Norway, Ireland, Spain to recognise Palestinian state: Israel recalls envoys

But following Hamas' October 7 attacks and Israel's counteroffensive in Gaza, diplomats are reconsidering the once controversial ideas. In 2014, Sweden, which has a large Palestinian community, became the first EU member state in Western Europe to recognize Palestinian statehood. It had previously been recognized by six other European countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, […]

Spanish Executive Chef Jesus Nino to host Spanish Food Festival at Le Meridien Dhaka

On the opening day, Le Meridien Dhaka welcomes guests to enjoy the delicious festivities. The event was grand due to the presence of His Excellency Francisco de Assis Benites Salas, Ambassador of Spain to Bangladesh. During the festival, the hotel is committed to providing a unique culinary experience showcasing exceptional Spanish cuisine. Executive Chef Jesus […]

Europe, Africa and South America to host games in 2030 World Cup: FIFA

Once the technical criteria are validated, world football’s governing body will officially announce the award of its flagship event in 2024. But, following “unanimous” approval by the FIFA Council, the way has been cleared for this unprecedented intercontinental format, which promises complex political and logistical challenges and raises further questions about the environmental impact of […]

Spanish football chief Rubiales resigns over kissing scandal

Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales has resigned after being criticized for kissing Jenny Hermoso at the Women’s World Cup victory ceremony. Rubiales, already suspended, sent his resignation to the federation’s interim president, he said in an open letter, and also explained in a television interview his decision to ultimately step down. “I’m going to […]

Luis Rubiales to step down as head of Spanish Football Federation after kissing scandal

The pressure continued to mount during the week after FIFA launched disciplinary proceedings against Rubiales and Hermoso said in a statement that such acts “should never be punished”. As backlash mounted, Rubiales, who initially called his critics “idiots,” issued a video apology late Monday, but it failed to quell the uproar. An RFEF spokesman declined […]

Spain beat England to win first Women’s World Cup title

Albanese said the money would be used to improve sports facilities for women and girls, with football expected to receive a “significant resource”. The government also wants to ensure women’s sporting events are available on free-to-air television, following criticism that most World Cup games not involving Australia were behind paywalls. Women’s football has also faced […]