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Sep 26, 2018

Workers in Qatar World Cup final city went unpaid for months: Amnesty

Dozens of migrants working on Qatar's $45 billion World Cup final city of Lusail have gone unpaid for months, Amnesty International said Wednesday, the latest rights accusation against the 2022 tournament host. Mercury MENA "failed to pay its workers thousands of dollars in wages and ...

Saudi Arabia hints at plan to turn Qatar into an island

Sep 1, 2018

Saudi Arabia hints at plan to turn Qatar into an island

A Saudi official hinted Friday the kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighboring Qatari peninsula into an island, amid a diplomatic feud between the Gulf nations. "I am impatiently waiting for details on the implementation of ...

Saudi airline fails to get Doha OK to fly Qatari haj pilgrims

Aug 21, 2017

Saudi airline fails to get Doha OK to fly Qatari haj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia's state carrier said on Sunday it had been unable to send planes to transport Qatari pilgrims to the kingdom because it had been unable to get permission to land at Doha airport, amid a diplomatic dispute between the two countries. Qatar and Saudi ...