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Arab dismay — and jokes — after mass World Cup exit

Arab dismay — and jokes — after mass World Cup exit

No-one expected Egypt, Morocco or Saudi Arabia to win the World Cup but for all three to crash out on the same day was a disaster for Arab football.

Opec strives for new deal as Iran still wary of output hike

Opec strives for new deal as Iran still wary of output hike

Opec's leader Saudi Arabia and Russia were trying on Thursday to convince fellow oil producers to raise output from July to meet rising global demand.

Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi air defences on Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen, state media reported, as a Riyadh-led military coalition intensifies an offensive to capture a strategic port.

Saudi World Cup team lands safely after mid-air wing fire

Saudi World Cup team lands safely after mid-air wing fire

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation said on Monday its national soccer team landed safely in the Russian city of Rostov after what it described as a minor technical fault in one of the engines.

Russia crush Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

Russia crush Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

The result equalled the best-ever in a World Cup opening game - Brazil beat Mexico 5-0 in Geneva in 1954.

Russia lead 2-0 at half-time of World Cup opener

Russia lead 2-0 at half-time of World Cup opener

Host nation Russia were in control at half-time against Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the 2018 World Cup on Thursday after taking a 2-0 lead.

World Cup kicks off in Russia, Putin opens tournament

World Cup kicks off in Russia, Putin opens tournament

Russia is spending more than $13bn on hosting football's showpiece, the most important event in the country since the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics.

World Cup pirates threatening future of sports broadcasting

World Cup pirates threatening future of sports broadcasting

The widespread piracy currently spreading throughout the Middle East has largely been ignored.

Russian World Cup bear finally ready to roar

Russian World Cup bear finally ready to roar

Hosts Russia, and Saudi Arabia are the two lowest-ranked teams at the tournament by some distance and they are both in dire form.

Saudi fans may miss watching World Cup match against Russia

Saudi fans may miss watching World Cup match against Russia

Millions of football fans in Saudi Arabia face missing seeing their country playing the opening World Cup match against hosts Russia on TV due to a diplomatic row.

Qatar files complaint against UAE and Saudi Arabia

Qatar files complaint against UAE and Saudi Arabia

Qatar has filed a complaint under a UN anti-racism treaty against two of the countries which have been blockading it for a year.

Arbitrary Saudi measures continue, says Awqaf Ministry

Arbitrary Saudi measures continue, says Awqaf Ministry

The ministry said that the statement did not bring anything new to resolve the obstacles that have existed since June 5, 2017.