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  • Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:10 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with their bones protruding, and some bearing the marks of strangulation and repeated beatings, and eyes having been gouged out.

  • Eugene, Doha and Barcelona bid for 2019 worlds 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:36 pm
  • LONDON - Eugene is bidding to bring track and field's world championships to the United States for the first time.

  • Spain eyes stronger economic ties with UAE visit 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:20 am
  • ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - King Juan Carlos of Spain began a visit to the Persian Gulf region on Monday by telling United Arab Emirates officials that deepening ties with their oil-rich country was a top priority, highlighting the role wealthy Arab states could play in shoring up the battered Spanish economy.

  • Qatar Airways begins nonstop service to Philly 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:47 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - Qatar Airways has begun nonstop daily flights from Philadelphia to Doha, capital of Qatar in the southern Arabian Gulf region of the Middle East.

  • Qatar Airways begins nonstop service to Philly 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:28 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - Qatar Airways has begun nonstop daily flights from Philadelphia to Doha, capital of Qatar in the southern Arabian Gulf region of the Middle East.

  • Qatar's Barshim not aiming for Diamond League gold 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:51 am
  • World indoor champion Mutaz Barshim is looking right past the Diamond League season-opener in his Doha hometown next month to focus on the Asian Games.

  • Bach visits Qatar, talks about World Cup with emir 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:22 pm
  • IOC President Thomas Bach is visiting Qatar, where he discussed the gulf state's preparations for the 2022 World Cup and its treatment of migrant workers.

  • Report: Gulf region still a risk to investors 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:07 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Despite improvements in regulations and moves to diversify Arab economies away from natural resources, global investors remain wary of doing business in Gulf countries because of regional upheaval and other potentially destabilizing factors, according to a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit released Monday.

  • Qatar sentences US couple to 3 years in prison 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:12 am
  • DOHA, Qatar - An American couple charged with starving their 8-year-old adopted daughter to death in the Gulf Arab county of Qatar was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison, a verdict that stunned and shocked the family, according to the couple's defense lawyer.

  • UEFA countries vote for Nations League event 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 5:11 am
  • ASTANA, Kazakhstan - UEFA's 54 member countries have voted to create a Nations League competition to start in September 2018.

  • Arab summit lays bare serious cracks on Syria 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:10 pm
  • KUWAIT CITY - An Arab summit that ended Wednesday exposed cracks in what was once solid Arab support for Syrian rebels, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar divided over which factions to back and Syria's neighbors increasingly expressing fatigue with the flood of refugees from the country's civil war.

  • A look at Mideast judicial systems 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:44 pm
  • An Egyptian court's decision this week to sentence to death 529 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood after a two-session trial has triggered criticism from governments and rights groups around the world. The country's judicial system is sure to face further scrutiny as another 683 suspected Islamists went on mass trial Tuesday. The proceedings have raised deep concerns among human rights activists over the lack of due process as Egyptian authorities push swift and heavy prosecutions in their crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies.

  • FIFA VPs back Garcia's World Cup bid probe 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 2:30 pm
  • GENEVA - FIFA vice presidents Michel Platini and Jeffrey Webb gave their support to ethics investigator Michael Garcia on Tuesday amid reports that senior FIFA colleagues want the American removed from office.

  • UN document promotes equality for women 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 4:34 am
  • UNITED NATIONS - After two weeks of heated debate, liberal and conservative countries early Saturday approved a U.N. document to promote equality for women that reaffirms the sexual and reproductive rights of all women and endorses sex education for adolescents.

  • Blatter: No comment on Qatar 2022 payment claims 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 8:41 pm
  • ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter refused to comment on allegations linking Qatar's winning World Cup bid to payments received by voters.

  • Garcia quizzes Blatter, FIFA board on World Cup 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 12:45 pm
  • GENEVA - Sepp Blatter and other FIFA officials involved in choosing Russia and Qatar as future World Cup hosts are being interviewed this week by ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia.

  • Qatar WCup organizers: We adhered to ethics rules 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 9:55 am
  • Organizers of the 2022 World Cup distanced themselves Tuesday from allegations of corruption involving two former high-ranking FIFA officials that raised new questions about Qatar's winning bid for the tournament.