March 23, 2023

Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial

From BBC Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, has collapsed in a courtroom and died, officials say. A top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi had just addressed the court from a cage at a hearing on charges of espionage. Morsi, who […]

The FBI is helping Qatar get to the bottom of a ‘hack’ into state media

By David Harding, AFP From Business Insider Doha (AFP) – The FBI is helping Qatar investigate the source of an alleged “hack” of state media which sparked diplomatic tensions in the Gulf, a source with knowledge of the probe said Friday. An FBI team has been in Doha for the past week after the Qatari […]

The Editor Speaks: It was you

One of our overseas readers sent me this and I found it interesting and thought you would to. I haven’t been able to verify all of the claims but there were some that were correct and I wasn’t able to find any that were outright lies, although there were a couple that you might say […]

The FIFA arrests show how far Qatar has fallen in the past 5 years/See petitions

By Armin Rosen From Business Insider The US Department of Justice’s charging documents against 14 individuals accused of bribery and racketeering in conjunction with their roles at FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, barely mention Qatar. Nevertheless, the accusations don’t reflect well on the oil- and gas-rich Persian Gulf monarchy that won the rights to host […]