World Cup fans put off by prices, beer limits commute by air

World Cup fans put off by prices, beer limits commute by air

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Travel at this World Cup was supposed to be easy in the tiny host nation of Qatar, after fans had to take long flights between cities at the last three tournaments. The eight stadiums in Qatar are in or near the capital, so fans don’t have to go too far to … Read more

‘Anger, sadness’: Thousands mourn Palestinians killed by Israel Israel-Palestine conflict News

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Two Palestinian men have succumbed to their wounds after they were shot by the Israeli army in separate incidents in the northern Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Mohammad Abu Kishek, aged 22, was pronounced dead by the Palestinian Ministry of Health on Wednesday night, less than 24 hours after … Read more

Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal: ‘I’m waiting for someone to wake me up,’ says Saudi sports minister after remarkable win over Argentina

CNN — A day after Saudi Arabia’s historic win against Argentina at the Qatar World Cup, the Kingdom’s sports minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal says he’s “waiting for someone to wake me up.” “It’s been an unbelievable result. The team played really well, they prepared for three years for this day, the coach (Hervé … Read more

Why there is so much stoppage time at the 2022 World Cup

CNN — In the past, there have been rumblings of football matches being shortened from their traditional 90-minute length to appeal to a younger generation, one used to digesting content quickly. But, at the 2022 World Cup, audiences are experiencing games which have just gotten longer – a lot longer. We’ve seen fourth officials raising … Read more

Remote desert camps house World Cup fans on a budget

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — For scores of foreign soccer fans, the road to the World Cup in Doha starts every morning at a barren campsite in the middle of the desert. Visitors who found hotels in central Doha booked up or far beyond their budget have settled for the faraway, dust-blown tent village in … Read more

Germany vs. Japan: German players cover mouths in protest against FIFA clampdown on free speech in ‘OneLove’ armband row

CNN — It was a moment so brief that the thousands of fans inside the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday could easily have missed it. But a moment, the time it took for the photographers gathered in front of Germany’s World Cup team to snap a picture, was all it needed for the four-time winners … Read more

Israeli forces demolish Palestinian school in Masafer Yatta Israel-Palestine conflict News

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Israeli forces have demolished a recently-built Palestinian primary school in the Masafer Yatta region of the southern occupied West Bank, where residents are facing the ongoing threat of forced displacement. Locals and officials told Al Jazeera that the Israeli army had raided the area on Wednesday morning and demolished the … Read more

Salt, drought decimate buffaloes in Iraq’s southern marshes

CHIBAYISH, Iraq (AP) — Abbas Hashem fixed his worried gaze on the horizon — the day was almost gone and still, there was no sign of the last of his water buffaloes. He knows that when his animals don’t come back from roaming the marshes of this part of Iraq, they must be dead. The … Read more

Twin blasts shake Jerusalem, killing teen and wounding 18

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two blasts went off near bus stops in Jerusalem at the height of morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing a Canadian-Israeli teenager and injuring at least 18, in what police said were suspected attacks by Palestinians. The first explosion occurred near a typically crowded bus stop on the edge of the city. … Read more

How Qatar ended up hosting the World Cup

CNN — With the World Cup now underway in Qatar, many are wondering how this moment arrived – that a tiny Gulf nation with little footballing history ended up hosting the biggest event the sport has to offer. Qatar had never previously appeared at a World Cup tournament – ​​let alone staged one – and … Read more