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Comment: An 'open' Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with hosting sporting events, and everything to do with transparency and accountability, writes Anthony Harwood.

Joshua-Ruiz rematch puts Saudi sportswashing back in the ring

Sam Hamad

Joshua-Ruiz rematch puts Saudi sportswashing back in the ring

Comment: Lured by vast sums of money, the boxing elite has opted to bury its head in the sand when it comes to Saudi Arabia's shameful record, writes Sam Hamad.

Spanish TV will not bid for <em>Super</em> <em>Cup</em> rights

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Spanish TV will not bid for Super Cup rights

The Spanish football association (RFEF) announced on Monday that the four-team tournament will be held in Saudi Arabia for the first time.

Security forces release dozens of Egyptian protesters without charge

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Security forces release dozens of Egyptian protesters without charge

Dozens of protesters detained by Egypt security forces were released early on Saturday, but over 100 more remain in custody, sources told The ...

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Dozens of Egyptian protesters detained in sweeping arbitrary arrests

Hundreds of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square - the epicentre of the 2011 revolution that toppled the country's long-time autocratic leader.

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Award-winning photojournalist among Iranian women detained for entering stadium

Iran has placed a ban on women watching public sporting events since the 1979 revolution, but activists have long fought to see it overturned.

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Viral video shows England's Muslim cricketers hilariously dodge champagne

Star players Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid caught the attention of cricket fans across the world after rushing away moments before champagne was ...

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Brazilian footballer converts to Islam after years in Saudi

Sergio Ricardo spent years playing for clubs in the Middle East, notably in Saudi Arabia, and on Wednesday converted to Islam in the company of ...

Spain in Saudi: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Spain in Saudi: This week in Middle East football

Troubles are afoot in one of Saudi Arabia's establishment clubs, Al-Hilal, while Spain's Super Cup could be heading to the ...

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Spanish football federation considers Super Cup in Saudi Arabia

A human rights group has urged the Spanish football federation to consider Riyadh's rights record in choosing its venue for the 2019 ...

Qatar makes world's first ever 5G phone call

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Qatar makes world's first ever 5G phone call

A phone call on Saturday in Qatar, became the first ever conversation in the world via a 5G network.

AFC clash shows Palestine's footballing development

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 ...

UAE's bid for World <em>Cup</em> appears even more distant

Paul McLoughlin

UAE's bid for World Cup appears even more distant

The Saudi-UAE blockade of Qatar has seen Doha come out even stronger as the Gulf state prepares for the World Cup.

Qatar-based beIN requests Italian football teams boycott Saudi game

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Qatar-based beIN requests Italian football teams boycott Saudi game

An Italian football game is due to be held in Saudi Arabia.

Uri Levy

Al-Ain's fairy tale tournament comes to an end

UAE football club Al-Ain's fairy tale tournament has ended with a heroic performance against Real Madrid.

Uri Levy

Middle East Football: Bounedjah makes it to the top

It's not every season a Middle Eastern player grabs top spot in the worldwide scorers' chart, but in the past weekend, Al-Sadd’s Algerian ...

Uri Levy

Football comes home: This week in Middle East football

A Saudi cup clash took part in London this weekend, with some interesting talking points for fans of the kingdom's two biggest clubs.

Uri Levy

Sven to coach Iraq's national football team?

The veteran Swede is poised to take the Lions of Mesopotamia to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after an improved offer was approved by Iraq's ...

Putin declares summit with Trump 'very successful'

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Putin declares summit with Trump 'very successful'

Putin has praised the 'frank and business-like atmosphere' of the summit, saying that the talks with Trump were 'very successful'.

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Spain v Morocco

Don't miss a moment in Russia2018 as Spain and Morocco battle it out in Group B. Keep refreshing this page for updates.

World <em>Cup</em> LIVEBLOG: Wonder Wednesday

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Wonder Wednesday

Three matches in one day - don't miss all the action from Portugal-Morocco, Uruguay-Saudi Arabia and Iran-Spain at Russia 2018. Keep refreshing ...

World <em>Cup</em> LIVEBLOG: Russia v Egypt

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Russia v Egypt

Don't miss a moment as Egypt vie to break Arab teams' losing streak at Russia2018. Refresh this page to get up-to-the-minute updates

Five energy boosting meal ideas for suhoor

Diana Alghoul

Five energy boosting meal ideas for suhoor

Ramadan series: If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, suhoor is the most vital meal to eat during Ramadan. We list some energy ...

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