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Islamic Qatar Limits Alcohol Sale to Elites at 2022 Soccer World Cup

The sale of alcohol at soccer’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar is going to be limited to those who purchase top-of-the-line premium hospitality packages, organizers said Monday, confirming the sport’s strict adherance to government guidelines that make it a crime to be intoxicated in public.

DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 18: Al Arabi fan looks dejected after the Emir Cup Final between Al Sadd against Al Arabi at Al Rayyan Stadium on December 18, 2020 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Simon Holmes/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia Ends Embargo Against Qatar

Prince Faisal bin Farhan, the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, told reporters at a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Tuesday that his country and its allies will “fully set our differences aside” with Qatar, ending a virtual blockade that has endured for over three years.

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud holds a press conferece at the end of the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, in the city of al-Ula in northwestern Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2021. - Gulf leaders signed a "solidarity and stability" deal after the leaders of Saudi Arabia …

Trump Administration Sounds Alarm on Chinese Efforts to Infiltrate Academia

The Clarion Project’s new documentary Covert Cash: What American Universities Don’t Want You to Know About Their Foreign Funding tracks the large sums of money flowing into American schools from “corrupt regimes who actively work against American interests” and boast human rights records that “clash with every American value we hold sacred.” Prominent among those troubling sources of funding is Communist China.

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS - MARCH 23: The Harvard University campus is shown on March 23, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Students were required to be out of their dorms no later than March 15 and finish the rest of the semester online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty …

Report: Northwestern U. Accepted $340 Million from Qatar

A new report reveals that the prestigious Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has accepted $340 million in donations from the nation of Qatar since 2012. Despite the documented relationship between the university and Qatar, Northwestern is not among the many institutions facing an investigation by Congress over financial entanglement with foreign nations.

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Wikipedia Bans Paid Editing Firm, Mass-Deletes Articles

Last week a company named Wikiprofessionals was banned from Wikipedia after an editor identified accounts the firm allegedly used for undisclosed paid editing. In a subsequent discussion, editors agreed to delete articles reputedly created by the firm and have so far deleted over a dozen. Articles deleted include ones on executives of social media game company Zynga and a Qatari billionaire who married pop singer Janet Jackson.

An employee at a money changer counts USD 100 bills in Manila on October 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

Report: Fake Op-Ed Columnists Spread Anti-Qatar Propaganda

The Daily Beast published a report Monday documenting “at least 19 fake personas” that managed to “place more than 90 opinion pieces in 46 different publications” over the past year praising the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) while criticizing its adversaries Qatar, Turkey, and Iran.

Youth ride jet-skis at Katara beach in the Qatari capital Doha on July 1, 2020 as the country moves into the second phase of its four-step plan to lift COVID-19 lockdown. - People in Qatar cautiously returned to beaches as the Gulf nation, which has one of the world's highest …