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June 28, 2016

Hatem Ben Arfa
20:38 GMT
The 29-year-old is a free agent after leaving Nice and was keen on a move to Paris Saint-Germain, although the French champions have not tabled an offer
Raha Moharrak (Photo: CNN)
15:25 GMT
Having been a curious child, Raha Moharrak always dreamed of having chal- lenging adventures and seeing the world. She graduated...
Ramadan Sobhi
14:46 GMT
English Premier League side Stoke City have upped their bid to sign Ahly's prodigy Ramadan Sobhi, the teenager's agent Nader Shawky said on Sunday.
Femi Ogunode
12:01 GMT
With less than 40 days to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Qatar’s talented Athletics track team are in the final stages of their intense training for Olympic glory.
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11:44 GMT
Published today in the British Dental Journal, the survey looked at 160 children in four schools across South Wales and concluded that children are...

June 27, 2016

Serena Williams
19:41 GMT
International stars from the world of tennis, celebrity and fashion came together to celebrate the 11th annual WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party presented by Dubai Duty Free at The Roof Gardens, Kensington.
Photo: gdnonline.com
17:21 GMT
The Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation was officially declared today, with Col. Khalid Abdulaziz Al Khayyat named as the first president of the new board of directors.
Amina Rouba
17:06 GMT
Algerian rowers Amina Rouba and Sid Ali Boudina, qualified for Rio Olympic Games (5-21 August 2016) separately continued their preparation abroad, the Algerian Federation of Rowing and Canoeing (FASACK) said.
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15:48 GMT
Athletes in Bahrain and the region face a different kind of challenge when training in Ramadan, according to experts. Gruelling 15-hour fasts dramatically cut into the time usually spent training or focusing on healthy nutrition.
Adel Hussain Abdulla (Photo: eurosport)
15:09 GMT
Nissan Middle East and Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co., its exclusive dealer in Qatar, extended their commitment and support to Qatari rally drive Adel Hussain...
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup logo
09:09 GMT
Work is under way at the King Abdullah II International Stadium as Jordan prepares to host the biggest sporting event in its history, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) said on Saturday.

June 26, 2016

Hakan Erseker, the first Qatari boxer to qualify for the Olympics (Photo: Gulf Times)
15:40 GMT
Hakan Erseker made history yesterday by becoming the first Qatari boxer to qualify for the Olympics at the AIBA World Olympic qualification event that concluded in Baku, Azerbaijan, yesterday.
Ramadan Sobhi (Photo: mercatooo.com)
10:06 GMT
Ramadan Sobhi, who can operate as a winger or playmaker, came under the spotlight this season after his outstanding performances with the Cairo giants and the Egyptian national team
Emad Meteb (Photo: filgoal.com)
09:38 GMT
Meteb says leaving Ahly is impossible;; club president hails the vice-captain assuring he is staying next season
It was honours even for runners from Morocco andEthiopia at the 10km road race held as part of the FourthNad Al Sheba (NAS) Ramadan Sports Tournament (Photo: DSC)
09:33 GMT
Winners record fast times in NAS Ramadan Sports Tournament
Germany and Qatar’s Aspire Academy Score with Real-Time Analytics (Photo: mediavataarme.com)
09:08 GMT
Real-time technology is changing the game for global sporting leaders, including Germany at Euro 2016 and Aspire Academy in Qatar.

June 23, 2016

Hossein Bagheri (Photo: irissf.ir)
17:18 GMT
Israeli shooter Sergey Richter claimed a bronze medal in the 10-meter air rifle competition at the World Cup event in Baku, Azerbaijan on Thursday, but the medal ceremony would overshadow his success.
Egypt national football team
14:53 GMT
Egypt's complaint against a special FIFA ranking issued on 8 June rejected by the world governing body
Kuwait's flagbearer Fehaid Aldeehani leads his delegation as they parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Olympic Stadium in London on July 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON
CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP
10:01 GMT
Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said the State of Kuwait is taking the International Olympic Committee to the...
Hajer Al Umairi (Photo: newsofbahrain.com)
09:52 GMT
Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) board member, Bahrain Table Tennis Associaiton...
Mohamed Essam El-Din (Photo: Daily News Egypt)
09:45 GMT
It takes a lot of guts to take a gap-year during university, especially in Egypt, where maintaining a consistent track-record during one’s education is seen as a necessity for success. But that did not stop Mohamed Essam El-Din from breaking this taboo...

June 22, 2016

Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla
16:04 GMT
Spanish police said they had arrested a Qatari athlete Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking that has already seen one of the world’s top coaches taken into custody.
Mohsen Al-Dohaileb (Photo: eshraqlife.ne)
15:49 GMT
Saudi weightlifter Mohsen Al-Dohaileb has qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics. He will compete in the Men’s 69 kg event.
Mostafa Fathi (Photo: zamalek.tv)
15:07 GMT
Zamalek are reportedly asking for at least 4 millions euros for Fathi
Obeid Jumaa (Photo: Qatar News Agency)
05:17 GMT
Former Qatar international Obeid Jumaa believes that tournaments such as the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)-sponsored Al Rayyan Futsal Championship will help enhance the football skills of Qatari children.
Chairman of Kuwait Disabled Sports Club (KDSC) Shafi Al-Hajri (Photo: kuna.net.kw)
05:04 GMT
President of Kuwait Disabled Sports Club Shafi Al- Hajiri said the change of the name of the Public Disabled Authority to Public Authority of those with special needs is something dangerous...

June 21, 2016

Sofiane Boufal @squawka
19:50 GMT
ANALYSIS: All you need to know about Sofiane Boufal, top Chelsea and Arsenal target - http://sqwk.at/BoufalBio
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19:39 GMT
Gold Medal nominee Hussein Abdulla Ayyad believes Bahrain MMA National team is ready to shock the world at this year’s IMMAF Amateur World Championships in Las Vegas.
Mohamed Abu Treika
19:05 GMT
The Administrative Court canceled on Tuesday a former judicial decision to freeze the funds of Mohamed Abu Treika, a former Al-Ahly player and business partner of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Photo: Muscat Daily
10:30 GMT
A new star on the sultanate’s football horizon seems to be emerging with a 21 year old making history by becoming the first Omani to sign a deal with a Spanish club on Sunday.
Of this total 344 are in custody, 27 were handed immediate jail sentences and 25 others (mostly Russian nationals) were deported
10:14 GMT
More than 500 people have been arrested since the start of the Euro 2016 football tournament 11 days ago, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve confirmed Monday.
Hajer Al Umairi (Photo: albiladpress.com)
09:52 GMT
Bahraini runner, Hajer Al Umairi has made a personal achievement by qualifying to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 after winning the 100-meter race at the Bulgarian athletic meeting.

June 20, 2016

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17:12 GMT
Women's team ASF du Sahel have preserved their title as Tunisia's football champion (2015/2016), after beating Tunisair Club 4-2, in the final played Sunday in Tunis.
Sofiane Boufal
16:42 GMT
The 22-year-old is in high demand, with his representative having already met with Barcelona, but he has suggested Antonio Conte is also keen to sign the wideman
The national Iranian men’s basketball team (Photo: presstv.ir)
15:23 GMT
Iran will take part at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament after winning two titles in WABA and Challenge Cup.
Television screenshot of the Algerian fans invade the pitch during the game against Sundowns in the CAF Champions League on Sunday
14:57 GMT
ES Setif of Algeria home game against Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in the CAF Champions League group stage was called off on Sunday after Algerian fans invaded the pitch.
Essam El-Hadary
14:45 GMT
"I'm happy because it's something we've all worked towards, though it's only normal we should qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations...

June 19, 2016

Alaeddin Ghasoun
13:58 GMT
Participation in the tournament was a precondition in qualifying for the upcoming 2016 Olympic games that will take place in August in Rio de Janeiro.
A security guard and his dog inspect a fan ahead of the Euro 2016 group E football match between Belgium and Ireland at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux on June 18, 2016.
NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP
12:46 GMT
Three men have been charged in Belgium with attempted murder linked to terrorism after a series of overnight police raids amid heightened security three months after the attacks in the city that killed 32 people.
Euro 2016 and Copa Centenario dominating the sports pages’ headlines
12:39 GMT
Level of competitiveness in European competition a big draw for many
Photo: Qatar News Agency
01:11 GMT
The Asian Football Confederation AFC and Aspetar resolved to close a knowledge gap in promoting the most popular game on the continent.
The New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues skate in front of a dasher board advertising the betting website DraftKings at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2015 in New York City. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP
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00:52 GMT
Fantasy sports moved a step closer to being legal in New York on Saturday when lawmakers approved the daily and season-long games, clearing a path for FanDuel, DraftKings and others to offer them to millions of players in the state.

June 18, 2016

Belgian media suggest an attack was being planned in Brussels, possibly on fan zones
16:11 GMT
Three months after bombers caused carnage in Brussels in the name of political Islam, Belgian police have arrested 12 suspects in a major overnight operation – it’s thought over security alerts linked to the Euro 2016 football tournament.
The state has delayed some pension and salary payments since late last year, also closing schools and medical facilities that lacked vital supplies
16:04 GMT
The Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has declared a financial "calamity," and acknowledged problems in "honouring commitments" of the Olympic Games scheduled to begin August 5.

June 17, 2016

Zidane still regards the 23-year-old as a key piece of his plan for the future
14:32 GMT
The France international has seen his name linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, and though the player is keen for more opportunities, he is unlikely to be sold.
Kallen said UEFA is working well together with French organizers and authorities
14:29 GMT
UEFA is very satisfied with improved security at Euro 2016 stadiums and cities in the wake last weekend's trouble in Marseille, the ruling body said on Friday.
Egypt have not reached football's world’s most prestigious showpiece since making the last of their two appearances in 1990
13:39 GMT
Egypt had filed a complaint to the world football governing body protesting the June rankings

June 16, 2016

There were also binational patrols at airports and cross-border trains. Around 3,000 travel bans were enforced before the tournament thanks to international data
17:31 GMT
The French ambassador to Germany Thursday rejected criticism of Euro 2016 policing including claims of poor communication with international colleagues.
Yusra Mardini
17:23 GMT
Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini, who has been picked for a 10-strong team of refugees for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, admitted Thursday that she had huge problems owing a media hype around her.
Thomas Bach
17:17 GMT
Rio 2016 Olympic medals are presented during a ceremony at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday.
Mohammed al Nabhani
04:57 GMT
After a gap of two years, the Nabhani siblings - Khalid and Mohammed – will make a return to the national team and will lead Oman's challenge at the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group IV tournament that will be held in Amman, Jordan from July 13-16.
View of the athletes Olympic Village during its inauguration for the Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 15, 2016.
BETH SANTOS / AFP
04:20 GMT
Organizers of the 2016 Summer Games inaugurated the event's Olympic Village on Wednesday in Rio de Janiero, Brazil's Sport Ministry said.

June 15, 2016

Iranian female sports shooter Golnoush Sebghatollahi (Photo: presstv.ir)
16:46 GMT
Iran’s female sports shooter Golnoush Sebghatollahi has collected a silver medal at the Olympic Games Training Camp in France.
Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum presided over the meeting of the Executive Board to take stock of the UAE athletes’ preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics (Gulf Sport)
14:28 GMT
NOC president confident Emirati sportspersons can be competitive on world stage
Shehab Essam (Photo: squashegypt.com)
09:02 GMT
Throughout the 2016 Madeira International Squash Tournament, which took place in Funchal, Portugal, Egyptian squash player Shehab Essam displayed an excellent performance.
The number of Zika infections in Brazil has dropped sharply in recent months, the country's health minister said Friday.
04:52 GMT
Athletes and fans should travel to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as planned despite the Zika outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, countering calls for delaying or relocating the Summer Games.
Hana Moataz (Photo: akhbarak.net)
04:46 GMT
Egyptian female squash player Hana Moataz won the Grand Sport Armenia 1st Challenger 5 2016, celebrated in the Armenian capital of Yerevan.