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Qatar hires coach Carlos Queiroz through the 2026 World Cup

Feb. 06, 2023 16:29 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Former Portugal and Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has worked at the last four World Cups and was hired on Monday by Qatar to aim for a fifth straight at the next edition hosted in North America. The Qatar Football Association hired former Real Madrid coach Queiroz...

How Manchester City came to face Premier League charges

Feb. 06, 2023 13:47 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The English Premier League vs. Manchester City: a legal fixture for the ages. Soccer’s richest and most watched league challenged its defending champion on Monday with more than 100 charges of alleged financial wrongdoing and failures to cooperate with an...

Qatar boosts influence in Lebanon amid multiple crises

Feb. 04, 2023 04:24 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Most wealthy Gulf Arab nations followed Saudi Arabia’s lead in recent years and ostracized crisis-hit Lebanon because of the growing influence of the Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah. The exception was Qatar. Doha has been silently expanding its influence in...

EU assembly lifts immunity of 2 lawmakers linked to scandal

Feb. 02, 2023 05:47 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s parliament on Thursday removed the protective immunity of two lawmakers linked to one of the bloc’s biggest-ever corruption scandals, paving the way for them to be questioned by Belgian investigators. In a show of hands, the assembly voted...

Qatar Airways, Airbus reach settlement in A350 legal case

Feb. 01, 2023 13:23 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Qatar Airways and Airbus have reached a settlement in a longstanding legal dispute over the safety of the A350 jetliner and billions of orders for other planes. The companies said in a joint statement Wednesday that the settlement was “amicable and mutually...

Saudi soccer influence grows by winning seat on FIFA Council

Feb. 01, 2023 09:15 AM EST

Saudi Arabia added to its influence in world soccer on Wednesday, winning a seat on the FIFA Council and then being confirmed as host of the 2027 Asian Cup. The election win at the Asian Football Confederation’s annual meeting followed Cristiano Ronaldo arrival last month to play...

Feds drop lobbying probe of retired general, lawyer says

Jan. 31, 2023 13:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has dropped its probe of retired four-star Gen. John Allen for his role in an alleged illegal foreign lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar, his lawyer told The Associated Press. Attorney David Schertler...

UN expert: Deaths of Bangladeshi migrants should be probed

Jan. 31, 2023 11:23 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The countries where Bangladeshi migrant workers are employed, including former World Cup host Qatar, should thoroughly investigate all cases of deaths and human rights violations, a United Nations expert said Tuesday. Asked about the reported deaths of at...

Qatar replaces Russian company in Lebanon gas exploration

Jan. 29, 2023 07:33 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon, two international oil giants and state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Energy signed an agreement Sunday that the Qatari firm will join a consortium that will search for gas in the Mediterranean Sea off Lebanon’s coast. The deal inked in Beirut brings Qatar...

Stewart, McBride exit US Soccer, leaving Berhalter in limbo

Jan. 26, 2023 18:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The American men's national team shakeup that began after a public spat erupted between two well-known families accelerated Thursday when sporting director Earnie Stewart announced he is quitting the U.S. Soccer Federation to join PSV Eindhoven. Men's general...