November 27, 2015
The two Italian women were cleared of charges of kissing in public.
Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for economic sanctions on Turkey amid escalating tension between both countries.
French President met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Thursday to discuss a cohesive strategy in battling Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
After freeing Sinjar from Daesh control earlier this month, Peshmerga forces have uncovered their intricate web of tunnels beneath the formerly besieged town.
Candidates from individual system constituencies make up the majority of people participating in Egypts runoffs next week.
November 26, 2015
The Iranian handball team defeated Bahrain 35-30 on Tuesday in Rio Olympic Qualifiers in Doha, Qatar and advanced to the final match.
The President of International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, on Thursday said that extra effort must be taken to improve anti-doping programmes ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Egypt's draconian protest law has essentially made any form of protest illegal.
Around 50 US special forces reportedly arrived at the Syrian border town of Kobane.
Tunisian authorities moved to close the border following an attack that killed 14 presidential guardsmen in Tunis.
Boko Haram militants raided hundreds of homes in a village in the Diffa region. 19 people have been killed but the death toll is likely to rise given the number of those seriously injured.
Israel's minister for military affairs Moshe Ya'alon announced plans to build a barrier near the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).
A senior Israeli official said his country will not take military action against Russian jets that cross into Israeli airspace.
This is the third Palestinian shot and killed today during clashes with Israeli forces in al-Arrub refugee camp, located in northern Hebron.
A US official said the US military is concerned about the deployment of Russia S-400 missile defense system in the Syrian province of Latakia.
The White House has praised the efforts of Saudi Arabia to cut off funding for the Daesh militant group, local media reported Wednesday.
Oman's state-owned ORPIC has finalized negotiations with four preferred bidders for $4.5 billion worth of contracts to build a major plastic manufacturing unit called Liwa Plastic Industries Complex in Sohar.
Qatar Football Association (QFA) will host the eighth Gulf festival for U-14 youngsters between January 28 and 30 with the participation of six national teams from Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
A Muslim social worker filed a lawsuit after she was fired from her job for wearing hijab. However, the court ruled in favor of the employer.
With the tapering of the house price surge, a bottoming out in Dubai property market is likely to happen as prices are set to decline between three per cent and five per cent by the end of 2016.
The aircraft will conduct the missions over Syria at the request of the French government.
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has become the first Arab country and the tenth internationally to join the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.
Pro-Assad forces launched a massive attack on a Turkmen town in Northwest Syria.
Borussia Dortmund are to head to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for a winter training camp early next year, the Bundesliga club said Thursday.
Four Luxor officers are being questioned over the death of Talaat Shabib, who died two hours after being arrested on suspicion of drug possession. Relatives believe he was killed and torture by police.
The enigmatic Russian leader has said a lot of things. But not this.
The Egyptian Coptic Pope is going to a funeral in Jerusalem, but maintains a ban on pilgrimages to the Holy Land under Israeli rule.
Ragheb Alama remembers Sabah one year after she passed away. (Facebook)
And so Yara begins decorating her Christmas tree. (Facebook)
Syrian legendary actress Samia al Jazaeri turns 69.
Following launches in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt and Morocco, customers in KSA can now enjoy an end-to-end service in Arabic on the travel booking portal.
Airstrikes were carried out in the northern Saada province, targeting the city of Baqam.
Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba is hoping for a tourism revival as Russian flights start arriving; Hungarian low-cost flights are in the pipeline.
Police violently dispersed and arrested the relatives of a 47-year-old man who died in custody as they gathered outside a Luxor police station to protest his death.
The deadline for 'feminizing' women's retail stores in Saudi Arabia has been extended to allow companies more time to adapt working practices and conditions to women's needs.
Perhaps not the sort of attention Taiwan was hoping for.
Saudi Arabia added a dozen Hezbollah leaders to their "terrorism list" and will freeze their assets.
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The top international names are exhibiting unique showpieces at Jewellery Arabia 2015, including the makers of the Guinness World Record's most expensive guitar.
Kuwait is monitoring its spring camps for possible Daesh activity.
CNN has angered a lot of Israelis after posting a news story on the Middle East showing "Palestina".
The highest participation rate was in South Sinai, where 41.6 percent of eligible voters took part.
Egypt's leading Sunni Islamic institute has signed an agreement to open the Al Azhar College for Islamic Science and Dawaa in the UAE.
FIFA's embattled president Sepp Blatter has said that he deserves an honorable exit from the world's football governing body, insisting that he is `not a bad man`.
A Russian airstrike hit a humanitarian aid convoy in Aleppo on Wednesday.
Russia is Turkey's main gas supplier, while Turkey is the largest joint buyer of Russian wheat. With $100B worth of bilateral trade targeted for 2020, much is at stake.
According to Israeli police, a Palestinian man exited a taxi at the Zaatara (Tappuah) military checkpoint south of Nablus and attempted to stab a soldier. He was then shot on site several times before being pronounced dead at the scene.
The Dubai International Film Festival, set to run from December 9-16, will feature dozens of international premieres, MENA premieres, and Middle Eastern premieres across a wide array of genres.
Legendary Lebanese singer Sabah died a year ago today.
King Abdullah expressed support for Tunisia after Daesh claimed responsibility for a bus attack, which killed at least 12 people.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) regime forces have been responsible for the deaths of nearly 19,000 women.
A Hunger Games parody gets Middle East flavor as Katniss falls in love not with Peeta, but with pita
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Some 36 people were abducted by Daesh militants in Iraq’s northern province of Salahuddin, according to al-Forat news agency.
Reports indicate that Hezbollah killed a Beirut bombing suspect during an operation in Syria.
Saudi officials call the claims of executing a gay horse "lies."
The Turkish embassy in Lebanon is increasing security, fears being targeted after Russian plane downing.
A weekly tea afternoon was banned in London after a group of women were exposed as Daesh supporters.
A new survey by the professional networking site revealed that oil and gas, real estate, construction, transport, telecommunications and technology are the most in-demand sectors in MENA.
A Palestinian was shot in the head by IDF forces early Thursday, marking 100 Palestinians killed in the current wave of fighting.
American rock band Eagles of Death Metal talks to Vice about the night ISIS attacked them during their Bataclan concert in Paris.
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Iran said Turkey made a "big mistake" for downing a Russian jet, after a pilot was killed.
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UN aid trucks are not being allowed into Taiz, where over 200,000 civilians require desperate emergency assistance.
Ghalia Benali has joined the 16-day "Silence is not Acceptance" campaign against gender-based violence with her track. Check it out.
A sense of foreboding danger is sweeping over Turkey online, as the public contemplates the implications of their government's tangle with the Russian warplane.
The Saudi Fund for Development loans supplement grants by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, to help meet Egypt's growing energy needs.
It's a myth that life insurance is only something to think about when you get old.
A postal worker in New York was caught spitting on two women wearing hijabs and calling them terrorists in yet another shocking Islamophobic attack.
British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to set out a "comprehensive strategy" against Daesh Thursday amid increasing pressure from politicians to approve airstrikes in Syria.
The US Army investigation into the Kunduz hospital airstrike shows "gross negligence" by US forces.
The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions against people and businesses in Russia that actively support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The US Treasure Department has sanctioned the Syrian owners of HESCO Engineering and Construction Company and two Russians for its business associations with Daesh and the Assad regime.
There will be 55 world premieres and 46 MENA premieres at this year's Dubai International Film Festival. Check out the comprehensive list here.
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Local operators in Egypt are complaining that foreign holiday packages are better value when compared to the high costs of domestic air travel.
Increasing reports of Sudanese nationals suffering torture and arrest from Egyptian authorities has drawn criticism to their government.
A watchdog agency recorded 60 cases of interfering with journalists during the recent round of elections in Egypt.
Daesh officially claimed responsibility for the bus bombing that killed thirteen and wounded 20 in Tunis, Tunisia.
The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights said 19 women will compete for seats in the runoffs for Egypt's second phase of parliamentary elections.
Jordan's Queen Rania showed her support for an initiative to get Arab children excited about reading.
Mohamed Ramadan is meeting daily with "Gawab E'teqal" movie makers right now as they prepare for the actor's next big gig.
November 25, 2015
Qatar's inaugural FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) , 'Race of Qatar' starting at Lusail International Circuit Friday, will be unique as it will be the championship’s first night race and rally ace Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah will make his debut in the closing round of the world event.
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The pair rumored to be a couple have officially gone on their second date in 48 hours, updates to follow.
At least 44 Egyptian children have committed suicide in 2015 - and the number is rising.
Dubai was officially declared as the venue for the World Expo 2020 at the 158th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris on Wednesday.
Three Emirati female students have invented a smart pen that can convert any wall into an interactive board.
The surviving Russian fighter pilot claims they were never in Turkish airspace and received no warnings.
Over the past period, Egyptian-German commercial relations witnessed growth despite the problems facing the Egyptian economy.
Brazilian manager Marcos Paqueta said on Tuesday he is close to taking charge of Egyptian champions Zamalek following the sudden departure of Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira.
Hezbollah condemns the recent bombings in Egypt and Tunisia, and calls for solidarity against terrorism.
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The Afghan National Army launched a mission to rescue eight soldiers who were taken captive by the Taliban after their helicopter crashed.
Mubadala Community Cup gets underway this weekend at Meydan Tennis Academy in Dubai
Omani officials deny media reports of a mass hunger strike at the Samail jail.
Muhammad Ismail Shubaki, a 19-year-old Palestinian, was shot and critically injured after stabbing an Israeli soldier near the al-Fawwar refugee camp.
Egypt shows solidarity and sympathy for Tunisia after a bus bombing killed a dozen guards on Tuesday.
Nancy Ajram looks the epitome of elegance in these 5 red carpet looks.