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The downfall of Mohamed bin Hammam is bringing fresh scrutiny to Qatar's surprise victory in winning the rights to the 2022 World Cup.
As his right hand grips the mouse, the physics major's eyes are fixed on a flat-screen monitor labeled with a red sticker reminding him the computer was a gift from Kim Jong Il.
Libyan rebels have asked their international allies, including the U.S., for heavy weaponry to help them topple Col. Moammar Gadhafi's regime and capture the capital, Tripoli.
As members of one of the first international women's sports squads from the oil-rich, predominantly Islamic Persian Gulf nation the United Arab Emirates, the women on the national soccer team epitomize the state of female athletes across the Middle East: competitive neophytes, cultural trailblazers, navigating both the fields of play and a larger social shift from traditional gender roles to modern, Western-style equality.
A United Arab Emirates soccer player whose backheeled penalty in a friendly against Lebanon has become an Internet sensation, faces possible sanctions for being "disrespectful."
A youth baseball team from Uganda will be the first from the continent of Africa to compete in the Little League World Series.
An international rights group is urging Kuwait's authorities to release two men detained for Internet posts criticizing Gulf rulers.
The sister of a disgraced former prime minister toppled in a military coup five years ago was heading toward a landslide victory to replace her brother Sunday, but her supporters already were expressing concerns that the "ruling elite" was trying to steal the election.
Just days before Bahrain's Sunni rulers hope to open talks with the Shiite opposition they crushed, the country's most powerful pro-reform bloc is asking supporters a pivotal question: whether to join or snub the dialogue.