Doha

Keys And Gray's Cringing World Cup Video Diary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Sport

"Well life, my friend, is full of various twists and turns," Richard Keys says in the opening line of his debut World Cup video diary. How apt, when t...

British Teacher Feared Murdered In Qatar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

A primary school teacher is feared murdered after going missing in Qatar, with police unable to confirm whether she is alive or dead. Primary schoo...

Is This The Weirdest Sporting Statue Ever?

Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Sport

It was one of the most unsporting moments in World Cup football history - so it's obviously worth marking with a massive statue. Zinedine Zidane's ...

Greece Pulls Ancient Nude Statues From Qatari Exhibition...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

Greece has pulled two ancient statues of nude males from an Olympic exhibition in Doha after Qatari officials insisted on preserving their modesty wit...

Obesity, Water Scarcity, Unemployment and Why Qatar Needs to Look at Its History for a Solution

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

Water usage needs to become the responsibility of every individual and entity in Qatar with a realization that their current attitude flies in the face of their very culture.

Fighting Climate Change Disasters in the Philippines

Dr Carlos David | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK
Dr Carlos David

Since Typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines on December 4, more than 1,000 people have lost their lives, 850 are missing and almost a million are currently homeless.

World Men's Squash Championships Ends With Ferocious Intensity

James Willstrop | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

Ramy Ashour won the last and most prestigious tournament of the year, the World Championships in Doha, Qatar last Friday evening under tense circumstances.

COP18 - Largely Administrative, but With a Sting in the Tail

David Hone | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK
David Hone

Albert Einstein once said that "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". So it was that I spent the last few days in Doha, perhaps anticipating that something might just be different this time around - after all there were things to be done and a whole new agreement to be crafted by 2015.

Doha Climate Change Conference: Politics and Ideologies Ruled, Science Won Through at the End

Asher Minns | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Politics
Asher Minns

Poor countries want money and technology for development, rich countries don't really want to give it, there is anyway little evidence that the money will be used for clean energy or preparedness, and the lucky countries with oil and gas want to keep pumping it because it makes them rich countries not poor ones, like Qatar.

Doha Climate Talks: Not Lost, but Damaged

Kit Vaughan | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics
Kit Vaughan

Instead, what we witnessed was an almost unprecedented and united stand by the world's poorest and most vulnerable countries, together with their developing country allies, to demand the establishment of an 'international mechanism' to address the significant and increasing loss and damage resulting from climate change impacts.

Doha, a Process Win that Won't Solve Climate Change

Linh Do | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Politics
Linh Do

Climate change negotiations have concluded in Doha, Qatar as the 'Doha Gateway' was passed within minutes and with much confusion. The outcome represents a historic shift with the introduction of "loss and damage" into the agreement, but will do little to actually limit warming to 1.5 degrees. 

The Role of Women in the Fight Against Climate Change

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

All too often women are missing from key discussions on climate change yet we know that due to existing gender inequalities and development gaps, climate change ultimately places a greater burden on women.

A Long Day for the UK at the United Nations Climate Change Summit

Bob Ward | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Ward

This was an example of British leadership in the international arena and demonstrated the enormous amount of 'soft power' that the UK can exert by helping poorer nations, many of which will be hit first and hardest by the impacts of climate change.

The UK Was Leading on Tackling Climate Change - So Why Is the Government Now Failing to Act?

Jane Davidson | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Jane Davidson

David Cameron, who once pledged to lead the "greenest government ever", is nowhere to be seen on what I still believe is the most important issue of our times - responding appropriately to the climate challenge.

Expectations for COP18 in Doha

David Hone | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK
David Hone

This week sees the start of the 18th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, or COP18 for short, in Doha, Qatar. This should be a busy transitional COP, with much on the agenda to resolve and important steps forward being taken toward a long term international agreement.

The Hard Facts: Weather Kills People in Africa and Asia

Peter Byass | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK
Peter Byass

What can't be emphasised too strongly here is that these are analyses of real deaths and actual weather. They are not simulations or models - and it reflects the great strength of the INDEPTH Network that it is possible to analyse factual information in this way from parts of the world where reliable data are usually in short supply.

When the Storms Roll in, Let Us Be Mindful of the Poorest

Bishop Theotonius Gomes | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK
Bishop Theotonius Gomes

Research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that natural disasters between 1980 and 2002 caused an average of 17 deaths per windstorm in the US, compared to nearly 2,000 in Bangladesh.

Will We See a Greener President During Obama's Second and Final Term?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

As the election results started to come in on Tuesday night, the world held its breath and questioned whether it would avoid the disaster of a Romney ...

A Strong Yoga Community Makes All The Difference to Your Practice

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

I was a complete cynic when I attended my first yoga class almost five years ago. From what little I knew about it, I thought, who needs yoga when I can go to the gym, ride my bicycle or play a sport. How wrong I was.

Mine's A Pint (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Sport

Sir Dave Richards jingoistically blasted Fifa to possibly damage English football, but shouldn't he be trumpeted for his views on alcohol at football?...

British Woman Goes Missing In Middle East

PA | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK

British police have made a plea for help in tracing a woman who vanished after travelling to the Middle East for work. Karen Furlong, 46, from Wort...

Shop Puts Hitler's Mein Kampf On Recommended Reading List

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

Virgin Megastores has been embroiled in a controversy after one of its shops in the Middle East put Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf on its recommended readi...

Ten Years After Doha There is Still a Window of Opportunity

Paul Spray | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK Politics
Paul Spray

Ten years ago the launch of the Doha Development Round scored blanket news coverage on both sides of the Atlantic. The round of WTO negotiations named after the city where they took place were aimed at achieving no less than a complete reform of the way the global trading system works, levelling the playing field for developing countries by giving them access to developed country markets.