Qatar

UAE accused of arresting and torturing Qataris

Middle East Eye 9 July 2014

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has come in for criticism for allegedly imprisoning and torturing Qatari nationals. A report by the local Arabic daily Al Arab has claimed

 

Qatar's annus horribilis

Al-Monitor 4 July 2014

What a difference a year makes in the Middle East. One year ago this week, Qatar's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, handed over power to his son Sheikh Tamim, joining a

 

Qatar plans to turn bullring into Europe’s mega mosque

Peninsula On-line 4 July 2014

London: The site of a former bullfighting ring in Barcelona could one day house the largest mosque in Europe, members of Barcelona’s Muslim community have said after announcing

 

Denmark’s first ‘real’ mosque opens, bankrolled by Qatar

The Times of Israel 25 June 2014

COPENHAGEN — Denmark’s largest purpose-built mosque, including the country’s first minaret, opens on Thursday in Copenhagen’s gritty northwest district after receiving a 150

 

Unease in Demark over Qatari-Sponsored Mega Mosque

Arutz Sheva 25 June 2014

Denmark's largest purpose-built mosque, including the country's first minaret, opens on Thursday in Copenhagen's gritty northwest district after receiving a 150 million kroner

 

Haftar: Turks, Qataris have '48 hours to leave Libya'

World Bulletin 25 June 2014

An aide to renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar said that Turkish and Qatari nationals have 48 hours to leave eastern Libya, threatening "measures" against those from both

 

Where are Islamic militants in Iraq getting their weapons? The answer surprised us

Public Radio International 20 June 2014
By Christopher Woolf

Many of the weapons used by the Islamic militants known as ISIS were simply captured from its enemies in Syria and Iraq. But ISIS also has foreign backers — some of whom are

 

FA boss Greg Dyke: FIFA president Sepp Blatter's racism claims "totally unacceptable"

Daily Star 12 June 2014
By Rhys Turrell

The Sunday Times newspaper alleged Qatar's successful attempt to host the tournament was won on the back of a corrupt bidding contest. Blatter responded by telling African

 

Blatter under fire as Brazil World Cup opening approaches

rfi 12 June 2014
By Paul Myers

As the final preparations are made for the 2014 football World Cup, temperatures are rising … and so are tempers. Fifa boss Sepp Blatter has lashed out at the media over the

 

Qatar 2022: Fifa sponsors back corruption investigation

BBC News 12 June 2014

Football's world governing body Fifa is under growing pressure from a number of sponsors after its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

 

Call for Fifa to ban Franz Beckenbauer for refusing to help with Qatar 2022 World Cup bid probe

The Telegraph 11 June 2014
By Ben Rumsby

Fifa came under pressure on Sunday night to ban Franz Beckenbauer from football after the German admitted refusing to cooperate with the investigation into Qatar’s 2022 World

 

Qatar continues to cause problems for FIFA

CBC 11 June 2014

After The Sunday Times newspaper published more allegations linking Mohamed bin Hammam to corruptly building support for Qatar's hosting bid, World Cup sponsors took the rare

 

Maradona Blasts 'Corrupt' Fifa over Qatar 2022 Bribery Claims

International Business Times 11 June 2014
By Eduardo Fernandez-Abascal

Football legend Diego Maradona has hit back at Fifa President Joseph Blatter, accusing him of taking "$4000m without doing anything". The Argentina and former Barcelona star

 

Diego Maradona slams FIFA 'bribes' over Qatar World Cup Bid

NDTV Sports 11 June 2014

Argentina legend Diego Maradona lashed out at "bribes" within FIFA, demanding action against those involved in corruption claims linked to Qatar's World Cup bid, in remarks

 

Oliver North: Millions Paid in Ransom to Get Release of Bowe Bergdahl

Shariah Finance Watch 10 June 2014

If true, this indicates that the Bergdahl deal didn’t just replenish Taliban leadership, it also replenished their coffers. North said he knew there was at least a $1

 

Filipino Pastors Tortured, Sentenced to Death in Muslim Qatar

FrontPage Magazine 10 June 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

Qatar is the totalitarian state behind Al Jazeera. It is closely entangled with Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups which is why Obama used it to arrange the Bergdahl

 

Critics say Qatar is not a suitable venue to hold the 2022 FIFA World Cup

The Times of India 10 June 2014

Quite apart from the anxiety about Brazil's readiness to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beginning later this week, there's also growing unease about the 2022 Cup. A chorus of

 

Malaysia woos students from Qatar

Gulf Times 10 June 2014

An Education Malaysia Open Day event will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Malaysia Trade Centre in The Gate Mall, it was announced yesterday. "Students from Qatar

 

Qatar Bribery Allegations Loom Over the 2022 World Cup

TIME.com 9 June 2014
By Karl Vick

A trove of emails allegedly implicating a former Qatari official in bribery has some critics questioning whether Qatar should host the 2022 tournament. Qatar, the tiny Gulf

 

Qatar 2022: bribery and corruption hits the Middle East's first World Cup

Asia News 8 June 2014

Doha - The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is at the centre of a scandal involving sports and finance. An investigation is currently underway that could see Qatar lose the

 
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