Added on 06/07/2014
James M. Dorsey Al-Dowsari , Asia , Football , Mosque , Outline of Saudi Arabia , Religion/Belief , Saudi Arabia , Soccer , Sports , the World Cup , Wahhabi , Women's rights in Saudi Arabia , World Cup
JAMES DORSEY: Even though Saudi Arabia did not qualify for the World Cup it’s being followed avidly by women in the Kingdom
Added on 20/01/2014
James M. Dorsey Association football , Beitar Jerusalem , Beitar Jerusalem F.C. , Bnei Sakhnin F.C. , Definitions of Palestinian , Faysal Khatib , Israel , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , John Kerry , Nationalism , Palestinian Territories , Palestinian terrorism , Politics , Soccer , Social Issues , Sports , Zionism
JAMES DORSEY: It’s a depressing story that only seems to worsen by the day – racism in Israeli soccer is blight on its society.
Added on 15/10/2013
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Sectarian divisions fuelling conflict across the Middle East have spilt on to the soccer pitch with Iraq’s decision to boycott the Gulf Cup and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) warning the Iraqi government not to interfere in the game. It is hard to separate the divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims that governments in Bahrain […]
Added on 21/09/2013
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JAMES DORSEY: The recent acquisition by a Saudi Prince of a lower-tier English football team points to a new direction for Middle Eastern magnates
Added on 11/06/2013
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JAMES M. DORSEY: Today’s World Cup qualifier will be monitored closely by the authorities in Tehran
Added on 07/06/2013
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JONATHAN COOK: Israelis are basking in the warm glow of playing host to a major international sporting event. Is it though the beginning of a South African style campaign focused on sport?
Added on 24/05/2013
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JAMES DORSEY: It’s a significant move by the Saudi authorities but rising discontent is evident on the terraces in the Kingdom
Added on 29/03/2013
James M. Dorsey Africa , Asia , China , Dubai , FIFA , Member states of OPEC , Member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf , Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation , Politics , Qatar , Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Soccer , Sports , Suat Kilic , Summer Olympics , the Olympics , Turkey , United Arab Emirates , World Cup
JAMES DORSEY: A battle between Turkey and the states of the Arabian Gulf to be the de-facto sports hub of the Middle East is underway
Added on 30/01/2013
James M. Dorsey Anti-Arabism , Arcadi Gaydamak , Asia , Association football , Beitar Jerusalem F.C. , Egypt , Israel , Israeli Football Association , Israeli Jews , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Jerusalem , Mali , Middle East , Mitterrand–Pasqua affair , Mohammed Morsi , player , Racism in association football , Religion and politics , Social Issues , Sports , United States
JAMES DORSEY: Whether it’s Israeli football teams or Egyptian presidents accusations of racism are running rife throughout the region.
Added on 19/01/2013
Editor, MEP Football , Gulf Cup , Iraq , Sports , United Arab Emirates , Videos , Western Asia
Good times in the UAE, as the Gulf Country beats Iraq to take the Gulf Cup in 2013.