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A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem on Sunday, amid unrest over the White House's declaration of the city as Israel's capital.

In the Asian Championship League, Arabs received heartbreaking news this week with Al-Hilal's dramatic loss, but on the other side of the world, Egyptian golden boy Mohammad Salah is compensating.

Hariri 'to travel to Egypt' before Lebanon visit

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Hariri 'to travel to Egypt' before Lebanon visit

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri who resigned in Saudi Arabia under mysterious conditions, will fly out to Cairo before a visit to Beirut, his party have said.

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Ben Jacobs

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, ...

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

Uri Levy

Champions of Africa: This week in Middle East football

Moroccans celebrated late into the night as Wydad Casablanca defied naysayers and thumped Egypt's al-Ahly in Africa's premier continental football tournament.

Jo Schietti

Egypt’s football fans persist with their battle over stadiums

In-depth: After Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup, parliamentarians have called on President Sisi to allow 'Ultras' football fans to attend ...

Uri Levy

Hola, Saudi Arabia: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Saudi Arabia is hoping a stint for its national players in Spanish teams will help its World Cup chances, writes Uri Levy.

Gehad Quisay

For the love of the game

Comment: Unlike Mubarak before him, Sisi can't use football as a PR tool, but the regime can still exploit it to rally blinding patriotism, ...

Morocco's Abdelhamid Sabiri joins the <em>Premier</em> <em>League</em>

Uri Levy

Morocco's Abdelhamid Sabiri joins the Premier League

This 20-year-old striker is a little-known talent that has yet to play in any international or top-level matches, notes Uri Levy.

Uri Levy

Bidding wars: This week in Middle East football

Morocco has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2026 World Cup, but face a challenge from a US-Canada-Mexico super-bloc who want to bring ...

#NoBan4OurPlayers: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

#NoBan4OurPlayers: This week in Middle East football

While Iranian authorities mulled over whether two national team players deserved a lifetime ban, Western media outlets jumped the gun and ...

Saudi Arabia blocks Paypal 'to close Qatar sports-channel loophole'

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia blocks Paypal 'to close Qatar sports-channel loophole'

Saudis have taken to social media to complain that online payment service PayPal has been blocked in the kingdom amid allegations the move was ...

Chaos and cups: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Chaos and cups: This week in Middle East football

Blog: A tempestuous end to the Arab Club Championship, Iranian players facing social media enmity over playing Israelis and the Palestine Cup ...

Let women watch: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Let women watch: This week in Middle East football

Blog: The finals of the Arab Club Championship are almost here, while in Iran, the campaign to allow women enter sports stadiums takes a giant ...

The New Arab

Football star Mahrez spotted in barefoot kick-about in Algeria

The Leicester City ace enjoyed a relaxing kick about in Algeria as speculation buzzes over his future at the former English Premier League winning club.

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia blocks Qatari-owned BeIN sports channel

Qatar's BeIN Sports channel, formerly known as al-Jazeera Sports, was blocked from broadcasting in Saudi Arabia on Monday, amid an ongoing ...

Uri Levy

Women taking charge: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Fatiha Jarmouni acted as lineswoman in a Moroccan first division match, a rarity for the region, writes Uri Levy

Jerusalem to Doha: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Jerusalem to Doha: This week in Middle East football

Catch up on the most important developments in Middle Eastern football this week

Joe Odell

Britain must speak up on UAE's human rights violations

Comment: Post-Brexit, the UK is looking to increase its trading relationship with the UAE, and has failed to condemn recent escalating ...

No disguise: Trudeau's feel-good tweets and hugs for Syrians

Antonia Zerbisias

No disguise: Trudeau's feel-good tweets and hugs for Syrians

Comment: Trudeau may be cashing in on Canada's refugee-friendly image, but racism and Islamophobia are never far away, writes Antonia Zerbisias.

Royals and underdogs: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Royals and underdogs: This week in Middle East football

Blog: The opening of April officially took Middle Eastern football into the season's closing moments, writes Uri Levy.

Balls and brawls: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Balls and brawls: This week in Middle East football

Blog: A return to club football after the international break brings Al-Ahli's first trophy of the season, and chaos in Amman, writes Uri Levy.

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