A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Ireland U21 manager Stephen Kenny has defended his decision to call-up League of Ireland players despite Stephen Bradley’s desire for them to be excluded.
Wed, 29 May, 2019
Conor Hourihane’s first taste of competitive English football was a League Two draw between Plymouth Argyle and Shrewsbury Town at the compact New Meadow Stadium just shy of eight years ago.
Wed, 29 May, 2019
It will be the first time since 2002 that Ireland have competed in the tournament.
Tue, 21 May, 2019
Stephen Kenny wants Irish football to stop imposing limits on its own ambition.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2019
Former Chelsea, Holland, and Real Madrid manager Guus Hiddink is in charge of the Chinese Under-21 side.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
This week’s story about a British man who was arrested in the UAE after wearing a Qatari football shirt might give some people ideas, writes
Thu, 07 Feb, 2019
The United Arab Emirates has claimed Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain.
Mon, 15 Jan, 2018
Saudi Arabia has ordered its citizens to leave Lebanon amid rising tensions between their two governments.
Thu, 09 Nov, 2017
The Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership but are willing to cut ties if it does not agree to their demands, a top United Arab Emirates official has said.
Sat, 24 Jun, 2017
The inaugural Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Dublin landed yesterday as the airline pleaded with the UN to intervene in the crisis which has seen the Middle Eastern country cut off from its neighbours.
Tue, 13 Jun, 2017
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have signalled they may allow some Qataris to stay in their countries amid a diplomatic rift with the Gulf nation.
Sun, 11 Jun, 2017
Qatar's foreign minister says that sanctions imposed upon his country violate international law, calling the moves by Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations an "unjust siege".
Fri, 09 Jun, 2017
Any positive assessment of the decision to hold soccer’s World Cup in Qatar in five years required the suspension of all critical faculties.
Wed, 07 Jun, 2017
Three men found guilty of a deadly bomb attack on police in Bahrain have been executed by firing squad.
Sun, 15 Jan, 2017
Mon, 07 Nov, 2016
Tue, 16 Feb, 2016
Somalia said it has cut diplomatic ties with Iran amid ongoing tensions between the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia.
Thu, 07 Jan, 2016
Iran’s president has said that Saudi Arabia cannot “cover up” its crime of executing a leading Shi’ite cleric by severing diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic.
Wed, 06 Jan, 2016
Sectarian split deepens across Middle East in wake of executions
Tue, 05 Jan, 2016
Lower tax revenues because of job losses due to the collapse in oil prices will hit budgets of US oil-producing states this year and next, Moody’s Investors Service said.
Tue, 22 Dec, 2015
Iran’s top diplomat began a three-nation regional tour yesterday aimed at deepening ties with Arab neighbours following the conclusion of the Islamic Republic’s historic nuclear deal with world powers.
Mon, 27 Jul, 2015
Kimi Raikkonen revealed a “freak” incident led to a set of his tyres being burnt during Spanish Grand Prix qualifying.
Sat, 09 May, 2015
Radamel Falcao says he will return to Manchester United with renewed confidence after moving another step closer to becoming Colombia’s all-time record goalscorer.
Wed, 01 Apr, 2015
Since Saudi Arabia's foundation, its leaders have tried to keep a friendly regime in power in Yemen to prevent it from posing a threat. However,says this time the stakes are higher
Mon, 30 Mar, 2015
You could have been forgiven for thinking match-fixing had gone away.
Tue, 30 Dec, 2014
For the past two weeks, the Commonwealth Games has been dominating the sports viewing in my house.
Tue, 05 Aug, 2014
Formula One: Lewis Hamilton survived a pulsating battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to clinch back-to-back victories for the first time in four years.
Mon, 07 Apr, 2014
AS 2014 begins, there is no more important question in world diplomacy than this: Has Iran changed?
Tue, 24 Dec, 2013
A deal on Iran’s nuclear programme would legitimise its regional influence in a way that’s not occurred in decades, says Mai Yamani.
Mon, 23 Dec, 2013
Pirelli is ramping up its plans between the end of this season and the start of the 2014 campaign to ensure it is not left wanting going into Formula One’s new era.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2013
Human rights lawyers have urged the Medical Council not to sanction accreditation for an Irish medical college’s operations in Bahrain.
Thu, 30 May, 2013
Bahrain said today that authorities foiled possible attacks before the kingdom’s F1 race earlier this week, which was held under tight security amid a spike in anti-government unrest.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2013
Bahrain said today it would step up security before hosting the Grand Prix after a series of explosions, including a gas cylinder blast that set a car ablaze in the Gulf nation’s financial district.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2013
The Irish women’s European Cross-Country winning team will be amongst the medal favourites in the 40th edition of the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships in snow-swept Bydgoszcz, Poland tomorrow.
Sat, 23 Mar, 2013
A series of bombs in Bahrain’s capital has killed two people, a sign the opposition may be increasingly turning to violence in the uprising against its rulers.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2012
Irish colleges, by not supporting detained doctors, are seen as collaborating with Bahrain, writes Eoin O’Brien
Thu, 04 Oct, 2012
Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas and stun grenades today in clashes with protesters, who broke away from a funeral procession for a 17-year-old boy killed during earlier street battles with security forces in the Gulf kingdom.
Sat, 29 Sep, 2012
The building of the largest Catholic church in the Gulf was supposed to be a chance for the tiny island kingdom of Bahrain to showcase its traditions of religious tolerance in a conservative Muslim region where churches largely operate under heavy limitations.
Tue, 04 Sep, 2012
A Bahrain court has overturned a conviction against a prominent human rights activist for posting alleged anti-government comments on social media, a defence lawyer said.
Thu, 23 Aug, 2012
A prominent Bahraini human rights activist has been convicted of instigating and participating in several anti-government rallies and sentenced to three years in jail.
Thu, 16 Aug, 2012
Arab countries are pushing ahead with a symbolic United Nations General Assembly resolution that tells Syrian president Bashar Assad to resign and turn over power to a transitional government.
Thu, 02 Aug, 2012
A Bahrain appeals court has sentenced nine medics accused of aiding Bahrain’s anti-government uprising to jail terms while setting free another nine.
Thu, 14 Jun, 2012
Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas and stun grenades today as tens of thousands of protesters staged the biggest anti-government demonstrations in weeks in the divided Gulf nation.
Fri, 08 Jun, 2012