Anti-Israel actions at World Cup

Israel’s National Security Council (NSC) has raised the alert level for Israelis attending the games in Qatar. By Erin Viner The travel warning has been raised to Level 3 following…

Possible thaw in Egypt-Turkey tensions

Leaders of both countries met briefly at the World Cup in Qatar. By Erin Viner The office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan released a photograph taken on Sunday of…

Iran protests reach World Cup

Members of the national soccer team of Iran declined to sing their country’s anthem ahead of their opening World Cup match in Qatar before millions of spectators and television viewers…

First direct Israel-Qatar flights for World Cup

The chartered planes will enable eligible fans to travel between the two countries, which do not have formal diplomatic ties.  By Erin Viner Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the…