Qatar risks losing World Cup without job reform: Theo Zwanziger
Qatar risks losing World Cup without job reform: Theo Zwanziger

Qatar must meet a March deadline for specific labour reforms or it could risk losing the 2022 World Cup finals, FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Tuesday.

India to strengthen ties with Qatar: Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday India looked forward to "strengthening and deepening" its ties with Qatar as he wished the country on the eve of its National Day.

Jordan, Saudi kings in talks as they battle IS

Jordan's King Abdullah II met his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh for talks as both nations participate in a US-led bombing campaign against Islamic State group extremists in Syria.

Bahrain can veto Qatar F1 race, says Bernie Ecclestone
Bahrain can veto Qatar F1 race, says Bernie Ecclestone

No amount of money can secure Qatar a place on the Formula One calendar because nearby Bahrain effectively has the power to veto any plans to hold a race there, Bernie Ecclestone said on Thursday.

Egypt denies politics behind swim champs pull-out

The head of Egypt`s swimming federation on Thursday denied saying that politics were behind his country`s decision to pull out of this month`s short-course swimming championship in Qatar.

China donates $500,000 to restore water to Maldives

 The Chinese government donated $500,000 to the Maldives government to speed up the repairs of a desalination plant and restore water to the capital, an official said here.

US couple released by Qatar in child death return to Los Angeles

An American couple convicted and later cleared of wrongdoing in the death of their adopted African-born daughter in Qatar returned to Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon, a family spokesman said on Twitter.

US couple cleared in daughter`s death leave Qatar

A US couple flew out of Doha on Wednesday after a three-day holdup since a Qatari appeals court cleared them of wrongdoing in their adopted daughter`s death.

Sepp Blatter denies responsibility for Qatar workers' welfare
Sepp Blatter denies responsibility for Qatar workers' welfare

FIFA is not responsible for the working conditions of labourers helping to build stadiums for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar, the president of world soccer`s governing body Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday.

US couple to fly home Wednesday from Qatar: Kerry

Qatar will allow an American couple to fly home Wednesday, three days after being cleared of wrongdoing in the death of their adopted daughter, top US diplomat John Kerry said.

Thomas Bach sure Sepp Blatter will keep his word over Qatar World Cup
Thomas Bach sure Sepp Blatter will keep his word over Qatar World Cup

There will be no clash between the 2022 Winter Olympics and the controversy-plagued World Cup finals to be hosted by Qatar the same year, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach told the BBC on Monday.

Qatar slam new World Cup corruption claims
Qatar slam new World Cup corruption claims

Qatar dismissed new allegations of corruption in the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup as they basked in strong support from FIFA chief Sepp Blatter and Asian football officials.

People are tired of Qatar allegations, say bid team
People are tired of Qatar allegations, say bid team

The public are growing tired of hearing about allegations of wrongdoing against Qatar`s winning 2022 World Cup bid, according to organisers, with the Gulf state more interested in improving worker`s rights than publishing Michael Garcia`s report.

Qatar bars US couple from leaving after acquittal

An American couple cleared on Sunday by a Qatari appeals court of wrongdoing in the death of their adopted daughter has been barred from leaving the Middle Eastern country just hours after they were told they were free to go.

Sepp Blatter insists Qatar will keep World Cup
Sepp Blatter insists Qatar will keep World Cup

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Qatar was in no danger of being stripped of the 2022 World Cup as new questions arose Sunday over the awarding of hosting rights.

Complaints by Indian workers working in Gulf on the rise: Govt

Complaints from Indian workers in some Gulf countries have shown an upward trend with the highest number those in Qatar in the last one year, the government told Rajya Sabha.

Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke
Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday he did not know how much damage had been done to the organisation by the row over the non-publication of the Garcia report in full.

David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott
David Triesman condemns FIFA as rogue state, calls for boycott

European nations should boycott the 2018 and 2022 World Cups unless FIFA transforms itself into a transparent, open organisation, a former head of the English FA said on Friday.

FIFA ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report
FIFA ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report

FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia have met for the first time since their public disagreement and agreed a report into the 2018/2022 World Cups bid process should be further reviewed.

FIFA whistleblower says ''living in fear''
FIFA whistleblower says ''living in fear''

 FIFA whistleblower Phaedra Al-Majid, who accused Qatar of corruption in its successful bid to win the right to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, said on Wednesday she was living in fear after receiving threats against her family.