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On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

Lebanese sports has been hit hard by a liquidity crisis, forcing the governing bodies of major sports to suspend their seasons.

Amnesty urges independent investigation on violence against Lebanon protesters

The New Arab

Amnesty urges independent investigation on violence against Lebanon protesters

Amnesty International calls on authorities in Lebanon to employ an independent criminal investigation into last Saturday's violence against peaceful protesters in Beirut.

Lebanon protesters injured in hail of gas, rubber bullets

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon protesters injured in hail of gas, rubber bullets

More than 100 people were injured in the overnight clashes, which marked the first use of rubber bullets against protesters by security forces ...

Flamenco in Qatar: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Flamenco in Qatar: This week in Middle East football

Qatar has announced that Felix Sanchez will extend his contract until the 2022 World Cup in the country.

Uri Levy

Lebanese football team refuses to play in Palestine

Lebanon's Nejmeh refused to enter the occupied West Bank, forfeiting its match to Hilal al-Quds, as derbies played out across the region.

Uri Levy

AFC clash shows Palestine's footballing development

No AFC Cup match had ever been played in the occupied Palestinian territories, until Jordanian champions Al-Wehdat this week took on Palestine's ...

Uri Levy

Zarif resignation: Another demonstration of Iranian footballers' political power?

Javad Zarif came under attack earlier this month, after Esteghlal Tehran's right-back and Iranian national team defender Voria Ghafouri took to ...

Uri Levy

Palestinian champions book their place in AFC Cup

Al-Hilal, Jerusalem's Lions, now face opposition from Syrian, Lebanese and Jordanian giants.

Beirut NYE party ranks top 10 in the world

The New Arab

Beirut NYE party ranks top 10 in the world

The National Geographic ranked Beirut's New Year's Eve celebration held in the Lebanese capital's Nejmeh Square as one of the top 10 ...

Uri Levy

Netanyahu and Ahed: This week in Middle East football

Blog: The Israeli leader described al-Ahed FC as a missile silo for Hizballah - but how is Lebanon's biggest club connected with the Shia ...

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East football

Football clubs in the Middle East are winding down after a grueling 2017-18 campaign, with some surprise teams among the familiar names lifting ...

Security cordon lifted in Beirut's iconic <em>Nejmeh</em> Square

The New Arab

Security cordon lifted in Beirut's iconic Nejmeh Square

Security barriers blocking entrances to downtown Beirut's once-thriving Nejmeh Square have been removed, giving business owners hope ...

Countdown to Casablanca: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Countdown to Casablanca: This week in Middle East football

Egypt's Al Ahly Cairo and Morocco's Wydad Casablanca are vying for the African Champions League trophy, writes Uri Levy.

Rivalries and relegation: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Rivalries and relegation: This week in Middle East football

As football seasons in the Middle East draw to a close, tensions were high as teams played in the Arab world's own El Clasicos bringing tears ...

Uri Levy

Algeria's epic clash: This week in Middle East football

From Algeria to Saudi Arabia, catch up on the clashes of football titans in the Middle East and North Africa this week.

Uri Levy

Winds of change? This week in Middle East football

Political, ethnic, local and religious rivalries came to the fore in this week's football action, while Syria's national team coach is ...

Uri Levy

History being made: This week in Middle East football

The beautiful game returns to war-torn Aleppo, as Kuwait welcomed an Iraqi player for the first time in 30 years.

Uri Levy

Transfers and tribulations: This week in Middle East football

With the Arab world's footballing superstars in action in AFCON, there was no shortage of league action this week, writes Uri Levy.

Emirati super-striker saluted as Chapecoense tributes pour in

Uri Levy

Emirati super-striker saluted as Chapecoense tributes pour in

Blog: Former Middle Eastern club players were among those killed in the Colombia plane crash, while an Emirati super hat-trick striker is hot on ...

Uri Levy

Triumphs and tyranny: this week's Arab football action

One of the most surprising moments in Arab football took place this week, when a rebellious Egyptian midfielder received a phone call from the ...

Derbies and defining history: Middle East football this week

Uri Levy

Derbies and defining history: Middle East football this week

Blog: From the Asian Champions League semi-finals to the U17 women's World Cup, it's been a busy week for football fans in the region.

Tear-gas and HIV-positive players: This week in Arab football

Uri Levy

Tear-gas and HIV-positive players: This week in Arab football

The past week was a busy one for Middle Eastern football

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