Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim al-Thani - press photo
CAIRO - 22 October 2018: Qatari opposition figure Sultan bin-Suhaim al-Thani tweeted on October 21 criticizing his homeland’s regime for the losses caused by the heavy rain as streets and buildings were flooded.
Al-Thani said, “Instead of diligently inflaming sedition and seeding hatred between siblings, give attention to our country and corruption creeping in Qatar… May God bless the soul of those who died and compensate those who got injured or suffered losses.”
The father of al-Thani is Suhaim bin-Hamad, the first Qatari foreign minister and the brother of former Qatari Emir Sheikh Khalifah bin Hamad Al-Thani who was toppled by his son, Hamad, in 1995. In 2013, current Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani took over the rule after orchestrating a coup de palais
against his father.
Other Twitter users questioned how the princedom will organize World Cup 2022 in light of the absence of appropriate infrastructure, accusing Turkish and Iranian companies operating in Doha of corruption.
ZURICH - 24 September 2018: A delegation from Al-Ghufran tribe lodged a complaint Monday to the President of the International Football Federation (FIFA) in Zurich against the practices of the Qatari regime against their tribe, demanding Qatar be stripped of the 2022 World Cup.
On June 5, 2017, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE severed diplomatic and trade relations with Qatar on June 5, 2017 for its support of terrorism and fostering ties with regional rival, Iran.
Turkey is considering the deployment of naval and air forces and troops to Doha, Turkish ambassador to Qatar, Fikret Ozer, told reporters at a press conference in Doha last March.
The first batch of Turkish troops arrived at the Tariq Bin Ziyad military base in 2015. The camp, located south of Doha, is Turkey's first installation in the Middle East and can accommodate up to 5,000 soldiers.