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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.

Tony Blair consultancy firm 'working with Saudi government'

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Tony Blair consultancy firm 'working with Saudi government'

Tony Blair's consultancy firm is working with the Saudi government, according a report in UK press.

The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

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The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week includes a look into the causes of the most recent unrest, while Iraqi officials get sent to ...

Pakistan authorities target Nawaz Sharif's party days before election

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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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Israel blocks scientist's committee appointment due to 'anti-occupation stance'

Israel's Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis blocked the appointment of leading Israeli scientist Yael Amitai for her stance against the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

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Saad Hariri set to continue as Lebanon prime minister

Outgoing Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri is expected to retain his post, as the country forms a new government.

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Russia World Cup 'tainted by Syrian blood'

The Syrian Network for Human Rights has released a report documenting the most egregious Russian crimes in the Syrian war, ahead of the World ...

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Scandal-struck former Malaysia PM barred from travel

Malaysia bars Najib Razak from travel after the former prime minister announced he would be leaving the country for a 'break'.

Iraq elections: Meet the contenders

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Iraq elections: Meet the contenders

With Iraqis expected to vote in some new faces and unusual alliances, who exactly are the main contenders for Baghdad's 329 parliamentary seats?

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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 World Cup ...

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 ...

Egyptian star Mo Salah edges closer to Liverpool record

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Egyptian star Mo Salah edges closer to Liverpool record

Mo Salah scored two goals for Liverpool and made two assists, as the English team managed a surprise 5-2 win against Italian side Roma.

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.

Egyptian star Mo Salah hits another record at Liverpool

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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.

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The Iraq Report: 15 years of failure

Far from spreading seeds of democracy, the US-led invasion of Iraq, 15 years ago, allowed dangerous forces to supplant the previous Baathist dictatorship.

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Liverpool fans' new Mo Salah song goes viral

The Anfield faithful have already created two chants in honour of Salah, with the latest addition - a reworking of Dodgy's 1996 tune 'Good ...

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63 Israeli teenagers publicly refuse to serve in army

"We have decided not to take part in the occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people," Israeli teenagers stated in open letter to ...

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The Iraq Report: Kurdistan in turmoil

This week in Iraq: Kurdish politicians are being blamed for an ongoing and deep economic crisis, leading to deadly protests and the resignations ...

Egypt's Salah voted BBC African Footballer of the Year

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Egypt's Salah voted BBC African Footballer of the Year

Egypt's Mohamed Salah was named the BBC's African footballer of the year on Monday following a record number of votes.

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah makes history with goal-scoring record

Liverpool's Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah netted two goals in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Southampton making him the Premiership's top scorer ...

Lebanon's Hizballah accuses Saudi Arabia of holding Hariri hostage Lebanon's Hizballah accuses Saudi Arabia of holding Hariri hostage

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Lebanon's Hizballah accuses Saudi Arabia of holding Hariri hostage

Chief of Lebanon's Hizballah movement Hassan Nasrallah has accused of Saudi Arabia of detaining Saad Hariri since his resignation, and asking ...

Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

Paul Iddon

Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

Analysis: Sadr may yet be able to use his clout to build bridges with Sunni communities, while urging Riyadh to end its crackdown on Saudi Shia ...

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Michael Duffy

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Comment: While the military victory against IS in Mosul is complete, the conditions that facilitated their return are still firmly in place, ...

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