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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,...

Dorothy is Free!

That’s the news that broke this morning on Twitter by @FreeDorothy: YEAH! DOROTHY HAS BEEN FREED!!!! SHE IS SAFE AND SOUND IN DOHA FROM IRAN! THANK YOU FOR EVERYONES SUPPORT! SHE WILL BE COMING HOME...

Qatar: We didn’t bribe our way to the World Cup

Qatar has vehemently denied accusations on Sunday that it bribed officials to vote for its 2022 FIFA World Cup bid. In response to a British Parliamentary inquiry, UK-based Sunday Times submitted evidence that two FIFA members were allegedly...
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