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Nation 10 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

Authority denies foreigners were brought in to vote

KUALA LUMPUR: The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (Risda) has strongly denied claims that the foreign workers it brought in were phantom voters.

World 27 Sep 2013 | 2:28 AM

Nepal envoy recalled after Qatar 'open jail' remarks

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal recalled its ambassador in Qatar on Thursday after she called the Gulf state an "open jail" for Nepalis who suffer labour abuses, and amid outrage about labour conditions and deaths as the emirate prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.

AseanPlus News 27 Sep 2013 | 7:23 AM

Nepal recalls envoy after she called Qatar 'open jail'

Kathmandu (AFP) - Nepal on Thursday recalled its ambassador to Qatar after she compared the Middle Eastern emirate to an "open jail" for thousands of Nepali migrants who face abuse from employers there.

World 01 Oct 2013 | 5:20 AM

Nepali official denies labour abuses in Qatar

DOHA (Reuters) - Officials from Nepal and Qatar sought on Monday to play down a news report that Nepali labourers face lethal conditions on the Gulf state's building sites, holding a joint news conference to say the migrant workers were "safe and fully respected".

World 01 Oct 2013 | 5:55 AM

Nepali official denies labour abuses in Qatar

DOHA (Reuters) - Officials from Nepal and Qatar sought on Monday to play down a news report that Nepali labourers face deadly conditions on the Gulf state's building sites, holding a joint news conference to say the migrant workers were "safe and fully respected."

Football 02 Oct 2013 | 3:07 AM

Qatari response weak and disappointing, say trade unions

(Reuters) - Qatar's response to allegations of maltreatment of migrant workers in the 2022 World Cup host nation has been "weak and disappointing," the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) said on Tuesday.

Football 03 Oct 2013 | 10:47 PM

Trade unionists protest outside FIFA over Qatar workers

ZURICH (Reuters) - Trade unionists showed a symbolic red card to FIFA as they protested outside the headquarters of soccer's governing body on Thursday over labour rights in Qatar, host nation for 2022 World Cup,

Football 04 Oct 2013 | 10:47 PM

No decision on Qatar World Cup before next year - Blatter

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has launched a consultation process to decide whether to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar away from the traditional June-July slot and will not make a decision until mid-2014 at the earliest, president Sepp Blatter said on Friday.

Football 05 Oct 2013 | 2:17 AM

FIFA delays decision on Qatar World Cup dates

ZURICH (Reuters) - The long and tortuous road to the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar took another twist on Friday when FIFA delayed making a decision on whether to play the tournament in the winter.

Football 05 Oct 2013 | 6:12 AM

Qatar plans unaffected by FIFA move - organisers

DOHA (Reuters) - FIFA's delay in making a decision on the dates for the 2022 Qatar World Cup will not affect the country's plans for the tournament, a senior official told Reuters on Friday.