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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.

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah, writes Sam Hamad.

Back to earth: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Back to earth: This week in Middle East football

Syria's national team stars return to club action, but continue to shine - with some attracting attention from bigger teams abroad, despite losing to Australia in the World Cup qualifiers.

Saudi religious authorities back women-driving, contradicting years of opposition

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Saudi religious authorities back women-driving, contradicting years of opposition

Saudi Arabia's highest clerical council has backed a royal decree allowing women to drive, overturning years of precedent from the ...

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

Mahad Dirieh

How Saudi Arabia miscalculated its war in Yemen

Comment: Saudi Arabia has over-reached fighting an enemy whose links with Iran have been exaggerated, all while Riyadh's main ally is losing power at an alarming rate, writes Mahad Dirieh.

Sam Hamad

Saudi Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

Comment: Turkey has been accused in UAE media of abandoning Syria's rebels, but it is Saudi Arabia and the Emirates who have pursued cynical ...

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'Unfit' Yemen Airways flight carrying 188 loses engine mid-flight

More than 180 passengers on board a Yemen Airways flight survived a potential tragedy on Thursday, after an 'unfit' plane, returned to Aden ...

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Sudan bans Egyptian imports as tensions rise

Sudan banned Egyptian imports of agricultural and animal products on Tuesday in the latest blow to already fraught relations between the two ...

Sudan forms 'national unity government' following severe delays Sudan forms 'national unity government' following severe delays

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Sudan forms 'national unity government' following severe delays

The announcement comes following months of delays. While ministerial positions have been allotted to opposition groups the new government ...

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The race against time to save lives in Yemen

The United Nations is appealing for $2.1 billion in international assistance this year for Yemen – the war-torn country facing famine.

Famine is already killing children in Yemen

Paola Tamma

Famine is already killing children in Yemen

In-depth: As aid supplies dwindle due to cuts to funding and denial of access, abandoned Yemenis attempt to self-organise, reports Paola Tamma.

Planting death: Yemen's landmine crisis

Paola Tamma and Gehad Quisay

Planting death: Yemen's landmine crisis

In-depth: Yemen is in the grip of a landmine crisis which has claimed more than 900 civilian lives.

Yemen's deposed President Ali Abdullah <em>Saleh</em> 'secretly visited Cairo'

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Yemen's deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh 'secretly visited Cairo'

Yemen's deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh who is co-leading a rebellion against the President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, secretly ...

Khartoum streets deserted as three day strike begins

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Khartoum streets deserted as three day strike begins

The Sudanese capital's squares and roads were empty on Sunday as a three-day strike over fuel subsidy cuts began amid mixed responses.

Alaa Bayoumi

When peaceful revolutions meet violent regimes

Comment: The Arab Spring can only be fully understood when we study how and why citizen uprisings were crushed by deep-seated power, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Alaa Bayoumi

The Saudi Egyptian divide runs deeper than Syria

Comment: What is behind the growing divide between long-term allies Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and what will this mean for foreign policy makers in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Houthis reject relocation of Yemen's central bank to Aden

The Hadi government has accused the Iran-allied Houthis of squandering some $4 billion on the war effort from central bank reserves in the 18 ...

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Four civilians injured by army projectile in North Sinai

Four people were injured Friday after a mortar round landed on a family home during an armed stand-off between Egyptian forces and militants in ...

Egyptian security forces raid Morsi's hometown

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Egyptian security forces raid Morsi's hometown

Egyptian authorities carried out a dawn raid on the hometown of deposed President Mohamed Morsi Tuesday, arresting several people ...

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Oil producers mull output freeze in Qatar meeting

Major oil producers - excluding Iran - met in Qatar on Sunday to discuss a deal on capping production to tackle low oil prices.

Saeed al-Owairan and Saudi football's most famous goal

Olly Hogben

Saeed al-Owairan and Saudi football's most famous goal

In-depth: A look back at Saudi Arabia’s 1994 World Cup campaign and the goal that defined the legacy of 'the golden generation'.

Houthi-Saudi talks: Time for peace in Yemen?

Karim Traboulsi

Houthi-Saudi talks: Time for peace in Yemen?

A Yemeni delegation has visited Saudi Arabia to negotiate a truce in the border region - could this be the start of a serious peace process to ...

Arab nationalism and autocracy; Heikal's mixed legacy

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Arab nationalism and autocracy; Heikal's mixed legacy

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, a confidant of Gamal Abdul Nasser and one of Egypt's most prolific journalists, has died in Egypt, leaving ...

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