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World Cup 2022 host, Qatar has announced its interest in bidding for the the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A prestigious TED group dedicated to "ideas worth spreading" on Monday set out to provide a global stage for Arabic speaking thinkers, artists and change-makers.

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

Sarah Khalil

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

In partnership with UNHCR, Goal Click Refugees is an initiative that helps people understand one another through their love of football.

Aiding Syria: Brussels IV conference pledges explained

The New Arab Staff

Aiding Syria: Brussels IV conference pledges explained

The Brussels IV conference on Syria addresses one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies. This year, the UN's goal is to raise around $10 ...

<em>Qatar</em> reports first coronavirus death among World Cup workers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar reports first coronavirus death among World Cup workers

1,102 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed among the World Cup workforce, according to a source.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar unveils 3rd World Cup venue, flags virus precautions

The 40,000-capacity Education City stadium is the third venue to be completed after the redevelopment of Khalifa International in 2017 and last year's opening of Al Janoub.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

Courtney Freer

Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

Comment: The WTO's objection to Mohammed bin Salman's Newcastle United deal won't fix Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but it's a step in the ...

The New Arab

Saudi plans Premier League broadcasting bid amid Newcastle controversy

Saudi Arabia is planning to bid for the rights to broadcast Premier League matches as its Newcastle United takeover bid falters over previous ...

<em>Qatar</em> targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

The New Arab

Qatar targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

Doha has confirmed it has taken legal action against companies in the country after migrant labourers launched a rare but peaceful protest ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar says will jail violators of face mask ban

Qatar's cabinet said those who violate its face mask regulations could face jail time or fines of $55,000, after the country registered a record ...

<em>Qatar</em> expands coronavirus testing beyond locked down migrant workers

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar expands coronavirus testing beyond locked down migrant workers

Qatar is assessing the coronavirus prevalence among its wider population by launching drive-through testing, expanding an initiative ...

Injuries as <em>Qatar</em> Covid-19 tent clinics collapse in storm

The New Arab & agencies

Injuries as Qatar Covid-19 tent clinics collapse in storm

Staff were injured after a storm hit makeshift coronavirus clinics made out of tents.

<em>Qatar</em>, Saudi Arabia compete to host 2030 Asian Games

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Qatar, Saudi Arabia compete to host 2030 Asian Games

Saudi Arabia's sporting rivalry with Qatar extends from political enmity that worsened in 2017 when Riyadh imposed a total blockade on ...

Coronavirus could make a mirage of Saudi's Vision 2030

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Coronavirus could make a mirage of Saudi's Vision 2030

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman's grand plans to diversify the economy and reduce its oil dependency could be one of coronavirus' biggest ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar flies to the rescue as coronavirus halts aviation

Qatar is drawing on the logistics baptism of fire it endured in 2017, when regional allies abruptly sealed borders to Qatari travellers, to repatriate thousands of stranded travellers.

The New Arab

Asian World Cup qualifiers postponed over coronavirus fears

FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) agreed to reschedule the matches over fears of the deadly coronavirus.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar emir names new prime minister

Qatar's Emir has appointed a new prime minister following the resignation of veteran prime minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar abolishes exit visa system in 'milestone' labour reform

Qatar scrapped mandatory exit permits for migrant domestic staff and other groups on Thursday, as part of efforts to boost rights for ...

US football team cancels <em>Qatar</em> training over Iran-US escalation

The New Arab & agencies

US football team cancels Qatar training over Iran-US escalation

The United States Soccer Federation has cancelled a training session in Qatar over escalating hostilities between Iran and the US in ...

The New Arab

Liverpool to compete in Qatar's Doha for international trophy

Liverpool will compete for this year's Club World Cup in Doha on Wednesday evening.

Russia banned from competing in <em>Qatar</em> <em>2022</em> World Cup

The New Arab & agencies

Russia banned from competing in Qatar 2022 World Cup

"The blatant breach by the Russian authorities of Rusada’s reinstatement condition demanded a robust response. That is exactly what has been ...

Bangladesh shuts recruitment agencies after rampant Saudi abuse claims

The New Arab

Bangladesh shuts recruitment agencies after rampant Saudi abuse claims

A government spokesman said that the agencies that were shut down had failed to provide safeguards to the migrant workers and in some cases sent ...

GCC summit move to Saudi Arabia made official

The New Arab & agencies

GCC summit move to Saudi Arabia made official

It remains unclear why the Gulf Cooperation Council decided to move the location for next week's meeting from the UAE to Saudi Arabia.

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