October 20, 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has characterized the Kurdish solution process as "national, domestic and unique. As it is a product of the sons of this land, it must be protected against external influences."
The Wales international has picked up a muscular problem and could miss the upcoming games against Liverpool and Barcelona
Gear up for the world's funniest show as Hollywood tries to find the world's funniest person!
The Houthi movement is pushing to secure the defense, interior and finance portfolios in Yemen’s new cabinet, reported on Sunday.
Egyptian actress Somaya el Khashab may be approaching 49, but her mother still dresses her to this day!
Turkey announced Monday that it is now helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross its border with Syria.
You'd think hummus would take care of the IDF's vegan regiment's regime but you'd be very wrong. The lettuce lovers of the Israeli army are not satisfied; an IDF vegan's blog; Queen Rania says extremism is everyone's problem; and review of Gone Girl.
She may have many haters, but UAE singer Ahlam is much liked by the Alexandria International Song Festival!
At least 20 Houthi fighters were killed in a bombardment by al-Qaeda militants in Rada'a.
Rivlin was speaking at the opening session of a conference entitled "From Hatred of the Stranger to Acceptance of the Other," on the escalation of tensions between Jews and Arabs.
You're under arrest... for singing on Arab Idol! Arab Israelis risk jail sentence thanks to talent contest
Two Arab Israelis were placed under arrest after returning home... for taking part in Arab Idol!
Marussia have expressed shock and anger at "entirely false" reports that their driver Jules Bianchi ignored warning flags and was told by the team to go faster before he crashed and suffered critical head injuries in the Japanese GP.
Shortly after news of the controversial move was announced, President Reuven Rivlin criticized the development as surreptitious and potentially unsanctioned.
Chelsea football team manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that his team is not invincible and they would be beaten between now and May, despite winning seven of their eight opening matches.
The star-studded ADFF 2014 is coming, and here's the list of folks playing jury.
Myriam Fares posts a cheeky picture from her (marital?) bed before she goes off to sleep! (Image: Facebook)
Taking their chemistry from the bedroom to the studio: another "Big Night" in store for Ruby and her new hubby
Fresh from their honeymoon, Egyptian singer and actress Ruby and her new husband are getting a new kind of action.
Egyptian students have launched a week-long campaign to protest security forces on campuses.
An American court has approved a woman’s plea to get a divorce from her Saudi husband via e-mail after the man left the country with her three kids and prevented her from seeing them.
Haifa Wehbe posts a picture of her upcoming look in #Almouttaham, due to air on Sunday 19 October @ 9:40pm on LBCI. (Image: Facebook)
A number of acid attacks against women in Iran in recent months have raised fears among some that the victims were singled out because they were not wearing veils that sufficiently covered them.
Iraq's illegal oil business is booming and allowing IS to flourish.
Arab world derailed but could Lebanon get back on track by resurrecting historical railway?
In a tactical shift, the United States has started dropping small arms and supplies to Kobani's besieged defenders.
Al Ahram admits they misquoted NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick but they then focused mainly on his newspaper's ulterior motives; democracy in the Middle East must include Islamic parties; and an ode to Bahraini activist Zainab Al Khawaja.
An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the IS and that both are “armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.”
The former Tottenham boss slammed the 25-year-old after he was once again conspicuously absent from the QPR squad to face Liverpool at Loftus Road on Sunday
IS casualties are piling up as the battle for Kobani rages on.
A young Palestinian girl who was struck by an Israeli settler vehicle earlier Sunday has succumbed to her wounds, medics told Ma'an.
She's got a new album on the way, but Amal Maher needs her fans to help choose its title.
A car bomb in Damascus killed two men and injured a Syrian opposition commander Sunday night.
A Palestinian girl walks on a street of destroyed buildings in al-Tufah, in the east of Gaza City on October 19, 2014.
A Palestinian girl walks on a street of destroyed buildings in al-Tufah, in the east of Gaza City on October 19, 2014. The Palestinian government has unveiled a 76-page reconstruction plan for Gaza,
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will visit Iran Monday after lawmakers approved his choices for the critically important Defense and Interior portfolios.
The UN estimates that there are currently 1.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey.
A group of German bikers have followed in the footsteps of a Dutch Motorcycle Club and joined in the fight against Isis in Syria.
One's catastrophe, another's celebration: Middle East's oil importing states benefiting lower oil prices
The decline in oil prices will provide significant boost to the oil importing countries in the Middle East.
A Kuwaiti oil trade union on Sunday condemned the unilateral closure by Saudi Arabia of an offshore oilfield jointly operated by the Arab neighbours
Dubai’s real estate sector registered a slowdown in rents and sales prices during the third quarter of the year.
The train may carry more wealth than the annual economic output of some of the places it crosses.
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, yesterday (October 18) announced the relaunch of flights to Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province in Iran.
October 19, 2014
The Frenchman has conceded that if allegations of corruption in the voting process are substantiated, Fifa will have to ask its members to go back to the ballots
CCC, one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East, was founded by Khoury in 1952 along with his cousin Hasib Sabbagh and Kamel Abdul-Rahman.
At least 19 Iraqis were killed and another 28 injured as a suicide bomber attacked a Shiite house of religious mourning in a neighborhood in western Baghdad on Sunday.
Security officials said on Sunday that the fighters from the Shia Houthi movement captured the town of Yarim, located about 106 miles south of Sana’a in the province of Ibb.
Steven Caulker turned Raheem Sterling's attempted centre into his own net in the dying seconds to ensure the Reds triumphed in a game with three injury-time goals
Beirutis are bustin' moves and helping raise awareness about food waste at the trendy Disco Soup event.
Egyptian actor Mohammad Ramadan has been temporarily banned from acting.
Hard-line Jordanian Salafists Omar Mahdi Zeidan and Saad Hneity have joined the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria.
Partying with Paris Hilton: Tunisian star Feryal Youssef joined A-listers at Cle Dubai grand opening
Feryal Youssef was one of the many household names present at the grand opening of Dubai's hottest new club.
In a joint statement issued late Saturday by the governments of the US, UK, Germany, France and Italy, the group threatened sanctions against violent parties in Libya if a ceasefire and negotiation process is not implemented.
The 19-year-old had garnered interest from a number of high-profile clubs after an impressive 2014 for Liverpool and England, but the Italian has no plans to sign him
Kurdish forces reportedly recaptured parts of Kobani, the strategically important Syrian border town, over the weekend.
Indian refiners together owe about $6 billion to Iran.
Apple Inc’s faster, slimmer iPads come with modest improvements, such as a fingerprint sensor, but some analysts say it offers few other features to wow consumers ahead of a holiday shopping season
If Saudi Arabia no longer has the same influence on the markets it once had, what can explain the slumping prices observed today, at a rate that exceeds the relative downturn in the oil markets felt usually in autumn?
Shiite Houthi fighters have taken control of a crossing along Yemen's northern border with Saudi Arabia.
They said the US Internet giant’s decision to shut down its office in Amman before the end of the year — thus terminating 80 jobs and relocating some staff — is part of Yahoo’s efforts to cut down costs in its international operations.
The Canadian University in Cairo's students were treated to a rocking concert by Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny this week.
he United States blacklisted Lebanese company DK Group for arranging to ship Syrian pound banknotes from Russia to the Syrian central bank, an allegation strongly denied by the company’s general manager.
An international website specializing in airport services has ranked King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah among the worst airports in the world with regard to services
Abbas' statement follows a recent spate of clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli police.
The number of tourists arriving in Egypt increased by 15.8% in July compared with the same month a year ago.
Hassan Farhan al-Maliki has called for putting an end to what he describes as discrimination against Shi'a Muslims in Saudi Arabia.
Most actors would argue over minor things in their work, but when it comes to Egyptian singer-turned-actor Hamada Hilal, Mervat Amin comes first!
Professor Peter Neumann said that people returning from Syria broadly fell into one of three categories: the dangerous, the disturbed and the disillusioned.
Take that Maher! Malala's Nobel Peace Prize helps to prove how wrong Bill Maher's comments about Islam were. Here are more Muslim Nobel Laureates that prove him wrong!
University students are being given mandatory drug tests.
Startling numbers have come out of Iraq showing that the Muslims killing other Muslims through the use of self-detonation are primarily Saudi; an acid attack in Yemen leaves a government employee clinging to life; and the parliament extension in Lebanon is just wrong.
Egyptian actress May Salim sent a social media shout out to her celebrity pals Tamer Hosny and wife Basma Bosil, thanking them for attending her daughter's birthday party.
Ahmed Ezz has been told to "hit the road" by his not-so-friendly neighbors over Zeina drama!
Observers said seven civilians were killed at a Konoco gas factory in Der-Ezzor province, and three were killed in similar strikes on oil fields in the countryside around Shadadi.
Walid Attalah is suspected of orchestrating a recent RPG attack in North Sinai, which killed three policemen and injured seven others.
Maybe it's Mrs. Clooney's Middle Eastern background that has taught her to let her husband choose which causes to support.
For all you who thought Mary Poppins was just beautiful story character, think again!
By controlling Hīt, ISIS has effectively severed the main road linking Haditha to Ramadi. Supplies have been cut off completely from Haditha, with local officials warning foodstuffs could run out soon.
Sheikh Nimr, who has repeatedly criticized the lack of basic freedoms in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced to death last week.
Iraqi lawmakers appointed a Sunni MP Khaled al-Obeidi as defence minister and Shi'ite MP Mohamed al-Ghabban as interior minister, ending a political stalemate in the Iraqi government.
Kurdish people watch the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab
Supernatural Halloween thriller "Annabelle" brings chills to Lebanon's box office this week!
The Spanish parliament will reportedly vote on recognizing Palestine as a sovereign state.
After premiering in Toronto in September this film based in Iraqi Kurdistan, "Mardan" has made its way into the Oscars race.
Ahmed El-Darawi did not win his parliamentary bid but he did successfully blow himself up as an IS suicide bomber in Syria; Palestinians only given 5 days to harvest their olives; Iranian official sees the end in sight; and some people are lust plain stupid.
Muslim women worldwide that wear the Islamic headscarf, also known as a hijab, who want to be fashion-conscious, had to get creative
Shia Houthi rebels continued to advance in the south of Yemen after overrunning the strategic city of Rada on Friday.
“A lot of the Middle Eastern buyers are next generation. They went to university in the US and the UK....They don’t want to stay in dad’s house in Knightsbridge."
Oil-rich Kuwait tripled the prices of diesel and kerosene on Wednesday, ending decades of heavy subsidies, while putting off a similar decision on electricity and water charges.
It said that these steps will focus on the markets that have the “greatest scale and growth potential”.
Pregnancy and motherhood bring many changes — including some major ones to your bank account.
Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's mother has accused people of shirking responsibility in light of her son's horror crash at the Japanese Grand Prix that left the Frenchman fighting for his life.
Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal has said that appendicitis might force him to miss the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals next month.
October 18, 2014
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Lebanon has sharply cut the influx of Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their homeland by refusing to let them in.
Ground fighting alone has killed more than 600 combatants since Islamic State group militants launched an offensive on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobane a month ago, a monitoring group said Thursday.
Gigi Hadid steals the spotlight in short silver dress at star-studded charity event in New York.
Steve Bruce's side were moments away from a shock victory at the Emirates, but the England international maintained his good form with a late goal for Arsene Wenger's side
The Argentina international striker ran riot as the Premier League champions routed Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs side at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon
The families of two British aid workers beheaded by the Islamic State have called for "unity" from people of all faiths against the militant group.
Syrian regime airstrikes on a suburb of Damascus Friday killed 15 people, activists and a monitoring group said, as fierce clashes raged on several fronts in the country.
French President Francois Hollande looks at a sculpture as he visits the exhibition
Israeli authorities continued to restrict entry to the Al-Aqsa mosque, prompting anger from Hamas chief, Khaled Meshaal.
You might want to sit down for this statistic: 31,000 Syrian babies were born between March 2011 and September 2014 in Lebanon; some Kurds in business with ISIS; the Levante to get the the Note 4; and what could possibly go wrong in Iraq and Syria?