UK Premier League soccer clubs have eclipsed the record for the amount spent during the summer transfer window, splashing out a record £1.4 billion – an average of £71 million for each club. Kate King takes a look at whether they’re spending within their means. Continue reading
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Demands made of Qatar by four other Arab states were designed to be rejected, Doha’s foreign minister said on Saturday, explaining that their ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but at curtailing his country’s sovereignty. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading
Singer Janet Jackson separates from third husband, Qatari businessman Wissam al Mana, just months after giving birth to her first child, according to numerous media reports.
With a day to go before UK prime minister Theresa May triggers Article 50 to start separation talks with the EU, the Bank of England is warning UK banks to prepare themselves in case of a disorderly Brexit. But, as Ivor Bennett reports, the eve of Brexit also attracts a vote of confidence from Qatar as its sovereign wealth fund pledges over $6 billion in investment in Britain. Continue reading
Donald Trump’s administration imposes a ban on passengers carrying electronics larger than cell phones aboard flights coming to the United States from 10 airports in eight countries, including Turkey.
Novak Djokovic beats world number one Andy Murray in Qatar Open final.
Al Jazeera America, the cable television news outlet owned by the Qatari government, says it is shutting down less than three years after its high-profile launch. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading
FIFA President Sepp Blatter and European soccer boss Michel Platini have been banned from soccer for eight years. Paul Chapman reports.
No one can ‘slander’ Turkey by accusing it of buying oil from Islamic State, says Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, adding that he would resign if such allegations are proven to be true.
Novak Djokovic beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win the Shanghai Masters