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When Saudi Arabia hosted Batistuta, Caniggia and Co.

  • LONDON: Twenty-five years ago this week, over the course of five muggy days in October 1992, a collection of some of the globe’s leading players turned out for their countries in territory familiar to neither them nor the international footballing community....
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“You destroy, we rebuild“: a builder’s life in war-torn Syria

  • BEIRUT: When builder Abu Salem repairs a shell hole in a house in rebel-held southern Syria, he knows it might not be the last job he does on the structure.“There is a chance the buildings will be hit again,” he told Reuters. “But in the short term people should be able to take refuge in their...
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“World’s largest book sale” comes to Middle East at giant hangar in Dubai

  • DUBAI: A gargantuan touring book sale that touts itself as the world’s largest is making its first stop in the Middle East, filling a huge hangar in Dubai with stacks of 3 million discounted books, open around the clock.The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, launched in Kuala Lumpur in 2009, has since...
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“What Assad did is terrible,” says Trump as he mulls Syrian military intervention

  • WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump told members of Congress he is “considering military action in Syria,” after a suspected chemical attack that killed at least 83 people. Trump’s assertion, reported by CNN, came a day after he accused the Syrian regime of gassing its people and pledged tha...
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“The Unforgiven”: Qatar’s Al-Ghufran tribe members tell of loss and deportation

  • JEDDAH: How painful it must be for someone to find themselves barred overnight from entering their homeland, to find themselves stateless and homeless in a foreign country, or to be thrown into jail simply because they belong to a certain tribe. And how painful it must be to find out that ...
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“The Unforgiven”: Qatar’s Al-Ghufran tribe fights for justice — and right to citizenship

  • JEDDAH: In June, 1995, Qatar’s then Crown Prince Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani deposed his father, Sheikh Khalifa Al-Thani, the ruling emir, in a bloodless coup. Sheikh Khalifa was outside the country when the overthrow took place, and the crown prince quickly gained the allegiance of oth...
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“The Unforgiven”: Qatar’s Al-Ghufran expulsions termed ‘breach of human rights’

  • JEDDAH: Qatar’s regime is inhumanely targeting the Al-Ghufran clan, a member of the larger Al-Murra tribe, for its failure to support a coup staged by the current ruler’s father more than two decades ago, a leading human rights and civil liberties lawyer has told Arab News. UK-based lawyer Am...
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“The Unforgiven”: Arab News investigates the plight of Qatar’s Al-Ghufran tribe

  • RIYADH: The plight of the Qatari Al-Ghufran clan is the subject of Arab News’ week-long coverage which begins October 7. The Arab News special, titled “The Unforgiven: Persecution of Qatar’s Al-Ghufran Tribe,” will feature a three-part print and web presentation that focuses on the history, h...
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“The Unforgiven”: Al-Ghufran families ‘arbitrarily stripped of Qatari citizenship,’ HRW says

  • LONDON: Members of the Al-Ghufran clan are being deprived of key human rights by the Qatari government, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) statement released on Sunday. Some members of the clan remain stateless and are consistently denied their rights to work, access to health care, educ...
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“The House of Gucci” author discusses her book ahead of Dubai visit

  • DUBAI: The American author and journalist Sara Gay Forden describes her first and only book as a late bloomer. “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed” was a hard-sell as it faced rejections from publishing houses. Nevertheless, she managed to publis...
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