Morocco's Mohamad Ahansal won the Marathon des Sables for the fifth time. The six-day, 220-kilometer ultra marathon takes competitors through south Morocco's western Sahara desert.
Egyptian athlete Manal Rostom made waves in 2015, appearing in a Nike advert wearing a hijab. After running the Berlin Marathon she told DW what inspired her to insist that Nike feature Muslim women in its campaigns.
Six men detained on suspicion of planning an 'act of violence' at a major sporting event in the German capital have been released. Two of them reportedly had links to Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri.
Morocco has failed in its effort to secure hosting rights for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The country's bid team argued the tournament would bring an economic windfall, but how long-lasting would those benefits have been?
With four Arab teams at the World Cup, hopes were high one would reach the round of 16. Instead, all four are headed home after the group stage. Meanwhile Egyptian star Mohamed Salah has sparked controversy in Chechnya.
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