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Photos of Celtic FC fans holding up two banners went viral on social media – both had very simple messages. One said "Jerusalem is Palestine" and the other "f*** Trump"

Egypt's Mohamed Salah was named the BBC's African footballer of the year on Monday following a record number of votes.

Saudi Arabia's top ten reforms pushed this year

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Saudi Arabia's top ten reforms pushed this year

Riyadh has announced that from next year cinemas will be allowed in the kingdom, the latest reform designed to attract investors and appease Saudi youth stifled by ultra-conservative restrictions.

Qatar buys dozens of Typhoon fighter jets from Britain

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Qatar buys dozens of Typhoon fighter jets from Britain

Qatar has signed an $8 billion deal to buy 24 Typhoon fighters from the United Kingdom amid an ongoing blockade of the Gulf state.

FIFA commends Qatar for transferring Gulf Cup to Kuwait

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FIFA commends Qatar for transferring Gulf Cup to Kuwait

FIFA has commended Qatar for agreeing to move the 2017 Gulf Cup to Kuwait following a last-minute decision by football's governing body to lift ...

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Qatar and France sign fighter jet deal

Qatar's latest purchase of military and commercial aircraft could help Qatar make more use of its planes after its operations were disrupted by a blockade from four Arab nations.

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MBS's friend was mystery buyer of $450-million Jesus painting

A friend of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman revealed as mystery buyer of a painting of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci that recently sold for ...

Uri Levy

World Cup fever: This week in Middle East football

Syria's Omar Khribin is named Asian Player of the Year as the region gears up for two Middle Eastern derbies following the World Cup draw.

Andrew Leber

Trump's retweet madness

Comment: Endorsing far-right ultranationalists' Islamophobic race-baiting is making a dangerous mockery of the office of the president, writes ...

Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

Comment: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars has sparked political controversy in Malaysia, ...

Uri Levy

Heartbreak and golden-boys: This week in Middle East football

In the Asian Championship League, Arabs received heartbreaking news this week with Al-Hilal's dramatic loss, but on the other side of the world, ...

Palestine tops Israel in FIFA world rankings

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Palestine tops Israel in FIFA world rankings

For the first time ever, Palestine's national football team has overtaken Israel's in the international football federation's ...

History makes itself: This week in Middle East <em>football</em>

Uri Levy

History makes itself: This week in Middle East football

For the first time in football history, Palestine will beat Israel in the FIFA rankings, as the country sees a resurgence in confidence ...

Islamophobia Awareness Month: We need activism not diplomacy

Malia Bouattia

Islamophobia Awareness Month: We need activism not diplomacy

Comment: Too often, our so-called community leaders and representatives hope that by inviting Islamophobes into our houses, associations and ...

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah makes history with goal-scoring record

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah makes history with goal-scoring record

Liverpool's Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah netted two goals in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Southampton making him the Premiership's top scorer ...

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Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya slave victims

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba sent a powerful message of support to the victims of slavery in Libya on Saturday during a comeback goal after months of injury.

Marta Bellingreri

Choufthounna: The feminist art festival in Tunisia

The New Arab went to a feminist art festival in Tunisia, with performances, classes and demonstations from all over the world,

Ben Jacobs

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, ...

Uri Levy

Russia 2018: The most Arab World Cup ever?

With five nations from across the Middle East confirmed for the 2018 World Cup,

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

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Football returns to Iraq with international friendly against Syria

Iraq and Syria's national football teams drew 1-1 in a friendly game at the Karbala stadium south of Baghdad on Monday.

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

James M. Dorsey

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent political purge will place extra pressure on the country's media during a time of frenzied discussion over the ...

Morocco's World Cup qualifier win marred by Brussels violence

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Morocco's World Cup qualifier win marred by Brussels violence

Over 20 police officers were injured in Belgium after riots broke out with football fans celebrating Morocco's win against the Ivory ...

Qatar investigates claims UAE tried to rig the riyal

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Qatar investigates claims UAE tried to rig the riyal

Doha said it is looking into claims that the UAE attempted to sabotage the Qatari riyal and take the World Cup from the Gulf state.

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