August 25, 2014
17 Grand Slam title holder Roger Federer is looking forward to mark the 10th anniversary of his first US Open title with a sixth triumph in New York and become the oldest Grand Slam champion in more than 40 years.
The Syrian government said it is ready to cooperate with international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the region.
Dubai's Specialist Services won a contract from Petrofac to build local equipment and control rooms for its Island Surface Facilities Project.
Shi'ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia are enmeshed in a struggle for influence across the Middle East and back opposing sides in conflicts across the region.
More than just talkin' the talk! Khaled Youssef walks the walk and elects himself in the Egyptian Parliamentary elections
Director Khaled Youssef is officially running in the upcoming Egyptian Parliamentary elections!
They say it's a sign of good hospitality when you offer visitors a cup of coffee! Saudi Arabia is the largest coffee consuming country in the world with an industry worth $267 million.
The context of the Middle Eastern debt market, bank lending has been a dominant component. The debt issuances, to date have been dominated by the banks and the government related entities (GREs).
The UAE will soon set up centers to counsel and rehabilitate people who may be lured into joining terror organizations.
Some say the sister swap between friends is just a cheap way to get married in Yemen. This blog counters that the accountability produces better marriages; the six franchises Beirut needs; a Muslim campaign against ISIS; and Toronto becomes Gaza.
As the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival approaches, one Egyptian film has granted a place to get screened at the festival!
Israeli military sources say Egypt could announce a one-month ceasefire agreement in Gaza on Monday after mediators made significant progress, Israeli news site Walla reported.
The Iranian Foreign Minister, the President and even the Ayatollah are regular wizards on the Twittersphere, yet it is still heavily regulated in Iran; is the Gulf Cooperation Council an oxymoron? No ISIS on Twiiter; and wandering thoughts during meetings.
Hacktivists from the Anonymous group have attacked key Israeli websites in retaliation to Tel Aviv’s current offensive against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Egyptian actor Abdel Mohsen Selim has passed away at the age of 70.
World Bank figures showed a decrease in the cost of sending remittances for the U.S. to Lebanon at 10.19 percent in Q2.
Hollywood starlet Salma Hayek is enraged with Amy Samir Ghanem's latest TV drama showmakers for stealing her hit US TV series "Ugly Betty's" ideas to use in Amy's show!
The Iraqi government has called for international support to fight ISIS militants in Iraq.
Abu Dhabi's leading property development company, Aldar Properties, secured a bulk deal to lease 607 apartments to hospital employees working for a medical clinic.
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has joined forces with the Economist Intelligence Unit to check out Sub-Saharan Africa for potential for investment.
A recent opinion poll reveals that the majority of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip are against the disarmament of Palestinian resistance groups.
At least two Palestinians have been killed in fresh Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, as the regime’s army keeps pounding the besieged coastal strip.
Bahrain will overhaul trade laws to increase foreign investment and clean up dispute settlement processes, according to a cabinet meeting hosted by Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday that they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli.
The Middle East Bucket List Now Includes...The Ice Bucket Challenge?
Dubai's hotel industry welcomed over 5.8 million tourists in the first half of the year with revenues reaching £3.18 billion, up by 10.9 percent.
Kidnapped journalist Peter Curtis was handed over to UN officials Sunday in Syria.
Breezing through Gatwick, the five smiling Britons boarding a Thomas Cook flight to join the Islamic State jihad in Syria.
Rival protests have been staged in Sana'a.
Facilities Management (FM) services contracts in the UAE could be valued at approximately AED20 billion per annum by next year, according to G4S, a leading global security and outsourcing group in UAE.
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways welcomed a review process by Switzerland's Federal Office of Civil Aviation regarding a deal to buy 33.3 percent of Swiss carrier, Darwin Airline.
More than 300 Holocaust survivors and their descendants have condemned what they described as Israel’s 'genocide of Palestinian people' in an advert in the New York Times.
Saudi Arabia continued to be Dubai’s primary source market as more than 5.8 million tourists stayed in Dubai hotels during the first half of 2014.
The Colombia international is being heavily linked with both Juventus and AC Milan - but the striker says that, contrary to reports, he has no desire to depart the principality
The UAE and India are expected to enhance their co-operation in the field of renewable energy and sustainability.
Iraqi government forces have countered a massive attack by ISIS on the country's largest oil refinery.
A policeman in Kuwait pulled over a car when someone reported an ISIS flag being waved from a car window. Turns out it was just a woman's abaya!
Where al-Qaeda asked you to hide amongst your enemies, IS asks you to come and join your friends.
August 24, 2014
In one fell swoop, the IDF levelled an entire 12 story residential tower in their search for Hamas militants, leaving almost fifty families homeless; Lebanese soldiers held by ISIS now at greater risk of beheading; and Israelis want the siege over now.
The Argentine scored twice, while youngster Munir El Haddadi was also on target as the Catalans made light of the first-half dismissal of Javier Mascherano
A spike in the number of suspicious transactions related to money laundering and terrorism financing has been recorded in Bahrain in the first half of this year, a report said.
Survival of the fittest: Etihad reworking agreement on purchasing Darwin Airlines after Swiss objections
Foca said last week that the current agreement can lead to Etihad controlling Darwin and would be incompatible with statutory provisions.
The oil being sold by Isil ranges between $25 (Dh91.75) per barrel to $60 per barrel compared to the current market prices, which on Friday traded for about $102 for Brent crude.
Militants from the Islamic State have captured a major military base in Syria.
Juan Mata's opener was cancelled out by Jack Rodwell as the Red Devils again failed to register their first victory of the campaign
The British ambassador to the United States said the identity of the militant who beheaded James Foley is close to being known.
Video footage of seven Lebanese soldiers held captive by ISIS militants was released Sunday.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it shot down an Israeli drone over the Natanz nuclear zone.
With the charity initiative sweeping the world, Goal takes a look at the best videos from some of the biggest names in football
Hollywood stars sign petition in support of Israel. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Minnie Driver and Kelsey Grammer among celebrities who voiced their criticism against the 'singling out' of Israel during Gaza war.
The UN warned that ISIS militants could perpetrate another ethnic slaughter in the town of Amerli, Iraq.
It's on, it's off, it's on again, it's off again. The Arturo Vidal transfer saga this morning has taken another twist, with various major news outlets reporting that Mancheste United have launched a new bid for the Chilean, offering Juventus money and an undisclosed player.
A Moroccan worker walks next to a border fence being built near an Algerian military post along the Moroccan
A Moroccan worker walks next to a border fence being built near an Algerian military post along the Moroccan
News from Spain this morning suggests Alvaro Negredo could be in line for a return to La Liga. According to Superdeporte, the Manchester City striker, who is currently out injured at the moment, is being kept tabs on by Valencia.
The Old Trafford club have made a breakthrough in their pursuit of the Real Madrid winger, with negotiations set to continue on Sunday
ISIS fighters have retreated from an area north of Homs in Syria.
A flesh eating bacteria that killed three people off the coast of Florida in July could also be in UAE waters, doctors have warned. Might be a good time to wear a burkini!
The Lebanese Army went on full alert in Arsal Sunday after a militant-affiliated Arsal resident was killed Saturday night and irregular activity targeted the border region’s outskirts.
Talks between a government delegation and Shia Houthis have failed following the Houthis rejection of a draft proposal on forming a technocrat government.
Thinner screen, tougher requirements? Why Apple suppliers are truly struggling to supply enough screens for next month's iphone 6 lauch
Suppliers to Apple Inc. are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month’s expected launch,
Egyptian authorities denied bombing militant locations in Tripoli, according to a ministry statement. The Egyptian foreign ministry said it would be monitoring developments closely.
In June, a tanker carrying 1 million barrels of Kurdish oil sailed from Ceyhan that was delivered into Israel's Ashkelon port after first being transferred at sea to another vessel.
SAS in high-tech hunt for Jihadi John: 'Significant force' of elite UK troops on the ground as MI5 identify James Foley's sickening killer
Ceasefire attempts between Hamas and Israel are ongoing, Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said in a statement Sunday.
"It was in New York where it all merged: the Afro American Jazz and the Arabic music," writes 'Victor Argo' in a fascinating tale about Lebanese musician Tarek Yamani and his latest album.
A German who was kidnapped by Islamic State militants over a year ago has been freed Sunday, according to AFP.
A 12-story apartment building was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City Saturday, wounding dozens of Palestinians, many of them children.
Scarlett Johansson’s thriller “Lucy” debuted in first place at the box office in Lebanon last weekend. Did it have anything to do with her kiss with Amr Waked? Hmmm!
The clash of the bikini and the burka - French minister stresses national duty to wear a bikini to ward off the veil threat
A French MEP and former minister has created a storm in France by posting a picture of a veiled woman sitting on a beach and criticising it as an 'attack on our culture'.
A senior Yemeni army officer and three solders were killed in separate bomb attacks believed to be carried out by al-Qaeda militants, officials confirmed.
Rockets from Syria and Lebanon landed in the Golan Heights along with the Galilee overnight Saturday in separate attacks.
JS Kabylie striker Albert Ebosse was struck on the head by a stone after a 2-1 defeat to USM Alger and died on the way to the hospital
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will be making his home debut with Spurs after his summer signing Eric Dier was the difference maker in the first match of the season at the Boleyn Grounds against West Ham United.
Two Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes overnight Sunday and dozens more wounded as Israeli bombardment on the Gaza Strip continued for the 48th day, while rockets fired from Lebanon and Syria into Israel threatened to escalate the conflict.
Ann Summers new ISIS lingerie line will blow your heads off! British retailer gets a whipping for raunchy underwear label
British underwear and sex toys retailer Ann Summers has apologized after it shamelessly named a raunchy lingerie collection 'ISIS'.
One blogger says the reason children and present day ISIS members gravitate towards this ideology is poor upbringing and archaic world-views; Gaza is rubbles but still winning the war on social media; and Assad is not the real cause of ISIS surging.
UNRWA criticized the Israeli military for publishing allegations that Hamas fired rockets from a UN school in Gaza over the weekend.
While Haifa Wehbe accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, Nancy Ajram preferred to write a cheque instead!
Iraqi troops and Kurdish Peshmerga forces backed by US airstrikes have managed to secure the area near Iraq’s largest dam after retaking complete control of the strategic structure from ISIL militants, Press TV reports.
With the likelihood of more Brits joining extremist groups, borders surrounding Iraq and Syria have to be watched closely by the international community. It's the only way to stop ISIS.
Hamas officials backed Palestine's bid to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), heightening calls for Israeli war crimes to be investigated.
Schools in Gaza will remain closed as a result of the ongoing Israeli assault, preventing some 500,000 Palestinian children from attending the fall semester.
Hezbollah Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said Saturday that the Arab world must understand that ISIS threatens to destroy the world's impression of Islam.
Syrian refugees living undocumented in Lebanon will be given a grace period fro Aug. 21 to Dec. 31 to move back to Syria without facing residency violation fines.
Two young Lebanese have made their way on to the “35 innovators under 35” list issued by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to highlight the most promising inventors of the year.
“The Kurds are becoming more confident of their ability to export crude independently of Baghdad.”
The government is the reason behind the continued inability of the petroleum sector to repay dues to foreign partners in return for oil and gas received monthly, said an official at the Ministry of Petroleum
Recent security and economic concerns are pushing more and more Lebanese into depression, according to psychiatrists.
“Today, we are facing enormous challenges on more than one front, foremost of which are the economic challenges,” the King told the attendees, according to a Royal Court statement.
Putting the 'ease of doing business' index to test: all you need to know about setting up a business in Dubai
The UAE is one of the world’s easiest places to do business in, according to the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business report for 2014.
Sunderland opened their campaign with a hard fought draw against West Brom at the Hawthorns last weekend and manager Gus Poyet will be looking for a great home opener against Manchester United at the Stadium of Light.
August 23, 2014
Islamist extremist group Nusra Front released a video Saturday of captured Lebanese soldiers and ISF members pleading with Hezbollah to leave Syria to ensure their safe release.
The Germany international has suggested that he is likely to depart the Santiago Bernabeu but pointed out that anything could happen before August 31
Known as L Jinny or Lyricist Jinn, a former British rapper who left London for Syria last year is currently believed to be under investigation in relation to American journalist James Foley's beheading earlier this week.
Libyan Islamist militant group Fajr Libya announced Saturday its seizure of the Tripoli airport from rival nationalist militia groups.
The home side took a 2-0 lead into half-time, with Seamus Coleman and Steven Naismith on the scoresheet, but the Gunners hit back with two late goals to earn a point
Asia always seems to come up with some ingenious, impressive or outright weird inventions. The FingerNap may fit all three categories; the difficulty of being a Sunni in Lebanon; and some parents just don't understand parenting.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he is hiding none of his information from his teammate Nico Rosberg and wants the German at his best, so it becomes more painful for him to lose.
The Palestinian Authority on Saturday condemned the killings of more than 20 Palestinians charged with conspiring with Israel.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has said that he wants to run the motor racing sport for as long as he can after he paid 60 million pounds to end his three-month bribery trial.
The Spain international continued a fine start up front for the Blues while Didier Drogba came on to make his return to the club in a comfortable win at Stamford Bridge