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October 5, 2015

Pope Francis leads a mass for the opening of the synod on the family on October 4, 2015 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican. (AFP/Tiziana Fabi)
11:30 GMT
In a letter to unidentified Maronite officials, Pope Francis urged Lebanon's Christian leaders to unite to fill the country's presidential vacuum.
Rotana's Al Marwa Rayhaan hotel in Mecca. (Agoda)
11:26 GMT
Rotana grabs a bigger share of Saudi Arabia's hotel market, the largest in the Arab world.
A company source was quoted as saying that VW was considering a move into Iran with the mass-market Skoda and Seat brands. (Pixabay)
11:13 GMT
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 works on a power-generating ship off the coast of Zouk Mosbeh, just north of Beirut. (Shutterstock/Canghai76)
10:37 GMT
'Karpowership' contracted by state-run EDL denies registering over 50 Turkish professionals under fraudulent job titles.
Russian Air Force Su-24 bombers fly Feb. 11 during a military exercise in southern Russia. (AFP/Sergey Venyavsky)
10:30 GMT
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.
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum with Mr. David Thomson during the #2015GIES opening ceremony. (Twitter)
10:07 GMT
The event will be examining the seven core pillars within the Islamic economy, including halal tourism and Islamic finance.
The Taliban claimed the execution was a revenge attack against the Pakistani government. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Taliban militants released a video purporting the hanging of a Pakistani military officer in a revenge attack against the country's government.
Gigi Hadid, actor Cully Smoller, and Kendall Jenner in their custom Paris Saint-Germain team kits. (Instagram)
10:00 GMT
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.
The Kurdish YPG made some significant strides against Daesh in the north. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT
From YPG clashes in Hasakah, to regime control in As-Suwayda, these images may clarify the country's territorial disputes.
Palestinian youth burn tires during clashes with Israeli soldiers close to the Jewish settlement of Bet El, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 4, 2015 after Israel barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
09:30 GMT
Eighteen-year-old Huthayfa Othman Suleiman was shot in the chest during clashes and died in the operating room.
The Dubai Parks and & Resorts project will include three theme parks and over 65 restaurants. (The Arab Weekly)
09:24 GMT
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! (Facebook)
09:18 GMT
Arab boyband The Five have finally released their first music video. Woohoo!
Egypt's President Sisi and Ethiopian PM Desalegn had previously confirmed the date of the meeting at the UN General Assembly. (File photo)
09:10 GMT
Ethiopia's latest meeting with Sudan and Egypt to resolve building of Africa's largest hydroelectric power plant has been postponed again.
David Cameron said Russia was targeting anti-Assad rebels over Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Russian military action in Syria would make the region more unstable during an interview with the BBC.
Owner Pinhas Slobodnik employs around 120 Muslims in the factory. (Shutterstock/File)
09:00 GMT
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.
The biggest branch network and latest technology becomes irrelevant with poor customer service. (Shutterstock)
08:57 GMT
Finding the right bank can make a huge difference when settling in to a new life. Choose wisely!
Being discerning in prioritizing projects can help in managing your time. (Shutterstock)
08:41 GMT
Work, like life, is busy. Make the most of what matters by managing your time effectively.
Bashar al-Assad accused the West of "plotting against Syria". (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad blamed the US-led coalition for the expansion of Daesh in the country.
Haifa Wehbe came under fire for her sexy 'Breathing You In' video. (Instagram)
08:27 GMT
Egyptian dancers Shakira and Bardis get 'only' three months in prison instead of six!
Hanna Mahameed suffered from severe burns to her face. (Image: Facebook)
08:03 GMT
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.
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (R) meets with his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi at the presidential palace in Cairo on October 4, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
08:00 GMT
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.
The 24-year-old man of Pakistani origin was accused of stealing a toothbrush. (Shutterstock/File)
08:00 GMT
A porter working in Dubai's airport was accused of stealing a toothbrush and charger from a passenger's luggage.
A file picture taken on June 19, 2010 shows the Arch of Triumph among the Roman ruins of Palmyra, 220 kms northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT
Daesh allegedly obliterated the two-thousand-year-old Arch of Triumph with explosives.
Hamas positions were targeted by the IDF in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT
IDF fighter jets raided Hamas positions in the Gaza strip in the early hours of Monday following alleged rocket attacks into southern Israel.
An Israeli soldier hurls a smoke grenade during clashes with Palestinian youth close to the Jewish settlement of Bet El, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 4, 2015 after Israel barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
07:19 GMT
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.
Six people were arrested in Casablanca while Spanish police detained four others. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT
Security forces in Spain and Morocco arrested ten people for reportedly recruiting for Daesh in the Middle East.
An Israeli soldier hurls a smoke grenade during clashes with Palestinians near Ramallah, October 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
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?
Israeli soldiers aim towards Palestinian youths during clashes in the West Bank town of Hebron, October 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Dozens of Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated bullets during clashes with Israeli soldiers amid ongoing tension over the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
A member of Medecins Sans Frontieres carries a young migrant aboard during a rescue operation by the NGO with the Dignity 1 search and rescue vessel in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Libya on September 28, 2015. (AFP/Ricardo Garcia Vilanova)
06:00 GMT
Libyan Red Crescent officials said the victims were refugees form African countries, setting off to Europe from Libya.
This phenomenon is nothing new to Kuwait. (Shutterstock)
05:30 GMT
The driver seemed to be under the impression his foreign license plate rendered him immune from traffic violations.
The Lebanese border town of Arsal is host to thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing conflict in Syria. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Unknown gunmen in a black SUV gunned down Syrian national Abdullah Abou Hassan in the northern Lebanese border town of Arsal on Sunday.
A man sits outside of his barber shop in Amman, Jordan.  Many older residents of the city's historic neighborhoods feel that the up-and-coming hipster scene is pushing them away.  (Albawaba/Madeline Edwards)
04:59 GMT
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.
Social media users around the world showed concern over Islamic expansion, while others used the hashtag to make fun of the fear. (AFP/File)
00:20 GMT
Islamophobic sentiments are still as strong as ever, but some people are transforming the hashtag into satire.

October 4, 2015

The US involvement in Turkey's conflict with the PKK has been a major source of controversy. (AFP/File)
23:01 GMT
A Washington Post story published in 2011 was a big problem for State Department officials.
Hector Cuper
22:00 GMT
Hector Cuper has praised Zamalek's 'spirit' despite their aggregate defeat
The Etisalat ad showed a father slapping his son. (Screenshot)
20:28 GMT
Egypt's Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) banned an Etisalat ad for featuring domestic violence.
The Ferrari GTB 488 will be unveiled for the first time in the Middle East at the Luxury Motor Show (EXCS) this October. (Twitter)
19:29 GMT
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.
The camp is a national project for college students that will include economics and investment workshops. (Twitter)
18:23 GMT
An investment camp for youth will kick off tomorrow, October 5, to encourage those interested in trade and investment.
Source: FIFA
18:21 GMT
The FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine, under the chairmanship of South African Tokyo Sexwale and comprising representatives from the Israel Football Association...
In this photograph taken on May 21, 2015, an Afghan child receives treatment at the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, hospital in the northern city of Kunduz. (AFP/Shah Marai)
18:06 GMT
According to an MSF statement, no staff reported any fighting inside the hospital compound at the time of the strike.
17:40 GMT
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.
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet operated by the Russian air force, similar to those being used to bomb targets in Syria. (Wikimedia/Alexander Mishin)
17:27 GMT
Russian defense officials said their country's warplanes struck ten Daesh targets in embattled Syria on Sunday.
You placed a bet at the Dubai World Cup (online through the US, of course, since gambling is illegal in the emirate!) and the Godolphin-trained thoroughbred you backed comes in first. What do you say in Arabic as you jump from your seat? Subhan’allah!
17:17 GMT
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?
Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Al Saud is the wealthiest Arab in the world with $22.6 billion. (Al Bawaba/File)
17:15 GMT
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
The loan is designated for a $2.8 billion sanitation project that targets 155 rural Egyptian villages. (Twitter)
16:49 GMT
Egypt signed an agreement on Sunday with the World Bank for a $550 million loan to fund the country's rural sanitation project.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan answered reporters' questions on Russia, the status of a US-backed train-and-equip program, and recent events in Turkey. (AFP/File)
15:32 GMT
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.
Leaders of Syria's Southern Front rebels released a statement Friday claiming Russia and Iran as legitimate targets and occupying forces in Syria. (AFP/File)
15:08 GMT
Another voice enters the Russia debate in Syria.
Elissa dazzles at Elie Saab's show at Paris Fashion Week 2015. (Instagram)
15:04 GMT
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. (Facebook)
15:01 GMT
Ghada Abdel Razek on the set of the new talent show Arab Casting.
Palestinian women shout slogans during a demonstration in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, on October 4, 2015, as Israel took a rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from the Old City as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
15:00 GMT
The new restrictions were put in place following two stabbings in less than 24 hours in East Jerusalem.
Chris Pine plays Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot. (Twitter)
15:00 GMT
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. (Ahram)
14:54 GMT
The upcoming week offers a feast of cultural activities in both Cairo and Alexandria.
14:47 GMT
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. (Facebook)
14:20 GMT
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. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
14:12 GMT
An Egyptian farmer collects the cotton harvest at a farm in the Egyptian Nile Delta province of Monofia north of Cairo.
Security agents escort migrants after their intrusion in the Eurotunnel site in Coquelles, northern France, on October 3, 2015. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)
14:03 GMT
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".
Emirati citizens cast their votes at a polling station at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the capital Abu Dhabi on October 3, 2015 as voters take part in general elections to elect half of the members of the Federal National Council. (AFP/STR)
14:00 GMT
This year, 224,000 people had the right to vote out of a citizen population of just under one million.
Smoke rises from an explosion following an attack on a police station in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
13:22 GMT
Unidentified gunmen opened fire on the two police officers in the embattled Sinai Peninsula.
A Solo Turk F-16 of the Turkish Air Force performs during the Motril International Air Festival in Spain on June 21, 2015. (AFP/Jorge Guerrero)
13:00 GMT
Turkey continued its aerial campaign against the PKK in northern Iraq, with nine fighter jets targeting hideouts and ammunition depots.
OSN brings on star power to the screen and to Dubai's red carpet on October 12. (Pinterest/Leaksource/Zimbio)
12:57 GMT
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!
Umm Kulthum remains one of the top-selling and most listened-to artists in the Middle East, long after her death in 1975. (The United Library)
12:48 GMT
Old photos show the iconic Umm Kulthum during a trip to Paris.
The hospital was bombed at approximately 15 minute intervals between 2:08 a.m. and 3:15 a.m. local time.
12:45 GMT
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.
Shot to the heart of the BDS campaign! (Twitter/ Yaron Brener)
12:08 GMT
Bon Jovi rocks the house despite a serious telling-off from the former Pink Floyd bassist, an outspoken BDS activist.
Israeli security forces and emergency services stand next to the body of a Palestinian who carried out a stabbing attack in the old city of Jerusalem on October 3, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
12:00 GMT
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.
Jordan and Lebanon have welcomed 627,287 and 1.183 million Syrian refugees respectively. (File photo)
12:00 GMT
Gulf nations are being expected to open doors, and not just their wallets, to help the refugee crisis.
FIFA to rescue troubled Saudi King Salman (AFP)
11:48 GMT
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...
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Dubai, 2008. (Wikimedia Commons)
11:44 GMT
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.
Siemens will be establishing six new electricity transmission stations over 18 months. (Shutterstock)
11:04 GMT
Deal with the German industrial company is part of a $1.7B much-needed plan to boost Egypt's power grid.
Egyptian civilians and emergency services sift through the rubble of a building housing 24 families in the Maamura district of Alexandria which collapsed in the early hours on January 16, 2013. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
A building in Cairo's densely populated Shubra neighborhood collapsed on Sunday, killing seven people and injuring two others.
The app is part of a streamlined process introduced by the Ministry of Interior. (YouTube screenshot)
10:42 GMT
Short-term visas to the UAE can now be obtained 24/7 via the Ministry of Interior's website or smartphone app.
Tamer Hosny scored big in his latest film Ahwak. (File photo)
10:33 GMT
A funny review of Tamer Hosny's new film "Ahwak" (I Love you).
The classes may be extended to blind ladies in the near future. (Image: Shutterstock)
10:32 GMT
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!
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (R) inspect guards of honour during their visit to the Black Sea Fleet’s guards missile cruiser Moskva in the sea port of Sochi. (AFP/Alexei Druzhinin)
10:00 GMT
The Egyptian Foreign Minister voiced Egypt's support for Russia's airstrikes in Syria as a means to combat terrorism.
The Saturday bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the battleground city of Kunduz is sparking serious accusations for the Pentagon. (Twitter)
10:00 GMT
The bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the battleground city of Kunduz is sparking serious accusations for the Pentagon.
The Syrian fairground is called "Ride City" and includes a bouncy castle... (Photo:
09:20 GMT
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 arrives at the United Nations Headquarters for a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly on October 01, 2015 in New York. (AFP/Kena Betancur)
09:00 GMT
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.
Palestinians wave their national flags as they greet their president Mahmud Abbas (C) upon his arrival from New York on October 2, 2015 where he attended a ceremony to mark the raising of the Palestinian flag at the United Nations headquarters, in the city of Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
08:46 GMT
Palestine Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization President Mahmoud Abbas is all gimmicks according to writer Rami G. Khouri, and the Palestinian people deserve better.
Israeli soldiers are seen nearby as settlers reportedly attack a photographer's car, near the West Bank settlement of Beit El, in March 2014. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
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.
Russian involvement in Syria's conflict has magnified in recent weeks, alarming Western powers and bulking up Assad's manpower. (YouTube)
08:00 GMT
Featuring fresh bread with "flour shipped in from Russia."
An Israeli polceman stands guard as Palestinians, who were prevented due to age restrictions on Muslim men, from entering the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to attend Friday prayers on October 2, 2015. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
08:00 GMT
Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa mosque and evicted approximately 70 Palestinians who were worshipping inside.
The suspects were identified as Filipina national Lady Gioi Aban Bali Nang (R) and Syrian national Mohamed al-Barazi. (Photo: Twitter)
07:59 GMT
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.
Cut-price deals have brought shoppers out in hordes at Gitex 2015. (Holiday travel)
07:56 GMT
These are the top ten trends at Gitex Shopper 2015 in Dubai, an eight-day shopping fest of the best technology on the market.
Nancy Ajram will kick off the children's charity concert at the Alexandria International Song Festival in Oct. ()
07:32 GMT
Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram will kick off the Alexandria International Song Festival in October.
The US suspects Abou Merhi's maritime network to be tied to the Joumaa criminal organization, which has links to Hezbollah. (Shutterstock)
07:31 GMT
Abou Merhi is a well known Shia businessman who controls the Abou Merhi Group, a company that is on the sanctions list.
Protests outside Mubarak’s courtroom in 2012 demanding his execution. The sign reads "this rope is waiting for you Mubarak." (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Egypt notoriously performs mass executions, which could be why its permanent delegate rejected a UN Human Rights Council resolution to ban the death penalty.
Revising verb tenses and preparing relevant vocabulary will help you feel more confident at your interview. (Shutterstock)
07:05 GMT
Going the extra mile with a little grammar and vocabulary revision before your interview could land you the job.
Qatar Airways first class cabin. (Shutterstock/Vanderwolf Images)
05:53 GMT
Want to travel in style for less? Check out these tips on how to enjoy the perks without the payout.
Russia has conducted continuous airstrikes in Syria since September 30, 2015. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:46 GMT
On Saturday, Russia vowed to intensify airstrikes in Syria, as Russian forces continue around-the-clock bombing missions for the fourth day.
Last month Indonesia announced a recall of some 700,000 workers from Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)
05:29 GMT
Mauritania prevents nearly 1000 women from departing for domestic jobs in Saudi Arabia.
According to Badriya Khalid, many housewives in Saudi do not think of their maids as women with feelings. (Al Bawaba/Fiile)
05:25 GMT
Some men in Saudi Arabia choose to marry their maids. Their first wives struggle to understand why.
United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura (Al Bawaba/File)
05:00 GMT
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.
Locals examine the damage after airstrikes hit a rebel-controlled area of Douma, northeast of Damascus, on October 2, 2015.  (AFP/Abd Doumany)
04:52 GMT
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

22:47 GMT
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. (AFP/File)
22:05 GMT
A Palestinian teen stabbed and killed two Israelis and injured two more in Jerusalem's Old City Saturday.
A policeman attends to one of the victims of the attack. (Twitter)
21:46 GMT
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). (File photo)
20:43 GMT
Iraqi superstar Kazem el Saher will be narrating the upcoming series "Madraset Al-Hob" (School of Love).
Adidas call for FIFA reforms but no call for Blatter to quit
18:58 GMT
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.
The Al Faisaliah Spa is known for its sparkling decor. (Twitter)
18:12 GMT
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
Blatter stands firm despite Coca Cola, Visa and McDonald's demanding resignation
18:02 GMT
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.