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August 31, 2015

Source: americanfootballinternational.com
17:00 GMT
The Israeli national tackle football team beat Spain 28-20 in Madrid in its first-ever competitive game on Sunday, advancing to Group B of the European Federation of American Football.
A member of the Syria Civil Defense "White Helmets" holds up a sign to raise awareness of civilian deaths in the Syrian border town. (Twitter)
16:47 GMT
Renewed clashes in the Syrian border town of Zabadani have left six militants dead as Hezbollah and the Syrian army continue their advance two days after the collapse of a ceasefire.
A Twitter storm about the possibility of banning Twitter has Saudi written all over it.
16:28 GMT
A Twitter storm about the possibility of banning Twitter has Saudi written all over it.
A picture taken on March 14, 2014 shows a view of the external courtyard of the sanctuary of Bel in Palmyra. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
15:37 GMT
Syrian officials said the ancient structure may have survived Daesh's attempted destruction.
A Fatah official in Ain al-Hilweh said the group controls four of the 11 districts in the camp. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayat)
15:17 GMT
A Fatah official in Ain al-Hilweh said the group controls four of the 11 districts in the camp.
Palestinian students play in a classroom at a UN school in Gaza City on Sept. 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
15:06 GMT
The academic year for the UNRWA's 250 schools in Gaza began on Monday with nearly 250,000 children attending.
The Season 5 trailer teases the ghosts of Carrie's past coming back to haunt – and possibly kidnap – her.(Ledgergazette.com)
14:39 GMT
StepFEED gives us 7 signs that show ‘Homeland’ showrunners know nothing about Lebanon.
Al Ittihad team
14:34 GMT
Etihad Airways has welcomed players and management staff from Al Ittihad Football Club to Abu Dhabi as they begin their pre-season training camp.
Saudi Arabia has been especially hit hard by MERS and has documented another 29 cases of the syndrome to the World Health Organization on Aug. 29. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT
A total of 17 cases of the respiratory syndrome have been recorded in Jordan since 2012.
Iraqi Raeed Jamal, 23, washes a car that he has finished painting at his workshop. In Mansur district, Baghdad. (AFP/ Haidar Mohammad Ali)
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Iraqi Raeed Jamal, 23, washes a car that he has finished painting at his workshop. In Mansur district, Baghdad. (AFP/ Haidar Mohammad Ali)
The multilingual school will offer students a variety of foreign languages to choose from.
14:07 GMT
The private school will offer UAE students an education that allows options of French, German, Italian, English and Arabic.
About 2,500 asylum seekers have died crossing the Mediterranean and trying to reach Europe this year. (AFP/File)
13:48 GMT
Luxembourg urged an emergency meeting to discuss a crisis that "has recently taken unprecedented proportions," it said in a statement.
Sukleen, the company responsible for collecting Lebanon's trash, started a strike and began a crisis that evolved to a call for economic reform. (AFP/File)
13:40 GMT
Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq asked the Lebanese prime minister to appoint someone in his place.
Lebanese security forces and emergency personnel gather outside a cafe targeted by a suicide bombing on Jan. 10, 2015 in the Jabal Mohsen Alawite neighborhood of Tripoli. (AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub)
13:09 GMT
Lebanese security said the militant confessed to recruiting for Daesh and fighting for the extremist group.
Mexico, Malta, Singapore, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Thailand Panama, Canada and Australia made the top 10. (Amazon)
13:00 GMT
The biggest expat survey in the world have made a list of most livable countries based on support services and overall quality of life. How did your country do?
An Egyptian woman casts her ballot during the 2014 presidential elections. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT
Egyptian voters will begin casting their votes for members of the House of Representatives in mid-October, the Supreme Elections Commission said.
Liqa and her ex-husband Fahmy still feuding over the large sum of money he owes her. (Gololy)
12:39 GMT
Liqa Suwaidan and her ex-husband Hussein Fahmy still feuding over the large sum of money he owes her.
Some professors at Washington State University told students "oppressive and hateful" language would risk failing their assignments.
12:35 GMT
Some professors at Washington State University told students "oppressive and hateful" language would risk failing their assignments.
Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes has left over 4,000 people homeless since 2011. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Israeli bulldozers destroyed 15 Palestinian houses Monday in the West Bank village of Jab'a near Ramallah.
Environmentalists fear that removal of fresh water from Lake Kinneret will endanger the lake's ecosystem. (Twitter)
12:00 GMT
The transfer of 50 million cubic meters of fresh water from Israel in return for desalinated water in Jordan has upset environmentalists.
It is still unclear when the executions took place. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT
Four Iraqi Shia fighters believed to be from the Popular Mobilization forces were chained up and burned alive in a new video released by Daesh extremists.
Libya's army has been involved in battling militants in the country's second largest city since last year. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT
Four Libyan troops were killed and six others injured during clashes with Islamists in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
The Syrian government has for years been accused of dropping crude barrel bombs on civilian areas, most recently in the Damascus suburb of Douma. (AFP/File)
11:22 GMT
The Syrian government has for years been accused of dropping crude barrel bombs on civilian areas. Here's what it looks like.
The Nasir al-Mulk mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, in Shiraz, Iran. (Pinterest)
11:00 GMT
Waiver requests and establishment of an electronic visa facility part of Iran's ambitious plan to boost tourism.
The cool water unit of the Al-Hamra electricity station leaked highly flammable Mazut oil. (Pixabay)
11:00 GMT
Flammable oil leaked from an electricity station in Assiut on Friday, forcing the closure of 10 water stations.
An injured Yemeni boy awaits treatment after being caught in clashes between fighters from the Popular Resistance Committees and Houthi militants in Taez, August 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT
Humanitarian organization Save the Children warned against the closure of a major hospital in Sanaa due to a shortage of supplies.
Stars Nidal al Ahmadieh and Assala are at war... a Twitter war! (Alsayeda.net)
10:09 GMT
Stars Nidal al Ahmadieh and Assala are at war... a Twitter war!
The Turkish delegation visited Israel for the first time in five years following the Mavi Marmara incident. (AFP/File)
10:01 GMT
A Turkish delegation visited Israel Monday for the first time since the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident where nine activists were killed by the IDF.
Oman continues to increase spending on oil production despite calls for more diversity in Gulf funds. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Oman continues to increase spending on oil production despite calls for more diversity in Gulf funds.
The bombing device was believed to have been placed beside the road to target a military vehicle. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was killed by a roadside bomb blast in southeastern Turkey, according to local sources.
Latin ex-Patriarch of Jerusalem Michel Sabah speaks to the media during a protest against the separation wall in Beit Jala, August 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT
Palestinian protesters in the West Bank town of Beit Jala clashed with the IDF following Israel's decision to renew work on a controversial separation wall.
Emirati psychological thriller Zinzana goes to Texas film fest. (YouTube)
09:04 GMT
Emirati psychological thriller Zinzana goes to Texas film fest.
Fighters loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi sit at the back of an armed pickup truck in Daleh, some 280 kilometres south of Yemen's capital Sanaa, August 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Both sides in Yemen's conflict braced for a large-scale battle in the central province of Marib, which is a key supply town for Houthi rebels.
The discovery was made in the Shorouk block that was awarded to Eni in January 2014 following an international bid. (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT
Find could be one of the world's largest natural-gas discoveries.
An unknown number of civilians were also injured in the attack. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
At least ten civilians were killed and many others injured by government shelling and airstrikes in the Damascus suburb of Saqba.
Theeb gets new release date in Iraq's cinemas, the ninth Arab country to host the film. (File photo)
08:22 GMT
Theeb gets new release date in Iraq's cinemas, the ninth Arab country to host the film.
AP was criticized for describing Amal Clooney as an 'actor's wife' in coverage of the Al Jazeera trial. (AFP)
08:06 GMT
Seriously AP? Amal Clooney is much more than just an "actor's wife"!
Daesh militants claimed one 21-carat coin was worth $139 due to its weight in gold. (Screenshot)
08:00 GMT
Militant group Daesh is trying to rub it in the world's face about how much wealth it has accumulated. What better way than releasing an hour-long video? Ok, we get it, they have a lot of gold coins.
The World Health Tourism Congress will be held in Dubai Health Care City. (Intertrans.cz)
08:00 GMT
Health tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, with $100B being spent a year.
Hundreds of people were injured when the housing compound belonging to Aramco caught fire. (Screenshot/MSNBC)
07:54 GMT
Eleven people were killed and hundreds others injured after a fire broke out in a housing complex belonging to Saudi oil company Aramco.
Parts of the historic temple of Bel are believed to have been destroyed. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT
Daesh militants reportedly destroyed another temple in the besieged Syrian city of Palmyra, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
"Time to love" will be subtitled in English for its non-Farsi-speaking audiences. (Press TV)
07:35 GMT
‘Time to love’ by Iranian filmmaker Alireza Raisian is set to be screened in different countries across Europe and North America.
Pope Francis offered special prayers for 71 Syrian refugees who were found dead in the back of a truck in Austria. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Pope Francis called on people to help prevent crimes against refugees, days after the bodies of 71 Syrians were found at the back of a truck in Austria.
Turkey joined the US in launching airstrikes against Daesh in Syria last week. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The US-led coalition against Daesh hasn't made much of an impact on the militant group, and with Turkey announcing joint airstrikes in Syria with America last week, it made matters worse.
King Abdullah has previously condemned Israel for constantly restricting Palestinians from entering the Al-Aqsa compound. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met Jordan's King Abdullah Sunday to discuss recent tensions between protesters and Israeli forces in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Egypt's biggest exports are to Iraq first, followed by Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Libya and then Sudan.(Ecomena)
07:00 GMT
Forty percent of Egypt's exports are destined for Libya and Iraq; is the Islamic State imposing fees on Egyptian goods?
Avoid going off-topic by sticking to an agenda and redirecting conversations when necessary. (Shutterstock)
07:00 GMT
Whether its an low-key internal touch-base or high-level power session, here are some ways to make your next meeting more efficient.
Long-strewed violence between the PKK and Turkey was sparked last month, when Turkish war planes targeted the Kurdish militant group's positions in northern Iraq. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A PKK attack in Turkey's southeastern Kayapinar district left two Turkey policemen dead in fresh violence between the Kurdish military group and Turkish security forces.
News emerges of an Iraqi army official's lay time when Mosul needed him most. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
News emerges of an Iraqi army official's lay time when Mosul needed him most.
The World Bank said the lifting of sanctions will create a rush of resources for the country. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The World Bank said the lifting of sanctions will create a rush of resources for the country.
Despite the landmark move, only 16 Saudi Arabian women have so far registered to vote in the country's municiple elections this December. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
As the country gears up for a municiple election this December, only 16 women in the country have registered to vote so far.
Argentina trancin' out. (Facebook)
05:00 GMT
Here's how Aly Amr Fathalah and Fadi Wassef Naguib put Egypt on the world trance map.
Hinge allows users to reveal if they are 'open to' a relationship, dating or want to keep it casual. (Product-Reviews.net)
05:00 GMT
A survey by dating app Hinge claims that 63 percent of polled users were interested in relationships, against two percent wanting casual hook-ups.
Facebook launch of M is an attempt to increase interactive communication among users. (The Next Web)
05:00 GMT
Social media site makes a foray into the virtual assistant market with a feature that helps complete organizational tasks.
A joint account for household expenses may be the transparency needed for discussions about spending. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
Financial disagreements can quickly lead to fractured relationships; especially if talking about money doesn't happen until there is a problem.
Syrian refugees wait at a Turkish border crossing to return home to the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, the scene of fierce fighting in June between Daesh and Kurdish forces.  (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
03:53 GMT
From 'migrants' to 'anchor babies,' the bigoted lexicon of migration; telling the stories of people seeking asylum on the Greek island of Kos; and an Afghan-American take on the Iran deal.
Source: fcbarcelona.com
03:45 GMT
"Leading up to the election of the new President of FC Barcelona, there were loud demands to scrap Qatar Airways' sponsorship of the football club due to its alleged treatment of its female cabin crew."

August 30, 2015

Morocco's bronze medallist Abdalaati Iguider celebrates on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's 1500 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships
21:11 GMT
Almaz Ayana ran away from Genzebe Dibaba to deny her a rare double by winning the 5,000 metres world title in an Ethiopian podium sweep while...
(L-R) Silver medallist Kenya's Helah Kiprop, gold medallist Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba and bronze medallist Bahrain's Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa celebrate on the podium during the victory ceremony for the women's marathon athletics event
21:03 GMT
Bahraini marathoner Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa won a bronze medal on Sunday in the world athletics...
Egypt's three year sentences for the Al Jazeera journalists sparked international outrage this week, prompting the reemergence of #FreeAJStaff. (AFP/File)
18:47 GMT
Egypt's three year sentences for the Al Jazeera journalists sparked international outrage this week, prompting the reemergence of #FreeAJStaff.
It’s an American thing, started in the 1930’s - when boys nailed old wooden market crates to roller skate wheels creating makeshift ‘go-carts’ for hours of testosterone-fueled fun. The first Red Bull Soapbox race was held in Belgium in 2000 and since then it's spread 'round the world. This is Jordan’s first official competition.
18:32 GMT
Get to Abdoun in Jordan's capital city on Friday, 4 September to watch 63 teams compete in the Red Bull Soap Box Derby! Insane spectacle, music and sport - and it won't cost you a dinar!
Source: Twitter
17:53 GMT
Manchester City signed Belgium international Kevin de Bruyne from Wolfsburg Sunday for a Bundesliga record fee.
The verdict is still out regarding the fate of Iranian-American reporter Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post journalist who's been held in Iran for over a year over alleged espionage. (AFP/File)
17:01 GMT
A Iranian Revolutionary Court handed ten year sentences to a pair of Iranians accused of spying for Israel and the US, in the most recent of a long list of similar cases.
With a career that predates Jordanian King Abdallah's own rule, Judeh's presence is something of a legend in Jordanian politics. (AFP/File)
16:14 GMT
There's a big, fat, Twitter controversy unfolding in Jordan.
Rafael Nadal
16:11 GMT
World number eight Rafael Nadal has denied the report about him declining to play with controversial Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios in a doubles match of the charity event, saying that he was never asked to play with the bad boy.
Myriam Fares lets her hair down on lux Santorini vacay. Totes jelly (Twitter)
15:55 GMT
Must be nice. Myriam Fares lookin' all kinds of relaxed on vacay.
Screenshot from Homeland Season 5 trailer. (YouTube)
15:48 GMT
The trailer is out for the TV show that digs into the fight against terror.
Assala seriously has some frenemies. (Facebook/Youssef Hamiddine)
15:31 GMT
Assala is headed to Lebanon, and on her way she sent a tweet that's got Nidal Al Ahamadieh all kinds of angr.
Gigi Hadid back in 2013. (Facebook)
15:03 GMT
Gigi Hadid admits she loves being on stage with her singing pal Taylor Swift.
Yemeni security officials believe al-Sanidi was gunned down by al-Qaeda militants, as the group's been responsible for crimes committed in similar ways in the past.  (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Authorities speaking under anonymity told the Associated Press that Aden's head of security was shot dead while driving Sunday.
Qatar is developing five separate lines, including 148kms to the border with Saudi Arabia. (File photo)
15:00 GMT
Undisclosed deal is a welcome development in a project that has been fraught with delays.
The Bay Area Light Brigade has been campaigning for the PKK with lights in Oakland, Calif. (Facebook)
15:00 GMT
Not everyone in the US supports Turkish airstrikes against the PKK.
Asamoah Gyan (L)
14:38 GMT
Former Al Ain superstar Asamoah Gyan has leapt to the defence of the Arabian Gulf League following implied criticism from his legendary compatriot Abedi Pele.
Actress Kinda Hanna was attacked by extremist social media users after it's become known that she's Christian. (Elcinema)
14:31 GMT
Actress Kinda Hanna was attacked by extremist social media users after it's become known that she's Christian.
Credit growth is expected to remain largely unchanged for 2015, according to Standard & Poor's analysts. (File photo)
14:00 GMT
Standard and Poor forecast slow growth for global sukuk and islamic financial services in light of declining oil revenues.
Public expenditure on the Aqaba development program between is expected to cost $162.6 million. (Flickr)
14:00 GMT
Public expenditure on the Aqaba development program between is expected to cost $162.6 million.
Casualties were reported to be represented by various nationalities. (Mia.mk)
13:44 GMT
Deadly blaze at residential complex rented by Saudi oil giant Aramco began in the basement and was first spotted around 6am.
Overcrowding on small boats and insufficient safety gear contribute to migrant deaths at sea. (AFP/file)
13:32 GMT
The death toll of two capsized boats off the Libyan coast Friday climbed higher as authorities discovered the 39 more African and Middle Eastern asylum seekers.
A drone, called "The Guardian". Carrying a life preserver and flying above people at a public beach as it is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
13:32 GMT
A drone, called "The Guardian". Carrying a life preserver and flying above people at a public beach as it is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
The joint company will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul of Saudi helicopters, both commercial and military. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
The new joint company will have locations in Riyadh and Jeddah.
Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy talks to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney during the trial, August 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT
The Egyptian foreign ministry summoned British ambassador John Casson over comments he made on press freedom in wake of the Al Jazeera verdict.
DP World's portfolio includes 65 terminal operations worldwide. (Shutterstock)
12:31 GMT
The Dubai company eyes expansion into Iran, Africa and Latin America.
A fire broke out in the basement of a housing compound belonging to oil and gas firm Aramco. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Two people were killed and dozens others injured Sunday following a fire in the residential section of a Saudi oil company.
Daesh militants executed at least 39 members of the group for various crimes. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Daesh reportedly beheaded at least 39 fighters from its own ranks, according to to the UK-based Syrian Observatory.
Jordanian authorities are preparing to supply charging stations in the country for electric cars. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Jordanian authorities are preparing to provide the infrastructure, with electric charging stations.
A report found EgyptAir had accumulated billions in losses in the past three years. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
A report found EgyptAir had accumulated billions in losses in the past three years.
Arab unemployment is due to cultural and social factors, as well as economic ones. (File photo)
11:23 GMT
In the face of the debate over nationalization of jobs, there are many capable, skilled Arabs, primarily Saudis, that are voluntarily choosing unemployment.
Myriam Fares celebrates her first wedding anniversary with Dany Mitri. (Ali Express)
11:14 GMT
Myriam Fares celebrates her first wedding anniversary with Dany Mitri.
Thousands of people have been killed in the Yemeni conflict since March, according to the WHO. (AFP/File)
10:57 GMT
Saudi warplanes hit the Yemeni province of Hajjah Sunday killing over 30 people. The victims were reportedly working in a mineral water factory, according to local media.
Iraqi men hold up national flags and protest against corruption, August 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:41 GMT
Since Tunisian street vender Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight in 2011 sparking the Arab revolts, it was against corruption. Over the years, demonstrations have continued across the Middle East by why is corruption still never-ending?
Years of the slogan might soon be coming to and end, but it doesn't mean what you think it means for most Iranians. (AFP/File)
10:33 GMT
Years of the slogan might soon be coming to and end.
Saturday's protest was considered the largest independent demonstration ever mobilized in the capital Beirut. (AFP/file)
10:21 GMT
A protest calling for massive parliamentary restructuring took a violent turn in Beirut Saturday, with demonstrators promising further escalation if the Lebanese government failed to respond.
Men loyal to Yemen's exiled President Hadi participate in military training in the port city of Aden, August 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi enlisted thousands of fighters to form new brigade in the country's south.
Almost $133,000 was raised for Abdul (right), a single father of two children from Yarmouk refugee camp. (Twitter)
10:00 GMT
An Indiegogo campaign has raised almost $133,000 for a Palestinian refugee whose photo of him selling pens in Beirut went viral.
Al-Jazeera's Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed (R), Al-Jazeera's Egyptian-Canadian reporter Mohamed Fahmy (C) and Australian journalist Peter Greste. (AFP/Ben Stansall, Khaled Desouki)
09:43 GMT
Canada, the UK, the US and human rights group Amnesty International have criticized the three year prison sentences at the journalists' retrial.
The civilians were reportedly kidnapped by Daesh for protesting against the militant group. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Hundreds of people were abducted in Iraq's western province of Anbar by Daesh militants, according to local media outlets.
The union's stance emerged after a meeting with Palestinian trade unionists at the World Social Forum in Tunisia. (File photo)
09:30 GMT
The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America have reportedly become the first nationwide union to join the boycott against Israel.
Amal Clooney lashes out at Egypt after Al-Jazeera journalists are imprisoned. (AFP)
09:29 GMT
Amal Clooney lashes out at Egypt after Al-Jazeera journalists are imprisoned.