For the last two months, I have had the life-changing opportunity to live and work in the beautiful nation of Timor-Leste. This has been especially exciting as an avid soccer fan.
The sport keeps winning over hearts and minds across the Muslim world, bridging East and West.
We were finishing up dinner and I had just laid out the kids' uniforms for the next day's sporting events when I checked in at work and saw the email from one of our editors alerting us that something was going on in Paris.
Zouhair, a security guard of immigrant background, was one of several security officers, who on Friday prevented three of the Paris suicide bombers from entering the city's Stade de France stadium. The bombers were forced to blow themselves up outside the stadium and at nearby McDonald's.
Bahraini soccer players have sought in recent statements to absolve Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president and world soccer body FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, a member of the Gulf island's ruling family, of any moral or direct responsibility for the arrest, dismissal and abuse of hundreds of sports executives and athletes accused of having protested against repressive and discriminatory rule.
Embattled World Cup host Qatar is sending contradictory messages as it struggles with demands to improve migrant labour conditions and mounting questions about the integrity of its successful FIFA bid, confronts the fall-out of dropping energy prices, and seeks to project itself as both a key Western ally and a useful conduit to more militant Islamist forces.
Whatever your understanding of the definition is, the stereotypical soccer mom lives up to her name as a woman who always has her shit together. She is hot with a body to match, she can juggle multiple children and equipment with ease.
Khaldoon Al-Mubarak, chairman of Manchester City, has warned the UK that his country would block multi-billion dollar arms deals, halt investment in Britain and suspend intelligence cooperation if Prime Minister David Cameron failed to crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood
People deserve to hear more about Afghanistan and Afghanistan deserves to be heard. For its hardships, and its accomplishments. I don't make a point of looking for incredible stories of positivity and perseverance in Afghanistan.
Assertions by Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, a candidate for the presidency of 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.
There may be a perception that MLS has deep pockets. Certainly, the profiles of the MLS owners would lead one to believe that that is the case. But in truth, the MLS business model is structured to avoid leveraging their wealth.
Turkish soccer has offered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more headaches than likely votes as the Turkish leader battles to ensure that his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will secure a majority in snap parliamentary elections on Sunday.
This 1st round MLS playoff game pitted DC United against the New England Revolution for the right to play the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference Semi-final
Never missing an opportunity to shoot itself in the foot, 2022 World Cup-host Qatar has adopted a new law that is more likely to convince critics that it aims to put a friendly face on its controversial kafala or sponsorship system rather than radically reform a legal framework that trade unions and human rights activists have dubbed modern slavery.
The 2011 targeting of footballers and other athletes in Bahrain following the pro-democracy protests there is threatening Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa's bid for the FIFA presidency.
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa's candidacy for the presidency of world soccer body FIFA is likely to serve as a litmus test for newly introduced integrity checks on the group's executives.