November 24, 2015
Abu Dhabi-based NMC Health announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 51 per cent shareholding in Fakih IVF Group for Dh696 million.
The ethics committee of world football governing body FIFA has recommended UEFA president Michel Platini be banned for life, a report said Tuesday.
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Glowork, a Saudi agency that matches job-seeking Saudi women to jobs online, took home the social entrepreneurship award at the second iteration of the 2015 Emirates Award for Arabian Gulf Youth.
US President Barack Obama met today with French President Francois Hollande to discuss their joint strategy against Daesh.
Turkey currently hosts the highest number of Syrian refugees in the world.
On Monday Egyptian border guards killed five Sudanese nationals who were attempting to cross into Israel.
China Petroleum and Technology Development Corporation (CPTDC) intends to invest approximately $10m in Egypt, Li Qitang, Egypt’s chief office representative, told Daily News Egypt.
Witnesses reported seeing an explosion hit a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunis.
The 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament’s, AWST, Organising Committee has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Etisalat, making the Telecoms Corporation the first Platinum Sponsor of the Sharjah 2016 Tournament.
Sayed Ahmed al-Mousawi is accused of giving mobile phone SIM cards to protesters and taking photos of demonstrations against the ruling Al Khalifa regime.
Olivier Corel is said to be close to the individual identified as the voice claiming responsibility for the Paris attacks.
The UAE plans to install innovative solar-powered bins across Sharjah that double as hotspots, in line with the country's Innovation Week.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was set to meet his Turkish counterpart in Istanbul.
Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton races during the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MARWAN NAAMANI
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair will face questions about his role in orchestrating British foreign policy towards Libya.
The explosive device was discovered in Jenin and was promptly neutralized.
British officials discuss the pros and cons of bombing Syria; Queen Rania supports Google's biggest street view capture of Middle East in Jordan; an Amman blogger shares his experience with a chicken allergy; And how to make an Arab not pee in public.
UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People coincides with the latest violence spike in Jerusalem
Palestinians and world leaders alike spoke out against Israel during the UN's annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
Nasser Hassan Mohammed Al Balooshi was wounded during the the fight for the city of Marib.
Canada is set to announce details for its refugee intake plan, but some are worried that they will be too strict.
British band Rudimental is returning to the Middle East as part of the Live@Atlantis concert series in December
The most recent death marks 548 deaths from MERS in Saudi since 2012.
Myriam Fares before a private wedding performance in Qatar. (Instagram)
Haifa Wehbe admires the beauty of her native Lebanon. (Facebook)
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A Palestinian protester clashes with Israeli troops (unseen) along the border with Israel near El-Bureij, in the central Gaza Strip
A Palestinian protester clashes with Israeli troops (unseen) along the border with Israel near El-Bureij, in the central Gaza Strip
November has been a deadly month in Libya, with a car bomb hitting a major checkpoint on Tuesday.
He has joined Bernie Sanders in suggesting that environmental issues have a role in conflicts and terrorism.
Jedi or Sith? Join the fun ahead of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere, by logging in to your Chrome browser and changing the look of your apps.
Former world number one golfer Rory McIlroy has said that one of his goals for 2016 is to play in the Masters tournament which would consequently complete his Grand Slam's set of winning all four majors.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has accused Indiana Governor Mike Pence for violating constitutional and civil rights.
Are Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid really together?
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a Syrian rebel group shot a Russian helicopter, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Latakia.
The EU called on the Afghan government to implement the Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women.
A new study by Juniper Research has found that the future of banking includes the use of apps accessed via smartwatches.
Vazgen Vartanian knows how to own the audience, and attendees of the World Classical Music Series in Dubai about to experience his musical magic for themselves.
Scenes from inside the chaotic Macedonia-Greek border.
Egyptian film 'Abl Zahmet al-Seif' to screen at Dubai Film Festival.
A fire has killed 18 African migrants in a camp housing about 600 people in Ouargla, southeast of Algiers.
Sinai Province, the same group who downed the Russian passenger jet in October, claimed responsibility for today's car bomb in Al Arish.
The Russian and Egyptian Defense Ministers met late Monday, as part of a series of talks about Egypt and Russia collaborating on military movements.
Sergei Panov, Moscow’s envoy in Ankara, has been called to meet with acting undersecretary Ahmet Muhtar Gun after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian warplane.
The new initiative will provide funding and loans to innovators working in collaboration with UAE financial entities as part of a nationwide sustainable development strategy.
Russian and French fighter jets are set to intensify attacks against Daesh positions in the militant group's stronghold of Raqqa.
Defense officials are saying that the US Central Command was encouraged to distort reports submitted to the White House regarding progress made against Daesh.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said he fully supported Israel's right to 'self-defense' Tuesday amid ongoing violence between the Jewish state and Palestinians.
The media group continues its push into movies and entertainment content with a new deal with the Dubai-based Middle East film distributor.
Gunmen attacked the police station, located in Adana province, before leaving a car bomb outside. The bomb was detonated by police in a controlled blast.
Artists around the world sign on to a cultural boycott of Israel; How Daesh planned the Paris attacks to build contempt between Muslims and the world; A Lebanese beauty blogger on why her YouTube channel is in Arabic; And rich kids destroying stereotypes around the world.
Hasna Ait Boulahcen was not actually a suicide bomber, and this is not even her pictured in the bath.
After a Russian fighter jet went down along the Turkish-Syrian border Tuesday morning, unverified clips purport to show a pilot capture.
Three Russian journalists were injured when a missile landed near their car in Syria.
The words 'je suis Paris' will replace the sponsor on Paris Saint-Germain's shirts for the next two games after the recent attacks in the French capital
Turkey is meeting with the UN and NATO after multiple Russian warplanes have crossed into their airspace.
First Gulf Bank, the UAE's third largest lender, follows Standard Chartered and HSBC in cutting jobs in response to worsening economic conditions.
A Palestinian man was shot and injured after reportedly ramming his car into Israeli security personnel in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Airstrikes supporting ground troops targeted Daesh positions in Ramadi and Mosul, while more French airstrikes were carried out in Syria against Daesh's self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa.
Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission quashes rumors that free net-based apps such as Tango and Whatsapp would be blocked.
There's a fierce political battle brewing between Russia and Turkey over the fate of the Russian jet and how it got there. Twitter, meanwhile is bringing the debate online.
Somali militant group al-Shabaab is facing difficulty with factions defecting to Daesh.
Ahmed Mohamed, who was wrongfully accused of bringing a bomb to school, is planning to sue Texas city for $15 million.
The "Upcoming Syria" campaign aims to counter the perception that the Syrian war is between the Alawi and Sunni population.
Though it doesn’t get much news coverage, there are millions of atheists in the Middle East. Here’s where they live, and why they keep their beliefs a closely-held secret.
Dubai-based comedian Wonho Chung takes us on a world adventure in his new travel show 'Wonho Around the World.'
Washington-based Institute of International Finance expects Iran's economy to increase by six percent in 2016, compared to MENA's combined growth projection of three percent.
The Russian Defence Ministry confirmed a fighter jet was shot down over the Turkey-Syria border but denied violating Turkey's airspace despite reported warnings.
Hezbollah condemned a sanctions bill passed by the US senate last week, which will restrict finances and the group's primary media organization.
Petra and the Dead Sea are some of Jordan's wonders now available as part of Google's Street View Special Collects.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Ramallah and Jerusalem Tuesday.
Two bombs exploded at a hotel holding Egyptian election judges the day after parliamentary polls closed.
Turkey sent an appeal to UN on behalf of the Turkmen villages in Syria facing airstrikes and high civilian casualties
A fighter jet reportedly crashed in Syria, according to a Turkish television network, while CNN said the warplane had been shot down for violating Turkish airspace.
French authorities found an explosive suicide belt in a dumpster south of Paris, possibly belonging to still-fugitive Salah Abdeslam.
Despite months of speculation, details of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian's imprisonment in Iran remain unclear.
An image of a Syrian refugee cooking food for the homeless in Germany has went viral on the social media site Reddit.
French President Francois Hollande will hold talks Tuesday with Barack Obama in the White House to discuss strategies to fight Daesh.
Jessie J loves her and now you can read all about what makes Dubai's rising star Esther Eden so special.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball told parliament Tuesday a political solution was needed in Syria rather than boots on the ground.
Let's be clear, there are two current wars going on in Syria. One between Bashar al-Assad and opposition rebels, the second, between Daesh and everyone else. Dialogue is key with Assad, but military action is needed against Daesh.
The UN expressed concern over illegal settlement activities, Israeli settler violence and ongoing demolition of Palestinian homes.
Muslims in the UK and France are facing an increase
At least 15 people were killed by Saudi airstrikes around Yemen after the kingdom launched a series of attacks against Houthi militants.
Egypt's major gas discovery may lead to future self-sufficiency, but in the immediate term, Israel may still meet Cairo's needs.
Human Rights Watch slammed the Bahraini government for allowing the abuse of detainees after protests in 2011.
Officials from the UAE are headed to Amman this week for the first bilateral economic forum aimed at exploring ways to boost investment opportunities between the two countries.
Rashed Minhas was sentenced by a federal court in Chicago to nine and a half years in prison.
Egyptian national Salah Emad al-Gebaly was one of 130 victims killed in the November 13 Paris attacks.
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Bassem Youssef, the Jon Stewart of the Middle East, is the host with the most tonight at the Emmy Awards Gala.
Emirates, the world’s biggest airline by international passenger traffic, conducted a trial using a drone to inspect an aircraft earlier this year and is now looking at using driverless cars as it explores new ways to improve efficiency.
With the current oil price being lower than the breakeven oil prices, the fiscal surplus of GCC countries, which stood at 4.6 per cent of the combined gross domestic product in 2014, is expected to turn into deficit to the tune of 7.9 per cent of GDP in 2015.
November 23, 2015
Middle Eastern retail major Lulu Group is in the final stages of starting its operations in Malaysia with the first hypermarket slated to open in February 2016 in Kuala Lumpur city (Jalan Munshi Abdullah), the company said in a press statement.
Everyone's talking about Syria and Iraq, but much less discussed is the war in Yemen and the number of countries actually involved.
Yas Marina Circuit officials on Monday revealed some of the preparations involved to ensure that the venue is ready for the anticipated 60,000 sellout audience for the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix between Friday and Sunday.
Five Iranian men have sew their mouths shut in protest of Macedonia's new restrictions only allowing refugees from active conflict areas.
Firefighters from three different departments have called in to battle the blaze.
The second phase of elections in Egypt received a higher turnout than the infamous low attendance to voting in the first phase.