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Hossam el-Badry, Egypt's national team coach, has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Pharaohs' top players have reportedly backed the move to make the Liverpool forward Egypt skipper.

Qatar's landmark 'minimum wage for all' comes into force

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar's landmark 'minimum wage for all' comes into force

It requires that all workers, including domestic staff, be paid at least 1,000 riyals ($275) for a month of full-time work - equivalent to around $1.30 an hour.

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the ...

Sports in Middle East 'fastest growing in the <em>world</em>'

The New Arab Staff

Sports in Middle East 'fastest growing in the world'

New survey by consulting company listed the trends and possibilities for the sports market in the Middle East.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

The New Arab Staff

UAE to reopen all entry points with Qatar

Abu Dhabi will open land, sea and air entry points with Qatar, after a landmark deal to normalise ties ended a damaging Gulf rift.

The New Arab Staff

Qatar wins bid to host Asian Games 2030

The 2030 Asian Games will be held in the Qatari capital.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar to join European qualifying for 2022 World Cup

Qatar will likely be placed in Group A, featuring Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Serbia and Azerbaijan.

Qatar to host FIFA Arab <em>Cup</em> in 2021

The New Arab Staff

Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup in 2021

Qatar, host of World Cup 2022, will be the venue of a special 22-team Arab Cup next year.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

Human rights groups have cautioned the move does not appear to be a full abolition of the 'kafala' system.

Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

Qatar will host the postponed Asian Champions League final after staging the knockout rounds.

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The New Arab Staff

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

<em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> host Qatar set to play Gold <em>Cup</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World Cup host Qatar set to play Gold Cup

Qatar is only the second team from Asia invited to play in the Gold Cup.

The New Arab Staff

Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

Qatar become the first country in the Middle East on Sunday to set a basic 'non-discriminatory' minimum wage for workers in the Gulf state, amid efforts to reform labour laws.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

Human Rights Watch on Monday published a report accusing Qatar of failing to pay migrant workers, prompting Doha to strongly reject the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World Cup host Qatar eyes up 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

World Cup 2022 host, Qatar has announced its interest in bidding for the the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sarah Khalil

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

In partnership with UNHCR, Goal Click Refugees is an initiative that helps people understand one another through their love of football.

Qatar reports first coronavirus death among <em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> workers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar reports first coronavirus death among World Cup workers

1,102 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed among the World Cup workforce, according to a source.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar unveils 3rd World Cup venue, flags virus precautions

The 40,000-capacity Education City stadium is the third venue to be completed after the redevelopment of Khalifa International in 2017 and last ...

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

Qatar targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

The New Arab

Qatar targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

Doha has confirmed it has taken legal action against companies in the country after migrant labourers launched a rare but peaceful protest ...

Qatar says will jail violators of face mask ban

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar says will jail violators of face mask ban

Qatar's cabinet said those who violate its face mask regulations could face jail time or fines of $55,000, after the country registered a record ...

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