August 31, 2014
Busy busy and in need of a vacation! Egyptian actress Mai Ezz El Din decided to take some time out from acting and take a break.
After Arsenal's quest to reach the Champions League group stages ended in success at the Emirates Stadium Thursday night, the Gunners must refocus their attention once more towards domestic matters.
The last time that Liverpool traveled to White Hart Lane, the Reds decimated Tottenham with a complete display of ruthless attacking that ended 0-5 in favor of the Merseyside club and saw Andre Villas-Boas out of the Premier League.
Her Majesty Queen Rania marks her birthday on Sunday August 31.
Israeli authorities announced on Sunday the confiscation of around 1,000 acres of private Palestinian land in the West Bank.
Giza Criminal Court commuted the death sentences of several leading Muslim Brotherhood figures to life in prison.
America doesn't fully understand what is going on in Iraq. If Vice President Joe Biden did, he would not be advocating for three federal states - Sunni, Shi’ite and Kurdish in the country.
Dubai's hotel sector barely managed to break even in July. Occupancy levels slid by 4.6 percent due to a summer slowdown including the month of Ramadan.
Jordanian member of parliament Muhammad al-Dawayima arrived in Gaza on Friday bringing with him 250 tons of medicines and medical equipment as humanitarian aid continues to flow in to the devastated Palestinian coastal enclave.
Flydubai added three new routes to East Africa, which will be launched in September making it the first Emirati carrier to fly to Rwanda and Burundi.
One of the UAE's biggest clean energy companies, Masdar, has developed Samoa's first wind farm on the island of Upolu.
The five Lebanese hostages released by the Nusra Front were being reunited with their families Sunday morning, as concerns grow over the fate of the remaining 24 soldiers and policemen being held by Syrian militants.
Qatar Airways prepared to receive the Airbus A350 Xtra Wide Body aircraft for delivery by the end of 2014.
Dubai ruler plans 16-bedroom mansion in Scotland
PM sets out tough new anti-terror measures in response to heightened threat
Nabila Obeid is opening up to the world with a new book about her life: what dishy deets will we read?
We'll be getting down and dirty with the real Nabila Obeid as the actress writes her personal memoirs.
A healthy economy fuelled by stability and job creation led to growth in Bahrain's real estate market, according to an industry expert.
It will take 20 years for the war-torn Gaza Strip to be rebuilt, says an international organization engaged in assessment of post-war reconstruction.
The strikes are meant to thwart Islamic State attacks on the 15,000 residents of the besieged town of Amerli
The UAE is the place to job hunt! According to a leading recruitment portal, over 60 percent of the UAE's employers will be hiring over the next three months.
Nicole Saba was a smashing hit in the holy month on the show "Difference in Timing" with Tamer Hosny, and now she's back to business again with a new single "Ma Baqa Tudqili" (You Don't Beat For Me).
The Philippines' armed forces chief says peacekeepers on Golan Heights were helped by Israeli and Syrian forces who engaged rebels in seven-hour firefight in what was he called the "greatest escape."
On July 20th, Gaza was subjected to indiscriminate artillery bombardment by Israel that was so intense, it shocked even US military officers; imprisoned AJ staff member has a son; and Indians and Egyptians fight in Kuwait, two dead.
Saudi Arabia’s monarch King Abdullah has warned that the West will be the next target of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists sweeping across Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action.
He's been a hit around the region, and now he'll be mixin' the beats for the bad a city of Dubai.
GCC leaders agreed to improve relations and develop principles between nations, including the reinstatement of Bahrain, Saudi and Emirati ambassadors to Qatar "any time".
Our Lebanese lovely has snatched an older man, but George Clooney is still looking good at 54, according to a list of men aging most gracefully.
Souad Massi reveals her reasons for giving the hand instead of her voice in the nation of Israel.
In spite of Islamic State, a Wigan travel agency reports a surge in demand for its trips to the region
Real estate prices in Qatar continue to rise with average prices of both commercial and residential properties increasing by 20 percent since September 2008, according to data from the Real Estate Price Index.
British MP George Galloway was getting off a bus when someone not too pleased withthe MP's views took it upon themselves to beat him mercilessly; Seven MBs get life, 6 get death in Egypt; and how to burn Islamic flags without upsetting Muslims.
A Bahraini girl holds a placard and flashing "V" sign for victory
With Oman's cargo authorities shifting port activities from Muscat to Sohar, it will not only boost the economy but also create a positive future for the country's industrial development.
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will continue nuclear negotiations on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
It was unclear whether the attacker was an Israeli, an EDL-supporter or had some other motivation for attacking the MP.
The Maldives raised $2 million to supply aid for Gaza after 7 weeks of conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas.
Hamas spokespeople said Saturday Israeli attempts to disarm Palestinian resistance groups is "inconsistent with international law" and should not be allowed.
Relations between Cairo and Addis Ababa soured last year over Ethiopia’s construction of the $6.4-billion hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile.
While the Iraqi conflict has also kept some international investors at bay and risk premiums across the region elevated, the political backdrop seems to have improved in a number of countries in the region.
Any effort to rebuild Gaza will be hindered by a blockade imposed by Egypt and Israel since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power in 2007
The world’s biggest smartphone maker has been pushing hard to develop the wearable devices market as it looks to counter slowing earnings in its mobile division
Harry Redknapp revealed earlier on Saturday that QPR had accepted a bid for the French forward, who is now set to move to the Blues to replace Fernando Torres
August 30, 2014
The Brazil-born Spaniard - who was a fitness doubt for the game with a minor muscular injury - continued his prolific scoring form as goals reigned supreme at Goodison Park
Pregnant Abroad: Lebanese women board trans-Atlantic planes to give babies a shot at American citizenship
In the late stages of their pregnancies, Lebanese women are taking off on trans-Atlantic flights for their children to have a chance at American or Canadian citizenship.
Iraqi officials reported Saturday two separate bombings in Baghdad which killed at least 13 soldiers.
The Senegal international ran 80 yards with the ball to score the only goal of the game as Potters boss Mark Hughes handed his former club their first defeat of the season
Everton are yet to record their first win of the campaign having secumbed to second half fight backs by both Leicester City and Arsenal in their opening two matches resulting in two draws.
Manchester United’s record signing Angel Di Maria was unable to inspire his side to victory as the Red Devils were held to a goalless draw by Burnley at Turf Moor.
The central defender has made over 230 appearances for the Reds over eight years since initially joining them from the Danish club but says that "the time is right" to go back
Fiji military officials said Saturday the 44 peacekeeper soldiers captured by al-Nusra militants earlier this week have been moved out of UN territory to an unknown location.
Manchester City already have started their new season off just as planned with back to back victories over Newcastle United as well as Liverpool, and the Citizens are looking for more as former manager Mark Hughes travels to the Etihad.
The two clubs have agreed a €17.5 million fee for the 24-year-old as Louis van Gaal moves to strengthen his defensive options before the end of the transfer window
After an IS threat to kill nine captured Lebanese soldiers this week, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk gave an "implicit warning" to militants that actions were threatening more than a million Syrian refugees taking refuge in the country.
After President Obama said earlier this week the U.S. currently has 'no strategy' to combat IS on a regional level, Secretary of State John Kerry said he will seek a 'global coalition' action plan at the UN Security Council's September summit meeting.
Armed police officers hold guns as they stand in Downing Street, in central London on August 29, 2014.
Armed police officers hold guns as they stand in Downing Street, in central London on August 29, 2014.
A new video released by the IS Friday said the group would kill nine captive Lebanese soldiers in the next three days if the government does not release Islamist prisoners in Roumieh jail.
AFter a three year break (or hiding from the MB), the competition to find the beauty of Egypt has returned with 21 finalists ready to compete; the US sends weapons to the Lebanese Army; and the next way to govern ins Israel is war.
Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani woman whose been in U.S. custody at least since 2008 serving an 86 year sentence on terror plot and attempted murder charges. Now IS has demanded her release several times in exchange for high-profile American hostage cases, including that of the late James Foley.
In the wake of a permanent ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian leadership Tuesday, Fatah officials say they plan to take a larger, diplomatic role at the UN Security Council.
August 29, 2014
Los Blancos sold the winger to Manchester United this week for €84 million but the Blaugrana ace says the capital club have just got rid of one of "top 10 players in the world"
Chelsea and AC Milan have agreed terms on a two-year loan deal for Fernando Torres, the Premier League club have confirmed.
The Spaniard sustained a minor muscular injury on Wednesday and has missed two days of training, but the Chelsea boss has not ruled out including him on the bench
James Foley death: US photojournalist was waterboarded by Isis before his execution, say sources
The 48 teams have been drawn into 12 groups for this season's tournament which sees Everton drawn into a tough group with Wolfsburg, Lille and Krasnodar
Israeli forces took up positions at Quneitra barely 400 meters from Nusra Front militants who attacked a UN base on the Syrian side of the border and seized the 43 Fijians.
A Dutch member of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) stands on August 29, 2014 in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and uses a binocular
Almost half of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives, according to the UNHCR; Syria operation is largest in UNHCR's history, organization says.
Tanker with $100 million Iraqi oil goes dark off Texas coast
US President Barack Obama says Washington does not have “a strategy yet” to tackle the ISIL group, which is operating in Iraq and Syria.
The ISIL group has released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a Kurdish man in the city of Mosul.
Hamas chief says that Israeli 'failure ... proves that the resistance cannot be blockaded' and calls for Palestinian self-determination through an end to the occupation.
Economic analysts say the boycott campaign on Israeli goods could actually buoy the Palestinian economy as well.
Fifty-one Palestinians were left homeless Thursday when Israeli authorities destroyed six homes near Jerusalem.
August 28, 2014
The Real Madrid star has been voted as the top performer in 2013-14 ahead of Bayern Munich pair and fellow nominees Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben
More than 100 Palestinians have been detained by Egyptian authorities at the Cairo airport for more than three weeks after attempting to travel on expired visas.
23-year-old American student Aaron Sofer went missing last week during a hike in the Jerusalem Forest. Authorities announced Thursday the discovery of a body suspected to be that of Sofer.
The reigning champions discovered who they will face in the group stages on Thursday, with other top ties including Arsenal-Dortmund, Bayern-Man City and Atletico Madrid-Juventus
The UN says 43 of its UNDOF peacekeepers were abducted Thursday by masked militants after brutal clashes between various Syrian opposition forces and government soldiers broke out.
The new Old Trafford signing will wear the famous No.7 shirt, previously worn by the Real Madrid star, and spoke of his desire to fulfil the expectations of the number
Amid renewed Arsal violence, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said Thursday the situation between Lebanon and thousands of Syrian militants who've crossed over from Syria is a 'state of war'.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has reportedly been slammed as 'cement-brained' and constantly playing victim in light of the clash with his teammate Nico Rosberg.
Sinai militant group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis said Thursday it depacitated four Egyptian men on charges of 'spying for Israel.'
In what Lebanon claims to be two separate cases, a Lebanese judge issued warrants form two Syrian nationals. The first is alleged ISIS commander Imad Ahmad Jomaa and the second is Ahmad Jomaa. Sources say the two men are not connected.
Olivier Giroud's playing time in 2014 has come to an end, following a secondary scan and surgery on his broken leg.
Amid a powerful Kurdish offensive, ISIS militants were driven from the Ain Zalah oil field, but not before setting fire to three of the field's wells.
After Israeli soldiers raided Burin Wednesday, the adjacent Nablus village of Madama was declared a 'closed military zone' and residents were reportedly barred from leaving or entering the village.
The Manchester United striker will lead his country during the Euro 2016 qualification campaign after the retirements of veteran stars Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard
Israel's army fired warning shots near the Gaza Strip Thursday after a crowd of Palestinians hurled rocks at the security fence.
The Lebanese Army clashed with Syrian rebels Thursday after the military shelled the militants' hideouts in the outskirts of the northeastern border region of Arsal.
Russia has expressed optimism about the prospects of Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks, saying the negotiations are close to fulfilling Iran's demand that all of its inalienable rights as a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) be safeguarded.
Jannah Hotels and Resorts is planning to expand across the UAE by introducing more apartment hotels and brands to the company.
Vehicles registered in Dubai will soon have number plates with new designs as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is working on plans to replace the existing designs and colours.
The mother of American journalist Steven Sotloff has released a video pleading with the leader of ISIS to spare her son's life.
Casio Middle East unveiled two new Edifice time pieces throughout stores in GCC countries.
Syria's starlet Amal Arafeh has disclosed her latest projects to her curious public.
Two babies were accidentally switched at birth at a Saudi hospital.
The Tadawul All-Share Index breached 11,000-mark with a six-year high. Strong global demand for petrochemicals supported the increase.
Jordanian newspaper says leaders met in Amman; Prime Minister's Office does not comment on report; Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel could potentially want Abbas and his forces in Gaza.
Saudi authorities denied reports that a proposal to reduce public sector working hours to 40 a week was being scrapped.