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After three years without international football due to terrorism and politics, Pakistan's national team has brought some pride to their country and fans.

Saddam Hussein football chant sparks Algeria-Iraq diplomatic crisis

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Saddam Hussein football chant sparks Algeria-Iraq diplomatic crisis

Algerian football fans have sparked a minor diplomatic crisis with Iraq after the terraces erupted with chants praising former leader Saddam Hussein and sectarian insults during a match.

Party cups as gas masks: Idlib civilians prepare

Khalil Ashawi and Lisa Barrington

Party cups as gas masks: Idlib civilians prepare

Around three million people live in the rebel stronghold in northwest Syria, report Khalil Ashawi and Lisa Barrington.

Katanec heads Iraq: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Katanec heads Iraq: This week in Middle East football

A Slovenian football superstar has been signed up as the head coach of the Lions of Mesopotamia in a three-year contract thought to be worth ...

The New Arab

Qatar becomes first GCC state offering expats permanent residence

In a landmark move to improve workers' rights, Qatar said it would grant up to 100 permanent residencies to non-GCC expats a year.

Anthony Harwood

Migrant workers celebrate landmark Qatari labour reform

Foreign workers will now be allowed to leave the country without requiring their employer's permission.

Ruqaya Izzidien

The British are failing to integrate in Spain

Comment: Ruqaya Izzidien takes a satirical look at Brits who fail to integrate abroad.

Sam Hamad

Sisi reminds Salah who's really King of Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime's treatment of Salah is designed to take him down a peg or two, and reiterate that he's their property, writes Sam ...

Breaking boundaries with Iranian women's football coach Katayoun Khosrowyar

The New Arab

Breaking boundaries with Iranian women's football coach Katayoun Khosrowyar

The New Arab Meets: Katayoun Khosrowyar, an aspiring young coach, who has become a warrior for women's rights to play football as they wish.

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Egypt football official denies threatening Mo Salah on Twitter

A leading Egyptian football official has denied having any social media presence after a Twitter account under his name made threats against ...

Mo Salah's mother threatened by Egyptian FA official

The New Arab

Mo Salah's mother threatened by Egyptian FA official

A senior Egypt FA official 'reminded' Salah that his mother still lives in the country, in the latest escalation of anger following a disastrous ...

Palestinian football chief vows to fight FIFA ban

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian football chief vows to fight FIFA ban

Palestine's football chief said he would appeal a year-long ban by FIFA, after he made calls for fans to boycott Argentine star Lionel Messi.

Premier League taking action against Saudi's Arabsat over piracy

The New Arab

Premier League taking action against Saudi's Arabsat over piracy

The Premier League is to take legal action against those involved in a piracy operation to illegally broadcast football matches in Saudi Arabia, ...

Banned in Palestine: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Banned in Palestine: This week in Middle East football

Palestinian FA President Jibril Rajoub's ban by FIFA has cast a shadow over the new season in the occupied territories.

Mohamed ElMeshad

Pyramids FC: Saudi money brings cultural colonisation to Egypt

Comment: Saudi Arabia's economic imperialism on the football field is a danger to Egypt's cultural sovereignty, writes Mohamed ElMeshad.

The New Arab

Cricket hero Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan PM

Imran Khan has been sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister, ending decades of rotating leadership between two parties.

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Comment: Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan hopes to avoid taking sides in the divisive politics of the Gulf region, but that's no easy ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt’s legendary goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary retires from international football

The 45-year-old footballer was the oldest ever soccer player to play in a World Cup match.

Pyramids FC: Meet Cairo's new mega-club

Uri Levy

Pyramids FC: Meet Cairo's new mega-club

How can a brand new Egyptian team be in the same spending leagues as AC Milan, Marseille, Porto and a host of Chinese clubs? Meet Pyramids FC...

Uri Levy

Sven to coach Iraq's national football team?

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 ...

Ahed Tamimi: No regrets after release from Israeli prison

The New Arab & agencies

Ahed Tamimi: No regrets after release from Israeli prison

Following her release, Ahed Tamimi said she didn't do anything wrong that she regrets, and that her life has changed a lot.

Iran superstar heads to the premiership in record fee

Uri Levy

Iran superstar heads to the premiership in record fee

The most expensive Iranian player of all time is heading for England's Premier League with Brighton and Hove Albion.

Pakistan's Imran Khan falls short of election majority: commission Pakistan's Imran Khan falls short of election majority: commission

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan's Imran Khan falls short of election majority: commission

The country's Election Commission released an official tally on Friday, a day after Khan declared victory in a vote marred by rigging ...

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