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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.

Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle United withdrawn: reports

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Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle United withdrawn: reports

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.

UK parliament questions Saudi Arabia's Newcastle United 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.

Gaia Caramazza

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

Gasia Ohanes

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

Saudi Arabia has been accused of offering NEOM compensation money 'under threats' to members of the Huwaiti tribe who were evicted to make way ...

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.

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 ...

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 falters over previous ...

WTO investigation 'finds Saudi responsible' for pirate TV channel

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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.

Saudi Arabia enters whole new world with Disney shares

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Saudi Arabia enters whole new world with Disney shares

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) disclosed some $10 billion worth of investments into US corporations on Friday, Reuters ...

EPL's concerns over Saudi piracy loom over Newcastle takeover

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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 Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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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 ...

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 in the journalist's murder.

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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 ...

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.

Courtney Freer

Saudi oil price war relents, but uncertain future awaits

Comment: Losses in Saudi Arabia's efforts to diversify have cast doubt on the future of Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious megaprojects, writes ...

Riyadh creates new tourism, sports, investment ministries

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Riyadh creates new tourism, sports, investment ministries

Saudi Arabia now has separate ministries for tourism, sports and investment, authorities confirmed on Tuesday, as the kingdom attempts to ...

The New Arab

Kardashian friend to help Saudi Arabia buy Newcastle United

A friend of Kim Kardashian is working with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund to buy Newcastle football club.

Palestinians denied drilling rights in Mediterranean gas fields

Yousef Alhelou

Palestinians denied drilling rights in Mediterranean gas fields

Egypt and Jordan began to receive shipments of natural gas from Israel this month, upsetting Palestinians who continue to be denied their right ...

Aramco IPO: Unanswered questions could undermine MbS' vision

Courtney Freer

Aramco IPO: Unanswered questions could undermine MbS' vision

Comment: The fate of the Aramco IPO could have huge political implications for the young crown prince's future, writes Courtney Freer.

Report documents 72 torture methods used by Syrian regime

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Report documents 72 torture methods used by Syrian regime

The Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented 72 torture methods the Syrian regime uses in prisons, along with harrowing testimonies from ...

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