As football seasons in the Middle East draw to a close, tensions were high as teams played in the Arab world's own El Clasicos bringing tears and heartbreak.
The 28-year-old German-Russian suspect said he hoped to make millions in profit from a drop in the football club's share price after buying thousands of stock options on the team.
German police shift investigation to far right extremists as evidence suggests that the shrapnel used in the pipe bombs could have come from an army inventory.
German police have detained an "Islamist" suspect over three explosions that struck Borussia Dortmund's team bus, confirming that the investigation was examining a possible "terrorist link".
Comment: Post-Brexit, the UK is looking to increase its trading relationship with the UAE, and has failed to condemn recent escalating repression in the Gulf state, writes Joe Odell.
A huge fire has destroyed one of the biggest migrant camps in France housing 1,500 people, which started after a brawl involving hundreds of Afghans and Kurds.
Blog: The opening of April officially took Middle Eastern football into the season's closing moments, writes Uri Levy.
Interview: Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman to climb Everest, speaks to The New Arab about her work to smash stereotypes, and to advance women's rights through sport.
Blog: A return to club football after the international break brings Al-Ahli's first trophy of the season, and chaos in Amman, writes Uri Levy.
The president of the Confederation of African Football has backed a potential Moroccan bid to host the global football competition. Fifa's President expressed similar sentiments in November.