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Football 25 Oct 2013 | 10:12 PM

German soccer football call Qatar World Cup a 'burden'

BERLIN (Reuters) - German football chiefs on Friday launched an attack on the 2022 Qatar World Cup, calling it a "burden on football" because of the likely shift in dates from a traditional summer tournament to a winter competition.

Football 09 Nov 2013 | 4:12 AM

Blatter rules out January World Cup in Qatar

(Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter ruled out a January World Cup in Qatar in 2022 and said on Friday November/December was the only alternative to a summer tournament.

Football 10 Nov 2013 | 12:07 AM

Blatter rules out co-hosting of 2022 World Cup

DOHA (Reuters) - FIFA has ruled out any possibility that Qatar could co-host the 2022 World Cup with neighbouring countries, Sepp Blatter said on Saturday.

World 11 Nov 2013 | 12:31 AM

U.N. expert on labour abuse urges Qatar to end sponsorship system

DOHA (Reuters) - A U.N. official called on Qatar on Sunday to abolish a sponsorship system for migrant workers he said was a source of labour abuse, raising pressure on the 2022 World Cup host for reforms of its workplace practices.

Nation 25 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Nepalis stage protest at embassy over visa fee hike

PETALING JAYA: The Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (NAFEA) has staged a protest in front of the Malaysian embassy in Nepal over the visa fee, which has been increased at least five-fold.

Nation 12 Jan 2014 | 7:30 AM

200 Nepali workers protest over death of three countrymen

ALOR SETAR: A group of 200 Nepali workers gathered in front of a timber mill in Jabi near here to protest against the death of their three co-workers.

Football 11 Feb 2014 | 10:22 PM

Qatar sets labour standards to address welfare of World Cup workers

DOHA (Reuters) - The committee managing preparations for the Qatar 2022 World Cup said on Tuesday it would penalise contractors who violated the welfare of its construction workers after the Gulf country came under heavy pressure to reform its workplace practices.

Football 12 Feb 2014 | 4:12 AM

Qatar promises better welfare for World Cup workers

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's 2022 World Cup organisers said on Tuesday they would penalise contractors who violated the welfare of construction workers after the Gulf country was widely criticised over its labour rights record.

Football 12 Feb 2014 | 5:07 PM

Qatar promises better welfare for World Cup workers

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's 2022 World Cup organisers have said they will penalise contractors who violate the welfare of construction workers after the Gulf country was widely criticised over its labour rights record.

Nation 25 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Nepali worker's lucky escape from gallows

JOHOR BARU: A Nepali escaped the gallows after he was found not guilty of murdering his supervisor who had called him, among others, a “lazy cow” and an “idiot”.