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The World-Cup winning footballer took to Instagram to announce he was "immediately ending" his partnership with the company.

Comment: Maradona was a hero not just to football fans, but Palestinians, leftists and people across the Global South alike, writes Sam Hamad. May he rest in peace.

Paul Pogba denies reports he's quitting France over Macron

The New Arab Staff

Paul Pogba denies reports he's quitting France over Macron

Macron has been embroiled in a row over Islamophobia, which had reportedly saw one of France's most famous Muslim figures get involved.

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, ...

PSG chief Al-Khelaifi and ex-FIFA official Valcke trial starts

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PSG chief Al-Khelaifi and ex-FIFA official Valcke trial starts

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

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Sudan 'fully prepared' to cooperate with ICC, says PM

Sudan's prime minister cleared the way for ousted leader Omar al-Bashir and four other suspects to be extradited to the ICC for trial over war crimes in Darfur

Yousra Samir Imran

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

Khaled A. Beydoun

The Muslims who saved Liverpool F.C.

Comment: Liverpool wingers Salah and Mane are scoring goals well beyond the football pitch, writes Khaled Beydoun.

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Mesut Ozil donates $100,000 to feed Muslims during Ramadan

Footballer and philanthropist Mesut Ozil has donated enough money to provide iftar packages to some 16,000 Muslims observing Ramadan in Somalia, ...

Gulf hubs asphyxiated by coronavirus

Sebastian Castelier

Gulf hubs asphyxiated by coronavirus

Comment: The key role airlines play in Gulf development strategies implies a potentially profound knock-on effect, writes Sebastian Castelier.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar abolishes exit visa system in 'milestone' labour reform

Qatar scrapped mandatory exit permits for migrant domestic staff and other groups on Thursday, as part of efforts to boost rights for guest ...

Ten things to look out for in 2020

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Ten things to look out for in 2020

From Iran to Lebanon, Trump to Netanyahu, 2020 is looking jam-packed. Here's The New Arab's list of top ten things to look out for as we enter a ...

Russia banned from competing in Qatar 2022 <em>World</em> <em>Cup</em>

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Russia banned from competing in Qatar 2022 World Cup

"The blatant breach by the Russian authorities of Rusada’s reinstatement condition demanded a robust response. That is exactly what has been ...

Lebanese football team wins AFC <em>Cup</em> in historic first

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Lebanese football team wins AFC Cup in historic first

Al-Ahed FC beat North Korea's April 25 Sports Club to become the first Lebanese team to lift the AFC Cup.

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Lyndon Peters

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Comment: Celebrities, businesses and governments still have time to take a stand against UAE's human rights record, and pull their support from ...

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Mo Salah removes Egypt from Twitter bio

Egyptian football player Mohamed Salah removed the reference to Egypt on his Twitter profile hours after FIFA gave the award for Best Men's Player to Lionel Messi.

The New Arab & agencies

FIFA organises Iran visit after female fan's suicide

FIFA will investigate the possibility of allowing female fans into Iranian football games after the suicide of a woman who was sentenced to jail ...

The New Arab

Google to re-activate its office in Cairo, despite crackdown

Google is re-staffing an office in Cairo, after a crackdown on activists.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar mega-library defies boycott and woos youth

The Gulf's largest book collection, Qatar's National Library, has enhanced ties with libraries outside the region and wooed younger readers in ...

Michel Platini freed after <em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> corruption probe arrest

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Michel Platini freed after World Cup corruption probe arrest

Platini, a former France national team great who became one of soccer's most powerful administrators before being banned from the game, was ...

The New Arab & agencies

Platini denies wrongdoing after World Cup corruption probe arrest

Former UEFA president Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning following his arrest as part of a corruption probe into the vote that ...

Footballer Ozil to fund surgery for 1,000 children

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Footballer Ozil to fund surgery for 1,000 children

Arsenal midfielder and former German international footballer Mesut Ozil has asked for his wedding gift to be donations to a charity that ...

Footballer Ozil marries with Erdogan as best man

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Footballer Ozil marries with Erdogan as best man

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was a guest at the wedding of Arsenal player and former German international footballer Mesut Ozil.

Here's the moment Mo Salah broke his fast

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Here's the moment Mo Salah broke his fast

Liverpool's superstar Mohammed Salah sipped water from a bottle to break his fast during the final match of 2019 UEFA Champions League against ...

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