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Qatar offshore rig catches fire, 6 injured

DUBAI, March 21, (AP): Fire broke out on an offshore rig run by the subsidiary of a Qatarbased drilling company, injuring six workers, the firm said Monday, in the second disruption within a year aboard one its platforms. Gulf International Services, partly owned by state-run Qatar Petroleum, announced the fire …

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‘IAAF probe claims against Qatar’

LONDON, Jan 18, (AP): IAAF President Sebastian Coe says claims of bribery by Qatar in the bidding process for the 2017 world athletics championship are being investigated. Ed Warner, chairman of UK Athletics, said Sunday his bid team was told “brown envelopes” were being handed to members of the IAAF …

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Qatar provides 1000 new homes for Gazans

GAZA, Jan 17, (RTRS): Qatari-funded construction projects have provided 1,000 new dwellings for Palestinians left homeless by the 2014 Gaza war with Israel, and a similar number for low-income families in the territory, officials said on Saturday. The Gulf state’s contribution is the sole significant sign of rebuilding in the …

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Iraq denies any link to abduction of Qataris – Qatari FM follows up ordeal of nationals

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22, (Agencies): Iraq’s foreign minister denied Tuesday any link between his government and the kidnappers of 26 Qatari hunters, allegedly people linked to Shiite militiamen on whom Baghdad relies heavily against the Islamic State group. During a press conference after talks with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah …

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Foreign firms accused of exploiting Qatar’s ‘World Cup 2022’ workers

BRUSSELS, Dec 18, (AFP): Foreign companies working on construction projects for football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar are exploiting underpaid workers used as “modernday slaves”, the International Trade Union Confederation alleged Friday. The ITUC said in a report that it estimates “$15 billion profit will be made by companies working …

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Gunmen kidnap up to 26 Qatari hunters

BAGHDAD, Dec 16, (AFP): Gunmen kidnapped at least 26 Qatari hunters in southern Iraq, officials said on Wednesday, the second high-profile abduction of foreigners in the country in three months. Turkey, which like Qatar is at odds with various Iraqi groups over regional issues, had 18 of its citizens abducted …

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Qatar says labour abuse claims ‘simply untrue’ – Amnesty criticises FIFA for not doing enough

DOHA, Dec 3, (AFP): Qatar on Wednesday dismissed claims it has done almost nothing to tackle migrant labour abuse since being awarded the 2022 World Cup exactly five years ago as “simply untrue”. In a vigorous defence of its treatment of foreign labourers, Doha said an Amnesty International report arguing …

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Qatar could intervene militarily in Syria but prefers dialogue – Assad makes surprise visit to Moscow

DUBAI, Oct 21, (Agencies): Qatar, a major supporter of rebels in Syria’s civil war, suggested it could intervene militarily following Russia’s intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad but said it still preferred a political solution to the crisis. The comments by Qatar’s foreign minister, made in a CNN interview …

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