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Football's NOT Coming Home in 2018

Sayed Bukhari | Posted 09.06.2015 | 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 05.06.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 02.06.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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 ...

This Botched PR Exercise To Rehabilitate Qatar's Reputation Could Not Have Gone Worse

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

A press trip arranged to boost the Qatari government's public relations ahead of World Cup has turned to disaster, after a BBC news crew invited on th...

World Cup 2022: Check Out The Average Temperatures In Qatar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Comedy

FIFA is now recommending that the 2022 World Cup be moved to November-December. But will it still be cool enough? Here are the average temperatures in...

This Is The Most Expensive Art Work Ever Sold

PA | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK

A painting by French artist Paul Gauguin has become the most expensive art work ever sold after it was bought for close to 300 million US dollars (£1...

What Your First Tweet Looks Like After Being Jailed In Egypt For 400 Days

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

This is what freedom looks like for Al Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste, who has finally been released after enduring 400 days in an Egyptia...

Spurs Torch Toon Hopes Amid Qatari Takeover Talk

Theo Delaney | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Harry Kane scored and was once again Tottenham's stand out performer in the 4-0 victory over Newcastle... A trip to a Wembley final for the first time in six years beckons and only a failure to wrestle three points from Burnley on Saturday can spoil Christmas now.

Even More Allegations That Russia And Qatar Fixed World Cup Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Sport

Further allegations of corruption have been made surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. A "secret database" held within the England 2018 bid...

World Cup Whistleblower Offered Secret Service Protection

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Louise Ridley | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Sport

A World Cup whistleblower, who made allegations of corruption against the Qatari bid to host the tournament in 2022, was offered protection by the US ...

Fifa's Whitewash Report Won't Convince Anyone

Damian Collins | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

Allegations have been made of millions of dollars of improper payments to Fifa officials who were involved in the process of voting for the winning bids. We are no closer today to knowing whether or not these allegations are true or false. Fifa has investigated itself and not surprisingly found itself to be not guilty.

Can Qatar Find a Diplomatic Solution for Isis?

Jo Simmons | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

With the Middle East at yet another critical juncture and with a sense of common purpose emanating from the region, this is neither the time for straw man moralising or finger pointing. The West should don its realpolitik glasses and use Qatar's status in the area to give a nudge to the consolidation process currently taking place in the Islamic world.

Extremist Terror Reaches Liberal Shores

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Kokulan Mahendiran

While it may be more comforting to consider these men but lone wolves acting upon their own deranged ideas, that no longer seems to be the case. In this age of social media and easily accessible information in which we live, it is no longer necessary for contact to be made for a message to be passed on.

Teachers' Call for Better Understanding of the Gulf Must Be Heard

Richard Gibby | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK
Richard Gibby

The impact and influence of the Gulf region on modern society is increasingly distinctive. And yet, what do most of us really understand about how closely linked our nation is with that part of the world?

Bombing Iraq Ignores The Real Problem

Scott Dickson | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Politics
Scott Dickson

As one "War on Terror," draws to an end, so starts another. The upcoming withdrawal of British forces from Afghanistan should force our politicians to reflect, largely on the utter futility of combating societal and religious problems with bombs. Old habits die hard. Not having learnt that virtually every Western intrusion into the Middle East ends in disaster, parliament's acquiescence to David Cameron's demand that Britain join the fight against ISIS proves our foreign policy is created in a historical vacuum.

BREAKING NEWS: FIFA Realises Qatar Is A Hot Country

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Officials from football's governing body FIFA have realised that Qatar is a hot country. "When we chose Qatar to host the World Cup in 2022, we had...

Qatar 'Will Not Host' 2022 World Cup

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Sport

A Fifa ExCo member has claimed the 2022 World Cup will not be staged in Qatar due to the country's sweltering conditions. Theo Zwanziger, the forme...

Middle East Tech News: All You Need to Know From the Last Three Months

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Studies provide a number of fresh insights into evolving attitudes and technology based behaviours in this fast changing region... The Middle East is not as different as you might think... "The digital divide demarcates technological abilities in the Arab world about as starkly as anywhere on earth."