October 5, 2015
In a letter to unidentified Maronite officials, Pope Francis urged Lebanon's Christian leaders to unite to fill the country's presidential vacuum.
Rotana grabs a bigger share of Saudi Arabia's hotel market, the largest in the Arab world.
Looking to exploit the potential of Iran's promising car market, VW officials joined German reps from Daimler, Siemens, BASF and tourism officials on a fact-finding visit to Iran.
'Karpowership' contracted by state-run EDL denies registering over 50 Turkish professionals under fraudulent job titles.
A Russian plane reportedly violated Turkish air space in the Yayladagi/Hatay region when it was intercepted by two F-16s from the Turkish Air Force, which were patrolling the region.
The event will be examining the seven core pillars within the Islamic economy, including halal tourism and Islamic finance.
Taliban militants released a video purporting the hanging of a Pakistani military officer in a revenge attack against the country's government.
It's Paris Fashion Week, but all work and no play make very bored supermodels, so Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner headed to see Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Marseille.
From YPG clashes in Hasakah, to regime control in As-Suwayda, these images may clarify the country's territorial disputes.
Eighteen-year-old Huthayfa Othman Suleiman was shot in the chest during clashes and died in the operating room.
Bridges contract is for the 25 million sq foot project which will include Motiongate, Bollywood Parks, and Legoland Park and Legoland Water Park.
Arab boyband The Five have finally released their first music video. Woohoo!
Ethiopia's latest meeting with Sudan and Egypt to resolve building of Africa's largest hydroelectric power plant has been postponed again.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Russian military action in Syria would make the region more unstable during an interview with the BBC.
While there might be unrest between Israel and Palestine, these Jews and Muslims in Russia are working together to provide the country with halal meat.
Finding the right bank can make a huge difference when settling in to a new life. Choose wisely!
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad blamed the US-led coalition for the expansion of Daesh in the country.
Egyptian dancers Shakira and Bardis get 'only' three months in prison instead of six!
Al Mayadeen journalist Hanna Mahameed was covering clashes outside Fadi Alloun's home in the West Bank when she was hit in the face with bomb fragments, resulting in extensive burns.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi agreed at a joint press conference in Cairo to unite in the fight against terrorism, of which both countries have fallen victim to.
A porter working in Dubai's airport was accused of stealing a toothbrush and charger from a passenger's luggage.
Daesh allegedly obliterated the two-thousand-year-old Arch of Triumph with explosives.
IDF fighter jets raided Hamas positions in the Gaza strip in the early hours of Monday following alleged rocket attacks into southern Israel.
The Palestinian Authority issued a statement condemning the recent Israeli escalation in the West Bank and Jerusalem, as clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces continue.
Security forces in Spain and Morocco arrested ten people for reportedly recruiting for Daesh in the Middle East.
While tensions continue to escalate in Jerusalem over the Al-Aqsa Mosque, rumors are growing of a third intifada. Could the Palestine-Israel conflict further spiral out of control?
Dozens of Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated bullets during clashes with Israeli soldiers amid ongoing tension over the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Libyan Red Crescent officials said the victims were refugees form African countries, setting off to Europe from Libya.
The driver seemed to be under the impression his foreign license plate rendered him immune from traffic violations.
Unknown gunmen in a black SUV gunned down Syrian national Abdullah Abou Hassan in the northern Lebanese border town of Arsal on Sunday.
It's a stereotype that Jordanians are too serious to be cool - so is a new wave of hipsters in Amman's coolest neighborhood hurting locals?; why Palestine and Israel need the 'politics of love'; and Game of Thrones reimagined in Lebanon.
This map is pretty laughable.
Islamophobic sentiments are still as strong as ever, but some people are transforming the hashtag into satire.
October 4, 2015
A Washington Post story published in 2011 was a big problem for State Department officials.
Hector Cuper has praised Zamalek's 'spirit' despite their aggregate defeat
Egypt's Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) banned an Etisalat ad for featuring domestic violence.
The 9th edition of Luxury Motor Show (EXCS), the prominent luxury motor show in the Middle East, is expected to reveal most important automotive industry technologies and trends and host premier luxury models of 2016.
An investment camp for youth will kick off tomorrow, October 5, to encourage those interested in trade and investment.
The FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine, under the chairmanship of South African Tokyo Sexwale and comprising representatives from the Israel Football Association...
According to an MSF statement, no staff reported any fighting inside the hospital compound at the time of the strike.
Bahrain will be sending more than 170 of its finest athletes for the Second GCC Games, due to take place from October 15 to 26 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Russian defense officials said their country's warplanes struck ten Daesh targets in embattled Syria on Sunday.
A British cartoonist takes on onomatopoeia in hilarious cartoons that show how different languages convey common sounds. Did he get it right for Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew?
There are nearly 6,000 ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals in the Middle East with a combined net worth of $995 billion, according to a Wealth-X study. Forty-five percent of these individuals live in Saudi Arabia and the UAE
Egypt signed an agreement on Sunday with the World Bank for a $550 million loan to fund the country's rural sanitation project.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters Russia's recent actions in Syria will only serve to isolate it form other countries in the region.
Another voice enters the Russia debate in Syria.
Elissa dazzles at Elie Saab's show at Paris Fashion Week 2015.
Ghada Abdel Razek on the set of the new talent show Arab Casting.
The new restrictions were put in place following two stabbings in less than 24 hours in East Jerusalem.
As the Star Trek Beyond shoot gets underway in Dubai, the American star has high praise for the city.
The upcoming week offers a feast of cultural activities in both Cairo and Alexandria.
A therapeutic program of weight-bearing exercise reduces pain and improves joint function, at least for two to six months, for people with osteoarthritis, according to a review of previous trials.
United Arab Talent is a group of artists from the region, namely Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Tunisia.
An Egyptian farmer collects the cotton harvest at a farm in the Egyptian Nile Delta province of Monofia north of Cairo.
An Egyptian farmer collects the cotton harvest at a farm in the Egyptian Nile Delta province of Monofia north of Cairo.
The Eurotunnel remained closed for several hours after as many as 200 migrants and refugees entered the tunnel in what Eurostar called "an organized attack".
This year, 224,000 people had the right to vote out of a citizen population of just under one million.
Unidentified gunmen opened fire on the two police officers in the embattled Sinai Peninsula.
Turkey continued its aerial campaign against the PKK in northern Iraq, with nine fighter jets targeting hideouts and ammunition depots.
The Egyptian funny man will be the host of a special OSN event with the Desperado actor, Hayat Al Fahad, Ahmad Helmy and Arya Stark herself!
Old photos show the iconic Umm Kulthum during a trip to Paris.
Human Rights Watch and the United Nations' human rights chief have called for an independent investigation after a possible US airstrike killed at least 13 Medecins Sans Frontieres staff in Afghanistan.
Bon Jovi rocks the house despite a serious telling-off from the former Pink Floyd bassist, an outspoken BDS activist.
According to the IDF a 19-year-old Palestinian stabbed a 16-year-old Israeli before police shot and killed the suspect. The Israeli victim is in moderate condition.
Gulf nations are being expected to open doors, and not just their wallets, to help the refugee crisis.
Palestine is a headache Saudi King Salman doesn’t need as he confronts rare demands from members of his ruling family that he and his son be removed from power...
Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives is an umbrella organization that will focus on spreading knowledge; combating poverty, empowering communities and innovation for the future.
Deal with the German industrial company is part of a $1.7B much-needed plan to boost Egypt's power grid.
A building in Cairo's densely populated Shubra neighborhood collapsed on Sunday, killing seven people and injuring two others.
Short-term visas to the UAE can now be obtained 24/7 via the Ministry of Interior's website or smartphone app.
A funny review of Tamer Hosny's new film "Ahwak" (I Love you).
A number of visually impaired boys in the Gaza Strip have taken to karate as a way to expand their social lives and participate in physical activity. And the young grasshoppers already obtained yellow belts!
The Egyptian Foreign Minister voiced Egypt's support for Russia's airstrikes in Syria as a means to combat terrorism.
The bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the battleground city of Kunduz is sparking serious accusations for the Pentagon.
Daesh posted photos of two new theme parks, one in the Syrian city of Raqqa and the other in Iraq's Fallujah.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently in New York attending the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly but will return home to Israel amid increasing security concerns.
Palestine Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization President Mahmoud Abbas is all gimmicks according to writer Rami G. Khouri, and the Palestinian people deserve better.
An Israeli settler shot a five-year-old Palestinian child in the stomach on the side of the road in Izbeit at-Tabib village before fleeing the scene.
Featuring fresh bread with "flour shipped in from Russia."
Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa mosque and evicted approximately 70 Palestinians who were worshipping inside.
Filipina national Lady Gioi Aban Bali Nang reportedly roamed the home she shared with accomplice Mohamed al-Barazi wearing a suicide vest that she helped assemble.
These are the top ten trends at Gitex Shopper 2015 in Dubai, an eight-day shopping fest of the best technology on the market.
Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram will kick off the Alexandria International Song Festival in October.
Abou Merhi is a well known Shia businessman who controls the Abou Merhi Group, a company that is on the sanctions list.
Egypt notoriously performs mass executions, which could be why its permanent delegate rejected a UN Human Rights Council resolution to ban the death penalty.
Going the extra mile with a little grammar and vocabulary revision before your interview could land you the job.
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On Saturday, Russia vowed to intensify airstrikes in Syria, as Russian forces continue around-the-clock bombing missions for the fourth day.
Mauritania prevents nearly 1000 women from departing for domestic jobs in Saudi Arabia.
Some men in Saudi Arabia choose to marry their maids. Their first wives struggle to understand why.
Foreign-backed militant groups in Syria have rejected a plan by the United Nations to end the conflict in the Arab country, a day after the Damascus government said it is ready to take part in such an initiative.
Opinions on the ground in Syria; a photographic look into the lives of Afghan women; and the handshake that spurred controversy across Iran.
October 3, 2015
China won the 28th FIBA men's Asia Championship Saturday after defeating Philippines 78-67 in the tourney's final match.
A Palestinian teen stabbed and killed two Israelis and injured two more in Jerusalem's Old City Saturday.
A Palestinian was shot after stabbing two Israelis to death and injuring two others in Jerusalem's old city.
Iraqi superstar Kazem el Saher will be narrating the upcoming series "Madraset Al-Hob" (School of Love).
FIFA sponsor adidas called Saturday for "fundamental changes" to football's governing body but in contrast to other major sponsors is not urging its president Joseph Blatter to step down.
Al Faisaliah Spa was one of the celebrated winners at the inaugural World Spa Awards held in Vietnam recently. The spa was awarded the ‘World’s Best Female Spa’ , ‘World’s Best Spa Design’ and ‘Saudi Arabia’s Best Hotel Spa’ at the ceremony
Sepp Blatter has decided not to relinquish his position as FIFA president despite its sponsors' mounting calls for the embattled chief's resignation, his US lawyer has confirmed.