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Group asks for living wages, labor rights for 2026 World Cup

With this year's World Cup in Qatar clouded by labor and human rights issues, there's a push for the North American cities awarded games for the 2026 tournament to commit to livable wages, equitable h...

Al-Khelaïfi acquitted again, Valcke guilty in FIFA retrial

GENEVA (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaïfi was acquitted in Switzerland on Friday for a second time in a retrial of alleged wrongdoing linked to former FIFA secretary general Jérôm...

Air Conditioner Market Size With Industry Outlook, Forecast And Top Players Analysis By 2021-2027

The Air Conditioner Market is in the maturity phase across the GCC region. However, several upcoming mega projects such as the $14.3 billion Dubai Metro, $37.0 billion Yas Island Development project a...

Ukraine will need a 'Marshall Plan' for reconstruction — live updates

Microsoft says Russia conducting 'sophisticated and widespread' hacking attack Finland says its military is structured 'precisely' to counter strategies used in Ukraine Kremlin anger...

FIFA extends Ukrainian club contract rules for next season

GENEVA (AP) — Seeking to protect Ukrainian soccer clubs during the Russian military invasion, FIFA on Tuesday extended emergency contract rules for foreign players and coaches through next season. ...

Poland cuts Russia-based player out of World Cup plans

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland won't consider defender Maciej Rybus in its plans for the World Cup in Qatar after he signed a new contract with a Russian club. The Polish soccer federa...

UEFA clears al-Khelaifi, bans Leonardo in PSG investigation

GENEVA (AP) — UEFA cleared its own executive committee member Nasser al-Khelaifi of any punishment on Friday despite finding his club Paris Saint-Germain guilty of misconduct for confrontations with m...

New names -- and Rory McIlroy -- top US Open leaderboard

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — For one day at least, the U.S. Open was wide open. Five of the top six on the leaderboard played their way onto The Country Club course through qualifying. Th...

FIFA picks 2026 World Cup cities, predicts US `No 1 sport'

NEW YORK (AP) — The 16 cities of the first World Cup spread across three nations were revealed, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino made a bold statement summing up the goal of the 2026 tournament, to...

Excitement and disappointment as World Cup 2026 cities named

Cheers and sighs met FIFA's announcement of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup. There were a number of no-brainers among the 16 World Cup sites, like the Los Angeles area, Mexic...

Qatar Airways posts record $1.5B profits ahead of World Cup

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways, one of the Mideast's largest carriers known for on-board comfort and luxury, said Thursday its profits over the past fiscal year topped $1.5 billion, ...

World Cup host Qatar corrects Taiwan name on visa application list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese soccer fans applying for a visa to attend the World Cup in Qatar can now choose their correct country name, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday ...

States offer tax breaks, funds for chance to host World Cup

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. cities and states have lined up with tax breaks and millions of dollars in both public and private investments for a chance at hosting 2026 FIFA World Cup games, set to...

Venezuela's Maduro meets Qatar's ruling emir on Mideast trip

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with Qatar's ruling emir on Wednesday as part of a Mideast tour. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani posted a ...

FIFA to announce 2026 World Cup US sites, paring from 17

NEW YORK (AP) — As FIFA prepares to announce the 2026 World Cup sites on Thursday — and make high-profile cuts — Alan Rothenberg thought back to when stadiums were picked for the 1994 tournament he he...