Middle East

Qatar rebuts concerns over World Cup workers' safety

Organisers of 2022 World Cup refute accusations against it by rights group over outdoor working hours in intense heat.

Qatar rebuts concerns over World Cup workers' safety

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Hassan al-Thawadi: World Cup a tool to fight terrorism

The secretary-general of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee on the fallout of the GCC crisis and his World Cup vision.

Middle East

Qatar to approve permanent residency for some expats

The draft law will allow residence to the children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris, and to some expatriates.

Qatar to approve permanent residency for some expats

Counting the Cost

Qatar economy minister: Challenges create opportunities

Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani talks about Qatar's well-positioned status in weathering the Saudi-led blockade.

Middle East

Qatar football team faces FIFA sanction for emir shirt

Players warmed up for a World Cup qualifying match in T-shirts emblazoned with a profile portrait of emir.

GCC

FIFA president says Qatar World Cup is not under threat

Gianni Infantino says he expects the diplomatic situation to revert back to normal by the time the tournament is played.

FIFA president says Qatar World Cup is not under threat

Middle East

'Cooling' hats for Qatar World Cup 2022 builders

Solar-powered fan to blow air down labourer's face to provide cooler micro-climate for workers, Qatari official says.

'Cooling' hats for World Cup 2022 stadium builders

Human Rights

Qatar introduces changes to labour law

Labour ministry urges patience with reforms, but Amnesty International says changes are insufficient.

Qatar introduces changes to labour law

Sport

FIFA to set up worker-welfare body for Qatar 2022

FIFA chief visits host country for the football World Cup which is under the spotlight for its human rights record.

FIFA to set up worker welfare body for Qatar 2022

Qatar 2022

Qatar 2022: Amnesty report alleges 'forced labour'

Living conditions and delayed salaries among concerns raised but Qatar says reforms are being implemented.

Sport

Qatar 2022: Bedouin-style tents for fans

Football fans could be sleeping under the stars and on cruise ships as organisers explore a range of accommodations.

Qatar World Cup 2022 fans could be housed in tents

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Sheikh Salman: FIFA, politics, and torture allegations

The FIFA presidential candidate on his alleged ties to Bahrain's 2011 crackdown on protesters and the future of FIFA.

Qatar 2022

FIFA sets start date for 2022 Qatar World Cup

Tournament will start on November 21 lasting until December 18, breaking with tradition by starting in the winter.

FIFA sets start date for 2022 Qatar World Cup

Sport

FIFA probes show 53 possible money-laundering cases

Swiss may interview FIFA head and secretary-general over investigations into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests.

FIFA probes show 53 possible money-laundering cases

Sport

GCC voices support for Qatar hosting 2022 World Cup

Gulf Cooperation Council encourages media in the region to counter those questioning Qatar's right to stage the event.

GCC voices support for Qatar hosting 2022 World Cup