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Qatar to open $17-B airport after 6-year delay

3 hours 38 min ago
Qatar plans to open a new $17-billion Hamad International Airport next week, six years behind schedule. Ten discount airlines, including FlyDubai, will move from the current airport to Hamad on April 30, an official at the country’s Civil Aviation Authority said, asking not to be named in accordance with policy. The remaining airlines, including Qatar Airways Ltd., will start using the new ...

Qatar says dispute with Gulf neighbours 'over'

7 hours 42 min ago
Qatar's dispute with three fellow Gulf states, which withdrew their envoys from Doha last month, is "over", the Qatari foreign minister said Wednesday, while insisting his country had made no concessions. "The statement issued in Riyadh on April 17 was clear ... For the brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) the dispute is over," Khaled Al-Attiyah told a press conference in Kuwait after ...

Qatar maids detained by authorities after having passports confiscated

9 hours 58 min ago
Hundreds of migrant workers who have had documents seized by employers are being held for months in deportation centre The "widespread" practice of confiscating low-income workers' passports in Qatar has left hundreds languishing for up to a year in the Gulf state's deportation centre, the Guardian has learned. Continue reading...

Qatar abuse of migrant workers condemned by European parliament

19 hours 26 min ago
Fifa urged to banish 'slavery' from 2022 football World Cup The European parliament has passed an emergency resolution condemning the widespread abuse of migrant workers in Qatar and urging Fifa to "send a clear and strong message to Qatar to avoid the football World Cup 2022 [being] delivered by the assistance of modern slavery". But there was disappointment among those who had proposed the ...

Qatar Airways, Emirates defend female cabin crew policies

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:16
Qatar Airways and Emirates Airline have defended their policies on pregnancy and marriage for cabin crew after the Qatar carrier came under fire over its working conditions.        

Amnesty: Qatar Fails to Protect Domestic Workers

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:50
Rights group urges Qatar, host of 2022 World Cup, to do more to protect domestic servants

Qatar's right to stage 2022 World Cup not under threat by Fifa investigation

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:02
• Ethics committee does not have the power to change hosts • Fifa's investigation into bidding process is ongoing Fifa's independent ethics committee has no power to remove the 2022 World Cup from Qatar whatever the outcome of its investigations, a senior source at the world governing body has confirmed. The ethics investigator Michael Garcia is conducting an investigation into the bidding for ...

Qatar under growing pressure over workers' deaths as Fifa is urged to act

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:02
Victims' groups and UN urge football governing body to halt death toll before 2022 World Cup International pressure on Qatar to prevent exploitation of migrant workers in the buildup to the 2022 football World Cup escalated on Wednesday as victims' groups and the United Nations urged the game's governing body to act to halt a death toll that is already in the hundreds. As the executive committee ...

Qatar reviewing World Cup stadium commitment

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 08:09
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar organizers are yet to decide whether to build all 12 stadiums outlined in their successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

Qatar to Open $17 Billion Airport Next Week After 6-Year Delay

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:14
Qatar plans to open a new $17 billion Hamad International Airport next week, six years behind schedule.

Qatar under growing pressure over workers' deaths as Fifa is urged to act

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 02:44
Victims' groups and UN urge football governing body to halt death toll before 2022 World Cup International pressure on Qatar to prevent exploitation of migrant workers in the buildup to the 2022 football World Cup escalated on Wednesday as victims' groups and the United Nations urged the game's governing body to act to halt a death toll that is already in the hundreds. As the executive committee ...

Qatar may not build all 12 World Cup stadiums

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 02:33
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Qatar organizers are yet to decide whether to build all 12 stadiums outlined in their successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

Qatar reviewing World Cup stadium plans; may not build all 12

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 02:23
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Qatar organizers are yet to decide whether to build all 12 stadiums outlined in their successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup.

Qatar under growing pressure over workers' deaths as Fifa is urged to act

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 02:19
Victims' groups and UN urge football governing body to halt death toll before 2022 World Cup International pressure on Qatar to prevent exploitation of migrant workers in the buildup to the 2022 football World Cup escalated on Wednesday as victims' groups and the United Nations urged the game's governing body to act to halt a death toll that is already in the hundreds. As the executive committee ...

A natural progression of Qatar's 2022 World Cup backpedaling

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:18
When Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup, a lot of fairytale promises were made to try and convince people that the smallest country ever granted hosting duties could actually pull it off. Now coming up on four years after the first announcement and still eight years away from kickoff, those promises are steadily and predictably falling apart. The following is the natural progression of that ...

Qatar abuse of migrant workers condemned by European parliament

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:54
Fifa urged to banish 'slavery' from 2022 football World Cup The European parliament has passed an emergency resolution condemning the widespread abuse of migrant workers in Qatar and urging Fifa to "send a clear and strong message to Qatar to avoid the football World Cup 2022 [being] delivered by the assistance of modern slavery". But there was disappointment among those who had proposed the ...

Qatar's right to stage 2022 World Cup not under threat by Fifa investigation

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:48
• Ethics committee does not have the power to change hosts • Fifa's investigation into bidding process is ongoing Fifa's independent ethics committee has no power to remove the 2022 World Cup from Qatar whatever the outcome of its investigations, a senior source at the world governing body has confirmed. The ethics investigator Michael Garcia is conducting an investigation into the bidding for ...

Qatar abuse of migrant workers condemned by European parliament

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:43
Fifa urged to banish 'slavery' from 2022 football World Cup The European parliament has passed an emergency resolution condemning the widespread abuse of migrant workers in Qatar and urging Fifa to "send a clear and strong message to Qatar to avoid the football World Cup 2022 [being] delivered by the assistance of modern slavery". But there was disappointment among those who had proposed the ...

Qatar under pressure over deaths

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:47
Victims' groups and UN urge football governing body to halt death toll before 2022 World Cup International pressure on Qatar to prevent exploitation of migrant workers in the buildup to the 2022 football World Cup escalated on Wednesday as victims' groups and the United Nations urged the game's governing body to act to halt a death toll that is already in the hundreds. As the executive committee ...

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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:33
Qatar is reviewing whether it will build all of the 12 stadiums proposed in its bid for the 2022 World Cup tournament as it finalises plans that will go to FIFA for approval, the event's organising committee said yesterday. After it won the right to host the World Cup in 2010, the tiny but wealthy state with a population of about 2.1 million...