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Qatar of 2 Minds About a War, Envoy Says. The foreign minister of Qatar said on Thursday that his nation opposes war against Iraq, but he did not rule out the possibility that Qatar would allow the U.S. to use its military bases to launch such an attack. By James Dao. [New York Times: Politics]

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U.S. to Rejoin Unesco’s Fold After 18 Years. President Bush announced on Thursday that the U.S. would rejoin the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which it quit 18 years ago. [New York Times: Politics]