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A Saudi woman files for divorce after her husband assaulted her for cheering on Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The world's highest paid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has bizarrely put his name to Cairo-based Egyptian Steel, revealed in an advert posted on his Twitter page earlier this week.

World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attacks World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attacks

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World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attacks

Spanish and world leaders condemned the attacks, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims.

On target: Ronaldo's Moroccan investment hat trick

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

On target: Ronaldo's Moroccan investment hat trick

With plans for three Moroccan mega-projects, there are high hopes that the Real Madrid superstar's investments will boost tourism and the ...

Angelina Jolie to star in series on Syrian refugees

The New Arab

Angelina Jolie to star in series on Syrian refugees

Jolie will be joined by football star Cristiano Ronaldo and Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram to feature on Turkish TV series about ...

Ben Jacobs

Inside Douma: A desperate portrait of life in Syria

Exclusive: A city of amputees, back-street abortions and chemical weapons-massacres is also a city of survivors, and their hope, reports Ben Jacobs.

Sarah Khalil

Six Arab films that should be at the Oscars

Every year a few critically acclaimed productions from the MENA region go unnoticed by the Academy, and 2017 is no exception.

The New Arab & agencies

Camerawoman who kicked Syrian refugees in Hungary gets probation

A court in southern Hungary sentenced Petra Laszlo to three years probation after she was found guilty of vandalism for kicking a Syrian refugee ...

The New Arab

'You are the true heroes,' Ronaldo tells Syrian children

Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo has recorded a heartfelt video message for Syrian children, telling them not to lose hope ...

Qatar sprints to join premier league of footballing nations

Raphael le Magoariec

Qatar sprints to join premier league of footballing nations

How Qatar has embarked on a journey to become a global sporting hub through a rigorous training and sports-promotion strategy

The New Arab

Spanish press take Xavi's Ronaldo-Messi comparison out of context

A statement by The New Arab on our exclusive interview with football legend Xavi Hernandez.

Footballing legend Xavi: Arab footballers are great and promising

The New Arab

Footballing legend Xavi: Arab footballers are great and promising

Footballing great Xavi tells The New Arab what he thinks about top-tier Arab footballers and the differences between European and Arab football.

Ahmed Dawabsheh to meet Real Madrid stars

The New Arab

Ahmed Dawabsheh to meet Real Madrid stars

Five-year-old Ahmed Dawabsheh whose family was killed in an arson attack against their home in the occupied West Bank by Jewish extremists is to ...

<em>Ronaldo</em> criticised for starring in Israeli commercial

Sana al-Yemen

Ronaldo criticised for starring in Israeli commercial

Cristiano Ronaldo has come under fire for starring in a commercial for an Israeli internet company, with many fans ...

<em>Cristiano</em> Ronaldo's sister apologises to Syrians for 'disrespectful' remarks

The New Arab

Cristiano Ronaldo's sister apologises to Syrians for 'disrespectful' remarks

Cristiano Ronaldo's sister has said she is sorry to Syrians for comments she said about the war-torn country, and that her words were ...

Hussam Osama

Refugee football coach: 'Meeting Ronaldo was historic'

Blog: We caught up with Osama Abdul-Moshen, the Syrian refugee football coach who was infamously tripped by a Hungarian journalist, to talk about his experiences and future plans.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian refugee tripped by Hungarian journalist welcomed in Spain

The Syrian refugee tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist while holding his son has been offered a job and accommodation by a ...

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