order 13769.  Those individuals with visas that were not physically cancelled may now travel ...
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Urgent Visa Notice (New Update 2/5/2017)

The Department of Justice informed us of the Washington state court ruling barring the U.S. government from enforcing certain provisions of Executive Order 13769, including those related to visas and travel. We have reversed the provisional revocation of visas under Executive Order 13769.  Those individuals with visas that were not physically cancelled may now travel ...
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Urgent Visa Notice (New Update 2/1/2017)

Under the Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017, referencing Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, visa issuance to nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification.  If you are a national of one of these countries, please do not schedule a visa ...
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Urgent Visa Notice

Under the Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017, referencing Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, visa issuance to nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification.  If you are a national, or dual national, of one of these countries, please do not ...
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U.S. and Qatar conclude Second Annual Economic and Investment Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE December 13, 2016 Joint Statement by the U.S. and Qatar on the Conclusion of the Second Annual Economic and Investment Dialogue Doha – Government representatives from the United States of America and the State of Qatar met in Doha on December 12 ...
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Media Note Announcing Asst Sec Rivkin Travel to Saudi and Qatar

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE December 9, 2016 Assistant Secretary Charles Rivkin Travels to Qatar and Saudi Arabia Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel to Doha, Qatar; and Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, December 11–16. In Qatar, December 11–12, ...
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Mayor of Los Angeles Visits Doha

Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles in the U.S. State of California, visited Doha, Nov. 13-17. The mayor and his accompanying delegation met with business, cultural, and government leaders to strengthen the growing partnership between the cities of L.A. and Doha.
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Ambassador Smith opens the North American pavilion

Ambassador Dana Shell Smith attended the opening ceremony and participated in the ribbon cutting of the leading international exhibition dedicated to homeland security in the Middle East, Milipol Qatar 2016, where leading suppliers from the U.S. exhibited exceptional and innovative homeland security solutions.  
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Treasury Asst Sec for Terrorist Financing discusses w/Qatari PM counter terrorist financing efforts

U.S. Department of the Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Daniel L. Glaser discussed the Government of Qatar’s recent positive efforts to counter terrorist financing with Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser   DOHA: On October 26, U.S. Department of the Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Daniel L. Glaser visited Qatar and met with ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens regarding Returned Voted Ballots

U.S. Embassy Doha, Qatar Message for U.S. Citizens Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots 6 October 2016 Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials ...
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U.S. Embassy Doha, Qatar publishes 2nd Volume of the Young Writers Journal for Qatari Independent Schools

Embassy of the United States of America Press release September 25, 2016 U.S. Embassy Doha, Qatar publishes 2nd Volume of the Young Writers Journal for Qatari Independent Schools   DOHA: The U.S. Embassy Doha is proud to launch the Second Volume of the Young Writers Journal.  The journal comprises a collection of student essays, short ...
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PAS Doha Conducts Reading Program at Bilal Bin Rabah Primary School for Boys

On May 2nd, PAS staff visited the Bilal Bin Rabah Primary School for Boys in Muathir to conduct a story reading session with 20 second and third grade students. Staff brought American children’s stories to read with the students. The program was part of Post Doha’s ongoing Primary School Reading Program. Through the program, volunteers ...
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Winners of the 2nd Annual Young Writers Competition Celebrated

DOHA: The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Qatar and Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar celebrated the winners of the second annual ‘Young Writers Competition’ on April 20th, 2016 at Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar in Education City. The Young Writers Competition is part of an ongoing partnership between the ...
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Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

For many, this month is an opportunity to focus on reflection and spiritual growth, forgiveness, patience and resilience, compassion for those less fortunate, and unity across communities. Each lesson is profound on its own, and taken together forms a harmonious whole. It’s also a time of year that brings some of the best dishes to ...
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Four filmmaking workshops conducted at Qatar University

Bill Megalos and John Anderson conducted two workshops each at the Ibn Khaldoon hall of Qatar University. The workshops presented were “Workshop 1-How to find and tell your story” where Bill showed that a great topic for a film doesn’t mean that you have a story. This workshop took the attendees through the necessary research ...
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U.S. Embassy Promotes U.S. Real Estate and Investment Encourages Attendance in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s June 2016 SelectUSA Summit

DOHA: The U.S. Embassy hosted an event on April 19, 2016 promoting U.S. real estate investment in collaboration with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), a financial and professional services firm, 58,000 people strong across 230 corporate offices specializing in real estate services and investment management.  JLL executives discussed the U.S. real estate market and its growth ...
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US Embassy celebrates International Women’s Day

March 8 was International Women’s Day. Ambassador Smith and colleagues around Qatar offer advice to young women. Happy International Women’s Day! Today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. One day can never be enough to focus on gender equality—we must commit every day to building a world in ...
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Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Lew’s Meeting with Qatar Attorney General Ali bin Fetais Al-Marri‎

WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew met with Qatar Attorney General Ali bin Fetais Al-Marri‎ to discuss our ongoing cooperation on countering terrorist financing. Secretary Lew expressed appreciation for the State of Qatar’s efforts to prosecute significant terrorist financiers in Qatar.  He underscored the importance of those efforts, and stressed the importance of ...
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U.S. Embassy and AmCham Qatar Celebrate Second Annual Discover America Week

DOHA: The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce Qatar, will launch the second annual ‘Discover America Week Qatar 2016’ February 15-22, 2016 to celebrate the U.S. Qatar partnership. This week will highlight the diversity and breadth of American goods, services, and products, and bring a little bit of America to Qatar. From ...
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Makerspaces Promote Student Creativity in Qatar

In collaboration with the Qatar National Library, the U.S. Embassy to Qatar hosted American professor of learning sciences Dr. Kylie Peppler in January.  An artist by training, Dr. Peppler conducted two workshops on the concept of makerspaces: creative, hands-on areas where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.  While these spaces are often associated ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors “World of 3D Printing” Workshops at Qatar Scientific Club, November 10 – 17

The U.S. Embassy is partnering with Texas A & M University Qatar to conduct a series of workshops explaining the concepts of 3D printing this week at the Qatar Scientific Club. Over the next seven days, the “World of 3D printing” workshop series will explore broad topics from 3D technology to more technical information related ...
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First Lady Michelle Obama to Travel to the State of Qatar and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

As part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, the First Lady will make stops in Doha and Amman; the First Lady will also visit US military service members stationed at Al Udeid Air Base as part of the Joining Forces initiative As part of Let Girls Learn , the First Lady will visit Doha, Qatar and Amman, Jordan from November 1-7, 2015. In ...
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U.S. Universities Featured at Qatar International College Fair

On October 19, 38 American universities participated in the Qatar International College Fair at the Qatar National Convention Center. Qatar is already home to six of the United States’ most prestigious institutions: Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Texas A&M, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, and Northwestern University.  In addition to these universities, 32 others were ...
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DCM speaks at Qatar Leadership Conference

Deputy Chief of Mission Ryan Gliha spoke at the Qatar Leadership Conference on Oct. 15, 2015 on the qualities of a successful diplomat. The conference, hosted by Qatar Academy/THIMUN, gives high schoolers the opportunity to speak with educators, leaders, and diplomats as they begin to contemplate their future careers.
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Ambassador Smith and U.S. Military Personnel attend closing ceremony for female Qatari Internal Security Forces

A 12-person Female Engagement Team consisting of personnel from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Joint Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula, and SOCCENT Forward Headquarters conducted a Subject Matter Expert Exchange with female members of the Qatar Internal Security Forces.  Ambassador Smith and high-ranking officials both from U.S. military and QISF attended the closing ...
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U.S. Embassy Organizes Orientation For Students Accepted into U.S. Colleges and Universities for the Fall 2015 Term

On June 21, the U.S. Embassy, together with the Qatar Student Association, hosted a pre-departure orientation for over 50 students and their parents for students accepted to U.S. colleges and universities for the Fall 2015 term.  The three-hour program, held at the Doha Youth Center, covered information about the visa process, learning about the various regions ...
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Security Message: Safety Alert

The U.S. Embassy takes this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens in Qatar that places Westerners frequent, such as hotels and malls, remain targets for extremists, especially as the end of Ramadan and Eid approach.  All U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Qatar should remain vigilant regarding their personal security and alert to local security developments.  ...
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Robotics Engineer inspires Innovation, Collaboration, and STEM Education

NASA-trained, robotics entrepreneur Eric Stackpole, CEO and co-founder of OpenROV, is a mechanical engineer interested in both ocean and space technology. Eric was in Doha recently travelling the country talking to school students, academics, university students, robotics enthusiasts and scientists about how to “Follow your Passion: Lead the Future” by doing live demonstrations of his ...
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Sports workshop with Al Rayyann club

On February 23-24, 2015, the U.S. Embassy partnered with Al Rayyan Sports Club to bring American coaching trainers to Doha.  The trainers offered workshops for local youth coaches on how to teach values such as teamwork, leadership, overcoming adversity, and problem-solving through sports coaching and physical education.
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The American Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Embassy announce activities for “Discover America – USA Week Qatar”

On 21 January 2015 the American Chamber of Commerce Qatar (AmCham Qatar), in partnership with the Embassy of the United States of America,  launched Discover America – USA Week Qatar, an inaugural celebration of American culture, commerce and friendship in Qatar. Delivering a packed program of activities in partnership with Qatar Airways, Qatar Chamber of ...
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“Spectacular Science” Workshop Series Highlights STEM Education

The U.S. Embassy hosted a team of three American experts in the field of Science Education. They conducted a weeklong workshop entitled, “Spectacular Science” from November 23-27, 2014. The experts were International Educational Consultant ,Dr. Barbara Hong, Professor of Physics at Penn State, and Alice Flarend; a Physics school teacher with over 15 years of ...
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Embassy partners with Supreme Education Council to hold a Creative Writing Workshop for Teachers

On Tuesday, November 4, the U.S. Embassy Doha, in partnership with the Supreme Education Council, held a professional development workshop for 79 preparatory and secondary school English teachers on “Teaching Creative Writing”.  The event was held at Katara and was part of an ongoing partnership between U.S. Embassy Doha and the Supreme Education Council on ...
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Embassy Partners with Supreme Education Council for Creative Writing Workshop for Teachers

  On Tuesday, October 28, the U.S. Embassy Doha, in partnership with the Supreme Education Council, held a professional development workshop for 50 primary school English teachers on “Teaching Creative Writing”.  The event was held at the Al Wafaa Model School for Boys and was part of an ongoing partnership between U.S. Embassy Doha and ...
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Ambassador Smith meets NHRC Chairman

The National Human Rights Committee Chairman Dr Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri held talks with US Ambassador to Qatar Dana Shell Smith in Doha yesterday. The two discussed ways to strengthen co-operation on issues of common interest and exchange of expertise in the field of human rights.
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RELO takes part in Embassy’s Primary School Reading Program

On Wednesday, October 22nd the Regional Language Officer accompanied Embassy Doha staff to Al Rashad Independent Primary School for Boys to read English language stories to a 4th grade class as part of the Embassy’s ongoing Primary School Reading Program.  The students loved listening to “Pete the Cat” and “Where the Wild Things Are” and ...
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Ambassador Smith meets ACTA Chairman

Chairman of Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA), Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, met yesterday with Ambassador of the United States to Qatar, HE Dana Shell Smith, on the occasion of taking over her duties in Doha. Al-Attiyah wished Ambassador Smith all success in her mission.
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Qatari Alumni of U.S. Universities Launch Network

The Embassy of the United States of America to the State of Qatar has partnered with the Qatar Students Association  to establish the first ever U.S. Alumni Network for Qatar. U.S. Ambassador Dana Shell Smith announced the formation of the network at a reception held at her residence in honor of Qatari alumni on Wednesday, ...
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Ambassador meets with the Prime Minister

Ambassador Dana Smith met with the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani on September 22, 2014 to greet him on the occasion of assuming her duties in the country. The two reviewed cooperation between the two countries and ways of developing them in various fields.
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Ambassador Ziadeh at 2014 OTC in Houston

U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar Susan L. Ziadeh joins dignitaries at the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce Welcome Reception held at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas.  During her keynote address, Ambassador Ziadeh urged senior U.S. and MENA business leaders to take advantage of the Qatari Investment Authority’s intent to “pivot ...
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NASA speaker motivates QU students

On April 20th NASA speaker Mr. George Gabrielle connected with Qatar University students via a Google Hangout meeting organized by the U.S. Embassy at both the men’s and women’s corners of Qatar University Library American Resource Center, simultaneously. Mr. Gabrielle told the eager bunch of students about his work at NASA and touched upon all ...
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Secretary Kerry hosted Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid Al Attiya in Washington

SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody.  I’m very happy to welcome the foreign minister of Qatar here, Dr. Khalid, who has met with me now almost as much as any foreign minister since I have been Secretary. We’ve had a very strong and collaborative relationship working on our defense cooperation relationship, but also on Syria, Mideast peace, ...
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Ambassador Ziadeh visits the New Port Project

The U.S. Ambassador Susan L. Ziadeh visited the New Port Project site near Mesaieed with an Embassy delegation. Nabeel Mohammed Al-Buenain, the New Port Project Executive Director and his respective team members briefed the Ambassador on the developments of the project and accompanied her on a tour of the facility. The group is pictured in the ...
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Defense Attache attends DIMDEX

U.S. Embassy Defense Attache Col. Jim Wiengartner greets Brigadier Thani al Kuwari, Assistant Minister of State for Defense Affairs in Qatar at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition. “We look forward to working closely with the Qatar Armed Forces to build capacities with a key Gulf partner,” Col. Weingartner said.
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Celebrating U.S. National Day 2014

HE Ahmed Bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, HE Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, HE Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Rumaihi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, and other senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs joined U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar Susan ...
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US Embassy Supports The Youth Company’s Youth Change Everything Conference

The US Embassy sponsored The Youth Company’s March, 2014 Youth Change Everything: Arab Women Edition conference held from March 21-March 22 at The Youth Hub.  The conference brought together young Qatari and Arab girls interested in launching entrepreneurial projects in Qatar, and provided workshops and talks on leadership and entrepreneurship skills.  Consular Officer Natalie Bonjoc ...
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Poet Naomi Shihab Nye at Qatar University

On Sunday, February 16th, the US Embassy sponsored a poetry event at Qatar University with the award-winning Palestinian American poet, Naomi Shihab Nye.  During her day at QU, Ms. Nye visited a Reading Comprehension class in the Department of English Literature & Linguistics and conducted a poetry writing workshop in the women’s American Corner at ...
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Second 2022 World Cup Trade Mission Further Expands U.S.-Qatari Commercial Ties

U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Susan L. Ziadeh and Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Nasser Fahad Al Khater jointly led a trade mission to Atlanta, Georgia and Miami, Florida from January 26-31.  The visit, following a similar joint mission to Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle in 2013, highlighted partnership ...
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Secretary John Kerry Meets with Foreign Minister Khaid Al Attiya in Munich

US Secretary of State John Kerry met today with HE the Foreign Minister Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, on the sidelines of his participation in the Munich Security Conference being held in Germany. The meeting addressed a number of issues of common concern, especially the Conference’s agenda and the latest developments in the Middle East ...
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Balancing Personal Security and Effective Conduct of Diplomacy Discussed

Embassy Official Steven Abels spoke at the 3rd annual session of The Hague International Model United Nations Qatar on the topic of the protection and safety of diplomatic and consular missions and representatives.  Speaking before the 5th Committee (Administration and Budgetary) on January 30th, Mr. Abels discussed the challenges of balancing physical and personal security ...
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Kerry at Opening of Geneva II Conference on Syria

Intervention at the Geneva II International Conference on Syria Thank you very much, Secretary Ban, and thank you, Ambassador Brahimi, for your commitment to helping the Syrian people find a new future. And I join with Foreign Minister Lavrov in thanking all of the countries around the table, all of the groups around the table. ...
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Embassy Organizes Workshops for Local School Teachers

On Saturday, January 18, US Embassy Doha sponsored its second Language and Literacy Professional Development Event for local school teachers for the Fall/Winter Semester.  The theme of the event was “instructional strategies to build opportunities for student engagement while managing classroom discipline and planning for academic success.”  In addition to our regular presenters, Meredith Hedrick ...
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Secretary John Kerry and Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid Al Attiyah Press Conference in Paris

SECRETARY KERRY:  Well, good evening and welcome, and thank you very, very much for your patience in a long afternoon between the London 11 meeting that (inaudible) and now a long meeting here with the Follow-on Committee of the Arab Peace Initiative. I am particularly grateful to Foreign Minister al-Atiyah for his leadership and for ...
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Chargé congratulates QU graduates

Chargé d’Affaires Ian McCary joined QU President Dr. Sheikha Abdulla Al Misnad at a luncheon honoring graduates of PhD and MA programs abroad. The students received scholarships provided by Qatar University as part of a program to support Qatari students at the master and doctorate levels in order to have them return to Qatar to ...
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