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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has asked the International Olympic Committee to bar Japan from using the "Rising Sun" flag at next year's Games, Seoul's sports ministry said on Wednesday, as the Asian neighbours engage in an ever more rancorous feud over history and trade.
GENEVA/DOHA (Reuters) - The International Organization for Labour (ILO) on Wednesday dropped a case against Qatar over its treatment of foreign workers that had overshadowed the wealthy Gulf state's preparations to host the 2022 World Cup.
DOHA (Reuters) - Workers in Qatar renovating a 2022 World Cup stadium have suffered human rights abuses two years after the tournament's organisers drafted worker welfare standards in the wake of criticism, Amnesty International said.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Qatar is making progress towards ending forced labour and improving conditions for migrant workers, but the test will be whether it enforces new legislation from December, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday.
PARIS (Reuters) - French construction group Vinci faces a claim from a campaign group over alleged forced labour involving migrant workers on building projects tied to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - FIFA is not responsible for the working conditions of labourers helping to build stadiums for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar, the president of world football's governing body Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar's efforts to prevent the abuse of migrant workers have been "woefully inadequate" since the Gulf state pledged to confront exploitation following an outcry over the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman visited a North Korean ski resort on Thursday with dictator Kim Jong Un as a statement was issued on the former player's behalf apologising for comments he made about an American jailed by Pyongyang.