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6.4.19

The Murderous History of Qatar's Most Common Pudding

The origin story of Om Ali contains enough bloodshed to be a 'Game of Thrones' plot line.

6.11.17

Fake News Has Terrifying Power Over the Real World

This week reminded us how hoaxes can have horrible consequences.

1.18.17

Qatar's New Labour Law Is Depressingly Similar To The Old One

Meet the new Qatari labour law, which is pretty much the same as the old Qatari labour law.

1.9.17

Does Qatar’s Football Policy Put Players at Risk of Exploitation?

Qatar’s policy of naturalising players for its national team attracts footballers from across the globe to try their luck in the country. But, given the potential pitfalls of the kafala system, this can leave them vulnerable to exploitation.

1.9.17

Does Qatar's Football Policy Put Players at Risk of Exploitation?

Qatar's policy of naturalising players for its national team attracts footballers from across the globe to try their luck in the country. But, given the potential pitfalls of the kafala system, this can leave them vulnerable to exploitation.

10.11.16

Dutch Trade Union to Sue FIFA Over Modern ‘Slavery’ in Qatar

FNV, the largest trade union in the Netherlands, has decided to take action through the Swiss courts together with a worker from Bangladesh.

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10.9.16

Qatar, Futurism and Fortune-Tellers

In the work of photographers Christto and Andrew, Qatar is futuristic, brightly coloured and well-manicured.

8.10.16

Qatar’s Rejuvenated Handball Team Has A Distinct Shortage of Qataris

Qatar's investment in sports is bigger than the World Cup. Their national handball team, which has players from Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, and France – and three Qataris – is proof.

4.25.16

FIFA to Monitor Working Conditions at Qatar World Cup – 1,200 Deaths Too Late

C'mon, this is FIFA ethical reform we're talking about here.

4.15.16

FIFA and Human Rights: Lessons From the Ruggie Report

Thousands dead in Qatar. Families displaced. Shady contracts. Can FIFA improve its human rights records? John Ruggie, a professor of human rights at Harvard, published a report that could help fundamentally change the organisation. Will FIFA follow it?

12.6.15

My Experience Using Hook-Up Apps in Qatar, Where Gay Sex Is Punishable by Death

Despite the pall of death, I logged in, and within about a minute, I started hearing those familiar little moist-sounding electronic pops.

11.30.15

The Da Vinci Forgery: Last Week in Art

Plus, the Pope filled 20,000 pairs of sneakers and sandals into the Place de la Republique after the Paris Climate March was canceled.

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