Qatar facing indefinite isolation, UAE says

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The crisis shows no sign of being resolved With less than a week remaining for Qatar to comply with a tough set of 13 demands from its Gulf Arab neighbours, it is looking increasingly likely that this month’s economic and political sanctions imposed on Qatar will become permanent. Saudi Arabia, […]

US deportations of Iraqis halted by Michigan judge

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters rally outside a federal court hearing in Michigan over the removal of some Iraqi nationals A federal court in Michigan has blocked the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqis living in the US who have been targeted in recent immigration raids. US District Judge Mark Goldsmith expanded an order […]

World Cup 2022: Claims of corruption in Qatar bid published in Germany

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Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup in 2010, with Russia given the 2018 tournament Claims of alleged corruption in Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup bid have been published in the German media. Bild newspaper says it has obtained the “suppressed” 2014 report authored by former Fifa independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia. Bild’s report includes […]

World food security risks growing, Chatham House says

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Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The Suez Canal is one of 14 “chokepoints” The world’s food security is increasingly reliant on 14 “chokepoints” for seaborne trade, a think-tank report has warned. UK-based Chatham House says more needs to be done to protect key transport routes such as the Panama Canal, the Suez Canal […]