Visa Clampdown Forces North Koreans Out Of UAE Amid Nuclear Standoff

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK

North Koreans will start leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states announced they would stop renewing visas. It comes as Donald Trump urged ...

As Classrooms Reopen For The New Year, We Are No Nearer To Ensuring Every Child Receives An Education

Mubarak Al-Thani | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Mubarak Al-Thani

September is here and once again that back-to-school feeling seems to seep into my consciousness. As my mind wanders, I find myself reminiscing about those first few days when the books smell new and the shoes still shine. We spend over a decade leaping from one classroom to the next, at an institution many look back on with fondness, others with unease. As time passes, however, school becomes an intrinsic part of our collective memory.

So What We Learned From Sun Tzu Holds True In The 21st Century: All Warfare Is Based On Deception

Lord Darzi | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Politics
Lord Darzi

As Qatar seeks to transform itself from an oil-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, these gains - for the region and the world - are under threat. It would be a scandal if they were squandered over a fabricated news story based on fabricated quotes planted by state-sponsored hackers.

Donald Trump's Tweets About Qatar Could Be His Craziest Yet

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK

The President tweets, the press reports, the world reacts - it’s a now-familiar cycle that has, in little over four months, covered everything from ...

British Man, 40, Killed Working On 2022 World Cup Stadium In Qatar

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK

A British man has died while working on a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The 40-year-old’s death occurred on Thursday at the Khalifa Inter...

The UAE Has Finally Banned People From Keeping Wild Animals As Pets

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK

For some people in the Gulf States, keeping a wild animal as a pet is a symbol of status. Now, it will get them a potential six months in jail and a f...

Britain's Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Is Becoming Clearer - And It's Not Pretty

Mark Curtis | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

The meaning of this from the rest of Jones's speech is clear - the head of the Royal Navy is seriously saying that British sea power and military force will protect and enhance British financial and commercial interests, including those of the City of London, especially in Asia. This is a clear exposition of the return of imperial gunboat diplomacy that Britain may be envisaging in the post-Brexit world.

Britain's Seven Covert Wars

Mark Curtis | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Britain is fighting at least seven covert wars in the Middle East and North Africa, outside of any democratic oversight or control. Whitehall has in effect gone underground, with neither parliament nor the public being allowed to debate, scrutinise or even know about these wars...

The Case For A Public Enquiry On The War In Libya

Mark Curtis | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Cameron resigned as an MP two days before the Committee enquiry was published, which is hard to believe was coincidental. If MPs are concerned about being lied to and about whether Britain is a rogue state in international affairs, they should now demand a new public enquiry.

Not Just A Different Sport Business, But A Sport Business Making A Difference

Jaimie Fuller | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK Sport
Jaimie Fuller

My dream as a kid was like many young boys: I wanted to be a sportsman. It didn't really matter which sport. Maybe the opening batsman in an Ashes Ser...

Qatar Convicts Dutch Rape Survivor for Having Sex Outside Of Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK

A Dutch woman who told police she had been raped in Qatar has been convicted of having sex outside of marriage. The 22-year-old woman had been held fo...

Muslim Teen Arrested Over Homemade Clock Is Leaving The US

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

The 14-year-old boy who was arrested after his teacher mistook a homemade clock for a bomb plans to leave the United States after accepting a scholars...

BBC Apologises After Architect Cuts Short Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

UPDATE: The BBC has apologised for implying for its interview with Zaha Hadid. After the architect hung up during the interview, the broadcaster pu...

The Rich Arab Nations That Aren't Doing Anything To Help Syria's Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

Every day, refugees risk their lives to escape persecution and war. They travel thousands of miles, hide in car engines, the backs of vehicles and cra...

Platini Is Unlikely to Be Willing or Able to Substantially Reform Fifa

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK Sport
Ragnar Weilandt

If Platini is football's only hope, then there is not that much hope at all. Having been a member of Fifa's Executive Committee since 2002, Platini is far too closely associated with the organisation's past to shape its future.

Football's NOT Coming Home in 2018

Sayed Bukhari | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Sport
Sayed Bukhari

It was a big surprise to most of the footballing world when Russia and Qatar were chosen to host the World Cup in 2018 and 2022 respectively...

The International Community Has a Responsibility to Challenge Qatar's Human Rights Record

Kerry McCarthy | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Politics
Kerry McCarthy

Qatar must allow international safety experts to assess the death toll so far and ensure that not one more person dies needlessly. If London 2012 could host an entire Olympics with no work-related fatalities, then Qatar can do the same for the World Cup. It's all down to will and political leadership.

Reclaiming the People's Game

Sam Barratt | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Sport
Sam Barratt

The cliche of football being the beautiful game is true, but tragically many of the people who run it have an ugly obsession with cash and power. The end of Blatter's era gives us a precious opportunity to change this and bring the game back to the favelas, slums and homes of people who love the game around the world. We, the people, can't afford not to take it.

Jack Sommers

Qatar Is Very Unimpressed With This Brilliant Washington Post Graphic | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

The Qatari government's claim that not a single worker has died building facilities for the 2022 World Cup has been slammed by campaigners and experts...

Fifa's Corruption Should Be Measured in Blood, Not Money

Brogan Morris | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Sport
Brogan Morris

So, Sepp Blatter wins again. Despite all the scandal (forget the past few days, the past 17 years should've been enough), Blatter has been once more crowned king at the head of FIFA. Predictable, if still hugely depressing - this is, after all, the man who suggested female footballers wear tighter shorts, who's shrugged off stories of match-fixing, who confidently once declared, "there is no racism in football".

World Cup Bribery Allegations Are Just Plain Racist, According To Ex-Qatar PM

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK

Qatar's former prime minister has accused the west of "ugly" racism against his country following claims that the state bribed Fifa officials in order...

I Haven't Drunk Coke in Six Months and Counting - Thanks to Football!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

Now, you might think that the protection of my teeth would be a good reason to stop drinking drinks like Coke, but since the state of my teeth mean they're probably a lost cause anyway, let me tell you why football is the actual reason... Well, not football itself, but the worldwide governing body of the game, FIFA.

Richard Keys Slammed Over Claims No Workers Have Died During Qatar World Cup Construction

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

Controversial TV presenter, Richard Keys, has denied that anyone has died during construction work ahead of Qatar's 2022 World Cup, despite figures su...

Fifa Sponsors Are Getting Their Logos Hijacked

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Sport

The logos of Fifa World Cup sponsors Visa, Coca-Cola, adidas and McDonald's have been hijacked by online artists protesting against the football body'...

Ginola Attacks World Cup 'Slave-Labour', Offers To Replace Blatter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Sport

Five international footballers, including former Tottenham midfielder David Ginola, have demanded Qatar abolish the labour system that allows migrant ...