Posts Tagged ‘Qatar’

Qatar threatens up to three years in prison for those who don’t wear masks

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

The small Middle Eastern nation of Qatar now has one of the world’s most strict coronavirus restrictions. Those who go out in public without a face covering now face up to three years in prison and a fine of about $40,000. The Gulf country made the announcement on Qatar state TV this weekend. Authorities have Read more

Soccer supremo says FIFA more influential than every religion

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has boasted that his organisation is more influential than any country in the world and every religion. The boss of soccer’s governing body told Swiss paper Sonntags Zeitung that FIFA’s influence is because of “the positive emotions it releases”. He said his organisation reaches 1.6 billion people. “FIFA is more influential Read more

900 have died building Qatar’s World Cup infrastructure

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Since 2012, about 900 workers have died while working on infrastructure in Qatar, in a building boom anticipating the World Cup. Last month, the Guardian reported that over 400 Nepalese migrant workers had already died at building sites. Between 2010 and 2012 more than 700 workers from India lost their lives working on construction sites in Qatar, too. A report by the International Trade Union Read more