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Morocco fan dances with Senegal supporters

WATCH: African teams continue to shine after Morocco triumph Source

Iranians have something to celebrate after Wales victory

READ: Iran Football Manager dodges question on protests Source

Iran football manager dodges question on protests

Iran's football manager, Carlos Queiroz, dodged a question from a reporter over ongoing protests in the country, saying he only wanted to talk about the game, Anadolu News Agency reports. At a press conference on Thursday, ahead of Iran's game against Wales, Queiroz told a BBC reporter: "Why don't you ask such questions to (England's […]

The BBC’s abysmal coverage of Qatar’s World Cup

The British state-owned broadcaster’s refusal to show Qatar’s Opening Ceremony reeks of hypocrisy By Omar Ahmed November 21 2022 The FIFA World Cup held in Qatar is probably going to be the worst in the 92-year history of the tournament, but not for the reasons most are thinking. Aside from the fact that it is being held […]

Qatar signs 27-year deal with China as LNG competition heats up

QatarEnergy has signed a 27-year deal to supply China's Sinopec with liquefied natural gas (LNG), the longest such LNG agreement, so far, as volatile markets drive buyers to seek long-term deals, Reuters reports. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, competition for LNG has become intense, with Europe, in particular, needing vast amounts to help […]

FIFA World Cup: angry fans slam BBC for not showing opening ceremony

Thousands of football fans have slammed the BBC over its decision not to air the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup which started in Qatar yesterday. For the first time in its history, the British broadcaster ignored the spectacle in favour of a political broadcast aimed at Qatar that has outraged football fans around […]

Erdogan, Sisi shake hands at World Cup opening ceremony in Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shook hands with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi for the first time on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar yesterday, according to the Turkish presidency. An official in the Turkish presidency confirmed to AFP that this is the first meeting between the […]

Al-Qaeda tells Muslims to shun ‘immoral’ Qatar World Cup 

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has called on Muslims around the world to shun the FIFA World Cup currently underway in Qatar, although the terrorist group stopped short of issuing any threats to carry out attacks or calling for acts of violence. AQAP, which is an affiliate based in Yemen, condemned the tournament's host […]

Qatar’s hosting of a successful FIFA World Cup will be an Arab success

Qatar is living through one of the thousand and one nights, which people thought was a fantasy but can now see with their own eyes. It has become a reality, with a dazzling display that is capturing hearts. This small country is throwing a large party for countries from around the world; two million people […]

We are all Palestinian’: Fans Show Solidarity with Palestine ahead of World Cup in Qatar (VIDEOS)

November 20, 2022 Hundreds of football fans converged on Qatar’s Lusail City on Saturday waving Palestinian flags ahead of the start of the World Cup, The New Arab reported. The event was organized by the Qatar Youth Against Normalization group, bringing together locals and fans who had traveled to the Gulf state for the games. […]

Debunking the myth of ‘de-politicizing’ sports

November 20, 2022  Source: Agencies By Ahmad Karakira  Ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, calls to de-politicize sports seem ridiculous and senseless upon examining the inseparable historical connection between sports and politics. A few days before the 2022 Qatar World Cup, French President Emmanuel said that sport should not be politicized. “I think we must […]

The 2022 World Cup is a golden opportunity for Palestine

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is an unprecedented opportunity to raise awareness of Palestine on the international stage. Source

Politics Out Of Football Says The West, Unless It’s The Right Kind Of Politics

The Qatar 2022 World Cup has been the target of much controversy in recent months, with Western nations making things political. Whilst it was once the standard to bar politics in sport, it is now fine to include political messaging, except if your message violates Western government guidelines. Despite FIFA, UEFA and the IOC’s explicit […]

التقى بري سراً في بيروت… ودوكان في باريس: هل أحرق باسيل كل الجسور مع فرنجية؟

 الجمعة 18 تشرين الثاني 2022 الأخبار لم يكن موقف النائب جبران باسيل من رفض ترشيح سليمان فرنجية جديداً، لكنّ خطابه المسرّب من باريس أثناء الاجتماع مع مناصريه، أدى إلى اشتعال الجبهة مع رئيس مجلس النواب نبيه بري، إذ إن باسيل أطلق مواقف تنتقِد بري، وقال إن «انتخاب فرنجية سيُعيدنا إلى عام 1990، فننتقِل من ثلاثية بري […]

World Cup 22: The Angry Reactions to the €10 “Greek salad” sold in Qatar

The World Cup in Qatar 2022 starts in a few days, but those who chose to attend are already giving – through social media – detailing the atmosphere that prevails in Qatar. Greece is absent from the World Cup, but is present through a culinary “representation”. More specifically, the Greek salad is a hit in… […]

USA redesigns their crest with LGBT rainbow for World Cup in Qatar

The United States’ men’s national team have made a huge statement at the World Cup in Qatar by redesigning their crest to incorporate the rainbow flag, in a bid to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. The tournament, which starts on Sunday and sees the US play their opener against Wales on Monday, has been […]

Netherlands to auction World Cup shirts to support migrant workers

The shirts worn by the Netherlands team during the World Cup will be auctioned to support migrant workers in Qatar, the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) said on Monday, Reuters reports. The KNVB is one of the few football associations to criticise human rights and working conditions in Qatar, where migrant workers and foreigners make up […]

Qatar in 2022 World Cup pre-start excitement

With little time left before the World Cup in Qatar kicks off on November 21, the excitement for organizers and participants is growing by the day. Some 1.2 million fans are expected to travel to the emirate from all over the world, exceeding Doha’s current hotel capacity by more than 30,000 rooms. There is a wide […]

World Cup ambassador criticized over LGBT remarks

The World Cup ambassador for the Gulf nation, Khalid Salman, a former international football player for Qatar, has come under criticism for remarks he made in an interview with German television suggesting that homosexuality is a “disease in the head.” The tournament, which is scheduled to begin on November 20, has come under fire for […]

Qatar World Cup ticket sales near 3m, says Infantino

Ticket sales for the soccer World Cup are approaching the three million mark ahead of the tournament kicking off in Qatar on 20 November, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, and event organisers said on Monday, Reuters reports. The top 10 purchasing countries of the 2.89 million tickets sold are Qatar, the United States, Saudi Arabia, England, Mexico, the United […]

Qatari and US gas won’t save Europe

Experts estimate that in order to avoid a catastrophic fall in GDP and the risk of a prolonged economic depression, the total public spending by European countries to mitigate the energy collapse unleashed by Washington will have to exceed €1 trillion!  A crisis of this magnitude would result in more bankruptcies and a domino effect […]

Qatar population surges 13.2% in year leading up to World Cup

Qatar's population has surged by 13.2% over the last year, official data showed, as the tiny Gulf Arab state recruits thousands of overseas workers ahead of hosting the soccer World Cup next month to cope with an unprecedented influx of fans, Reuters reports. The wealthy gas producer's population stood at 2.94 million after some 370,000 […]

Rights group calls on FIFA to condemn racism in Denmark at Word Cup

A Danish human rights organisation has called on the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) to allow referees to raise signs condemning Danish racism during World Cup matches in Qatar 2022. In an open letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino, the organisation calling itself DENMARK UNCENSORED urged: "To support marginalised and vulnerable people affected by […]

The Yemen Truce Is in Danger: The Aggressor’s Ships Are in the Crosshairs of the Yemeni Forces

Sep 30, 2022 By Mustapha Awada  During negotiations for the extension of the armistice agreement for a fourth time in a row and before the current ceasefire expires, Yemen’s Ansarullah movement put forward three conditions. The conditions are as follows: “Paying salaries, ending the siege on Sana’a Airport, north of the capital, and the port […]

Qatar Minister: Emotional demands to cancel hydrocarbons ‘unrealistic’

Qatar's Minister of State for Energy Affairs, Saad Al-Kaabi, said yesterday that emotional demands to cancel hydrocarbons are unrealistic. In a statement, he said: "The recent months have proven that the demands to cancel hydrocarbons are harmful to a realistic, accelerated transition." According to Reuters, Al-Kaabi said hydrocarbons "are not going to disappear any time […]

‘Regime change’ in Hamas and a return to Syria

The removal of Khaled Meshaal from power was necessary for normalization with Damascus to occur September 26 2022 By The Cradle’s Palestine Correspondent In mid-September, Palestinian resistance movement Hamas issued a statement indicating that it had restored relations with Syria after ten years of estrangement, effectively ending its self-imposed exile from Damascus. After the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in […]

TRT: Turkiye, Qatar activate agreement to deploy Qatar fighters in Turkiye

Turkiye and Qatar have decided to activate a joint military agreement to deploy 36 Qatari fighters and 250 military personnel for training in Turkiye, TRT reported on Thursday. According to TRT, the Technical Regulation on the Deployment of Qatar Military Aircraft Personnel in Turkiye was signed in March 2021. Qatari fighter pilots will receive training […]

Turkiye sending 3,000 police to Qatar to help secure World Cup

Turkiye will send more than 3,000 riot police to Qatar to help secure World Cup stadiums and hotels in a security operation paid for by the competition hosts but under Turkish command, a Turkish Interior Ministry source said, Reuters reports. With a population of less than 3 million – of which just 380,000 are Qatari […]

Turkiye sending 3,000 police to Qatar to help secure World Cup

Turkiye will send more than 3,000 riot police to Qatar to help secure World Cup stadiums and hotels in a security operation paid for by the competition hosts but under Turkish command, a Turkish Interior Ministry source said, Reuters reports. With a population of less than 3 million – of which just 380,000 are Qatari […]

Turkiye sending 3,000 police to Qatar to help secure World Cup

Turkiye will send more than 3,000 riot police to Qatar to help secure World Cup stadiums and hotels in a security operation paid for by the competition hosts but under Turkish command, a Turkish Interior Ministry source said, Reuters reports. With a population of less than 3 million – of which just 380,000 are Qatari […]

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