July 12, 2014
Goals from Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum were enough to give Oranje the win over the tournament hosts
Three rockets fired from south Lebanon hit northern Israel, triggering retaliatory artillery fire on the Lebanese border village of Zebqin, a security source told The Daily Star Saturday.
Northern Gazans are being removed from northern Gaza and other areas from which rockets are being fired senior army source says; source adds that Hamas psychological warfare shows that it has been pushed into a corner.
William Hague has said Israel has the “right to defend itself” against rocket attacks from Gaza after urging Palestinian and Israeli leaders to negotiate a ceasefire.
Sirens blare in TA twice, also in other parts of country; no injuries reported; IAF attacks rocket launching site from which the latest barrage was shot.
Modern Islamic extremist groups reconfigure modernity to focus on punishment rather than morals; outside help is needed to unify the Iraqi people and defeat ISIS; the chaos in Iraq threatens to become a global epidemic; tech-savy terrorists use Bitcoin to funnel electronic funds.
Palestinian initiated talks taking place to reach ceasefire with Egypt, Qatar involvement, Channel 2 reports; Blair meets with Sisi to discuss ways to restore 2012 ceasefire; Gal-On says PM must involve Abbas to end hostilities.
Israeli troops mass on Gaza border in preparation for ground attack after airstrikes hit mosque 'that was hiding Hamas weapons'
The 23-year-old was seen entering The Bridgewater Hospital in Manchester's Moss Side to undergo routine medical tests ahead of completing a £31.8 million move
Channel 10 reports injuries are light; Most of the rockets landed in open areas in western Negev.
The shortlist for the 2014 Golden Ball, the prize awarded to the best player at the World Cup, has been announced by FIFA.
FIFA officials have revealed that Italy's Nicola Rizzoli would referee the 2014 World Cup finale between Germany and Argentina on Sunday.
Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City
Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City
The World Cup third place match is almost one of no importance, but with Brazil being the host nation it will certainly be one with a lot of national pride attached to it after they were humiliated by Germany in the semi-finals.
I can no longer stand by while Israeli politicians like Ayelet Shaked condone the deaths of innocent Palestinian women and children
The death toll from the five days of Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip has risen to at least 122 as several are wounded in an anti-Israel protest in the West Bank.
Saudi Arabia is coordinating its efforts with representatives of Islamic and Arab states and representatives of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) as well as other bodies to support the Palestinian delegation’s stand at the UN
Several militant factions affiliated with what the West calls moderate rebel groups have pledged allegiance to ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
A little jazz will you Jew ya: Red Sea Jazz festival will fill the air with music in Eilat this August
The four-day program is packed with big names from abroad, as well as some of the pick of the local crop.
The United States said it is ready to "leverage its relationships" in the Middle East to end the Israeli strikes on Gaza.
U.S. wireless carriers are not so excited that the world is Googling "ISIS" like never before. After all, it is not for the carriers' mobile wallet app that they have been trying to promote to customers for months, but rather it is for the jihadist terrorist group in Syria that has been grabbing headlines globally.
July 11, 2014
German striker Miroslav Klose has reportedly insisted that if his side loses against Argentina in the World Cup final then his becoming the World Cup's all-time leading scorer would mean nothing.
Germany has reportedly revealed that they have a secret plan to defend Argentine ace Lionel Messi's attack on Sunday's World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium.
Kurdish forces seized control of Iraq's northern oilfields Friday as tensions continue to increase between Irbil and Baghdad.
At least two demonstrators were killed Friday when riot police dispersed a pro-Morsi protest in Cairo.
At least three rockets landed in the town of Brital in Lebanon's Bekaa Friday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Friday to continue strikes on the Gaza strip as the Palestinian death toll surpassed 100.
Israel launched retaliatory shells on southern Lebanon Friday after "suspicious, unknown rockets" were fired from the country's south on the Jewish state, according to reports.
Diane Sawyer's "oops" Tuesday in which the famous news anchor misidentified Palestinians as Israelis in the aftermath of an airstrike has caused a social media storm globally, prompting Sawyer herself to issue an apology Thursday.
As the Gaza strikes continue and Hamas responds with rockets, Jonathan Power takes a minute to reflect on how this crisis-and so many others-have destroyed lives....and childhoods.
Morocco's government put its security services on high alert due to a reported "serious terror threat."
The UN refugee agency criticized Europe Friday for only welcoming a "miniscule" number of Syrians inside its borders despite the fact that refugee numbers are set to exceed 3 million in the next few weeks.
Arsene Wenger continues his search for full-back cover despite closing in on the £8 million signing of Mathieu Debuchy, with the Egypt international flying in to be assessed
Indonesian demonstrators stage a huge pro-Palestinian rally in Jakarta
The clubs revealed on Friday that they have reached an agreement over the sale of the Uruguayan striker who will land in Catalonia next week to finalise the deal
A Palestinian mother speaks of trying to cope with Israeli occupation; ABC issues correction after citing a grieving Palestinian family as Israeli; How the West Bank crackdown mushroomed from a search for just 3 missing teenagers; The US State Department distances itself from voices in the Obama administration critical of Israeli policy.
Turkey's Prime Minister announced this week that Ankara will not normalize ties with Tel Aviv as long anticipated if the strikes on Gaza continue.
At least 11 Iraqi police were killed in an offensive near the city of Ramadi Friday.
Israeli airstrikes left at least 12 more Palestinians in the Gaza Strip dead Friday as the death toll surpasses 100 under Tel Aviv's so-called Operation Protective Edge.
With Ramadan shopping season in full swing, retail stores all over the Kingdom are offering special discounts and sales to attract customers. But according to a report in Al-Watan daily, shoppers may not be getting the bargains they expect.
The United States moved Thursday to blacklist a group of companies it claimed covertly helped Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement acquire components for surveillance drones.
Beddawi, particularly the neighborhood of Mankoubine, has a reputation in the last three years for being a wellspring of Lebanese jihadists.
Mahdi Hamad, Suha’s father, said that “nobody called us to evacuate the house and there aren’t any resistance members around it.”
Egyptian singer Angham is releasing her first ever Lebanese single!
Former Playboy bunny Felixia Yeap described herself as "reborn" after embracing Islam and shunning her rabbit ears for a modest hijab.
The United Arab Emirates pledged Thursday to send at least $25 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza as airstrikes from Israel continue.
Breakthrough in the long-running crisis over public workers’ salaries is expected next week, a ministerial source revealed to The Daily Star Thursday.
Rising housing costs has pushed Dubai up the rankings in an annual survey of the most expensive cities in the world for expatriates to live in.
Seven out of the ten highest paid officials work for companies based in Abu Dhabi, while the rest are based in Dubai.
Egypt purchased 3.7 million tonnes of local wheat and also bought 5.46 million tonnes of wheat from abroad during the 2013-2014.
Egypt has missed a window to avert gas shortages this year as plans to secure a floating import terminal from a Norwegian firm hit snags.
A glimpse of normalcy: how the restarting of the El-Sharara oil reignited hope for the Libyan economy
Libyas oil sector took another big step back to normality with the restarting of an oil field that could double its current meagre crude output
Boeing’s annual forecast, released in conjunction with the airshow, said single-aisle airplanes such as the 737 and A320 will garner the most orders.
July 10, 2014
Obama is often called the pragmatic president, a euphemism for dodging obligations to human rights; Thousands of years ago spice trade routes brought Islam from Arabia to Southeast Asia. Today the same transmission has taken place with extremist ISIS ideology. But its conduit is likely the Internet; Think ideology is behind the current Chaos in the Middle East? Try social policy.
The former Udinese playmaker will join up with his new team-mates in late July following a post-World Cup holiday, with his debut set for the Emirates Trophy in early August
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon confirmed Staffan de Mistura as the new UN Special Envoy to Syria.
Sunni militants seized a military base in Iraq's Diyala province Thursday after intense fighting with forces from Baghdad.
The UN will reduce its staff in Libya over "unspecified security concerns."
Bahrain's main opposition leader was arrested for meeting with Washington's top diplomat to the country who was expelled earlier this week.
The UN's top chief called for a ceasefire to the intensifying violence in Gaza Thursday, but Israel's Prime Minister said that a ceasefire is "not on the agenda."
At least 170,000 people have been killed in Syria's three-year civil war according to a new death toll released by an activist group Thursday.
The reigning Liga champions have officially announced their capture of the Croatia international from Bayern Munich
Iraqi Kurds say they will withdraw their ministers from the cabinet and cease participation in the government of Prime Minister Maliki in protest over his remarks.
Despite Yaya Toure's lastest claims that he would do everything to quit Manchester City, the club will not sell the midfielder.
Bayern Munich were such a joy to watch last season, there is no question about that. The German giants dropped points on only 5 occasions over the complete duration of the season.
Security officers in Saudi Arabia have arrested nearly 2,200 foreign workers in Madinah and Hail and Baha this month for allegedly violating the country’s residency and labor regulations.
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher's red Ferrari race suit is reportedly expected to fetch more than 15,000 pounds at an auction.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague states that significant differences remain in the sixth round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 over Iran's nuclear program.
A real estate firm is offering a free luxury car with the purchase of one of their properties as a special Ramadan deal.
“How could you watch the World Cup while children are dying?” Football fans under attack by Gaza activists. Also, meet Lebanon's award-winning female mixologist, and find out how to find your soul mate!
Health officials in Gaza have confirmed that a pre-dawn air raid by Israeli forces killed five Palestinian children from the same family in Khan Younis.
Cyrine Abdelnour posts her new look from her Ramadan TV drama "Seeret Hub" (Love Story). (Image: Facebook)
Mais Hamdan joins the "Al Ikhwa" (The Brothers) TV series team as the character of "Sarah." (Image: Facebook)
Urban artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo is causing passersby to do a double take just by walking down the street.
Terrorist groups seized nuclear materials used for scientific research from Iraq's Mosul University according to a document issued to the UN.
Egypt is opening its Rafah border to let in Palestinians who have been wounded during recent Israeli air strikes.
A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory
Mokhtar Mohyeldeen decided to give up working to care for his three-year-old son who suffers from Russell Silver Syndrome, yet won't leave the young boy in the care of maids. That's dedication!
Ahmed Azmi has finally been found innocent by an Egyptian court on his drugs charges.
Three of the six suspects initially arrested in relation to Palestinian teenager Muhammed Abu Khdeir will be released on Thursday.
The U.N. announced Thursday that the nuclear materials recently seized by militants in Iraq are low grade and do not pose a significant threat.
The U.S. is contemplating attacking ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with drones according to a recent report by Pentagon officials.
British tabloid The Daily Mail has apologized to George Clooney after he slammed them for publishing a fabricated story about his future mother-in-law Baria Alamuddin.
Lebanon's leading politicians blasted Israel's latest military assault on Gaza. Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri denounced the attacks, calling on Israel to stop "the most brutal attacks against the Gaza Strip".
Hundreds of Jordanians clashed with security forces outside the Israeli embassy on Thursday morning as a protest over the ongoing Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip turned violent.
The biblical drama depicting Moses' departure from Egypt is set to hit US cinemas in December.
Baalbek festival returns home, braves security concerns; but will anyone be attending?
While the big game between Germany and Brazil commenced, Israel was air striking Gaza. But, the eyes of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon were transfixed on the match, "desensitized" by what was happening in the Strip.
Saudi's Border Guards said said the country's southern divide was secure from smugglers and infiltrators despite security concerns with Iraq in the north.
Daily Mail is so not on the Hollywood actor's good side right now after circulating rumors that Amal Alamuddin's mother was opposed to the upcoming marriage.
The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting over the deteriorating situation between Israel and Hamas.
An Indian Muslim reads prayers on his mobile phone
Israeli President Shimon Peres has warned that a ground incursion "may happen quite soon" as Israeli warplanes continued to attack the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 59, with no Israeli fatalities.
Israel's Iron Dome system intercepted five rockets fired at Tel Aviv by Hamas.
Known for his prize-winning writing pieces, David Mamet speaks about his love of Israel before his guest attendance at the 31st Jerusalem Film Festival.
A Saudi burger joint ran into some trouble after it promised customers 2 Saudi riyals off their purchase for every goal scored in the Brazil-Germany World Cup match.
Washington urged Israel and Palestinian leadership to de-escalate tensions Wednesday while other world leaders described the airstrike exchanges as "childish."
If you like Al-Karama politics and you're down with some poetry and performing artists, then hit the newly opened salon each Thursday during Ramadan.
Brent crude oil traded at a one-month low below $109 a barrel on Wednesday after a Libyan oilfield restarted and supply worries faded