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World Cup 2022: FIFA says 48-team tournament 'feasible'

(CNN) — A decision on whether to increase the size of the 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48 teams will be made in June, the head of football's world governing body FIFA has said. The FIFA Council met in Miami on Friday and discussed the results of a feasibility study that looked at the possibility of exp


Boeing 747 Freighter Tips Over Backwards After Being Improperly Unloaded in Qatar

Consider it a lesson in why you should always, always read the manual: A Boeing 747 freighter aircraft got tail-happy in an unexpected way at Qatar's Doha International Airport, when a weight imbalance reportedly brought about by improper unloading procedures caused it to tip backwards onto its tail

THEDRIVE.COM - 2019-03-18 17:12:58

Will Qatar World Cup Expansion Meet FIFA Rights Standards?

The international football governing body, FIFA, is meeting this week to discuss expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to a second Gulf country to accommodate additional teams – with Kuwait or Oman as leading contenders, each hardly paragons of virtue from a human rights perspective.


Pompeo, in Kuwait, again urges resolution to Gulf crisis

JERUSALEM – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is renewing calls for a resolution to a festering dispute between Qatar and four other Arab nations, all America's Mideast partners.

FOX NEWS - 2019-03-20 10:07:22

Xavi insists a 48-team World Cup in Qatar 'will not be good'

Spain legend and World Cup 2022 global ambassador Xavi believes a 48-team tournament in Qatar 'will not be good'. In 2017, FIFA voted to add an extra 16 teams to the 2026 competition, which will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

YAHOO SPORTS - 2019-03-19 08:06:14

Qatar to launch energy-focused Islamic bank with $10 billion capital

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar will launch an energy-focused Islamic lender later this year with a targeted capital of $10 billion to finance both domestic and global projects, an executive said on Tuesday.

REUTERS UK - 2019-03-19 12:01:23

Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - Will Ducati and Dovi be axed from Qatar MotoGP results?

MotoMatters.com is delighted to feature the work of iconic MotoGP writer Mat Oxley. Oxley is a former racer, TT winner and highly respected author of biographies of world champions Mick Doohan and Valentino Rossi, and currently writes for Motor Sport Magazine, where he is MotoGP correspondent. We ar

MOTOMATTERS.COM - 2019-03-20 09:05:47

Qatar Airways Looking to Acquire Another Airline Stake

LONDON—Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker plans to acquire another airline equity stake in 2019 and, separately, has voiced interest in setting up an Indian domestic carrier and expanding Qatar’s African network. Responding to a question from Aviation Daily at the Aviation Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwa

AVIATION WEEK - 2019-03-19 17:27:28

2022 World Cup was already flawed - expanding it would make things worse

FIFA will wait until June to decide whether to expand the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams, but we all know where this is likely headed. Fans see a diluted competition and logistical chaos. FIFA sees money.


Philadelphia to Johannesburg, South Africa for only $603 roundtrip

Cheap flights from Philadelphia to Johannesburg, South Africa for only $603 roundtrip with Qatar Airways. Availability from September 2019 to January 2020 (excluding Christmas/New Year)

SECRETFLYING.COM - 2019-03-18 17:14:54

What did Qatar Airways Flight 968 drop from radar and go on an erratic path?

Qatar Airways flight #968 from Doha, Qatar, to Hanoi, Vietnam, declared an emergency and went on an erratic flight path. According to information on Flight Aware, the aircraft turned around and went back into Thailand air space then headed towards Shanghai. The flight just landed a half hour ago in

ETURBONEWS.COM - 2019-03-20 02:48:52

Qatar Airways – $814: Philadelphia – New Delhi, India. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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Qatar: Minister Al-Atiyyah, Shanahan, Al-Udeid and air defence capabilities

Qatari Minister of State for Defence Affairs Khaled Al-Atiyyah held talks with Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on 12/3/19 at the Pentagon. The talks were held in the presence of Qatari Ambassador to Washington Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Thani and Qatari Military Attaché to

TACTICALREPORT.COM - 2019-03-18 18:35:44

PlayGiga and Ooredoo Launch the First Cloud Gaming Service in Qatar – WADE Powered by Ooredoo

Ooredoo is the first telco provider to launch a game streaming service in Qatar. By distributing WADE, Ooredoo tv customers will be able to subscribe to the gaming service powered by WADE and enjoy on their TV a similar experience to that of a next-generation console for only QR50 per month (around

ITBUSINESSNET.COM - 2019-03-19 18:05:52

World’s cleanest airlines revealed…and not a single British or American carrier makes the top 30

Japan’s All Nippon Airways was named the cleanest airline in the world. All Nippon Airways has claimed the number one spot for cleanliness in a top 30 list dominated by Asian airlines.

SECRETFLYING.COM - 2019-03-19 14:06:01

Al Zubarah: Vanished port is a gateway to Qatar's past

(CNN) — Just an hour -- and a world -- away from the bright lights of Doha, the sand-covered remains of a once-thriving port provide a brief but fascinating glimpse of life in the Arabian Gulf in centuries past.

CNN - 2019-03-19 07:52:29

FIFA Qatar 2022 plan would 'exacerbate' Gulf tensions

FIFA President Gianni Infantino's plan to expand the Qatar World Cup to 48 teams and increase the number of host countries risks worsening existing Gulf diplomatic tensions, claim analysts.

DIGITAL JOURNAL - 2019-03-19 10:00:22

Surging LNG imports drive down British wholesale gas prices

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for March are at their highest levels since October 2015, helping British wholesale gas prices slide to a more than 18-month low.

REUTERS UK - 2019-03-18 13:28:45

MotoGP, Behind the scenes of the Qatar GP with Red Bull

There's lots to see and lots of stories to tell walking through the paddock of a MotoGP Grand Prix, especially in Losail, where you can breathe in the slightly unconventional air of a first day of school.

GPONE.COM - 2019-03-18 23:13:50

Qatar Masters Justin Harding wins first European Tour title

DOHA, Qatar -- Justin Harding birdied three of the last four holes to win the Qatar Masters by 2 strokes Sunday and earn his first European Tour title. The South African shot 6-under 66 in the final round for a 13-under total of 275, ahead of a packed group in second which included compatriots Georg