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Football boots of Mo Salah - 'the Egyptian king' - have gone on display among the British Museum's pharaonic collections as Salah-mania grips the UK and beyond.

Al-Ahly's Ultras fan group has disbanded weeks after reports of clashes between its members and Egyptian security forces.

World Cup-bound Saudi referee red carded following bribery charges

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World Cup-bound Saudi referee red carded following bribery charges

Saudi Arabia has banned a referee for life over bribery charges, despite Fahad al-Mirdasi due to appear in the World Cup next month.

Nakba survivors tell their stories in Gaza

Rami Almeghari

Nakba survivors tell their stories in Gaza

In-depth: 'We will one day return to our homes,' say elderly Palestinians after 70 years of displacement.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh: Iran's other lethal weapon

Uri Levy

Alireza Jahanbakhsh: Iran's other lethal weapon

Iran is poised to kick off the World Cup with its European club stars shining brightly, writes Uri Levy.

Uri Levy

Mo Salah breaks Premier League record

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

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Riyadh condemns World Cup 'Saudi beer' after backlash

Saudi Arabia has condemned a German brewery for producing "offensive" beer bearing the conservative kingdom's flag after a social media backlash.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Turan banned for 16 games over referee attack

Turkish football star Arda Turan has been banned for 16 games after shoving and abusing a referee.

Anthony Harwood

Betraying Morocco, Saudis back Trump for World Cup 2026

Comment: Saudi Arabia's support for the US-led bid for the 2026 World Cup over that of its Arab neighbour, Morocco, tells of new and broken ...

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

James M. Dorsey

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

Comment: Saudi Arabia's hardline religious conservatives have traditionally thwarted the quest for knowledge in astronomy because it threatens ...

Uri Levy

Salah's plane sailing: This week in Middle East football

Let's hope the row over using Salah's image on an Egyptian jet doesn't derail his season.

Egypt officials apologise to footballer Salah for image scandal

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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 ...

Egypt puts ex-<em>football</em> star Aboutrika back on terror list

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Egypt puts ex-football star Aboutrika back on terror list

An Egyptian court has put a former football star on a 'terror list' for an additional five years over accusations he financed the ...

Trump seeks African support for US World Cup bid

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Trump seeks African support for US World Cup bid

Trump urges support for the US to host the 2026 World Cup, in a move that some say could give the upper hand to Morocco's bid.

Boycott Russia's 'War Cup', say Syria activists

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Boycott Russia's 'War Cup', say Syria activists

A group of Syria activists have picketed English Premiership football matches, asking football fans to boycott the upcoming ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump threatens countries backing Morocco World Cup bid

US President Donald Trump has threatened to withhold support from nations that fail to back the US-led bid to host the 2026 World Cup in favour of Morocco's offer.

The New Arab

Flash floods knock down part of Israel's 'apartheid wall'

Flash floods have knocked down part of Israel's controversial separation wall, as deadly heavy rainfall hits the region, news website Arab48 has ...

The New Arab

Mo Salah 'to be rewarded with land in Mecca'

Mecca's council have announced they will award the fast-becoming Liverpool legend with land or a mosque in Islam's holy city, calling Salah 'a ...

The New Arab

Iranian popstars enlist men against stadium female-attendance ban

The song was released as part of a campaign by a coalition of human rights groups calling on FIFA to put pressure on Iran.

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East <em>football</em>

Uri Levy

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East football

Football clubs in the Middle East are winding down after a grueling 2017-18 campaign, with some surprise teams among the familiar names ...

James M. Dorsey

Bangladesh looks to Saudi Arabia in twist of irony

Comment: Bangladesh is enlisting Saudi Arabia's help to help counter militant Islam, but the Gulf kingdom has yet to end to its own multiple ...

Qatar Airways becomes Roma's new shirt sponsor

The New Arab & agencies

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.

IS mass grave uncovered in Syria's Raqqa

The New Arab

IS mass grave uncovered in Syria's Raqqa

A mass grave containing dozens, possible hundreds of bodies has been uncovered in the Syrian city of Raqqa, where IS ruled for more than three ...

Liverpool's Mo Salah is being exploited by Sisi's regime

Amelia Smith

Liverpool's Mo Salah is being exploited by Sisi's regime

Comment: The Premier League star's charitable efforts are helping fuel a propaganda campaign benefiting a corrupt president, writes Amelia ...

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