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The origin of the stray bullet that struck Lebanon's leading soccer player Mohammed Atwi was never determined.

Newcastle United had said the English Premier League leadership had rejected a Saudi bid to take over the club, but the league says it could still proceed.

World Cup host Qatar set to play Gold Cup

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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.

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 ...

Dozen Iranian footballers test positive for Covid-19

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Dozen Iranian footballers test positive for Covid-19

Twelve Iranian football players from two seperate teams have tested positive for coronavirus.

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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French-Tunisian businessman behind Marseille bid denies Saudi links

French-Tunisian businessman Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi denied links he was operating as a Saudi intermediary in the ongoing bid to buy storied Ligue ...

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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.

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Iraq bans footballers for partying during coronavirus lockdown

Iraqi footballers Durgham Ismail and Alaa Mahawi have been banned from the national team and were fined for violating Covid-19 restrictions and ...

Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

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Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

Ahmed Shawky has resigned from Cairo's international film festival following outcry at past social media posts that activists say celebrate ...

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Turkish football player confesses to killing son in hospital

Former professional footballer Cevher Toktas turned himself into police and confessed to killing his 5-year-old son while in hospital for a ...

EPL's concerns over Saudi piracy loom over Newcastle takeover

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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 ...

Khashoggi fiancee slams Saudi takeover of Newcastle United

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Khashoggi fiancee slams Saudi takeover of Newcastle United

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz said the Saudi acquisition of Newcastle United would make English football complicit in the journalist's ...

Amnesty complains to Premier League about MbS Newcastle bid

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Amnesty complains to Premier League about MbS Newcastle bid

The Human rights group has expressed grave concerns over Saudi Arabia's potential purchase of Newcastle, given the country's history.

Sudan protest image wins prestigious World Press Photo award

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Sudan protest image wins prestigious World Press Photo award

A photo from Sudan's protests demanding civilian rule has won a prestigious photography award.

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Suspending Turkish football would 'increase divorces', club chief argues

Cancelling Turkey's Super League matches over coronavirus fears would lead to an increase in divorces, the head of Turkish soccer club Trabzonspor said on Tuesday.

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More virus cases linked to UAE Tour cycling

Six people linked to thr recently-cancelled UAE tour have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus spreading around the world.

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Portuguese motorcycle rider killed during Saudi Arabia's Dakar Rally

Paulo Goncalves died in a fall after seventh stage of the gruelling motorsport event, held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

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US football team cancels Qatar training over Iran-US escalation

The United States Soccer Federation has cancelled a training session in Qatar over escalating hostilities between Iran and the US in ...

Mesut Ozil deleted from Chinese computer football game

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Mesut Ozil deleted from Chinese computer football game

Chinese internet company NetEase will remove footballer Mesut Ozil from the computer game Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 over his ...

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Saudi Arabia to stage first women's pro golf event

Saudi Arabia will host a professional women's golf tournament in 2020, despite boycotts by golf superstars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy earlier ...

Ronaldo condemned over football shirt gift to Israeli FM

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Ronaldo condemned over football shirt gift to Israeli FM

Israel's foreign minister said he had 'the pleasure' of meeting football superstar Cristiano, surprising many Arab fans who considered him ...

Challenges to resolving the GCC crisis

Khalil E. Jahshan

Challenges to resolving the GCC crisis

Comment: The trust deficit caused by the blockade won't be restored automatically just because a political decision was reached by the ...

GCC summit move to Saudi Arabia made official

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GCC summit move to Saudi Arabia made official

It remains unclear why the Gulf Cooperation Council decided to move the location for next week's meeting from the UAE to Saudi Arabia.

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