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Arab Bank logo.
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A jury in Brooklyn finds Arab Bank liable for terrorist acts committed overseas.
It's an embarrassing day to be  Saudi teacher. (Shuttershock/File)
08:59 GMT
Hey it's Saudi National Day. Also — this video clip of a Saudi teacher went viral and it should probably embarrass the country
IAF shoots down Syrian fighter jet over Israeli-controlled space.
08:55 GMT
Syrian turmoil spills over the border with the intrusion of Syrian warplane into Israeli airspace, IAF strikes down jet with Patriot missile.
2022 FIFA World Cup logo
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The Fifa Executive Committee member had expressed his belief that the 2022 edition will not be staged in the Arab state because of the high temperatures
Saleh is said to be recovering well in hospital following his heart surgery. (Image: Facebook)
08:26 GMT
Khaled Saleh's health is not as good as he'd like it to be, especially that he's in the ICU as we speak!
Egyptians are dominating the Arab Idol competition with their unique voices! (Image: Al Ahram)
08:14 GMT
A total of 26 contestants from 10 Arab countries will take part in the final showdown of Arab Idol, 9 of those are Egyptian!
Yeshiva students Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion.
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Yeshiva students Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion.
The Arab Film Festival will kick off on Oct 10! (Image: Facebook)
07:56 GMT
If you're looking to showcase your independent film at the Arab Film Festival in California, then they're accepting submissions right now!
Khorasan army. [Glogster]
07:28 GMT
Some American experts say the al-Qaeda-linked group Khorasan poses a greater threat than Islamic State itself.
A Kurdish protestor uses a sling shot against Turkish soldiers near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 22, 2014. Turkey said on September 22 that some 130,000 people had flooded across its border from Syria as Kurdish fighters battled Islamic State group jihadists trying to capture a strategic town. (AFP /BULENT KILIC)
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A Kurdish protestor uses a sling shot against Turkish soldiers near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. [AFP]
06:57 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has opposed any deployment of foreign ground forces in the country as part of efforts against the ISIL terrorists.
Islamic State fighters. [AFP]
06:41 GMT
The United States and its allies have started airstrikes against the ISIL terrorist group in Syria, the Pentagon says.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas attends the 25th Arab League summit, March 25, 2014. [AFP]
06:32 GMT
President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian leadership is close to deciding if it will file complaints against Israel at United Nations institutions and courts in November.
Stacks and stacks of new one hundred dollar bills.
06:06 GMT
Netropolitan is an elite social networking site which requires its members to pay over ten thousand dollars to join. Is it destined to fail? A video of the Lebanese Army abusing prisoners goes viral; and Israel is somehow still a part of the EU.
Both Kuwait and Bahrain are expected to witness a major surge in the value of infrastructure projects this year, according to the report
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The value of new infrastructure projects across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is poised to hit $86 billion in 2014, up 77.8 per cent compared to last year, said a report.
Iranian soldiers march past President Hassan Rouhani (L) during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of Iran's war with Iraq (1980-88) in Tehran, on September 22, 2014 (Behrouz Mehri/ AFP).
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Iran has unveiled a new home-made radar system named “Fath 2” and a new drone dubbed "Sadeq 1" during its "Sacred Defense" week.
This case proves you can never be too careful in shared bathrooms (Shutterstock).
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You can never be too careful with your privacy, as this Dubai case shows.
The ability to turn distance and location into a competitive advantage by hosting applications and data in optimal locations, while ensuring flawless application performance and the best user experience.
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The Mena region’s appetite for applications and services being delivered to devices irrespective of geographic location is evident from the region's growing interest in cloud computing
 A positive response from bank customers to use their Emirates ID cards as ATM cards proves the UAE’s residents’ keenness to adopt latest technologies without any apprehension.
04:55 GMT
Since the bank introduced this service on September 7, more than 8,000 customers have registered their ID cards with the bank to use them as ATM cards.

September 22, 2014

Mathieu Debuchy
22:16 GMT
The new signing damaged ligaments in his left ankle during the recent 2-2 draw with Manchester City and now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines
According to the survey, 15 percent of the Turkish population lived under the poverty line in 2013, while 13 percent was considered “continuously poor.”
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Of the total population, 78.5 percent reported not being able to take a one-week vacation away from home due to financial constraints.
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power chairing a UN Security Council meeting (Andrew Burton/ Getty Images North America/ AFP).
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United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power predicts that the U.S will not conduct unilateral airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State.
The project, which will come up on 1800-hectare area, includes waterfront villas and chalets in addition to diverse leisure and entertainment services.
19:39 GMT
A leading Egypt-based investment group has signed a deal to acquire a five-star hotel in the Business Bay area facing Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.
Cancellation of the tournament will have an impact on the country's economy, particularly the construction sector,
18:45 GMT
The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, Fifa executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.
Introducing yourself can affect how well you make friends, fit in at work or even get a job. It affects future opportunities and networking possibilities, support and a sense of belonging.
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Whether you’re walking into a social gathering or a job interview, there are some universal things to keep in mind when introducing yourself.
Jordan is cracking down on its nationals that support or join the Islamic State (File Archive/ AFP).
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Jordanian security authorities arrested several militants associated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group who were preparing to conduct terrorist attacks in the Kingdom.
Egyptian security forces and forensic experts work at the site of a bomb attack near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in central Cairo on September 21, 2014 (Mohamed al-Shahed/ AFP).
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A bomb exploded near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo on Sunday.
Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup stirs further controversy
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A member of the Executive Committee for world football’s governing body has voiced his belief that the tournament will ultimately take place elsewhere
Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq (left) and Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad gesture to shake hands during a press conference (File/AFP)
15:53 GMT
Fatah and Hamas leaders will meet in Cairo before indirect talks are to take place with Israel, according to Egyptian sources.
Ayman Zeidan is not convinced by his own performance in "The Neighborhood Gate". (Image: Facebook)
15:52 GMT
A guy's gotta what a guy's gotta do to pay the rent, and that's the only reason Aman took the job on "Bab Al Harah" (The Neighborhood Door).
The poor chicken died halfway through being raped (File/Shutterstock)
15:11 GMT
A teenager in Yemen was in a lot of trouble after his father walked in on him raping a chicken. This was all caught on film by the way.
Armed Yemeni Shiite Huthi anti-government rebels add to growing insecurity in Sanaa (Mohammed Huwais/ AFP).
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The `Friends of Yemen´ group, which includes Gulf Cooperation Council members, will meet in New York on 24 September 2014 following continued insecurity in Sanaa and Prime Minister Basindwa´s resignation on Sunday.
Mercedes determined to prevent drivers' F1 championship being decided by poor reliability
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Mercedes has said that they are determined to prevent the drivers' world championship being decided by poor reliability, in light of the team's fourth mechanical retirement of the year during the Singapore Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg was forced to retire.
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu kisses the daughter of a hostage who was freed by IS (File/AFP)
13:51 GMT
A PKK leader accused Turkey's government of collaborating with Islamic State militants after the extremist group released 49 Turkish hostages.
Li Na
13:35 GMT
Chinese tennis ace Li Na has said that she has no regrets about her decision to retire due to her unrelenting knee injuries, but revealed that she reached the decision only after thinking long and hard.
Islamic State and Nusra Front militants battled with Lebanon's army in the border town of Arsal last month (File/AFP)
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Lebanon's army and political factions are mobilizing to fight the security threat posed by extremist groups such as Islamic state and Nusra Front.
A Palestinian policeman inspects an unexploded Israeli bomb in Gaza (File/AFP)
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Palestinian engineers deactivated over three tons of unexploded bombs and a missile, leftover from Israel's recent 50-day assault in Gaza.
Egyptian security forces. [AFP]
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IS spokesman praises Sinai terrorists for carrying out "blessed operations against the guards of the Jews, the soldiers of Sisi, the new Pharaoh of Egypt."
Americans love their peanut butter but many Lebanese think it's downright disgusting.
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McDonalds is permissible and Starbucks is a must, but some American edible exports are not compatible with the Lebanese palette; how to be happy in the Middle East or anywhere in the world; Israel illegally kicking out Africans; and an apology to Egypt.
Posters of men imitating IS beheading propaganda videos caused outrage (Image: The Independent)
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An Israeli gay club night promoter has come under scrutiny for imitating an Islamic State style beheading video for a photo shoot.
Lady Gaga clearly loves her some Dubai fashion as seen in Brussels (Image: Instagram).
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We can only give an "Applause" to the pop star for sporting a sassy number made in Dubai.
Sixteen children were among the dead, following Syrian air strikes across the country (File/AFP)
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Syrian air strikes carried out by the country's army killed at least 42 people in Saraqeb and Ehsim, according to a London-based monitoring group.
Rabbi Ahron Cohen has frequently been targeted for his outspoken views on Gaza (Image: Manchester Evening News/Joel Goodman)
10:36 GMT
A British rabbi who spoke out against Israeli actions in Gaza has been targeted again in a hate crime after his car was set ablaze.
Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad will lead the delegation with Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders Monday (File/Getty/AFP)
10:13 GMT
Palestinian leaders left for Egypt Monday to discuss rebuilding the Gaza Strip and securing a permanent ceasefire with Israel.
Syrian Kurds carry their belongings along the border with Turkey near town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province, Sept. 20, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:41 GMT
Up to 100,000 Syrians fled to Turkey in less than a week to escape Islamic State persecution, according to the head of Turkey's disaster management agency.
These are the faces of "Chaos, Disorder" that was screened this weekend. (Image: Facebook)
09:26 GMT
London got a taste of the Middle East cinema over the weekend as "Chaos, Disorder" was screened alongside a few other films from our region.
The suspect said she apparently stabbed her victim in the back "not to kill her", but just to cause harm (File/Shutterstock)
09:18 GMT
A housemaid in the UAE was charged with attempted murder after stabbing her colleague in the back and shoulder.
Amal and George will be tying the knot this weekend in Venice! (Image: Facebook)
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George Clooney picks his wedding tux from luxury Italian brand Giorgio Armani for his upcoming Italian wedding to Amal Alamuddin.
Akon is coming to the UAE this week. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT
He's a well known face around the UAE, and now the "Dangerous" singer is back in the city this week.
Israel's 50-day war in the Gaza Strip left tens of thousands homeless as a result (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT
The UN will monitor reconstruction in Gaza by sending 500 international supervisors to the Strip at the request of a senior Israeli official.
Robert Gates says Obama's IS plan is not realistic. [AFP]
08:18 GMT
Former US secretary of defense Robert Gates says President Barack Obama’s plan to fight and defeat ISIL militants is not realistic and the US military cannot achieve its goals against the group without the help of the “boots on the ground”.
US S Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. [AFP]
07:58 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart for more than an hour on Sunday and stressed the need to make progress in nuclear negotiations this week on the sidelines of UN meetings.
Turkish presidential press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyio Erdogan  and his wife Ermine receiving freed Turkish consulate hostages at the Cankaya presidential Palace in Ankara. [AFP]
07:28 GMT
With President Erdogan refusing to explain why Isis decided to release 49 of the country’s diplomats, suspicions are growing about Ankara’s murky relationship with the self-styled caliphate.
Youssef was known for his comedy roles throughout his prosperous career. (Image: Al Masry Al Youm)
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A sudden heart attack has sadly killed Egyptian comedian actor Youssef Eid in the early hours of Monday morning.
The Muslim guard of the church of the village of Derven, Kujtim Balloku, walks in front of the church on September 19, 2014. Pope Francis will visit the small Balkan nation on September 21, 2014 to promote Albanian religious tolerance, an intrinsic value of a society where three main religions, Muslims, Orthodox Christians, and Catholics live in harmony. (AFP / GENT SHKULLAKU)
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The Muslim guard of the church of the village of Derven, Kujtim Balloku
Ivanovic lifts the WTA Pan Pacific Open trophy
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Serbian tennis ace Ana Ivanovic battled to record a straight set win against former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Members of ISIL in Iraq
06:32 GMT
Organized resistance by locals against the IS group is a present reality in the Ninawa province where the IS stronghold, the city of Mosul, is also located; Lebanon is addressing the Ebola threat; and the media is trying to make Al Nusra Front nice.
Government-funded fat reduction surgery in the works for this 600 kg Saudi (Shuttershock)
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A 610 kg Saudi man was forklifted to the hospital on Monday for a weight reduction treatment provided by the Saudi government
The UAE, which is new to the industry in comparison to countries with older, developed health systems, requires a more focused approach to promote its available services.
05:44 GMT
One of the main challenges in the region is to reverse the outbound medical tourism trend, and provide specialised services in line with the required capacity and the prevalence of lifestyle diseases
Hamaki is used to having his music vids make waves on YouTube! (Image: Facebook)
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Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki has "Something Hidden" on YouTube!
Hind Sabri is rumored to be unhappy with her new film's makers! (Image: Facebook)
05:13 GMT
Tunisian actress Hind Sabri is the leading actress in the upcoming film "Al Jazeerah 2" (The Island 2) , except its makers seem to have forgotten to include her in their promotional posters!
The security situation in Sanaa has disintegrated amid rising clashes between government and rebel forces. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Sources report Saudi warplanes have been deployed to Yemen at the request of Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.
The move has been a long time coming. Saudi authorities have slowly unrolled a plan to liberalise the market spanning a decade, and pursued a long- term reform agenda.
04:55 GMT
reign investors are salivating at the prospect of investing in Saudi Arabia’s well developed but frontier market with a string of world-class companies that have remained largely out of the portfolio of global fund managers.
The Current TV sale was initially resisted by distributors including Time Warner Cable and AT&T, which argued that they had contracted with Current TV and not Al Jazeera.
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In a countersuit filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery on Thursday, Al Jazeera is seeking to keep the money that Gore and his former partner Joel Hyatt had sought in a lawsuit filed in August.
is there and you will hear about it soon,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Fiscal Committee said.
04:55 GMT
One of Dubai’s top government officials said on Sunday that he expects state-owned conglomerate Dubai World to reach a deal on renegotiating its debt repayment schedule in the near future
Bravo celebrates win over Levante with teammate Alves
04:14 GMT
Bravo: "Returning home with the great @DaniAlvesD2 after an important win. Have all a nice week" [@c1audiobravo]

September 21, 2014

Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa announced his resignation Sunday amid rebel surge in Sanaa (AFP/File)
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Amid reports of rebel take-over in the capital, Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa resigned Sunday.
The 13th edition of Cityscape Global is all set to welcome more than 35,000 participants from across the world and exhibitor numbers have also jumped to more than 280 for the first time in five years.
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The Middle East’s largest and most influential property show is also co-located with three dedicated and expert-led conferences.
Lewis Hamilton
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Lewis Hamilton claimed victory in the Singapore Grand Prix Sunday to move top of the Formula One drivers' championship standings as Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg failed to point after retiring with technical problems.
While Jordan's remained one of the few stable countries neighboring IS control, many believe extremist sleeper cells could begin to pose a threat inside the country. (AFP/File)
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Jordanian security officials said on Sunday that they arrested 11 members of the Islamic State for plotting terrorism attacks in the Kingdom.
Despite a ceasefire agreement yesterday, shelling and clashes continued between government forces and Houthi rebels Sunday. (AFP/File)
18:33 GMT
Fierce shelling continued in Sanaa on Sunday as Houthi rebels moved in on a key army base.
Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea: Lampard ends Mourinho’s perfect start
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The Blues legend volleyed in James Milner's cross to pull the Premier League champions level after Andre Schurrle had broken the deadlock and Pablo Zabaleta had seen red
The Cairo attack is the second since June to target police forces in the capital since June. (AFP/File)
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State TV reported Sunday a bomb attack occurred outside the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo, killing two police officers.
Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United: Vardy and Ulloa combine to crush Van Gaal’s flops
15:36 GMT
The Red Devils led at the interval but imploded in the second half against Nigel Pearson's men, who came back from two goals down to claim a famous win
Sheriff Rizwan, CEO and founder of, the first online retailer to sell the devices on Friday, said that it is a blockbuster sale so far.
15:31 GMT
“We got around 200 pieces on Friday afternoon and it was sold out within 20 minutes. Around 40 pre-booked customers flew in from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Jordan and Kuwait to collect their devices,” he said.
Micronutrient fortification in fertilizers will be an opportunity for innovation, trade ties and economic stability.
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Fertilizers that can combat nutrition deficiencies will be a major opportunity for GCC producers.
 Sheikha Al-Bahar- Deputy CEO, National Bank of Kuwait. She may look like a movie star, but this powerful exec has both Stanford and Harvard degrees and over 30 years of banking experience. As Deputy  CEO of the Gulf’s oldest and largest bank, she’s on lots of other boards also, including the International Bank of Qatar.
14:53 GMT
Women on top: Forbes finds the Middle East's most leading women!
Many Saudis still believe all music is haraam.
14:34 GMT
Over half of Saudi university students were asked if music should be banned in any form from public forums and a surprising amount said yes; a funny look at the range of 'craziness' among Muslims; and when Israel bombs Gaza, so does America.
Reports indicate the military transport plane crashed due to a sudden technical error during a training exercise. (AFP/File)
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A Egyptian military aircraft crashed south of Cairo Sunday, killing six military personnel and injuring another.
A slimmer trimmer Maha Ahmad. (Image: Facebook)
13:59 GMT
We'll have to change our fat girl stereotype for Maha Ahmad's roles as the Egyptian actress has seriously lost some weight
Hani Shaker sings for his country.
13:55 GMT
With all proceeds from his concerts going toward the "Long Live Egypt Fund", Hani Shaker is singing his way around the nation.
And Gold’s Gym’s members aren’t the only ones upping their activity; Seebran expects to lift the company’s total number of clubs to 22 by the end of the year following a series of openings.
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In a country where most residential towers have their own gym facilities, Gold’s Gym is looking to lure members with the promise of a larger range of equipment, more floor space and a better atmosphere.
A new round of Israeli/Palestinian indirect talks is expected to face challenging demands, negotiations. (AFP/File)
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Egypt-brokered Indirect talks are expected to resume Tuesday between Israel and the Palestinian factions,
Kei Nishikori
13:24 GMT
Japan's Kei Nishikori has reportedly put up his hand to fill the void left by China's Li Na's retirement in the Asian tennis.
Ahlam knows Joe Raad is the man!
13:20 GMT
Asala Nasri's daughter Sham's wedding brought together more than one union.
Adel won't be making a comeback to "Saraya Abdeen" next Ramadan! (Image: Facebook)
13:05 GMT
Ghada Adel is the latest celeb to pull out of the "Saraya Abdeen" sequel. Is this some kinda trend we don't know about?
Al Hayat newspaper reported Sunday that Qatari officials in change of mediation warned the Lebanese government of Nusra's intent to execute soldiers. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT
According to a report in Al-Hayat newspaper, Qatari officials told the Lebanese government the Nusra Front planned to begin executing soldiers "one after another" if prisoner release demands were not met.
Tamer poses with his "biggest" fan! (Image: Twitter)
11:44 GMT
Tamer Hosny was faced with a serious dilemma last week when one fan threatened to kill herself unless her spoke to her in person!
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announces his new cabinet in Ankara, August 29, 2014. [AFP]
11:00 GMT
Diplomats, soldiers, children taken in Iraq are now in the southeastern city of Sanliurfa.
Syrian Kurds look at smoke billowing after a mortar hit the land near the Syrian border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 20, 2014. [AFP]
10:36 GMT
The UN Refugee Agency says around 70,000 Syrian Kurds have been forced from their homes by the ISIL Takfiri threat and they have moved into Turkey in only 24 hours.
Another exciting concert added to the RedFestDXB lineup. (Image: Facebook)
09:33 GMT
They've taken the UK by storm, and now the "Superheroes" hit makers are coming to the Middle East.
Omar Basaad stands a chance at snatching the title "Best Middle East Artist" at the upcoming MTV EMAs. (Image: Twitter)
09:25 GMT
In a milestone for Arab EDM producers, Saudi producer/DJ Omar Basaad has been nominated in the category of “Best Middle East” artist for the MTV EMas 2014.
Tom grins as he poses for a picture with Zeina! (Image: Twitter)
09:13 GMT
Zeina has been spotted with Tom Cruise, what's all that about?
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. [AFP]
09:09 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi heads to the US for the first time as leader to attend the 69th session of the UN General Assembly
Apache helicopter in flight.
08:53 GMT
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pentagon said.
Deputy foreign minister of Iran Seyed Abbas Araghchi  addresses to the United Nations Security Council next to Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari. [AFP]
08:40 GMT
According to a recent interview, Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters.
Turns out Ruby and Sameh have been married for five months! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:36 GMT
You needn't wonder anymore; Ruby's secret husband's name is inside!
The domestic helper, a 32-year-old Indonesian, reportedly shared a room with the boy as the family did not have a private space for her. [Shutter Stock]
08:24 GMT
Indonesian domestic helper shared a room with the boy in Bahrain
Lana Slezic says Britain First and Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie, who shared the picture, have desecrated the memory of Malalai Kakar. [the Independent]
08:14 GMT
A photographer has described her horror after being alerted to a picture she said she took of Afghanistan’s first female police officer being used to promote banning the burka by Britain First.
Would-be groom asked to offer iPhone 6 as dowry.
07:58 GMT
A Saudi man has asked a man who proposed to his sister to offer her an iPhone 6 as a dowry.