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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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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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. 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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