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"Let's disarm Islamophobia with kindness," Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil wrote on Twitter.

'Loyalty is hard to come by nowadays,' Ozil said in a recent statement, criticising Arsenal after being left out of the North London team's Premier League squad.

Saudi, Qatar clubs in the race to sign <em>Ozil</em>

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Saudi, Qatar clubs in the race to sign Ozil

The Arsenal forward has been tipped to join a club in the Middle East.

Germany asks Turkey to keep coronavirus donation a secret

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Germany asks Turkey to keep coronavirus donation a secret

German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass asked Ankara to conceal the delivery of 2 million masks to the North Rhine-Westphalia.

Mesut <em>Ozil</em> 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 ...

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Hundreds of Indonesians hold solidarity rally for Uighur Muslims

China has faced international condemnation for rounding up an estimated one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in internment camps in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.

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Hundreds march in Istanbul in support of Uighur Muslims

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, a German of Turkish origin, criticised China's actions last week and the Muslim community's silence but ...

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Mesut Ozil deleted from Chinese computer football game

Chinese internet company NetEase will remove footballer Mesut Ozil from the computer game Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 over his ...

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10 things to know about China's Xinjiang crisis

Comment: Arsenal's Ozil has taken an important stand in speaking out in support of Uighurs facing brutal persecution in Xinjiang, ...

Pompeo backs <em>Ozil</em> after criticism of China's Uighur persecution

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Pompeo backs Ozil after criticism of China's Uighur persecution

Arsenal player, Mesut Ozil received support from an unlikely source on Sunday for his criticism of China's treatment of the minority ...

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China censors Arsenal match following Ozil's prayer for Uighurs

China censored an Arsenal match after football star Mesut Ozil prayed for the Uigher Muslim minority.

Chinese fans burn Arsenal t-shirts following Ozil's Uighur prayer

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Chinese fans burn Arsenal t-shirts following Ozil's Uighur prayer

Chinese Arsenal fans lashed out at Ozil and burned his t-shirts after the player tweeted out a prayer for Uighur Muslims.

Arsenal distances itself from <em>Ozil</em> comments on Uighur persecution

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Arsenal distances itself from Ozil comments on Uighur persecution

Football star Mesut Ozil shared a heartfelt prayer on social media criticising China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

Footballer Mesut <em>Ozil</em> shares heartfelt prayer for Uighurs

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Footballer Mesut Ozil shares heartfelt prayer for Uighurs

Football star Mesut Ozil shared a heartfelt prayer for the Uighur Muslims suffering in China, writing: 'Oh Lord, please help our ...

Man pleads guilty to robbing Mesut <em>Ozil</em>

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Man pleads guilty to robbing Mesut Ozil

A thirty-year-old man has admitted to trying to rob Arsenal footballers Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac.

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Mesut Ozil and Arsenal teammate attacked by moped gang

Arsenal player Sead Kolasinac bravely defended Mesut Ozil and his wife from a knife-wielding moped gang in North London.

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Footballer Ozil to fund surgery for 1,000 children

Arsenal midfielder and former German international footballer Mesut Ozil has asked for his wedding gift to be donations to a charity ...

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Footballer Ozil marries with Erdogan as best man

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was a guest at the wedding of Arsenal player and former German international footballer Mesut ...

Uri Levy

Özil's departure raises larger questions

With his departure from the German national squad, Mesut Ozil has delivered an important message about the tensions facing many ...

Turkey's Erdogan decries 'racist attitude' against <em>Ozil</em>

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Turkey's Erdogan decries 'racist attitude' against Ozil

Erdogan: "truly unacceptable that a young man who has given everything to the German national team is facing such a racist attitude because of ...

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Mesut Ozil: Arsenal midfielder quits Germany over 'racism'

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil retired from the German national team on Sunday, after facing racism and disrespect over his dual nationality.

Eight times Arab football teams wowed the World Cup

Uri Levy

Eight times Arab football teams wowed the World Cup

The World Cup moments no Middle Eastern football fan will ever forget.

Egyptian Mohamed Salah joins Liverpool for record transfer fee

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Egyptian Mohamed Salah joins Liverpool for record transfer fee

Liverpool completed the signing of Egyptian Mohammed Salah from Roma on Thursday for a fee of around £36 million, making him the club’s most ...

German far-right politician blames football loss on immigrant players

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German far-right politician blames football loss on immigrant players

Right-wing German politician, Beatrix von Storch, has come under fire after she implied that her country's football team recently lost to France ...

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