Simone Foxman

Simone Foxman


Correspondent in Qatar for @BloombergTV + @business. New Yorker at heart. Opinions my own, retweets=hmm! sfoxman4@bloomberg.net Signal: 860-880-0572

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Car horns beeping outside in Doha for Morocco's 2-1 victory over Canada to put them through to the Round of 16 #Qatar2022  -- their success knocked out Belgium, third place in 2018, with 2018 runner ups Croatia squeaking through.

"If you want to change me so that I will say that I believe in LGBTQ, that my family should be LGBTQ, that I accept LGBTQ in my country... then this is not acceptable": Qatar's energy minister

An epidemic of chronic kidney disease is emerging among low-income migrants across hot regions from the Middle East to Central America via @business 

Someone cloned my Instagram account and started sending messages pretending to be me… this link is my real instagram: Picture below is not:

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Stepped out to walk the dog just as Brazil-South Korea was kicking off. Came back and wondering if the game’s already over?

Foreign journalists appear to have been given access Qatar’s alcohol and pork depot — select reporters apparently got to buy booze like residents do (though fans cannot). Few quibbles with some reports I’ve seen however…

Tons of shouting and cars were honking following Morocco's victory over Spain, as Gulf + MENA fans unite in support of MA -- what a crazy game!

alarming -- German law enforcement launched raids across the country Wednesday and detained 25 people suspected of links to a domestic terrorist group, including one Russian via @bpolitics 

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World Cup demand's caused some Qatar landlords to bump rents by 40%, forcing tenants to move. A temporary "blip" after 7 years of real estate malaise, the wild distortions raise questions about non-LNG economy in 2023 and beyond

“Wait... why is my waitress in the TV? And when is lunch?” #catthoughts  🐈

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In 2017, WH explored cutting off taxpayer funding for charter schools affiliated with Fethullah Gulen, a political opponent of Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan by @JenniferJJacobs  @SalehaMohsin  @nwadhams 

Mass firing at UAE newspaper raises question of censorship, per @ap  story

Had to ask colleagues if my screen was malfunctioning a few minutes ago...

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The EastMed pipeline project puts Israel in a collision course with Turkey, says @sfrantzman  via @bopinion 

Last week, Qatar's alcohol monopoly dropped off *ALL 16 TONS* of booze at one restauranteur's location. The supplies are meant to quench the thirst of more than 30,000 fans over the course of the event. (Proprietor thankfully found a place to store it!)

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