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IOC rejects Kuwait appeal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law.

March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019

Yahya in town

On this day in 1971, all offices and businesses remained shut in continuation of a peaceful movement.

January 2, 2017
January 2, 2017

IOC rejects Kuwait appeal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law.

December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016

‘Messi deserves Ballon d'Or every year’

Barcelona star Lionel Messi should win the Ballon d'Or award every year, according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, after the Argentine was beaten to the prize by Real Madrid rival...

December 9, 2016
December 9, 2016

'Disrespectful Infantino won't answer my calls'

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says successor Gianni Infantino has showed him no respect by failing to return his phone calls.

November 9, 2016
November 9, 2016

Ex-Venezuela football official to plead guilty in US bribe case

The former president of Venezuela's football federation is expected to plead guilty to U.S. charges stemming from a bribery investigation involving FIFA, the sport's world governing body,...

October 9, 2016
October 9, 2016

China FA chief consoles players

The chief of China's football association has told the country's players not to lose their confidence, after the team's

October 5, 2016
October 5, 2016

Infantino proposes 48-team World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Monday he would like to expand the number of teams in the World Cup to 48 by adding a

September 3, 2016
September 3, 2016

Infantino hails video replays

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has hailed as "promising" the use of video replays for the first time during France's 3-1 friendly win over Italy.

August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

Turkey seeks arrest of Hakan Sukur in coup probe

Turkey has issued an arrest warrant for its former international football star striker Hakan Sukur as it probes last month's failed coup aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

August 6, 2016
August 6, 2016

Jeers for Brazil president dampen Olympic joy

The Maracana stadium erupts in jeers as Brazil's unpopular interim president Michel Temer opens the Rio Olympics and the hostility spreads far beyond the sports venue.