Taliban five to stay in Qatar awhile longer
...This looks like another short term solution to a political problem Obama created by doing the deal to begin with. It is possible he is just trying to run out the clock until he is out of office.
The official said the ban would remain in place until diplomatic talks for a longer-term solution are completed. The restrictions had been due to expire on Monday under a May 2014 exchange for Bergdahl. U.S. officials said Friday the Obama administration was closing in on an agreement with Qatar to extend the restrictions for six months that could be announced this weekend. It was not immediately clear why that agreement had not been finalized.