World Cup

Qatar's emir hopes 2022 World Cup can heal Arab world divisions

For the first time, the tournament is set to take place in the Middle East, as host-nation Qatar faces a blocked by Gulf countries.

Football

After Russia, focus shifts on Qatar for World Cup 2022

Organisers are confident Qatar, which has never taken part in a World Cup, will be able to deliver a successful event.

World Cup

2022 World Cup: Will Qatar host 48 teams?

Qatar might be the first nation to host a 48-team World Cup tournament if a number of CONMEBOL nations have their way.

Opinion

Making Qatar 2022 a 48-team tournament is not a good idea

Expansion of the 2022 World Cup would bring more problems not only for Qatar but also FIFA.

Ross Griffin

by Ross Griffin

Ross Griffin

Qatar 2022

Qatar: World Cup allegations part of smear campaign

Gulf state's attorney-general rejects latest news report alleging bribe-paying to win 2022 World Cup.

Qatar: World Cup allegations part of smear campaign

Reporter's Notebook

Countdown to World Cup 2022: Five points

Despite blockade, the man in charge has no regrets about bringing the football tournament to the Middle East for the first time.

GCC

Qatar investigates UAE plan to devalue its currency

Government spokesman says Doha was alerted to UAE's alleged plot to weaken the Qatari Riyal in July.

Qatar investigates UAE plan to devalue its currency

GCC

UAE plot to wage financial war on Qatar revealed

Plan found in email of UAE diplomat Otaiba involves attack on Qatar's economy, The Intercept reports.

Middle East

'Historic day': Qatar cleared in migrant workers probe

Trade unions urge Gulf nations to follow Qatar's lead as UN's ILO dismisses complaints over foreign labour treatment.

Human Rights

Qatar approves new bill to protect foreign workforce

The new reforms will introduce minimum wage and a support fund for foreign workforce in the country.

Qatar approves new bill to protect foreign workforce

Sport

'No risk' to Qatar 2022 World Cup by Gulf blockade

Qatar 2022 boss says logistical hurdles are being overcome and building work goes on with 'minimal' cost increases.

Gulf blockade 'poses no risk to Qatar World Cup'

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

Talk to Al Jazeera

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.