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Shohreh Bayat faced a backlash in Iran for photos in which she appeared not to be wearing the hijab while judging the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship in Shanghai.

English Premier League teams are making displays of solidarity following the death of American George Floyd in US police custody.

Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

Courtney Freer

Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

Comment: The WTO's objection to Mohammed bin Salman's Newcastle United deal won't fix Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but it's a step in the right direction, writes Courtney Freer.

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

Saudi plans Premier League broadcasting bid amid Newcastle controversy

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Saudi plans Premier League broadcasting bid amid Newcastle controversy

Saudi Arabia is planning to bid for the rights to broadcast Premier League matches as its Newcastle United takeover bid falters over previous ...

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WTO investigation 'finds Saudi responsible' for pirate TV channel

Newcastle's £300m takeover is in serious doubt after the World Trade Organisation ruled that Saudi Arabia is behind pirate TV station beoutQ.

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Roma opens 'discreet' takeover talks with Saudi crown prince

AS Roma's owners are reportedly keen to show MbS that the club up for sale, however have insisted they are not sabotaging the ongoing Newcastle ...

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Turkish football player confesses to killing son in hospital

Former professional footballer Cevher Toktas turned himself into police and confessed to killing his 5-year-old son while in hospital for a ...

Khaled A. Beydoun

For Ahmaud Arbery's killers, his Blackness was transgression enough

Comment: Gunned down while out for a jog, Ahmaud Arbery's death is a dark reminder of the racism that still permeates America and its justice ...

Saudi Vision 2030 takes $8bn cut as austerity bites

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Saudi Vision 2030 takes $8bn cut as austerity bites

Saudi Arabia's much-hyped modernisation programme has taken a substantial funding cut as the kingdom's finances suffer from the ...

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Saudi Aramco posts 25 percent slump in profits

The world's largest listed firm posted a net profit of 62.5 billion riyals ($16.66 billion) in the three months to March, compared to $22.2 ...

Prominent anti-BDS campaigner appointed as Israel's UN, US ambassador

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Prominent anti-BDS campaigner appointed as Israel's UN, US ambassador

The current Likud minister and fierce BDS opponent will take over the dual role as part of Netanyahu's government reshuffle.

Entertainment company calls for action in Ahmaud Arbery case

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Entertainment company calls for action in Ahmaud Arbery case

An open letter urged Georgia's Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor for a fair trial.

Mesut Ozil donates $100,000 to feed Muslims during Ramadan

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Mesut Ozil donates $100,000 to feed Muslims during Ramadan

Footballer and philanthropist Mesut Ozil has donated enough money to provide iftar packages to some 16,000 Muslims observing Ramadan in Somalia, ...

UAE needs 'stronger measures' against money laundering, terrorism financing

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UAE needs 'stronger measures' against money laundering, terrorism financing

A global illicit finance monitoring group found the UAE has not done enough the combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

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UAE football league could re-start in August

The UAE football league is hoping to restart in summer.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkey's coronavirus cases are beginning to decline and Algeria continues to crackdown on free speech amid strict pandemic measures are some of ...

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Khashoggi fiancee slams Saudi takeover of Newcastle United

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz said the Saudi acquisition of Newcastle United would make English football complicit in the ...

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Saudi Arabia buys $500 million stake in Live Nation

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund bought a $500 million stake in entertainment giant Live Nation, as the company struggles with ...

Boris Johnson's police state won't solve the coronavirus crisis

Malia Bouattia

Boris Johnson's police state won't solve the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Johnson's government is shifting blame onto the poor, and away from his shocking lack of leadership and neglect of essential state ...

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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.

'Hamas squad' in occupied West Bank arrested by Israel

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'Hamas squad' in occupied West Bank arrested by Israel

Israel has arrested three Palestinians who are associated with Hamas and tried to plot bomb attacks on Israeli targets.

BeIN Sports calls for blocking Saudi's Newcastle club buyout

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BeIN Sports calls for blocking Saudi's Newcastle club buyout

Citing piracy concerns, Qatar-based sports network beIN Sports has asked the UK's Premier League to re-examine a Saudi-backed takeover of the ...

Amnesty complains to Premier League about MbS Newcastle bid

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Amnesty complains to Premier League about MbS Newcastle bid

The Human rights group has expressed grave concerns over Saudi Arabia's potential purchase of Newcastle, given the country's history.

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