EXPLAINER: Qatar’s role in diplomacy ahead of 2022 World Cup


              FILE - In this photo released by Saudi Royal Palace, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, accompanies Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani upon his arrival at in the Red Sea city of Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, May 10, 2021. For decades, Doha has flung open its doors to Taliban warlords, Islamist dissidents, African rebel commanders and exiles of every stripe. (Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP, File)
            
              FILE - U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader shack hands after signing a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. For decades, Doha has flung open its doors to Taliban warlords, Islamist dissidents, African rebel commanders and exiles of every stripe. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed, File)
            
              FILE - In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, meets Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at his office in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. For decades, Doha has flung open its doors to Taliban warlords, Islamist dissidents, African rebel commanders and exiles of every stripe. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Then-Emir of Qatar Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, center right, and then Gaza's Hamas Prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, third left, arrive for the corner-stone laying ceremony of a center providing artificial limbs, in Bait Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Oct. 23, 2012. For decades, Doha has flung open its doors to Taliban warlords, Islamist dissidents, African rebel commanders and exiles of every stripe. (AP Photo/Ali Ali, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Al-Jazeera staff work at their TV station in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, June 8, 2017. For decades, Doha has flung open its doors to Taliban warlords, Islamist dissidents, African rebel commanders and exiles of every stripe. (AP Photo/Malak Harb, File)
            
              FILE - A lifeguard for a hotel swimming pool looks at the West Bay district, populated by many modern high rises, in Doha, Qatar. Saturday, May 4, 2019. For decades, Doha has flung open its doors to Taliban warlords, Islamist dissidents, African rebel commanders and exiles of every stripe. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)