After recently signing up with the brand spankin’ new production company Nogoum Records, songstress Sherine Abdel Wahab is rollin’ tape on a new record too.
Two men in South London on Wednesday butchered and beheaded a man in broad daylight, apparently shouting Islamist slogans after the murder. International officials are calling it a "terror attack".
The Friends of Syria's core ministerial members met in Amman last night, with representatives of the Syrian opposition, and urged Assad to partake wholly in the peace talks, warning of their increased support to the rebels if he fails to do so.
The Emirati police launches an awareness campaign about the dangers of witchcraft.
Characters in the paintings of the "Intimacy" exhibition at the Picasso Art Gallery in Zamalek welcome guests and almost seem to invite conversation.
Whilst the fans in the region have a tendency to assume the worst that a star is either ill or dead when they cancel a show, this fear once again did not come true with Egyptian singer Hani Shaker.
Too hot to handle! Saudi cleric warns that women's use of air-conditioners calls for "moral depravities"
Following the tweet of a Saudi wannabee cleric, Muslim women can expect to melt this summer as he declares air-conditioners to be "haram".
The Islamic Development Bank Group has decided to increase its authorized capital from $ 45 billion (30 billion Islamic dinars) to $ 150 billion (100 billion dinars) on the recommendation of the two extraordinary Islamic summits held in Makkah.
Regional online advertising spend is growing at a rate of around 25-30 per cent every year.
As the GCC plans a 100% hike in cigarette prices, the risk of increasing smuggling looms.
Drivers in Dubai will have to steer away from residential areas to listen to their favorite tunes out loud if they don't want their vehicle to be confiscated.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi called for unity in Egypt, in the face of growing disillusion with his regime, which came to power in 2011 and a growing petition for his removal from office.
Opulent devices provide guests with quicker access to services and part of wider technology push
A new bus depot that can accommodate around 500 buses will be built in Abu Dhabi soon.
On June 21, several venues around town – along with 430 other cities around the world – will celebrate the “Fete de la Musique”, an international music festival started over 30 years ago.
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has placed an order for three A330-300s, growing its A330 Family fleet to a total of ten Airbus aircraft, according to a press release on Wednesday.
Newsweek re-launched the website in tandem with the US based design firm Huge, with three-to-five feature stories from Newsweek’s tablet edition (called Newsweek Global) will go live on the website.
Traditional Syrian dishes give refugees an opportunity to get jobs and recreate a sense of belonging in Lebanon.
An anonymous gunman entered a brothel in the eastern Baghdadi district of Zayouna on Wednesday, shooting 12 people.
Gunfire rang out through Tripoli on Wednesday, as the spillover of the Syrian crisis in the Lebanese city claimed the lives of 12 over the weekend.
You may have heard about Micky Mouse being haraam but check out this Top Ten list of random issuances from Islamic leaders for the worst; ex-pats and goodbyes; American Bedu is worse; and horrific, untold stories of rape in Lebanon.
Nouri Al Maliki, the Prime Minister of Iraq, has called for a major re-shuffle of the senior ranks of the army in an attempt to halt the wave of sectarian violence that has gripped the country in recent weeks.
May 22, 2013
The Manchester United striker scored 26 goals as Sir Alex Ferguson's side secured a record 20th title, notching two hat-tricks to win the award by three strikes
The PSG striker has voiced his love for the footballing culture in Serie A and refused to rule out a move away from the Parc des Princes this summer
Andy Murray will miss the French Open with the back injury he picked up at ...
The Chilean has admitted that he will soon leave the Andalusian club but emphasised that he was going to Manchester City to fulfill sporting ambitions
Chevron Corp is in advanced talks to sell most of its downstream assets in Egypt and Pakistan, three sources said, with the planned disposals seen raising around $300 million for the U.S. oil major.
Egyptian film “Tatah”, starring comedian Mohammad Saed, is close to surpassing the already mind-blowing profits achieved by the film "Samir Abu Al Nile", starring fellow Egyptian funny-man Ahmad Makki.
The auction will be the central bank's second exceptional sale of foreign exchange. In April, it sold $600 million to pay for wheat, meat, cooking oil and other essential imports.
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague reaffirmed the British position that Bashar al-Assad has no place in any political solution to the conflict
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Oman yesterday aiming to help finalize an estimated $ 2.1 billion deal to supply a US-made air-defense system to the Gulf nation.
The seven members of the Egyptian security forces were released after negotiations with local tribesmen
The Blues' record goalscorer confesses he never felt close to Rafa Benitez, and reveals he hopes 'the Special One' will return to the club this summer
In any lawsuit, there are damages. Kuwait has a complete price list for each body part if it is damaged or, ahem, removed in an accident; summer movie sequels are comin'; review: Samsung Galaxy S4; and Saudi hangs five Yemeni men.
Gereth Bale has committed himself to represent Tottenham Hotspur for the near future with improved terms, despite the club's failure to make it to the Champions League.
Iranian carmaker Iran Khodro will establish an assembly line with the capacity of 30,000 units per year in the Iraqi city of Iskandariya by the next month.
A number of MPs expressed mixed reactions over the massive reshuffle on Monday in the oil sector, with some welcoming it and others strongly criticizing it as politically-motivated, while the opposition made no reaction to the changes.
The largest fruit and vegetable factory has opened its doors to Saudi women for the first time, hiring 100 female employees and aiming to hire 300 more in the coming two years.
Experts say the rent hikes were due to rising costs of building and renovation, and the increase in the wages of workers in the construction and management of building.
Dubai's top breast cancer doc affirms Angelina Jolie's decision to get a double mastectomy, and now even Jennifer Aniston (Brad's former love) is moved to tears over her bravery.
Summer just got 52 times better with so many concerts and family edutainment ahead in the UAE!
Ahmadinejad's close aide Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie was barred from running in the Iranian presidential election on Tuesday but the President said he'll take up the matter with the Supreme Leader
World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, on Tuesday announced that in light of a recent request by Jordan, the World Bank will provide financial aid to the country to help with its economy and the growing number of refugees.
Amped up on Red Bull energy drinks, B-boys from around the world dance their way through the competition in Beirut, where the pastime has become quite popular.
Egyptian actress Yousra and her show's writer deny taking advantage of the late, beloved Algerian singer "Warda", even though she's using a verse from one of her songs for a Ramadan drama.
In what sounds like a Mel Gibson movie, the Egyptian Army had refused to pay the ransom and are instead attacking the kidnappers. Turns out-- it worked!; Lebanese prof accused of rape; 'Xbox One revealed; and opposition to a Saudi 'White Ribbon' campaign.
Like Gandhi, Hani Ramzi is the change he wishes to see in the world. The comedian actor is taking a stand by attending a high profile conference to improve the Egyptian judicial system.
Over the last few days, UNHCR has reported the flow of Syrian refugees entering Jordan has reached 'almost zero'. Jordanian, Syrian and international sources have given contradictory reports as to why.
A 12 year old boy was seriously wounded when he was shot by Israeli forces in the West Bank on Tuesday.
The talks will serve as a warm up to the US-Russia backed peace initiative, touted to take place in June
The US have called the criteria that has disqualified former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani , aged 78, and an aide to current president Ahmadinejad from running in the June 14 Iranian elections, "too vague"
The seven Egyptian security force members kidnapped last Thursday were released early on Wednesday morning
Saudi economic growth will slow to 4.4 percent in 2013 from 6.8 percent last year due to an expected fall in oil production, and cuts in government spending, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.
Poverty and malnutrition increased in Egypt between 2009-2011, with spikes expected as inflation increases
Drake & Scull Construction (DSC) the General Contracting Arm of Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) has announced that it has been awarded a SAR 1.725 billion (some $460 million) contract by Lamar Investment and Real Estate Development Co. to complete the Lamar Towers project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Hybrid cars are reaching the Gulf in limited numbers. But those who want to do their bit for the environment, or make a statement, will have to dig deep into their resources.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not concerned about Dubai’s ability to repay its estimated $48 billion of debt obligations, according to the director of its Middle East and Central Asia department.
Oman considers wearing a niqab while driving too dangerous and plans to make it a traffic violation.
Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities denies the UNESCO has threatened the country with removing its sic historical sites of the World Heritage List due to the lack of experts available to manage the sites.
Get excited for another round of the Giuseppe Verdi Opera "Aida" at the Cairo Opera House four magical evenings in May.
Don't blame it on the youth! A recent study shows that the increasing number of money-related offenses are mostly committed by men between ages 40 and 50.
A study shows that Bahrainis could improve their health habits in terms of eating, sleeping or even driving.
Experts call for extending the maternity leave to promote breastfeeding among Qatari mothers in the hope of reducing malnutrition issues in the country.
Jordanian prisoners detained in Israel have entered the 20th consecutive day of hunger striking in a bid to be afforded more freedoms and better treatment.
Three people were killed during sectarian clashes in Tripoli, in northern Lebanon, on Tuesday as the spillover from the Syrian crisis increases its deathtoll and impact.
Saudi officials announced on Tuesday that it had arrested 10 members of an alleged Iranian spy ring, including Saudi, Lebanese and Turkish citizens.
May 21, 2013
The Spain international has spoken of his desire to play against the five-time World Cup winners at the famous stadium in Rio de Janeiro
The Blaugrana chief has breathed a sigh of relief following Real Madrid's announcement that they will part ways with the 50-year-old Portuguese coach at the end of the season
The Spain legend turned down the opportunity to make the move to the Blaugrana and Juventus, while stressing that Jose Mourinho did not play a role in his decision to leave
Protests outside the Iraqi embassy in Amman were held on Tuesday as citizens reacted angrily to a video showing embassy employees attacking Jordanian activists. The Iraqi government released a statement late Tuesday expressing it's 'regret' over the issue.
Sir Alex Ferguson has won the coveted ' Manager of the Year' award by the League Managers' Association (LMA) for a fourth time after guiding Manchester United to its 20th title.
Despite the ongoing regional turmoil, there are plenty of beauty spots in the Middle East that will satisfy even the pickiest tourist. It’s time to cast the Pyramids and Petra aside!
The five men were convicted of murder and committing a string of robberies across a number of towns in the the desert Kingdom
Can a show get any more controversial than having a rebellious Jewish mother whose daughter secretly converts to Islam?
The UAE is increasingly becoming a preferred destination for foreign private capital as the country proved a safe haven for investors amid the political turmoil in the Arab world.
May has proven to be a great month for Saudi women's achievements and seeing the Kingdom inch closer towards women's equality; defacing history in Alexandria; 'The Office' has shut its doors after nine seasons; and the ancient church may be saved.
Three members of the militant Lebanese group reported dead on Tueday
More than 200 people have been killed in violence across Iraq in the past week alone
The Tunisian Health Ministry statement confirmed that a 66 year-old man has died from the coronavirus
Barcelona are ready to make a 20 million-pound move for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.
The Turkish authorities have arrested a prime suspect in the car bombings that caused 51 fatalities in Reyhanli, near the Syrian border, on May 11.
Benchmark oil for June delivery gained 69 cents to close at $96.71 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Pop teen star Justin Bieber is getting mixed reviews wherever he goes, whether its Dubai or the Billboard Music Awards in Sin CIty. Some have Bieber fever, while others just want him booed off the stage.
INJAZ Saudi Arabia said the country needs a number of qualified executives and skilled manpower to drive the economy and make the best of the current economic boom in the Kingdom.
Qatar’s banks’ credit is likely to grow by 14% to 17% year-on-year (y-o-y) in 2013, much lower than the average 27% expansion seen in the previous two years, according to a Barclays study.
Inflation in Egypt is expected to climb to 10.9 percent this year, the highest level since 2010, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, more than it expected in April.
New US Department of State report finds that intolerance against Jews and Muslims is on the rise across the globe.
Lebanese designer goods made it onto the red carpet at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in France over the past week.
Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al Maliki, said on Monday that he will overhaul the country's security strategy, in light of the devastating wave of sectarian violence and bombs that has swept the country, causing 72 casualties in two days.
IDF soldiers came under fire from inside Syria late Monday evening and returned fire
The US Secretary of State is making his fourth regional visit in two months as he tries to set the terms for a peace settlement between Israel and Palestine
The tumult of Egyptian politics isn’t a new concept, but the country’s native actress speaking out on it certainly is. Ghada Adel wants President Mohammad Morsi brought down.
The daily news of bodies found floating in rivers or funeral processions attacked has become so normal, it is a sure sign of the Middle East's demise; problems with the Jordanian press; rich, spoiled brats; and Lebanon is less French, more American.
The pen can be mightier than the bra as FEMEN activist Amina sparks clashes in the conservative city of Kairouan in Tunisia with "blasphemous" graffiti.
Egyptian king of comedy actor Adel Imam has only one Ramadan TV gig but will play a multitude of characters in his role as a master con artist in “Al Araf” (The Fortune Teller).
A good part of the funds would be invested towards the development of the emirate’s Western Region.
This fascinating documentary showing the lives of some members of Egyptian Royalty before the 1952 coup d’état is set for a film festival with hopes of making it to the small screen.
Ever look in the side mirror of your car and sense that the car behind you is actually closer than indicated by the reflection? Cairo's Contemporary Image Collective is collaborating with London's Tate Modern to explore why that is through video art.
Air Arabia said on Monday it has signed a $350 million financing deal from a syndicate of two GCC banks — Qatar National Bank (QNB Group) and Commercial Bank International (CBI).
NGO fears the extreme summer heat could further alter Syrian refugees' health and living conditions.