January 29, 2015
Casino du Liban’s board of directors is reassessing its decision to lay off 191 employees.
Facebook posted a fourth-quarter revenue of $3.85 billion up 49 per cent from $2.59 billion in the year-ago period.
Textual and visual representations of the Syrian refugee crisis have flooded international media outlets and the press releases of aid organisations since the Syrian uprising first erupted on March 2011.
Algeria are the top-ranked African team and are considered title favourites at the Africa Cup of Nations after advancing from a group of death along with Ghana.
The United Arab Emirates face off against Iraq for third place in the Asian Cup Friday but the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers are now looming large on the horizon.
Oil remained weak in Asia on Thursday after data showing record US stockpiles sent prices tumbling to the lowest level in nearly six years.
An interview with Jordan's foreign minister; conditions in Daesh-occupied Mosul; and sinful selfies in Indonesia.
The Hashemite Kingdom reacts as a new sunset deadline for Sajida Rishawi's release, and both hostages' lives, looms within hours.
Jordan's government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani announced the government demands proof of life for the Jordanian pilot Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh before they will consider a prisoner exchange for Sajida al-Rashawi.
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Carmen Suleiman to Dounia Batma: "I respect myself before I respect any of my colleagues and I do not imitate anyone"
Carmen Suleiman finally responds to Dounia Batma's criticisms of her!
The probe will investigate accusations made by Sunni politicians and tribal chiefs from Iraq's eastern Diyala province that pro-government militias killed more than 72 unarmed civilians who had fled clashes with Daesh.
Fashionista Elissa attended Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab's latest show at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday.
Iraq coach Radhi Shenaishil is set to return to his club after leading the team in the Asian Cup third-place match against the United Arab Emirates on Friday but the players are anxious to retain their boss.
A series of attacks occurred in and around Iraq's capital city of Baghdad, killing a total of nine people and injuring 32 others.
Because they're employees, not servants: domestic workers in Lebanon establish unprecedented labor union
A historic event in the struggle of male and female workers in Lebanon happened on January 25
A Saudi Air Force sergeant stationed in Texas was convicted of raping a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas casino hotel.
What if the psychological concepts that underpin such apps could be harnessed to the benefit – rather than the detriment – of the employer in question?
The government of Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, which resigned last week, has said it is no longer responsible for running Yemen's affairs
Amin Ahmed Salah Snobar, age 24, traveled to Syria to train with two al-Qaeda affiliates before returning to Israel.
Officials from Iran are due to meet with members of the P5+1 group in Istanbul Thursday in a bid to secure a longterm deal over Tehran's nuclear program.
20,730 foreign fighters, including about 11,000 people from the Middle East, went to Iraq and Syria.
Palestinian protesters attacked the United Nations compound in Gaza following the UN's decision to halt funding for rebuilding homes destroyed during the Israeli war with Hamas.
Elie Saab explains how Beirut is the inspiration behind his elegant, glamorous and creative couture collections.
Seven Houthi fighters were killed following a suspected Al Qaeda attack in the Yemeni central province of al-Bayda Thursday.
World number one Serena Williams trounced her unseeded American opponent Madison Keys in straight sets to set up a clash against arch-rival Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final in Melbourne.
Beautiful Amar spends an evening at the Wynn Theater in Las Vegas. What was she watching? (Image: Facebook)
Known best for her Academy Award nominated film "Karama Has No Walls", Scottish-Yemeni director Sarah Ishaq shares how that and another documentary have changed her life.
Maya Diab: "Had the best dinner ever with the wonderful ladies little #sama and my princess #K." (Image: Instagram)
Three were injured in an explosion in a bus station in Port Said in the early hours of Thursday, Aswat Masryia reported.
Hezbollah stays strong and retaliates at IDF attacks; Lebanese Southerner "celebrates" the IDF attacks; Babies are dying in Gaza due to cold and underfunding; French police question 8-year-old on suspicion of “defending terrorism”!
US spokesperson Jen Psaki called on both Israel and Lebanon to "respect the blue line" between both countries and condemned yesterday's Hezbollah attack, which left two Israeli soldiers dead.
Egyptian folk singer Rico decided to take heroin... but that didn't work out for him when police caught him red-handed!
Egyptian poet Fatima Naoot could face a three-year jail term for "contempt of Islam", after she criticized slaughtering animals for Eid al-Adha.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced the attack, urging the UN to publicly condemn Hezbollah as a "terrorist organization."
After at least two Israeli soldiers were killed following a Hezbollah ambush Wednesday, it is clear both sides have a long and turbulent history. Here's a recap.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam received assurance from Hezbollah that the recent clashes on the border will not lead to full scale war with Israel.
Unearthing the skull was a major scientific triumph, as it is the oldest discovered human remain outside of Africa.
Safi al-Kassasbeh, the father of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh protests outside the Royal court in Amman
Safi al-Kassasbeh, the father of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh (portrait), who was captured by Islamic State (IS) group militants on December 24 after his F-16 jet crashed while on a mission against the jihadists over northern Syria, protests outside the Royal court in Amman on January 28, 2015.
A senior Daesh commander has been killed together with a dozen of his comrades during a missile strike carried out by the Iraqi army in the troubled northern province of Salahuddin.
Daesh militants set a new deadline to exchange Sajida al-Rishawi for captured Jordanian pilot Mu'ath Kasasbeh by sunset in a new audio recording released Thursday.
A Pakistani militant affiliated with Daesh allegedly received funding from the US to sent recruits to Syria, according to a leading newspaper.
Royal Dutch Shell has signed a deal with Iraq worth $11 billion to build a petrochemicals plant in the southern oil hub of Basra.
Cheech and Chong need not apply for Saudi visas - the duo's brand of stoner humor would go up in smoke in the kingdom.
The German anti-Muslim and immigrant group PEGIDA has been thrown into further disarray as it lost its second leader in one week.
After visiting Iraqi refugee camps, Angelina Jolie shared her shocking experiences in an op-ed published in the New York Times.
Etihad Airways will offer jobs to more than 6,000 UAE nationals over the next five years as part of its UAE national development strategy, the airline said.
A total of 27 IPOs were issued in 2014, raising a collective total of 11.5 billion US dollars, almost four times the 3 billion US dollars that was raised in 2013 from 25 IPOs.
Dubai-based mall operator Majid Al Futtaim signalled on Tuesday it expects the emirate to remain a magnet for shoppers, announcing plans to double its business within five years.
Despite the high price, it is not the most costliest phone in the world.
As a 24-hour deadline for the release of Iraqi prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi closes without a swap deal, tensions run high in Jordan over fate of captive pilot Muath Kasasbeh, and Daesh releases a new audio recording promising "immediate" execution for both captives if new swap deadline is not met.
January 28, 2015
Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said he's not worried about South Korea's miserly defence in the Asian Cup final after the Socceroos underlined their incredible ability to score through almost any player.
To break that taboo, Egypt's Zawya Cinema’s screens will feature new Yemeni films to be shown to the public and open to discussion the behind-the-scenes actions with their makers.
A UNIFIL soldier – part of a Spanish unit – was also killed in the violence.
After a Hezbollah strikes on an Israeli military convoy in south Lebanon Wednesday, the Lebanese militant group receives mixed reactions from the international community.
Iran’s Alireza Faghani has been selected to judge the Saturday South Korea–Australia match in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup final.
Algerian defender Madjid Bougherra has proven again that he provides glue the that keeps this generation of players together - on and off the pitch.
Monday was a magical night in Sharjah as Majida El Roumi held the audience captive in a performance that benefited the "Big Heart Foundation".
Overestimating the selling price for a property is one of the oldest tricks in the real estate agent’s book.
They are loving them some Arab and French cinema at the third edition of the Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival right now.
The price of gas in Israel is currently linked to the US and Israeli consumer price indexes plus 1%, for eight years.
On the fourth anniversary of the 2011 Eguptian uprising, DJ Ahmed “Zo’la” Mohsen was killed by Egyptian police.
Iraq has offered discounts to European purchasers of its oil in February, similar to those offered by Saudi Arabia, amid signs of intense competition between OPEC’s two largest producers.
The Israeli Defense Forces have confirmed two soldiers died and seven more were injured as a result of a Hezbollah anti-tank guided missile attack early today.
We know her well as Hollywood actor George Clooney's gorgeous and gifted Lebanese wife, but here's what the beautiful barrister is up to now.
The cameras have almost completed rolling for the sequel for the hit TV series "Saraya Abdeen".
Bureaucratic wrangling and ever changing regulations are frustrating what could be Israel's natural gas revolution.
Despite claims made by media agencies, Nasser Judeh of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied Sajida al-Rishawi has been returned to Iraq.
Jordan will sign an agreement to purchase natural gas from Cyprus before the end of June this year, according to a senior government official.
The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 27, while many analysts had expected fewer than 70 million.
Mia Khalifa is the latest "sex interest" of Canadian rapper Drake... or so she claims!
An Iraqi security source says members of Daesh have abducted approximately 30 people in the troubled northern province of Nineveh, as they continue to wreak havoc in the areas under their control.
Late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the sixth king of Saudi Arabia, had a profound impact on the Saudi economy and oil policy.
The former Barcelona and Real Madrid star has joined the list of candidates challenging Sepp Blatter for the head role of the game's world governing body
The UN suspends Gaza aid amid a shortfall; the PA's "security coordination" with Israel; and Egypt tells its citizens to conserve the internet.
Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and partner launched a 350 pence-a-share offer direct to Songbird shareholders in December, hoping to add a financial district rivaling the City of London to landmarks already in its portfoli
Hamas praised Hezbollah for their attack on Israeli soldiers earlier today.
“What’s happening right now is not a case of the property market bubble bursting ... but of deflating gently.”
Saudi Arabia claims to have one of the world's most tech-savvy populations, but can it fast track diversification?
Saudi Arabia's new leadership will push forward efforts to diversify the growing but oil-dependent economy, while easing procedures for investors.
The Kurds have reclaimed Kobani, a symbolic and strategic blow against Daesh, who lost numerous fighters in the battle.
Lebanese singer Amal Hijazi has a bone to pick with the Arab world's largest music label "Rotana."
Sheikh Salman, leader of Bahrain's opposition movement, denied all charges against him in court today.
The illegal adoption agency convinced immigrants to put their children up for adoption in order to obtain assistance in travelling back to their home countries.
Oman Ministry of Housing has signed three agreements which will help boost aquaculture production in the country from 353 tons (2013) to 7,330 tons annually.
Egyptian actor Omar Sharif sadly missed his ex-wife Faten Hamama's funeral this month, and here he explains why!
A staggering 84.1 percent of respondents working in HR departments conduct reference checks prior to hiring eligible candidates.
Jordan will release Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi in exchange for the captured pilot, Mu'ath Kasasbeh, according to a government spokesperson.
ISIS's Japanese hostage tells the world he's only 24 hours to live unless Jordan cooperates; What's changed since the January 25 Egyptian revolution?; A video of American weapons and equipment fielded by Iran-backed Kata'ib Hizbullah (KH) militia in the war against ISIL to Iraq.
IDF and Hezbollah exchange fire on Israeli-Lebanese border; uncofnirmed number of Israeli soldiers killed
Heavy crossfire is occurring across the Israeli-Lebanese border. Lebanon is using guided anti-tank missiles in Northern Israeli.
A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was injured after an Israeli settler attempted to kidnap the teen near Silwan in Jerusalem Wednesday.
Qataris emerged the largest buyers of the property in neighbouring Dubai, UAE, with a per capita investment of Dh9.37 million ($2.55 million).
The Israeli Defence Forces have begun drilling on the Israeli-Lebanese border in response to local residents' fear of possible attacks by Hezbollah.
Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi is due to be released within hours following last attempts by Jordan and Japan to free the two hostages being held by Daesh.
As the world’s oil producers wring their hands over a global glut that’s pushing down prices, evidence is mounting that Saudi Arabia is more concerned about shrinking demand.
The Football Association will back Prince Ali bin al Hussein's campaign for the Fifa presidency.
Junko Ishido, the mother of the Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, begged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to save her son's life.
Thousands of protesters along with family members of the captured Jordanian pilot gathered in Amman and Karak late Tuesday after Daesh militants announced they would execute the hostage within 24 hours.
Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat drew stark attention to the plight of 3.7 million Syrian refugees as he accused Britain of lacking “the warmth of morals and humanity” by allowing just 90 refugees from the conflict region to come to Britain.
Bahrain's opposition leader Sheikh Salman will stand trial today having been accused of “promoting regime change by force, threats, and illegal means, and of insulting the Interior Ministry publicly."
Daesh decided to appoint the Salafi Sheikh Ahamd Assir to be the new emir of Lebanon.