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# Arrests
Explainer: What's been going on with the European Parliament arrests over Qatar?
Four people have been charged with “money laundering and corruption”.
# Doha
Ex-Cameroon striker Eto’o sorry for fan 'altercation' but slams Algeria 'provocation'
A video widely shown on social media showed the four-time African player of the year breaking free from people seeking to restrain him.
# Doha
Qatar detains dozens of workers who protested over late pay as World Cup approaches
The country has faced intense international scrutiny over its labour practices ahead of the tournament.
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# Doha
Women subjected to invasive airport searches to sue Qatar authorities
Women on 10 flights in Doha were subjected to the examinations after airport workers found an abandoned baby.
# Doha
Dozens more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
The 15 citizens and 10 dependents travelled from Kabul to Doha on a specially organised flight with the support of Qatar.
# Disqualified
US tennis player gets news of positive Covid-19 test midway through Australian Open qualifying match
World number 114 Denis Kudla went on to claim victory but was then pulled out of the tournament and placed in quarantine.
# Doha
'Truly momentous' peace talks open between the Taliban and the Afghan government
“We want a humanitarian ceasefire,” the former chief executive for Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah said.
# salazar story
Mageean: 'If that was my coach, I would be absolutely distraught that they had cast a shadow over me'
A fascinating interview with Ireland’s recent world finalist on Off The Ball AM this morning.
# Doha
Desisa delivers Ethiopian gold as Scullion battles to 43rd in Doha marathon
The Irishman produced a brave performance at the World Athletics Championships.
# Athletics
Ciara Mageean sets new personal best at World Championships as Hassan clinches double gold
The 27-year-old Portaferry native finished in 10th place at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.
# Doha
Dalilah Muhammad storms to world record as Barshim seals gold for Qatar
It was a night of high drama in front of a rare packed house at the Khalifa Stadium.
# Over The Moon
'I’m absolutely ecstatic. I’m in a world final — I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight'
Ciara Mageean booked her place in the 1,500m final at the World Athletics Championships on Thursday night.
# IAFF World Championships
Ciara Mageean powers through to 1,500m final at World Championships in Doha
The 27-year-old Portaferry native finished with a time of 4:15.49 on Thursday night.
# World Championships
Empty seats present major headache to Qatar and Coe, organisers respond to criticism
Attendances at the World Athletics Championships in Doha have been pretty embarrassing.
# Onwards
Phil Healy falls short in 200m heat at World Championships, but optimism shines through after
‘The whole season hasn’t been the ideal set-up but I’m grateful to be out here and competing against the world’s best.’
# Doha
Liverpool to play at new 2022 World Cup venue as European champions
The Reds will compete at the Fifa World Club Cup in Qatar this December.
# Setback
Disappointment for Mark English and Thomas Barr at World Championships
Kenya’s Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich won the race with a time of 1:45.98, while the Donegal native came seventh.
# Going Well
Ireland's Thomas Barr advances in World Championships
Elsewhere, there was disappointment for Michelle Finn.
# Broadcast rights
BeIN Sports claim 'irrefutable evidence' of Saudi Arabia-based piracy
“The illegal channel beoutQ is backed by Saudi nationals and openly promoted by leading Saudi figures.”
# Take a Bow
Irish gymnast secures fourth-place finish at World Cup in Qatar
It was a day to remember for Rhys McClenaghan in Doha.
# Security
'It's getting more complex': Interpol chief warns World Cup and Olympics face 'spectrum of threats'
Jurgen Stock was speaking at a security conference in Doha.
# crisis
As Middle East is hit with massive political instability, Qatar's 2022 World Cup is in jeopardy
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen were among those to cut diplomatic ties with the country.
# elizabeth Soffe
'We just want closure': Family of Irish baby burned in Qatar house fire
Elizabeth Soffe was badly burned in the fire.
# Qatar
Hamas has significantly 'softened' its stance on Israel
The Palestinian organisation launched a new policy document today in which it steps back from calling for Israel’s ‘destruction’.
# lauren patterson
Qatar will execute a man who killed a British teacher and burned her body in the desert
The death penalty is rarely used in Qatar.
# Doha Little Dance
Dublin is getting a new air route - and a new way to fly to Australia
It will also be Qatar Airways’ first Irish route.
# Tourism
Qatar Airways will fly direct from Dublin to the Middle East starting next summer
The daily service to Doha will open up the Gulf carrier’s international network to Irish passengers.
# up up and away
Qatar Airways to launch Dublin to Doha route
The flights will begin in 2017 or 2018.
# formidable
VIDEO: Caster Semenya hammers out Rio warning in Doha
In doubly bad news for her rivals in an Olympics year, the South African admitted afterwards she had held back.
# on the loose
Tiger spotted roaming through traffic in the Middle East
The animal was caught on camera by a motorist in the Qatari capital of Doha earlier today.
# Silver lining
Disappointment for Joe Ward as he's forced to settle for World Championship silver
The 21-year-old was beaten in this evening’s final.
# Reaction
'You can't explain it!' - Michael O'Reilly must accept 'really unbelievable decision'
The Irish boxer suffered a controversial loss to African champion Hosam Abdin yesterday.
# Anger
'Disgraceful!' - People were NOT happy with how Ireland's Michael O'Reilly was judged today
The fighter lost his box-off at the World Championships in Doha today and must now wait for an Olympic place.
# belfast boy
In a busy week of sport, don't forget Michael Conlan is on the brink of history
Conlan could become the first Irishman ever to claim gold at a senior World Championship tonight.
# Flying the flag
Joe Ward qualifies for Rio Olympics after advancing to World Championship final
He becomes the second Irishman to go through to the finals.
# Doha
Irish boxer Michael Conlan is one win away from World Championship gold
Conlan claimed a comprehensive win over Dzmitry Asanau.
# making history
Irish boxers secure a record medals haul at the World Championships
Michael Conlan, Michael O’Reilly and Joe Ward are all guaranteed medals in Doha.
# Doha
Irish boxer Joe Ward moves a step closer to becoming a world champion
There was disappointment for Seán McComb, however.
# success
Michael O'Reilly completes great day for Ireland at World Championships
Irish team captain Michael Conlan and teenager Brendan Irvine also recorded wins.
# Winning
Good and bad news for Ireland's boxers at the World Championships
The Belfast boxer claimed a 2-1 points win today.