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An Israeli lawmaker has joined a Saudi-led campaign against Qatar, calling on football's governing body to cancel the 2022 World Cup being hosted by Doha.

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar means that that there will be a lot of pressure on QA as the sole Gulf-carrier amid the Christmas rush.

Putin declares summit with Trump 'very successful'

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Putin declares summit with Trump 'very successful'

Putin has praised the 'frank and business-like atmosphere' of the summit, saying that the talks with Trump were 'very successful'.

Saudi newspaper 'forgets' the next <em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> in Qatar

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Saudi newspaper 'forgets' the next World Cup in Qatar

The Saudi-led anti-Qatar agenda has spared nothing, from hajj to sports, with the World Cup the latest target of pro-Riyadh ...

Maradona: 'In my heart, I am Palestinian'

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Maradona: 'In my heart, I am Palestinian'

Football legend and longtime supporter of the Palestinian cause Diego Maradona has told PA President Mahmoud Abbas 'I am Palestinian' during a ...

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Russia hands over World Cup mantle to Qatar

Russia has officially passed the mantle of the World Cup host to Qatar as they prepare to host the 2022 tournament.

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#WorldCup2018: The Palestinian team that could have been

A visualisation of a Palestinian 'starting 11' highlights the brutal effect of Israeli occupation on talented young players.

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Abbas meets Putin, expresses concern over US decisions

The leaders discussed the Jerusalem embassy move and Trump's so-called "deal of the century".

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Riyadh welcomes FIFA action on World Cup pirate broadcasters

Saudi Arabia has welcomed FIFA's move towards legal action in the country over pirate broadcasters illegally showing World Cup ...

Qatar 2022 <em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> scheduled for winter, FIFA announces

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Qatar 2022 World Cup scheduled for winter, FIFA announces

Summer temperatures in the desert country can reach above 50 degrees centigrade.

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Egypt planning 2030 World Cup bid despite economic woes

Despite a severe austerity drive, Egypt wants to become the second African country to host the international football tournament.

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

Palestinians have clear favourite in Sweden-England match

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Palestinians have clear favourite in Sweden-England match

"I can't imagine a Palestinian supporting England, which created the Balfour Agreement, or not supporting the country that stood before the ...

'No decision' on Russian arms deal, says Qatar's emir

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'No decision' on Russian arms deal, says Qatar's emir

Saudi Arabia's King Salman previously wrote to French president Emmanuel Macron over his concerns about a potential Qatar-Russia arms deal.

Saudi Arabia-based channel beoutQ 'brazenly stealing' tennis broadcasts

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Saudi Arabia-based channel beoutQ 'brazenly stealing' tennis broadcasts

World tennis bodies have demanded the immediate closure of beoutQ, which has also been accused of illegally broadcasting World ...

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Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for poor World Cup performance

The head of the Egyptian football federation has blamed the poor performance of the national team during the World Cup in Russia on the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement.

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Egypt football-star apologises for selfie with Israeli fan

Former Egyptian football star Mohamed Aboutrika has apologised after he unwittingly took a photo with an Israeli fan during the World ...

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Israel accuses Hamas of targeting soldiers with dating apps

Israeli military intelligence accused Hamas hackers of creating a World Cup app and two online dating sites to tempt soldiers ...

Robert Springborg

Egypt's World Cup: A spectacular own goal for Sisi

Comment: Sisi's attempt to co-opt Mo Salah and the Egyptian team has had disastrous consequences for everyone, writes Robert Springborg.

Ramos vows to play Qatar 2022 'with white beard'

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Ramos vows to play Qatar 2022 'with white beard'

Spain Captain Sergio Ramos has said despite his country's World Cup this year, he will be at the next tournament in Qatar, ...

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Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia 'considering joint World Cup 2030 bid'

A Maghrebi Mondial in 2030? Algeria's sports minister hints at a shared World Cup with North African neighbours Tunisia and ...

Iran stopped Ronaldo's goal, now topple the government: Netanyahu

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Iran stopped Ronaldo's goal, now topple the government: Netanyahu

In his new unofficial role as a football pundit, Israel's prime minister attempted to pull on the heart strings of the Iranian people, in new ...

Tunisia <em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> reporter blocks Israel flag-wearing fans' photobomb

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Tunisia World Cup reporter blocks Israel flag-wearing fans' photobomb

A Tunisian reporter covering the World Cup in Russia has prevented football fans wearing Israeli flags from appearing on ...

Tunisia exits <em>World</em> <em>Cup</em> after 2-1 win over Panama

Uri Levy

Tunisia exits World Cup after 2-1 win over Panama

Blog: The Tunisians beat Panama 2-1 on the final day of the group stage action, giving them their second World Cup match win ...

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