What to Know About 2022 World Cup Travel to Qatar

Tickets are on sale for the world’s most popular sporting event, but concerns over worker exploitation and laws against homosexuality have complicated the decision to attend for some fans.

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Kuwait Says Saudi Arabia Will Reopen Borders With Qatar

The announcement by Kuwait was not confirmed by Saudi Arabia, which has led a Gulf boycott of Qatar for more than three years.

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U.S. Hopes a Small Step in Easing a Mideast Rivalry Could Further Rattle Iran’s Economy

The Trump administration wants Saudi Arabia to open its airspace to Qatari flights that are currently paying millions of dollars to route over Iran.

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Qatar ‘Regrets’ Airport Strip-Searches Over Abandoned Baby

Women were pulled from a Qatar Airways flight bound for Sydney, Australia, and subjected to strip-searches after a baby was found in an airport toilet.

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Australia Says Female Passengers on Qatar Flight Got Invasive Medical Exams

Women told officials they had been pulled from a Sydney-bound flight in Doha, strip-searched and examined to see if they had recently given birth after an abandoned newborn was found in an airport bathroom.

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