Five years ago, waves of popular protest began to spread, thrillingly, across the Arab world. Is anyone better off as a result? Patrick Cockburn reflects
Up to nine planes belonging to the royal family flew into Zurich between Christmas Day and Boxing Day
The Gulf state's cabinet decided to freeze its country wide healthcare scheme and instead rely on private insurance companies
Police officials in the region have confirmed the incident in the early hours of Wednesday morning
The teenager has said he wants to study to become a scientist
It is alleged that Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani falsely imprisoned a British citizen in 2009
The law will take its course, but the consequent vacuum of power in world football must be filled
Everyone knows that the Assad regime – from father Hafez onwards – has employed torture and executions to preserve the doubtful purity of the Baath party
Belounis has been stuck in Qatar after being refused an exit visa
As the design for the first of a series of new stadiums built for the Qatar hosted tournament is released, talk has moved on from the heat...
Fifa, international football’s governing body, must urgently address Qatar’s exploitation of migrant workers that has become “routine and widespread”, a new report warns.
He has become a cause célèbre, the journeyman footballer who sought riches in Qatar but wound up "a destroyed man" because of unpaid wages, blocked from leaving the Gulf state that hopes to welcome thousands of visitors to the 2022 World Cup.
Sepp Blatter has admitted he is open to the possibility of staging the 2022 World Cup in more than one Gulf nation after revealing several countries had offered to co-host the tournament with Qatar.
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Brazil and Argentina could be asked to join a new-look tournament
Blatter dominates events amid hints he will stand again in 2015