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By Don Markus and Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2010
In summing up the selection process to host a World Cup, the president of soccer's governing body put it in simple terms. "Football is not only about winning, football is also a school of life where you learn to lose," FIFA President Sepp Blatter told a worldwide television audience and those gathered in Zurich, Switzerland, for Thursday's announcement of the 2018 and 2022 sites. The U.S. bid committee learned that lesson minutes later, losing out as host of the 2022 event to tiny Qatar.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
Can a TV news channel based in Qatar really be good for America? That's the $500 million question as Al Jazeera America prepares to launch this month in 50 million U.S. homes. The build-up, which has included hiring more than 400 journalists led by such national and Baltimore TV names as Ali Velshi and Adam May, respectively, has been chronicled with fascination by media reporters used to covering mostly stories of downsizing and closings in recent years. Last week alone, Al Jazeera America opened 12 domestic bureaus in such cities as Detroit, New Orleans, San Francisco and Dallas.
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By Karen W. Arenson and Karen W. Arenson,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 26, 2001
NEW YORK - In one of the biggest deals yet in the growing export of American higher education, Cornell University is establishing a branch campus of its medical school in the Middle East, where students will receive the same diploma as those 6,700 miles away in New York City. Cornell will create the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, a tiny, wealthy Persian Gulf nation that has agreed to spend $750 million running the school over 11 years, including a fee to Cornell and an additional donation.
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December 10, 2012
One can just imagine the future "Jeopardy" TV quiz show answer: The name of the international conference that took place in early December of 2012 that critics universally panned for accomplishing little despite overwhelming evidence of a global ecological catastrophe on the horizon. "Alex, what is the Doha Climate Change Conference?" would be the winning question and surely worth a lot to the right contestant. After all, the planet is already in "double jeopardy" - not only from climate change but from the continuing failure of the wealthiest nations to do much about it. As President Barack Obama is looking to come up with $60-to-$80 billion to offset the worst effects of Hurricane Sandy, a storm that practically shut down New York City, the world's media center, one would think the call to avoid more such costly catastrophes in the future would be deafening.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 13, 2002
WASHINGTON - The foreign minister of Qatar said yesterday that his nation opposes war against Iraq, but he did not rule out the possibility that Qatar, on the Persian Gulf, would allow the United States to use its military bases to launch such an attack. The minister, Sheik Hamad bin Jasim bin Jabir al-Thani, said he thought war against Iraq would "destabilize the region," adding that his government has urged President Saddam Hussein to allow U.N. weapons inspectors back into Iraq without restrictions or conditions.
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By Mohammed el-Nawawy and Mohammed el-Nawawy,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 23, 2001
WASHINGTON - It is the first 24-hour satellite news network in the Arab world. It is also the first Arab news outlet that offers uncensored information and free interpretation of political events. It is called Al Jazeera Satellite Channel, and it broadcasts from one of the smallest countries in the world, an oil-rich Persian Gulf state named Qatar. Since it was started in 1996 by Qatar's liberal emir, Sheik Hamad bin-Khalifa al-Thani, Al Jazeera has revolutionized the media scene in the Arab world with its vibrant and lively debates.
NEWS
By U.S. Central Command, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | February 25, 1991
These are the forces participating in the effort to push Iraqi troops out of Kuwait:Land forcesUnited States, Britain, Saudi Arabia, France, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Kuwait, Egypt.Air forcesUnited States, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Kuwait, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar.Naval forcesUnited States, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | November 23, 2002
A Jordanian man yanked from his obscure life as a flower vendor in East Baltimore with the disclosure during the summer that he lived briefly with two of the Sept. 11 hijackers admitted yesterday that he bought his way into the United States with a fraudulent visa. Rasmi Al-Shannaq, 28, who had lived most recently with family members in the 600 block of S. Lehigh St., pleaded guilty to one count of obtaining a fake visa from the U.S. Embassy in Qatar. He was sentenced to time served and is expected to be deported to Jordan shortly.
NEWS
February 7, 2005
JUST AS President Bush is suiting up for his mission to spread liberty and democracy throughout the world comes word that his administration is trying to silence one of the most independent journalistic voices in the Middle East. Al-Jazeera, the scrappy, Qatar-based satellite news channel that has set the standard for comprehensive - if often controversial - reporting to the Arab world, may soon lose its financial support from the emirate, due in part to pressure from U.S. officials, who complain Al-Jazeera is biased against them.
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October 11, 2006
BUSINESS DOW +9.36 11,867.17 NASDAQ +3.66 2,315.43 S&P +2.76 1,353.42 SUN INDEX +1.70 348.41 NATIONAL Iraqi deaths estimated In an update of a two-year-old survey that sparked wide disagreement, Johns Hopkins researchers are now estimating that more than a half million Iraqis have died as a result of the U.S.-led invasion and its bloody aftermath. pg 1a WORLD Qatar envoy fails in Gaza Qatar's foreign minister left the Gaza Strip after failing to bridge differences between the Palestinian ruling Hamas movement and its chief rival, Fatah.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2012
UPDATES with reaction to the film from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office... Using digitalmedia once again to end run the cable TV industry, Al Jazeera English posted its latest documentary, "Baltimore: Anatomy of an American City," online Tuesday morning. The film will premiere on the channel at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, with multiple plays throughout the week. I believe it's outrageous that cable TV operators have kept the channel off its systems in cities like Baltimore, despite stellar coverage of major stories in the Middle East and endorsements ranging from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the leading academic experts and authors on global media.
SPORTS
By Sports on TV | February 22, 2011
TUESDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS M. bask. Army@Navy (T) CBSCS2:30 Notre Dame@West Virginia (T) CBSCS5 Whip-around coverage ESPNU6:30 Illinois@Ohio State ESPN7 Virginia Tech@Wake Forest ESPN27 Mississippi@South Carolina ESPNU7 Iowa State@Texas MASN8 Michigan State@Minnesota ...
SPORTS
February 3, 2011
For all those who wondered last year when the world rankings finally would start to reflect Tiger Woods' tumultuous 2010, don't snooze. The planets would have to align perfectly, but there's an outside chance three players could pass Woods before Monday rolls around. For those not scoring at home, that would drop Woods to No. 6. He hasn't been that low since the week before his 1997 Masters triumph. No. 4 Phil Mickelson, fresh off his second-place finish at Torrey Pines, can pass Woods with a victory or runner-up effort in Phoenix — even solo third place.
NEWS
By Don Markus and Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2010
In summing up the selection process to host a World Cup, the president of soccer's governing body put it in simple terms. "Football is not only about winning, football is also a school of life where you learn to lose," FIFA President Sepp Blatter told a worldwide television audience and those gathered in Zurich, Switzerland, for Thursday's announcement of the 2018 and 2022 sites. The U.S. bid committee learned that lesson minutes later, losing out as host of the 2022 event to tiny Qatar.
SPORTS
By From Sun staff and news services | January 11, 2009
Northern State's Meyer sets wins mark with 903rd col. basketball Northern State University coach Don Meyer set the record for career wins in men's college basketball with his 903rd last night - an 82-62 victory over visiting University of Mary in Aberdeen, S.D. His .750 winning percentage (903-301) was compiled at three universities in a career that began in 1972 and nearly ended in September in a car-truck accident that sent him to the hospital for 55 days, forced doctors to amputate his lower left leg and led to the discovery of a slow-growing cancer.
NEWS
By Victor Davis Hanson | August 6, 2007
Radical Islamists love to scream about the "decadent" West. Everything from our operas to our attitudes about women outrage these loud, pious critics. As part of their condemnation, fundamentalist Muslims say they put a higher premium on family values and reverence for the past than crass, modern Americans and Europeans do. But that is hardly true. In Wahhabist Saudi Arabia, unforgiving sharia law administered by stern state clerics dictates cutting off a hand for theft. Is there less stealing, then?
SPORTS
February 3, 2011
For all those who wondered last year when the world rankings finally would start to reflect Tiger Woods' tumultuous 2010, don't snooze. The planets would have to align perfectly, but there's an outside chance three players could pass Woods before Monday rolls around. For those not scoring at home, that would drop Woods to No. 6. He hasn't been that low since the week before his 1997 Masters triumph. No. 4 Phil Mickelson, fresh off his second-place finish at Torrey Pines, can pass Woods with a victory or runner-up effort in Phoenix — even solo third place.
NEWS
By William Neikirk and William Neikirk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 6, 2003
DOHA, Qatar - President Bush ended his whirlwind trip to Europe and the Middle East yesterday by flying over the battlefields of Iraq and promising American troops stationed in Qatar that the U.S. will find the weapons of mass destruction that were the key justification for toppling the regime of Saddam Hussein. Speaking to 1,000 cheering troops at Camp As Sayliyah outside Doha, Bush dismissed criticism that the Iraqi threat was overstated. Hussein "spent decades hiding tools of mass murder," the president said.
SPORTS
March 3, 2007
Tennis Federer advances to Dubai Open final Roger Federer beat Tommy Haas in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, to reach his fifth straight Dubai Open final in the United Arab Emirates. Federer will face Mikhail Youzhny, who reached his second straight tournament final by beating Sweden's Robin Soderling, 7-5, 6-2. ATP Tennis Channel Open -- Top-seeded James Blake was removed from the quarterfinals in Las Vegas after ATP Tour officials reversed a ruling that had allowed him to advance due to a competitor's withdrawal during round-robin play.
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