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Bahrain official 'pockets bribe to drop charges'

A top government official in Bahrain arrested in connection with corruption had allegedly pocketed BD12,000 ($31,633.9) for dropping human trafficking charges against a restaurant. The Bahraini, who was the director of inspections

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We will host 2022 World Cup, asserts Qatar

The 2022 World Cup will take place as planned in Qatar and the country has nothing to hide over allegations of corruption during the bid process, the tournament communications director Nasser Al Khater said on Wednesday. "We&

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BP, Budweiser join demand to tackle graft allegations

Two more international companies joined the ranks of World Cup sponsors pressing soccer's rulers to tackle corruption allegations over the awarding of the 2022 tournament to Qatar. The calls from oil company BP and the maker o

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Qatar confident it will host World Cup

Qatar has said that it is confident it will retain the rights to host the 2022 World Cup following new allegations that an official from the country used his high-level contacts to help win support for its bid, a report said. Ques

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Sponsors up pressure on FIFA over Qatar claims

World Cup soccer sponsors Adidas and Sony voiced concerns over allegations that bribes were paid to secure the 2022 tournament for Qatar, an issue that is overshadowing this week's kickoff in Brazil. With its four yearly showp

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Re-vote just one option: Fifa candidate

Fifa have more options available than just organising a re-vote to decide new 2022 World Cup hosts if allegations are proved that Qatar's winning bid to stage the finals was corrupt, said Fifa presidential candidate Jerome Champagne.

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World Cup just an image issue for Qatar

Qatar's sizzling growth would slow if it lost the right to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament, but the country is so rich that the impact on its economy and financial markets would be much smaller than the blow to its reputation.

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World Cup 2022: Qatar denies wrongdoing

Qatari organisers of soccer's 2022 World Cup have "vehemently" denied accusations their successful bid was corrupt, saying its lawyers were looking into claims made by a British Sunday newspaper. The Qataris issued t

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Galfar ex-CEO gets 15 years' jail over bribes

A court in Oman on Sunday sentenced a former executive of an engineering firm to a total of 15 years in jail for five counts of bribery in exchange for contracts from a state-owned oil company. The trial, part of a crackdown by th

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Galfar ex-CEO gets 15 years' jail over bribes

A court in Oman on Sunday sentenced a former executive of an engineering firm to a total of 15 years in jail for five counts of bribery in exchange for contracts from a state-owned oil company. The trial, part of a crackdown by th

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