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With the number of infections rising, Qataris are calling for another lockdown, to prevent the spread.

Covid-19 probably passed to humans from a bat via an intermediary animal, an international expert mission to China concluded, with investigators all but ruling out a laboratory leak.

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

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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.

Footballer Aboutrika to remain on Egyptian ‘terror’ list

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Footballer Aboutrika to remain on Egyptian ‘terror’ list

Egypt's government has accused the iconic footballer of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which Aboutrika denies.

Of course the royal family is a racist institution

Siana Bangura

Of course the royal family is a racist institution

Comment: It's unsurprising Meghan experienced the racism she did, given Britain's long history of empire, colonialism and capitalism, writes ...

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Saudi prince adds French side Chateauroux to football portfolio

Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad has acquired French football club Chateauroux.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Millionaire Saudi prince to buy French club

Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad, a Saudi millionaire, decided to buy the French Chateauroux second division club

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How Palestinian-singer Bashar Murad challenges conservative norms with music

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and ...

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Iranian skier makes appeal for women's rights

Forough Abbasi has spoken out against the travel banned imposed on her coach and called for greater rights for women in Iran.

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 ...

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.

Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

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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.

UAE to reopen all entry points with Qatar

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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.

China's Alibaba 'dismayed' by Uighur facial-recognition software

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China's Alibaba 'dismayed' by Uighur facial-recognition software

Chinese tech giants Huawei and Alibaba have been implicated in developing facial-recognition software targeting Uighur Muslims.

Qatar wins bid to host Asian Games 2030

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Qatar wins bid to host Asian Games 2030

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

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Barcelona's Griezmann cuts Huawei links over Uighurs surveillance claims

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

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.

Sam Hamad

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

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

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Tunisian England-Argentina referee praises 'wonderful' Maradona as Arabs mourn

In a New Arab interview, Ali Ben Nasser, who refereed the 1986 Argentina-England match mourned Diego Maradona while insisting he was 'not ...

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona dead at 60

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Argentine football legend Diego Maradona dead at 60

Diego Maradona, the Argentine football star considered to be among the greatest players ever, has died at the age of 60 following struggles with ...

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.

Qatar to host FIFA Club <em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> in February

The New Arab Staff

Qatar to host FIFA Club World Cup in February

The FIFA Club World Cup will be held from 1 to 11 February in Doha, the second time Qatar has hosted the event.

Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

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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.

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.

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