December 10, 2013
Students in UAE schools are much happier than their counterparts in the UK and USA, according to the results of a new global study.
The new capacity will help meet Dubai’s own target of generating half the additional power needed to run the Expo from renewable resources
Losing one’s job in the Gulf is more than just a loss of income; it translates to the loss of everything — accommodation, car, friends and a safe, secure country adopted as home.
Russia is considering serving as the transportation provider for Syria's chemical weapons move to the floating destruction facility.
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The Scot is adamant that defeat to the Magpies has only strengthened his resolve to turn around Manchester United's fortunes ahead of Tuesday's clash with Shakhtar Donetsk
According to a recent Israeli intelligence report, an increasing number of Salafists from Gaza and Israeli Arabs have joined ranks with jihadist rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a defensive statement on Monday in which he said that the West's efforts to curb Iran's nuclear sector were not working, and that the world had been forced to see the might of Iran's capabilities.
Chaos continued Monday at Egypt's Al Azhar University after the school's chairman called on security officials to suppress violent protests around the campus.
Horeya Farghaly faced an embarrassing moment when she attended Mohammad Al Soghayyar's show in Cairo.
Franck Ribery, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the three final contenders for the 2013 Ballon d'Or.
Moroccan police violently cracked down on a peaceful protest in the Western Sahara ahead of an EU deal with Rabat that would exploit the contested territory's fish resources.
Fans put Diana Karazon in the hot seat after posting a chilled out pic of her in a swimming pool. Oh, for shame!
PLO official: Kerry and his pro-Israeli security proposals will cause "total failure" of peace talks
Senior PLO official Yasser Abed Rabbo on Monday told AFP that the U.S. proposals on Israel's security threaten the future of the peace talks.
If you feel you are not being paid as much as you deserve, here are some ideas to help you.
London Bridge Holdings had originally planned to refinance More London by next summer but decided to sell the asset due to the attractive offer made by St Martins, which already owns property in London.
UK bookies have now slashed the odds on David Moyes being sacked by Old Trafford chiefs following two straight home losses and Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is a 6/1 favourite to take charge at Manchester United.
History is expected to be made upon the signing of the an agreement that would allow water to be drawn from the Red Sea in order to provide desalinated water to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians as well as rescue the dying Dead Sea.
Who said peace is dead? In historic moment, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel come together to save the Dead Sea
But don't get too carried away with the idealistic title, the deal is also all about guarding their strategic interests.
Most prominent Israeli politicians can discuss Iran without invoking various forms of apocalypse or foaming at the mouth. Not Bibi; Lebanon vs Dubai; how UAE residents can recycle their old laptops; and a racist Israeli meets an Arab soccer player.
Bomb attacks in the capital and north of Baghdad killed at least 15 in Iraq Monday.
Arab conspiracy theorists, be thrilled: the US pentagon has spent $8 trillion to guard Gulf oil and destabilize the Middle East
"The US is destabilizing the region, not stabilizing it. That would not be necessary if we weren’t dependent on petroleum."
Turkish newspaper Taraf announced Monday that it plans to sue Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his involvement in a "treason row,
Mixing work and pleasure, Egyptian singer made his way to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to film two music videos. How fun is that?!
After years of memorization, this nine year old child enthusiast delivers his first sermon to the public in Amman, Jordan.
Tamer Hosny's lips are sealed when it comes to the top secret plans of his Ramadan 2014 television show "Yasin", but he has announced that Shery Adel has been added to the cast of the upcoming drama.
This isn't the first time Omar Sharif has been accused of forgetting things, but has he actually been struggling with Alzheimer's for some time now?
A giant inflatable rubber duck that floated on Dubai Creek since UAE national day last week is missing in action...at least for now.
As part of his Middle Eastern tour, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits Pakistan to discuss continued efforts to maintain open borders to Afghanistan.
Members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) released four Turkish soldiers Monday morning after Kurdish politicians intervened into the situation.
The third season of "Sarkhat Rouh" tackles the dark world of prostitution in the Arab world.
She's been in hiding from the drama scene for the last few years, but our beloved Abeer Shams Al Din is ready to get back in the action at last!
Sony's 3G project with Al Jazeera worth a whole lot more "Gs": historic deal signed for $143 million Monday
Sony signed a historic $143 million deal with Qatar-based Al Jazeera to build a hitech 3G broadcast infrastructure for the media network.
A memorial service to honour the legacy of global icon Nelson Mandela will be held at the ECC Building in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday at 6.30pm.
Why is Jordan's inflation rate as high as 5 or 6 percent?
The sixth edition of the Riyadh Economic Forum will commence in KSA's capital Monday evening. The three-day conference will discuss the future of the Saudi Arabian economy and outline strategies to boost the country's development overall.
Following the death of a 14-year-old boy at the hands of an Israeli solider on Sunday, Ramallah on Monday came to a standstill as youths from nearby refugee camps forced business to close.
Some were happy that she was in the finals, while others were happy that Jennifer Grout didn't win AGT! Which one were you?
They may no longer be the reigning Arabs Got Talent winner after Syrian dance troupe “Sima” stole the title for the show's 3rd season on Saturday, but they still have a spot in the limelight with a performance at Sultan Qaboos University.
Approximately 82 per cent of organisations in the Middle East said they are not confident that they could recover from an IT disaster, but only 37 percent of participating businesses are doing anything about it.
Media groups affiliated with Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah have apologized to Bahrain for their biased and subjective coverage of Shiite protests in the Gulf state.
Every man is looking for an excuse not to shave. One group spearheaded a facial hair fundraiser to support the children of Syria this winter; did Iran give the U.S. Hassane Laqees? Israel wins again; and Samsung's Note 3 just got more colorful.
Despite being lambasted by the press for his outrageous spending on luxuries such as icecream, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will not attend Nelson Mandela's funeral as it is "too expensive" to travel to South Africa.
Egypt's foreign reserves fell for the third consecutive month in November by 4.8 percent amidst growing economic struggles within the country.
The international chemical weapons watchdog OPCW warned Sunday that there might be a delay of a few days in transporting Syria's chemical weapons out of the country due to unforeseen technical difficulties.
Dubai’s non-oil foreign crossed the Dh1 trillion (USD $272 billion) threshold during the first nine months in 2013
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to participate in the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa next week.
While the eyes of the football world were focused on Brazil for the World Cup draw, Cristiano Ronaldo caught up on his beauty sleep, according to reports.
Kurdish militants abducted four Turkish soldiers on Sunday by removing them from their vehicles at a security checkpoint.
A senior Orthodox Church official has urged Christians to take up arms to defend themselves and their holy places in the wake of the recent abduction of a group of nuns from the ancient village of Maaloula in Syria.
Noura Al No’man’s goal to expand the science fiction genre in Arabic literature has seen her first novel Ajwan be one of five books to compete for the Best Young Adult Book Etisalat Award.
Netanyahu: Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is "the minimal requirement for peace"
During a webcast video speech to the 10th annual Saban Forum on Middle East policy in Washington, Netanyahu said that Palestinians needed to "come to grips" with the idea of Israel as a Jewish nation state in order for peace negotiations to succeed.
Saudi Grand Mufti warned against gender mixing, saying it poses a threat to women's chastity and society
Over 360 exhibitors from more than 30 countries showcased their exclusive jewellery collections, precious gemstones and cutting-edge designs at the Middle East’s most prestigious and influential jewellery event of its kind.
Electronics giant Samsung has announced the UAE launch of the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a tablet designed specifically for children.
The agreements are for exploration in Egypt's eastern and western deserts and the Gulf of Suez, it reported.
The Frenchman felt Everton's late equaliser should have been ruled out, while opposing manager Roberto Martinez hailed his side and the impact of the Barcelona teenager
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The Portuguese admits he would love to follow in the footsteps of club team-mate Iker Casillas by winning the international tournament next year
After cleaning the grave and collecting his compensation, he rushes back to a football game being played between the graves.
Syrian government forces made advances on Sunday in the town of al-Nabk, one of the last rebel-held areas in Qalamoun region bordering Lebanon, a watchdog said.
In addition to a lack of a ‘savings culture’, government public pensions are under duress. Our
“I am sure at the end of the day that football will be the winner. At the end of the day we will show the world that we can create good working conditions,” he said to reporters.
Exercise and sport science expert, Sue Cutbill, has revealed the best types of sports that help boost your kids' learning ability.
Israeli President Shimon Peres said Sunday he would be prepared to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani, Agence France-Presse reported.
Hollywood comes to Dubai. American stars Cate Blanchett and Martin Sheen attend the opening ceremony of this year's DIFF amidst a strong selection of Arabic-language feature films.
Amidst a celebrity-studded event, "Dolphins" filmmaker Waleed Al Shehhi makes it big at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Egyptian comedian actor Ahmed Helmy, AKA “The Prince,” and fellow Egyptian actress Nelly Karim will be starring together in the film "Suni' Fil Seen" (Made in China).
Hundreds of Syrians fled to Jordan on Saturday as allegations of a new chemical weapons attack reportedly fuelled a fresh exodus from Damascus towards the border region.
Saudi Arabia will begin using a new electronic system in early January to monitor and control all imported foods in the country.
Arsenal remain at the top of the table and the Gunners are soaring high with five wins and fifteen points from their last six matches.
Gradly is head over heels for the new Spiderman 2 trailer. With phrases like ' freakin’ spectacular' and 'totally awesome', he's hooked; visit Saudi, be detained indefinitely; old Yemen through new lenses; and Israelis hypocritically eulogize Mandela.
Airline carriers in the Middle East exhibited the strongest year-over-year traffic growth based on its October figures, according to the International Air Transport Association.
After months of watching, waiting and voting, the Arabs Got Talent final landed on our TV screens and Syrian supremos "Sima" were announced winners of the night!
Lebanon is looking to import liquefied natural gas to cut the country's energy costs in upcoming years.
The 26-year-old forward, in incredible form for Liverpool, is praised as a "great sportsman" and for his ability to show strength against "a flood of information"
Kuwait's inflation reached a nine-year low in October at a modest 2.7 percent, despite excessive consumer spending in recent months.
Abu Dhabi and Dubai are in the process of expanding their ports in efforts to cater to more cruise tourism.
155 people arrested during clashes in the capital in October were acquitted in Cairo's misdemeanor court Saturday.
A man who has left behind an extraordinary legacy, Nelson Mandela's death prompted an outpouring of grief - and more importantly love - from world leaders and lay people alike. The Middle East has felt his death acutely - a freedom fighter who publicly supported the Palestinian cause, Madiba won over the Arab world. Here's a rundown of his relationship with the Middle East - one of genuine warmth and close identification. His world was not gulfs apart from the struggles in Arabia.
Wallet owner offers SR15 as a reward after his SR26,000 loaded leather is returned to him untouched.
Israel's Economy Minister Naftali Bennett proposed Sunday that the Jewish state annex parts of the West Bank.
What do you do when someone robs you? Sue them of course. Actor Mohamed Saad gets his revenge on thieving TV channels.
At least five people were killed from a bomb that detonated in an outdoor market in Iraq's capital Baghdad.
Hundreds turned out for a march that led from Ajami Mosque to Gazan Park in Jaffa in protest of the Prawer Plan which aims to relocate Bedouins from large land settlement to a fraction of the space.
The Blancos boss insists that the Argentina international is going nowhere, amidst reports linking the allegedly frustrated winger with a move to Monaco
Prominent Egyptian youth activists Ahmed Douma and Ahmed Maher will appear in court Sunday due to their participation in a demonstration last week in violation of the country's new protest law. Mohamed Adel, will be tried in absentia according to judicial sources.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will discuss details of Geneva II with U.N. and Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi in Paris on Sunday.
While South Africa remembers Mandela's legacy Tuesday in Johannesburg, Lebanese citizens will also be remembering the global icon as part of a country-wide designated day of mourning for the late former South African president.
Samira Said has returned to the spotlight in a photo shoot dubbed as awfully similar to that of Egyptian superstar Sherihan's!
Jamalouki magazine scored big when they snatched Arab pop icon Elissa as their new editor-in-chief!
After a tip from locals, inspectors find this shawarma shack in violation in a big and disturbing way.
Lawyers are attempting to get English courts to examine whether UK officials at GCHQ share information about targets in Pakistan with the CIA; Obama hopeful about Iranian deal; and Saudi and Iran meeting behind closed doors.
In 2008, the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank suffered a spectacular collapse. How it pulled itself out of the quagmire of bad loans and high risk investments is a lesson for financial institutions everywhere.
Jordan's King Abdullah has said that the Hashemite Kingdom is more than capable of living up to the responsibility of being a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.
Yemen's Foreign Minister Abu Bakr Al Kurbia told reporters Saturday that Yemen is hoping to join the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Kerry reaffirms U.S. support of Israeli security, says peace with Palestine will "make Israel stronger"
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that pursuing a two-state solution and peace with Palestine was in Israel's best interests as he reaffirmed the U.S.'s commitment to safeguarding Israel's security.
Abu Dhabi General Services “Musanada” has signed two contracts for the implementation of the Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road Project.
More film screenings, book fairs, and live performances are yours for the attending across Egypt this week! Check it out!
The Mandela-Algeria connection: The influence of Algeria's revolution on South Africa's anti-apartheid movement
The late Mandela's military training in Algeria during the 1960s with the rebels of the National Liberation Front played a critical role in shaping and influencing the late leader's formation and ideology of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement and the country's African National Congress.
Initial public offerings are set to be revived in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as conditions in the capital markets improve, a new report by Ernst and Young said.
We're not the only ones in sorrow over the loss of an iconic political figure. Many of our region's celebs have taken to social media to remember the late Nelson Mandela.