Tag: Qatar

#Qatar2022 – Undercover report reveals extent of ongoing exploitation of World Cup workers

#Qatar2022 – Undercover report reveals extent of ongoing exploitation of World Cup workers

| June 27, 2019

The dreadful conditions for workers building the stadiums and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, now just over two years away, are once again making headlines. This renewed criticism comes on top of recent developments regarding irregularities around Qatar’s original bid to hold the tournament. The detention and questioning of former UEFA president […]

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#Qatar exploiting UN Security Council loopholes to allow convicted terror financier access to significant sums

#Qatar exploiting UN Security Council loopholes to allow convicted terror financier access to significant sums

| June 21, 2019

A Wall Street Journal exposé has revealed that individuals on the UN’s al Qaeda and Islamic State financing blacklist are receiving up to $120,000 a year for ‘basic necessities’. These individuals include Khalifa al-Subaiy, a Qatari financier and resident of the tiny Gulf state, who was previously convicted of providing significant financial backing to senior […]

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Trump summons #Qatar Emir to explain destabilising actions

Trump summons #Qatar Emir to explain destabilising actions

| June 12, 2019

Last Friday, the White House announced that Qatar’s Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will visit the United States next month. Whilst Doha will undoubtedly talk up the visit, it will likely prove an uncomfortable meeting for the Gulf monarch, with regional sources privately admitting that the Emir can expect a telling off from the […]

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EU and #Qatar reach #Aviation agreement

EU and #Qatar reach #Aviation agreement

| March 5, 2019

The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialled an aviation agreement on 4 March, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region. The agreement will upgrade the rules and standards for flights between Qatar and the EU, and will set a new global benchmark by committing to strong, […]

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Four years out: #Qatar’s World Cup preparations come into focus

Four years out: #Qatar’s World Cup preparations come into focus

| December 5, 2018

It’s now a little less than four years until the start of the next World Cup, and despite controversy which has shrouded the tournament since it was awarded to Qatar in 2010, the infrastructure is rapidly taking shape. Vast construction works needed to deliver the tournament have provided a stimulus for the country’s wider economy, […]

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In spite of Trump, #Qatar investments highlight Germany’s resilience

In spite of Trump, #Qatar investments highlight Germany’s resilience

| September 11, 2018

When the head of a prominent German industry body opined last month that there was a “thunderstorm coming from the west”,  he encapsulated the trepidation spreading across Europe over Donald Trump and the seemingly reckless bullishness of his international trade policy. This stance seemed particularly threatening for Germany and its automotive industry, which sells around […]

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In spite of Trump, #Qatar investments highlight Germany’s resilience

In spite of Trump, #Qatar investments highlight Germany’s resilience

| September 10, 2018

When the head of a prominent German industry body opined last month that there was a “thunderstorm coming from the west”, he encapsulated the trepidation spreading across Europe over Donald Trump and the seemingly reckless bullishness of his international trade policy. This stance seemed particularly threatening for Germany and its automotive industry, which sells around […]

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