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Should teams boycott Qatar 2022 World Cup?

Citing human rights abuses, campaigns to stop Germany, Denmark and Norway from participating in the contest are gaining steam. But is Qatar being unfairly singled out? Campaigners are pressuring Germany, Denmark and Norway to boycott the 2022 FIFA World Cup in protest against human rights conditions in the host country, Qatar. They amount to the … Continue reading Should teams boycott Qatar 2022 World Cup?

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Qatar and Egypt agree to resume diplomatic relations

Egypt has agreed to resume diplomatic relations with Qatar, the Egyptian foreign ministry said. “The Arab Republic of Egypt and the state of Qatar has exchanged two official notes today, January 20, according to which the two countries agreed to resume diplomatic relations,” the statement on Wednesday said. On Monday, the first direct flight between … Continue reading Qatar and Egypt agree to resume diplomatic relations

2022 World Cup: Should FIFA cancel Qatar’s hosting rights?

Last week, the United States won the 2019 Women’s World Cup championship. The tournament, Franklin Foer wrote, was “an exhibition of excellence, a noble step in the struggle for gender equity.” In contrast, he argued, the 2022 Men’s World Cup, set to take place in Qatar, “will be an authoritarian regime’s vulgar vanity project, allegedly made … Continue reading 2022 World Cup: Should FIFA cancel Qatar’s hosting rights?

How Qatar sponsored Extremism in Catalonia

In the aftermath of Barcelona terror attack, a Spanish newspaper has alleged that Qatar has strong links to a large number of extremists in Spain, and is believed to have sponsored the bloody massacre. The gulf state stands accused for financing Islamic worship centers and mosques in Spain, particularly in the province of Catalonia, where … Continue reading How Qatar sponsored Extremism in Catalonia

Qatar vows not to surrender its Foreign Policy to Pressures from neighboring Gulf States

Qatar has sworn that it will not sacrifice its foreign policy to pressures from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, the UAE, Maldives, and Bahrain. The tiny emirate state received a 24-hour ultimatum to accept 10 conditions listed by Saudi Arabia and its allies on Monday. A clear threat of invasion for an alleged links with the … Continue reading Qatar vows not to surrender its Foreign Policy to Pressures from neighboring Gulf States

How Saudi Arabia plans to invade Qatar; US President Donald Trump suspected

The ongoing rift between Qatar and its neighboring gulf states -- the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the Maldives, Egypt and Bahrain -- was blamed on a possible hack from Vladimir Putin's government but while Russia denied those allegations, Donald Trump takes center stage for inciting a campaign against the tiny landlocked emirate. Image shows Donald … Continue reading How Saudi Arabia plans to invade Qatar; US President Donald Trump suspected

Recep Tayyip Erdogan not happy with the Gulf States over rift With Qatar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed dissatisfaction on the economic and political sanctions against Qatar, saying his country will grant every necessary support to the gulf state. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt announced on Monday that they have severed ties with Qatar. Image: Recep Tayyip Erdogan The Maldives, Libya and Yemen later joined … Continue reading Recep Tayyip Erdogan not happy with the Gulf States over rift With Qatar