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Salah has knocked Lionel Messi off the top spot for most valuable right-winger at €150 million, according to a new ranking.

Argentina has requested permission to use Saudi Arabia's airspace to fly to Israel for a controversial friendly game against Uruguay in November.

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Lyndon Peters

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Comment: Celebrities, businesses and governments still have time to take a stand against UAE's human rights record, and pull their support from Dubai Expo 2020, writes Lyndon Peters.

Mo Salah removes Egypt from Twitter bio

The New Arab

Mo Salah removes Egypt from Twitter bio

Egyptian football player Mohamed Salah removed the reference to Egypt on his Twitter profile hours after FIFA gave the award for Best Men's ...

Mo Salah named among world's 100 most influential people

The New Arab

Mo Salah named among world's 100 most influential people

Football fans have taken to social media to heap praise on Mo Salah following his inclusion in Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most ...

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Al-Shami Derby sees Jordan face Syria

Neighbours Jordan and Syria clashed on Thursday, with high-anticipation from supporters of both sides.

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Iraq, Saudi Arabia secure sensational victories

Iraq meets Vietnam and Saudi Arabia plays North Korea in their debut games for the Asian Cup.

Uri Levy

Middle East Football: Bounedjah makes it to the top

It's not every season a Middle Eastern player grabs top spot in the worldwide scorers' chart, but in the past weekend, Al-Sadd’s Algerian ...

The New Arab

Messi becomes member of notoriously racist Israeli football team

Messi, considered one of the world's greatest ever players, was presented with a membership card for Beitar Jerusalem this week by ...

Egypt's Al-Ahly to sign 'Gazan <em>Messi</em>', Mahmoud al-Salami

Uri Levy

Egypt's Al-Ahly to sign 'Gazan Messi', Mahmoud al-Salami

Al-Ahly Cairo beat arch-rivals Zamalek to sign the Palestinian starlet Mahmoud al-Salami.

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Palestinian football chief vows to fight FIFA ban

Palestine's football chief said he would appeal a year-long ban by FIFA, after he made calls for fans to boycott Argentine star Lionel ...

FIFA bans Palestinian football chief for inciting <em>Messi</em> hatred

The New Arab & agencies

FIFA bans Palestinian football chief for inciting Messi hatred

FIFA has banned the head of the Palestinian Football Association from attending football games for a year for inciting hatred and violence ...

Banned in Palestine: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Banned in Palestine: This week in Middle East football

Palestinian FA President Jibril Rajoub's ban by FIFA has cast a shadow over the new season in the occupied territories.

Egypt FA denies Mo Salah considering quitting team

The New Arab

Egypt FA denies Mo Salah considering quitting team

Sources close to the Liverpool forward had claimed Mo Salah is unhappy over being used as a 'political' pawn in a meeting with Chechen leader ...

Lieberman says <em>Messi</em> missed penalty because of Israel game

The New Arab

Lieberman says Messi missed penalty because of Israel game

Israel's right-wing defence minister has suggested that Lionel Messi's penalty miss against Iceland in the World Cup on Saturday was due to ...

Hilary Aked

Argentina make a Messi of Israel's anti-BDS campaign

Comment: Despite Israel's efforts to smother BDS, the Argentinian team's move proves decisively that the movement can and will continue to grow from the bottom up, writes Hilary Aked.

The New Arab

Israel files FIFA complaint after Argentina match cancelled

Pro-Palestinian activists pressured Argentina into cancelling a friendly match with Israel in light of the Gaza massacre.

The New Arab

BDS goal: Argentina scraps Israel match after Palestine pressure

Argentina's football association has cancelled warm up match against Israel after facing harsh criticism over the game from pro-Palestine ...

The New Arab

Arab League urges Argentina to cancel Israel football match

The Arab League has urged Argentina to cancel a friendly football match against Israel that will take place on the site of a destroyed ...

Mo Salah breaks Premier League record

Uri Levy

Mo Salah breaks Premier League record

The kid from Nagib is now European football's brightest star

Uri Levy

Salah's plane sailing: This week in Middle East football

Let's hope the row over using Salah's image on an Egyptian jet doesn't derail his season.

Meeting Lukasz Gikiewicz: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Meeting Lukasz Gikiewicz: This week in Middle East football

Blog: The Polish striker has been making headlines with his impressive score rate. He spoke to Uri Levy for The New Arab.

Gulf Cup: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Gulf Cup: This week in Middle East football

Oman surprised in the Gulf Cup, winning a tournament at risk of being cancelled as tensions continue among neighbouring countries.

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Ben Jacobs

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, ...

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