The Syrian National Coalition said on Thursday that that the overthrough of President Bashar al-Assad is no longer a precondition for the resumption of peace negotiations.
Libya’s warring factions held UN-backed peace talks in Morocco with the aim to end the conflict between the two rival governments which many fear could spiral into full-blown civil war.
Umarali Kuvatov, leader of an opposition movement, was reportedly shot after a quarrel on the street, sources said Friday.
At least five people were injured on Friday morning when a car rammed into a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem.
The UN Security Council is set to vote on Friday on a US-drafted resolution that threatens measures against the Syrian regime over its alleged use of chlorine bombs.
Daesh began bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq on Thursday in the jihadists' latest attack on the country's historical heritage
Libya declared force majeure on 11 oilfields after a series of Islamic State attacks on facilities in the country's central region.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal called Thursday on the US-led coalition conducting airstrikes against Daesh to fight the jihadists on the ground.
March 5, 2015
The Chelsea loanee scored either side of a Fernando Llorente goal - one a stunning solo effort - to give Vincenzo Montella's side a great Coppa Italia win
An explosion near the border of Turkey hit member of the al-Qaeda affiliated group Thursday.
The Cairo Criminal Court began trying 213 alleged members of a Daesh-affiliated group Thursday.
Egypt will launch a new economic development program aimed at revitalizing the country’s flailing economy during an upcoming major investment conference.
Only 16 per cent of women were in the local labour market in 2013, according to figures released by the Department of Statistics (DoS) Wednesday.
A powerful business brand has a clearly defined target market and a clearly defined niche.
Nationalist glory or economic revival? Why Egyptians are rushing for two-way traffic in the Suez Canal
Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt’s Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic.
Demand for hotel rooms across Egypt in the second half of 2014 increased by 58%, says expert.
A "safe haven" in the MidEast, more than half of Jordan's population are refugees coming from unstable neighboring countries.
The number of Palestinians living in the West Bank and working in the Israeli economy has doubled over the past four years to 92,000 in 2014, the Bank of Israel reports.
Iranian diplomat Nour Ahmad Nikbakht returned home Thursday after being taken hostage for years in Yemen.
Conflicting reports emerged Thursday about a Daesh or al-Nusra Front member who was treated, then arrested at a hospital in Bekaa Valley.
Media reports said Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is still in critical condition after undergoing surgery Thursday.
The Frenchman's representative says there are many options open for the midfielder but says he could stay with the Serie A champions, too
Israeli settlers set fire to two cars belonging to Palestinians Thursday, spraying racist graffiti nearby.
The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, which celebrates its 25th anniversary edition later this month, has been named the top Cross Country Rally in the FIA World Cup.
Thousands of Jews from around the world celebrate Purim from Wednesday night until Sundown today.
Almost a year after Obama said chemical weapon use was a "red line," the US is calling for action against the Syrian regime.
Sayyid Khalid al Busaidy, the chairman of the Oman Football Association (OFA), is among seven candidates who will be contesting for three vacant Asian quota seats on the FIFA's executive committee next month.
President Hadi is trying to have international aid transferred to the Central Bank of Aden, a source said Thursday.
A porno film was allegedly filmed at Senn al-Agouz area inside the Pyramid and near the Sphinx.
Italy Serie A champions Juventus have revealed they are wary of Egypt winger Mohamed Salah ahead of their game against Fiorentina in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semis on Thursday...
Mohamed Ibrahim has been replaced as interior minister in a cabinet reshuffle Thursday.
28,000 individuals flee ongoing violence in the city of Tikrit, as Iraqi forces and allies launch a massive attack against Daesh to reclaim Salahuddin province.
The Syrian regime attacked the city with a barrel bomb and killed at least 18 civilians, a monitor said Thursday.
Known for her roles in the Turkish soap opera “Ihlamurlar altinda” (Under the lime trees), which was dubbed into Arabic, Tuba Büyüküstün tours around the Syrian refugee camp located in Jordan.
The extremist militants set fire to Iraqi oil wells to try to hinder aerial attacks Thursday.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that Turkey will not provide ground troops to Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the effort to reclaim the city of Mosul from Daesh in April.
Arab governments are skeptical of Obama's potential nuclear deal; a look at decades of Christian emigration from the Middle East; and a legitimate example of Hezbollah's antisemitic rhetoric.
After being kidnapped by al-Qaeda members in July 2013, Iranian diplomat Nour-Ahmed Nikbakht has since been released from captivity.
Iraqi government forces, backed by Shia volunteer fighters, battle Daesh in the northern province of Salahuddin, killing ten militants in the process.
Daniela Spector's latest album is all about beautiful things.
Almost 1,000 individuals were arrested in the month of February for various charges, including terrorism, indicating a rapid decline the country's security situation.
Joining the ranks of John Legend, Omar Khairat is next on the list for the Spring of Culture Festival lineup.
Of all the tourist destinations in the world, the Daesh stronghold of Mosul in Iraq would most likely be at the bottom of your list. The extremist group is now, however, trying to show "normal" life in the captured territory by releasing a tourist-style brochure of the city.
Egypt-based belly dancer Sofinar, often known as "Safinaz", shared on live news some shocking reports about the hotel that sued her for disgracing the Egyptian flag.
Assala Nasri replacing Sherine Abdel Wahab on The Voice... will she turn her chair around for you?
A Turkish F-4E aircraft has crashed in central Turkey just one hour after taking off, killing both pilots on board.
Can you survive a day without your personal technology toys? Take up the Al Bawaba challenge, joining thousands of people around the planet as they park their phones, tablets, e-readers and give “real life” a go. And do drop us a comment on how it went! To make sure you read about it before entering the black hole of communication, we’re giving you overnight opportunity -- so read and get ready to go it unplugged!
Samsung Electronics announced Monday its entirely redefined smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
Drake's Dubai concert is coming up, and now there's a pop-up VIP section available for his biggest (and richest) fans!
PA President Mahmoud Abbas criticized the Israeli government Wednesday for withholding over $100 million worth of tax revenues.
Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait ranked in the top 10 of a global luxury index, performing especially well on the basis of their propensity to spend on imported luxury goods.
Diana King is performing tonight in Bahrain and this Saturday in the Emirates, and here's everything you need to about the reggae artist.
If the Iraqi army takes Tikrit back from Daesh militants, it will be a victory against the extremist group. In the long run, however, will it change anything?
In November, Egypt said it would repay all its debts within six months.
Hollywood's Gerard Butler is promoting Hugo Boss' new fragrance in Dubai, and you might be the lucky fan who gets to meet him!
Qatar Airways would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia at some point and may invest in other well-run airlines.
Daesh militants in Raqqa were captured on film throwing a "gay" man from a building, then stoning the victim to death after he survived the fall.
Iran can earn an income equal to 12.6 percent of its annual crude oil revenue by producing 100 tons of farmed caviar per year.
Security forces backed by the US-led coalition killed 38 Daesh militants in Anbar province, the country's army confirmed.
Khloe Kardashian French Montana
Khloe Kardashian enjoyed a beach holiday with her on and off BF French Montana!
Relief items from Dubai were shipped to Damascus for displaced refugees Wednesday.
Egypt will present 12 petroleum, petrochemicals and minerals projects worth $10 billion at the economic development conference set for mid-March, the petroleum ministry has said.
Why air strikes won't eliminate Daesh; John Locke teaches us about Yemen's political crisis; and graffiti a mode of artistic expression for Palestinians.
Arab teens have taken to crushing and smoking ants for a cheap high.
More than 350 soldiers who took part in last summer's military onslaught have since received counseling for post-traumatic stress, a report said Wednesday.
BlackBerry will launch four new smartphones this year and a new package of cross-platform applications as it continues its “philosophical” shift to making software.
With Indonesia joining the list of countries that have barred their women from working as housemaids in the UAE, finding domestic help has become a major challenge in the country.
March 4, 2015
The Swiss is sure that prejudice and ignorance can be stamped out of the game but only if tougher punishments are introduced
Hamas increased its security measures on the border Wednesday as tensions between Gaza and Egypt escalate.
Housing Ministry asks for higher percentage of residential units than previously agreed, says source.
Bank of Khartoum, an Islamic institution which is Sudan's biggest privately owned bank, plans to open a wholesale banking branch in Bahrain.
At the end of the day, introverts need to play to their strengths and not shy away from them.
The richest five people in the UAE, with a combined net worth of $21.7 billion (Dh79 billion), have made it to this year’s Forbes World’s Billionaires List.
Online etiquette and the correct way to behave on social media will be the focus of a major youth conference opening in Bahrain next week.
In a statement, Chebib said all illegitimate aesthetic centers in Beirut would be shut down until they obtain legal status.
The much-anticipated devices were launched by the Korean manufacturer ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Fiscal deficits arising from low oil prices and funding needs for infrastructure projects are unlikely to boost sovereign sukuk issuance from the GCC region.
The fire lasted four hours and injured 40 people Wednesday.
Rebels attacked a government security building Wednesday, causing tens of casualties on both sides.
The PLO said Wednesday it can't pay the $655 million in damages fined by a New York court.
The Frenchman was banned from coaching the club's Castilla team but saw the decision overturned and Cruyff believes the embarrassing incident should never have happened
The Jordanian king called on his citizens Tuesday to be proud of the country's resilience against "enemies of Islam."
Assi El Helani's daughter Marina clearly has the keys to both her superstar daddy's heart and a brand new car!
The "Fireball" singer is headlining this year's Bahrain Formula One at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir, it was announced yesterday.
The unidentified warplanes struck an airport in a Libyan town allied with the legitimized government Wednesday.
T-Pain made Monday a magical day for US servicemen, women, families and friends at the naval base in Jaffair with a surprise concert.
"I Say a Little Prayer" hit maker Diana King is bringing her reggae singing self to the Emirates.
"Cinderella" actress Lily James looked magical in an Elie Saab shimmering dress.
The UN agency is looking to hold discussions with the country about its nuclear program on March 9.
The report found that between August 1 and December 31, 61 per cent of handsets registered on the UAE’s networks were smartphones.
Following news of severe shortages in the embattled Gaza Strip, Israeli officials have agreed to increase water output by some 5 million cubic meters.
Oil rebounded by more than $2 towards $62 a barrel on Tuesday as fighting in Libya, stronger equity markets and firm demand helped Brent futures recover from their biggest one-day loss in a month.
Pep Guardiola has no intention of leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the 2014-15 campaign amid rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City.
“Initially we set the deadline for 2018…but some countries might not deliver on time,” said Abdulla Belhaif Al Nuaimi, minister of public works and chairman of the FTA.
An Afghan Shia commander was killed during a battle with southern Syrian rebels for control of key positions between the capital Damascus and the southern city of Daraa, according to activists and Iranian media.
Last year, Kuwait had awarded KD7.3 billion ($25 billion) worth of contracts. It was almost four times as much as in 2013 and more than the last three years combined, stated MEED Projects in its report.
Hundreds were rescued but ten died when migrants left North Africa on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia's subtle change of energy policymaker line-up since the accession of new King Salman in late January appears to give the king's inner circle a firmer hand on the kingdom's oil strategy than previous rulers have enjoyed.