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War in Gaza may widen as Netanyahu apologizes for civilian deaths

Gaza - One Israeli soldier has been killed, and 20 Palestinians are dead as the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip enters its second day.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Tiny Qatar buys $11 billion in weapons from United States

Doha - Qatar with just 278,000 citizens, plus 1.5 million foreign residents mostly workers, is buying Patriot missile batteries and Apache attack helicopters from the US to the tune of eleven billion.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Barcelona's bullring may become Europe's biggest mosque

Barcelona - Bullfighting was banned in Catalonia in 2010. Since then the bullring in Barcelona has been standing mostly empty. Now Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the ruling Emir of Qatar, is offering to convert the building into the biggest mosque in Europe.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

UNESCO grants World Heritage status to ancient Inca road system

Doha - The Inca Trail, a complex road network crossing six South American countries was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The award recognizes the historic and cultural significance of the ancient route used by the Incas and later by the conquistadors.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 9 comments

French cave home to earliest drawings wins World Heritage status

Doha - UN cultural agency UNESCO on Sunday granted its prized World Heritage status to a prehistoric cave in southern France containing the earliest known figurative drawings.
In the Media by Karim Jaafar with Michael Mainville in Paris (AFP) - 1 comment

Ancient Inca roads win coveted World Heritage status

Doha - UN cultural agency UNESCO on Saturday granted its coveted World Heritage status to a vast and ancient Inca road system spanning six countries in South America.
In the Media by Karim Jaafar with Roberto Cortijo in Lima (AFP)

UNESCO backs Palestinians over threatened West Bank landscape

Doha - The Palestinians scored a cultural victory against Israel on Friday as UNESCO granted endangered World Heritage Site status to ancient West Bank terraces under threat from the Israeli separation barrier.
In the Media by Karim Jaafar with Michael Mainville in Paris (AFP)

UNESCO warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef

Doha - UN cultural agency UNESCO on Wednesday warned Australia that the Great Barrier Reef could be put on a list of endangered World Heritage Sites if more is not done to protect it.
In the Media by AFP

Inca trails, ancient French cave vie for World Heritage status

Doha - Inca trails spanning six countries and a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings are among the sites expected to get World Heritage status at a UNESCO meeting that started Sunday in Doha.
In the Media by Victoria Baux in Doha, Indalecio Alvarez in Paris (AFP) - 1 comment

Massive sponsors demand World Cup corruption investigation

Football's world governing body Fifa is feeling the heat of its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Claims of corruption during the bidding process has got sponsors deeply concerned.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Adidas claims Qatar is damaging sponsors

Adidas is the latest of a long line of sponsors that claim many allegations regarding the 2022 bid for the FIFA world cup to Qatar.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

FIFA Lawyer’s cup probe involves meetings in Australia

As part of an extended probe into corruption allegations over choosing the 2022 World Cup host city, FIFA special investigator Michael Garcia quietly met with FFA officials in Sydney.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 4 comments

Qatar to launch new TV network to counterbalance Al Jazeera

Qatar is launching a new television news network in order to counterbalance the country's well-known Al Jazeera news network.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Abbas, Hamas chief hold first talks since unity deal

Doha - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas held "positive" talks with Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal in Doha Monday in the first meeting since their rival movements signed a surprise unity deal last month.
In the Media by AFP

First U.S. case of deadly MERS virus confirmed - CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working to educate and not alarm the public amid the first confirmed case of MERS in the United States.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 2 comments

Apartment sells for $237m in red-hot property market of London

London - London's property market has always been buoyant, but now with the housing market beginning to take off again, following the six-year long credit crunch, one apartment in the city centre has just sold for £140m ($237m).
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Qatar claims that dispute with fellow GCC alliance states is over

Qatar has claimed that the dispute it and three of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member states were locked in is now over.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Philippine Azkals settle for 1-1 draw against Al-Ahli SC

The Philippine Azkals settled for a draw against Qatar football team Al-Ahli SC Monday night (Tuesday morning in Manila) with a final score of 1-1 to end the their training camp in Qatar.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Philippine Azkals battle Qatari side Al Ahli SC Monday night

The Philippine Azkals gear up for another tough battle against Qatari side Al-Ahli for a final friendly match of their training camp in Qatar in preparation for the main games of the Maldives AFC Challenge Cup on May 19.
In the Media by Leo Reyes
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