Latest Doha News

Stadium lights dim at Brazil-Switzerland World Cup game

Nov. 28, 2022 12:12 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The lights at Stadium 974 briefly dimmed dramatically just before halftime Monday during a World Cup match between Brazil and Switzerland. Brazil was about to take a corner when the lights at the temporary stadium dimmed enough that the play stopped. The full...

FIFA charges Germany for no player at news conference

Nov. 28, 2022 04:42 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Germany was charged in a disciplinary case by FIFA on Monday, though not for its players’ “hands covering mouths” protest before playing a World Cup game last week. FIFA said it opened a case against the German soccer federation for not bringing players to...

Saudi viewers angry over apparent ban on World Cup streaming

Nov. 27, 2022 10:00 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — World Cup viewers in Saudi Arabia say the government has blocked a Qatari-owned streaming service that was supposed to broadcast matches in the kingdom. The suspension has stunned and outraged customers of TOD TV, which holds the rights to show the World Cup in...

AP PHOTOS: Qatar bustles with traditional and tourist stops

Nov. 27, 2022 08:18 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The winding cobbled alleys of Souq Waqif create a labyrinthine bazaar stuffed with dozens of small stores hawking spices and perfumes, scented oils, silk scarves, shimmering crystal chandeliers and glittering jewelry. The Qatari capital’s oldest souq also...

Messi steals the magic that Ochoa, Mexico had in 1st game

Nov. 26, 2022 18:51 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Guillermo Ochoa's World Cup magic didn't work against Lionel Messi and Argentina. Mexico's goalkeeper, known for big saves in soccer's biggest tournament, had stopped Robert Lewandowski's penalty attempt in El Tri's World Cup opener. But he was helpless against...

Germany’s World Cup survival on the line against Spain

Nov. 26, 2022 10:47 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — When the World Cup draw came out in April, one of the highlights of the group stage was Sunday’s match between Spain and Germany at Al Bayt Stadium. Nearly eight months later, the game between the two former world champions and pre-tournament favorites gained...

On outskirts of Doha, laborers watch World Cup they built

Nov. 26, 2022 09:52 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Far from Doha's luxury hotels and sprawling new World Cup stadiums, scores of South Asian workers poured into a cricket ground in the city’s sandy outskirts to enjoy the tournament they helped create. Unlike the official FIFA fan zone near Doha’s pristine...

Energy-rich Qatar faces fast-rising climate risks at home

Nov. 26, 2022 06:45 AM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — At a suburban park near Doha, the capital city of Qatar, cool air from vents in the ground blasted joggers on a November day that reached almost 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit). The small park with air-conditioned paths is an apt illustration of...

De Bruyne, Belgium need 2nd chance to impress at World Cup

Nov. 26, 2022 04:38 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne knew he didn't play well in his team's opening World Cup game. He said as much when he accepted the man of the match award. “I don’t know why I got the trophy,” De Bruyne said. “Maybe it’s because of my name.” ...

Fire sends smoke over Doha skyline during World Cup in Qatar

Nov. 26, 2022 05:38 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatari authorities say a fire broke out Saturday at an under-construction building in a newly built city where a World Cup match was set to be played later in the evening, but caused no injuries. Qatar's Interior Ministry said the fire started just after noon...