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Qatar says 'prejudice and racism' behind criticism of 2022 World Cup

Jun 03 2015

PARIS/DOHA Qatar said on Wednesday there was no way it would be stripped of the right to host the World Cup despite the corruption scandal surrounding FIFA, dismissing a "bashing campaign" of criticism of its 2022 bid as anti-Arab prejudice. | Video

Qatar says "prejudice and racism" behind criticism of 2022 World Cup

Jun 03 2015

PARIS/DOHA Qatar said on Wednesday there was no way it would be stripped of the right to host the World Cup despite the corruption scandal surrounding FIFA, dismissing a "bashing campaign" of criticism of its 2022 bid as anti-Arab prejudice.

Qatar says 'prejudice and racism' behind criticism of 2022 World Cup

Jun 03 2015

PARIS/DOHA Qatar said on Wednesday there was no way it would be stripped of the right to host the World Cup despite the corruption scandal surrounding FIFA, dismissing a "bashing campaign" of criticism of its 2022 bid as anti-Arab prejudice.

Stung by FIFA furore, Qatar's soft power at risk

Jun 01 2015

DOHA "It will blow over" tends to be Qatar's unofficial response to criticism of its World Cup bid, but with a FIFA corruption scandal exploding onto the world's front pages, the Gulf state has glumly realised it may have a real fight on its hands.

Stung by FIFA furore, Qatar's soft power at risk

Jun 01 2015

DOHA "It will blow over" tends to be Qatar's unofficial response to criticism of its World Cup bid, but with a FIFA corruption scandal exploding onto the world's front pages, the Gulf state has glumly realised it may have a real fight on its hands.

Stung by FIFA furor, Qatar's soft power at risk

Jun 01 2015

DOHA "It will blow over" tends to be Qatar's unofficial response to criticism of its World Cup bid, but with a FIFA corruption scandal exploding onto the world's front pages, the Gulf state has glumly realized it may have a real fight on its hands.

Afghan talks agree on reopening Taliban political office

May 04 2015

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan's long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign troops is still hampering prospects for a ceasefire.

Afghan talks agree on reopening Taliban political office

May 04 2015

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan's long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign troops is still hampering prospects for a ceasefire.

Afghan talks agree on reopening Taliban political office

May 04 2015

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan's long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign troops is still hampering prospects for a ceasefire.

Taliban, Afghan figures talk ceasefire but fail to agree

May 03 2015

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Taliban representatives met with Afghan political figures for a second day in Qatar on Sunday, and one participant said the two sides discussed a possible ceasefire but ultimately disagreed over the continued presence of U.S. troops in the country.

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