The US has approved the biggest arms deal in history: a $38 billion agreement to supply Israel with jets, bombs, missiles and military support for the next 10 years. And now that the paper is signed, look for arms deals with Israel's Arab neighbors to proceed.
The global media company Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, is closing down the US cable news channel that it launched with great fanfare in 2013. Despite investing billions of dollars in the channel, the numbers didn't add up.
It's always been hot in the Persian Gulf region. But a new report finds that without action to limit climate change, the combination of rising temperatures and humidity will often push much of the region beyond the limits of human adaptability.
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.
Amnesty International says Qatar is failing to act fast enough to improve conditions for migrant workers building its World Cup soccer stadiums. But critics says it's only when sponsors like Coca-Cola and VISA speak up that soccer's governing body, FIFA, pays attention.
A BBC team that traveled to Qatar at the government's invitation quickly found out how limited their welcome was: After attempting to visit workers and document their living conditions, the crew was thrown in jail. One of the journalist thinks a wider crackdown is yet to come.
Nine children and three women were among 16 Afghan civilians killed Sunday morning in Kandahar. A U.S. Army soldier is accused of the killing, but no motive had been revealed.. The Afghan Taliban has vowed revenge and it is likely the incident will harm efforts to bring peace between the United States and the Taliban.
When Qatar bid for the 2022 World Cup, it said it could air condition the stadiums with solar power to beat the dangerous summer heat. But that's not looking likely now, so a FIFA official says the summer tournament will be moved.
For more than a year, journalists and rights advocates around the world have campaigned on behalf of three Al Jazeera journalists behind bars in Egypt. Today, a court in Cairo ordered a new trial for the three men. But they are not being released.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's William Troop about the other winners in today's World Cup selections: Qatar was chosen to host in 2022. The choice has raised questions about everything from infrastructure to Qatar's brutal July heat.
The Arab news giant Al Jazeera has purchased the American television news channel Current TV. The New York Times Media Reporter Brian Stelter tells anchor Marco Werman this represents a huge leap in audience numbers for the Qatari-owned channel.
Syria's civil war continues to wear on with both sides claiming huge gains in their effort to win control of the country. A former Syrian prime minister, Riad Hijab, however, went on TV and said the Syrian regime is collapsing.
Qatar has been blasted for its treatment of its laborers — and a new report paints an unpleasant picture of what those jobs can be like. Plus Switzerland considers a big increase to its minimum wage and a Beijing student sees smog as a way to put smiles on people's faces.