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Qatar World Cup corruption, worker deaths a criminal combination

CBSSports.com 8 June 2014
By Gregg Doyel

People are dying, and others got bribed. People are dying because others got bribed. The bribes are at the allegation stage, but the dying at the 2022 World Cup site in Qatar

 

Money Can’t Buy Qatar Love: $200 Billion in World Cup Spending Jeopardized Over Alleged Corruption

Bloomberg 8 June 2014
By Robert Tuttle

A year into his reign, Qatar’s emir is finding it takes more than a checkbook to win friends. The stock index in Doha sank by the most in the world on June 3 while a panel

 

Video: World Cup 2022: David Cameron might want to keep his mouth shut about Fifa and Qatar

Telegraph.co.uk 6 June 2014
By Andrew Critchlow

The fiasco surrounding Qatar’s alleged bribery of officials to win the right to host the 2022 World Cup will test Britain’s relations with Doha. Qatar’s government has

 

Qatari paid millions for World Cup bid support - report

LONDON: A British newspaper alleged on Sunday that a former top Qatari football official paid $US5 million ($5.3 million) to get support for the emirate's campaign to host the

 

Qatar 2022: Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce 'would support' re-vote if corruption proven

The Independent 3 June 2014
By Jack Simpson , Rob Williams , Paul Peachey

Fifa vice-president, Jim Boyce, has said he would back a re-vote to find a new host of the 2022 World Cup if allegations of corruption can be proven. Boyce, who took up

 

Legging aren’t pants, Qatar tells tourists in pre-World Cup campaign

The Australian 28 May 2014
By Emma Reynolds

FOR those of you wondering whether it’s acceptable to wear leggings without tunic tops over them, Qatar has an answer: "leggings are not pants”. The Arab emirate has

 

Bahrain rules out immediate return of ambassador to Qatar

Doha News 28 May 2014
By Peter Kovessy

More than a month after signing an agreement to diffuse diplomatic tensions, ambassadors from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have yet to return to their posts in

 

The Nigerian Connection – Boko Haram, Obama, and Qatar

Right Side News 25 May 2014
By William Michael

Last month Boko Haram, a franchise of al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, kidnapped 276 young girls in Nigeria. This horrifying situation reminded this country, apparently

 

Qatar’s Glencore Kingmaker Breaks Exile in Deutsche Deal

Businessweek 20 May 2014
By Alaa Shahine and Robert Tuttle

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, who played a key role in Glencore International Plc (GLEN)’s takeover of Xstrata Plc, is returning to dealmaking a year after his

 

Sepp Blatter: awarding 2022 World Cup to Qatar was a mistake

theguardian.com 20 May 2014
By Owen Gibson

Sepp Blatter has said it was a "mistake" to choose Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, forcing Fifa to try to limit the damage. "Yes, it was a mistake of course, but one makes

 

How Qatar became Europe’s top power-broker

CNBC 20 May 2014
By Helia Ebrahimi

When in distress, American banks call Warren Buffett. In Europe, banks have turned instead to the Middle Eastern principality of Qatar. This one-time impoverished

 

Muslim Brotherhood welcomes the Brussels Declaration

The Muslim Brotherhood praised the Brussels Declaration which was announced last week by a number of leading Egyptian political figures. The initiative seeks to unite all the

 

Nigerian Muslim Student Society Condemns Boko Haram; 60 Year Old Group Claims Credit For Important Global Muslim Brotherhood Org

Nigerian media is reporting that the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has condemned the activities of Boko Haram, describing the groups actions as "un-Islamic and

 

Al Jazeera Rival to Be Based in London

Variety 8 May 2014
By Debra Kamin

TEL AVIV – In an apparent bid to distance itself from the Muslim Brotherhood and appease its powerful neighbors, Qatar on Monday announced plans for a new television station to

 

Qatar Planning New Channel To Counteract Al Jazeera

Huffington Post 7 May 2014
By Katherine Fung

Qatar is planning a new channel in response to neighboring countries' criticism of Al Jazeera, Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National reported Sunday. The newspaper said

 

Former MK Who Aided Hezbollah to Head New Qatar Channel

Arutz Sheva 6 May 2014
By Elad Benari

A former Member of Knesset who was forced to flee Israel after it was revealed that he revealed sensitive security details to Hezbollah terrorists will head a new Qatar-based

 

Brotherhood leaders leave Qatar for Libya: report

gulfnews.com 29 April 2014

Dubai: Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood leaders reportedly deported by Qatar have arrived in Libya, a London-based daily said. The leaders have landed at Maeetiqiya

 

Focusing Minds on the Human Suffering in Qatar

huffingtonpost.co.uk 29 April 2014
By Gail Cartmail

Today I joined trade union health and safety campaigners protesting outside the London Embassy of the Gulf state of Qatar. As part of International Workers' Memorial Day, we

 

Domestic workers in Qatar face physical and sexual violence, Amnesty says

gulfnews.com 29 April 2014

Dubai: Qatar has failed to protect migrant domestic workers who face severe exploitation, including forced labour and physical and sexual violence, Amnesty International said

 

Brotherhood leaders leave Qatar for Libya: report

GulfNews.com 28 April 2014

Dubai: Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood leaders reportedly deported by Qatar have arrived in Libya, a London-based daily said. The leaders have landed at Maeetiqiya

 
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