Spain prosecutors to demand longer rape sentence for Brazil star Alves

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Brothers Iñaki and Nico Williams lead Athletic Bilbao to Copa final with rout of Atletico Madrid MADRID: Brothers Iñaki and Nico Williams teamed up with goals and assists to each other as Athletic Bilbao defeated Atletico Madrid 3-0 to reach their third Copa del Rey final in five seasons on Thursday. Gorka Guruzeta also scored … Read more

Japanese star Hiroyuki Sanada leads the show on ‘Shogun,’ FX’s new historical drama

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DUBAI: “Shogun,” FX’s latest adaptation of James Clavell’s 1975 bestselling novel set in 1600s feudal Japan, is a far cry from the popular 1980s mini-series, told predominantly from the point of view of its Western protagonist John Blackthorne (played then by Richard Chamberlain, and now by Cosmo Jarvis). While Jarvis’ Blackthorne gets ample screen time … Read more

Nadim Naaman takes the stage as first Arab lead star in ‘The Phantom of The Opera’ at Dubai Opera

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ALULA: The work of Manal AlDowayan, one of Saudi Arabia’s leading contemporary artists, is often focused on cultural metamorphosis, collective narratives and the representation of women, particularly from her home country.  AlDowayan, who will represent the Kingdom at this year’s Venice Biennale, is currently the subject of two exhibitions in AlUla as part of the … Read more

Ex-Brazil star Dani Alves sentenced to 4.5 years in jail for rape

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida: Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber has hit out at referee union members after talks broke down leaving the league to start the new season without their top referees. Garber, speaking to reporters prior to the opening game of the season between Inter Miami and Real Salt Lake, warned MLS was “very … Read more

Jason Roy and Saud Shakeel star in Quetta’s 16-run win over Peshawar in PSL

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DUBAI: Tennis is fast becoming a popular sport in Saudi Arabia with thousands of young people, including women and girls, signing up to clubs and taking part in tournaments across the Kingdom, Arij Mutabagani, president of the Saudi Tennis Federation, has said. Appearing on Arab News’ current affairs show “Frankly Speaking,” Mutabagani said one only … Read more

Arab sports star Ons Jabeur set to wow fans at Dubai Tennis Championships

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Bahrain’s Hamad Al-Janahi wins 160km Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup ALULA: Bahrain’s Hamad Al-Janahi on Sunday claimed the 2024 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup’s CEI 3 competition in 8 hours, 27 minutes, 8 seconds, bringing the two-day event to a close. “Winning here today means so much — it’s such a … Read more

Beauty pageant star Rumy Al-Qahtani seeks to share Saudi culture with the world

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DUBAI: The renowned British explorer, travel writer, expedition leader and former soldier Sir Ranulph Fiennes has lived his life on the edge. He was the first to cross Antarctica on foot and reportedly the only person to set foot on both the North and South Poles.   Since he started his travels back in 1967, when … Read more

Saudi boxing star Zuhayr Al-Qahtani vows to entertain ahead of ONE Championship debut in Qatar

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Zuhayr Al-Qahtani holds the distinction of being the first Saudi to secure a professional boxing title, claiming the World Boxing Council Middle East belt in 2019 on the undercard of Joshua vs. Ruiz 2. Boasting an undefeated 9-0 record, the “Arabian Warrior” is prepared for a historic clash against Mehdi Zatout at ONE 166 on … Read more

Soccer star Dani Alves testifies he did not sexually assault his accuser

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Jordan produced the shock of this AFC Asian Cup by defeating South Korea 2-0 to move into Saturday’s final against the winner of the other semifinal between hosts Qatar and Iran. Here are five things we learned from the epic match. Jordan have announced their presence to the world. There was real emotion at the … Read more

‘Loki’ star Sophia Di Martino to attend Middle East Film & Comic Con

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LONDON: “Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of The Dragons” is the latest incarnation of a game that originally was found in the arcade malls of Japan and the US back in the 1980s. The popularity of the two-player beat em’ up saw it spawn several versions on home gaming machines, an animated TV series, comic books … Read more