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December 3, 2018 10:22 AM Qatar QUITS OPEC after 57 years in HUGE SWIPE at Saudi Arabia as Middle East FURY rises

TENSIONS between Qatar and Saudi Arabia were ratcheted up today as Qatar took a HUGE swipe at its Middle Eastern rivals. Qatar said today it was quitting OPEC from January to focus on its gas ambitions, taking a swipe at the group's de facto leader Saudi Arabia and marring efforts to show unity before this week's meeting of exporters to tackle an oil price 107

November 21, 2018 10:30 PM World War 3: Iran issues chilling warning to US 'Your aircraft carriers are our TARGETS!'

IRAN has threatened to target US military bases and warships with missile strikes as tensions between Tehran and Washington reach boiling point. Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Amirali Hajizadeh said US bases in Afghanistan, the UAE and Qatar, as well as US aircraft carriers operating in the Gulf, were all within the range of Iranian missiles 80

November 19, 2018 2:44 AM Damien Hirst uterus sculptures greet hospital guests in Doha

The work is the centrepiece of a modern art collection at the Sidra Medicine Hospital, officially opened this week in Doha. The open-air installation, named The Miraculous Journey, starts with one sculpture showing a fetus growing in the womb, and each sculpture shows the progression of pregnancy, ending with a 14ft baby just after birth. The work is the centrepiece 71

October 31, 2018 9:34 AM World Cup expansion to 48 teams could happen at Qatar 2022, says Fifa

The expansion of the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams could be brought forward from 2026 to 2022, says Fifa president Gianni Infantino. The change would require Qatar to share 2022 hosting duties with other countries in the region. The decision has already been taken to expand the tournament in 2026, when it will be held in the USA, Canada and Mexico, and Infantino 37

October 17, 2018 8:41 PM Saudi Arabia map: Where is Saudi Arabia? What countries surround Saudi Arabia?

SAUDI Arabia is in the midst of international interrogation over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a fierce critic of the Saudi government, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but where is Saudi Arabia located? Saudi Arabia is situated in the county of Asia and is the 13th largest nation in terms of land area and the largest 68

August 1, 2018 3:34 PM Football Association preparing bid to host 2030 World Cup

If the bid is successful, 2030 will be the first World Cup in England for 64 years, and the first major tournament for 34 years. The governing body's board has agreed to conduct "feasibility work" on a potential bid. If the bid is successful, 2030 would be the first World Cup in England for 64 years and the first major tournament for 34 years (the semi-finals 42

August 1, 2018 11:45 AM Earth Overshoot Day: Planet consumes year's worth of resources in just seven months

Today marks the earliest recorded overshoot day, as campaigners urge the world to #MoveTheDate and think about their footprint. The day has shown a trend for appearing earlier and earlier since its inception - and today marks its earliest recorded point. It means the planet has already consumed a year's worth of resources in just seven months 40

July 24, 2018 9:16 AM Serious Fraud Office seeks to reinstate charges against Barclays

The company has said it will defend the application sought by the SFO, which was dismissed by Southwark Crown Court in May. In a statement, it added: "Barclays noted at the time its expectations that the SFO was likely to seek to reinstate those charges by application to a High Court Judge to recommence proceedings via a new indictment of the same charges 106

July 13, 2018 1:03 AM Middle East officials in Moscow plea with Putin: 'Don't sign deal with AIR-HEADED US'

The RUSSIAN capital is filling up with officials from the Middle East who are set to meet with President Putin before his talks with Trump in Helsinki later this week in a desperate bid to avoid any deal being agreed between the two countries. But some experts have warned about any future deal between Russia and the US, labelling America “an air-headed 52

June 27, 2018 7:20 PM Middle East tensions SOAR as Qatar sues UAE over year-long diplomatic boycott

QATAR has taken the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the UN's highest court in a desperate bid to end the year-long boycott of Doha. The UAE suddenly cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar last June after accusing the Gulf nation of supporting terrorism. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt also joined the boycott, ramping up tensions in the politically 43