How does it feel to be signed to save a season?

Manchester United signed Odion Ighalo to help their push for the top four. Vithushan Ehantharajah speaks to other strikers whose only job was to hit the ground running It has been a successful few days for two of this season’s most headline-grabbing January signings.Last Thursday, Odion Ighalo marked his full debut for new club Manchester United with

Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran elections

DUBAI - Hardliners are set to tighten control of Iran this week in a parliamentary election stacked in their favor, as the leadership closes ranks in a deepening confrontation with Washington. Big gains by security hawks would confirm the political demise of the country’s pragmatist politicians, weakened by Washington’s decision to

What next for Dubai’s troubled satellite broadcaster OSN?

As the rise of streaming platforms puts pressure on traditional pay-TV networks to produce original content, the Middle East's largest direct-broadcast satellite provider OSN fights for its survival   When millions of fans across the Middle East tuned in to watch the last ever episode of HBO’s blood-spattered, dragon-filled fantasy show Game

British ambassador returns to Iran after brief arrest last month

  DUBAI - Britain’s ambassador to Tehran has returned to Iran, he announced in an online posting on Thursday, after his departure last month following a brief arrest by Iranian security forces fueled speculation that he may not be coming back. “I recently returned from London to Tehran. This was an important