Tag Archives: Qatar

01Sep/17

Value for money? UK soccer’s £1.4 bln splurge

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

02Jul/17

Qatar says demands are ‘made to be rejected’

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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

10Apr/17

Janet Jackson splits with husband – reports

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.
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28Mar/17

Mixed messages on eve of Brexit

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

21Mar/17

U.S. restricts carry-on electronics from 10 airports, mainly in Middle East

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.

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14Jan/16

Al Jazeera America to close by April 30 – network

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

21Dec/15

Blatter-Platini given eight-year ban

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and European soccer boss Michel Platini have been banned from soccer for eight years. Paul Chapman reports.
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02Dec/15

Erdogan says no one can “slander” Turkey over Islamic State oil claims

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.
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