The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Newcastle United had said the English Premier League leadership had rejected a Saudi bid to take over the club, but the league says it could still proceed.

The controversial £300 million buy-out bid had been the subject of intense speculation since its announcement in 2019.

Saudi Arabia permanently terminates licence for Qatar's beIN Sports

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia permanently terminates licence for Qatar's beIN Sports

Saudi Arabia has permanently terminated the license of Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports.

Saudi Arabia selects royal court head as WTO candidate

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia selects royal court head as WTO candidate

Countries are putting forward their candidates for WTO head.

UK parliament questions Saudi Arabia's <em>Newcastle</em> <em>United</em> takeover bid

The New Arab Staff

UK parliament questions Saudi Arabia's Newcastle United takeover bid

A decision on Saudi Arabia's bid to buy English football club Newcastle United could be decided soon.

The New Arab Staff

WTO condemns Saudi Arabia over pirate broadcaster beoutQ

The WHO backed Qatar's complaint about Saudi Arabia's illegal broadcast of Premier League games by channel beoutQ.

Stasa Salacanin

Inside Saudi Arabia's controversial Newcastle takeover bid

A poor human rights record, broadcast piracy and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi are casting a shadow over the Saudi-funded takeover.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi wealth fund 'shopping spree' disguises economic pain

Amid its worst economic crisis in decades, the seemingly contradictory state policy to splurge billions on overseas assets is raising eyebrows.

The New Arab

Mo Salah's Liverpool 'take the knee' for George Floyd

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

Stalled <em>Newcastle</em> 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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

WTO investigation 'finds Saudi responsible' for pirate TV channel

The New Arab

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.

What will be left of Saudi Vision 2030, post-coronavirus?

Courtney Freer

What will be left of Saudi Vision 2030, post-coronavirus?

Comment: As coronavirus and oil revenues force the Saudi government to make cuts that will impact its citizens, the fate of its grandiose Vision ...

Roma opens 'discreet' takeover talks with Saudi crown prince

The New Arab

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 ...

Saudi Vision 2030 takes $8bn cut as austerity bites

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 billion a year earlier.

The New Arab & agencies

EPL's concerns over Saudi piracy loom over Newcastle takeover

The American government confirmed on Wednesday in its annual report on "notorious markets for counterfeiting and piracy" that Saudi Arabia would ...

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

Saudi Arabia buys $500 million stake in Live Nation

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

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 <em>Newcastle</em> bid

The New Arab & agencies

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.

Rights activists urge <em>Newcastle</em> <em>United</em> to reject Saudi deal

The New Arab

Rights activists urge Newcastle United to reject Saudi deal

Reports emerged earlier this week that the potential Saudi takeover of the Newcastle football club was edging closer, after legal ...

Saudi closes in on <em>Newcastle</em> football club takeover deal

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi closes in on Newcastle football club takeover deal

A deal allowing a Saudi Arabian group backed primarily by Mohammed bin Salman to take over Newcastle United football club ...

Most Popular

Most Popular