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Qatar 2022: labourers continue despite ban on all gatherings
Workers at the construction site of the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar
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Qatar 2022: labourers continue despite ban on all gatherings

With 1,000 days to go until the Fifa mega-event, it’s ‘business as usual’ on the crowded construction sites
26 Mar 2020
The safest and most dangerous countries in the Middle East
United Arab Emirates
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The safest and most dangerous countries in the Middle East

Syria no longer at the bottom of the worldwide peace rankings, but there is little to celebrate
24 Jul 2019
The richest country in the world
Qatar
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The richest country in the world

The UK lags behind the wealthiest nations as ‘storm clouds’ gather over economy
10 Jul 2019
Qatar ‘offered $880m secret payments to Fifa’
Qatar 2022 World Cup
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Qatar ‘offered $880m secret payments to Fifa’

Fresh allegations of corruption surrounding the Gulf state’s 2022 World Cup bid emerge
11 Mar 2019
48 hours in Qatar: a perfect cultural stopover
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48 hours in Qatar: a perfect cultural stopover

22 Feb 2019
Brit arrested in UAE ‘for wearing Qatar football shirt’
Ali Issa Ahmad
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Brit arrested in UAE ‘for wearing Qatar football shirt’

Abu Dhabi authorities claim Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, was held for ‘wasting police time’
6 Feb 2019
Why Qatar is withdrawing from Opec
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Why Qatar is withdrawing from Opec

Doha denies that diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia is behind decision to leave cartel
3 Dec 2018

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Is democracy under threat in Bahrain?
Bahrain, Vote, Election
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Is democracy under threat in Bahrain?

Government of the oil-rich nation under fire after crackdown on opposition parties
9 Nov 2018
Qatar 2022 World Cup: Fifa plan expansion to 48 teams
Gianni Infantino was elected Fifa president in February 2016
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Qatar 2022 World Cup: Fifa plan expansion to 48 teams

Infantino backs the proposals - but it would require Qatar to share hosting duties
1 Nov 2018
Barclays’ Qatar bailout charges dismissed
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Barclays’ Qatar bailout charges dismissed

Serious charges thrown out, in a ‘major setback’ for the Serious Fraud Office
22 May 2018
Qatar’s leader in the US for talks on Gulf crisis
Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar
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Qatar’s leader in the US for talks on Gulf crisis

Can Donald Trump help negotiate an end to the diplomatic spat that has dragged on for nearly a year?
10 Apr 2018
Barclays Bank charged over Qatari loan
Barclays headquarters is based in Canary Wharf, London
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Barclays Bank charged over Qatari loan

Serious Fraud Office allege 2008 bailout money was used to provide ‘unlawful financial assistance’
13 Feb 2018
Saudis and UAE form exclusive trade and military partnership
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Saudis and UAE form exclusive trade and military partnership

Kuwaitis likely to view agreement as ‘offensive’ to their efforts to unite region
5 Dec 2017
Gulf summit seeks to resolve Qatar crisis
Qatari foreign minister
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Gulf summit seeks to resolve Qatar crisis

The diplomatic dispute has dragged on for six months with no sign of compromise from either side
5 Dec 2017
Qatar World Cup ‘at risk’ says confidential study
Qatar 2022 World Cup
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Qatar World Cup ‘at risk’ says confidential study

Report says Doha is ‘far from certain’ of hosting the 2022 finals
6 Oct 2017
Qatar 2022: Human Rights Watch calls for worker protection
Workers at the construction site of the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar
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Qatar 2022: Human Rights Watch calls for worker protection

Workers on World Cup projects are at risk of death from intense heat and humidity
27 Sep 2017
Saudi video shows plane firing at Qatari passenger jet
Saudi plane video
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Saudi video shows plane firing at Qatari passenger jet

'Overt threat' to fellow Arab nation sparks outrage as Gulf crisis enters third month
18 Aug 2017
Israel announces plans to close Al Jazeera offices
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Israel announces plans to close Al Jazeera offices

Communications minister accuses network of supporting terrorism and says 'democracy has limits'
7 Aug 2017
Neymar to PSG: The politics behind the transfer saga
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Neymar to PSG: The politics behind the transfer saga

Forget sport, this mammoth deal is about the global status of everyone involved
2 Aug 2017
Al Jazeera: Free speech or a voice for extremists?
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Al Jazeera: Free speech or a voice for extremists?

Saudi Arabia wants the Qatari-funded news agency closed, but critics say they are simply trying to silence an opponent
4 Jul 2017
Qatar defiant after missing sanctions deadline
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Qatar defiant after missing sanctions deadline

Doha rejects demands from Saudi-led coalition, saying 'big countries don't bully small countries'
3 Jul 2017
Qatar given 13 demands as Gulf crisis deepens
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Qatar given 13 demands as Gulf crisis deepens

Saudi Arabia list includes call for Doha to close down Al Jazeera and end links with Iran
23 Jun 2017
Donald Trump signs Qatar arms deal
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Donald Trump signs Qatar arms deal

US President agrees $12bn deal with country he previously dubbed a 'high-level' funder of terrorism
16 Jun 2017
Turkey to send troops to Qatar as diplomatic row continues
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Turkey to send troops to Qatar as diplomatic row continues

United Arab Emirates accuses Doha of escalating crisis after Ankara fast-tracks deployment of military delegation to Gulf state
14 Jun 2017
US created Islamic State, claims Iran's supreme leader
Ayatollah Khamenei
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US created Islamic State, claims Iran's supreme leader

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hits back at Donald Trump, saying Washington is against an independent Iran
13 Jun 2017
World Cup 2022 under threat as diplomatic crisis hits Qatar
Khalifa International Stadium in Doha
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World Cup 2022 under threat as diplomatic crisis hits Qatar

Fifa's controversial choice of hosts accused of funding terrorism by Middle Eastern neighbours
6 Jun 2017
Qatari court convicts Dutch woman after alleged rape
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Qatari court convicts Dutch woman after alleged rape

Tourist given suspended prison sentence and fined after telling police she had been attacked in a Doha hotel
14 Jun 2016
BLATTER: Why he quit and what next for Fifa?
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BLATTER: Why he quit and what next for Fifa?

News of Blatter's unexpected departure could raise as many questions as it answers for Fifa
3 Jun 2015
Qatar 2022 'could wipe out Chistmas fixtures'
Men sit at a market stall in Qatar with a replica of a trophy
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Qatar 2022 'could wipe out Chistmas fixtures'

Angry Premier League boss says Fifa ignored objections to force through winter World Cup
25 Feb 2015
FIFA: Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup
Sepp Blatter Fifa 2018 World Cup
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FIFA: Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup

Report fails to finds enough evidence of corruption to strip Gulf state of 2022 tournament
13 Nov 2014
Arab League summit split by turmoil in Syria and Egypt
Syria's vacant chair
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Arab League summit split by turmoil in Syria and Egypt

Little to celebrate as divided Arab League meets for 25th anniversary summit in Kuwait
26 Mar 2014
Qatar World Cup will take place in winter, says Fifa chief
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Qatar World Cup will take place in winter, says Fifa chief

But announcement from Jerome Valcke may need formal approval from governing body
8 Jan 2014
Qatar World Cup controversy: bribes, slavery and alcohol
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Qatar World Cup controversy: bribes, slavery and alcohol

Decision to award the 2022 World Cup to the tiny Gulf state has given Fifa plenty of headaches
4 Oct 2013
2022 World Cup could be played in winter to avoid Qatar heat
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2022 World Cup could be played in winter to avoid Qatar heat

Could World Cup be staged slap, bang in middle of Premier League Season? Yes, possibly...
20 Mar 2013
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