May 21, 2013
The Spain international has spoken of his desire to play against the five-time World Cup winners at the famous stadium in Rio de Janeiro
The Blaugrana chief has breathed a sigh of relief following Real Madrid's announcement that they will part ways with the 50-year-old Portuguese coach at the end of the season
The Spain legend turned down the opportunity to make the move to the Blaugrana and Juventus, while stressing that Jose Mourinho did not play a role in his decision to leave
Protests outside the Iraqi embassy in Amman were held on Tuesday as citizens reacted angrily to a video showing embassy employees attacking Jordanian activists. The Iraqi government released a statement late Tuesday expressing it's 'regret' over the issue.
Sir Alex Ferguson has won the coveted ' Manager of the Year' award by the League Managers' Association (LMA) for a fourth time after guiding Manchester United to its 20th title.
Despite the ongoing regional turmoil, there are plenty of beauty spots in the Middle East that will satisfy even the pickiest tourist. It’s time to cast the Pyramids and Petra aside!
The five men were convicted of murder and committing a string of robberies across a number of towns in the the desert Kingdom
Can a show get any more controversial than having a rebellious Jewish mother whose daughter secretly converts to Islam?
The UAE is increasingly becoming a preferred destination for foreign private capital as the country proved a safe haven for investors amid the political turmoil in the Arab world.
May has proven to be a great month for Saudi women's achievements and seeing the Kingdom inch closer towards women's equality; defacing history in Alexandria; 'The Office' has shut its doors after nine seasons; and the ancient church may be saved.
Three members of the militant Lebanese group reported dead on Tueday
More than 200 people have been killed in violence across Iraq in the past week alone
The Tunisian Health Ministry statement confirmed that a 66 year-old man has died from the coronavirus
Barcelona are ready to make a 20 million-pound move for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.
The Turkish authorities have arrested a prime suspect in the car bombings that caused 51 fatalities in Reyhanli, near the Syrian border, on May 11.
Benchmark oil for June delivery gained 69 cents to close at $96.71 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Pop teen star Justin Bieber is getting mixed reviews wherever he goes, whether its Dubai or the Billboard Music Awards in Sin CIty. Some have Bieber fever, while others just want him booed off the stage.
INJAZ Saudi Arabia said the country needs a number of qualified executives and skilled manpower to drive the economy and make the best of the current economic boom in the Kingdom.
Qatar’s banks’ credit is likely to grow by 14% to 17% year-on-year (y-o-y) in 2013, much lower than the average 27% expansion seen in the previous two years, according to a Barclays study.
Inflation in Egypt is expected to climb to 10.9 percent this year, the highest level since 2010, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, more than it expected in April.
New US Department of State report finds that intolerance against Jews and Muslims is on the rise across the globe.
Lebanese designer goods made it onto the red carpet at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in France over the past week.
Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al Maliki, said on Monday that he will overhaul the country's security strategy, in light of the devastating wave of sectarian violence and bombs that has swept the country, causing 72 casualties in two days.
IDF soldiers came under fire from inside Syria late Monday evening and returned fire
The US Secretary of State is making his fourth regional visit in two months as he tries to set the terms for a peace settlement between Israel and Palestine
The tumult of Egyptian politics isn’t a new concept, but the country’s native actress speaking out on it certainly is. Ghada Adel wants President Mohammad Morsi brought down.
The daily news of bodies found floating in rivers or funeral processions attacked has become so normal, it is a sure sign of the Middle East's demise; problems with the Jordanian press; rich, spoiled brats; and Lebanon is less French, more American.
The pen can be mightier than the bra as FEMEN activist Amina sparks clashes in the conservative city of Kairouan in Tunisia with "blasphemous" graffiti.
Egyptian king of comedy actor Adel Imam has only one Ramadan TV gig but will play a multitude of characters in his role as a master con artist in “Al Araf” (The Fortune Teller).
A good part of the funds would be invested towards the development of the emirate’s Western Region.
This fascinating documentary showing the lives of some members of Egyptian Royalty before the 1952 coup d’état is set for a film festival with hopes of making it to the small screen.
Ever look in the side mirror of your car and sense that the car behind you is actually closer than indicated by the reflection? Cairo's Contemporary Image Collective is collaborating with London's Tate Modern to explore why that is through video art.
Air Arabia said on Monday it has signed a $350 million financing deal from a syndicate of two GCC banks — Qatar National Bank (QNB Group) and Commercial Bank International (CBI).
NGO fears the extreme summer heat could further alter Syrian refugees' health and living conditions.
One man's trash is another man's treasure: Yemeni man gives second life to over 3000 discarded Qurans
A Yemeni man saves discarded copies of the Islamic holy books from the streets and hopes to give them a second life.
Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s conservation initiative saved Dh16 million in electricity and water, it was announced at the eighth Conservation Award for the educational sector.
Abu Dhabi's popularity among foreigners comes at a cost. Air traffic and fares expected to rise this summer.
As expatriates return home and more foreigners plan to visit the UAE this summer, experts warn about price hikes in airfares but also welcome an increase in flights.
An Israeli man stormed into a bank in the Israeli city of Bersheeba on Monday and killed four people before turning the gun on himself.
After increasing violations on Islamic and Christian holy sites in East Jerusalem, UNESCO planned a trip to the holy city to investigate but Israel has barred the UN commission from entering the city over fears that Palestinians will "politicize the issue'.
British Foreign Minister William Hague said on Monday that if tyrant Syrian President Bashar Assad doesn't take the upcoming peace negotiations seriously, then "no option is off the table" with regards to foreign action in the war-torn state.
Iran's Guardian Council has come forward to say those who are physically weak and only able to work "a few hours a day" will be rejected from the upcoming elections, which may affect the Rafsanjani, Iran's former president, who is aged 78.
28 Hezbollah fighters have been killed in the vicious battle for the Syrian town of Qusair, whilst some 20 Syrian Army fighters were reported dead.
May 20, 2013
Following their qualification for the Champions League, general manager Miguel Angel Gil Marin has reiterated that the club will not stand in the striker's way if he opts to leave
Blancos president Florentino Perez has confirmed the Portuguese coach is set to end his three-year spell in La Liga following a trophy-less season in the capital
The Barcelona star says he would consider a switch to one of the two Ligue 1 financial behemoths at the end of the season
A Saudi woman was lucky enough to have two princes for her wedding: one she married, the other one made sure she got her wedding dress on time for the ceremony.
One blogger wondered how far a fiver would stretch in Lebanon and was pleasantly surprised; a funny look at Arabs trying American styles; disgruntled Egyptians express their frustation with a music video; and this week in Jordan's 'Art Scene'.
Well, we guessed it. Looks like Justin Bieber and former girlfriend Selena Gomez did get back together just before he hit Dubai earlier this month. Now the pop star might even pop the big question!
Errybody in 'da Cairo Jazz Club gettin' crunk on Tuesdays with El-Fusion for the next few weeks as bands from Egypt and around the region get down with 'da music from now until 4 June.
The UAE is expected to be the biggest spender in the GCC on home interiors and fit-outs, with an estimated $1.5 billion (Dh5.5 billion) budget in 2013 as the country’s residential market continues to grow.
Football ace David Beckham is facing difficulties coming to terms with his retirement from the sport.
Work on a Dh267.5 million roads project will begin on an 80 kilometre two-lane highway that links Abu Dhabi’s third largest city with the Western Region.
The Arab nation has a rich history of football meshing with politics and the latest soccer-related protests could be a sign of things to come on the streets
Five University students accused of devil worship and desecrating the Koran have been released by a Jordanian military tribunal due to a lack of evidence
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) will need to pump slightly more oil than it thought in 2013 and expects global consumption to be much higher in the rest of the year.
Medical tourism has been brought to the fore with renewed optimism and a host of projects as announced by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Sunday.
The arrival of PayPal promises to create a new landscape for online shopping.
Sir Alex Ferguson had stunned Manchester United players after he reportedly told them not to call him 'Boss' again, as his final order.
The UAE wants more of its youth to be entrepreneurs.
Bahrain's real gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have expanded 3.9 per cent last year from the 1.9pc growth seen in 2011.
The move could be a signal that the Morsi government is prepared to use force in a bid to return the captive soldiers
Yields on Egyptian three- and nine-month treasury bills climbed on Sunday and the auction's size was reduced after a new central bank decree limited the amount of funds that banks can channel into money market funds to buy T-bills.
Two al-Qaeda suspects were killed in the bombing in central Yemen, which comes days after a similar strike was carried out in the south of the country, killing four
After releasing a single on X Factor Arabia, Majed Al Mohandes, formerly known as the “Prince of Arab Singing”, has moved up in the world with a “Lord” title by an Arab magazine in time for his European tour.
20 killed in attacks across the Iraqi capital, with 11 killed in the Southern city of Basra
Just one day after Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu said that he would "take all necessary measures to protect Israel's security from the Syrian conflict", Syrian gunfire hit the Israeli occupied Golan Heights over night.
Cairo could feel the electronic beat after three bands jammed together in Cairo, producing a harmonic performance that still allowed for individual style in the Ten Cities Project last week.
After clashes between Salafist hardline Islamist group Ansar Al Sharia and Tunisian security forces across the country on Sunday, there has been one reported fatality, three injured protestors and 11 policemen wounded.
At least 10 policemen were shot dead by gunmen in Rawah, Anbar province
If you're looking to add some color and energy to your day, visit Adonis Tohme’s “Infusions of Color, Reality and Imagination” at Saifi’s Galerie Piece Unique until May 25.
A video was posted supposedly by the cyber hackers "Anonymous" speaking out against America, Zionism and other Muslim grievances; The Unlucky Seven - Egyptian soliders appear in video; and Assad not going anywhere.
Around 20 Hezbollah fighters are reported to have been killed as opposition forces fought to defend the strategic town of Qusayr, near the Lebanese border and linking Damascus with the coast
Performers from around the world used brooms, lids, matches, and even bananas to entertain the audience with STOMP in a three-day performance at Amman's Palace of Culture.
Priding itself as the gateway between Asia and Europe, Turkey is successfully attracting Gulf nationals to its real estate sector.
Dubai’s benchmark stock index rose to its highest closing level in almost four years while the Abu Dhabi market general index surged to its highest level since October 2008 on Sunday on the back of a rally in real estate and banking shares.
Shura Council decision to raise taxes on loan loss provisions at nation's banks is met by anger; banking officials are slated to meet with newly-appointed finance minister to discuss issue.
The introduction of labels for goods originating from Israeli settlements has been delayed as US and EU hope to revive the peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
The betrayed wife reports her husband and his lover to the Emirati police. The cheaters get to stay together...in jail.
The Governing Board at the American University in Dubai (AUD) approved Dh30 million (some $8.2) million in scholarships in its 2013-2014 annual budget.
She might be short and cute, but man the girl can play. After a long standing ovation, 7-year-old Amira Abouzahra asks innocently if that meant the audience wanted to leave.
Over 1,000 foreigners are expelled from Kuwait each year for committing driving offences.
Key foreign ministers from the Arab League will meet on Thursday for an emergency discussion over Syria, just days ahead of the internationally backed peace conference that seeks to find a political solution to the crisis.
On Sunday, Egyptian police closed down their Awja border with Israel in protest of the abduction of policemen by suspected Israeli militants on Thursday.
Violence erupted on Sunday between Sunni and Alawite members of the Tripoli community, with two fatalities being reported as sectarian tensions rise, influenced by neighbouring Syria.
The World Bank has approved a $30 million soft loan aimed at supporting a government initiative to improve access to basic services in impoverished parts of the country.
May 19, 2013
Fifth-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain racked up his seventh Italian Masters title Sunday, dispatching Roger Federer in straight sets in the Rome final.
Les Parisiens want to keep the Italian coach on board, but the club's sporting director has revealed that the former Chelsea boss has intimated his desire to depart
Saudi woman Raha Moharrak reached the summit of Nepal’s Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, in a first for the conservative Muslim kingdom where women’s sports are severely restricted, tourism officials said on Sunday.
The manager credits his team's attitude after reaching the top four ahead of Tottenham with a final-day win over Newcastle - their eighth in an 11-game unbeaten run
A video appeared online on Sunday which apparently shows the seven members of Egypt's security forces kidnapped last Thursday in the Sinai peninsula
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly been told by the club's top officials that forward Cristiano Ronaldo will not be going with him if he seals a deal for a return to Chelsea.
With all the political turmoil in the Middle East, let’s not forget what’s really important - sussing out which of the First Ladies in the region are the hottest!
Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER extended range plane to Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), marking the latest milestone in its longstanding relationship with the airline and the kingdom.
Chelsea is reportedly looking to sell their record 50 million-pound buy Fernando Torres this summer, despite this season being the best of his career at Stamford Bridge with 22 goals.
Gulf hydrocarbon producers emerged as the 13th most powerful economy in the world in 2011 while strong oil prices allowed them to become the fifth largest exporter with the highest trade surplus.
Clashes between police and protestors erupted in Tunis on Sunday, after the government banned a planned rally
Reporters have been beaten trying to cover the scandal, but it seems a construction company has the go ahead to build on an ancient church in Lebanon; In-N-Out sighting in Dubai; and in the 50's, there was a large community of Italians in Egypt.
The UAE is the world’s 31st popular tourism destination and the most popular in the Arab World, ahead of Egypt — ranked 32nd and Saudi Arabia ranked 35 — in terms of tourism receipts.
Saudi Arabia's nonoil exports to the Arab countries had increased five-fold compared to the past seven years.
Oman Air has committed RO2mn ($5,2 million) to staff training in 2013, having already invested more than RO3.3mn (some $8 million) over the previous two years.