July 26, 2014
Israel's ongoing assault on the Gaza strip is only strengthening Hamas; Twenty years after Rwanda, the US is still reticent to use the G word amid civilian massacres; Israel, Gaza and the US are strangely similar to Russia, Ukraine, and a downed airliner; For Israelis and Palestinians Peace Must Not Be The Last Casualty.
Latest figures show the death toll from the ongoing Israel’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip has exceeded 1,000 as more bodies are recovered from the rubble.
Police said Saturday that they uncovered six drug trafficking networks specialized in smuggling Captagon pills abroad, arresting seven persons involved.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter reportedly had a meeting with Qatar's emir to discuss the improvement of the rights of migrant workers in the 2022 World Cup host nation.
Zbigniew Brzezinski’ strong criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza indicates a “fundamental change in policy” by the US government
The United Nations said on Saturday that its experts had located the second black box from the Air Algerie flight that crashed in the West African country of Mali earlier this week.
As if struck by an earthquake, vast swathes of the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shujaiyya have been reduced to rubble, with unknown numbers of burnt and decaying bodies buried below.
A large number of Palestinian mourners have held a funeral ceremony for nine Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank.
Entering the transfer season, rumors were that Torres was linked to a move to clubs like Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Inter Milan, and Juventus.
A large percentage of Saudis support the idea of women driving their cars. You ask people around, whether in your community or family, and you will see that the majority of them are for allowing women to drive.
For several years, Maha Abbas, a female medical student, has avoided going to central Cairo at national festivities when mass sexual harassment usually peaks.
Health Minister Wael Abou Faour revealed that discussions are underway over extending the term of parliament for a second time, reported An Nahar daily on Saturday.
French soldiers standing by the wreckage of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 which crashed in Mali's Gossi regio
French soldiers standing by the wreckage of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 which crashed in Mali's Gossi regio
After three weeks of Israel’s bloody war on Gaza mainly under the pretext of alleged abduction of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas, the Israeli police have acknowledged that the kidnappers were not acting under the orders of the resistance movement.
Minutes before a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire went into effect in Gaza on Saturday morning, an Israeli airstrike left at least 20 members of a Palestinian family dead in Khan Younis refugee camp.
Israel, reputedly the only democracy in the Middle East, is willing to arrest its own citizens for communicating on the Internet.
July 25, 2014
Hamas and Israel announced late Friday a 12-hour ceasefire to take place beginning Saturday morning, as the day's death toll in the Israeli assault on Gaza topped 65 amid an intense sunset barrage that killed at least 14.
After surviving a near fatal accident, Formula One star Michael Schumacher is now showing signs of revival. A report has revealed that he is now communicating with his family members by fluttering his eyelashes.
In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.
Diplomatic-security cabinet "flatly rejects" American proposals for a week-long humanitarian halt to fighting, seeks changes to terms.
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday vowed "all means of support" to the Palestinian resistance in its battle with Israel, saying the latter had failed miserably in the 18-day conflict in Gaza.
The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility on Friday for killing "at least" 10 Israeli soldiers after targeting an Israeli infantry unit with explosives in eastern Beit Hanoun.
Five Palestinians were killed yesterday as clashes intensified in the West Bank in solidarity with Palestinians under Israeli bombardment in the Gaza Strip, while activists asserted that a new uprising against Israeli occupation is taking shape.
The legendary Blues striker left Stamford Bridge two years ago after celebrating Champions League glory, but has been lured back by Jose Mourinho
Pro-Palestinian protesters stormed a pitch where Israeli football team Maccabi Haifa was playing against French Lille football club in Austria when, the Daily Mail reported on Thursday.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Steven Gerrard is set to extend his contract in a few weeks. The Liverpool captain is out of contract in 11 months.
The Israeli army said on Friday that one of its soldiers had been killed in Gaza earlier in the day, bringing the total number of soldiers killed to 33.
Clashes broke out in East Jerusalem as Israeli police barred Palestinian men under 50 from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday, the last Friday of Ramadan, a day the holy site is typically packed with worshipers.
A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces late Thursday as over 20,000 marched from a Ramallah-area refugee camp toward Jerusalem in protest against Israel's Gaza offensive, a Ma'an reporter at the scene said.
Unknown assailants fired Katyusha rockets towards Israel in the early hours of Friday morning from the south of Lebanon, according to the National News Agency.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara would push for Israel to be tried at an international criminal court if it continues its deadly aggression against the Gaza Strip.
The death toll from more than two weeks of Israel’s relentless attacks on the Gaza Strip has reached 805.
Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti (R) presents Italian Major General Paolo Serra
Tel Aviv has banned a radio clip by the Israeli B’Tselem human rights organization about the killing of Palestinian children by Israeli forces in the besieged Gaza Strip.
July 24, 2014
The Chile international admits his future is still unclear, but dismissed the possibility of moving to Old Trafford
Two US-led forces are killed in southern Afghanistan, raising the death toll of foreign troops in Afghanistan to 3,460.
Peres gives final speech as president before Rivilin's swearing in; mayors from South attend ceremony; customary cocktail party was canceled, out of sensitivity to the security situation.
A United Nations representative has claimed the Islamic State has ordered all girls and women in and around Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM), but i100 understands the story to be false.
The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Thursday that they had killed eight Israeli soldiers in northeastern Gaza City in what was potentially the deadliest attack on the military since the ground invasion began last week.
A spokesman for the UN's Palestine refugee agency UNRWA in Gaza Adnan Abu Hasana said on Thursday that they had received no warning before Israeli forces shelled a Beit Hanoun school that was serving as a shelter earlier in the afternoon.
The 36-year-old joins former Barcelona star David Villa at the MLS club after signing a deal worth €113,000 a week
The world’s top two tennis players, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, have confirmed they will return to Abu Dhabi for the season-opening Mubadala World Tennis Championships from January 1 to 3, 2015.
Inter are reportedly expected to complete the signature of Manchester United and Mexico striker Javier Hernandez within a week.
Good news in time for Eid! Dubai International's passenger traffic has already topped expectations and is up by 6.2 percent in the first half of 2014.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein supervised the dispatch of a humanitarian assistance convoy carrying food and medical supplies for Gaza on Wednesday.
The missing Air Algerie plane has crashed in Niger.
The UAE's largest bank, Emirates NBD, reported a net profit growth of 30 percent for the first half of the year.
Israeli reservist soldiers create petition refusing to serve; Iraqi minorities face unprecedented discrimination; Returning home is the only real solution to he plight of the Palestinians.
Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale feels that the club's 71 million pounds latest acquisition of James Rodriguez has underlined La Liga's status as the best football league in the world.
Nawal al Zoghbi is carefully selecting her upcoming single in time for Eid!
U.S. legislation to increase financial sanctions on any organization funding or channeling money to Hezbollah won't have any impact on Lebanon's banking sector, according to a report. A sigh of relief?
Saudi Arabia's decision to open its stock market to the outside world was a good choice and already garnered strong support across the MENA region.
Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and stun grenades at demonstrators protesting the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
Major retailer Majid Al Futtaim reported a 14 percent increase in revenue for the first half of the year, compared to 2013.
Theeb, a Jordanian feature film, has been selected for the Orizzonti Competition section of the Venice International Film Festival.
Algeria's national airline says it has lost contact with a passenger plane carrying 116 people.
Kuwait's largest privately owned investment company said it was on track to meet the target of a double-digit rise in revenue this year.
Low-cost airline flydubai announced a direct route to India's Mumbai, starting in late October. The carrier will also increase its flights to Delhi to five weekly.
The U.N. aid agency reported that three of its workers were killed by incoming fire in Gaza.
Ehab Tawfik's luxurious villa has been robbed and he's not happy with the court's verdict!
Israel slammed the UN's recent decision to investigate Israeli war crimes against Palestinians in Gaza.
The Tourism Ministry said Tuesday the number of Arab tourists increased by 90 percent in June, compared with the previous year.
Brazil has recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv over Israel's Gaza offensive.
Three Lebanese football referees were jailed for match fixing after falling prey to a penchant for "tall Asian girls" and a wealthy Singaporean businessman who used an alias name and YouTube videos to teach match fixing.
OPEC member countries exported 4.5 mb/d of petroleum products in 2013, with the largest share devoted to Asian and Pacific countries (3.1 mb/d or 68.5 percent)
A Turkish hacking group hacked the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia homepage, posting a pro-Palestinian message.
A shooting and bombing attack on a bus carrying prisoners to Baghdad left 51 prisoners and nine policeman dead.
Egyptian singer Khaled Selim is on the hunt for the Kuwaiti man he'd once met at Kuwait International Airport!
The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has climbed to over 700.
Saudi Arabia will emerge as the world's seventh largest capital market by by 2030 according to a recent report.
The launch of mega projects and renewed investor confidence have boosted real estate transactions in Dubai to Dh113 billion for the first half of the year
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel with no ceasefire to end Israel's Gaza offensive.
Consumer electronics giant Apple expects revenues to be flat in the fiscal fourth quarter ending September and predicts revenue to be between $37 billion and $40 billion.
General cargo moving through Abu Dhabi’s commercial ports increased by 37 per cent this year.
Is the Palestinian Authority too weak, particularly in the face of current atrocities in Gaza, to have the support of the people?
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.
Lebanese Army Corporal Atef Mohammed Saadeddine released a YouTube video on Wednesday which stated that he had defected to the al-Nusra Front and criticized the military as a Hezbollah tool.
Libya's General National Congress is ready to hand over legislative power to a newly-elected parliament in August.
Bolivia's Bolivar supporters hold a placard reading "Stop the killing in Gaza"
The main Kurdish blocs in Iraqi parliament have agreed on the candidacy of Fuad Masum for the next president of Iraq.
Speaking in exile from Doha, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal remained defiant that Hamas would not accept a truce unless it included terms to end the blockade on Gaza.
The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that Hamas possesses rockets than can reach Ben Gurion airport.
A man in Saudi Arabia was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison and 450 lashes for using his Twitter account to find gay men.
July 23, 2014
The 29-year-old wants his international team-mate to join him at the Emirates Stadium, with the Gunners battling with Chelsea for the Real Madrid midfielder's signature
The UN human rights council will investigate Israel's actions in Gaza.
Thousands of Palestinians attended a mass funeral for a young protester killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank.
Fifty-six Palestinians died in Gaza on Wednesday alone.
Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said in a speech Wednesday that Egypt will open its borders with Gaza and send aid once both sides agree on a ceasefire.
The Islamic State has ordered shopkeepers in Iraq to put veils over the faces of their mannequins.
Lebanese troops surveyed the border with Syria to curb the infiltration of gunmen from Syria.
The Argentina superstar will headline the charity event in Rome to raise money for charity
the Iraqi parliament is meeting Wednesday to vote on a new president.
The Premier League champions have already signed three players this summer but the Chilean is not yet satisfied with his team, with Alvaro Negredo ruled out for up to three months
A British MP faces investigation after controversial tweets about Hamas and Israel.
British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton has started talks with his current team Mercedes for a bumper new three-year deal which is speculated to be worth close to 70 million pounds.
Two more Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza, raising the number of Israeli soldiers killed to 29.
Why the Palestinians should push for membership in the International Criminal Court; Gaza residents spend Ramadan constantly afraid of death as Israeli warplanes and drones roar overhead; The Arab World's Christian community faces a time of harsh persecution.
Massive Attack make Gaza statement using headline stage at Longitude Festival.