MOSCOW, A World Cup shrouded in corruption controversies and struggling to attract sponsors could have the dreariest of starts on the field: a meeting of the lowest-ranked teams in the 32-team field.Host Russia and Saudi Arabia play June 14 at Moscow i…"Beleaguered World Cup Gets Dreary Opener: Russia-Saudi Arabia"
ROME Egyptian billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris condemned on Friday a crackdown on graft in Saudi Arabia, saying the purge had undermined the rule of law in the Kingdom and would deter investment.In unusually outspoken comments, Sawiris, a well-k…"Egyptian Billionaire Denounces Saudi Corruption Crackdown"
SAO PAULO, The transfer of 22 million US dollars made by Qatar and allegedly linked to the Gulf state’s successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup is being investigated by the Brazilian Justice Ministry and the United States Federal Bureau of Inves…"PROBE INTO 22 MLN USD TRANSFER BY QATAR ALLEGEDLY LINKED TO WORLD CUP 2022"
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces this evening received Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic, currently on a state visit to the UAE.Hi…"His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives Head of Chechen Republic."
CAIRO Arab media is reporting that Egypt and Russia are on the verge of signing a military cooperation agreement that would allow each side to use the other’s air space and air bases for a period of five years. Russian media reported that Prime Minist…"Russia, Egypt Finalizing Military Cooperation Agreement"