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A tweet from West Ham United FC's Arabic Twitter account, which expressed support for Palestine has been deleted, and the author removed from the account.

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an unprecedented crackdown, including children.

Emirati buys 50 percent stake in Israeli football club

The New Arab Staff

Emirati buys 50 percent stake in Israeli football club

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Nahyan, an Emirati royal businessman, will invest millions in the 'racist' club over the next decade.

Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

Ahmed Shawky has resigned from Cairo's international film festival following outcry at past social media posts that activists say celebrate ...

How humiliation is fuelling the Arab street

Rami G. Khouri

How humiliation is fuelling the Arab street

Comment: For too long, government disdain for citizens' rights and needs has generated daily humiliation, degradation and helplessness among ...

The New Arab

Egypt awaits: Will Friday see huge anti-Sisi protests?

In-depth: Egyptian contractor Mohammed Ali has exposed huge government waste and corruption angering Egyptians. This week he has called for a 'million man march' against President Sisi.

Uri Levy

Tunisians triumphant in African Champions League final

In Iran, meanwhile, hundreds of women fans were allowed into the stadium for the Asian Champions League final.

James Brownsell

Booking your winter-sun getaway? Remember, Egypt's a police state

Comment: Hundreds killed, tens of thousands locked up. There's a side to Egypt not shown in glossy magazine holiday adverts, writes James ...

Robert Springborg

Egypt's World Cup: A spectacular own goal for Sisi

Comment: Sisi's attempt to co-opt Mo Salah and the Egyptian team has had disastrous consequences for everyone, writes Robert Springborg.

Mo Salah: Necessary hero or opium for the masses?

Mohamed ElMeshad

Mo Salah: Necessary hero or opium for the masses?

Comment: Could Mo Salah's megastar status protect him enough to speak out against the atrocities in Gaza? asks Mohamed el-Meshad.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's Ultras of Ahly football fan group disbands

Al-Ahly's Ultras fan group has disbanded weeks after reports of clashes between its members and Egyptian security forces.

Liverpool's Mo Salah is being exploited by Sisi's regime

Amelia Smith

Liverpool's Mo Salah is being exploited by Sisi's regime

Comment: The Premier League star's charitable efforts are helping fuel a propaganda campaign benefiting a corrupt president, writes Amelia ...

International transfer drama: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

International transfer drama: This week in Middle East football

In football, January means one thing - the international transfer window, which means rumours, names, speculation and fantasy.

Banking on success: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Banking on success: This week in Middle East football

Egyptian banks have announced new loans and services for fans to help boost support for the national team during next year's World Cup in Russia.

Egypt’s football fans persist with their battle over stadiums

Jo Schietti

Egypt’s football fans persist with their battle over stadiums

In-depth: After Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup, parliamentarians have called on President Sisi to allow 'Ultras' football fans ...

Gehad Quisay

For the love of the game

Comment: Unlike Mubarak before him, Sisi can't use football as a PR tool, but the regime can still exploit it to rally blinding patriotism, writes Gehad Quisay.

Uri Levy

Arabs leading Africa: This week in Middle Eastern football

Blog: All four teams in the continent's top club competition are from north African nations, writes Uri Levy.

Uri Levy

Rivalries and relegation: This week in Middle East football

As football seasons in the Middle East draw to a close, tensions were high as teams played in the Arab world's own El Clasicos bringing tears ...

Uri Levy

Royals and underdogs: This week in Middle East football

Blog: The opening of April officially took Middle Eastern football into the season's closing moments, writes Uri Levy.

Egypt police arrest football fans over Port Said riot

The New Arab

Egypt police arrest football fans over Port Said riot

At least 22 people were arrested on Monday after hundreds in Port Said protested death sentences against 10 residents for their part in a deadly ...

Uri Levy

Winds of change? This week in Middle East football

Political, ethnic, local and religious rivalries came to the fore in this week's football action, while Syria's national team coach is ...

Egypt upholds death sentences over Port Said football catastrophe

The New Arab

Egypt upholds death sentences over Port Said football catastrophe

An Egyptian court upheld death sentences against 10 people convicted over rioting that claimed 74 lives at a stadium in Port Said in 2012.

Europa League preview: Turkish giants face Israel's Be'er Sheva

Uri Levy

Europa League preview: Turkish giants face Israel's Be'er Sheva

In the most Middle Eastern match-up in the Europa League's history, Besiktas fans are heading to the town where the Ottomans made their last ...

Egypt: Scores of football-fans arrested on stadium massacre anniversary

The New Arab

Egypt: Scores of football-fans arrested on stadium massacre anniversary

Security forces have arrested at least 80 members of Ultras Ahlawy on the fifth anniversary of the Port Said stadium tragedy, which ...

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