Russia can maintain its military forces in Syria on its own — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 11:57
Lavrov says future of Russia-US ties will be clear after new administration takes officeRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 11:32
Russian top diplomat believes Trump will have no double standards on war on terrorRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 11:17
Lavrov says US stepped up ‘recruitment activity’ against Russian diplomatsRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 11:06
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov holds annual press conferenceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 10:37
Foreign ministry spokeswoman slams CNN after publication of all Trump's 'Russia remarks'Russian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 9:46
Global elite gathering at Davos to discuss world economy challengesBusiness & Economy January 17, 9:29
Diplomat: Moscow knows very little about Trump's plans for Iran nuclear dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 9:18
Diplomat states 'practically no grounds' for accusing Damascus of chemical attacksRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 8:29
DOHA, January 28. /TASS/. Authorities of Qatar are likely to allow temporary distribution of alcoholic beverages in specially designated areas for the duration of the FIFA World Cup, which the Arab state will be hosting in 2022, a source in the local organizing committee of the world championship, told TASS on Wednesday.
Distribution and consumption of alcohol in Qatar is prohibited by the law with the exception of specially designated bars located in selected hotels across the country. If residents obtain a special license they can buy alcoholic beverages in a government-managed store in Doha. It is also prohibited to bring alcohol to Qatar from abroad.
The source told TASS that consumption of alcohol is not a part of culture in Qatar, however, alcoholic beverages will be available in some places during the 2022 World Cup. He added that details would be announced in the run up to the World Cup.
In an interview with Associated Press last November, Qatar's Sports Minister Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser Al Ali said that a "creative" solution needed to find a balance between his country’s cultural values and FIFA’s requirements.
"As we bid for 2022, we will respect all the rules and regulations by FIFA. We can study this and minimize the impact on our people and tradition. I think we can be creative, finding solutions for all of this. But we respect all the rules and regulations," he was quoted by AP as saying at that time.