The way that the Asian Football Confederation allowed FIFA president Sepp Blatter to address its congress while none of the men campaigning to replace him could, showed a typical lack of democracy, one of the candidates said on Sunday.
Delegates stood at the start of the 26th Asian Football Confederation Congress for a minute`s silence to respect more than 5,200 people who died and the tens of thousands left homeless in last week`s Nepal earthquake disaster.
The Formula One race set for Sunday in Bahrain drew protests on Friday as activists accused the Gulf kingdom of again staging the annual event to paper over human rights abuses, four years after being forced to cancel it during Arab Spring uprisings.
An alleged spy detained in Turkey for helping three British girls cross into Syria is a Syrian national working for a country in the US-led coalition against Islamic State, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday.
Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain is poised to retain his position as head of Asian football for another four years after no-one decided to oppose him at next month`s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) elections.
A Bahraini court sentenced three Shiites to death on Thursday and jailed seven others for life after convicting them of killing three policemen in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state last year, prosecutors said.
The Gulf Cooperation Council reiterated its support Wednesday for Yemen`s beleaguered president against the Shi'ite militia that holds Sana'a, as militiamen opened fire to disperse thousands of his backers demonstrating in the capital.