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#YouMustLose: Iranian wrestler loses match to avoid playing Israel

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#YouMustLose: Iranian wrestler loses match to avoid playing Israel

Coaches reportedly told the Iranian wrestler minutes before the end of his match 'to lose' in order to avoid playing Israel in the next round.

A government in chaos is destroying Yemen's Aden

Khalid Al-Karimi

A government in chaos is destroying Yemen's Aden

Comment: A medley of conflicting agendas - both personal and political - is hampering decision-making in Aden, leaving Yemenis without access to ...

Yemen reacts to the destruction of Sanaa's Sabaeen Square

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen reacts to the destruction of Sanaa's Sabaeen Square

In-depth: The New Arab asked a number of Sanaa residents for their reaction to this weekend's punitive bombing on al-Sabaeen Square, writes ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen's students face another uncertain new school year

In-depth: A year after its government stopped paying public sector salaries, the Yemen's schooling system remains in a seemingly perpetual state of disarray, reports Khalid al-Karimi.

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemenis seek solar solution to infrastructure blackout

In-depth: Yemenis are being forced to make their own electricity, independent from the government, writes Khalid al-Karimi.

Khalid Al-Karimi

Anti-war voices magnify over human rights violations in Yemen

Comment: More pressure is coming for the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, after the UN placed Saudi Arabia on a human rights blacklist last ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Education value decays in Yemen during wartime

4.5 million school students in Yemen will not be able to resume their classes this coming school year.

What fuels al-Qaeda's survival in Yemen's south?

Khalid Al-Karimi

What fuels al-Qaeda's survival in Yemen's south?

In-depth: Three years of war have failed to unseat al-Qaeda from Yemen's south - how is the militant group still surviving?

Khalid Al-Karimi

Who benefits from a Houthi-Saleh divorce?

Comment: The troubled Houthi-Saleh alliance has faltered in the last two weeks, but is the prospect of a Saudi-led takeover in Sanaa enough to ...

The UN's plan for Hodeida is going nowhere fast

Khalid Al-Karimi

The UN's plan for Hodeida is going nowhere fast

Analysis: The strategic port will not be given up by the Houthi militants who control it, notes Khalid Al-Karimi.

Chaos and cups: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Chaos and cups: This week in Middle East football

Blog: A tempestuous end to the Arab Club Championship, Iranian players facing social media enmity over playing Israelis and the Palestine Cup ...

Let women watch: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Let women watch: This week in Middle East football

Blog: The finals of the Arab Club Championship are almost here, while in Iran, the campaign to allow women enter sports stadiums takes a giant ...

Yemen's children are suffering a man-made health catastrophe

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen's children are suffering a man-made health catastrophe

Comment: A deadly combination of cholera, hunger and child recruitment is plaguing the Yemen's future generation, writes Khalid ...

The New Arab

Footballers call for end to Iran's female spectator ban

Iranian footballing legend Ali Karimi and current national team captain Masud Shojaei lend their weight to the movement to end the female spectator ban at football games.

Uri Levy

Politics on pitch: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Football is a sport played on a level playing field, but in the Middle East and Africa, it is common to see politics take control, writes ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

For some in Yemen, suicide is the only relief

Finding themselves caught between the callousness of poverty and ruthlessness of war, suicide is on the rise among Yemenis writes Khalid AlKarimi

Khalid Al-Karimi

Ramadan in Yemen: The bloodshed continues

Comment: The recent diplomatic crisis in in the Gulf risks diverting the attention from Yemen's continuing, brutal civil war, writes Khalid ...

UAE-Saudi differences risk boosting separatists in Yemen

Khalid Al-Karimi

UAE-Saudi differences risk boosting separatists in Yemen

Comment: If the Saudi-led coalition is going to help maintain the unity of Yemen, it is vital that it irons out internal differences, writes ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Will Hodeida become Yemen's next tragedy?

Comment: Hodeida is a city already devastated by poverty, but as the fighting edges closer, there are concerns that a fresh humanitarian crisis ...

Taiz: Life and death in Yemen's theatre of war

Khalid al-Karimi and Weam Abdulmalik

Taiz: Life and death in Yemen's theatre of war

In-depth: Thousands of people have died, and even more injured and displaced from their homes as fighting rages, Khalid al-Karimi and ...

Inside Yemen, six years after the 'Friday of Dignity'

Khalid Al-Karimi

Inside Yemen, six years after the 'Friday of Dignity'

Comment: Khalid Al-Karimi remembers the massacre that sparked Yemen's ongoing war.

Poverty drives recruitment of child soldiers in Yemen

Khalid Al-Karimi

Poverty drives recruitment of child soldiers in Yemen

Comment: Yemen's children will continue to be exploited as long as there is no economic alternative for their families, writes Khalid ...

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