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Qatar bans migrant labor in summer heat after ‘World Cup slaves’ criticism
Qatar has approved new measures to improve conditions foreign laborers, including giving them a siesta. The move follows international criticism over 'World Cup slaves' as Doha prepares to be the first Arab host of the football tournament in 2022.

20.07.2014 17:01

US sells $11bn worth of arms to Qatar
Washington and Doha have signed the largest arms deal of the year, preparing to enhance Qatar’s military capabilities with $11 billion-worth of Apache assault helicopters, PAC-2 missile defense complexes and Javelin man-portable anti-tank missiles.

15.07.2014 04:59

All you need to know about ISIS and what is happening in Iraq
As ISIS, a group thought to consist of only a few thousand people led by a shadowy figurehead, defeats forces many times its size to capture a large part of Iraq, RT looks into what is ISIS, and how has it achieved its terrifying triumphs.

18.06.2014 13:23

FIFA investigator: 'I had access to Qatar bribe docs before media leaks'
FIFA investigator Michael Garcia said he had prior access to the "vast majority" of data recently disclosed by media which reportedly reveal millions of dollars in bribes to help Qatar secure the 2022 World Cup.

12.06.2014 10:04

‘Millions to Thailand’: New charges in Qatar's World Cup case as Sony, Adidas call for probe
Qatar is facing fresh corruption allegations over winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup – how an official used high-level contacts and resource wealth to boost the emirate’s bid. The scandal has prompted FIFA sponsors to call for investigation.

08.06.2014 12:11

​Violence-riddled Iraq to receive dozens of F-16 fighter jets to 'combat terrorism'
Iraq accepted its first F-16 fighter jet from Lockheed Martin on Thursday to be employed in the nation's fight against "terrorism," a top official said. Nearly 800 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in May amid relentless sectarian violence.

06.06.2014 20:35

Qatar accused of paying $5mn in bribes to win World Cup bid
Senior football officials in Africa received over $5 million in bribes to make sure Qatar won the bid for the 2022 World Cup, the Sunday Times reports citing leaked documents.

01.06.2014 14:11

US trains Syrian rebels in Qatar to ‘ambush' soldiers and 'finish off' the wounded – report
At a secret base in Qatar, the US military is training rebels to raid Syrian government troops and vehicles, as well as to “finish off the soldiers still alive after an ambush,” first-hand interviews in a Frontline documentary have revealed.

27.05.2014 19:27

​US nixes Persian Gulf summit amid divisions among allies
The White House has canceled plans for a meeting later this month between President Barack Obama and Persian Gulf monarchs in Saudi Arabia based on tensions among US allies in the region, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

21.03.2014 01:09

​Kings’ quarrel: Gulf monarchies withdraw ambassadors to Qatar over security deal
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have announced withdrawal of respective ambassadors to Qatar over its failure to implement an agreement between Gulf monarchies not to interfere in each other’s internal affairs.

05.03.2014 10:11

Qatar World Cup toll: ‘Hundreds’ of Indian migrant workers dead in two years
More than 450 Indian migrant workers in Qatar have died in the last two years, media revealed on Monday. Another upcoming report will show that 400 Nepalese have lost their lives scrambling to get the Gulf state ready for the 2022 World cup.

17.02.2014 13:50

Syria peace talks: 'We have taken the first small step'
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that ‘the really hard work begins on Friday’ with regard to reaching a diplomatic solution in Syria. “Nobody underestimates the difficulty of this issue,” he announced on the first day of peace talks in Switzerland.

22.01.2014 17:04

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