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Sports

Qatar's migrant workers are abused — but the country's leaders may use unfair media criticism to deflect efforts to help them

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The focus on Qatar's abuse of its migrants has been among the fallout from FIFA bribery scandal and the soccer body's improbable decision to award the tiny nation the World Cup in 2022. Yet inaccuracies in reporting give the government cover to attack errors instead of the issue — and frustrate change, say several young Qataris.

Sports

Qatar's migrant workers are abused — but the country's leaders may use unfair media criticism to deflect efforts to help them

Updated

The focus on Qatar's abuse of its migrants has been among the fallout from FIFA bribery scandal and the soccer body's improbable decision to award the tiny nation the World Cup in 2022. Yet inaccuracies in reporting give the government cover to attack errors instead of the issue — and frustrate change, say several young Qataris.

Politics

Qatar's diplomatic balancing act

Qatar manages to remain friends with just about everyone in the Middle East, and lately the tiny Gulf country taken on the role of mediator -- most notably, in Lebanon, as Ben Gilbert reports on Qatar's diplomatic balancing act.