July 23, 2014
Rockets have been discovered in a school for the second time in a week, strengthening Israeli claims that Hamas is using Palestinians as human shields.
Shatha Hassoun took on to Twitter to tell her fans of her success story!
Dubai International Airport is expected to be the world's busiest airpot in 2014, beating London's Heathrow with a 9.2 percent rise in passengers.
Many UAE consumers are spending less than they used to due to concerns about rising rents and living standards, findings of a new study suggest.
The Lebanese parliament is scheduled to make its ninth attempt to a elect a president today, however the atmosphere of the electoral session was not serious and a quorum was not expected to be reached.
Trains on the red line will begin at 5:30 am on Monday (July 28), Tuesday and Wednesday, and end at 1:00 am the next day. Green line trains will begin at 5:50 am, with other timings remaining the same.
Leading energy investment company, RAK Petroleum Public Company, posted $15.81 million net profit since December 2013, marking a fifth year of increased gains.
The Middle East will take a bigger share of gold demand as buyers from Kuwait to Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates diversify investments and Dubai nears offering a contract for immediate delivery bullion.
Middle East investment grade companies are facing refinancing needs of about $91 billion from bank and bond debt due to mature over the next four years.
Sales prices in Abu Dhabi’s residential property sector have increased by average of 17 percent in the first half of 2014, according to JLL.
When it comes to the UAE, it's always about size: Aldar and Chalhoub join forces to build biggest department store in UAE
Aldar Properties will join forces with Chalhoub Group to create the regions biggest department store in Abu Dhabi's Yas Mall.
Displaced Palestinian children from Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip
Qusai Khouly takes a selfie with fellow stars Hind Sabri, Adel Imam and Yousra at an Iftar in Dubai. (Image: Instagram)
Qusai Khouly Yousra Adel Imam Hind Sabri
Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach is aiming to open on December 1, the hotel chain announced.
The little-known story of how one small letter is being used to persecute innocent Iraqis and how they are fighting back to use it as a symbol of hope.
Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu requested that her scheduled concert at Baalbek’s Bacchus Temple is moved to a different venue.
The series created by the team behind last Ramadan's critically acclaimed Zaat invites audiences into the lives of female prisoners and wardresses in the infamous Qanater Prison.
Israeli airstrikes and artillery shelling killed 18 Palestinians across the Gaza Strip Wednesday morning as the military offensive against the Gaza Strip enters its sixteenth day.
Oud virtuoso, vocalist and composer Marcel Khalife brought the Byblos International Festival audience to its feet Thursday evening.
Leading housing developer Damac Properties announced that all units from the luxury Loretto project sold out in one evening.
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man and injured two across the West Bank early Wednesday, as protests against the ongoing Israeli military assault in Gaza that has left more than 600 Palestinians dead intensified.
Investors have welcomed a Saudi Cabinet decision to allow direct foreign investment in the country's stock market, with the move being seen as an attempt to diversify the economy away from oil.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed condolences to the Israeli regime for its losses.
The Nobel Peace Prize should be given to Israeli forces for their "unimaginable restraint" in their offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip, says the Israeli envoy to the United States.
European Union foreign ministers issued a statement condemning Hamas's firing of rockets and use of civilians as human shields. The statement also condemned Israel's killing of civilians and recognized Israel's right to self-defense.
US Democrats in the Senate have included $225 million for Israel's Iron Dome missile system in a bill amid Tel Aviv’s attacks against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
The patriarch of the Iraq-based Chaldean Church, Archbishop Louis Sako
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has justified the American ban on US-Israel flights to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu based on safety concerns, but stated that the FAA would review the order within a day.
Egypt's military has discovered more details on the attack last Saturday that left 33 of its border guards dead in the al-Wadi al-Gedid governorate.
More than 50 mosques have been destroyed in Gaza during the holy month of Ramadan this year.
At least 19 people were killed from Iraqi government airstrikes on the militant-held city of Fallujah over the past two days.
He predicts such reforms could more than double economic growth rates within five years by giving people access to credit and the protections of legal status
Just T Falafel, the number 1 Falafel franchise in the world, opens another chapter in its Australian expansion by opening its doors in the country’s largest railway station.
Egypt has proposed three petrochemical projects to the UAE for a total investment of $540m, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Petroleum.
The Blues acquired the Spain international from Barcelona earlier this summer and the midfielder says he wants to win every trophy on offer during his time at Stamford Bridge
July 22, 2014
A Palestinian artists shares his story of peaceful resistance by means of cartoons; A day in the life of a Palestinian in Gaza; Debates rage in Turkey over how much skin women should show; Is Israel fighting for its existence?
Qatar's top leader arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday in a rare visit since a major rift developed between Doha and Riyadh earlier this year.
Israeli airstrikes targeted a school run by the United Nations refugee agency that was providing shelter to displaced Palestinians in Gaza Tuesday.
Flights on several major U.S. carriers have been canceled to Israel indefinitely over security concerns.
At least 46 Palestinians were killed under Israel's Operation Protective Edge Tuesday as violence enters its 15th day. More than 600 people have been killed since July eighth.
Syria's capital of Damascus witnessed what has been described as some of the "fiercest fighting in months."
Vodafone Egypt, which is also 45 per cent owned by fixed-line telecoms firm Telecom Egypt, is the leading communications player by customer numbers in the country of 86 million.
"A new manager with different ideas" was Wayne Rooney's first public assessment of Louis van Gaal yesterday, hinting at the kind of technical revolution we are about to see at Manchester United.
The 50-year-old succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari to return for his second stint with the Selecao after a largely successful four years in charge between 2006 and 2010
While calls increase on the government to review Turkey's trade relations with Israel in response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Clashes at an army outpost on the Syria-Turkey border left at least eight people dead Tuesday.
Syria's main opposition coalition announced Tuesday that it has voted to force out its interim government,.
Iranian President Hannas Rouhani expressed optimism this week that Tehran and the P5+! will be able to reach a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear program
The European Union has voted to expand sanctions on Damascus over its "violent repression" of civilians.
Turkey's Prime Minister told reporters Tuesday that Ankara has cut off communication with Washington's top leader due to the White House's inaction on the ongoing conflicts in Gaza and Syria.
The death toll in Gaza has risen to over 600 on day 15 of Israel's assault in the densely populated Strip, according to a health ministry spokesperson.
The Champions League winners have secured the services of the Colombia international on a six-year deal, ending speculation that has been bubbling since the World Cup
Wayne Rooney is emerging as the favourite to become the new England captain after Steven Gerrard quit international football last night.
The UN has denounced ISIL's treatment of Christians and other minorities in Iraq and called on the country's government to do more against the militant group.
Left-wing justice minister says IDF operation in Gaza is "unavoidable"; Kerry meets Egyptian leaders in Cairo in attempt to forge resolution to conflict between Israel, Hamas.
Four women are in critical condition after being attacked with acid in Quetta. The motive is unclear and no suspects have been arrested.
Mohammed Assaf sings 'Raise Your Head High' in solidarity with his home country of Palestine under attack. The song reached almost half a million views on YouTube only two days after its release.
An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and presumed dead, local media quoted the Israeli regime as saying on Tuesday, two days after the Islamist Hamas group announced they had captured a soldier during clashes.
Thousands have been displaced in Boko Haram raids across Nigeria, while the country's government tried to downplay the crisis.
Clashes between Libyan army troops and anti-government militia groups in the eastern city of Benghazi have left 16 people dead and 81 injured.
Syrian opposition fighters have expelled ISIS militants from various parts of Damascus after sustaining heavy losses in other parts of the country.
A video of an Israeli sniper shooting, injuring then killing a civilian in the Gaza Strip has went viral as the Palestinian death toll continues to rise.
Over a dozen Palestinians were killed overnight and early Tuesday as Israeli warplanes and artillery targeted Palestinian homes in Gaza, as the major offensive continued for a 15th day.
Over half of Gaza's population is under 18. With the Palestinian death toll hitting almost 600, people's homes have been destroyed and children witnessed the mental scars of war.
The remains of an explosive device lies on the tarmac of Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital
Afghan forces have killed at least 38 Taliban militants during operations in different parts of Afghanistan during the past 24 hours.
Two IDF soldiers were killed on Monday in clashes with Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip, the IDF announced on Tuesday morning. The number of Israeli military fatalities since the start of the ground operation stands at 27.
The United Nations sent 115 metric tonnes of aid comprising mattresses, blankets and hygiene kits from Dubai to Amman on Monday for onward distribution to families in Gaza displaced by Israel's military offensive.
Amid rising death toll on both sides, US president says efforts must be made to end fighting, "stop the deaths of innocent civilians."
Israeli artillery shelling and airstrikes across the Gaza Strip killed 23 Palestinians over only two hours late Monday, bringing the day's death toll to over 100.
From 1994-2014, how repeated peace attempts in Gaza and Palestine never gave the Palestinians any room to breath; A former Israeli ambassador makes the case for demilitarizing Hamas; Why Israel embracing the Palestinian unity government would lead to peace.
Iran must create 8.5 million new jobs in the next two years.
Following on from Iran´s reports that it sent not one, but two monkeys into space last year, the Iranian Space Agency has formulated a 10-year strategy to send humans into space.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash has demanded that news network Al Jazeera apologize for publishing fabricated news that the UAE offered to pay for Israel´s offensive in Gaza.
Shocks to the system from Ukraine and Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza come at a time when markets have been worried about economic growth on both sides of the Atlantic and digesting second-quarter earnings reports.
New projects in the central area of Makkah has led Saudi and Gulf businessmen to renting out housing units in hotels overlooking the Grand Mosque for long-term lease of up to 15 years
In the long run, reducing the subsidies would be good news for the state budget; they cost about $3 billion last year, or a third of state revenue.
Debate over the maximum has been ongoing for the past several years with speculations on the exclusion of several sectors riding during the past several months.
July 21, 2014
It seems that the mastery of the classical Arabic by the Islamists has proven to be far more superior than the moderates and secularists; Brazil coming to Lebanon for a friendly game; how to help Gazans practically; and Jew-hating at an all-time high in Turkey.
These were the images broadcast across all eight Lebanese television channels Monday, in what may be the world's first unified news bulletin in support of Gaza.
Traditionally, Islamic products have been designed by financiers from conventional backgrounds, who try to base them on conventional products
Dubai Municipality has announced plans to make parks in the emirate more disabled-friendly by 2016.
Saudis pay the cheapest electricity bills, according to one report, but seemingly not for long.
The Egyptian government is considering a plan to build a new administrative capital city due to Cairo´s traffic congestion and rising population.
The al-Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah was shelled killing 4 people, wounding 60 people, half of whom were medical staff, and damaging the intensive care unit.
Hassan Fadlallah, a parliamentarian representing the Lebanese resistance movement, said on Sunday that Hezbollah would not be swayed in its fight against Takfiri militant groups operating in Syria.
Mecca authorities are only allowing Umrah pilgrims wearing "ihram" pilgrimage attire to enter the Grand Mosque.
The 34-year-old Liverpool midfielder has decided to call it quits on the international stage, over 14 years after making his debut for his country back in May 2000
Reports this week suggested the 22-year-old would have to return to his homeland to serve in the armed forces, but he has now been informed this is not the case
“Houses and farms are still being maintained and have been registered via official documents since the Saudi Embassy had been established in Damascus,” he said.
Hamas announced today that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier. Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosser denies this while the Israel Defense Forces says the kidnapping "still cannot be ruled out".
The 23-year-old will finalise personal terms on Monday before being officially announced as the Champions League winners' second signing of the summer transfer window
The Serie A side are keen to sell the Italy international but, despite holding talks over the striker, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has suggested he will not sign another forward
Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has promised the fans to expect further new signings in the coming weeks.
Candid remarks about Israel by Secretary of State John Kerry were caught on an open microphone before a television interview Sunday.
Egyptian folk singer Abu al Leef is saying "I do" this month!
Rory McIlroy’s classy victory in the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club saw him take control of The Race to Dubai in assured fashion.
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who helped the club win the Champions League during his time there, is reportedly set to return to Stamford Bridge as a player-coach at the start of next week.
Yousra is out of the spotlight and nowhere to be seen. What could be making her hide?
Two American-Israelis were killed during the Jewish state's ground offensive in Gaza, bringing the IDF death toll up to 18.