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Doha: Capital of Qatar
Doha is the capital and most populous city of the State of Qatar. It has a population of 956,460 (2015). The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country, North of Al Wakrah and South of Al Khor. It is Qatar's fastest growing city, with over 80% of the nation's population living in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and it is political and economic center of the country.

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US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute 'gone on too long' [Video]

US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute 'gone on too long'

On a visit to Doha, American special envoy Brian Hook says Qatar blockade continues to 'harm shared regional interests'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published
100m world champ Coleman provisionally suspended after whereabouts failure [Video]

100m world champ Coleman provisionally suspended after whereabouts failure

World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman is provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and could miss next year's Tokyo Olympics after violating anti-doping whereabouts rules.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:22Published
Sprint champ Coleman faces missed dope test ban [Video]

Sprint champ Coleman faces missed dope test ban

World 100 meters champion Christian Coleman, who narrowly escaped a ban last year for missing three doping tests, was provisionally suspended on Wednesday and could miss next year's Tokyo Olympics..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

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