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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.

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

Mo Salah 'to be rewarded with land in Mecca'

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 wonderful representative of Islam in Britain'.

Mo Salah first Egyptian to win English player's award

The New Arab

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.

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, ...

The New Arab

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 ...

Anthony Harwood

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 ...

Eyes on Morocco: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

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.

The New Arab & agencies

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

The New Arab

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 ...

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Tom Charles

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Comment: Moving up the regional league table will be tough with rulers known for foul play, writes Tom Charles.

NBA removes 'Palestine' wording after bowing to Israeli pressure

The New Arab & agencies

NBA removes 'Palestine' wording after bowing to Israeli pressure

Israeli sports minister Miri Regev had sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver calling Palestine 'an imaginary state'.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

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.

Uri Levy

Heartbreak and golden-boys: This week in Middle East football

In the Asian Championship League, Arabs received heartbreaking news this week with Al-Hilal's dramatic loss, but on the other side of ...

The New Arab

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 ...

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 ...

Egypt’s football fans persist with their battle over stadiums

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 ...

Hola, Saudi Arabia: This week in Middle East football

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.

For the love of the game

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, ...

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