MELBOURNE - Bonita Mersiades, a prominent activist for change in global soccer governance, might be expected to be feeling more than a little vindicated following this week's arrests of high-ranking FIFA officials in Zurich.
ZURICH - A majority of UEFA's member associations will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein to succeed Sepp Blatter as the next FIFA president, UEFA President Michel Platini said on Thursday.
LONDON - Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, a candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as the head of soccer's governing body, said on Wednesday that FIFA needed leadership that could restore the confidence of fans around the world.
SHANGHAI - Michael Jordan will take a trademark dispute with a Chinese sports firm to China's supreme court, lawyers for the basketball star said on Friday, escalating one of several cases accusing local firms of illegally imitating global brands.
AMMAN - A U.S.-led programme to train and equip Syrian fighters to combat militant group Islamic State began in Jordan several days ago, a Jordanian government spokesman said on Thursday.
BAGHDAD/AMMAN - Three suicide car bombs exploded at a border crossing between Iraq and Jordan on Saturday, killing four soldiers, a witness and an Iraqi border police source said, in an attack claimed shortly afterwards by Islamic State.
DUBAI - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack by Belgian, French and Senegalese suicide bombers on an Iraqi border crossing with Jordan on Saturday, according to the U.S.-based SITE monitoring service.
AMMAN - Jordan increased security at its border crossing with Iraq on Saturday after three suicide car bombs exploded on the Iraqi side, an official source said.
UNITED NATIONS - Gulf Arab countries and Jordan want the United Nations Security Council to blacklist the son of Yemen's former president and a Houthi militia leader and effectively impose an arms embargo on the rebels that rule most of the poor Arabian peninsula country.
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