Israeli minister forces NBA website to remove phrase ‘occupied territory’

NBA deletes phrase after Miri Regev says it is at odds with Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital Israels far-right sports and culture minister has taken credit for forcing the US National Basketball […]

Saudi Arabia to lift 35-year ban on cinemas

Move forms part of social reforms by the crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom Saudi Arabia is to allow cinemas to open for the first time in 35 years as it continues […]

Giro d’Italia backs down in Israel row over calling start ‘west Jerusalem’

Israeli ministers had threatened to drop backing for cycling race, scheduled to begin in Israel, if wording did not change The Giro dItalia appears to have backed down in a row with Israeli ministers over […]

Saudi Arabia to allow women into sports stadiums as reform push intensifies

Announcement that sporting events will be open to women for first time comes a month after historic decision to allow women to drive Saudi Arabia will allow women into sports stadiums for the first time […]

Briton who fought Isis killed in Raqqa a week after city liberated

Mother of Jac Holmes, 24, who left IT job in Bournemouth to volunteer with Kurdish fighters in Syria, says he died on Monday A British former IT worker who went to Syria to fight against […]

Fifas World Cup money-grabbing may be running into the sand in Qatar | Marina Hyde

Our heroes formula of leaving with all the cash and paying no tax could be coming awry in the Middle East as a Dubai official suggests Qatar should give up the World Cup Exciting territory […]

Saudi Arabia: Prince Mohammed plays his biggest card yet

Change in the kingdom usually happens at a stately pace but lifting of driving ban for women was shock to the system | Martin Chulov A rumbling war in Yemen, a festering standoff with Qatar, […]

Saudi Arabia to allow women to obtain driving licences

King Salman ordered the reform in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers licences be issued to women who wanted them

King Salman ordered the reform in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers licences be issued to women who wanted them Women in Saudi Arabia have been granted the right to drive, […]

Iranian MPs speak out as women are barred from World Cup qualifier

Syrian women are allowed into stadium but Iranian women are kept out, despite initially being allowed to buy tickets Female Iranian MPs have spoken out agai

Syrian women are allowed into stadium but Iranian women are kept out, despite initially being allowed to buy tickets Female Iranian MPs have spoken out against a ban on women entering sports stadiums after some […]