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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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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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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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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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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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 from President Donald J. Trump on Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, I would like to wish all Muslims a joyful Ramadan. During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in America and around the world will find meaning and inspiration in acts of charity and meditation that strengthen our communities.  At its core, the spirit of Ramadan …

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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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U.S. Universities in Education City celebrate their 10th Convocation

U.S. Universities in Education City celebrated the Class of 2017, comprised of 444 students from six universities, at its 10th convocation ceremony held at the Qatar National Convention Centre on May 2. This year a tremendous number of students graduated from numerous institutions including: 124 students from Texas A&M at Qatar (Tamuq); 47 graduates from …

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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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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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