Qatar emerges as Mideast mediator

The World

Qatar played the delicate role of negotiator this weekend in the release of two US hostages held by Hamas.  But an estimated 200 hostages remain in captivity. Now, many in the region are looking to the tiny, energy-rich Gulf kingdom to reach out to Hamas and press for more releases, as Greg Gause of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University explains to The World’s host Marco Werman.

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