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Anthony Harwood is a former foreign editor at the Daily Mail and a former head of news and US editor at the Daily Mirror.

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Saudi families plead for bodies of executed relatives

23 April, 2020

Saudi families of 37 people beheaded in a mass execution are pleading with authorities to return the bodies of their relatives, a year after their deaths.

Exclusive: Loujain al-Hathloul's sister speaks out after trial postponed

24 March, 2020

The trial of Loujain al-Hathloul has been postponed indefinitely by the coronavirus outbreak. Her sister, speaking exclusively to The New Arab, says Saudi authorities are trying to 'break her'.

Dakar Rally opens dark new chapter in Saudi sportswashing

14 January, 2020

Comment: An 'open' Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with hosting sporting events, and everything to do with transparency and accountability, writes Anthony Harwood.

The cunning canvassing designed to undermine Qatar 2022

15 March, 2019

Comment: Loaded and leading questions failed to convince a majority of respondents to slam Qatar's World Cup hosting, but still managed to generate the intended misleading headlines, writes Anthony Harwood.

Saudi Arabia plays dirty but cries foul anyway

25 June, 2018

Comment: At its first World Cup match, Saudi Arabia complained of mixing politics with sport, but SWAFF, its new footballing federation, is guilty of just that, writes Anthony Harwood.

Betraying Morocco, Saudis back Trump for World Cup 2026

09 May, 2018

Comment: Saudi Arabia's support for the US-led bid for the 2026 World Cup over that of its Arab neighbour, Morocco, tells of new and broken alliances, writes Anthony Harwood.

Saudi fake news will not destroy The Beautiful Game

01 March, 2018

Comment: If Saudi orchestrated fake news continues to use Qatar's 2022 World Cup as a political football, the game as a whole will suffer, writes Anthony Harwood.

Show Saudi Arabia and the UAE the red card

23 February, 2018

Comment: Political interference in football is unnecessary and unacceptable, and it's time FIFA gets tough, writes Anthony Harwood.

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

15 February, 2018

Comment: Britain is hoping for $42 billion worth of trade in the Gulf post-Brexit, and Qatar is to be a major part of that, writes Anthony Harwood.

Soccer breaks through the blockade of Qatar

01 February, 2018

The Champions League of the Asian Football Confederation could be an opportunity for mutual respect amid the blockade on Qatar, writes Anthony Harwood.

GCC crisis: What's behind Trump's volte-face on Qatar?

19 January, 2018

Comment: If America cannot bring the two sides to negotiate a settlement, it would be a huge blow to its standing in the region, writes Anthony Harwood.

Saudi-led 'hate campaign' included threats to kill Qataris: report

09 January, 2018

Analysis: The UN's human rights office has accused Saudi Arabia of orchestrating a hate campaign against Qatar, including threats to kill the emir and other citizens, reports Anthony Harwood.

Anthony Harwood
Anthony Harwood

Anthony Harwood is a former foreign editor at the Daily Mail and a former head of news and US editor at the Daily Mirror.

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