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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...

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

Imran Khan declares victory in controversial Pakistan election

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Imran Khan declares victory in controversial Pakistan election

Cricket hero turned politician Imran Khan claimed victory in an election that saw hundreds of thousands of security personnel and police stationed at polls.

Dozens killed in suicide blast on Pakistan polling station

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Dozens killed in suicide blast on Pakistan polling station

The attack in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta was claimed by the Islamic State group through its official Amaq news agency.

Military fans out across Pakistan ahead of 'acrimonious' elections

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Military fans out across Pakistan ahead of 'acrimonious' elections

Activists and think tanks have widely decried a "silent coup" by the generals.

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Pakistan authorities target Nawaz Sharif's party days before election

Authorities are clamping down on the part of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, days before elections are due to take place in Pakistan.

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Hardliners rejoice and NGOs mourn: EU agrees migrant response

The EU deal has caused mixed reaction with hardliners welcoming the move and NGOs slamming the decision as 'demonising' rescuers.

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Love for Salah offers refuge from World Cup exit

Egypt's disappointing World Cup run plunged a nation already fatigued by economic hardship and political woes deeper into misery.

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Spain v Morocco

Don't miss a moment in Russia2018 as Spain and Morocco battle it out in Group B. Keep refreshing this page for updates.

Footballer Mousa al-Taamari signs for APOEL Nicosia

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Footballer Mousa al-Taamari signs for APOEL Nicosia

'The Jordanian Salah' is one of the hottest prospects in Middle Eastern football.

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Egypt's Mo Salah 'will play at World Cup'

Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah will likely take part in the upcoming World Cup, the country's sports minister has said, quelling fears a ...

Mo Salah's boots get a spot in British Museum

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Mo Salah's boots get a spot in British Museum

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

Mo Salah breaks <em>Premier</em> <em>League</em> record

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Mo Salah breaks Premier League record

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

Mo Salah 'to be rewarded with land in Mecca'

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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 ...

Mo Salah first Egyptian to win English player's award

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Mo Salah first Egyptian to win English player's award

Liverpool's Mo Salah has won the English Premiership's players' player of the year award, becoming the first Egyptian to pick up the prize.

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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 Smith.

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Egyptian star Mo Salah hits another record at Liverpool

Egyptian football star Mo Salah has scored his 40th goal of the season, equaling a record of Liverpool legend Ian Rush.

Uri Levy

Talk of Cairo: This week in Middle East football

Egypt has taken centre stage in football, with Mo Salah continuing to increase his remarkable goal scoring tally while a new Egyptian star has ...

Uri Levy

Tragedy and joy in this week's Middle East football

Iraqi football, as with football across the whole region, is full of amazing stories, many of them are tragic, but others are hopeful and ...

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

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The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Comment: Britain is hoping for $42 billion worth of trade in the Gulf post-Brexit, and Qatar is to be a major part of that, writes Anthony ...

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Eyes on Morocco: This week in Middle East football

Morocco is shooting for the 2026 World Cup following an outstanding performance in the Championship of African Nations.

Italian gunman targets Africans in drive-by shooting spree Italian gunman targets Africans in drive-by shooting spree

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Italian gunman targets Africans in drive-by shooting spree

A lone Italian gunman wounded six African immigrants in a two-hour drive-by shooting spree on Saturday in a small Italian city

International transfer drama: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

International transfer drama: This week in Middle East football

In football, January means one thing - the international transfer window, which means rumours, names, speculation and fantasy.

British referee praised for pausing football during prayer call

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British referee praised for pausing football during prayer call

Football fans heap praise on British head of Saudi football refereeing after his 'respectful' gesture during a Saudi King's Cup game on ...

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