The seventh edition of St Petersburg International Cultural Forum, opened on Thursday in the Russian city with Qatar as the guest of honour for the first time in the event.
FIFA said it had conducted a "thorough investigation" of video evidence of the match in reaching its decision.
The suspected bomber of a supermarket in St Petersburg has been detained, Russian media reported on Saturday, citing the country's secret service.
The launch of Qatar Airways’ daily direct flights to St Petersburg will further enhance Qatari–Russian relations as the airline sponsors the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, it was announced.
Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to St Petersburg landed Tuesday at Pulkovo Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Russia.
Qatar Airways has announced that it will launch flights to the cultural capital of Russia, St Petersburg, on December 19.
A Jordanian parliamentarian's son died carrying out a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group in Iraq this week, Jordanian media said.