October 29, 2014
What will the Ministry of Magic think? Harry Potter's Miriam Margolyes says anti-semitism is Israel's fault!
Jewish Actress Miriam Margolyes says that Israel's actions in Gaza have caused a "troubling backlash" for Jews in Britain, but shows no love for Hamas.
Jordan is trying to reclaim the Mesha stele from the Louvre.
The Kurdish regional government in Iraq has sent its forces to fight alongside the Kurdish groups in Kobani under a special arrangement with Turkey.
An unnamed Obama official described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" following US frustration at the leader. Ouch!
A Tourist waves an Australian flag as he looks out of the window of a luxury train
Back from the dead? New ghoulish Lebanon phone app lets you leave a “farewell” message before you die
Only in Lebanon. A new smartphone app has been designed to let people prerecord and schedule a final message for loved ones before dying.
US authorities said they would donate an additional $10 million in humanitarian aid through the UN for Syrian refugees.
A 17-year-old British Muslim was killed fighting Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria five months after his brother joined the militant group al-Nusra Front and also died.
One of the biggest problems facing small and medium enterprises starting a business in Dubai these days is opening a local bank account.
An Austrian teen who ran away from home to join IS in Syria allegedly said she still gets Nutella and cornflakes in her new home.
Dozens of miners remained trapped after flooding inside a coal mine caused it to collapse in the Turkish town of Emerek.
October 28, 2014
Israeli human rights group B'Tselem likened the country's bus ban for Palestinians to apartheid after a directive was issued to prevent them using Israeli bus lines in the occupied West Bank.
Around 5.2 million Iraqis are in dire need of humanitarian assistance from the international community this winter, the UN warned.
A self-fulfilling prophecy? Not really. Goldman Sachs slashes oil price forecast, brings prices further down
US oil prices tumbled to a 28-month low below $80 per barrel on Monday after Goldman Sachs slashed its price forecasts.
The first Macy’s - the iconic department store - outside the US will open at Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Central in 2018
U.S. officials urged Arab bankers who attended a recent conference in New York to maintain measures to combat money laundering and terrorist funding.
Rapidly expanding population growth, increasing tourism and rising disposable income levels have stimulated remarkable increases in food and beverage consumption across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members in recent years
Lebanon's army arrested 83 suspected militants during a widespread clampdown in northern Lebanon Tuesday after 42 people were killed during clashes in Tripoli.
Increases in Dubai's property prices have moderated quite a lot and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is now less concerned about them than it was in May
Lebanon's Prime Minister Tamman Salam on Tuesday called on the international community to fund the mass influx of Syrian refugees in the country.
The England captain suffered a foot injury in training but is expected to face Manchester City on Sunday along with Radamel Falcao, who missed the 1-1 draw with Chelsea
Ahly winger Walid Soliman has been handed a four-match suspension and a LE 5000 fine after remonstrating angrily with the referee during the Reds' scoreless stalemate at Assiouty Sport, the Egyptian Football Association announced on its website.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Israel's announcement to build over 1,000 new illegal settlement units in East Jerusalem following US criticism.
Halloween is around the corner, so what's your biggest fear? In Iran you'd be surprised by the answers!
Iranians divulge their greatest fears with surprising honesty; a Lebanese person divulges funny thoughts on why Beirut and Dubai are worlds apart; and a look at reasons why Qatar just isn't that evil.
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook fired back at CVS and Rite Aid on Monday after the drugstore chains blocked the iPhone maker's mobile payments service.
Egyptian authorities announced plans to create a buffer zone along the border with Gaza following a suicide bombing that killed 30 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula.
A high-profile al Qaeda scholar was arrested by Jordanian authorities Monday for distributing terrorist material on the internet.
Egyptian heartthrob Amro Youssef is preparing himself for the role of a lifetime as the Middle East sees Prison Break adapted into Arabic.
The Saudi government will soon regulate all video sharing websites on the internet.
Balotelli could be heading back to Italy...
Jordan slammed the Israeli government's announcement to build over 1,000 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem.
City Centre Fujairah has announced the next celebrity singer to join its ongoing concert series: Diana Haddad is up next!
Is Libya becoming a failed state? With so much focus on the Islamic State, it's easy to forget about Libya within the region. Here are 19 things you need to know about Libya’s forgotten conflict.
Aussie soft rock duo Air Supply, you know, "The One That You Love" to hear, has a gig in Israel this December.
Sherine is pretty zipped lipped either for legal reasons or due to shell shock after she was sentenced to six months of jail in court.
The Swiss won his 82nd career tournament and sixth title at Basel on Sunday, extending his winning streak to 12 matches and record for the year to a Tour best of 66 wins against 10 defeats, Sport24 reported.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attends a memorial ceremony in honor of the Kafr Qassim massacre on October 26th; heartbreaking last message of Reyhaneh Jabbari who was hanged for murdering the man who sexually assaulted her; and Palestinian Bedouins forced to live in graveyards by Israel.
Ahlam is headed to court next year, and she's seriously not shy about it.
Syrian military forces have repelled an offensive by al-Qaeda-linked militants against the northwestern city of Idlib
Nawal al Zoghbi joins Maya Diab in the fight against Cancer! The starlet wrote, "It's not your #Hair that makes you #beautiful, it's your #Heart ... #NawalelZoghbi #HairCut to #FightCancer, we can fight it together.. #Pink #Love." (Image: Facebook)
Nawal al Zoghbi
The Kuwaiti actress out on the open market again after finalizing her divorce from husband and business manager Ahmad Al Biraiki
Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak and Egyptian actor Amro Youssef deliver a humanitarian message in their new film "The Price."
Egyptian airport authorities have barred a Danish Institute for Human Rights official from entering the country over "suspicious training” for Egyptian youth.
Iraq's economy is likely to shrink 2.7 per cent this year, the first contraction since the US-led invasion in 2003.
The Call of Tunisia party would opt to form an alliance with "democratic" parties to secure a majority in the parliament, a senior group member has said.
Saudi Arabia's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has shut down a sweets shop for selling "anti-Islamic" cakes.
World football's governing body has announced the 23-men shortlist for the prestigious individual award, with the winner to be announced on January 12
IS militants have released a new video with British hostage John Cantlie.
Children in refugee camps in Lebanon are often forced to work for incredibly low wages to help their impoverished families.
The "Call of Tunisia" won 84 seats in the 217-member National Assembly, followed by Ennahda with 69 seats, according to an AA tally.
Amin Dora’s comedy “Ghadi” is seeking international recognition; let's hope it wins "Best Foreign Language Film" in the 2015 Oscars.
Elite force of Jordanian soldiers was currently fighting the Islamic State organization in N Iraq, Lebanese patient ordered his friends to fire at a Baalbeck hospital because doctor tried to shave hair on his body, photo exhibition highlights racism against Lebanese of African and Asian heritage
Ahlam has a new fan: Somaya al Khashab!
A man in Lebanon called his friend to open fire on a hospital after a doctor told him he needed to shave his stomach hair for surgery.
The train’s last journey was in 2006 when it moved from the town of Dakhla in the north-western province of New Valley and has since never returned- until now!
Iraqi Kurdish fighters are waiting on a green light from Turkey to enter into Kobani and fight IS militants.
Relatives mourn next to the coffin of Lebanese soldier Ibrahim Salheb, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese
Relatives mourn next to the coffin of Lebanese soldier Ibrahim Salheb, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese
Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen confirm they have retreated from their strongholds in the al-Manasseh area of the southern province of al-Bayda.
Taste of Abu Dhabi brings treat to our ears as well: jam to the sounds of the Four Seasons at the festival
"Big Girls Don't Cry", especially when they're at the Taste of Abu Dhabi coming up next month. With a Four Seasons tribute and delectable delights, it's sure to be a home run of a foodie event.
The GCC economies have been amongst the best performing in the world in recent years, and are expected to grow 4.5 per cent in 2014-15, said Christine Lagarde.
An average of 100 Saudis studying in the US are expelled from the country annually for various reasons, including violating immigration rules
October 27, 2014
The Italian giants' managing director has indicated that the Colombian forward had prioritised joining his team until events transpired to move him to Manchester United
ISIS is threatening to kill two captives if demands they submitted to the Lebanese government are not met, media reported Monday.
Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals are holding close to a record high in October and Kurdish shipments are climbing,
Employees’ health and wellbeing is a focus for businesses now more than ever, with architects and designers focusing on maximising access to natural light and clean air.
Here's what Adel has to say about the rumors going around that he and Khaled Yousif are on the outs.
Sorry, "Mazzika", Mayada isn't moving out of her unstable homeland for man or music.
Dubai’s economy from 1975 through 2008 grew by a factor of 11, making it the fastest-growing economy in the world over the period.
Fighting between Islamists and the Lebanese army in Tripoli appeared to have stopped on Monday morning.
Gulf states, which have based their budgets on an oil price of $80 a barrel or less, are likely to remain relatively sanguine about current oil market conditions.
Advanced attackers and the APT don’t just go after military secrets and big ticket items like KFC’s secret recipe.
Business in the Elyséé Palace: Al-Waleed bin Talal, Hollande and CEOs meet over momentous Saudi-French investments
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), attended recently a dinner at the French presidential palace, The Elysee, on the invitation of French President François Hollande.
In fact, Saudi Arabia has everything to win the hearts of even the most discriminating foreign traveler
Ramadan 2015 will bring the Syrian drama "Darine" to our screens where Nesreen Tafesh will portray a woman shocked to discover her family is missing from Damascus.
For the first time since the establishment of Israel in 1948, the Israeli authorities are considering a plan to build a new "Arab city"
Roger Federer outclassed David Goffin in the Swiss Indoors final yesterday, winning 6-2, 6-2 to claim a third ATP title from his last four events.
His Majesty King Abdullah and Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Sunday discussed international and regional efforts exerted to confront the dangers of terrorist groups and their radical ideologies.
For the first time in Abu Dhabi Film Festival's history, experts gathered for an open public discussion on the poor film acting and directing in Arab cinema.
Man City will display their trophies in Abu Dhabi; The UAE “Drones for Good Award” teams up with Microsoft; and Carole Babikian Kokoni helps needy children.
Kuwait had accumulated reserves of $548 billion as of June 30 after continued growth in the first six months of 2014
Maya Diab's #PinkStands4 claimed the number one spot on Glamour Magazine's most influential breast cancer awareness campaigns worldwide.
NATO ended its combat mission in Afghanistan's Helmand Province Sunday, concluding the 13-year war by transferring responsibility of two air bases to the country's military.
Briton number one Andy Murray was given the finger by Tommy Robredo after the world number 10 saved five match points to beat the Spaniard and clinch the Valencia Open title.
Militants associated with al-Qaeda stormed a government building in Idlib Monday.
Peace talks with Israel were put on hold due to the attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the head of Palestine's ceasefire delegation team said.
Superstar Beyonce posted verses from the Quran on her Instagram account yesterday. What's all that about?
A devastated bigamy victim told a court her husband had spent £45,000 on his second wedding party in Oman.
After Star Wars and Fast and Furious filmed their sequels in the city, other productions are following suit to make Abu Dhabi one of the top international locations for film.
At least 30 people, predominantly Shia Houthi militants, were killed in violent clashes late Sunday while fighting continues throught the al-Qaeda stronghold of Manaseh.
Palestinian director Tarik Freitekh wraps up directing Justin Bieber's latest music video "Work for It."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the construction of 1,060 new settler units in the occupied Palestinian territories.
One disgruntled customer has complained that their family outing had to be cancelled because of the Clooney's glitzy gathering at Danesfield House in Buckinghamshire.
Thousands of Lebanese families fled the northern city of Tripoli following a week of intense clashes between the country's army and al-Nusra Front militants.
South African police revealed that South Africa's football team captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has passed away after he was shot.
Iranian woman hanged for killing her rapist writes heart-wrenching letter to mother.
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has revealed the reason why he bites others and how his wife begged him to get help for the same.
The police themselves are protesting in Algeria; a UN refugee official takes on an anti-Palestinian activist on Fox News; and Egypt's avant-garde theater.
Egyptian officials are due to meet foreign ambassadors in Cairo to ask for support in the country's battle against terrorism.
Miami League Soccer (MLS) boss has admitted that former England football captain and star David Beckham's dreams of kick starting his own American football team have hit a roadblock and could end in tears due to lack local support.
The secular Call of Tunisia party has taken the lead in Tunisia's elections.