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

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.

Barcelona's Griezmann cuts Huawei links over Uighurs surveillance claims

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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.

Qatar to join European qualifying for 2022 <em>World</em> <em>Cup</em>

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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. May he rest in peace.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

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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

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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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FIFA sends condolences to Iraq for footballer Nazem Shaker

Nazem Shaker was announced dead earlier this week after contracting the novel coronavirus.

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World Cup host Qatar set to play Gold Cup

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

Brooke Anderson

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Arabic language learning has thrived online during the pandemic, as lessons move from the classroom to the living room.

Indian Premier League to start next month in UAE

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Indian Premier League to start next month in UAE

The lucrative annual Twenty20 tournament had originally been scheduled to start March 29 before it was postponed because of the coronavirus ...

<em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> host Qatar eyes up 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

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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.

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

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.

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