December 14, 2013
Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj has said that he never wants to leave the club and could play at Old Trafford for all his life.
As snow continued to blanket the Jordan Saturday, residents found themselves accompanied with an unlikely companion to help dig their cars out of layers of snow around the country's capital: King Abdullah II himself.
A Syrian rebel commander from the Suqur Al Sham brigades, reportedly froze to death Saturday.
Tunisian political parties held final talks Saturday to choose an interim leader to end the country's political deadlock.
One little baby boy literally froze to death and there seems to be no end soon in sight for those Syrians stuck in canvas tents across the region; more storm photos from Amman, and America explained by an Arab to other Arabs.
Viber is back and working in Saudi Arabia, but authorities says it is still banned in the Kingdom.
The Dutch striker, who will miss the next month with a thigh injury, is unconvinced by the training methods and tactics employed by his boss
Pro-Morsi rallies scheduled for this past Friday in Egypt's capital saw little turnout as cold temperatures and the country's first snowfall in 112 years kept protestors at home.
The Montenegro international has only started one Premier League match for Manuel Pellegrini's side but will not be allowed to leave the Etihad Stadium as he nears full fitness
A Saudi teacher has been accused of throwing sulfuric acid on one of his students.
Four thousand people were evacuated Saturday in Gaza by the territory's rescue service due to severe flooding.
Syrian opposition brigade wants imprisoned female activists released in exchange for nuns, says rebel group
Syrian activists told reporters Saturday that the Syrian government is still under negotiation with rebels to ensure the release of Greek Orthodox nuns that were kidnapped last week.
The White House announced to Congress this weekend that 1,500 US troops in Jordan will remain in the Kingdom due to the regional security situation.
Bombings and shootings in Iraq's capital left six dead Saturday.
Interim President Adly Mansour announced Saturday that Egypt will hold its national referendum on the new draft of the constitution Jan. 14-15.
Not sure what to do for New Year's Eve? If Nawal's music is your thing, make your way to the Kurdistan city of Irbil on December 31st!
There are no initiatives at DIFF promoting filmmaking by women, but 40% of films this year were those created by females filmmakers!
The European authorities have drafted an 11-point plan to eradicate the threat posed by match-fixing, an issue the body has described as a "top priority" for them
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been named the top trending football topic of 2013, according to reports.
December 13, 2013
A massive clash of attacking forces will meet this Saturday, as Manchester City play hosts to table toppers Arsenal.
This Sunday, Manchester United will travel to Villa Park to play 11th place Aston Villa. United finds itself 9th in the table with just three...
David Moyes has confirmed the Netherlands international will be sidelined until the New Year after picking up an injury in the process of taking a corner against Shakhtar Donetsk
A bruising winter storm brought severe weather to the Middle East Thursday, forcing the closure of roads and schools and blanketing already miserable Syrian refugee camps with snow and ice.
Some areas are having fun with all of this snowfall, others are fed up already and for all the refugees or those still stuck in Syria, these icy blasts have blocked aid, destroyed shelters and presented them with another side of their 'living hell'.
Palestinian official unhappy with NBC filming new drama series "Dig" in Jerusalem.
Due to a conflict in scheduling with the Rolling Stones concert in Abu Dhabi, the Carlos Santana night at the Dubai Jazz Festival has switched to Thursday, February 20 from Friday February 21.
Spain's record goalscorer revealed that Arsenal were interested in securing his services while he was still at Barcelona, but has expressed his happiness at Atletico's progress
The remaining teams will learn their last-16 fate in Nyon on Monday, so Goal gives you the run-down on what to expect from what promises to be an intriguing event
Since his initial arrival in Paris from Palermo, 24-year-old Argentine attacking midfielder, Javier Pastore had been believed opposed to any type of move that would see him leave the Parisian side.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has topped the latest rich list of English-born Premier League stars.
December 12, 2013
Apparently 'Taco Day' or 'Falafel Fridays' just don't do enough to address the inherent power relations between racial groups; the 2014 Golden Globe Nominations are here; Al Arabiya ruins Obama's selfie; and Ahmadis get no respect in Pakistan.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said Sunday that while Israel enjoys rapid economic growth and low unemployment it has the worst poverty of the group's 35 member states.
Egyptian riot police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters demonstrating near the headquarters of the ministry of defense in Cairo on Thursday, Reuters cited security sources as saying.
Qatar 2022 general secretary Hassan Al Thawadi has refused to set a deadline for the country to improve the rights of its migrant workers.
Israel does control the US economy afterall? The Bank of Israel's former governor is about to lead the US Fed
Fischer, 70, stepped down as Governor of the Bank of Israel in June, midway through his second term. He holds dual Israeli and US citizenship.
UAE is exploring ways to enhance its economic relationship with India, according to the UAE's foreign minister.
Saudi Arabia's medical device industry, already valued at $1.1 billion, is expected to reach $1.6 billion by 2018.
The Blues could be drawn against Gala in the knockout stages and the Portuguese would welcome "King Didier" back to west London with open arms
Can job growth and expanded employment opportunities serve as the solution to various crises throughout the Middle East?
U.S. spokesperson Jen Psaki said that Washington is keeping a close eye on Egypt's domestic politics, and has been following the trials of Muslim Brotherhood leaders with keen interest.
English footballer Wayne Rooney has reportedly rejected Manchester United's latest attempts to open talks over a new contract .
Forget about Christmas! The Scrabble championship is heading to Dubai for what promises to be a word-tastic festive season.
No, no, Syrian actress Qamar Khalaf is not an official member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but she has signed up for a role in the second TV drama "Al Ikhwah” (The Brotherhood).
Digital advertising in the Arab World is set to become a quarter of the total market, but companies in the Middle East still have a long way to go with their online presence, says Google.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrives in Israel today on his 70th birthday, is dooming the potential success of the peace talks by siding with Israel, according to Palestinian sources.
It's a little early in the day to be thinking of the Muslim holy month... But, if you've missed the fabulous Egyptian actress Wafa Amer, then you're in for a treat! She's back next Ramadan in yet another brilliant production.
Iraq has signed a $1.1 billion deal with South Korea to purchase 24 multi-role light fighters
The Saudi Arabian-backed Syrian opposition has been waging wars against Assad's regime in Damascus - but isn't making any gains.
US senators are planning to introduce legislation that imposes new sanction on Iran as soon as this week.
After mourning the death of his wife last week, Shaaban Abdel Rahim is back at the studio with a new political song.
Gamers can get the PlayStation 4 Console as key retailers are holding launches at their stores across the UAE on Thursday at 11pm.
In the MENA region perhaps more than anywhere else the world, women need to stand up for each other and these five are setting the bar for activism; with all of this negotiating, where do Jihadis go? and roll on that oily goodness!
Only family, close friends, and Fast & Furious co-stars will attend the invite-only Paul Walker funeral
With filming in Abu Dhabi slowing down for Fast & Furious 7 slowing down, many of the film's stars will be attending the invite-only funeral for Paul Walker.
Arab Idol's Carmen Suleiman and the legendary Mohammad Abdo have collaborated together in her latest music video.
The value of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region jumped 76 per cent to $17.3 billion in the third quarter this year from $9.9 billion in the same 2012 period.
An explosion was reported outside of NATO headquarters in Kabul Thursday
While in the emirate, Martin Sheen sat down to share about about fatherhood and how the Syrian conflict has devastated him.
During a phonecall with Gazan Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow wants a "speedy" end to Israel's harsh blockade of Gaza.
Can't find a parking spot in Istanbul? Why not search for the nearest floating car garage? In Turkey's Istanbul, it may be the only way to find space for your vehicle in the congested city.
The UK has announced that it will provide an addition $40 million for Syrian refugees for "winter assistance" as the weather across the Middle East worsens.
Cairo and Alexandria put on a festive mood as Christmas quickly approaches, with holiday performances by many renowned soloists, choirs, and orchestras, plus The Nutcracker.
The second deputy vice-president of Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly, Larbi Ben Salah Abid, said Thursday that all political parties in Tunisia are awaiting the date of the next presidential and parliamentary elections, which is due to be before the end of 2014.
Two women were detained by police in Riyadh Wednesday for breaking the official ban on female driving.
For the fourth year in a row, the social network released a list of keywords and buzzwords that professionals use to describe themselves.
UN offices in Yemen's capital will be closed Thursday after news spread that a possible attack may happen near the international organizations' buildings in Sanaa.
Two residents of Tripoli's Jabal Mohsen district were shot as sectarian tension - largely fuelled by the nearby Syrian conflict - gripped the northern city.
Top Afghan army official Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq has spoken out against Hamid Karzai's reluctance to sign a long-term security pact with the U.S., claiming that the president is emboldening the Taliban.
English football's governing body has insisted match-fixing was not widespread.
A charity video featuring a host of film stars and musicians was released by UNICEF on Wednesday to highlight the plight of children caught up in the Syrian conflict.
Khaled Youssef has been feeling some celebrity heat these days for his political stances, but fellow Egyptian Elham Shahin assures she's not a part of the drama.
Emaar Properties is unveiling a stylish and cosmopolitan lifestyle choice in urban living with the launch of Vida Residence, The Hills in the heart of Dubai.
The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has set up a task force on the return of the country’s assets blocked by the U.S., IRNA quoted a CBI official as saying on Wednesday.
December 11, 2013
The last 16 teams left in the Champions League this season are now known ahead of Monday's knockout stage draw in Nyon.
With its new property regulation laws, Dubai's government might be sticking its nose in your holidays
With the expo 2020 lined up, there is not such option as "going cheap" with accommodation when making a trip to Dubai.
On the second day of the Riyadh Economic Forum (REF) on Tuesday, three major initiatives were proposed to make the Saudization drive a great success as well as to overcome the hurdles in this regard.
Syria regime accuses Gulf countries, notably Saudi Arabia, of contributing in large part to killing of Syrians and destruction of their country.
UAE telecoms operators have dropped BlackBerry’s new social media service, BBM Channels, just two weeks after it was launched.
Marriott International is planning to operate 10,000 rooms in Dubai, four times its current number, in time for Expo 2020.
A new report says the number of foreign militants fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is now above 5,000.
A court in Bahrain has sentenced 12 anti-regime protesters to prison for allegedly attacking a car warehouse as the Al Khalifa regime steps up its crackdown on dissent.
Napoli have a tough test ahead of them on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League as they host Arsenal in a match that could define much of the rest of their season.
Chelsea sit at the top of Group E with nine points and have the chance to get the final three they need to ensure that they take a favorable place in the last sixteen of the UEFA Champions League.
Judges walked out of the trial of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood chief and his deputies Wednesday following chaos in the courtoom.
The London rivals are set to be locked in a battle to capture the 17-year-old Barca B forward, who is expected to leave the Catalan giants after rejecting new terms
Controversial actress Rania Youssef has revealed quite a bit about her hubby's identity and what makes her look so fabulous.
In honor of the anniversary of the shoe-thrower that struck (and missed) George W Bush in 2008, we bring you some classic shoe-throwing footwear-fodder and incidents of shoe-crimes through recent times in and out of the Middle East.
Doing what they did with the pharaoh's artefacts? UK stalling the return of Mubarak's frozen assets to the Egyptian people
UK officials warn it is not a straight forward process and the repatriation of the stolen monies could take years.
The company also plans to invest in other fashion retail businesses and is hoping to create employment opportunities for around 1800 to 2000 people.
It was last year that the first realty fund was launched and generated 35 per cent to investors when it was liquidated at the end of 2012.
Singer-turned-actress Haifa Wehbe is starring in a new film which requires her to deliver a sensitive rape scene. Will she be able to ace it?
Carole Samaha and Elissa have worked together closely on the judging panel of X Factor Arabia, but the two haven't been seen together in quite some time. Carole claims it has nothing to do with being at odds.
The ex-Chelsea manager has great respect for the Frenchman as he prepares to pit his Napoli side against the Gunners in an all-important final Champions League group-stage game
Fifi Abdo has the skills to dance and set up a business too! The belly dancing legend is launching her own TV channel soon! Tune in and oggle!
Riyadh's Special Criminal Court sentenced and convicted a man who allegedly plotted to assassinate KSA's Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh to 16 years in jail.
The Gulf Cooperation Council's two-day summit in Kuwait ended Wednesday with leaders of the council condemning Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and calling for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the conflict.
You better do your homework, kids, or else you will be eating animal feed for lunch in this Egyptian school
You better do your homework, kids, or else you will be eating animal feed for lunch?! For students in this Egyptian school, this is actually the case.
Barcelona will make a decision in January on whether to expand their Nou Camp stadium or move to a new location, according to reports.
After several years of resistance, Jordan finally agrees to join the world with Daylight Savings Time.
With rising demand for power in KSA, the Gulf country is building the largest electrical supply expansion in the Middle East.
Arab Idol judge and kids' fave Nancy Ajram and Arabs Got Talent’s Ali Jaber will judge the finals of KidsTalent in Abu Dhabi.