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Fifa takes legal action in Saudi Arabia to stop pirate channel

Fifa takes legal action in Saudi Arabia to stop pirate channel

Football's international governing body Fifa said on Wednesday it is taking legal action against pirate broadcaster beoutQ, which continues to broadcast illegally from the World Cup in Russia ...

Saudi fans clamour for Wimbledon matches on pirate beoutQ

Saudi fans clamour for Wimbledon matches on pirate beoutQ

Saudi Arabian sports fans are up in arms because no one in their country can watch Wimbledon - leading to demands for a pirate TV station showing the World Cup to start broadcasting the tennis as well.

Marriott stops showing pirated World Cup matches in Saudi hotels

Marriott stops showing pirated World Cup matches in Saudi hotels

An international hotel chain has clamped down on pirate broadcasts of the World Cup across Saudi Arabia after they were discovered being shown to pilgrims in the holy city of Makkah.

Shiekha Mayassa congratulates Oman on recognition by UN body

Shiekha Mayassa congratulates Oman on recognition by UN body

HE Sheikha al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute and Reach Out to Asia, has congratulated Oman on UN adding an ancient city in Oman to the list of world heritage sites.

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.