Fifa boss understood very early that there’s a new world order in which westerners don’t matter much, writes Simon Kuper in the FT.
Blatter knows which of the soccer nations have money, and that is why he will be re-elected. … Read the rest
Both Bill Clinton and his family’s charity have been tied to soccer’s governing body, as well as Qatar’s disastrous World Cup bid.
And just like that, another Clinton Foundation donor is in the news.
The Clinton global charity has received … Read the rest
A former employee of Al Jazeera America is suing the network for $15 million, alleging that a manager with close ties to top executives discriminated against female employees and made disparaging remarks about Jews and Israel.
Matthew Luke, who started … Read the rest
About 1,000 people have taken to the streets of Doha, Qatar, to express their anger over the killing of three Muslim students in the US last week by their white neighbour.
Qatar branded the murder “a terrorist act.”
Protesters’ banners … Read the rest
China and India are backing a 21 country $100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
Memorandum of understanding were signed with 21 Asian countries in Beijing Friday. Australia, Indonesia and … Read the rest
Ghana has been exposed as agreeing to take part in international football matches organised by match fixers.
An undercover investigation found that the President of Ghana’s Football Association agreed for the team to play in international matches that others were … Read the rest
A medical test being developed by Kuwait will be used to detect homosexuals and prevent them from entering the country – or any … Read the rest
It’s not likely to ease Americans’ concerns about going to war, but the White House announced Monday that Albania is on board with the Obama administration’s plans to punish Syria.
Tiny Estonia, too, has agreed that Syria must be held … Read the rest