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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."

If Qatar's World Cup Bid Video Had Told The Truth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Comedy

HuffPost UK Comedy (thanks to Handface and David Schneider) imagines a slightly more truthful version of Qatar's bid advert for the 2022 World Cup... ...

Iran's Quiet Massacre at Qeshm, on Qatar's Behalf

Daniel Brett | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

While the news is dominated by conflict in Israel-Palestine and Iraq, tragedies elsewhere in the region are being overlooked. One tragedy is Iran's massacre of natives of the Arab-populated island of Qeshm.

Shedding Light on the Threat of Terrorism at Qatar's 2022 World Cup

Quintan Wiktorowicz | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Sport
Quintan Wiktorowicz

Citing a confidential assessment by former South African police chief Andre Pruis, British media is trying to make the case that Qatar is too vulnerable to terrorism to serve as host. As someone who has worked on counter-terrorism issues for nearly 20 years, I find this argument wrong for three key reasons.

Mephistopheles Strikes Again

Hamish Mackay | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

There's something a bit Faustian about World Cup sponsorship. Highly successful, ambitious companies enter into a partnership with the all-powerful but morally suspect Fifa. Profits are guaranteed but there are strings attached...

Fifa - A Stain on the Beautiful Game

Tony Jimenez | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

The changing face of our game currently bears some very ugly scars - and until we wrestle back control from the current representatives of this odious organisation, it will never be quite as beautiful as it once was.

Fifa Has a Lot to Answer For, But So Do We

Richard Berry | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Sport
Richard Berry

With the football now finally underway, I expect the FIFA corruption stories to disappear from the media for a while. Let's hope this is an opportunity to focus on much bigger scandals, including those closer to home.

World Cup 2022 Now For Sale On eBay

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Anyone fancy a bid..? (eBay auctioneers: David Schneider, Robin Flavell, David Beresford, Handface)...

Why I Love Fifa

Timothy Kennett | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Sport
Timothy Kennett

I have always followed the career of the actor Sam Neill with interest. It started in physics class in my early teens, when Neill presented a series...