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Spain's national flag. Photo by beamillion, Wikipedia Commons.
Spain's national flag. Photo by beamillion, Wikipedia Commons.


Spain: New Record Of 6.4 Million Inbound Tourists Visit Between January And February, Up 4.5%

With 1.2 million, the United Kingdom was the leading market in terms of the number of inbound tourists visiting Spain in the period. France was the second emitting market with 1,015,388, followed by Germany with 972,000 inbound tourists. The Canary Islands, Catalonia and Andalusia were the main destination regions. The Balearic Islands posted the highest […]

Location of Khūzestān within Iran. Source: Wikipedia Commons.
Location of Khūzestān within Iran. Source: Wikipedia Commons.


Soccer Riots Reflect Long-Standing Discontent In Iran’s Predominantly Arab Khuzestan – Analysis

Long-simmering discontent in Ahwaz, the soccer-crazy, predominantly ethnic Arab capital of Iran’s Khuzestan province that Iraqi president Saddam Hussein unsuccessfully tried to exploit when he launched the Iran-Iraq war in 1980, exploded on the pitch earlier this month during an Asian championship League qualifier between the city’s state-owned Foolad FC and Al Hilal of Saudi […]

Doha, Qatar. Photo by Nikon, Wikipedia Commons.
Doha, Qatar. Photo by Nikon, Wikipedia Commons.


How Qatar Is Its Own Worst Enemy – Analysis

Qatar is proving to be its own worst enemy in achieving its soft power goals of embedding itself in the international community as a good citizen despite having put crucial blocks in place. Its failure to convincingly follow through on promises to reform its controversial migrant labour system, demonstrate its sincerity in stopping a flow […]

Egyptian ultras
Egyptian ultras. File photo.


Attempts To Ban Egyptian Militant Soccer Fan Group Gather Momentum – Analysis

An Egyptian prosecutor has set the stage for the banning of a group of hard-core, militant soccer fans by charging them with accepting money and explosives from the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to stage last month’s Cairo football riot in which 22 people were killed. The prosecutor, Hesham Barakat, said the brawl, which erupted when police […]