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# Qatar

Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Israel-Hamas ceasefire expected tomorrow, but release of 50 hostages won't begin before Friday
Hamas will free 50 of its roughly 240 hostages under the ceasefire agreement.
It is believed Irish-Israeli, 9-year-old Emily Hand is among the hostages in Gaza.
Hamas welcomed the "humanitarian truce" and said it would see 150 Palestinians released from Israeli jails.
The Israel national security adviser tonight said that there will be no hostage releases before Friday.
From the West Bank: 'Settler violence and military restrictions strangle Palestinian life'
Negotiations for truce agreement 'at final stage' as Israel PM says deal is 'right decision'
October 2023
Explainer: Here is what we know about the Israeli hostage situation in Gaza
US President Joe Biden has said discussions about a Gaza ceasefire can only take place if Hamas frees all hostages.
Hamas says two more Gaza hostages freed after mediation by Qatar and Egypt
Two American women, a mother and daughter, were freed on Friday.
Lewis Hamilton faces investigation for walking across track in Qatar
The 38-year-old was previously fined £43,350 – half of which is suspended for the remainder of the season.
Debunked: An old image of Leo Varadkar has been altered to promote a climate change conspiracy
The original image featured a sign saying “Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All”.
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell vent anger on radio after collision in Qatar
Max Verstappen raced to his 14th win from the 17 rounds so far.
Max Verstappen seals third-straight world championship title
The 26-year-old Dutchman completed the feat with six rounds remaining.
This year
5 years on from €116 million Barca move, Coutinho leaves Aston Villa
The Brazilian forward has joined Al Duhail of Qatar on loan.
Bayern Munich end controversial partnership with Qatar
Germany’s biggest club had long faced criticism for its ties to Doha.
'Hotel Rwanda' hero set to be released from prison after 25-year sentence is commuted
The jailing of Rusesabagina by Paul Kagame’s government had been a cause of concern for the West and global rights groups.
Man United fans' feelings about potential Qatari takeover should not be complicated
Current owners the Glazers announced in November they were open to a sale or investment.
Qatari investors to make Manchester United offer this week – reports
The club’s owners are exploring the possibility of a sale.
Key suspect in EU bribery scandal cuts deal with prosecutors
Pier Antonio Panzeri is one of four suspects held in Belgium following police raids.
EU Parliament chief moves to lift two MEPs' immunity amid corruption scandal
It comes after four suspects were arrested last month during a series of police raids in which at least €1.5 million in cash was seized.
Last year
Argentina forced to swap bus for helicopters as fans swarm streets during homecoming parade
Players and staff had to abandon their open-top bus parade.
The bittersweet feeling of watching Lionel Messi
The 35-year-old fulfilled a lifelong ambition by winning the World Cup on Sunday, but some will have felt conflicted when observing the star in action.
Poll: Will you watch the World Cup final?
Argentina will take on reigning champions France in the final today.
Ranking the 10 best matches of the 2022 World Cup
Argentina-Netherlands and other memorable encounters.
Greek MEP at centre of Qatar-linked corruption scandal faces key court ruling
Eva Kaili was arrested last week during a series of police raids across homes and offices in which at least €1.5 million in cash was seized.
Highly rated Canada international hails Celtic fans after signing 5-year deal
Alistair Johnston has joined the club from Montreal.
EU parliament sacks vice president amid Qatar corruption probe
The assembly’s MEPs voted 625 to one to strip Greek socialist MEP Eva Kaili of her vice presidential role.
Explainer: What's been going on with the European Parliament arrests over Qatar?
Four people have been charged with “money laundering and corruption”.
Cristiano Ronaldo won't make 'heat of moment' decision
The star’s post did not talk about international retirement but he started Portugal’s last two matches in Qatar on the bench.
French sports minister wore rainbow-sleeved jumper during quarter final game in Qatar last night
The rights of the LGBTQ+ community has been a recurrent point of discussion at the World Cup in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal.
Four arrested in Brussels over suspected corruption by Qatari officials at EU parliament
Belgian investigators were looking into “corruption” and “money laundering” ahead of the arrests.
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The big decision facing Gareth Southgate ahead of France showdown
England are aiming to win the World Cup for the first time since 1966.
Cameroon's stunning victory over Brazil not enough to advance
It was a historic night for Dani Alves, as he became his country’s oldest player.
Germany suffer shock World Cup elimination
A 4-2 victory over Costa Rica was not enough to secure a last-16 spot.
Paulo Bento proud to sing both national anthems as he faces home nation
The South Korea boss will serve a touchline ban against Portugal.
Ex-Barcelona boss Martino confirms end of Mexico reign after 'huge failure'
Martino has been in charge of Mexico since 2019.
Man with rainbow flag invades pitch during World Cup game
The man was on the field for about 30 seconds during the second half.
Netherlands star flattered by Man United interest
Cody Gakpo has been the star for the Dutch so far, scoring in each of their first two Group A games.
6-goal thriller leaves Cameroon and Serbia's fates uncertain
Both sides trail joint-group leaders Brazil and Switzerland, who play later today.
Mbappe’s double downs Denmark as France reach World Cup knockout stage
Mbappe and Pele are the only players to score seven or more World Cup goals before turning 25.
Senegal beat Qatar to leave World Cup hosts on brink of early exit
The African champions had opened with a 2-0 loss to the Netherlands.
Fifa bans fans from dressing as crusaders at England versus USA World Cup match
Fans have been spotted at the tournament dressed in chainmail while carrying plastic swords and shields with the St George cross.
The story of how Belgium went from no-hopers to world number one
A look at the history of Belgian football as they prepare for their first World Cup match today.
Saudi Arabia declares national holiday after shock win
The move comes in the middle of final exams in the Gulf nation, indicating that they will have to be rescheduled.
Doubts emerge surrounding Harry Kane's World Cup fitness
The England captain stayed down holding his foot after a foul by Iran’s Morteza Pouraliganji.