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‘Furious’ Syria suspends $6b worth of Qatar projects

'Furious' Syria suspends $6b worth of Qatar projectsThe Peninsula reports: Syrian social networking sites report that the decision has been taken by the Syrian regime as retaliation for Al Jazeera’s footages of the upheaval in...

GQ goes “inside” Al Jazeera

"If other networks are interested in the politician, Al Jazeera will always be interested in the politician’s driver." That, in a nutshell, is GQ magazine’s take on the Qatar-based news network, which is the subject of...

Qatar: FIFA given “worthless” evidence to support bribery allegations

Qatar’s 2022 World Cup officials have hit back against accusations that the country bribed its way into winning the bid. AP reports: Qatar’s team says allegations published by British lawmakers contain no first-hand evidence or details...

Kuwait stops issuing visas to people in countries of great strife

Kuwait has issued a temporary ban on issuing visas to people from five countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. That includes suspending all tourism, visit and trade visas as well as visas sponsored by...

Amnesty: Qatar must improve status of women, migrant workers

The abuse of migrant workers, discrimination against women and Qatar’s stance on the death penalty were highlighted in an Amnesty International report released last week.   When contacted for comment, Amnesty, which released its 2011 reports for all countries on...

Is Qatar’s bold stance on Libya putting us in danger?

Qatar was the first Arab country to send fighter jets to Libya and to recognize the rebels as the legitimate government of Libya*. Its intense efforts in Col. Moammer Gaddafi’s country has been lauded, analyzed,...
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