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# qatar - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Al-Jazeera says closure demand is 'attempt to silence freedom of expression'
# Ultimatum
# Ultimatum

Al-Jazeera says closure demand is 'attempt to silence freedom of expression'

Jun 24th 2017, 11:57 AM 11,024 Views 23 Comments

The nation’s foreign minister said today that the list of 13 demands given to his government is not reasonable.

# qatar - Friday 23 June, 2017

Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours
# Crisis In The Gulf
# Crisis In The Gulf

Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours

Jun 23rd 2017, 10:08 PM 22,426 Views 36 Comments

The Qatar-based broadcaster denounced the move as an attack on media freedom.

# qatar - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Explainer: What's going on in Qatar and why are all its neighbours turning on it?
# Crisis In The Gulf
# Crisis In The Gulf

Explainer: What's going on in Qatar and why are all its neighbours turning on it?

Jun 10th 2017, 8:45 AM 45,514 Views 75 Comments

Saudi Arabia is leading allies in cutting off ties to Qatar over its alleged links to terrorism.

# qatar - Friday 9 June, 2017

Qatar hits out at 'baseless' Saudi terrorism blacklist
# Tensions
# Tensions

Qatar hits out at 'baseless' Saudi terrorism blacklist

Jun 9th 2017, 1:19 PM 12,151 Views 35 Comments

The emirate was responding after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain published a list of 59 people and entities linked to “terrorism”.

# qatar - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Trump criticises Qatar for 'funding extremism' despite it having largest US base in Middle East
# Wading In
# Wading In

Trump criticises Qatar for 'funding extremism' despite it having largest US base in Middle East

Jun 7th 2017, 6:57 AM 11,724 Views 31 Comments

Trump later adopted a different tone on Qatar in a phone call with the King of Saudi Arabia.

# qatar - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Irish citizens in Qatar being urged to register with government as diplomatic crisis deepens
# It's All Kicking Off
# It's All Kicking Off

Irish citizens in Qatar being urged to register with government as diplomatic crisis deepens

Jun 6th 2017, 12:40 PM 30,547 Views 30 Comments

Yesterday, Saudi Arabia and several of its allies cut relations with Qatar.

# qatar - Monday 5 June, 2017

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar due to 'terrorist links'
# Bridge The Gulf
# Bridge The Gulf

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar due to 'terrorist links'

Jun 5th 2017, 12:04 PM 33,914 Views 57 Comments

Airlines Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia will cancel flights to and from Qatar from tomorrow.

# qatar - Saturday 20 May, 2017

'We just want closure': Family of Irish baby burned in Qatar house fire
# Elizabeth Soffe
# Elizabeth Soffe

'We just want closure': Family of Irish baby burned in Qatar house fire

May 20th 2017, 9:30 PM 44,503 Views 9 Comments

Elizabeth Soffe was badly burned in the fire.

# qatar - Monday 1 May, 2017

Hamas has significantly 'softened' its stance on Israel
# Qatar
# Qatar

Hamas has significantly 'softened' its stance on Israel

May 1st 2017, 9:49 PM 13,088 Views 78 Comments

The Palestinian organisation launched a new policy document today in which it steps back from calling for Israel’s ‘destruction’.

# qatar - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert
# Lauren Patterson
# Lauren Patterson

Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert

Apr 30th 2017, 3:25 PM 40,405 Views 23 Comments

The death penalty is rarely used in Qatar.

# qatar - Friday 21 April, 2017

26 members of hunting party kidnapped in Iraq in 2015 freed
# Qatar
# Qatar

26 members of hunting party kidnapped in Iraq in 2015 freed

Apr 21st 2017, 10:58 PM 16,611 Views 19 Comments

The party is believed to have included members of the Qatari royal family.

# qatar - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Dublin is getting a new air route - and a new way to fly to Australia
# Doha Little Dance
# Doha Little Dance

Dublin is getting a new air route - and a new way to fly to Australia

Apr 19th 2017, 8:26 AM 63,211 Views 73 Comments

It will also be Qatar Airways’ first Irish route.

# qatar - Friday 20 January, 2017

British man dies while working on World Cup stadium in Qatar
# Khalifa Stadium
# Khalifa Stadium

British man dies while working on World Cup stadium in Qatar

Jan 20th 2017, 12:52 PM 17,097 Views 31 Comments

The man’s family have been informed. The cause of death has not yet been released.

# qatar - Monday 28 November, 2016

Qatar Airways to launch Dublin to Doha route
# Up Up And Away
# Up Up And Away

Qatar Airways to launch Dublin to Doha route

Nov 28th 2016, 9:40 PM 17,820 Views 32 Comments

The flights will begin in 2017 or 2018.

# qatar - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Two Qatari women robbed of valuables worth €5 million in Paris motorway heist
# Hold-up Hotspot
# Hold-up Hotspot

Two Qatari women robbed of valuables worth €5 million in Paris motorway heist

Nov 22nd 2016, 11:55 AM 19,305 Views 47 Comments

Masked men sprayed the women, who are in their sixties, with tear gas before stealing “everything in the vehicle”.

# qatar - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

No alcohol in streets, public places at World Cup - Qatar
# Ban
From The42
# Ban

No alcohol in streets, public places at World Cup - Qatar

Nov 9th 2016, 10:33 AM 8,434 Views 25 Comments

The comments by Hassan Al-Thawadi will further alarm football traditionalists.

# qatar - Saturday 1 October, 2016

Paris five-star hotel cleaner awarded €57,000 after being "molested" by Qatari guest
# Hyatt Paris-vendome
# Hyatt Paris-vendome

Paris five-star hotel cleaner awarded €57,000 after being "molested" by Qatari guest

Oct 1st 2016, 7:49 AM 40,069 Views 32 Comments

The incident happened in 2010 and involved a member of the entourage of a Qatari prince.

# qatar - Monday 13 June, 2016

Dutch woman convicted of adultery after reporting rape in Qatar
# Adultery
# Adultery

Dutch woman convicted of adultery after reporting rape in Qatar

Jun 13th 2016, 11:59 AM 33,784 Views 96 Comments

The male defendant in the case was sentenced to 140 lashes, but he will not serve any jail time.

# qatar - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Dutch woman held in Qatar after making rape complaint
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Dutch woman held in Qatar after making rape complaint

Jun 11th 2016, 2:57 PM 76,033 Views 106 Comments

The 22-year-old says she was drugged and raped but she is being held on suspicion of adultery.

# qatar - Monday 11 April, 2016

The latest on the inter-county future of Donegal's Qatar-based goalkeeper
# Man Abroad
From The42
# Man Abroad

The latest on the inter-county future of Donegal's Qatar-based goalkeeper

Apr 11th 2016, 12:05 AM 12,665 Views 4 Comments

Paul Durcan has not played for Donegal since last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final.

# qatar - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Filthy rooms, withheld pay, confiscated passports: claims of abuse at Qatar World Cup site
# World Cup Workers
# World Cup Workers

Filthy rooms, withheld pay, confiscated passports: claims of abuse at Qatar World Cup site

Mar 31st 2016, 8:57 AM 21,278 Views 53 Comments

A new Amnesty report accuses the Gulf state of exploiting workers as it prepares for the 2022 tournament.

# qatar - Friday 22 January, 2016

Snow White book banned from Qatar school over 'sexual innuendo'
# Brothers Grimm
# Brothers Grimm

Snow White book banned from Qatar school over 'sexual innuendo'

Jan 22nd 2016, 6:10 AM 23,187 Views 73 Comments

A complaint came from the father of a pupil.

# qatar - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Qatar is thinking about introducing 'family only' days at shopping centres
# Bachelor Ban
# Bachelor Ban

Qatar is thinking about introducing 'family only' days at shopping centres

Nov 25th 2015, 1:59 PM 19,596 Views 34 Comments

The proposal puts the spotlight back on how the country is treating its labour force ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

# qatar - Friday 9 October, 2015

Irish boxer Joe Ward moves a step closer to becoming a world champion
# Doha
From The42
# Doha

Irish boxer Joe Ward moves a step closer to becoming a world champion

Oct 9th 2015, 6:55 PM 5,955 Views 5 Comments

There was disappointment for Seán McComb, however.

# qatar - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Donegal's Allstar goalkeeper set for move to Qatar putting inter county future in doubt
# Leaving On A Jet Plane
From The42
# Leaving On A Jet Plane

Donegal's Allstar goalkeeper set for move to Qatar putting inter county future in doubt

Aug 11th 2015, 1:05 PM 17,104 Views 20 Comments

Paul Durcan has been a key member of the Donegal side.

# qatar - Monday 29 June, 2015

Irish man and girlfriend killed in dune buggy accident in Qatar
# Accident
# Accident

Irish man and girlfriend killed in dune buggy accident in Qatar

Jun 29th 2015, 11:32 PM 83,974 Views 11 Comments

Tributes have been paid to Eamonn Morgan and his girlfriend Charlotte Sant.

# qatar - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Russia, Qatar face losing World Cups if bribery proven: FIFA official
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

Russia, Qatar face losing World Cups if bribery proven: FIFA official

Jun 7th 2015, 5:04 PM 4,332 Views 4 Comments

He stressed though that “this evidence has not been provided” so far.

# qatar - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa?
# Money Talks
# Money Talks

Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa?

Jun 6th 2015, 9:45 AM 9,729 Views 25 Comments

The working and living conditions of some migrant workers in Qatar have been widely denounced.

# qatar - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Qatar isn't happy about claims of thousands dying on World Cup construction sites
# Construction
# Construction

Qatar isn't happy about claims of thousands dying on World Cup construction sites

Jun 2nd 2015, 8:36 PM 29,462 Views 33 Comments

The Washington Post estimated that as many as 4,000 workers will die by 2020.

# qatar - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Now's probably a good time to remind you of this epic takedown of Fifa
# Sharp
From The42
# Sharp

Now's probably a good time to remind you of this epic takedown of Fifa

May 28th 2015, 4:30 PM 6,431 Views 6 Comments

John Oliver touched on nearly every contemporary criticism of the organisation.

# qatar - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA?
# FIFA
# FIFA

Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA?

May 27th 2015, 10:58 PM 38,020 Views 81 Comments

Nine of the association’s executives were taken into police custody this morning over corruption charges. We’ve been here before, but will this occasion be any different?

# qatar - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Barcelona's longest-serving and most decorated player is off to Qatar
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

Barcelona's longest-serving and most decorated player is off to Qatar

May 20th 2015, 12:30 AM 8,616 Views 11 Comments

35-year-old Xavi Hernandez is set to join Al Sadd in the summer.

# qatar - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Some of Sepp Blatter's biggest critics arrested in Qatar
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Some of Sepp Blatter's biggest critics arrested in Qatar

May 5th 2015, 12:17 PM 6,357 Views 12 Comments

WDR claim officials erased data from the journalists’ electronic equipment.

# qatar - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Is MLS a more likely destination for Xavi as he denies imminent Al Sadd deal?
# Landing Spot
From The42
# Landing Spot

Is MLS a more likely destination for Xavi as he denies imminent Al Sadd deal?

Mar 31st 2015, 8:08 PM 4,754 Views 2 Comments

The veteran midfielder has claimed that he only visited Qatar for personal reasons.

# qatar - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

It looks like the 2022 World Cup final will be played two days before Christmas
# Festive Final
From The42
# Festive Final

It looks like the 2022 World Cup final will be played two days before Christmas

Feb 24th 2015, 9:04 AM 16,256 Views 81 Comments

A 23 December final is on the cards for Qatar.

# qatar - Friday 19 December, 2014

Fifa to publish 'appropriate form' of Garcia report
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Fifa to publish 'appropriate form' of Garcia report

Dec 19th 2014, 9:35 PM 2,566 Views 9 Comments

Whatever that means.

# qatar - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Another twist as FBI protection offered to Qatar World Cup 2022 whistleblower
# WC 2022
From The42
# WC 2022

Another twist as FBI protection offered to Qatar World Cup 2022 whistleblower

Nov 19th 2014, 9:53 PM 17,540 Views 13 Comments

‘It has cost me emotionally — I know for a fact I will be looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life’.

# qatar - Saturday 15 November, 2014

House prices, Too Many Cooks, and Stephanie Roche: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

House prices, Too Many Cooks, and Stephanie Roche: The week in numbers

Nov 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 12,022 Views 0 Comments

Plus: How many people should have had their fingerprints taken by gardaí over the past two years but didn’t?

# qatar - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Fifa report clears Qatar of any wrong-doing during 2022 World Cup bid process
# Not Guilty
From The42
# Not Guilty

Fifa report clears Qatar of any wrong-doing during 2022 World Cup bid process

Nov 13th 2014, 9:18 AM 6,359 Views 39 Comments

The English FA found to have ‘damaged the image of Fifa and the bidding process’.

# qatar - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Here's why Qatar have scouted 3.5 million young footballers from around the world
# Sounds Like A Plan
From The42
# Sounds Like A Plan

Here's why Qatar have scouted 3.5 million young footballers from around the world

Jul 16th 2014, 3:53 PM 8,436 Views 8 Comments

It’s well funded and highly professional, with a space-age training facilities.