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Hamas: Qatar paying public salaries by sending fuel to Gaza

Nov. 30, 2021 17:04 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers have reached an agreement by which Qatar will resume subsidizing the salaries of public employees by sending fuel to the impoverished territory, a Hamas official said Tuesday. Qatar was contributing to the salaries of...

Lebanon's president discusses Gulf crisis with Qatar's emir

Nov. 29, 2021 08:29 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president Monday discussed his country's economic meltdown and an unprecedented diplomatic crisis between Beirut and Persian Gulf nations with the Emir of Qatar. The emir promised to help the small country ease its problems. The meeting between...

Bayern Munich's AGM ends in tumult over Qatar sponsorship

Nov. 26, 2021 13:37 PM EST

Bayern Munich’s annual general meeting ended in tumult with members yelling and booing the club’s directors for refusing to discuss its sponsorship arrangements with Qatar. “We are Bayern! You are not!” irate fans chanted at club president Herbert Hainer, chief...

Italy and Portugal drawn in same qualifying playoffs bracket, meaning one will miss World Cup in Qatar

Nov. 26, 2021 11:26 AM EST
ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — Italy and Portugal drawn in same qualifying playoffs bracket, meaning one will miss World Cup in Qatar.

Danish journalist union advises against travel to Qatar

Nov. 25, 2021 04:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Union of Journalists is urging all Danish journalists not to travel to Qatar to cover next year's World Cup, saying the Arab country cannot be trusted. “I do not trust Qatar," said Allan Boye Thulstrup, the union’s deputy...

Winter rain floods Gaza homes damaged in last spring's war

Nov. 25, 2021 02:01 AM EST

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first rainstorm of winter sent water pouring into Ghalia al-Attar's house through cracks in the walls and tin roof, as the widow, her children and grandchildren spread buckets across the floor. Their home was among tens of thousands...

Turkey, UAE sign cooperation agreements as they mend ties

Nov. 24, 2021 11:29 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince oversaw the signing of several investment and cooperation deals Wednesday, as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates move to repair relations and boost economic ties. The...

Qatar detains 2 Norway journalists amid World Cup coverage

Nov. 24, 2021 11:11 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Security forces in Qatar detained two journalists from Norwegian state television for over 30 hours and deleted footage they gathered at a migrant labor camp as they tried to report on worker issues ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup, authorities said...

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Nov. 23, 2021 15:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. ...

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Nov. 23, 2021 01:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA officer has spied on top soccer officials for years while working for Qatar, the tiny Arab country hosting next year’s World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Qatar sought an edge in securing hosting...