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Qatar Women Withdraw Over Asian Games Hijab Ban

"On the one hand, everyone wants more women to participate in these games and, on the other hand, they're discouraging Muslim women who want to play in hijab"

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London 2012: 50 Olympic Athletes to Watch

From Qatar to South Africa, Russia to the U.S., TIME takes you around the globe to meet the extraordinary men and women you'll be seeing this summer at the...

The Divided World of the Middle East

While Lebanon is inflamed once more by old hatreds, elsewhere in the Middle East a new Arab world is emerging, with powerhouses like Qatar and Dubai leading the...

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