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The veteran Swede is poised to take the Lions of Mesopotamia to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after an improved offer was approved by Iraq's Football Association.

Comment: Until France treats its migrants, Muslims and people of colour as equals, they have every right to call this victory their own, writes Malia Bouattia.

Slovakia ultra-right leader visits Syria, backs Assad regime

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Slovakia ultra-right leader visits Syria, backs Assad regime

Syrian state media have reported that Marian Kotleba, leader of the far-right People's Party-Our Slovakia, has given his support to Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Salah attends Egypt World Cup training

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Salah attends Egypt World Cup training

Egypt star Mo Salah reportedly attended team training in Cairo on Saturday but did not participate.

Mo Salah breaks Premier League record

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Mo Salah breaks Premier League record

The kid from Nagib is now European football's brightest star

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Egypt officials apologise to footballer Salah for image scandal

The head of Egypt's football association has finally apologised to star Mohamed Salah for a dispute over image rights, showing the power of the 25-year-old Liverpool winger.

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Egyptian star Mo Salah edges closer to Liverpool record

Mo Salah scored two goals for Liverpool and made two assists, as the English team managed a surprise 5-2 win against Italian side Roma.

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Qatar Airways becomes Roma's new shirt sponsor

The announcement comes one day before Roma plays in the Champions League semi-final, one of Roma's biggest games in decades.

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Iraqi Roma school reopens 14 years after destruction

Over a decade after its destruction at the hands of arms Islamists, a village school for Iraqi Roma children has reopened.

Italy's populists storm to centre stage in general elections

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Italy's populists storm to centre stage in general elections

Another boost for far-right and populist parties in Europe has been made, with right-wing parties achieving sweeping successes in Italy's ...

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Liverpool fans' new Mo Salah song goes viral

The Anfield faithful have already created two chants in honour of Salah, with the latest addition - a reworking of Dodgy's 1996 tune 'Good ...

Egypt's Salah voted BBC African Footballer of the Year

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Egypt's Salah voted BBC African Footballer of the Year

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

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 ...

Philippine president 'wants to eat IS militants alive'

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Philippine president 'wants to eat IS militants alive'

Perhaps President Rodrigo Duterte would like some fava beans and a nice chianti?

Salah coming to Liverpool 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.

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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 most expensive signing.

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: El-Hadary takes Egypt to the final

Burkina Faso dominated much of the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final, but Egypt managed to secure its position in the final on penalty shoot-outs ...

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Egypt beats Morocco, breaking 31-year curse

In the last quarter final match of the Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco and Egypt met for an All Arab derby, which concluded with a precious ...

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Football legend's 'terrorism' verdict upsets Egypt performance

Another disappointing display for North African teams in this year's AFCON, but Egypt's performance could have been impacted by the furor over a ...

Romania criticised for trafficking children refugees and <em>Roma</em>

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Romania criticised for trafficking children refugees and Roma

Child trafficking victims in Romania - including refugees - have significantly increased, a report has revealed

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Bulgaria becomes the latest European country to ban niqab

Following niqab bans in France and Belgium, Bulgaria's parliament has passed a law making it illegal for facial coverings to be worn in public ...

European leader says Islam 'has no place in Slovakia'

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European leader says Islam 'has no place in Slovakia'

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico said that his country will never accept Islam, and attacked EU requests to host Syrian refugees.

England imports more of the Arab world's premier footballers

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England imports more of the Arab world's premier footballers

London-based football club Arsenal have signed Egyptian Olympic footballer Mohammed Elneny, the latest Arab player to take part in top-flight ...

Germany steps up deportation of failed asylum-seekers

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Germany steps up deportation of failed asylum-seekers

Germany has escalated its efforts to deport failed asylum seekers as an increasing number of refugees continue to pour into the country.

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