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Garcia cries foul as FIFA clear Qatar, Russia

Paris - FIFA's probe into the controversial bidding race for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was thrown into turmoil Thursday after its own investigator Michael Garcia complained that a summary of his report misrepresented his conclusions.

FIFA rules out 2018, 2022 World Cup re-votes

Paris - Football's world governing body FIFA has cleared 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar of corruption and ruled out a re-vote to decide the host of the competition despite widespread allegations of wrongdoing.

Op-Ed: No labour rights, no World Cup

Qatar promised it would reform its horrendous labour rights record last May. It has failed to substantially live up to that obligation.

Op-Ed: Libya's civil strife and foreign intervention

Tripoli - The intervention in Libya politics traces back to foreign support for the rebellion against Gadaffi. The intervention not only involved western powers led by the US but also Arab countries with the UAE and Qatar supporting different rebel factions.

Op-Ed: Islamic State — The 'wrong' kind of brutality

San Francisco - As the United States and five Arab nations — none of them democracies, most of them repressive dictatorships — begin bombing Islamic State targets in Syria, President Barack Obama has begun boasting on the "broad coalition" he's enlisted in the fight.

Qatar is building a $45 billion city from scratch for the World Cup that it might lose

"People tend to forget that a city is like a tree," the real estate developer in charge of turning the desert north of Doha into a 450,000-person metropolis wrote in 2010. "Without a proper foundation underground, nothing above will flourish."

Qatar confirms holding Britons probing World Cup labour

Doha - Qatar has confirmed it is holding two British researchers who had been probing the labour conditions of migrants building facilities for the 2022 World Cup, saying they "violated" the emirate's laws.

A mother's appeal as fears mount for Syria hostages

Washington - The mother of a US hostage who has been threatened with death by jihadist militants pleaded for his life on Wednesday amid mounting fears for Americans captured in Syria.

Investing in Hamas infrastructure

Before stepping down as president for the final time later today, Israel's Shimon Peres wagged his finger at a state supporting of terrorism. Not Iran, as par the norm, but Qatar.

Gaza cease fire proposals ongoing amid confusion

Gaza - An early cease fire proposal supported by Egypt, Israel, Abbas, and others without consultation with Hamas failed. However, there is considerable diplomatic activity attempting to forge a new proposal that will gain approval from Hamas as well.

Op-Ed: Shoring up the Persian Gulf

What the latest $11 billion armed deal between the United States and the Persian Gulf sheikhdom of Qatar implies about United States policy in the Persian Gulf region.

Japan 'set for first arms export' under new rules

Tokyo - Japan is set to approve its first arms export following relaxation of its self-imposed ban, as the nation aims to boost its global military and economic presence, a report said Sunday.

300 inventors from 30 countries attend trade show in Pittsburgh Special

Pittsburgh - Over 300 inventors from 30 countries attended the 29th annual INPEX Invention Show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, that included appearances by George Foreman, hoping to find a market for their products.

Iraq's cabinet blames Saudi Arabia for ISIS crisis

The Iraqi cabinet has accused the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of funding the crimes that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have committed in Iraq in the last few days.

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.

'We needed to get him out': Hagel defends Bergdahl operation

Kabul - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday an operation to free soldier Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for Taliban prisoners was undertaken to save his life, as the insurgents' leader hailed the swap as a "big victory".

Released U.S. soldier Bergdahl in 'good' condition

The American soldier released Saturday by the Taliban after nearly five years in captivity is in "good" condition and undergoing medical treatment at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, officials said.

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.

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.

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.

GCC states reach first-step deal to end Qatar dispute

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council has agreed upon the terms of a security pact which they hope will bring about an end with the dispute around the policies of GCC-member state Qatar.

Gulf ministers meet in order to quell Qatar dispute

Foreign Ministers of Arab states on the west side of the Persian Gulf are meeting in order to discuss the tensions between three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states with their fellow member Qatar.

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.

France says Qatar to buy 22 military helicopters

Paris - Qatar will buy 22 NH90 military helicopters from a unit of European aerospace group Airbus worth nearly two billion euros ($2.8 billion), the French defence ministry said Thursday.It said 12 of these would be transport helicopters and the other 10 woul...

Workers dying to build facilities for Qatar World Cup

Doha - Never mind the effect the oppressive heat in Qatar may have on millionaire soccer players at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. According to recent reports, some 4,000 workers’ lives are at risk as they slave to build the facilities in that heat.

Qatar to reschedule 15 percent of planned projects: sources

Qatar is likely to reschedule about 15 percent of its planned building projects for coming years and go over budget, amid a push to complete preparations for the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament, sources f...

Amnesty calls on FIFA to address Qatar workers' rights

Amnesty International is calling on world soccer's governing body FIFA to address the issue of migrant workers' abuse in Qatar during its meeting later this month, the rights group said in a statement on Wednesday.

Qatar 2022 World Cup committee denies wrongdoing

Qatar's 2022 World Cup organizing committee has denied being aware of any alleged payments by the disgraced former head of the country's soccer association to an ex-vice president of FIFA.

Saudi demands Qatar 'shut down Al-Jazeera'

Dubai - Saudi Arabia demanded that Qatar shut down Al-Jazeera and two think tanks during a recent meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, a source close to someone who attended the talks told AFP Friday.Riyadh demanded the closure of the pan-Arab broadcaster ...

Crisis in Qatar may continue and even get worse

A week has passed since the GGC Arab states of the Persian Gulf recalled their ambassadors from Qatar. That crisis may continue and even get worse.
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Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty holds up a report titled  The Dark Side of Migr...
Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty holds up a report titled "The Dark Side of Migration: Spotlight on Qatar’s construction sector ahead of the World Cup", during a news conference in Doha
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Climate activists gathered for a march on the waterfront in Doha; calling on Arab countries to take ...
Climate activists gathered for a march on the waterfront in Doha; calling on Arab countries to take the lead in UN climate change negotiations. But notice the banner being carried by the activists to the right-front of the picture.
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A twenty-member Goan Konkani tiatr group which landed here in Qatar on Sunday night from London is s...
A twenty-member Goan Konkani tiatr group which landed here in Qatar on Sunday night from London is seen outside the Doha International airport. The group will staged their Konkani tiatr “Mahanand Monis Vo Soitan ?” (Mahanand, human being or devil) on Friday February 12, at Al Ghazal Hall (QP) at 4.00 pm. The Tiatr written and directed by Tony Dias held two shows in UK, in London and Swidon. The troupe has been touring different Gulf Cooperation Council countries which has a sizeable Goan po
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A delegation from the ITUC holds up a banner for a campaign asking FIFA to reconsider its awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
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A twenty-member Goan Konkani tiatr group which landed here in Qatar on Sunday night from London is s...
A twenty-member Goan Konkani tiatr group which landed here in Qatar on Sunday night from London is seen outside the Doha International airport. The group will staged their Konkani tiatr “Mahanand Monis Vo Soitan ?” (Mahanand, human being or devil) on Friday February 12, at Al Ghazal Hall (QP) at 4.00 pm. The Tiatr written and directed by Tony Dias held two shows in UK, in London and Swidon. The troupe has been touring different Gulf Cooperation Council countries which has a sizeable Goan po
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Qatar family member s ‘Glow-in-the-dark’ Lamborghini seized by London police
Qatar family member's ‘Glow-in-the-dark’ Lamborghini seized by London police
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Harrods Department Store at night.
Harrods of Knightsbridge opened in 1849, was purchased by Qatar in 2010
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An al-Jazeera studio
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Al Jazeera news desk in Doha, Qatar.
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