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Stampede outside stadium in Iraq kills 2, injures dozens

Jan. 19, 2023 14:05 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A stampede outside a stadium in southern Iraq on Thursday killed at least two people and injured dozens, a health official said. Witnesses blamed the deadly incident on what they said was bad organization of the tournament. The deadly incident happened in the...

United Arab Emirates says it will teach Holocaust in schools

Jan. 09, 2023 07:53 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates will begin teaching about the Holocaust in history classes in primary and secondary schools across the country, the country's embassy in the United States said. The embassy provided no details on the curriculum and...

Soccer fans hopeful ahead of Gulf Cup in Iraqi city of Basra

Jan. 05, 2023 12:46 PM EST

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — For many Iraqis, the first international soccer tournament their country is hosting in more than four decades is about to kick off in the southern city of Basra, offering a rare moment of joy and optimism. The eight-nation Arabian Gulf Cup starts Friday, with...

UAE leader makes surprise visit to Qatar following boycott

Dec. 05, 2022 13:38 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The leader of the United Arab Emirates made a surprise visit Monday to Qatar as it hosts the World Cup — his first since leading a yearslong four-nation boycott of Doha over a political dispute that poisoned regional relations. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al...

World Cup fans put off by prices, beer limits commute by air

Nov. 24, 2022 13:33 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Travel at this World Cup was supposed to be easy in the tiny host nation of Qatar, after fans had to take long flights between cities at the last three tournaments. The eight stadiums in Qatar are in or near the capital, so fans don't have to go too far to get to...

Qatar's World Cup opener shows its reemergence after boycott

Nov. 20, 2022 14:09 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Qatar opened the Middle East’s first World Cup on Sunday with its ruler sitting next to the leaders of two Arab countries that only a year and a half earlier had been part of a boycott trying to bring the energy-rich nation to its knees. No leaders of major...

Canada's Henry to miss World Cup; Hutchinson, 39, on roster

Nov. 13, 2022 13:02 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto defender Doneil Henry will miss the World Cup with a torn calf sustained during warmups in a pre-tournament exhibition against Bahrain. Atiba Hutchinson, a 39-year-old midfielder and Canada’s captain, was among 26 players picked for the roster Sunday by...

Bahrain websites attacked as it holds parliamentary election

Nov. 12, 2022 07:47 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain voted Saturday in a parliamentary and local election just hours after hackers targeted government websites in the island kingdom that is in the midst of a decade-long crackdown on dissent. The Interior Ministry did not identify the...

EXPLAINER: Qatar's history, politics ahead of FIFA World Cup

Nov. 10, 2022 00:59 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar will be on the world stage like it has never been before as the small, energy-rich nation hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup later this month. The country, on a thumb-shaped peninsula that juts out into the Persian Gulf, has seen its...

Live updates | UN Climate Summit

Nov. 08, 2022 16:45 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — ___ KEY DEVELOPMENTS: — Treaty against fossil fuels floated at UN climate summit — UN experts urge stringent rules to stop net zero greenwash — Clock ticking for jailed Egypt activist...