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News: Qatar

We have started to collect the most important news related to Qatar in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Qatar – overview

Qatar: news

VIDEO: Sponsor urges Qatar World Cup probe

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 22:17

Fifa's decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar is under further scrutiny after it emerged that Sony, a major sponsor, has called for an investigation into claims the process was corrupt.
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VIDEO: BBC searches for freed 'Taliban five'

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 7:43
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's Mark Lobel goes in search of the five Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been sent to Qatar after a American soldier was freed from the Taliban.
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Platini would back Qatar re-vote

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 10:58

Uefa president Michel Platini urges a re-vote on the 2022 World Cup if corruption allegations against Qatar are proven.
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Fifa set to probe Qatar officials

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 11:42

Fifa are set to question Qatar officials after claims about the legality of the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup.
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Qatar bid probe nears conclusion

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 16:10

Fifa investigator Michael Garcia plans to complete his probe of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process by 9 June.
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VIDEO: Qatar minister dodges World Cup questions

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 13:19

The BBC's Mark Lobel attempted to speak to Qatar's Minister of Finance, Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, to ask him about the cost of a potential re-run of the World Cup bid process.
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VIDEO: Taliban detainees 'welcomed in Qatar'

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 10:19

A pro-Taliban website has published a video it says shows Taliban detainees arriving in Qatar after being released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a prisoner exchange.
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Fifa's Boyce 'would back' Qatar re-vote

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 15:14

Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce would support a re-vote over the Qatar 2022 World Cup if corruption allegations are proven.
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US 'assured' on Afghan release deal

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 7:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US says it has received security assurances from Qatar, which has taken five Guantanamo Bay prisoners exchanged for a Taliban-held US soldier.
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Qatar World Cup: £3m corruption claim

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 21:27

Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
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Qatar 'to ease foreign worker laws'

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 17:32

Qatar proposes a new law to change controversial legislation on foreign workers amid mounting criticism ahead of the 2022 football World Cup.
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Has wealth made Qatar happy?

Monday, April 28th 2014, 23:44

It's the wealthiest country in the world - but is it happy?
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Qatar jails US 'organ death' pair

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 11:29
related countries: United States United States

A Qatari court jails a US couple for three years over the death of their eight-year-old daughter, amid claims they sought to harvest her organs.
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Fifa steps up World Cup investigation

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 9:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Fifa's chief investigator is to interview Fifa officials who voted to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.
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Qatar defends bid after payment claims

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 17:21

Qatar's 2022 World Cup organisers defend their bid for the tournament in the wake of fresh corruption claims.
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Qatar faces sudden regional isolation

Monday, March 10th 2014, 20:28

BBC correspondents gauge strength of feeling against Qatar
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Saudis and Qatar 'destabilise Iraq'

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 21:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki accuses Saudi Arabia and Qatar of seeking to destabilise his country by supporting insurgent groups.
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