Posts Tagged ‘Qatar’

‘Government fully supports Iran-Qatar saffron trade deal’

TEHRAN – Head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) has said the government is going to take all the necessary measures to facilitate the implementation of the world’s biggest saffron trade deal signed between Iran and Qatar. Source

World Cup: France and Argentina dreaming of glory in Qatar final

The game kicks off at 16:00 CET with the best teams from Europe and South America both looking for their third title. Source

Qatar 2022: The ‘free Palestine’ World Cup

WATCH: Morocco fans chant shahada during France game Source

Eva Kaili faces move to strip MEP of her seat as Qatar corruption probe widens

The European Parliament’s political leaders meet on Tuesday to vote on ending the Greek MEP’s term in office, as a Belgian probe widens into alleged influence-peddling by the Gulf state. Source

Qatar Gate: More raids, Kaili’s assets frozen

After multiple arrests in the alleged bribery investigation, Belgian investigators searched European Parliament offices. Greece said it was freezing the assets of Eva Kaili, a top MEP implicated in the scandal. Authorities searched offices of the European Parliament on Monday as part of an investigation into alleged corruption, Belgian prosecutors said.  The investigation concerns allegations that figures working… […]

Qatar in the grip of Washington

Washington’s defense of its unipolar world is becoming increasingly difficult for the White House, and it is accompanied by growing opposition from Russia, China and an increasing number of supporters of a multipolar world order. Under these circumstances, Washington is desperately trying to demonstrate what little still remains of its influence on the suppression of […]

‘Fyre Festival 2.0’: Fans Slam Makeshift Shelters, Metal Box Rooms At Qatar World Cup

“I’m here because I couldn’t find anywhere else,” said one fan paying $450 a night in a sparse tent village promoted as perfect for a “lavish stay.” Source

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 […]

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 […]

Qatar World Cup: England vs Iran, Senegal vs Netherlands and USA vs Wales

Here is your at-a-glance guide to what’s happening at the World Cup in Qatar on Monday. Source

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. […]

Day Before FIFA World Cup, Qatar Faces Overcrowding Troubles

Authorities have turned away thousands of fans from a concert celebrating the World Cup beginning the next day in Qatar. Source

Qatar Authorities Threaten To Smash Camera Of World Cup News Crew On Live TV

“You invited the whole world to come here. Why can’t we film? It’s a public place,” Danish TV2 reporter asks as Qataris threaten to smash the camera. Source

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 […]

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 […]

NO GO! Australian women sue Qatar over forced airport vaginal exams

The case has been filed just weeks before Qatar’s controversial hosting of the World Cup — a venue decision linked to massive bribes of soccer officials — amid concerns about treatment of female fans who may kiss or have sex with their boyfriends, drink alcohol and wear revealing clothing. Source

Australian Women Sue Qatar Over Forced Airport Vaginal Exams

Five Australian women are suing the government of Qatar over forced vaginal exams and other invasive medical procedures at gunpoint at the Doha airport two years ago. The women are seeking damages from both Qatar Airways and the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority — owned by the Qatari government — over the “unlawful physical contact” and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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