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Forough Abbasi has spoken out against the travel banned imposed on her coach and called for greater rights for women in Iran.

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, writes Sabena Siddiqui.

Sports in Middle East 'fastest growing in the world'

The New Arab Staff

Sports in Middle East 'fastest growing in the world'

New survey by consulting company listed the trends and possibilities for the sports market in the Middle East.

Qatar wins bid to host <em>Asian</em> Games 2030

The New Arab Staff

Qatar wins bid to host Asian Games 2030

The 2030 Asian Games will be held in the Qatari capital.

Qatar to join European qualifying for 2022 World <em>Cup</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar to join European qualifying for 2022 World Cup

Qatar will likely be placed in Group A, featuring Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Serbia and Azerbaijan.

The New Arab Staff

Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup in 2021

Qatar, host of World Cup 2022, will be the venue of a special 22-team Arab Cup next year.

The New Arab Staff

Qatar to host FIFA Club World Cup in February

The FIFA Club World Cup will be held from 1 to 11 February in Doha, the second time Qatar has hosted the event.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

Qatar will host the postponed Asian Champions League final after staging the knockout rounds.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World Cup host Qatar set to play Gold Cup

Qatar is only the second team from Asia invited to play in the Gold Cup.

Qatar, Saudi Arabia compete to host 2030 <em>Asian</em> Games

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar, Saudi Arabia compete to host 2030 Asian Games

Saudi Arabia's sporting rivalry with Qatar extends from political enmity that worsened in 2017 when Riyadh imposed a total blockade on Doha.

The New Arab

Asian World Cup qualifiers postponed over coronavirus fears

FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) agreed to reschedule the matches over fears of the deadly coronavirus.

Top three plant milks to veganise your karak

Diana Alghoul

Top three plant milks to veganise your karak

No one deserves to be deprived of karak tea, especially not vegans. Here's a guide for plant milks that suit a warm, creamy, cosy cup ...

Bangladesh shuts recruitment agencies after rampant Saudi abuse claims

The New Arab

Bangladesh shuts recruitment agencies after rampant Saudi abuse claims

A government spokesman said that the agencies that were shut down had failed to provide safeguards to the migrant workers and in some cases sent ...

'Blockade Derby': Qatar beat UAE in Gulf <em>Cup</em>

The New Arab

'Blockade Derby': Qatar beat UAE in Gulf Cup

The match took place after a two-year blockade on Qatar by the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Qatar and UAE compete for Gulf <em>Cup</em> semi-final place

The New Arab

Qatar and UAE compete for Gulf Cup semi-final place

The two regional rivals will meet in the semi-finals of the Gulf Cup.

The New Arab

Gulf Cup kicks-off in Qatar with 'football diplomacy' key

The tournament is being viewed as a way of helping mend ties between the Gulf nations but the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar continues.

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia breaks Qatar blockade for Gulf Cup tournament

While the UAE stuck to the blockade, the Saudi national team flew directly from the kingdom to Doha.

The New Arab

Date set for Gulf Cup held in Qatar

The attendance of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain at the Gulf Cup held in Qatar suggests to many that the Gulf crisis could be ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain confirm Gulf Cup attendance

The trio confirmed their attendance in official statements published by their football associations just over a week ahead of the tournament.

Lebanese football team wins AFC <em>Cup</em> in historic first

The New Arab

Lebanese football team wins AFC Cup in historic first

Al-Ahed FC beat North Korea's April 25 Sports Club to become the first Lebanese team to lift the AFC Cup.

The New Arab

Bangladesh calls for worker return after Saudi sex abuse

A migrant worker who revealed her experience of sexual abuse in Saudi Arabia has prompted Bangladeshi authorities to repatriate its workers from ...

Saudi football team visits Israeli-occupied West Bank

The New Arab

Saudi football team visits Israeli-occupied West Bank

The match is due to take place at 12,500-seater Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium in the Palestinian village of al-Ram, however ...

Iran women freely attend first football match in decades

The New Arab

Iran women freely attend first football match in decades

Iran has barred women spectators from football and other stadiums for around 40 years, with clerics arguing they must be shielded from the ...

Saudi football team to play first game in Palestine

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi football team to play first game in Palestine

It is an important political symbol for the kingdom which has always hosted matches with Palestinians in third countries, but it is also ...

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