Members of the Amal movement carry the flag-draped casket of a fellow fighter who was killed in clashes in Beirut. Photograph: Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP via Getty

A day after the worst sectarian violence in Beirut in more than a decade, a fraught calm hung over the city on Friday with streets largely empty and g(...)

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah during training on the eve of the Group A match against Russia in St Petersburg. Photograph: AP Photo

Russia got their World Cup campaign off to a dream start with a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia but face an entirely different beast in the form of Egypt(...)