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09:46 GMT
Will Shakira be replacing mega-diva Christina Aguilera on The Voice USA?
Obama's foreign policy "seems to be hinged more on reimagining old and tired foes than on addressing complex challenges." (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
Obama's foreign policy "seems to be hinged more on reimagining old and tired foes than on addressing complex challenges."

May 25, 2015

People attend the funeral of eight Shiite worshippers gunned down during an attack on an Ashura commemoration event in Saudi Arabia, November 2014.  (AFP/File)
14:09 GMT
Shiites in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province set up a mass funeral for the victims of the Daesh-claimed mosque attack - thousands are expected to attend.
Ellen and Portia pose with The Act performers. (Instagram)
13:30 GMT
TV host extraordinaire Ellen De Generes and partner Portia de Rossi were spotted on the town in Dubai last night.
The air support would help combat Daesh militants, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara and the US had agreed to provide air support to Syrian opposition forces Monday.
Gigi Hadid, baring her soul at the Amfar auction, Cannes. (photo courtesy of DeGRISOGONO)
09:39 GMT
Taylor Swift wants to set Gigi Hadid up on a date after she split from her long-term boyfriend Cody Simpson.
Khloe Kardashian styled as The Glam Goddess. (photo courtesy of Mane Addicts)
05:30 GMT
The reality star is back in Dubai today with Kuwaiti model Fouz Al Fahad for a special event with celeb hairdresser Jen Atkin.

May 24, 2015

An Iraqi official said Saturday that the US was planning to partially withdraw from Iraq should Daesh take control of an air base in Ramadi. (AFP/File)
16:20 GMT
An Iraqi official said Saturday that the US was planning to partially withdraw from Iraq should Daesh take control of an air base in Ramadi.
The new tool is called 'Kahawai' after the Hawaiian word for 'stream'. (Shutterstock)
05:30 GMT
Duke University researchers are developing a tool that allows hi-res video games to be played on mobile devices for a fraction of cloud-gaming bandwidth.

May 23, 2015

US President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill that gives US Congress 30 days to review any final nuclear deal between Iran and international negotiators. It also requires the president verify Iran's compliance with any deal.  (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
06:00 GMT
The bill gives US Congress 30 days to review any final nuclear deal between Iran and international negotiators.

May 22, 2015

Sunni volunteers in the mainly Shiite Popular Mobilization forces take part in training exercises on May 8, 2015.  (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
20:02 GMT
A spokesman for Popular Mobilization, a Shiite militia, announced Iraqi forces plan to launch Ramadi offensive in upcoming days to retake the city from Daesh.
US fighter jets have been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh positions in Syria for over eight months. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Pentagon officials admitted killing civilians during the US-led coalition's air campaign against Daesh militants in Syria.
An American soldier stands guard at the Taji base complex, which hosts Iraqi and US troops. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi)
06:00 GMT
A British national was convicted on Thursday of killing a US soldier in a roadside bombing in September 2007.

May 21, 2015

Robert Doggart, 63, faces five-years in prison if convicted, outraging Muslim communities across the US. (Twitter)
08:58 GMT
The FBI arrested a Christian terrorist who planned to bomb a 100-strong Muslim community in America.
A screenshot shows a Daesh militant holding up a black flag in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:35 GMT
French authorities confirmed Wednesday they would hold a meeting with the international community on how to stop Daesh militants in Iraq and Syria.
Details of the arms deal were reviewed and approved by the Pentagon this week. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
The Pentagon could approve a $1.9 billion arms sale to Israel to buy Hellfire missles, glide bombs and bunker buster bombs.

May 20, 2015

Osama bin Laden spent his final years penning love letters to one of his wives. (AFP/File)
18:49 GMT
Osama bin Laden spent his final years penning love letters to one of his wives.
The former US secretary of state admitted she made a mistake in voting for the American invasion of Iraq. (AFP/File)
11:20 GMT
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton admitted she made a mistake by voting in favor of the 2003 invasion of Iraq by American forces.
US troops and 17 other nations participated in various training exercises in the Jordanian desert. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The US along with 17 other nations participated in annual war games designed to "exchange military expertise" in the Jordanian desert.

May 19, 2015

The US-led coalition is conducting an intense air campaign against Daesh in the northeast province of Hasakeh. (Al Bawaba/File)
18:45 GMT
Air strikes by a US-led coalition against the Islamic State group (ISIS, also known as Daesh) in northeastern Syria have killed around 170 jihadists in the past 48 hours, a monitoring group said Tuesday.
Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi raises his hands from behind the defendant's cage as the judge reads out his verdict sentencing him and more than 100 other defendants to death at the police academy in Cairo on May 16, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
10:28 GMT
The US and UN expressed deep concern about the death sentences handed down in Egypt for more than 100 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
Cotton textiles are one of Egypt's largest exports. (Shutterstock)
10:12 GMT
Egypt seeks an expansion of the Qualifying Industrial Zones (QIZ) trade agreement, which would allow more of its products to enter the US duty-free.
Iranian American Jason Rezaian, journalist for The Washington Post, will likely face trial next Tuesday in the Revolutionary Court. (AFP/File)
09:54 GMT
Iranian American Jason Rezaian, journalist for The Washington Post, will likely face trial next Tuesday in the Revolutionary Court.

May 18, 2015

Iraqi families flee the violence in Ramadi. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
11:25 GMT
The US-led coalition fulfilled requests to increase support to Iraqi military forces in Ramadi.
US President Barack Obama has made calls for Iran to release American prisoners, but so far the Islamic Republic's government has been largely silent.
09:00 GMT
As a potential nuclear deal between Iran and world powers draws closer, these are the four Americans still being held in Iranian custody.

May 17, 2015

One day after its release, Daesh's refute video and coinciding tweets are nowhere to be found. (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT
We're not sure why, but Daesh denied a massive casualty online by US Special forces Friday, then deleted it.
Displaced people from Ramadi arrive in Baghdad.  (AFP/File)
15:17 GMT
Nearly 8,000 Iraqis have fled the ongoing violence in Ramadi, as Daesh militants fight to wrest control of Anbar province's capital from Iraqi government forces.
US officials say Abu Sayyaf's wife Umm Sayyaf is now in custody after being captured during the raid. (AFP/FIle)
14:41 GMT
The Pentagon killed a high-level Daesh commander on Saturday, now the news is trying to figure out who he was.
US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey takes part in a briefing at the Pentagon on May 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
11:20 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that a US military operation in eastern Syria killed 32 Daesh militants, although US officials reported a smaller number.
CEOs of the US airlines pointed toward the Gulf carriers' 25 percent growth in the US this year, saying evidence of the advantage "cannot be ignored." (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
CEOs of the US airlines pointed toward the Gulf carriers' 25 percent growth in the US this year, saying evidence of the advantage "cannot be ignored."

May 16, 2015

A member of Iraq's anti-terrorism unit flashes a victory sign at a military base near Anbar province's capital, Ramadi, May 8, 2015. (AFP/File)
18:56 GMT
Daesh militants were pushed out of the government's headquarters in the Iraqi city of Ramadi Saturday, a day after raising their black flag on the building.
In an overnight helicopter raid US special forces kill Daesh oil minister Abu Sayyaf and capture wife for questioning.  (AFP/Park Ji-Hwan)
13:48 GMT
In an overnight helicopter raid US special forces kill Daesh oil minister Abu Sayyaf and capture wife for questioning.
A federal jury sentenced 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for 2013 bombing of Boston Marathon, which killed 3 and injured over 260.  (Federal Bureau)
09:37 GMT
Federal jury sentences 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for 2013 bombing of Boston Marathon, which killed 3 and injured over 260.
U.S. President Obama and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders after a summit meeting at Camp David in Maryland, May 14, 2015.  (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
08:58 GMT
US president Obama reaffirmed security ties with Gulf allies and predicted the Syria crisis to continue after he leaves office.
Iraqi Sunni volunteers from the Anbar province, who joined Iraq's Popular Mobilization force as part of government efforts to make the fight against Daesh, take part in their first training session at a training base in Amriyat al-Fallujah, on May 8, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
07:57 GMT
US pledges weapons shipment to Iraq following Daesh seizure of main government compound in Ramadi, capital of Anbar province.

May 15, 2015

Indonesian student of international relations Anisa Widya Lestari, 20, holds a US flag as visitors watch US presidential elections. (AFP/Romeo Gacad)
13:00 GMT
Muslims in the US increased by 50 percent in the past seven years. Who are the people making the change?
US President Barack Obama sits with GCC leaders at Camp David in Maryland, May 14. 2015. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Gulf countries were seeking assurances from Barack Obama regarding Iran and Daesh during a two-day summit at Camp David Thursday.

May 14, 2015

Here's Enright in combat gear with Kalashnikov "Olga."  (Twitter)
22:32 GMT
Meet the Hollywood actor who went to real-life war against Daesh
The US president is hosting leadership from the GCC at his retreat in Camp David, hoping to sell Arab powers on the nuclear deal. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
18:52 GMT
The US president is hosting leadership from the GCC at his retreat in Camp David, hoping to sell Arab powers on the nuclear deal.
Heidi Klum is again gaining notoriety, but this time for her "Heidi whities." (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Heidi Klum is again gaining notoriety, but this time for her "Heidi whities."
A meeting at the P5+1 talks with Iran at UN headquarters in Vienna, on July 3, 2014. (AFP/Joe Klamar)
14:29 GMT
Representatives from the P5+1 member countries have started the third day of nuclear talks in Vienna.
Bonds guaranteed by the US government secure Jordan low-cost financing and eases the pressure on local banks. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
Bonds guaranteed by the US government secure Jordan low-cost financing and eases the pressure on local banks.
US President Barack Obama welcomes the emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah to the White House in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2015. Obama is hosting leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to allay their fears over a potential nuclear deal with Iran and to discuss regional security issues. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
08:28 GMT
As the United State's Arab allies prepare to convene for meetings at Camp David this week, one must wonder how the American President will play the new Arab world order.

May 13, 2015

Iran's Revolutionary Guard participates in a military drill in the Strait of Hormuz near southern Iran, February 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:18 GMT
A White House spokesperson said the US was monitoring an Iranian cargo ship bound for Yemen. Iranian authorities said no inspection would be authorised of the ship, amid escalating tensions.
An American F-16 jet flies over Iraq during a military operation. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Two US pilots were rescued after their F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed into the Persian Gulf. The aircraft had been assigned out of Bahrain amid heavy fighting in Yemen.
The two meetings come “at a critical moment in the history of the Middle East". (Wikimedia Commons)
05:37 GMT
Despite snub from three GCC leaders, summit begins at the White House today and moves to Camp David, with Iran high on the agenda.

May 12, 2015

Etihad Stadium (picture courtesy of telegraph.co.uk)
15:47 GMT
Etihad Airways has signed a legacy partnership agreement with Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE) to become the exclusive airline partner of three major Washington sports teams.