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Chad's junta, rebel groups sign pledge in Qatar before talks

Aug. 09, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chad's military government signed a pledge Monday with more than 40 rebel groups and opposition figures ahead of planned national reconciliation talks, though the deal did not include the country's main rebel group. Under the terms of the deal in...

Viewer's guide for this year's World Cup in Qatar

Aug. 08, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

A last chance for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé back on the biggest stage of all. Brazil bidding for a record-extending sixth title. One of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in memory — as much for off-the-field reasons as those on it — is just around...

Chad junta leader in Qatar after months of peace deal talks

Aug. 06, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of Chad's military government met Saturday with Qatar's ruling emir after months of talks between Chadian forces and rebel factions, hosted by the Arab country. Chad's Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby spoke with Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin...

World Cups runneth over: Soccer slates cancel a luge weekend

Aug. 01, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Soccer’s World Cup forced the cancellation of a luge World Cup. The International Luge Federation said Monday that what was scheduled as the opening weekend of its World Cup season — Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 in Igls, Austria — has been called off. ...

Ian Darke to broadcast for Fox during this year's World Cup

Jul. 26, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ian Darke will call play-by-play for Fox at this year’s World Cup after working the 2010 and 2014 tournaments for ESPN. Darke becomes the third play-by-play commentator announced by Fox for this year’s tournament, to be played in Qatar from Nov. 21 to Dec....

Most World Cup team bases in Qatar in and around capital

Jul. 26, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Three-quarters of the 32 teams at the World Cup in Qatar will stay within a 10-kilometer (6.2 mile) radius in and around the capital city, FIFA said Tuesday. Qatar will be the smallest country ever to host the World Cup, barely a quarter of the size of the...

Air Force official expects Iran to resume attacks on US

Jul. 21, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The top U.S. Air Force general in the Middle East warned on Thursday that Iran-backed militias could resume attacks in the region against the United States and its allies as tensions rise — assaults that could lead to a new Mideast escalation. ...

Gareth Bale says he's at LAFC to win trophies, not to retire

Jul. 11, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gareth Bale wants the world to know Los Angeles FC is not the 18th hole of his soccer career. The golf-loving Welsh forward intends to keep playing for club and country for several more seasons, and he hopes to fill those years winning trophies with his new...

FIFA, Qatar prepare beer policy for soccer fans at World Cup

Jul. 08, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Beer with alcohol is expected to be sold at World Cup stadiums in Qatar but fans may be allowed to take only non-alcoholic drinks to their seats. FIFA and Qatari organizers are still working on plans to serve all fans who want to drink at games when the...

Iranian TV: Revolutionary Guard accuses diplomats of spying

Jul. 06, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV said Wednesday that the country’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has accused the deputy ambassador of the United Kingdom and other foreigners in the country of “espionage” and taking soil samples from prohibited military zones. The...