February 25, 2015
Soldiers said armed Houthis shelled an army base in Yemen's capital, leading to a six-hour clash Wednesday.
The 2021 Confederations Cup will not be held in Qatar, FIFA announced on Wednesday.
This weekend is seriously going to be epic in the Emirates as the Dubai Jazz Festival brings James Blunt, John Legend, and Sting to the stage.
A top American official has blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for deciding to address Congress, saying the planned visit is destructive to relations between the US and Israel.
Former Miss Turkey Merve Buyuksarac in hot water for posting satirical poem about Turkey's President!
Daesh militants don't have the best IQ numbers clearly after burning town up to 8,000 books, which were centuries old from Mosul's library.
Nancy Ajram's new music video lacks everything her old videos had, and her fans are totes unhappy!
Figures showed an increase in housing and utility prices in all the GCC countries in December last year when compared with 2013 figures.
Man Daesh-es to the altar with new bride, but bitter first wife has him falsely arrested for being a militant
An Iraqi woman falsely informed police that her husband was a high-ranking member of Daesh as revenge for marrying again.
At least 31 people were killed while 15 others remain trapped after a series of avalanches hit Afghanistan's Panjsher province Wednesday.
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Ooredoo Kuwait, the country’s No.3 mobile operator by subscribers, blamed on Monday foreign exchange losses, investments in Algeria and restructuring costs in Tunisia for wiping out its fourth-quarter profit.
US politicians are pushing to lift the country’s ban on crude oil exports, a move that if successful would challenge Saudi Arabia’s long held dominance over the global oil market.
"Markets are calm now ... demand is growing," Al-Naimi told reporters on the sidelines of a conference in the port city of Jizan, southwest Saudi Arabia.
Two men belonging to a terrorist organization were sentenced to death on Tuesday by Saudi's Special Criminal Court for plotting to hijack an airplane.
Nancy Ajram's shemale lookalike Hisham Alrashed has big news for his fans: There's a mini him on the way!
what makes Dubai stand out is the Dubai Smart City initiative, which aims to make Dubai one of the world’s best-connected, smartest, and happiest cities by 2017.
a burqa-clad Afghan woman carries chopped logs after buying them at a firewood yard in Herat.
Kurdish militias back by US-led airstrikes have killed at least 132 Daesh militants since Saturday in an ongoing battle in northeastern Syria.
An autopsy revealed that 19-year-old Jihad al-Jaafari bled to death after being hit with an M16 bullet shot at close range.
Although a bold and robust response is needed when it comes to fighting Daesh - namely now in Libya, Arab armies will not help.
Jordan's art scene continues to expand, making the kingdom one of the most renowned countries in the Middle East for different artistic styles.
The settlers stormed Al-Jabaa village at 4am and torched Al-Huda mosque.
The human rights organization Amnesty International urged the global community to halt weapon sales and shipments to countries accused of committing mass atrocities, such as Iraq, Syria, and Israel.
Four people were killed after two Turkish Air Force Jets crashed in Eastern Anatolia late Tuesday due to unknown reasons.
An Indian man accused a Jordanian lady wearing niqab of sexually assaulting him and then robbing him in a Dubai elevator,
The World Health Organization warns water borne diseases are on the rise in Syria.
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The supply of an estimated 14,000 new residential units in 2015 is expected to soften Dubai’s rents that had soared by up to 65 per cent since 2011.
Themed "Internationalisation Strategies for Islamic financial Institutions," the meeting was attended by senior Islamic bankers and international experts from more than 15 countries.
A ten-year-old Palestinian girl was injured after an Israeli settler hit her with a jeep in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he will do anything in his power to stop the US and Iran from reaching a nuclear deal.
February 24, 2015
The former Liverpool star struck twice in a dominant first half for the Catalan giants, who held on comfortably despite Sergio Aguero's second-half strike for the hosts
The Argentine saw his opener cancelled out by Marco Reus but the Italian side restored their lead in the first half and were able to hold on for the remainder of the game
With opposing factions repressed, a presidential candidate is facing little competition.
Iraq is less than thrilled after US officials have told media approximate dates for the Mosul campaign, sources said Tuesday.
The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) said Monday it was working on several fronts with various stakeholders to facilitate extending credit to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Eighty nine percent of respondents in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) consider creativity and innovation to be an important part of their life
It is not uncommon for people to misunderstand the cost of living of a place to which they are relocating, returning or visiting.
With sector sales volumes dipping, new demands are placing an extra burden on them
Egypt hopes to halt liquefied natural gas imports in 2020, Oil Minister Sherif Ismail said on Monday, as projects to develop its own gas fields are completed.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a combined Dh9.48 billion ($2.58 billion) of defence deals on the first two days of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex 2015),
The sale would be in accordance with Basel III banking rules and the final amount and currency of the offering would be decided by the board at a later date,
Obi Mobiles, co-founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, is among the seven most popular smartphone brands in the UAE market.
A poll released Tuesday showed a dead heat between Netanyahu and the Zionist Union.
Two Turkish military training airplanes have crashed in the central province of Malatya, killing two and injuring two others.
The 19-year-old Palestinian's father said his son's body lay bleeding for nearly two hours Tuesday.
Western sanctions over Iran's nuclear program have shut Tehran out of the global banking system.
At least 13 men were found guilty Tuesday of recruiting al-Qaeda members and helping Osama bin Laden find shelter.
Five young Palestinians were arrested after Israeli forces raided and searched their homes Tuesday.
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said he was "very disappointed" at Fifa's announcement that the 2022 World Cup is to be held in "November or December".
Spain is only one of several European countries cracking down on Daesh recruits as a wave of foreign fighters continues.
An 18-year-old South Korean who went missing last month has been training with the jihadists.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge called Tuesday on FIFA to compensate clubs if the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is moved to November and December.
A 30-year-old employee of the World Bank and her Yemeni driver were kidnapped by armed gunmen in Sanaa today.
Evidence showed the detainees had instructions on making explosives and a photo of Daesh's leader.
The 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar in November and December, a FIFA task force recommended Tuesday.
Police and medical officials say at least 15 people have been killed and a number of others injured when bomb explosions struck areas in and around Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.
World No. 2 Roger Federer showed no signs of rustiness as he produced a clinical 6-3, 6-1 win over two-time finalist Mikhail Youzhny before a near-capacity crowd on the opening night of the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open late on Monday.
Living in the Middle East can be quite a culture shock for expats but what irks Arabs about those odd things foreigners do? Dogs in the house, early morning jogs and publicly showing affection or bear-hugging! The list could be endless but here are 12 examples.
Turkey accused Britain Tuesday of a "reprehensible" delay in informing authorities of three British girls who left for Syria.
Get ready to hang onto your seats if you hit the cinema this week. "Out of Order" (Khareg El-Khedma), a psychological thriller, opens on Wednesday.
We've all been upset with our partners before, but Lebanese model Joelle Hatem must have been seriously ticked when she typed to the world that she and her hubby had split up....only to take it back a few hours later.
Palestinian officials condemned a US court ruling ordering the PLO to pay $218 million in damages to Americans involved in Israeli attacks between 2002-2004.
Gigi Hadid leaves little to the imagination with her bold naked black dress at the Oscars After Party. (Image: AFP)
Egyptian airstrikes have killed several civilians, Amnesty International said Tuesday, along with the Daesh militants they targeted.
What would Gigi Hadid's Palestinian family think of her PDA with bf Cody Simpson at this Oscars After Party?
Chairman of FIFA's referees committee and Britain's vice-president of the world governing body, Jim Boyce, has claimed that he has changed his opinion about video replays and would back their use for penalty-area incidents.
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a new law which will broadly define terrorism and terrorist acts.
Mohamed Hamaki has finally announced his divorce from wife of two-years Nahla al Hajari!
Egyptian courts acquitted the former prime minister and interior minister from the Mubarak regime of charges pertaining to corruption earlier today,
More than half of business and government leaders in the Mena region identify cyber security as a strategic priority, compared to only 23 per cent in the US and 36 per cent in UK/Europe,
Desperate for a blessing? Russia to open first Islamic bank, looks to Shariah funds to offset sanctions
Russia plans to open its first Islamic bank this year, seeking to attract Shariah-complaint funds as international sanctions push the economy toward a recession.
George Wassouf's marriage to Nada Zeidan has just taken a new turbulent turn!
President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi allegedly retracted his resignation after standing down from his post in late January.
Fierce clashes near the Iraqi border between Kurdish troops and Daesh militants left some 90 Christian civlians in the hands of the extremist group.
"Tonight" hit maker Amr Diab is working hard to bring us more of the music we love. The Egyptian songster has a new album under construction to be ready come summer.
Scholars from across the world condemned extremism and the double standards of using the word "terrorism" when referring to Muslims.
Iraqi workers pile bricks up inside a kiln at the traditional brick factory of Nahrawan, one of the largest brick factories in Iraq
Iraqi workers pile bricks up inside a kiln at the traditional brick factory of Nahrawan, one of the largest brick factories in Iraq
A 50-year-old man who spied on women using the lavatory in the UAE has been found guilty of voyeurism.
Egyptian film makers' endeavors to enter the Oscars have nearly always gone unheeded. Check out this list of films that were close to competing the best foreign language film Oscar award.
A 19-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces during a predawn raid in Bethlehem's Duheisha refugee camp.
Somebody tell Adel Imam that Nour el Sherif is a friend in need!
Companies in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar invested about 160 million euros ($200 million) this season, almost a quarter of the total spent by companies worldwide sponsoring the shirts in Europe's top six leagues.
Brent edged above $59 a barrel on Tuesday after a 2-per cent slide the session before, buoyed by cautious optimism on the outlook for the global economy.
It usually rains men but in Dubai's case, thousands of dirham notes fell from the sky, stopping traffic without explanation.
Two people died and at least 13 were injured after an explosion at a factory belonging to Gulf Oil Corporation Limited in Hyderabad.
At least 90 Christians have been abducted by Daesh militants in northeastern Syria, activists told Reuters.
Less than a month away until the music of Macklemore, Lil Wayne, Avicii and Clean Bandit brings dancers alive from around the globe at the Street Life show March 18-21.
Gulf equity markets were mostly soft Monday after oil prices pulled back again.
Turkish forces managed to safely relocate the remains of a sacred tomb inside Syria but how did they do it? With the help of Kurds, of course.
My, oh, my! Jennifer Lopez looks like a real Queen in a Zuhair Murad dress at the Vanity Fair Oscars party. (Image: AFP)
While the current oil prices are below most GCC countries’ fiscal break-even point, governments generally have the resources to help mitigate the immediate impact and maintain a supportive operating environment for economies.
As new US Defense Secretary Ash Carter takes office, around 800 Iraqi forces, bolstered by U.S. warplanes, prepare to take on Daesh for control of the western town of al-Baghdadi.
After months of negotiations, Iran said Monday there is still a long way to go.
Daesh militants are reportedly planning wide-scale military operations in Lebanon, according to a report by The Daily Star.
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A weapons shipment from Jordan arrived in Lebanon on Monday at a time when the country's arms are crucial to its fight against Daesh.
The number of new homes under construction in Jewish settlements on the Israel-occupied West Bank rose last year by 40 percent.