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

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, Egyptian golden boy Mohammad Salah is compensating.

<em>Liverpool</em> 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 and setting a new goal-scoring record for Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah donates villa awarded for Egypt cup qualification

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Mohamed Salah donates villa awarded for Egypt cup qualification

Egypt rejects luxury gift offered for scoring Egypt's world cup-qualifying goal and asks for a donation to be made for his hometown.

Calls for exiled Egyptian footballer to join World Cup

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Calls for exiled Egyptian footballer to join World Cup

An online campaign led by thousands calls on blacklisted veteran midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika to play for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia next ...

Gehad Quisay

For the love of the game

Comment: Unlike Mubarak before him, Sisi can't use football as a PR tool, but the regime can still exploit it to rally blinding patriotism, writes Gehad Quisay.

Uri Levy

Road to Russia: This week in Middle East football

Saudi Arabian giants al-Hilal have become the seventh most-followed football team on Twitter, while Syrians remain divided on whether to follow ...

Gareth Browne

Assad FC: FIFA is normalising Syria's brutal regime

Comment: In the eyes of Fifa, the Syrian football team is politically neutral. But turning a blind eye to politics is in itself a political ...

Sana Uqba

13 things you need to know about Yemen

Forget everything you think you know about Yemen...

Drunken 'Muslim gang' jailed for <em>Liverpool</em> street attacks

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Drunken 'Muslim gang' jailed for Liverpool street attacks

Liverpool Crown Court has sentenced three young men for attacks on white 'non-Muslims' to jail following assaults that took place March ...

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British boxer shows support for Qatar after winning title

A British boxer has shown support for the Gulf state of Qatar, which is under blockade by four Arab countries, as he resoundingly won a title ...

Salah coming to <em>Liverpool</em> is a pretty big deal

Uri Levy

Salah coming to Liverpool is a pretty big deal

Blog: The record signing of Mohammad Salah brings Liverpool to a huge new market of potential fans - and shirt-buyers, notes Uri Levy.

Egyptian Mohamed Salah joins <em>Liverpool</em> for record transfer fee

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Egyptian Mohamed Salah joins Liverpool for record transfer fee

Liverpool completed the signing of Egyptian Mohammed Salah from Roma on Thursday for a fee of around £36 million, making him the club’s ...

The price of love: Migration rules punishing British-Yemeni families The price of love: Migration rules punishing British-Yemeni families

Paola Tamma

The price of love: Migration rules punishing British-Yemeni families

Investigation: Britons are being separated from foreign spouses and children, leaving hundreds stranded in war-torn Yemen, and creating perverse ...

The Ambassador: True Yemen on a (gigantic) plate

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The Ambassador: True Yemen on a (gigantic) plate

Yalla, let’s eat! The New Arab embarks on a quest to discover a true Yemeni culinary experience, and finds it in Liverpool.

Tom Charles

UK-Saudi pact to be tested in 2017

Comment: British support for Riyadh has long gone unchallenged, but this looks set to change next year, writes Tom Charles.

Fardous Bahbouh

Arts Canteen: Stirring the arts, promoting resilience and tolerance

Blog: A London-based group is on a mission to promote Arab arts and culture, transforming the narrative surrounding the Middle East, writes ...

Olly Hogben

Jordan kicks off U17 Women's football World Cup

Society: The beautiful game has come to the Middle East, with Jordan hosting the world's biggest football tournament for women aged under 17.

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Jeremy Corbyn wins UK's Labour Party leadership by landslide

Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected British Labour leader by a landslide on Saturday, after a bitter leadership contest that threatened to split the UK ...

Care to share your #refugenes?

Robert Cusack

Care to share your #refugenes?

A new social campaign to change the public perception of refugees has gone viral in the UK, on the back of a new celebrity video discussing ...

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanese-style identity politics set tone for UK elections

Partisan and identity politics have dominated some campaigns, especially in London which could get its first Muslim mayor, as the UK heads for ...

Hillsborough victims used for cheap political points in Egypt

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Hillsborough victims used for cheap political points in Egypt

Egyptian authorities appear to be exploiting the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster to deflect UK criticism over its stalled investigation into the ...

'Algeria's pride': Mahrez voted England's footballer of the year

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'Algeria's pride': Mahrez voted England's footballer of the year

Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez has won the English Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year - to the jubilation of his many ...

Arabs mourn Beatles producer amid fantasy fiction fans' panic

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Arabs mourn Beatles producer amid fantasy fiction fans' panic

Beatles producer George Martin died on Tuesday, aged 90. As Arab outlets circulated the news online, many social media users confused the record ...

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