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AFC president’s FIFA presidential bid mired in abuse of human rights allegations

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AFC president’s FIFA presidential bid mired in abuse of human rights allegations

By James M. Dorsey Assertions by Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, a candidate for the presidency of world soccer body FIFA, that he was not involved in the arrest and abuse of sports executives and athletes in his naïve Bahrain in 2011 raise more questions than answers. Sheikh Salman…

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Israel suspends Israeli-Palestinian encounters on the pitch

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Israel suspends Israeli-Palestinian encounters on the pitch

By James M. Dorsey The Israel Football Association (IFA) acting on orders of the police has suspended what it calls ‘sensitive’ matches, a reference to professional and amateur games between Israeli Jewish and Israeli Palestinian squads. Police said the suspension on soccer pitches that have long signalled mounting tensions, violence, and racism in Israeli society…

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FIFA to rescue of troubled Saudi King Salman

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FIFA to rescue of troubled Saudi King Salman

By James M. Dorsey Palestine is a headache Saudi King Salman doesn’t need as he confronts rare demands from members of his ruling family that he and his son be removed from power, growing unease about a seven-month old devastating military campaign in Yemen that has caused devastation and mounting civilian casualties, widespread criticism of…

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Religious support for Qatari labour reforms puts Gulf states on the spot

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Religious support for Qatari labour reforms puts Gulf states on the spot

By James M. Dorsey A panel in Doha of religious scholars, officials of Qatar’s government-sponsored human rights committee, and international labour activists has called on Qatar to radically alter its controversial labour policies. The call serves to support Qatari government promises of labour reform in response to World Cup-related international criticism and increases moral pressures…

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US cracks down on FIFA to avenge criticism of Israel

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Days after officials at the Federation of International Football Associations announced plans to allow a vote on whether or not to allow Israel to remain in the association, the United States launched a widespread prosecution against’s FIFA’s international leadership in Zurich Switzerland. That will teach FIFA for cracking down on Israeli racism By Ray Hanania The U.S….

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