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A rise in Covid-19 cases in Tunisia has prompted the European Union to remove it from its list of countries exempt from its coronavirus travel ban.

In Iran, nearly 11,000 have died due to Covid-19, whereas Turkey is urging the EU to include it in the list of 'safe' coronavirus partners.

Riyadh releases King Salman photos after purge of royals

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Riyadh releases King Salman photos after purge of royals

The stunning purge by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman raised speculation about the health of the 84-year-old king.

Manchester City buys Indian club as football empire expands

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Manchester City buys Indian club as football empire expands

Analysts say the takeover is new proof that UAE-owned City Football Group wants to build a global football-based entertainment conglomerate.

Argentina to 'use Saudi airspace' for Israel match

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Argentina to 'use Saudi airspace' for Israel match

Argentina has requested permission to use Saudi Arabia's airspace to fly to Israel for a controversial friendly game against Uruguay in ...

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Dubai workers knocked out after sipping horse sedative-laced tea

Dubai authorities have said they have solved a mysterious case in which dozens of stable workers passed out after drinking Karak tea.

Hossam el-Hamalawy

Egypt's dirty war (part I): Baptised in blood

Comment: Since 2013, Egypt's Sisi has conducted a 'war on dissent' through an extreme form of militarised policing, writes Hossam el-Hamalawy.

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Egypt planning 2030 World Cup bid despite economic woes

Despite a severe austerity drive, Egypt wants to become the second African country to host the international football tournament.

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.

Ramos vows to play Qatar 2022 'with white beard'

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Ramos vows to play Qatar 2022 'with white beard'

Spain Captain Sergio Ramos has said despite his country's World Cup this year, he will be at the next tournament in Qatar, even with a white ...

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Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia 'considering joint World Cup 2030 bid'

A Maghrebi Mondial in 2030? Algeria's sports minister hints at a shared World Cup with North African neighbours Tunisia and Morocco

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Spain v Morocco

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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.

Egypt FA denies Mo Salah considering quitting team

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Egypt FA denies Mo Salah considering quitting team

Sources close to the Liverpool forward had claimed Mo Salah is unhappy over being used as a 'political' pawn in a meeting with Chechen leader ...

FIFA fines Egypt for players snubbing Qatar's BeIN

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FIFA fines Egypt for players snubbing Qatar's BeIN

FIFA has fined the Egyptian football team $100 thousand after the squad's players refused to speak to Qatar's beIN sports channel during games ...

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v Belgium [ENDED]

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v Belgium [ENDED]

Live blog: With seven defeats for the Arab teams in the World Cup so far, there is pressure on Tunisia to restore 'Arab pride' by beating ...

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Saudi 'pirate channel' accused of stealing World Cup broadcasts

Saudi Arabia's attempt to sidestep the Qatar blockade by stealing content from Doha-based sports channel beIn has been condemned by football governing bodies.

Uri Levy

#WorldCup: Wonder Wednesday turns woeful with losing streak

World Cup 2018: Despite strong performances from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Iran, the Middle Eastern teams couldn't catch a break in their ...

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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 ...

Uri Levy

Egypt's World Cup hopes collapse in loss to Russia

The most important day in Egyptian football history ended with a bitter 3-1 loss to the Russians in St. Petersburg.

World Cup 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

Uri Levy

Egypt look to change Arab teams' Russia 2018 fortunes

It's not been going well for Arab nations on the football field, but Egypt are hopeful as they prepare to take on Russia in the World Cup, ...

Mo Salah ready to play in crunch Egypt match

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Mo Salah ready to play in crunch Egypt match

Salah is likely to play against Russia next week, which will be crucial to keeping Egypt's World Cup hopes alive.

World Cup: Iran tops group, Egypt suffers without Salah

Uri Levy

World Cup: Iran tops group, Egypt suffers without Salah

The most Middle East World Cup ever has kicked off, with Iran currently topping Group B and Egypt suffering without Mo Salah, writes Uri Levy in ...

World Cup kick-off! Egypt-<em>Uruguay</em> LIVEBLOG

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World Cup kick-off! Egypt-Uruguay LIVEBLOG

Minute-by-minute updates from Egypt's opening game in its 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign, against South America titans Uruguay.

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