Middle East

Chinese technology company Hisense has extended its association with the Fifa World Cup, signing on as an official sponsor of next year’s edition of the national team football tournament in Qatar.

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena will host this year’s Short Course World Swimming Championships, the International Aquatics Federation (Fina) has announced. 

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to intervene in the proposed takeover of Newcastle United by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund by telling the Premier League t…

Israeli pay-television broadcaster Charlton has retained rights to the country’s top two football divisions until at least 2026 after clubs ultimately opted for the security of a traditional broadcast d…

Richard Meng, president of the German Olympic Association in Berlin, and Frank Kowalski, managing director of the 2018 European Athletics Championship in Berlin, have proposed that the German capital and…

Saudi Arabian state-owned media company Saudi Sports Company has acquired media rights for Asian Football Confederation competitions in the 2021-24 cycle

Latest acquisition comes just days after company's buy of VSiN

The Discovery-owned Eurosport India has acquired rights for the Indian national football team's friendlies against Oman and the United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabian football club Al Hilal is seeking a settlement payment from former sleeve sponsor, travel platform Flyin, according to local reports

UK free-to-air network ITV has become the latest broadcaster to agree a rights deal for Extreme E, the new electric off-road racing series

The 2021-22 edition of French football’s Trophée des Champions, the annual match between the winners of Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France, will be held in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.

The Israeli Professional Football League, the country’s top tier of professional football, intends to go direct-to-consumer with a streaming platform after Israeli broadcasters failed to meet the league’s res…

The International Boxing Association (Aiba) has detailed plans for a new annual international tournament in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabia's bid to host Asia’s continental football championship, the AFC Asian Cup, in 2027 contains a broader plan to become a centre for learning and development for the Asian football industry. Tom King reports.

This weekend's Diriyah E-Prix offers an opportunity for Saudi future-city project NEOM to reboot its sponsorship strategy after it lost two key deals in the esports sector. But will a partnership with the Mercedes EQ team succeed in repositioning the Kingdom? Ben Cronin talks to sports partnership director Neal Coupland.

Australia and Qatar have pulled out of this summer's rescheduled Copa América as the tournament clashes with rescheduled AFC World Cup 2022 and Asian Cup 2023 qualifying dates, Conmebol has announced.

The United Arab Emirates cricket board plans to launch a six-team T20 cricket league in December this year, to be played through to January 2021