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A Socotra official accused Iran of illegally fishing off the coast of the Yemeni island, just days after vessel tracking organisations confirmed the presence of hundreds of ships off Somalia.

A decision on Saudi Arabia's bid to buy English football club Newcastle United could be decided soon.

Premier League still mulling Saudi-led bid for Newcastle

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Premier League still mulling Saudi-led bid for Newcastle

The Premier League has not yet approved Saudi Arabia's takeover of Newcastle football team.

192 Iranian vessels 'illegally fishing' in Somali waters

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192 Iranian vessels 'illegally fishing' in Somali waters

Evidence suggests the 192-strong Iranian fleet is six times larger than the 31-vessel China tuna fleet licensed to fish in Somali waters.

Saudi looks to German football after losing beIN battle

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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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Iran building naval base on Indian Ocean

Relations between Iran and its neighbours remain tense.

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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 ...

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.

Yasser Abu Hilala

To protect journalists, move Twitter's UAE office to Tunisia

Comment: To protect Twitter and its users, immediately relocate Twitter's regional office to Tunisia, the only democratic country in the Arab ...

WTO investigation 'finds Saudi responsible' for pirate TV channel

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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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Venezuela says Iranian tankers will get military escort

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said that when the Iranian ships are 200 nautical miles from the coastline "they will be welcomed" by ...

Pirates attack tanker off Yemen coast, causing minor damage

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Pirates attack tanker off Yemen coast, causing minor damage

The Gulf of Aden has seen nine reported pirate attacks this year.

Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

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Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

The US has tried to crack down on Iranian shipments, but five tankers are on their way to Venezuela, a fellow sanctioned nation with little to ...

Iran warns US against '<em>piracy</em>' on Venezuela fuel shipment

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Iran warns US against 'piracy' on Venezuela fuel shipment

Iran and the US are at odds over a shipment of fuel to Venezuela, as both countries suffer under crippling sanctions.

Roma opens 'discreet' takeover talks with Saudi crown prince

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Roma opens 'discreet' takeover talks with Saudi crown prince

AS Roma's owners are reportedly keen to show MbS that the club up for sale, however have insisted they are not sabotaging the ongoing Newcastle ...

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EPL's concerns over Saudi piracy loom over Newcastle takeover

The American government confirmed on Wednesday in its annual report on "notorious markets for counterfeiting and piracy" that Saudi Arabia would remain on its "Priority Watch List."

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BeIN Sports calls for blocking Saudi's Newcastle club buyout

Citing piracy concerns, Qatar-based sports network beIN Sports has asked the UK's Premier League to re-examine a Saudi-backed takeover ...

Kamal Afzali

What songs are Arabs listening to during coronavirus lockdown?

While some people seem to long for human contact, there are many others who pine for the divine.

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Palestine praises African Union, EU for rejecting Trump's deal

Palestine's foreign minister has praised the EU and African Union for rejecting Trump's Deal of the Century plan.

Somalia 'invites Turkey' to explore for oil: Erdogan

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Somalia 'invites Turkey' to explore for oil: Erdogan

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said its African ally Somalia has invited Turkey to search for oil under its seas, reports confirmed on ...

Anthony Harwood

Dakar Rally opens dark new chapter in Saudi sportswashing

Comment: An 'open' Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with hosting sporting events, and everything to do with transparency and accountability, ...

Turkish military plane evacuates Somalia bomb victims

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Turkish military plane evacuates Somalia bomb victims

Turkey sent a military plane to evacuate victims of a deadly bombing, as well as doctors to tend to the wounded on Sunday, less than 24 hours ...

Japan to send naval troops, planes to Middle East

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Japan to send naval troops, planes to Middle East

Japan will send naval troops and planes to help protect waterways in the Middle East but will not join a US-led coalition there, a top ...

Yemen rebels release seized Korean and Saudi vessels, crew

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Yemen rebels release seized Korean and Saudi vessels, crew

Yemen's Houthi rebels released sixteen crew members a day after capturing two South Korean and one Saudi-flagged vessel.

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