December 23, 2014
A Shia Houthi fighter was killed after five bomb blasts rocked the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Tuesday, according to reports.
There is untapped potential for Saudi investments in Oman, officials said at the Omani-Saudi Investment and Trade Forum which began at the Bank Muscat headquarters on Monday.
Covering the life and death of a mother in war-torn Syrian, "The Mother" directed by Bassel al-Khatib premiered at Damascus-based Cinema City on Sunday
Australia's beloved singer-songwriter and actress will be the main event at Clé Dubai's Australia Day gala on January 22.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) received another Boeing 777-300ER, a state-of-the-art aircraft with advanced facilities, on Monday.
US-led forces launched a series of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, hitting Daesh targets, the American military said.
They were screened at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, and now these four films are in the running for Best Foreign Language Film Award at the 2015 Oscars.
UAE’s Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERG) has turned up the heat on money laundering and frauds at its recent anti money laundering (AML) and combating terrorist financing (CTF) conference in Dubai.
Israeli authorities issued five demolition orders for Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem including one built in 1938.
A Palestinian woman awaits permission to enter Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza
A Palestinian woman awaits permission to enter Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip on December 22, 2014.
The Dubai index extended gains for a third session on Monday as investors raised bullish bets triggered by recovering crude oil. The Abu Dhabi index, however, ended lower.
Al-Qaeda-linked groups in Yemen have threatened to attack facilities belonging to the French oil company, Total.
In the year ending September 30 2014, average home prices in Israel rose 6.43%, the eighth largest rate of home price rises of any country surveyed.
Cyclists of all ages and religions rode from a Sydney mosque to a memorial near the site of a recent siege on a cafe, in a moving tribute to two hostages who lost their lives.
Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas says the almost four-year-long conflict in neighboring Syria has cost his country more than USD 20 billion.
December 22, 2014
Ridiculously expensive and unashamedly luxurious, we've picked out some of the gifts Arabs are forking out for this holiday season. Luckily, you can check out the list for free!
The Blues went ahead inside two minutes thanks to their skipper, before the Spanish playmaker wrapped up the three points late on to keep second-placed Manchester City at bay
Carlos Tevez and Gonzalo Higuain scored two apiece to take the clash to spot-kicks, where Simone Padoin missed the crucial effort to hand the trophy to the Partenopei
Saudi Arabi plans to spend $91 billion to integrate refineries with petrochemcial units and expand plants over the next decade.
Egyptian authorities announced on Monday the extension of the opening of Rafah border crossing for an additional day, after initially planning to open the border Sunday and Monday only.
Tunisian security forces on Monday used teargas to disperse a protest in the southern Gabes province after presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential runoff.
The one-trillion dollar cash pile, which only relates to companies rated by Moody’s, is predominantly held by cash-rich sectors like automotives, oil and gas and utilities.
Qatar's controversial Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr (Al-Jazeera Egypt) announced on Monday that it is broadcasting its last news items before closure, as reconciliation efforts to mend tensions between Egypt and Qatar continue.
The Sochi Olympics and Brazil World Cup dominate sport in 2014 but also make headlines away from the playing field in 2014.
On-demand streaming has surpassed traditional TV viewing in the UAE, according to a new report by technology firm Ericsson.
Egyptian relations with the Gulf states, especially Qatar, are essential to regional stability.
Where did all the good Egyptians go? 2014 sees off over half a million workers, leaving to work abroad
Approximately 592,000 workers signed contracts to work abroad between January and November 2014, with over 400,000 of those signed between March and November, the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration revealed Sunday.
Kurdish fighters have pushed deeper into the flashpoint northwestern Iraqi town of Sinjar in their battle with the ISIL, or Daesh, militants, who have held sway over the area for months.
Technological shifts will give rise to the “Supertasker” using four devices, and change the way workers and businesses view remote working according to the 2014 Cisco Connected World Technology Report.
A FIFA official has revealed that despite England's failed bid to host the World Cup in 2018, the nation had been by far the strongest contender, questioning that how could they have got only two votes.
A group of Libyan students in Turkey has broken into their own embassy in Ankara in a row over scholarships.
Saudi minister dismisses conspiracy theories on oil price, but the world's still speculating.
Beji Caid Essebsi of the Nidaa Tounes party was declared winner of Tunisia's presidential runoff with 55.68 percent of the vote.
The favorite to win Tunisia's first democratic election, presidential hopeful Beji Caid Essebsi, claimed victory not long after the polls closed on Sunday in the country's first-ever democratic election. But interim leader President Moncef Marzouki says it is too early to declare a winner.
Le Gray Hotel guests support Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon; Anthony Bourdain, renowned international food and travel television host, discusses his experience in Iran and Lebanon; Egyptian workers are protesting poor working conditions with hunger strike.
Almost 200,000 people fled Daesh violence from the Syrian border town of Kobani to Turkey, according to an NGO.
The recent oil price collapse may bring on a recession for the UAE in 2015.
A German bank is on course to take legal proceedings against Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone and his family trust fund for 345 million euroson account of the sale of its stake in Formula One.
A large group of 68 Israelis toured the Al Aqsa compound for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah while Palestinians protested outside Monday.
Halal tourism now represents 13% of the global market and will be showcased at the World Islamic Travel Summit in Abu Dhabi next year.
Prisoners accused by Iraq's government of aiding Daesh are now being broadcast on a reality TV where they face the relatives of their victims.
Iraq's security forces retook the town of Al Wafa from Daesh militants in the country's western Anbar province Sunday.
Egypt goes against the local grain, buys 300,000 tonnes of Russian and French wheat to feed its masses
Egypt signed contracts for 240,000 tonnes of French wheat and 60,000 tonnes of Russian wheat, at an average price of $273.94 per tonne to be delivered in January, the minister of supply and internal trade, Khaled Hanafi, said Sunday.
We've all heard of how petty people get over tiny things but shooting each other after an argument for a poster? C'mon!
Fourteen alleged militants were killed and 45 others arrested by the Egyptian army during a series of raids in north Sinai.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital on account of diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia.
Models and rock go together like peanut butter and jelly, that's code for Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson
Tunisian actress wins award at Dear Guest 2014.
Bob Sinclair will bring the party to Parcha Ibiza and bust out the beats for "Love Generation" and "World, Hold On" on December 26.
Beji Caid Essebsi claimed victory in the Tunisian elections despite official results not being announced till late Monday.
Robert Cavalli himself will be hosting at Cavalli Club this NYE. It's gonna be epic.
Microsoft has parternered with Du to offer a direct operator billing facility that will avoid the need for customers to use their credit cards online.
Debunking the sleepy Arab myth! Almost 90% of MENA employees work their holidays down the drain-- report
Up to 86.5 per cent of employees in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region say they continue working even during holidays, according to a new survey by job site Bayt.com.
Egyptians love them some Omar Khairat at the piano keys. He's back for another gig next week.
The Hala February Festival will kick off in Kuwait again in a matter of weeks, and this year's theme is humanitarian work. How fitting for Mohammad Assaf to have made the lineup!
Forty Daesh militants were killed by US-led airstrikes in Iraq's Anbar province while at least five people died in two separate car bomb attacks in the country's capital, Baghdad.
We loved them about 40 years ago, and soon Muscat music lovers will get groovy with Boney M once again.
Turkey’s television regulator has handed a record fine to a popular game show for a segment where husbands were filmed dancing with other women as their wives looked on.
The Syrian government imposed travel restrictions on military-age men, according to opposition media outlets.
Oman Air won the title of World´s Leading Airline for Economy Class in 2014 in a ceremony in Anguilla.
Seriously? Indian school bans girls from wearing jeans or using mobile phones because they "misguide women"
The head of a village in India banned school girls from wearing jeans or having mobile phones because both apparently are the "prime cause" of sexual harassment.
Eleven people were injured after a man shouting "Allah Akbar" drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians in the French city of Dijon.
A young Australian Muslim bride won an applause after she left her wedding to lay flowers at the memorial spot for the Sydney cafe siege.
Some 12 Houthi militants were killed Sunday following a series of blasts in the Radaa district, according to a local security source.
An elderly Syrian couple await treatment at a makeshift clinic in the besieged rebel town of Douma.
Egypt temporarily opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Sunday. It had been closed since October 2014.
Foreign expatriates residing in the GCC states should be allowed to travel within the six Gulf nations without requiring visas, a senior official has said.
Hint: it's not the iphone 6
London's famous Globe Theatre brings Hamlet to Alexandria, Egypt, as part of the London theatre troupe's two-year world tour.
The amount is equal to Syria’s GDP in 2007, according to the World Bank.
December 21, 2014
The 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the most successful to date with the largest ever capacity at 60,000 people, marking an increase of 5,000 tickets over the 2013 edition, said event organisers.
The polls close in Tunisia's run-off election. Essebsi's campaign is confident of a victory.
Jürgen Todenhöfer spent ten days on-the-ground in Daesh territory and was the first Western journalist to get such close access.
The Gunners made the most of their only two shots on target all game but the hosts, who dominated proceedings for the majority, equalised in the 97th minute with a powerful header
Th US-led coalition hit targets north of the Syrian city of Aleppo in at least 12 strikes.
The plunge in oil prices may take more of the froth off Dubai's booming real estate market, but broad-based demand for property is likely to prevent any crash, said a report.
The declining oil prices are positive for the Egyptian economy, according to a statement issued by Egypt’s Citadel (Qalaa) Holding on Thursday.
The U.N. General Assembly Friday asked Israel to pay Lebanon $856.4 million as compensation for the oil slick the Jewish state caused during the July 2006 war.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani held a press conference on Mount Sinjar, the site of the recent Kurdish victory against Daesh. Barzani called the advancement "historic."
The twenty Lebanese nationals who died in the Air Algerie plane crash this summer returned to Lebanon on Sunday afternoon.
The resignation of World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia hopefully has inflicted a damaging blow to the re-election prospects of Fifa president Sepp Blatter. For it is believed to have finally convinced Prince Ali of Jordan, potentially his most credible rival, to challenge him next year.
Myriam Fares has released her new album AMAN and she looks super sexy on the cover! More details inside!
English soccer giant Manchester United are reportedly confident of sealing three successful deal in the transfer window in January for a staggering amount worth 80 million pounds.
A group of Israeli settlers have stormed into the Islamic museum of the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) amid rising tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories.
John Sexton, the president of one the world’s top universities, explains why he decided to expand to Abu Dhabi.
US weapons maker Raytheon has won a contract valued at $2.4 billion to supply 10 Patriot missile defence systems to Qatar,
Jordan ends its eight year ban of the death penalty by hanging 11 men convicted of murder.
Egyptian actor Hussein Fahmy celebrated Bahrain's special National Day celebration in Cairo.
Monday marks the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the start of marbaniyeh in Jordan — the 40 coldest days of winter, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said on Saturday.
She hasn't announced the name yet, but Sherine Abdel Wahab has snatched a role in a Ramadan 2015 show.
Bellydancer Dina can now dance all she wants after having her name cleared in "The Dancer" court case.
Lebanese fans that love them some Joe Raad should be stoked to hear that the artist is bringing a live performance to Le Royal Hotel in Beirut on New Year's Eve.
Celebrities have outdone themselves this year, giving us a juicy list of scandals to work with. That's why, we've selected the top 10 worst celebrity feuds and scandals of 2014 for your guilty pleasure only!
Tunisia ushers in full democracy with run-off Presidential elections four years after uprising.
Be afraid, be very afraid. May Kassab warns the paparazzi they'll see a side of her never seen before if they follow her into a funeral.
A Palestinian man from the northern West Bank has said that a group of Jewish settlers attempted to kidnap his four-year-old son from a parked car on Friday evening.
Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal believes losing points against teams like Aston Villa could hamper their hopes of claiming the Premier League title.
Egyptian actor Khaled al Sawi is set to play a real-life TV judge in his upcoming show "Al Qadi" (The Judge).
Nothing Arabia loves more than an awkward celebrity death rumor.
Egypt has abruptly sacked the nation's powerful intelligence chief for “health reasons,” replacing him with his deputy, security authorities said.