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July 23, 2014

Palestinians sleep in the yard of a UN school, north of Gaza, July 16, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:43 GMT
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 is extremely confident of her talents and success. (Image: Facebook)
11:43 GMT
Shatha Hassoun took on to Twitter to tell her fans of her success story!
Dubai's airport handled 29.6 million passengers in the first five months of 2014 (File/AFP)
11:28 GMT
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.
Consumer confidence in UAE has dropped amid fears over rising rents
11:27 GMT
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.
Political sources claimed there was no interest in electing a new head of state in the absence of agreement on a consensus candidate to succeed former Lebanese President Michel Sleiman (AFP/ File Archive).
10:59 GMT
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.
The Dubai Metro commuters will be able to avail its services for longer hours during the Eid Al Fitr holidays
10:57 GMT
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.
The profit gains add to RAK Petroleum's fifth consecutive year of profitability (File/AFP)
10:48 GMT
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’s share of gold consumption was 6 percent last year, compared with 7.8 percent in 2010
10:36 GMT
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.
Despite the trillion debt figure, the investment grade refinancing volumes in EMEA are manageable within the normal capacity of capital markets
10:29 GMT
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.
It is the sixth successive quarter of increases in sales prices for residential units, with a 7 percent rise over the April-June period
10:23 GMT
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.
The department store will be the largest in the GCC region (Image: Aldar Properties)
10:19 GMT
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 Gaza stand behind the window of a classroom on July 23, 2014 at a UN school in the refugee camp of Jabalia where displaced families have taken refuge after fleeing heavy fighting in Gaza. (AFP / MOHAMMED ABED)
10:12 GMT
Displaced Palestinian children from Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip
The luxury hotel chain will open a branch in Dubai's Jumeirah Beach later this year (File)
09:30 GMT
Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach is aiming to open on December 1, the hotel chain announced.
With your help, this scarlet letter can become a symbol of hope for thousands (Al Bawaba edit).
09:18 GMT
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.
Angela requested that the venue of her scheduled Baalbek Festival is changed. (Image: Facebook)
09:16 GMT
Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu requested that her scheduled concert at Baalbek’s Bacchus Temple is moved to a different venue.
"Women's Prison" has given viewers a real insight into the lives of prisoners in the infamous Qanater Prison. (Image: Al Ahram)
09:02 GMT
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.
A Palestinian child screams in pain at the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on July 22, 2014 after she was hit by shrapnel during an Israeli military strike near her family house. [AFP]
08:52 GMT
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.
Marcel's beautiful music brought concert-goers to their feet on Thursday. (Image: Daily Star)
08:44 GMT
Oud virtuoso, vocalist and composer Marcel Khalife brought the Byblos International Festival audience to its feet Thursday evening.
Over 300 investors from across the globe visited Damac venues across the UAE (File)
08:38 GMT
Leading housing developer Damac Properties announced that all units from the luxury Loretto project sold out in one evening.
Relatives of killed Palestinian Mahmud al-Hamamra, 32, mourn over his body at a hospital in Hebron on July 22, 2014 after he was shot to death by israeli soldiers during clashes in the West Bank village of Husan, near Bethlehem. [AFP]
08:35 GMT
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.
Economists hope the announcement will diversify Saudi Arabia's stock market (File/AFP)
08:21 GMT
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.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a joint press conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah following a meeting on July 22, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. [AFP]
08:07 GMT
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed condolences to the Israeli regime for its losses.
A Palestinian woman looks at mock coffins being prepared by protesters before taking them to the UN headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 22, 2014 in memory of the Palestinians who were killed during the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip. [AFP]
07:54 GMT
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 (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton following the meeting on Tuesday at which EU foreign ministers finalized their statement on Hamas and Israel (Thierry Charlier/ AFP).
07:47 GMT
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.
"Israel is an essential American ally and needs these assets to defend itself," the Maryland Democratic senator said in a statement.
07:42 GMT
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 speaks in a press conference in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish region, on July 22, 2014, as hundreds of Christians fled Mosul after ISIS fighters running the city issued an ultimatum for Christians to convert, pay a special tax, leave or face execution. (AFP)
07:36 GMT
The patriarch of the Iraq-based Chaldean Church, Archbishop Louis Sako
According to U.S State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, the notice to ground American flights to Israel "was issued to protect American citizens and American carriers" (Eric Thayer / Getty Images North America/ AFP)
07:06 GMT
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.
Twenty-two border guards were killed in Egypt last Saturday by unknown militants (File Archive/AFP)
06:00 GMT
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.
Palestine's UN Ambassador Royad Mansour holds up a picture of a Palestinian killed in Gaza from the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip that is now entering its third week (Kena Betancur/AFP)
05:00 GMT
More than 50 mosques have been destroyed in Gaza during the holy month of Ramadan this year.
Baghdad has been shelling Fallujah in an attempt to oust ISIS from controlling the Anbar city (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
At least 19 people were killed from Iraqi government airstrikes on the militant-held city of Fallujah over the past two days.
The economist behind a plan to unlock at least $380 billion worth of assets from Egypt's black market says President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.
04:31 GMT
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
 The new restaurant offers a fast casual dining experience from its build your own wraps, to its locally sourced salads and indulgent desserts
03:55 GMT
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.
These included a number of petrochemical projects and research initiatives for the exploration of mineral wealth.
03:38 GMT
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.
Fabregas: I want to win absolutely everything at Chelsea
00:13 GMT
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

(Image from Allagta's facebook page)
19:54 GMT
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?
Doha's top leader Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Jeddah Tuesday (File Archive)
19:53 GMT
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.
UNRWA is hosting more than 100,000 Palestinians who have been displaced from their homes over the past two weeks (File Archive/AFP)
19:10 GMT
Israeli airstrikes targeted a school run by the United Nations refugee agency that was providing shelter to displaced Palestinians in Gaza Tuesday.
Delta Airlines was the first carrier to announce Tuesday that it had suspended all of its flights to Israel indefinitely (Karen Bleier/AFP)
18:37 GMT
Flights on several major U.S. carriers have been canceled to Israel indefinitely over security concerns.
More than 600 Palestinians have been killed in two weeks alone (Marco Longari/AFP)
17:36 GMT
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.
Damascus has tried to reclaim the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area repeatedly over the past year (File Archive/AFP)
16:55 GMT
Syria's capital of Damascus witnessed what has been described as some of the "fiercest fighting in months."
Egypt is finalising the details of a long-awaited unified licence which will allow firms to offer both mobile and landline telecommunications.
16:22 GMT
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.
Louis van Gaal
16:19 GMT
"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.
Carlos Dunga
16:05 GMT
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
Seventy percent of Israel's exports to Turkey are chemical products, while rubber products and electrical equipment accounted for another 15.5 percent.
16:00 GMT
While calls increase on the government to review Turkey's trade relations with Israel in response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Turkish police are stationed at one of the country's border crossings with Syria (File Archive/AFP)
15:30 GMT
Clashes at an army outpost on the Syria-Turkey border left at least eight people dead Tuesday.
Hadi al-Bahra was supposed to succeed Ahmad Jarba in the role of president of the coalition (File Archive/AFP)
15:16 GMT
Syria's main opposition coalition announced Tuesday that it has voted to force out its interim government,.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been particularly upbeat about the possibility of success in ongoing nuclear talks (File Archive/AFP)
15:03 GMT
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 EU has included anyone linked or related to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on its sanctions list (File Archive/AFP)
14:57 GMT
The European Union has voted to expand sanctions on Damascus over its "violent repression" of civilians.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters late Monday in a televised interview that he no longer speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama (File Archive/AFP)
14:47 GMT
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.
Palestinian relatives comfort each other during the funerals of four boys killed on a beach by Israeli shelling (File/AFP)
13:55 GMT
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.
James Rodriguez
13:38 GMT
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
Rooney favourite to succeed Gerrard as England captain
13:29 GMT
Wayne Rooney is emerging as the favourite to become the new England captain after Steven Gerrard quit international football last night.
Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled Mosul after ISIL threats this week (File/AFP)
12:38 GMT
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.
"There is no real option for a cease-fire now. This operation is unavoidable," the left-wing minister told Army Radio. [AFP]
12:08 GMT
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.
The four women were shopping when they were attacked with acid by two men on a motorcycle (File/AFP)
11:51 GMT
Four women are in critical condition after being attacked with acid in Quetta. The motive is unclear and no suspects have been arrested.
Still from Mohammed Assaf's song video clip Raise Your Head High. (Image: YouTube)
11:50 GMT
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.
Israeli infantry soldiers patrol near the border with the Gaza Strip on July 22, 2014. [AFP]
11:14 GMT
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.
A screenshot shows Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, in a recent video (File/AFP)
11:13 GMT
Thousands have been displaced in Boko Haram raids across Nigeria, while the country's government tried to downplay the crisis.
A member of the Libyan security forces inspects the destruction at Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital on July 21, 2014 after Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault on the country's main airport, which is controlled by rival fighters. [AFP]
09:38 GMT
Clashes between Libyan army troops and anti-government militia groups in the eastern city of Benghazi have left 16 people dead and 81 injured.
More than 700 Syrians were killed in the past 48 hours with clashes between pro-government forces and ISIS militants (File/AFP)
09:23 GMT
Syrian opposition fighters have expelled ISIS militants from various parts of Damascus after sustaining heavy losses in other parts of the country.
A cellphone captured the moment a Palestinian man lay on the rubble injured, prior to being shot dead by the IDF (Image: ISM)
08:59 GMT
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.
A Palestinian man looks at copies of the Koran as he inspects the rubble of a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike, on July 22, 2014 in Gaza City. [AFP]
08:24 GMT
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.
An injured child is carried into a Rafah hospital, July 17, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:22 GMT
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 on July 21, 2014 after Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault on the country's main airport, which is controlled by rival fighters. (AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA)
07:50 GMT
The remains of an explosive device lies on the tarmac of Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital
Foreign security guards keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in a compound in Kabul on July 22, 2014.  [AFP]
07:20 GMT
Afghan forces have killed at least 38 Taliban militants during operations in different parts of Afghanistan during the past 24 hours.
Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery cannons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the coastal Palestinian enclave, on July 21, 2014. [AFP]
07:07 GMT
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.
A Palestinian man carrying UN-supplied aid. Up to 100,000 Palestinians have been displaced since the start of Israel's offensive in Gaza (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
06:57 GMT
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.
 US president says efforts must be made to end fighting, "stop the deaths of innocent civilians." [AFP]
06:49 GMT
Amid rising death toll on both sides, US president says efforts must be made to end fighting, "stop the deaths of innocent civilians."
Palestinian medics from Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital react while body bags with the remain of ten children arrive on July 21, 2014 after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed 11 people, including five children. [AFP]
06:31 GMT
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.
Hamas fighters (AFP)
06:30 GMT
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.
On April 20, Jahangiri said that Iran’s unemployment rate had reached a critical level.
05:55 GMT
Iran must create 8.5 million new jobs in the next two years.
Iranian Space Agency’s plan incorporates three main sections, including sending humans as well as telecommunications and remote sensing satellites into space (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT
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 UAE wants Al Jazeera to apologize for allegedly publishing fabricated news that the UAE´s foreign minister offered to pay for Israel´s offensive in Gaza (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT
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.
 Major global stock markets fell and bond prices ralliedas worries over conflict in the Gaza Strip and Ukraine raised uncertainty for investors and kept them away from riskier assets.
04:55 GMT
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.
Dealers in the hotels sector estimate the percentage of rented units according to the lease system at 5 percent of all housing units in the vicinity of the Grand Mosque.
04:55 GMT
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
“The people will go out ... to bring down the government if the price of fuel is raised.”
04:55 GMT
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.
The regulations also illustrated that maximum wages will be applied on administrative authorities that belong to the state, economic bodies and holding companies.
04:55 GMT
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

The Arabic of the Qur'an is considered by many as the finest ever written.
23:13 GMT
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.
The unified news bulletin is shown on television, Monday, July 21, 2014. [The Daily Star]
22:18 GMT
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.
The existing management of liquidity is limiting the growth of the global Islamic banking market, and how standardisation and innovation can offer a solution to this.
21:44 GMT
Traditionally, Islamic products have been designed by financiers from conventional backgrounds, who try to base them on conventional products
In the long-term, the project will see parks have playing equipment installed for children with special-needs.
21:28 GMT
Dubai Municipality has announced plans to make parks in the emirate more disabled-friendly by 2016.
The report states that the electricity tariff in Saudi Arabia is the lowest in the world because of governmental loans and support to electricity production companies through supporting fuel prices.
21:04 GMT
Saudis pay the cheapest electricity bills, according to one report, but seemingly not for long.
The plan for a new capital city, due to Cairo´s traffic congestion and growing population, was discussed in a cabinet meeting last week (Shutterstock).
19:44 GMT
The Egyptian government is considering a plan to build a new administrative capital city due to Cairo´s traffic congestion and rising population.
An employee inspects the damage to the al-Aqsa hospital, shelled on July 21 (Mohammed Abed/ AFP).
18:30 GMT
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 (center right), a parliamentarian representing Hezbollah, says that the movement´s resistance is at the forefront of defending Lebanon (AFP/File).
17:47 GMT
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.
Security forces are only allowing Umrah pilgrims wearing “ihram,” the pilgrimage attire, to enter the Grand Mosque (AFP/ File).
16:30 GMT
Mecca authorities are only allowing Umrah pilgrims wearing "ihram" pilgrimage attire to enter the Grand Mosque.
Steven Gerrard
15:57 GMT
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
Mohamed Salah
15:40 GMT
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
“Saudi businessmen who visit Jordan for investment and trade often fall victim to fraud,” he explained, adding: “We strongly advise our citizens to seek legal consultation here in the embassy free of charge.”
15:10 GMT
“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.
Palestinians celebrate in Ramallah on July 21 after Hamas announced it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier (Abbas Momani/ AFP).
15:00 GMT
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".
Real Madrid reach €88m James Rodriguez agreement
14:46 GMT
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
Mario Balotelli
14:35 GMT
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 2013-2014 squad
14:29 GMT
Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has promised the fans to expect further new signings in the coming weeks.
Kerry made the comments before appearing on Fox News Sunday. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
Candid remarks about Israel by Secretary of State John Kerry were caught on an open microphone before a television interview Sunday.
Leef is throwing a huge wedding party in Alexandria this month. (Image: Facebook)
14:06 GMT
Egyptian folk singer Abu al Leef is saying "I do" this month!
Classy Mcilroy takes stranglehold on race to Dubai
14:06 GMT
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.
Star striker Drogba set for Chelsea return as player-coach
13:40 GMT
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.
The actress is unhappy with the fact that the drama was considered as an insult to the history of Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
13:28 GMT
Yousra is out of the spotlight and nowhere to be seen. What could be making her hide?
The U.S. State Department confirmed two American citizens fighting for the IDF were killed in Gaza (File/AFP)
13:04 GMT
Two American-Israelis were killed during the Jewish state's ground offensive in Gaza, bringing the IDF death toll up to 18.