Qatar’s emir will attend an economic summit in Egypt

Qatar’s emir will attend an economic summit due to take place in Egypt in mid-March, sources from both countries said on Monday, in a sign of easing political tension between the Arab countries. Qatar’s support for former Egyptian Islamist President Mohammad Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood created tensions with Abdul Fattah Al Sissi, who ousted Mursi in 2013 and cracked ...

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Qatar court ruled that the parents should decide whether their daughter’s alleged killer is executed

A Qatari court ruled Sunday that the parents of an American teacher murdered in the Gulf state should decide whether her alleged killer is executed. The Pennsylvania-based family of Jennifer Brown can choose between the death penalty, compensation — “blood money” under Islam law — or a pardon for the Kenyan security guard charged with first degree murder, the judge ...

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Workers will die building World Cup-related infrastructure, unable to leave Qatar without employer’s permission

The BBC Newsnight team investigating the 1.5 million migrants employed in Qatar on building World Cup 2022 infrastructure were hustled out of the squalid workers’ accommodation outside Doha by angry security men in the time-honoured fashion in December. But not before they had made some disturbing connections between the dreadful conditions workers had to live in and one big British ...

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