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Splash back: Qatar reopens beaches after virus closure

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Splash back: Qatar reopens beaches after virus closure

Sun-lovers and jet-ski enthusiasts braved temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) at Doha's Katara Cultural Village, one of the city's most popular public beaches.

UK parliament questions Saudi Arabia's Newcastle United takeover bid

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UK parliament questions Saudi Arabia's Newcastle United takeover bid

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.

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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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Algeria's government shaken up amid oil, coronavirus troubles

Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune, elected in a partly boycotted vote last year, has reshuffled the cabinet amid economic woes spurred by a ...

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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 ...

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NGO to open 'educational city' for orphans in Sudan

Taiba Education City, spread over 9000 square metres, includes a primary and secondary school complete with sports facilities and ...

WWE denies wrestlers were 'intimidated' for boycotting Saudi tour

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WWE denies wrestlers were 'intimidated' for boycotting Saudi tour

An ex-WWE wrestler claims staff were intimidated for refusing to participate in the sports entertainment's tours of Saudi Arabia.

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WTO condemns Saudi Arabia over pirate broadcaster beoutQ

The WHO backed Qatar's complaint about Saudi Arabia's illegal broadcast of Premier League games by channel beoutQ.

Qatar unveils 3rd World Cup venue, flags virus precautions

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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 ...

Inside Saudi Arabia's controversial Newcastle takeover bid

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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.

Saudi wealth fund 'shopping spree' disguises economic pain

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Saudi wealth fund 'shopping spree' disguises economic pain

Amid its worst economic crisis in decades, the seemingly contradictory state policy to splurge billions on overseas assets is raising eyebrows.

Egypt to reopen <em>sports</em> clubs despite rising coronavirus deaths

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Egypt to reopen sports clubs despite rising coronavirus deaths

Egypt is to partially reopen sports clubs and other facilities on 15 June, despite a rising number of coronavirus cases in the country ...

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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 violence against football fans and Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Impending health crisis in the Sinai, outbreaks in UAE jails, Egypt opens gyms but prolongs curfew, Emirates lays off ...

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Decathlon Turkey faces backlash over gay pride post

The sports brand's support of gay pride has been attacked by some online, whilst others have come out in its defence.

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Iran chess official targeted over daughter's hijab

Shohreh Bayat faced a backlash in Iran for photos in which she appeared not to be wearing the hijab while judging the FIDE Women’s World Chess ...

Mo Salah's Liverpool 'take the knee' for George Floyd

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Mo Salah's Liverpool 'take the knee' for George Floyd

English Premier League teams are making displays of solidarity following the death of American George Floyd in US police custody.

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Turkey eases virus lockdown by reopening restaurants, leisure facilities

Turkey is planning to reopen restaurants, cafes, libraries, museums and other leisure facilities on 1 June, as well as lifting an inter-city ...

Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

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Stalled Newcastle bid exposes limits of Saudi money

Comment: The WTO's objection to Mohammed bin Salman's Newcastle United deal won't fix Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but it's a step in the ...

Saudi plans Premier League broadcasting bid amid Newcastle controversy

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Saudi plans Premier League broadcasting bid amid Newcastle controversy

Saudi Arabia is planning to bid for the rights to broadcast Premier League matches as its Newcastle United takeover bid falters over previous ...

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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