December 4, 2013
More than 126,000 illegal workers deported from Saudi Arabia in month since crackdown on illegal workers
Since the government launched a nation-wide crackdown on illegal workers exactly one month ago, Saudi Arabia has deported more than 126,000 people from the Kingdom.
Real estate buyers in Dubai can now bid for properties online.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah claimed late Tuesday that Saudi Arabia is responsible for the Iranian embassy bombing in Beirut last month.
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Tuesday that following the international deal with Iran over its nuclear program, he recently met with an envoy from Qatar in a bid to boost the two sides' relations.
The movie being filmed in Abu Dhabi has an emotional lead actor. Vin Diesel Facebooked a tender tribute to his "brother" Paul Walker who passed away in a car crash on Saturday.
While Arafat's wife is still in disbelief, French experts claim to have found "natural causes" as the reason behind Yasser Arafat's death.
As the region readies for the Dubai International Film Festival in a few days, the head of the IWC Filmmakers Award jury, Cate Blanchett, shares how losing her father at a young age has caused her to fear losing her partner before his 40th birthday.
Prominent Syrian opposition activist Suhair Atassi has resigned from the post of VP for the Syrian National Coalition.
A newly appointed envoy from the UK made a historic visit to Tehran on Tuesday breaking the two year lapse in connection.
Greek Orthodox Patriarch John Yazigi made pleas for Syrian rebels to release of a group of nuns and orphans they captured in the ancient town of Maaloula.
Recent polls show that Egypt's El Sisi is the current frontrunner for TIME's person of the year for 2013.
A 12-year-old boy was acquitted this week in UAE's Ajman courts after he was charged for having consensual sex and impregnating his family's house maid.
Mama milked this marriage dry: Saudi man commits suicide after learning fiancé breast-fed by his mother
Finding out that your fiancé was breast-fed by your mom at birth IS pretty weird, and definitely a deal-breaker for marriage in the Middle East, but worth killing over? A Saudi man, who learned that his soon-to-be wife could be considered his sister because she was breast-fed by his mother, committed suicide upon hearing the news.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) has opened its state-of-the-art Sabic Technology Center (STC) in Shanghai, built with an initial investment of $100 million.
But amid investors’ fears of another property ‘bubble’ in the emirate ahead of the Expo 2020 exhibition, experts point to other cities in the region that have potentially lucrative, underexposed housing markets.
It’s claimed that the army has control over as much as 40% of the Egyptian economy. It owns football grounds and restaurants and provides services such as managing petrol stations.
The landmark flight, crossing the Russian Federation, the North Pole and Eastern Canada, has a published duration of 16 hours 20 minutes, more than enough time to delve into over 400 hours of in-flight Hollywood movies.
December 3, 2013
José Mourinho has once again stated that there are six teams in the race for the title despite the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham falling several points behind leaders Arsenal.
The former France international believes that corruption could rip the sport apart, claiming that it is an even more serious issue than racism
For the first time Tuesday, Israel confirmed that it is providing humanitarian aid to Syrians.
A bomb explosion in the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp left five wounded in southern Lebanon after 9 individuals were arrested earlier Tuesday for their involvement in orchestrating the fatal clashes in the country's northern city of Tripoli.
In the three years since he bought Oceanco from Greek shipping magnate Theodore Angelopoulos for an undisclosed sum, Al Barwani has helped make the company into one of the world's most reputable luxury-boat makers.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet with Saudi's intelligence chief Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Syria
MENA shoppers spent $9 billion online in 2012, and that number is projected to reach $15 billion by 2015 as the region increasingly moves towards the title of the world's top eCommerce hot spot.
Kuwait Airways is considering issuing sukuk to finance an Airbus deal involving the purchase of 25 new planes and 12 leased aircrafts.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on current president Hassan Rouhani Tuesday to debate "baseless and unfair" allegations that he is responsible for Iran's dire economic situation.
More than 2.2 million people checked into Abu Dhabi's 148 hotels during the first 10 months of 2013, representing a record breaking 26 percent increase in hotel occupancy in UAE's second largest city.
Working in neighbouring Saudi Arabia has been a way for Yemenis to escape their country’s chronic unemployment; more than half of Yemenis aged 18 to 24 are unemployed.
Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas told reporters that Palestinians will "take action" against Israel vis-a-vis international bodies if peace talks fail.
Recently, Novak Djokovic won the ATP World Tour Finals (WTF) for the second consecutive year. Since this tournament is contested...
Reports from Monday announced that 4 Gulf countries were expected to release a common GCC currency by the end of the year. However, the Gulf Monetary Council dismissed media reports Tuesday, saying that no common currency is scheduled to be released anytime soon.
Egypt returned $500 million to Qatar December 2 after the Gulf peninsula "refused" to renew a former deposit it had made in Egypt's central bank. The December 2 transfer represents the second deposit return to Doha in the last month.
To marry or to divorce? Those were the decisions celebs had to make this year. Fortunately, there were more weddings bells than sad breakup tunes in 2013.
A suicide and mortar attack on a government compound in Iraq's northern town of Tarmiya left 9 people dead and 17 wounded Tuesday.
A Palestinian investigator told reporters Tuesday that he would soon release the names of those he believed were responsible for former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death.
Public-private partnerships are key to unlocking the potential of the healthcare industry in the Middle East.
Egypt's 2013 constitution includes article 174 that allows civilians to be tried in front of military courts. Though this idea is not new for Egyptians, the article's tension with demands from the 2011 revolution may put Egypt's political development and future in dire positions.
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure was named the BBC's African Footballer of the Year for 2013 on Monday, this being the fifth straight year the Manchester City star had made the shortlist but the first time he'd taken the award.
Human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip as there is now a "public health catastrophe" after the sole Gaza power plant shut down.
A pillar of freedom and bastion of justice it may be, but what's for certain is that the governmental workings of the States is rotten to the core; an activist's view on Egypt's Anti-Terror law; and a Lebanese man playing for Manchester United?
Expectations are high for final approval by interim President Mansour on Egypt's draft constitution.
The roadshow will involve discussions over the nature of contracts that the Islamic Republic is willing to offer in return for investment to drill new wells.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in central Damascus on Tuedsay, killing at least four people. Initial reports suggest the bomber may have been targeting a government building.
In order to survive, the province needs at least 7,000 Saudi workers for the region's 4,000 salons and beauty shops, she said.
Prominent Egyptian social activist Ahmed Douma was arrested at his home in Cairo on Tuesday morning, in the latest in crackdown on public bloggers and activists by the authorities.
Bayern Munich has joined the race to sign out-of-favour Chelsea defender David Luiz, according to reports.
Egypt's new constitution broken down into some of the pivotal clauses and held up for a cold daylight review.
The Lebanese army on Tuesday was carrying out a series of raids in the city, one day after Beirut authorized the military to take control of the violence-prone northern city for six months.
Haifa Wehbe dished out some very important life advice to her fans.
The death of Paul Walker, who was set to start filming Fast & Furious 7 in Abu Dhabi next month, has given rise to rumors that he had died of a drag race, leaving his family in an outrage.
Darine Hamze still in shock after her father's sudden death.
Man finds out, upon meeting his new bride, that she is actually his daughter.
Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, whose lyrics are often linked with Sheikh Imam's music, died Tuesday morning at the age of 84.
We think we know our celebs by just watching them on TV, but some have dark secrets like any one of us. Maisa Moghrabi opens up about her history with domestic violence.
It's a sad day for Egyptian folk singer Shaban Abdel Rahim known as Shabola as he mourns the loss of his wife to cancer.
Just after drama circled round whom would take the slot next to Tamer Hosny in his upcoming drama, Nicole Saba slid in and signed the deal!
During a meeting at the Vatican, Israeli Prime Minister and Pope Francis exchange thoughtful gifts.
What do you do when you're actress Durra and your show is being postponed again?
The demand for pilots in the Middle East is soaring after estimates showed that 40,000 will be needed over the next 20 years
This amazing footage could have very well been a man filming his own death at the hands of Israeli soldiers. Fortunately, his wounds were not fatal; Iran is not out of the woods yet; and a place for transgenders in Lebanon to feel safe.
A Norweigan slaughterhouse has killed more than 100 reindeers in accordance with Islamic law so that Muslims can enjoy tasty (and religiously correct) reindeer meat!
It's with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Salim Kalas after the Syrian actor suffered a heart attack in his home.
Only able to supply regular aid to six million Syrians, the International Red Cross said Monday that the growing humanitarian crisis in Syria is leaving one million citizens hungry.
Amid rumors that US President Obama is planning a visit to Iran, the White House issued a statement denying that Obama has any plans to drop into the region in 2014.
500 officers from the Palestinian national security service have descended on the northern West Bank in a bid to bring calm and stability to Nablus following a series of recent violent clashes.
Security forces defused an abandoned car bomb staged to explode near a convoy in Cairo.
The annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute has ranked Arab nations in terms of economic freedom.
With the cast in a state of shock and grief, the Emirate shoot of Fast & Furious 7 is likely to be delayed.
With Saudi accounting for over 18 thousand cases of AIDS, experts dig into the numbers behind the rise.
Over 1,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their war torn country have entered the Hashemite Kingdom over the last three days.
Syrian rebels retake historical Christian town of Maaloula. Several nuns are believed to have been taken hostage - sources are still unclear whether they were taken as an act of violence or taken to be protected.
The Israeli military has released its first comic book portraying how “Hamas has vilified the Jewish people, indoctrinated Gaza’s children and attacked Israel with suicide bombings and rockets.”
Britain’s new envoy to Tehran will visit Iran Tuesday for the first time since a thaw in relations between the two countries who severed ties two years ago, reported Agence France-Presse.
The NBK said the near-term outlook for exports looked solid
After winning the World Cup bid, anything is possible: Qatar receives 'Oscar of the Travel Industry'
QTA representatives receiving the Qatar’s World’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination award at the WTA 2013
The debts remain from the borrowing binge by government controlled and owned companies in the 2003-8 boom, with around $13 billion added in the past year, according to Barclays Bank. Still the question remains: how does Dubai intend to pay for the $43 billion in infrastructure spending expected over the next seven years?
Many have argued that he was able to monopolize economic power – with a personal wealth estimated to reach into the billion dollar range – due to his familial ties with the regime, becoming one of the symbols of corruption and impunity.
Wayne Rooney was once again imperious for Manchester United, as the striker's two goals helped David Moyes' team grab a point from their match against Tottenham.
December 2, 2013
The Juve playmaker suffered a clash of knees in the meeting with Udinese and initial reports have suggested that he could miss a month of action
Online cartooning blogger Sareen Archalajian shows that sometimes, women have a distinct advantage over men when it comes to waking up; Yemen's South wants out; Lebanese Tourism Minister responds to the UK; and our place in this world.
Clashes on Monday between al-Qaeda suspects and Yemeni troops in the southeastern province of Hadramawt left nine people dead, three of them soldiers, the Defense Ministry reported.
Lebanon decided Monday to give the Army the right to administer the northern city of Tripoli as a military zone for a six-month period in a bid to end deadly clashes there linked to the Syria conflict.
Syrian rebel fighters have published a photo of the ID card of an alleged Russian officer who they say was killed while fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al- Assad’s forces in Aleppo.
The U.N. human rights chief said Monday there was mounting evidence that Syrian government officials, including President Bashar al-Assad, are responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes.
The Real Madrid boss says that he would look to strengthening other positions in the squad rather than acquiring the Barcelona star
The government revenues have forecasted to reach 800 trillion rials (about $32.1 billion), he said
Wiil they now be blamed for 'child unemployment'? Syrian minors now constitute majority of Jordan's working children
“When I work, I am less of a burden to my family; I am not another mouth to feed.”
Two truths and a lie? Qatari company sues Jordan's Social Security Fund over "non-existent" sell-off of Housing Bank
Describing the issue as “strange and shocking”, Odwan insisted that the alleged deal is a fraud.
After trapping the French Footballer Belounis, is Qatar about to be shamed by FIFA to abandon the Kafala system?
Qatar has been told by the world players’ union FIFPro to abolish the kafala system for footballers and respect international standards for their contracts.
Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Razan Al Moghrabi makes first public (and pregnant) appearance with 'secret' hubby
We've heard so much about this Naji guy, and seen him in THAT scandalous video, but now he's finally appeared in public with wifey Razan Al Moghrabi!
With the 2014 World Cup Final Draw only days away, FIFA has launched official apps for both iOS and Android, according to reports.
Bombing in Iraq and the country's self-ruled Kurdish region left senior officials
The lack of Arab investment in Lebanon is plunging the country's economy into a dire situation.
England football legend David Beckham is planning to build a stadium for his new Major League Soccer team in Miami's dock area.
Three Yemeni soldiers and six suspected Al Qaeda militants were killed after insurgents launched an attack on an army base in eastern Yemen on Monday, according to the defence ministry.
Moroccan singer and former Arab Idol contestant Salma Rachid is doing so well for herself that she's performing for fans on NYE!
A Syrian mortar shell landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Monday.
Lebanese parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri has put forward a plan that will restore stability in the troubled northern city of Tripoli, which includes deploying the Lebanese army in the violence-struck town.
Trade exchange between Saudi Arabia and Morocco will jump to $7 billion by early 2014.
Joining Sulafa Mimar in the upcoming series "Lipstick" is Syrian actress Dima Al Jundi.