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  1. July 22, 2014

    FA chairman tackles MPs’ questions

    Many of English football’s problems – World Cup failure, manager Roy Hodgson’s ability, a dearth of homegrown players in the...

  2. July 20, 2014

    Gaza ceasefire efforts hampered by Arab divisions over Hamas

    Qatar launched a round of diplomacy on Sunday in an attempt to lay the groundwork for a ceasefire in Gaza as the death toll...

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    The task of turning Qatar into a well-functioning diversified economy has only just begun...
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  1. July 11, 2014

    The Proms: global and diverse?

    It started with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio in 1966. Until that point, the Proms, London’s annual...

  2. July 9, 2014

    United Arab Emirates detains two Qatari citizens on spying charges

    The United Arab Emirates has detained two Qatari citizens amid accusations of spying, in a move that threatens to sour...

  3. July 2, 2014

    Macau overtakes Switzerland in income tables

    Macau has leapfrogged Switzerland to become the world’s fourth richest territory per person, according to the World Bank,...

  4. June 29, 2014

    Heavy spending helps to redraw Arab region’s economic geography

    The oil price boom of the past decade has triggered heavy spending on infrastructure in the hydro­carbon-rich monarchies of...

  5. June 29, 2014

    Gulf states forge links with Asia as building boom drives imports

    At the crossroads of Eurasia and Africa, the Middle East has long been an important trading hub. But the emerging markets of...

  6. beyondbrics

    June 23, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt | Cairo trial delivers guilty verdict to three journalists working...

  7. June 23, 2014

    International outrage as Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists

    A Cairo court has provoked international outrage and concerns over freedom of expression in Egypt after handing harsh prison...

  8. FT Alphaville

    June 20, 2014

    That was nuts. Is this the Dubai crash?

    Dubai stocks went bonkers last year, along with Qatar, distorting the performance of the (anyway tiny) frontier markets...

  9. June 16, 2014

    Royal Ascot breaks tradition with Qatari sponsorship

    Royal Ascot has chosen a company owned by members of the Qatar ruling family as the first sponsor in its history, untroubled...

  10. June 13, 2014

    Fifa bans Beckenbauer from football for 90 days

    German former World Cup winning coach and captain Franz Beckenbauer was provisionally banned for 90 days from football for...

  11. June 13, 2014

    Cold wind hits Qatar art scene as Gulf state cuts back

    It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of the state of Qatar on the art market as the biggest, if also the most...

  12. June 12, 2014

    Michel Platini withdraws support for Sepp Blatter

    Michel Platini, head of the European football federation, Uefa, has turned his back on Sepp Blatter, announcing he would not...

  13. June 11, 2014

    Fifa investigator says he has seen Qatar 2022 allegations

    Fifa investigator Michael Garcia has rejected claims his investigation would not be examining recent allegations over the...

  14. June 11, 2014

    Kuwaitis protest against state corruption

    Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Kuwait City on Tuesday to protest against government corruption, as the Gulf state’s...

  15. June 10, 2014

    Garcia to report on Fifa corruption probe

    Pressure on Michael J Garcia is growing by the day. The former US attorney will on Wednesday step up to the podium to update...

  16. June 10, 2014

    FA’s Greg Dyke leads Uefa criticism of Fifa head Sepp Blatter

    Senior members of European football’s governing body Uefa launched a sustained attack on the leadership of Sepp Blatter,...

  17. June 9, 2014

    Budweiser piles pressure on Fifa over Qatar claims

    Budweiser added its name to the roll call of World Cup sponsors voicing concern about allegations swirling around the Qatar...

  18. beyondbrics

    June 9, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Taliban claims Karachi airport attack | The Pakistan military retakes Karachi airport but only after 29...

  19. June 8, 2014

    Big sponsors pile pressure on Fifa over Qatar World Cup

    Three of the biggest World Cup sponsors have urged Fifa to investigate claims over how Qatar won the bid to host the 2022...

  20. June 6, 2014

    Obama discovers the perils of direct dealings with the Taliban

    From the video, the handover looked swift and simple. Three American special forces soldiers approached the waiting group of...

  21. June 6, 2014

    World Cup allegations crown bad year for Qatar

    Even before the bribery allegations concerning Qatar’s World Cup bid emerged last Sunday, the young emir of the gas-rich...

  22. June 4, 2014

    Blatter eyes fifth term as Fifa’s president

    Sepp Blatter will take to the stage at next week’s pre-World Cup gathering of Fifa members in Sao Paulo and declare his...

  23. June 4, 2014

    Prisoner swap reveals Guantánamo dilemma

    The hearing from Guantánamo Bay comes to life with the flicker on a television screen in faraway Washington, displaying a...

  24. June 3, 2014

    Saudi Arabia calls on region to assist Egypt

    Saudi Arabia has called for a donor conference to assist Egypt as the Gulf’s Arab superpower seeks to muster regional...

  25. June 3, 2014

    Blow the whistle on Fifa, please

    Ten days from now, millions of people around the globe will have their eyes fixed on Brazil as the World Cup finals begin....

  26. The World

    June 3, 2014

    Qatar pays the price of overreach

      Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (Getty) Has Qatar’s luck run out? Just a year ago the small, rich Gulf state was at the...

  27. June 2, 2014

    Fifa needs ‘serious change of culture’, says ethics adviser

    Fifa remains blighted by a culture that allowed disgraced Qatari Mohammed bin Hammam to hand out millions of dollars to...

  28. June 2, 2014

    Generation Z, the world’s saviour?

    Can “Generation Z”, or whatever label you want to put on today’s 16 to 25-year-olds, be the superheroes who save the world?...

  29. June 2, 2014

    Iran sees Assad poll as victory over regional rivals

    For Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the certain victory of Bashar al-Assad in a presidential election on Tuesday is a...

  30. June 1, 2014

    Republicans attack Taliban prisoner swap

    Republicans attacked President Barack Obama for "making deals with terrorists" to release a US soldier held captive by the...

  31. June 1, 2014

    Qatar World Cup corruption claims spark calls for re-run of vote

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter is coming under renewed pressure to re-run the vote for the 2022 World Cup after a whistleblower...

  32. June 1, 2014

    US soldier freed in Taliban prisoner swap

    A US soldier held captive for five years by the Afghan Taliban has been released after the US agreed to hand over five...

  33. May 25, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – May 26 Study in Qatar As part of a partnership with the 2013 French Open at Roland Garros, HEC Paris is showcasing...

  34. beyondbrics

    May 22, 2014

    Guest post: frontier markets - more profitable, less volatile

    By Tomás Guerrero, ESADE Business School In the last months, some isolated events such as the suspension of the Nigerian...

  35. May 19, 2014

    Former Qatar prime minister rejoins dealmaking stage

    Qatar’s diplomat-investor Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani has jumped back on to the global investment stage with two large...

  36. beyondbrics

    May 16, 2014

    A bumper year for Middle East and North Africa equity listings

    A flood of petrodollars into the turbo-charged Qatari and UAE economies is driving a bumper year for equity listings in the...

  37. May 16, 2014

    Fifa chief admits choosing Qatar as World Cup host was ‘mistake’

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter reignited controversy over Qatar’s plans for hosting the World Cup after he said it was “a...

  38. May 14, 2014

    Qatar labour reforms fail to ease concern over working conditions

    Qatar unveiled reforms of its labour laws on Wednesday, responding to global criticism of working conditions that have...

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