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World Cup 2022 host, Qatar has announced its interest in bidding for the the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A British-Irish amputee football coach and long-time player is working with the International Committee of the Red Cross to help train young amputees in the Gaza Strip.

Remembering the Palestinian athletes maimed by Israeli aggression

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Remembering the Palestinian athletes maimed by Israeli aggression

Dozens of Palestinians have had seen their promising athletic careers cut short by Israeli aggression. Here's a look at some of their stories.

Malaysia stands by Israeli athletes ban despite Paralympic uproar

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Malaysia stands by Israeli athletes ban despite Paralympic uproar

Sports minister Syed Saddiq has said that Malaysia will not compromise on its ban on Israelis 'on the grounds of humanity and compassion for the ...

Malaysia stripped of swimming championship over ban on Israelis

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Malaysia stripped of swimming championship over ban on Israelis

The International Paralympic Committee [IPC] has stripped Malaysia of the hosting rights to a swimming championship after it did not allow ...

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Mahathir likens ban on Israeli athletes to Trump's wall

Malaysia's prime minister has defended his country's ban on Israeli athletes from competing in all hosted by the southeast Asian nation.

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Inside Douma: A desperate portrait of life in Syria

Exclusive: A city of amputees, back-street abortions and chemical weapons-massacres is also a city of survivors, and their hope, reports Ben ...

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Iranian Paralympic cyclist dies in Rio crash

An Iranian Paralympic cyclist died on Saturday after a crash during a road race in Rio de Janeiro, the International Paralympics ...

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The athletes representing the dispossessed in Rio's paralympics

A Syrian and an Iranian refugees are competing in the 2016 Paralympics and hoping to bring some pride back to those made homeless by ...

UAE brings in second gold medal at Rio's <em>paralympics</em>

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UAE brings in second gold medal at Rio's paralympics

Emirati paralympian Mohammad al-Hammadi scors a gold during the T34 800 metres wheelchair race bringing Arab nations' medal count to 55.

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Syrian Paralympic refugee dreams of home

Ibrahim Al-Hussein is swimming in the Rio Paralympics as a refugee, but the excitement of the event pales against his real dream - ...

#Paralympics2016: Tunisia in tenth place, as Arab athletes shine

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#Paralympics2016: Tunisia in tenth place, as Arab athletes shine

Arab athletes have already claimed 35 medals so far at the Rio Paralympics, with Tunisia leading the charge making it to tenth place in ...

Algerian team faces expulsion from <em>Paralympics</em> for no-shows

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Algerian team faces expulsion from Paralympics for no-shows

An Algerian women's goalball team faces possible expulsion from the Paralympics after not showing up for their matches against the US ...

Meet the Syrian swimmer in first <em>Paralympics</em> 'refugee team'

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Meet the Syrian swimmer in first Paralympics 'refugee team'

Ibrahim Al Hussein lost his leg in a rocket strike. Fleeing to Greece for a better life, he hopes to inspire fellow refugees to reach their ...

<em>Paralympics</em> 2016: The Arab athletes to watch

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Paralympics 2016: The Arab athletes to watch

Triumphing over adversity, these are the Arab world's inspiring Paralympians to cheer on in Rio.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Arabs go for gold as Paralympic championships open

Five Arabs have seen the fruits of their hard work on the first day of action at the IPC Athletics World Championships World Championships in Doha.

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