We shall see.
The FIFA World Cup, the globes largest soccer tournament, will be held in the Middle East for the first time in 2022, and already things are not going well.
FIFA is a freaking joke.
The United Nations launched its largest humanitarian aid request ever today, asking for $12.9 billion on behalf of 500 organizations - $6.5 billion of which would address problems from the Syrian conflict. The UN is trying to persuade China, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar to contribute more (especially as the United States and Europe have been struggling with domestic economic crises), but its fundraising goals are rarely met.
The physical flag was also removed from outside the venue.