May 19, 2013
The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) has floated as many as 11 tenders for the design and construction of internal roads in South and North Sharqiya.
The UAE economy growth is expected to lower to 3.9 percent in 2012 after a solid 2011, when the GDP expanded 5.2 percent led by high oil prices and a 10.2 percent increase in oil production.
Before hip hoppin' it up in Dubai, Justin Bieber had to leave his pet monkey in Munich for failing to provide the animal's vaccination papers during his International 'Believe' tour. Now, the teen star allegedly owes an animal shelter thousands for failing to return for the climbing creature.
The banking system in Qatar has been robust, with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 percent in assets from March 2008 - March 2012 and another 20 percent in the year to March 2013.
While regional advertisers are aware that the industry is going 'mobile’, spend on digital advertising is still low.
Omantel announced that it inked an agreement for another submarine cable, the 'Bay of Bengal Gateway' submarine cable system (BBG).
The Arab Spring showed that Yemeni women care deeply about their countries and want to be part of making it succeed; human rights suppression in KSA; update on soldier hostages in Sinai; and a visit to Assad's torture chambers
The ex-England captain, who played his final professional game at Parc des Princes on Saturday, admitted it was "special" to finish his career in the "beautiful" French capital.
May 18, 2013
To increase the security at the upcoming Football World Cup in Brazil in 2014, the Brazil government will reportedly use a fleet of robots that are usually used to neutralize roadside bombs and inspect areas for traces of explosives.
The BVB defender injured himself when conceding a penalty in the defeat to Hoffenheim on Saturday and there is a chance that he may now...
Retiring Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised arch rivals Manchester City for sacking Roberto Mancini from the post of manager, although he admitted the news had not come as a complete surprise to him.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has been warned by Paris Saint Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti that he may also be sacked by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich if he returns to the club.
Lebanese singer still a hot topic for gossips with latest rumor saying she has married a 21-year-old.
Supporters of a new petition that seeks to out Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed in Cairo on Friday, with teenagers and security forces in Tahrir Square.
The raging war in Syria is no obstacle to the trafficking of dozens of migrant workers from Lebanon into the country every month in spite of official ban. Experts call for new legislation.
The rumour mill worked overdrive when it reported that former The Voice contestant Qusai Hatem was dead. No one was more surprised that Qusai himself to hear the reports. Luckily for his fans, he quickly tweeted that he was ok.
Syrian actress and activist May Skaf who was arrested on allegations of terrorism was freed later on Friday evening.
Bombs exploded outside Sunni mosques and one targeted a funeral party in Baghdad and Madain, just south of the capital yesterday, killing some 60 Sunni Muslims in the latest wave of sectarian violence sweeping Iraq.
Saudi Arabia keeps Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood at an arm's length in spite of its open support to Arab Islamist movements.
US and Turkey sing in unison: Assad must step down.
Calling a spade a spade, it's rape not a Holy War.
New documentary gives a critical insight into Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood through the life of its former members.
The Saudi religious police have stepped forward to condemn social networking sites, especially Twitter, saying those who use them have "lost their lives and their afterlife"
One mother lies dead on a gurney in a Syrian hospital and the eye witness account of her son, along with her symptoms, points directly to poisonous gas; hotel jumping in Beirut; Bahrain explained without words; and a sign of a good boss.
May 17, 2013
Atletico Madrid have won the 2012-13 Copa del Rey after an enthralling 2-1 extra-time victory against Real Madrid in the final at Santiago Bernabeu on Friday.
The Manchester United boss and Tottenham midfielder have been rewarded for record-breaking campaigns with the Manager of the Year and Player of the Year accolades
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that he will be staying on at the club and will not be joining the list of high-profile changes following the retirements of David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson.
Tottenham Hotspurs is confident that winger Gareth Bale will agree to stay on at the club at 170,000-pounds-a week deal, as Real Madrid and Manchester United eye the in-demand triple Player of the Year.
Lebanese singer Pascal self-censors her latest video and gets the cold shoulder from her director.
Lets hope for his sake that cheeky X Factor judge Wael Kfoury's latest comments on fellow judge Elissa as a "big blown up balloon don't get taken the wrong way!
The non-Arabic speakers will soon be granted access to the Quran's holy world as Sermons get translated into English at the Two Holy Mosques.
An Israeli official has come forward to say that the Israeli government may attack Syria again so as to prevent the transfer of weapons to what he called "Islamist militants".
Ansar al Sharia vows to go through with their annual hardline Salafi annual convention in spite of the Tunisian government's ban.
After adding sanctions to the Syrian government, including blacklisting several ministers and institutions that it says helped President Bashar Assad begin the civil war, as well as labelling Mohammad Al Golani, the leader of the Al Qaeda linked Al Nusra front a terrorist.
May 16, 2013
Surge in violence in Afghanistan: at least 15 victims in a car bomb attack in Kabul on Thursday.
Check out this cheeky gallery of Middle East leaders given an animal likeness. We spotted an uncanny resemblance between some of our big chiefs and their appointed counterparts in the animal kingdom. We're just saying...And we made sure there were no dogs or pigs on them!
The former England captain has decided to bring the curtain down on his illustrious career - despite the best efforts of les Parisiens to persuade him to play on for another year
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has said that he has been subjected to much racial abuse and will walk off pitch if he faces anymore racial slurs during the game.
Tennis ace Andy Murray has said that it is 'unlikely' that he will play in the French Open starting Sunday, following a chronic back injury.
Saudi Arabia will continue to make the most of the competitive advantage presented by its hydrocarbon reserves despite rising US shale oil production.
The only fake thing about the 2012 World Press Photo of the Year proves to be the rumor around it.
The day after lifting the Europa League trophy in Amsterdam, the 34-year-old has put pen to paper on fresh terms to keep him at Stamford Bridge for another year
Yemeni tribesmen released three kidnapped employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the humanitarian agency and a Yemeni security source said on Thursday.
People living in Gaza have found an underground way to access the junk food giant KFC's delicacies. But gluttony comes at a price.
Apparently swiping up tourists was too easy for the Sinai clans so they moved on to kidnapping the country's security brass; a bridge to connect Lebanon and Cyprus; no more pressure cookers for Saudis; and convicted terrorist deported to Lebanon.
The Saudi stock market recorded nominal gains yesterday, as the Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) closed higher to 7,147.42, adding 8.11 points or 0.11 percent for the entire day.
The manhunt has begun after seven officers were kidnapped by unknown assailants in North Sinai on Thursday.
Saudi banks continue to support the macroeconomic conditions by providing the necessary financing for local businesses.
A couple who have been ordered to serve two months in a Dubai jail after being found guilty of having sex in the back of a taxi claim they have been financially crippled by their court battle.
The Middle East is facing a double dilemma over the global competitiveness for oil in the future.
When Lebanese graduates begin looking for jobs, what does it actually mean to employ personal connections to improve employment chances?
Chelsea's leaving interim manager Rafael Benitez has said that he is proud of the team after they won the Europa League 2-0 against Benfica with the help of a match-winning strike by Branislav Ivanovic.
Dubai-based Skai Holdings plans to build a $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) hotel with over 200 serviced apartments on Palm Jumeirah.
“Expect to hear a lot of noise on new search products like Google Now and voice search integration.“
Alfa unrolled the country’s first commercial 4G data service in certain areas of Beirut Wednesday and Lebanon’s second mobile operator, touch, is set to follow suit next week.
“It was important to have the museum be a museum of hope, to show that it is possible to rebuild a new life after living through something very dramatic,”director Roger Mayou told AFP ahead of the official reopening on May 18.
A video uploaded to Youtube shows the al-Qaeda linked Al Nusra Front executing 11 men they accused of carrying out massacres against the Syrian people
AUC Music Department delivered two classic story lines in a performance that blew the audience away. The one-act opera ‘The Telephone’ and highlights from ‘Les Miserables’ translated into Egyptian Colloquial Arabic made folks go from laughter to tears all in one night.
The firm in question has been keeping employees’ mobile phones under lock and key during working hours.
Dubai’s benchmark index continued yesterday from where it ended on Tuesday, as stocks maintained their upward trend to set new highs since October 2009.
Looks like congratulations are in order for good ol’ Egyptian actor, Sharif Munir, on the birth of his newest granddaughter, Lara.
Egypt’s megastar is perfecting the art of East meets West in music by developing joint projects with the U.S.’s hottest singers: Jennifer Lopez (JLo), Pitbull, and Akon.
A human skeleton of a young Roman warrior, likely killed in warfare, has been unearthed in south Aswan, Egypt
Turkish police apprehended four suspects late Wednesday in connection with car bomb attacks in Reyhanli at the weekend
The region's fave philanthropist took an extreme precautionary measure against breast cancer with her recent double mastectomy, but many folks are wondering if it was REALLY necessary. One of Dubai's top breast cancer specialist, however, agrees with Angelina's sensible decision.
An Israeli TV station aired a report in Hebrew, highlighting the large fan base for the Palestinian homeboy, Mohammad Assaf, who is a season 2 finalist on the MBC talent show.
“Abu Dhabi, I think, is expected to release a lot of work this year, including the building of the new Dh2 billion Khalifa hospital,” said Tabari.
One of Poland's outstanding pianists is bringing the music to Egypt. Mariola Cieniawa will perform a recital at Cairo's historic Manasterly Palace on Sunday 19 May.
Opposing Palestinian factions have reached an agreement to work on forming a unity government.
Six Bahraini twitters criticize the Kingdom and get sentenced to a year of prison each.
Positive global equity markets rubbed off on the Muscat Securities Market general index, which closed Wednesday's trading up 0.53 per cent at 6,352.19.
Now Lebanon has the fastest and fourth generation of mobile phone communication technology standards i.e. 4G. But is it anything to write home about? and Obama slammed by Arab writers for abandoning the Syrian people.
May 15, 2013
Manchester City star Carlos Tevez may reportedly leave the club this season following the sacking of City boss Roberto Mancini after the club's FA Cup defeat.
The Serbian defender nodded home in the 93rd minute after Fernando Torres's second-half goal on the counterattack had been cancelled out by Oscar Cardozo's penalty
Syrian rebels placed car bombs outside a prison in Aleppo in an attempt to free some of its 4,000 detainees.
Ooredoo global brand ambassador and football hero Lionel ‘Leo’ Messi is set to make dreams come true for children from around the world, when he visits Qatar to launch a new global initiative later this month.
Manchester City interim manager Brian Kidd has said that the club has been in a 'state of shock' since the last 24 hours following the sacking of Roberto Mancini from the post of manager.
On the anniversay of the Nakba, an entire village in Egypt of Palestinians, who fled the crisis in 1948, still suffers; will the occupation ever end? Most Palestinians live outside of their homeland; and a reporter assaulted in Lebanon.
Saudi Arabia’s real GDP is estimated to have expanded 6.8 percent in 2012.
Dubai's caped superhero lands on the radio for the most important meal of the morning - Super7 goes live on the Catboy and Geordiebird’s Dubai 92 readio breakfast show as a part of his 10,000 Shukrans mission.
“Better the shadow of a man,” an Egyptian proverb suggests, “than the shadow of a wall.”
The Nakba isn't over nor is the fight against it as Palestinians mark the 65th anniversary of the "tragedy".
People usually rush to the sales in January to snap up the bargains and across Asia it has been the same story for gold since the price crash last month.
Numbers of Syrians who have fled their war-torn country face multiple restrictions when settling in neighboring Gulf countries even though these states publicly oppose Assad's regime.
The private placement amounting to 5.28 per cent shareholding stems from the bank’s overall capital augmentation plan.
The UAE has got it going on right now with a stellar tourism industry that brings with it big-name performances like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and old school Metallica.
Stocks seem to be rising for no apparent reason.
The legend of the late, great Algerian singer Warda Al-Jazayria lives on with the recent release of a music video for her song “Eyyam” (Days) produced by her son Riyad AL Wassri.
With his time at Manchester United seeming to be coming to a close, striker Wayne Rooney is now facing a problem over his list of potential destinations after German club Bayern Munich dismissed speculations of the player coming to the their side.
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) will invest $30 billion in building and infrastructure projects in the next five to seven years.
Nine percent is the equivalent of adding USD 10 billion to the Bahraini economy every year
Hard-line Iranian lawmakers are gunning for two contenders in next month's elections, a moderate former President and a the incumbent's protege
UAE researchers have discovered the oil extracted from microalgae as a promising alternative to diesel, saying it can run motor engines effectively without any modifications.
Revenue from the sale of hydrocarbons during the period was Dh557 million ($152 million).
"There is not one law in Saudi Arabia that regards violence toward women as an illegal activity": what's really behind Saudi's domestic abuse problem?
The ad is meant to define domestic violence in Saudi Arabia as being a social issue and divert attention from the government’s lack of laws that protect women, writes Mohamed Hemish about a new Saudi campaign on domestic violence.
After launching a range of gas-guzzling supercars over the past few weeks, Dubai Police have decided to turn over a greener leaf with their latest launch - this eco patrol vehicle.
Attacks on east Baghdad alcohol shops leave 12 dead
The Middle East's favorite do-gooder, Angelina Jolie, took the drastic option of having both her breasts removed after she was identified as carrying the BRCA1 cancer gene.
Nakba Day for Palestinians remembering their 'loss' 65 years on in the West Bank did not go unmarked- by violence and injuries resulting after Israelis opened fire on a rally in Bethlehem.
The UN General Assembly is set to vote on a draft resolution that would legitimize the Syrian National Coalition as party to a potential political transition