April 26, 2015
The Yemeni conflict has been catastrophic for most of the Middle East. Bringing Saudi and Iran into a standoff, which delves into the Shia-Sunni divide, could it move towards Europe?
Spectacular images of Yemen's striking natural and urban landscapes, extreme beauty found in the midst of war.
Nusra Front militants killed at least 60 Syrian army soldiers in the northwestern province of Idlib, according to a London-based monitoring group.
At least 30 people were killed Saturday in regime airstrikes on Jisr al-Shughur city in the northern province of Idlib.
The world's biggest oil exporter, having abandoned last year its role of keeping global markets in balance.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the country’s dependence on oil revenues will drop to its lowest level ever in the current Iranian year (which began on March 21).
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The UN Security Council approved Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's nomination of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as his special envoy for Yemen, the UN spokesperson's office said Saturday.
New incarnations of Islamic-inspired art; a devastating New Year for Iraq's Yazidis; and the struggle of Palestinian cinema.
Lebanese women are taking on the sport of mixed martial arts, and some have achieved great success.
April 25, 2015
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in partnership with UNICEF, launched today Palestiniadi, a three-day sports event for children and youth in Palestine refugee camps and gatherings in Lebanon.
With the Indian Premier League (IPL) reportedly generating huge revenue for UAE’s Gross Domestic Product, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) is aiming for more high profile tournaments involving India to be staged here in the future.
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi extended the state of emergency and curfew in Sinai for another three months. The curfew was initially applied seven months ago in some part of restive North Sinai.
The Manchester United and England striker has a wealth of £72 million and only sits behind Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, who has a personal fortune of £88m
The former Barcelona and Real Madrid star says instead of choosing between the world's leading players, Spain should be thankful they continue to inspire one another to greatness
Four people were killed in an explosion on Saturday at a makeshift farm building in Beni Suef governorate in Egypt in what police said was a bomb-making operation gone wrong.
Syria's entrepreneurs, suffering from crippling losses after four years of civil war, have launched a drive to encourage consumers hit by burgeoning inflation and a shortage of imports to "buy Syrian."
A 17-year-old Palestinian was shot dead at the Al-Zayyim checkpoint in occupied East Jerusalem after allegedly attempting to stab checkpoint officers just before midnight on Friday.
Three car bombs detonated at sole crossing between Jordan and Iraq.
The Obama administration admits they have trouble knowing who is killed in drone strikes; how sectarian cleansing in Syria affects Lebanon; and 7 interesting facts about the "first Muslim."
Islamist fighters overrun one of the regime's last holdouts in the Idlib province.
US Secretary of State encourages Houthis to come to the negotiating table.
Report states that IDF targeted brigades armed with long-range missiles.
Jabhat al Nusra and allies launch joint assault on strategic city in province of Idlib.
Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has urged all sides in Yemen's conflict to return to political dialogue to end to the ongoing violence in the country, Reuters has reported.
Islamic State have reportedly launched their own 'health service', bearing remarkable similarities to the publicly funded British health service, the National Health Service (NHS).
Saudi authorities have held the ISIL (Daesh) militant group responsible for the fatal shooting of two policemen in the capital, Riyadh, earlier this month.
April 24, 2015
The Chilean says that there are "five or six teams with the same power and money" at the top of the Premier League despite the Blues holding a commanding lead
You thought you did pretty well at impressing but find that coveted offer letter still evades you.
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally reached an agreement on contract details on Wednesday that has paved the way for public tickets to be put on sale for their May 2, mega-fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Iraqi forces have reportedly recaptured a key bridge from the ISIL (Daesh) group in the Iraqi western province of Anbar.
Daesh militants have shot down an army aircraft near an important military airport in the south of Syria, according to AFP.
World Happiness Report ranks UAE 20th happiest country, above Oman (22nd), Qatar (28th), Saudi Arabia (35th).
Ceremonies are being held around the world to remember the Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks in 1915.
Security forces killed at least 48 Daesh (ISIS) militants in Anbar and Ninawah provinces Friday, military officials said.
Souad Massi’s music: an interpretation and celebration of classic Arabic poetry.
The talks, set for May 4, are the latest to attempt a resolution to the civil war.
The Bundesliga champions meet the Catalans in the semi-finals, while the titleholders face Massimiliano Allegri's outfit
The Stadio San Paolo side will meet Ukrainian opposition in the semi-finals, while the holders take on Vincenzo Montella's outfit
At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured in the Yemeni conflict since the launch of the Saudi-led airstrikes in the country, says UNICEF.
In the wake hundreds of migrant deaths off Libyan coast, EU officials pledge increased emergency funding for search-and-rescue operations.
The three British hobbyists, arrested on espionage charges, were released Thursday.
Israeli tanks strike northern Gaza Strip following Thursday rocket fire, no casualties reported.
Jordan’s 20-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday called on the world to prevent youth recruitment to Islamic extremist groups.
Presdident Joachim Gauck admits German responsibility in the 'genocide', using a term the Turkish government ardently disputes.
Officials from Iran and Iraq sign border security agreement, while Iraq officials pledge to beef up security along border with Syria.
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Al-Jadeed news editor Karma Khayat arrived in Beirut on Thursday after a week of a trial for contempt at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
April 23, 2015
European lawmakers on Thursday called on world football governing body FIFA to revisit the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Companies in Egypt are racing to meet the rising demand for mineral water in Upper Egypt in the wake of a barge, carrying 500 tonnes of phosphate.
The hundreds of billions of dollars that would flow into investments in Saudi Arabia once its $530 billion capital market opens up is likely to give a major boost.
The death toll from clashes in Yemen rose to 1,080, including 48 children, the UN health agency said Thursday.
The president saluted the sacrifices and efforts of the armed forces Thursday, ahead of the commemoration of Sinai Liberation Day.
Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon nominated the current UN Ebola chief to the UN Security Council on Thursday.
Here's why this year's Bahrain Formula race and corresponding concerts are deemed the best ever for the kingdom!
The Jounieh International Festival saw Majida El Roumi on stage four years ago, and she's coming back, Baby!
Transitional Justice Minister Ibrahim al-Heneidy said Thursday the parliamentary elections will not be held until after Ramadan for technical and security reasons.
Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.
The US returned dozens of Egyptian artifacts that were smuggled out of the Middle East.
Unbeaten US boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has said that he "couldn't care less" for upsetting people by claiming that he is better than legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
A US raid against al-Qaeda in January killed two hostages being held by the extremist group, the White House said Thursday.
The army raided a northern town and arrested three suspected militants connected to a soldier who joined Nusra Front, a security source said Thursday.
U.S. authorities are deeply concerned about the financial capabilities of ISIS.
Determined to qualify for the 2017 African Nations Cup ahead of Nigeria, Egypt have intensified their preparations for the qualifiers slated for June.
Coffins for the only bodies recovered from the Mediterranean's migrant disaster were carried from Malta's morgue to a funeral Thursday.
Özince's remarks came on the heels of existing uncertainty in financial markets that have sparked the exit of foreign lenders from the country.
A Continental Free Trade agreement between 26 African countries is to be launched from Egypt in June.
A controversial decision in Turkey to introduce Latin alphabet in Circassian language courses; African minority in Iran; and the water crisis in Jordan.
Apple’s first smartwatch will be available in the UAE on Saturday, but from the grey market, for a hefty premium.
What is more likely to happen instead is that rents will generally remain stable.
Luis Figo said he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of “surprises” in his Fifa presidential bid.
A shell from an unknown source hit a house in North Sinai, leaving one dead and four injured Thursday, the state news agency said.
The Iraqi army, assisted by popular mobilization units, has succeeded in retaking some areas from ISIL (Daesh) terrorists in the western province of Anbar.
At least 2,000 people, mostly Islamic State group (Daesh) terrorists, have been killed in Syria by a US-led air campaign in the past seven months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday, according to AFP.
The government will discuss opening an alternative maritime export route due to the closure of the Nasib crossing with Syria.
Militants blew up an ancient mosque in an ancient mosque in Libya's capital Tripoli, witnesses have said.
Visitors to major public parks in Dubai need no longer get disappointed if they do not have enough charge or data in their smartphones or tablets, as the 'Smart Palm' project has just been launched.
A car bomb has gone off near the Iraqi city of Balad, killing at least eight people and injuring 16 others, authorities say.
The second edition of the Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) will take place at VOX Cinemas across the UAE from 23rd April, 2015 to 2nd May, 2015.
While ISIL (Daesh) may be making gains in Syria, the tides of battle are shifting against them in Iraq.
Friday night's funnest and fittest attraction in Dubai will be the UK's Danny Howard at the decks of the inaugural DXBeach festival.
While away on her honeymoon, Egyptian artist Mai Kassab's former producer pressed charges against her for assault.
Holy cow! Rola Saad milks a cow in sexy clothes behind the scenes of her new music video. (Image: Facebook)
A new division of Daesh (ISIS) that calls itself the 'Green Brigade' has claimed a bombing in Yemen, AFP has reported.
Lebanese-Mexican Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is heading to Lebanon in April for the premiere of her new film "The Prophet."
A Libyan television journalist has been killed in Benghazi, AFP has reported. He was killed by a gunshot to the head.
UAE nationals have the “most powerful” passport in the Arab world as they enjoy the widest range of visa-free entry compared to their peers.
A “Sharia compliant” sex shop is reportedly set to open in Mecca selling halal products and toys.
Afghan women wait to get amulets from religious healer Juma Khan at his home in the Surkh Rood district, of Nangarhar province.
Afghan women wait to get amulets from religious healer Juma Khan at his home in the Surkh Rood district, of Nangarhar province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
Saudi Arabia and its allies have launched a round of new airstrikes on Yemen, AFP reported on Thursday.
Daesh militants have reportedly used chlorine gas during attacks in Iraq's Anbar province, officials have said.
The UN Secretary-General has expressed concern over the renewal of Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen.
Turkey recalled its ambassador to Austria hours after the Austrian Parliament described the Armenian massacre as "genocide" Wednesday.
Jordanian universities can now offer online bachelor’s programmes under a decision announced by the Higher Education Council on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia has reduced contractual crude supplies to some customers in Japan and South Korea since March by trimming the volumes of oil loaded.
The business world is now exploring how it can take advantage of the new possibilities provided by wearable technology.
A Saudi prince has promised to give a free Bentley to every pilot involved in the Yemen airstrikes.
The archeological crisis in Iraq; persecution of Sudanese human rights activists; and the question of whether Egyptian women truly want equality.
Michelle Keegan jets off to Dubai with a group of friends for her hen weekend.
A forensic report released Wednesday said Umarali Kuvatov was poisoned before he was shot dead in March.