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Saudi women gear up for new freedom as driving ban ends
RIYADH, June 23 (Reuters) - Women will hit the roads in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with the lifting of the world's last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women's repression in the conservative kingdom.
Soccer-Against the odds, Queiroz steers Iran to new heights
SARANSK, Russia, June 23 (Reuters) - Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has taken three different nations to the World Cup finals but in his current role, he has confronted problems beyond the realm of sports.
Soccer-Nerves creeping in as Portugal prepare for decider - Dias
KRATOVO, Russia, June 23 (Reuters) - Defender Ruben Dias feels there is some anxiety in Portugal's World Cup camp as they look to live up to expectations at the tournament as European champions.
Saudi Arabia denies UEFA charge of hosting pirated sports channel
RIYADH, June 23 (Reuters) - A row over broadcasting of the World Cup in Saudi Arabia has escalated, with Riyadh denying an allegation by European soccer's governing body that a television channel it says is illegally showing matches is based in the kingdom.
Chechen leader makes Salah honorary citizen
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov has made Egypt's talismanic striker Mohamed Salah an honorary citizen of the southern Russian region at a farewell banquet held for the eliminated World Cup side.
Turkish police detain 47 suspected coup supporters: CNN Turk
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained 47 people in an operation targeting alleged supporters within the army of a network accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed military coup two years ago, private broadcaster CNN Turk said on Saturday.
Soccer-Egypt's El-Hadary agonizes over personal World Cup milestone
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 23 (Reuters) - Monday will be Essam El-Hadary's last opportunity to enter the World Cup record books by becoming the oldest player to compete at the finals but there is a hiccup.
Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead
LONDON (Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.
Assad defies United States, presses assault in southwest Syria
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the country's southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault.
UPDATE 5-Assad defies United States, presses assault in southwest Syria
BEIRUT, June 22 (Reuters) - Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the country's southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault.
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