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The trial of Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA's former secretary general Jerome Valcke began on Monday.

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

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Saudi Arabia permanently terminates licence for Qatar's beIN Sports

Saudi Arabia has permanently terminated the license of Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports.

Saudi Arabia selects royal court head as <em>WTO</em> candidate

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Saudi Arabia selects royal court head as WTO candidate

Countries are putting forward their candidates for WTO head.

UK parliament questions Saudi Arabia's Newcastle United takeover bid

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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.

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Saudi looks to German football after losing beIN battle

The WTO has ruled that Saudi Arabia had promoted piracy channel beoutQ.

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Jordan rolls out coronavirus electronic bracelets trial

A limited number of Jordan citizens will begin trialling the new electronic bracelet, the latest measure to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Qatar's beIN Sports blocks football broadcasts over Saudi dispute

Qatar-owned beIN Sports displayed blue screens rather than long-awaited Serie A matches due to a long-standing copyright dispute with Saudi ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Jordan is trialling electronic bracelets to monitor Covid-19 and rights groups condemned Egypt over detention of medics criticising the ...

Jordan to trial electronic bracelets in monitoring coronavirus cases

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Jordan to trial electronic bracelets in monitoring coronavirus cases

Jordan's Health Minister Saad Jaber announced that 300 electronic bracelets will be distributed in the initial phase of the trial.

<em>WTO</em> condemns Saudi Arabia over pirate broadcaster beoutQ

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WTO condemns Saudi Arabia over pirate broadcaster beoutQ

The WHO backed Qatar's complaint about Saudi Arabia's illegal broadcast of Premier League games by channel beoutQ.

Inside Saudi Arabia's controversial Newcastle takeover bid

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.

Saudi wealth fund 'shopping spree' disguises economic pain

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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 ...

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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 illegal streaming of matches.

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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.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkish Cypriots protest the closure of islands due to Covid-19, whilst Tunisia eases lockdown measures after no new cases. Here's your daily ...

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G20 vows to avoid 'unnecessary' Covid-19 trade barriers

The G20 has pledged to avoid trade barriers, including food during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Saudi king to chair G20 video talks on coronavirus

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Saudi king to chair G20 video talks on coronavirus

Saudi Arabia's King Salman will chair a virtual meeting to discuss a global response to coronavirus.

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How will UK elections impact the Middle East?

Brexit has dominated Britain's political landscape since 2016. But with general elections coming up, what can voters expect from the three main ...

UAE withdraws <em>WTO</em> trade complaint against Qatar

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UAE withdraws WTO trade complaint against Qatar

A UAE complaint against Qatar has been withdrawn, Abu Dhabi confirmed.

Qatar slams UAE trade complaint amid embargo

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Qatar slams UAE trade complaint amid embargo

Qatar criticised the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday after the World Trade Organization agreed to investigate a complaint from Abu Dhabi over ...

UAE revises Qatar shipping ban after Doha's <em>WTO</em> complaint

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UAE revises Qatar shipping ban after Doha's WTO complaint

The UAE has eased a ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar implemented as part of the 2017 boycott.

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