February 2, 2016
Photographs of shops in Saudi Arabia with notices telling women they cannot enter, and instead should send in their driver, have caused a stir on social media.
Every day we hear news of hardships and dire conditions suffered by tens of thousands of besieged Syrians.
The BDS movement in Jordan shared its criticism of the gas deal on Twitter, directing questions at officials.
Falling oil prices may teach Saudi students planning to study abroad a hard lesson.
The international charity released an analysis on Monday which revealed how many rich nations are giving much less than their fair share to the humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis.
Lebanon's position near the bottom of the Arab Advisors Group’s Cellular Competition Intensity Index remains unchanged from last year.
Users of the vacation rental service list their settlement homes as if they were in Israel proper.
Israeli forces demolished two Palestinian homes, claiming they were built without the appropriate permits. Both were built by families of seven and eight, who planned to move in on Tuesday.
The latest Global Islamic Economy Report indicates that the growing halal industry could be worth $3.7 trillion by 2019 with 10.8 percent annual rise in spending.
Directed by Mai Masri, the Palestinian film 3000 Nights will close the European Film Festival, which runs in Beirut until 6 February.
Analysts from Goldman Sachs cast doubt on the likelihood of harmonized reduction in oil production, despite a campaign from OPEC member Venezuela.
The group performed at an event titled "My Environment, My Responsibility".
Amal and George Clooney were inseparable at the LA premiere of his new film Hail, Caesar!
The king told the BBC that the enormous pressure on Jordan’s infrastructure, economy and social services is causing problems for the nation.
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has signed with UTA and Anonymous Content.
Believe it or not, 7 percent of Muslims polled said they would vote for Donald Trump.
After killing Ahmad Sukkari, father of four, the Israeli government has instructed the demolition of the deceased's family home.
Dubai International Airport first overtook London Heathrow in 2014 as the world' busiest airport in terms of international passengers numbers.
Military commander commented on Saudi Arabia remaining stuck in a static war while the kingdom enforces a blockade on Yemen.
A denial was issued following a report by German media outlets that Ankara asked the EU for an additional 2 billion euros in aid.
The mega-library will have more than 4.5 million titles and will open in Al Jaddaf area of the emirate in 2017.
The majority of cases are still under investigation, with no set prison sentences.
At least 20 fighters were killed in the air attack that took place in Achin district on Monday afternoon.
The cruise will take between seven and ten days, and plans to launch later this year by Khedri Jahan Darya Company.
Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland said the battle against the militant group in Syria would be much more complex.
Masterchef Australia's celebrity chefs George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan will head to the Dubai Food Festival in February.
Egypt President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi made the comments following speculation that cartoonist Islam Gawish had been arrested for mocking the former army chief.
The two Australian women wore conservative Muslim dress to a health industry exhibition.
‘Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival’ is coming to Dubai in April.
Ban Ki-moon urged Israeli authorities to stop "lashing out at every well-intentioned critic."
HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council of Youth and Sports (SCYS), President of Bahrain Athletics Association (BAA)...
Gianni Infantino unveiled a plan of action on Monday for his first 90 days if he's elected FIFA president.
February 1, 2016
Ahmed Galal, a young Egyptian man, was found dead on Sunday after having been reported missing for two weeks.
By the 2020 Olympics (in Tokyo), women shooters will be seen competing against men. The previous instance was during the 1992 Barcelona Games...
Djokovic looks forward to shopping not just at Dubai’s malls, but for another Duty Free title too
The trip comes as opposing factions in Syria’s five-year conflict gather in Geneva for UN-brokered talks.
The UN official said starvation of people in besieged cities and towns in Syria should not also be ignored.
The popular cartoonist was released after being detained for a day.
@AJEnglish: Afghan boy in Messi bag shirt excited about meeting Barcelona's football star http://aje.io/eq9k
UN report said that the Saudi-led coalition targeted civilians and documented 119 raids that may violate international law.
After all, the Scots are known for their bravery.
A Turkish photographer and policemen react to Syrian refugees who continue to wash up on their shores
Thoughts and photos of the latest capsized refugee boat off Canakkale; US sides with Turkey and leaves Syrian Kurds out of Geneva III talks; Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan spreading her beautiful music around the world from Paris; And a Palestinian's recollection of his childhood encounters with Jews.
Egypt's constitutional court is currently looking into another lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the controversial law.
Doha has won its bid to host the 2023 FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships. Following final presentations in Budapest...
Ahmed al-Harbi was found guilty of stabbing and shooting fellow Saudi national Fahed al-Balawi in a dispute.
The detained suspect was accused of endangering the lives of citizens and the unintentional injury and killing of others.
The suspects include directors, technicians, project leaders, and at least ten from the public sector.
February 1 marks World Hijab Day, and while many women across the world have taken to social media to celebrate, others have taken the opportunity to voice their criticism.
Reports of additional Russian airstrikes on Aleppo said four people have been killed and a further 60 have been injured.
After false reports of Sierra Leone agreeing to import Lebanon's trash, Russia is the latest country to deny that they would accept the waste.
With the help of Japanese firm JGC, Banagas plans on expanding its business.
A bourse for the trading of the region's agricultural commodities will be launched as part of Egypt's plans to be a hub for grain exchange.
Tunisia is launching a new program to engage youth across the country.
After months of negotiation, Saudi Telecom ups it stakes in Viva.
A Taliban statement claimed more than 40 police officers were killed or injured in the attack.
The consortium includes Chinese and European partners and will includes plans to build the $1.6B Royal Atlantis Hotel and $386M Palm Gateway project.
On the fifth anniversary since the January 25 Revolution, many reflect on what's left and what went wrong.
A better work-life balance helps to keep stress levels in check, but certain professions put on the pressure. Make sure your interests and disposition are well matched.
Al-Qaeda has claimed a popular commercial city in Yemn.
Arab Cinema Centre attends International Film Festival Rotterdam.
The man arrested reportedly told the victim to be patient and promised to drive him to the hospital while filming him for 44 seconds. He then posted the video online.
From black-tie to casual, what to wear to your next party invitation; A rare video of high-lining in Lebanon; Delicious looking Austrian cut-out cookies using hazelnuts; And the best makeup products of the month.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld shares his experiences from his recent comedy tour in Israel.
A fresh flow of regime fled Syria as the Assad regime pounded the Turkmen region with attacks.
Israel will only let people with Ramallah IDs enter, and no one can leave the city.
A suicide bombing left no casualties but injured eight civilians. The bombing took place in the Gilan district centre at noon on Monday.
Maya Diab's daughter Kay looks all grown up! (Albawaba Arabic)
Def Jam founder Russell Simmons and Rabbi Marc Schneier talk Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and why Trump won’t be winning in the US Presidential campaign.
Residents of the besieged Syrian town are still dying of hunger despite the arrival of a UN aid convoy last month.
Weeding out a few misconceptions about money management.
Trust, personal opinions, and personal space in relationships all get eroded by overusing social networks.
'Celebrity Duets' concluded with Tony Issa winning this week.
The rocket was fired on the Saudi Arabian border regions from Yemen. It hit a family home killing one child and injuring the rest of the child's family.
Abu Dhabi will host its first-ever Kite Festival on February 19.
Allegations from Afghanistan of abuse and killings may lead to investigations into the British army.
The Nobel laureate hopes she can persuade world leaders to pledge the money to provide schools, teachers and books to the children in need.
After sharing Messi's personal details online in a Snapchat of the football player's passport, the UAE officer has been jailed for one month.
After multiple attacks on civilians in Damascus, the Syrian opposition is threatening a boycott.
Nancy Ajram and Anabella Hilal are friends again!
Palestinian shot after penetrating security fence, threatening soldiers with knife.
Yemeni-Emirati singer Balqees talks about her role in empowering women in the Middle East.
Saudi, Turkey share the same views towards Syrian conflict
Sean Paul will set the stage alight on February 4 at the opening ceremony of HBL Pakistan Super League.
Bahraini police fired birdshot and tear gas onto protesters near the capital.
Demand for quality home care is outstripping supply in the GCC due to factors such as demographics, over-capacity in public facilities, and high numbers of chronic lifestyle ailment sufferers.
Higher security-related costs such as insurance premiums and higher fuel consumption present major challenges for airlines flying over the region.
Even though sanctions against Iran have been lifted, Iran vowed to promote a self sufficient economy.
He's got 99 problems but a birch ain't one. Or is it? The Tree-man is preparing to undergo surgery to remove the aggressive growths from his body.
Islam Gawish, popular cartoonist, was arrested at his place of work, after publishing an anti-regime cartoon.
The forward has been criticised for his performances this season, but his coach praised him for responding on the pitch
The UAE is taking part through four clubs in the 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament, Sharjah 2016 (AWST), which will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, the wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, in Sharjah from February 2nd to 12th.
January 31, 2016
France has given Israel an ultimatum that should peace efforts collapse, the country would recognize a Palestinian state.
Kerry addressed all sides of the Syrian war, urging them to take the opportunity to come to an agreement, otherwise Syria will end up completely destroyed.
Explosions in North Sinai killed two and injured two others according to security sources.
Players from Egypt’s national handball team will each receive awards worth LE20,000 after winning the 22nd African Cup Saturday, Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz has said.
NGOs want doctor released after 15-day jail extension in Egypt for allegedly inciting anniversary riots.
Egyptian courts add 15-day extension to doctor's sentence while they investigate his part in Egyptian riots.
H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs...
The men were charged with inviting support for a banned organization.
The Iraqi government announced that it could only fund up to 43 percent of the humanitarian needs from its budget.
"The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has appointed Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) as the design consultant for the 2022 FIFA World Cup's eighth proposed host venue, which will be located in Al Thumama."