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July 21, 2014

Leef is throwing a huge wedding party in Alexandria this month. (Image: Facebook)
14:06 GMT
Egyptian folk singer Abu al Leef is saying "I do" this month!
Classy Mcilroy takes stranglehold on race to Dubai
14:06 GMT
Rory McIlroy’s classy victory in the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club saw him take control of The Race to Dubai in assured fashion.
Star striker Drogba set for Chelsea return as player-coach
13:40 GMT
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who helped the club win the Champions League during his time there, is reportedly set to return to Stamford Bridge as a player-coach at the start of next week.
The actress is unhappy with the fact that the drama was considered as an insult to the history of Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
13:28 GMT
Yousra is out of the spotlight and nowhere to be seen. What could be making her hide?
The U.S. State Department confirmed two American citizens fighting for the IDF were killed in Gaza (File/AFP)
13:04 GMT
Two American-Israelis were killed during the Jewish state's ground offensive in Gaza, bringing the IDF death toll up to 18.
Wafaa Amer loves her country so much that she's giving her entire new show's earnings to the Egypt Fund! (Image: Facebook)
12:03 GMT
Wafaa Amer loves her country so much that she's giving her entire new show's earnings to the Egypt Fund!
France's government banned pro-Palestine protests earlier in the week, sparking outrage across the country (File/AFP)
11:41 GMT
Concern is mounting in France after pro-Gaza demonstrations turned violent and Jewish owned businesses were burned and looted overnight.
Fighting resumed Sunday after ceasefire efforts failed. (AFP/File)
11:28 GMT
Clashes between rival militias has killed 47 people in the past 24 hours.
Dr Mads Gilbert who volunteers in Gaza is helping to bring international attention to the crisis.
11:27 GMT
In an open letter, a Norwegian surgeon who volunteers at a hospital in Gaza, Dr Mads Gilbert, has invited US President Barack Obama to spend a night in Al Shifa’a Hospital in Gaza to see the catastrophic consequences of ruthless and hateful Israeli assaults.
Yep, we're afraid Haifa wins the age race ladies! (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:14 GMT
Celebs try to be as unique, original and different from one another as they can, but what do Haifa Wehbe, Ahlam and Asala Nasri all have in common?
Shabbir Bahai Fakhr Al Deen was rewarded with a gift from Dubai's police for his honesty (File/Shutterstock)
10:47 GMT
A man in Dubai was praised by police for returning a bag of 50,000 Saudi riyals ($13,330) he found. Looks like it pays to be kind and honest!
A missile is launched by an "Iron Dome" battery, a missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on July 18, 2014. [AFP]
10:45 GMT
A heavy barrage of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip set off sirens throughout Israel on Monday morning, including in the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem areas.
Iran and the P5 + 1 are currently engaged in talks to achieve a permanent nuclear deal. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT
A new report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran has complied with the interim nuclear accord.
Fear is growing of a mass humanitarian crisis if ISIS militants cut water supplies across Iraq (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT
Militants from radical group ISIS have taken control of key facilities along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in Iraq, with the threat of cutting water supplies to the Shia population, south of the country.
According to Freedom House, "free" countries outnumber "not free" countries.
09:45 GMT
Many areas of the world, especially the Middle East, seem embroiled in conflict. But if we look back at history we have to admit the world has made progress.
Israeli soldiers hold positions at an army deployment near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 21, 2014, after militants from Gaza infiltrated southern Israel through two tunnels. [AFP]
09:02 GMT
Hamas' military wing said Monday that a group of its' fighters infiltrated southern Israel from a tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip.
Haifa believes what her ex-hubby tells her about the Muslim Brotherhood! (Image: Facebook)
08:59 GMT
Haifa Wehbe puts rumors to rest and tells us whether her ex-husband Ahmad Abu Hashima left her because of pressure from the Muslim Brotherhood.
Nicolas Maduro called Israel's operation in Gaza "a massacred Palestine" (File/AFP)
08:59 GMT
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro called Israeli operations in the Gaza Strip an "extermination" and urged the UN to take action against the Jewish state.
World first invisible Qur’an displayed at Tehran Qur’an exhibit. [Shutterstock]
08:30 GMT
A copy of the Holy Qur’an written with invisible ink has been showcased at the 22nd International Holy Qur’an Exhibition in Tehran.
Militants in ISIS demanded Christian residents convert to Islam, pay a tax, or be killed. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT
An ultimatum issued by ISIS militants is causing Mosul's Christians to flee by the hundreds.
Waad is in a state of shock following the death of her brother. (Image: Facebook)
08:20 GMT
Saudi singer Waad has sadly announced the death of her brother.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas meets  with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in the capital Doha, on July 20, 2014, to discuss a ceasefire for the war raging in Gaza. [AFP]
08:02 GMT
The UN Security Council has expressed “serious concern” over the rising number of civilian fatalities in the Gaza Strip, calling for an immediate end to the conflict.
Riot police kept protestors from approaching the Israeli embassy (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT
Hundreds of people gathered near the Israeli embassy in Amman to voice their support for Palestinians in Gaza.
An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated from near the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on July 21, 2014, following heavy fights between Israeli soldiers to Palestinian militants. [AFP]
07:48 GMT
The IDF announced on Sunday evening that 13 Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade were killed since Saturday night in fighting in Gaza, bringing the total number of military fatalities in Operation Protective Edge to 18.
Fighters from the ruling Hamas movment run as smoke rises during an ongoing Israeli military offensive on the Shejaiya neighborhood between Gaza City and the Israeli border, which has left more than 50 people dead in a blistering bombardment which began overnight, medics said on July 20, 2014. [AFP]
07:33 GMT
The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Sunday night that it had captured an Israeli soldier, the first since the release of Gilad Shalit in 2011.
Egyptian army soldiers inspect the site of an attack in which 21 border guards where killed in al-Wadi al-Gadid, close to the El-Farafrah oasis, in the western desert, some 630 kms west of Cairo, near the frontier with Libya. (AFP / STR)
07:23 GMT
Egyptian army soldiers inspect the site of an attack in which 21 border guards where killed in al-Wadi al-Gadid
Nasrallah promised his support to the resistance in Gaza during a late-night phone call with Khaled Mashaal. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT
Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah has vowed to support the resistance in Gaza.
A screaming Palestinian child is treated at al-Shifa hospital after Israeli forces shelled her home in Gaza City on July 18, 2014 (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
06:04 GMT
What do ISIS and Hamas have in common; Did Hamas ever really know about the Egyptian cease-fire proposal; Clearing up misconceptions on Palestine; How Israelis and Palestinians can use the cessation of Gaza violence to push for peace.
More than 100 Palestinians and 18 Israelis were killed from fighting in Gaza on Sunday alone (Jack Guez/AFP)
05:00 GMT
U.S. President Barack Obama called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to go to Cairo to meet with regional leaders on the crisis in Gaza after over 100 civilians were killed from fighting Sunday. Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting Sunday evening as well.
Protests against Israel's campaign in Gaza were held worldwide in city centers across the globe (Joe Klamar/AFP)
05:00 GMT
A teenage demonstrator in Kashmir was shot dead by police Saturday during a protest for Gaza.
Other powerhouses in Dubai also crashed.
04:55 GMT
Arabtec was suspended from trade on Thursday due to ambiguity on share ownership by Aabar Investments.
The number of jobless Jordanians is expected to reach 400,000 in 2030 if the unemployment rate continues at its last year’s rate of 12.6 per cent
04:55 GMT
The official figures showed that unemployment among males who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher reached 20.8 per cent, while among university graduate females it was nearly 82 per cent.
Tim Clark, president of Dubai’s Emirates, the world’s largest international airline by number of passengers, said domestic regulators worldwide may decide to be more involved in giving their carriers guidance on where it is safe to fly.
04:55 GMT
The head of one of the world’s largest airlines has called for an international meeting of carriers to agree a response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner,
Nevertheless, Saudi continues to play the role of an emergency supplier and changes in its exports could be explained by changes in Chinese imports.
04:55 GMT
Although imports from GCC rebounded in May 2014, their pace is still below that of fuel imports, and therefore the GCC keeps losing share.
FBME was originally established in Cyprus in 1982 as a subsidiary of the Federal Bank of Lebanon SAL.
03:18 GMT
“The Central Bank of Cyprus announces that, under the powers conferred to it by the relevant legislation, [it] has taken over, as of today, the management of the operations of the branch of FBME Bank Ltd. in Cyprus."
Now with crude output in the country growing rapidly and the US emerging as the world's top producer, there seems growing emphasis in Washington on controlling the newly found resource
03:10 GMT
For years, rather decades, the US has been discouraging the very concept of resource nationalism, insisting instead to let free market forces control the global energy dynamics.
The report also stated that the ministry is finding it difficult to employ experienced expatriates due to the low salaries being offered to them.
03:00 GMT
The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has criticized the Saudization scheme of replacing expatriate employees with Saudi nationals, which has resulted in a shortage of experts in many positions.
In addition to six greenfield economic cities, efforts are being made to uplift cities such as Makkah toward Smart City status.
02:51 GMT
Saudi Arabia is all abuzz with excitement about ‘Smart Cities’ with social and technological factors converging to make the Kingdom ready for wide-spread Smart City developments.
Formula One: Rosberg coasts to first German Grand Prix win
02:39 GMT
Nico Rosberg completed a memorable week for himself and his nation on Sunday when he cruised to his first win in his home German Grand Prix.

July 20, 2014

Robin van Persie
23:25 GMT
The Red Devils legend believes the former Ajax boss will give his countryman the armband ahead of Wayne Rooney, in the wake of Nemanja Vidic's departure this summer
This picture to prove Hamas has kidnapped an Israeli solider is said to be an old photo. (Twitter)
22:11 GMT
Whether it is true or not, the social media sphere is going crazy with alerts that Hamas has taken an IDF soldier captive; Fuad Massoum for Iraqi President; mope deaths in Gaza; and Sisi mourns with the country over the dead soldiers.
The offensive has displaced more than 135,000 Palestinians in less than two weeks (AFP)
20:47 GMT
More than 100 Palestinians were killed on Sunday alone as Israel's Operation Protective Edge continues.
Erdogan criticized Sisi's role as a mediator for an Israel-Hamas ceasefire earlier this week (Egyptian Presidency/AFP)
20:00 GMT
Cairo summoned Turkey's charge d'affaires Sunday after Ankara leadership publicly criticized Egypt's role in handling the neighboring crisis in Gaza.
Gazans flee their destroyed neighborhood Sunday (AFP)
19:00 GMT
At least 135,000 Gazans have been displaced and over 2,000 homes have been destroyed within the past two weeks from Israel's offensive on the Palestinian Strip.
The attack took place at a checkpoint on the road from Cairo to Farfara, a town located somewhat near the Libyan border (AFP)
18:00 GMT
A militant attack on an Egyptian checkpoint Saturday has now left at least 21 border guards dead, according to new information Sunday.
ISIS took over control of the Shaar oil field on Thursday (File Archive)
17:27 GMT
At least 60 Syrian government soldiers were killed in clashes between Damascus and jihadists in Homs province Sunday.
Al Wefaq has led many of the major opposition protests throughout Bahrain since the mass demonstrations in February 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
16:16 GMT
The government of Bahrain has filed a lawsuit that will make the country's main opposition activities illegal under law for at least three months.
Revenue generated through rents during the first half of the year increased by 39 per cent to Dh32.5 million, according to the company.
15:54 GMT
The Kuwait- and Dubai-listed company said the results were due to increased occupancy rates in recently completed residential developments and strong rental yields.
Civilians flee the fighting between Hamas and Israeli fighters in Gaza City (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
15:28 GMT
French daily Le Figaro reported Sunday that at least 15 Israeli soldiers have been killed in Gaza in their offensive on the Shejaiya district of the Strip.
Mourinho does not fear Van Gaal at Man Utd
15:24 GMT
The Blues boss says he is looking forward to going head-to-head with the Dutchman in the Premier League and is backing him to do a good job at Old Trafford
Dubai One will be re-launched on Sunday September 14, according to the statement on the DMI website.
15:23 GMT
Dubai One, the Dubai government-owned English-language television channel, confirmed on Friday it is no longer producing content locally.
Usain Bolt
15:15 GMT
Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has said that it is possible for him to break his world records as he prepares to take part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, which begin on Wednesday.
He added that Africa was a very promising market for Sabic and the company was focusing on opening distribution centres in a number of African countries.
14:55 GMT
Sabic, which is 70 per cent state-owned, attributed the rise in profits to higher production and sales volumes as well as higher prices for products.
Shaikh Zayed Road is one of Dubai’s biggest highways, with six lanes in each direction.
14:20 GMT
The flow of traffic on the busiest highway in Dubai will not be impacted and the number of lanes will be kept the same, the RTA has said.
The performance of the Kuwaiti economy as benchmarked by global indexes is not commensurate with its potentials.
14:10 GMT
Sadly, Kuwait is regarded as the under achiever among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries by some key business and economy indexes.
More than 400 Palestinians have been killed from Israeli airstrikes and fighting in the Gaza Strip in the past two weeks (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
14:07 GMT
A short-lived "humanitarian truce" between Tel Aviv and Hamas was broken Sunday afternoon with the resumption of fighting in the neighborhood of Shejaya.
The protesters, led by Lebanese and Palestinian party officials, raised banners denouncing Israel’s "brutal aggression" (AFP/File)
14:05 GMT
Palestinian groups and left-leaning Lebanese parties protested against Israel's offensive in Gaza outside the U.S. embassy in Awkar, north of Beirut on Sunday.
Lebanon's army arrests a man in the northern city of Tripoli, July 11, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:04 GMT
Tensions remain high after a terrorist allegedly linked to the Beirut hotel bombings was killed in Tripoli during overnight raids by security forces, while another wanted militiaman was arrested.
Suarez needs a psychiatrist, not Fifa sanctions - Uruguay president
13:38 GMT
The South American nation's head of state, Jose Mujica, has hit out at the extent of the striker's ban from footballing activity and claims he needs "a helping hand"
No humans were injured when Israeli soldiers fired on the donkey, causing it to explode. (Shutterstock)
13:29 GMT
A donkey was used to carry explosive devices towards Israeli soldiers in Gaza, but was promptly blown up when members of the IDF were forced to shoot the animal as it approached.
Lisa Rosenberg suggested that the Palestinian woman had explosives in her bag (Image: WPFB)
13:18 GMT
A Jewish doctor was kicked off a plane on July 7 for being abusive towards a Palestinian woman, according to an airline report.
Arsenal on the verge of third signing
13:07 GMT
Arsenal have already made two strong summer signings early on this transfer window with the arrival of French international fullback Mathieu Debuchy and Chilean international Alexis Sanchez.
Dance group Ballet Magnificat performing in Egypt. (Image: Cjonline.com)
11:34 GMT
This is what you can look forward to this week in Egypt if you're out on the town!
Emergency services have been unable to access many neighborhoods because of heavy bombing. (AFP/File)
11:33 GMT
Hamas accepted a proposal by the International Committee of the Red Cross for a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire.
When it comes to Palestine-Israel “Nothing Really Matters” for Madonna who would rather go “both countries are at fault” urging both Israel and Gaza to come to a ceasefire. Has her interest in Kaballah, the study of Jewish mysticism, clouded her judgement? Perhaps.
10:42 GMT
Tweet and delete: celebs react and retract on Gaza war
ISIS called the bombings "blessed operations." (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for recent car bombs in Baghdad that left at least 27 dead.
Manchester United target Vermaelen could leave Arsenal, says Wenger
09:59 GMT
The Gunners manager admits that he "cannot guarantee" that his club captain will stay at Emirates Stadium but intends to sign a replacement should the Belgian be sold
Handsome and talented: Enrique returns to Egypt in concert this summer. (Image: Facebook)
09:58 GMT
International superstar Enrique Iglesias is making a return to Egypt with a new concert this August!
A detail from the installation view of Jarrar’s “Whole in the Wall,” 2013. (Image: The Daily Star)
09:32 GMT
Israeli officials have prevented Palestinian artist and filmmaker Khaled Jarrar from leaving Palestine to attend the opening of his solo project in NYC.
Mahmoud Ghozlan, pictured above, is a leading spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood. Three of Ghozlan´s sons have now been arrested (AFP/ File).
09:31 GMT
Yasser Ghozlan, son of the Muslim Brotherhood´s spokesperson, Mahmoud Ghozlan, was arrested on Saturday in Cairo.
Activists held demonstrations across the world to boycott Israeli products (File/AFP)
09:22 GMT
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has cost Israel's economy millions of dollars each year. With the ongoing assault on Gaza, pro-Palestine activists have stepped up their game.
Selena has been unfollowed by many fans after supporting Gazans in the Israel-Gaza conflict. (Image: Facebook)
09:16 GMT
US pop star Selena Gomez has been criticized by pro-Israelis for her pro-Gaza Instagram post!
The teaser trailer already exceeded half a million views in two weeks. (Image: YouTube still)
09:00 GMT
With the teaser trailer already exceeding half a million views in two weeks, producers of Made in Egypt decide to screen the movie in GCC countries, Lebanon and Jordan simultaneously.
A Hologram for the King is set to premiere in November 2015. (Image: Al Ahram)
08:44 GMT
'A Hologram for the King', a film by German director Tom Tykwer and starring Tom Hanks, will showcase Hurghada's underwater reefs.
In Syria´s searing summer heat, one man´s bomb crater is another man´s swimming pool! (AFP/File).
08:42 GMT
Against the odds, Syrian children are making the best of being bombed
Bill compared Palestinian Sunni Islamic organisation Hamas to a “crazy woman trying to kill you”. (Image: Getty Images)
08:38 GMT
Jewish US comedian Bill Maher has been fiercely attacked after likening Hamas to a 'crazy woman trying to kill you'!
Gaza's death toll has surpassed 350, while the UN estimates 80 percent of Palestinians killed were civilians (File/AFP)
08:21 GMT
At least 12 civilians have been killed in a "Gaza City massacre" by Israel's army with hundreds injured, according to medics.
Clooney and Alamuddin are set to wed on Sep 12. (Image: Daily Star)
08:19 GMT
Amal Alamuddin officiated at her cousin's wedding and Clooney was there to bear witness!
Armed militia groups continue their battle for control of Libya's main airport. (AFP/File)
08:13 GMT
Militias in Libya's Tripoli resumed their fighting at Libya's main airport Sunday.
Apparently, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was trained boy Mossad and the CIA. Who knows? (File/AFP)
08:03 GMT
From the Malaysian airliner being the reason for World War III to ISIS killing three Israeli teens to divert attention away from Iraq, conspiracy theories are dangerous distractions from the truth.
The convoy of around 600 political activists was stopped at a security checkpoint in North Sinai, around 150 kilometres from the Egyptian crossing of Rafah on the border with Gaza (AFP/ Mohammed Abed).
07:53 GMT
Egyptian security forces on Saturday prevented a humanitarian aid convoy from entering Gaza after checkpoint officers said the participants´ safety could not be assured.
Israeli Arabs and Israeli left wing activists protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza in the northern Israeli city of Haifa on July 19, 2014. [AFP]
07:52 GMT
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in two major Israeli cities to call for an end to the Tel Aviv regime’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip, which has killed dozens of civilians and wounded many more over the recent days.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal in Doha on Sunday to discuss a truce in Gaza.
07:29 GMT
President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political leader Khalid Mashaal will meet in Qatar Sunday to discuss a truce in Gaza, on day 13 of an Israeli offensive, an official said.
Greek protesters hold a banner against the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons in Crete, in Chania, a village near the NATO naval base of Souda, on July 19, 2014 in Crete. Banner reads : "Keep chemicals away from our sea - send chemical back to the companies that produced them." (AFP / STEFANOS RAPANIS)
07:27 GMT
Greek protesters hold a banner against the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons in Crete, in Chania, a village near the NATO naval base of Souda, on July 19, 2014 in Crete. Banner reads : "Keep chemicals away from our sea - send chemical back to the companies that produced them." Greek protesters launched a three-day blockade of the road leading to the NATO naval base of Souda, in Crete, on July 19, reacting against the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons in the Mediterranean. AFP PHOTO / STEFANOS RAPANIS
Israeli soldiers from thr Golani Infantry Brigade prepare their equipment and weapons near their Armoured Personnel Carrier or APC at an army deployment near the Israeli-Gaza border,on July 19, 2014. [AFP]
07:18 GMT
Staff Sergenat Bania Roval, 20, from the Paratroopers 101st Battalion, was shot dead by a terrorist in a tunnel; 2nd-Lt. Bar Rahav, 21, was killed by a missile defense system's activation in a nearby tank.
Attacks against police and military are commonplace since the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT
Twenty-one border guards were killed at a military checkpoint in southern Egypt.
The United Nations Children’s Fund has expressed deep concern over Gaza´s death toll, stating that children make up one-third of the civilian casualties (AFP/ File).
07:02 GMT
Palestinian medics say new Israeli bombardments on the besieged population in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday morning have left a dozen people, including two children, dead.
Iraqi Christian children gather inside the Church of the Virgin Mary for prayers in the town of Bartala, east of the northern city of Mosul. (Karim Sahib/AFP)
05:00 GMT
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Saturday the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and minorities in the Iraqi city of Mosul, calling for peace and for eradicating ISIS and other “oppressive” regimes.
A number of cities are seeking to benefit from the internationalization of the RMB by establishing themselves as financial hubs for RMB transactions.
04:55 GMT
China is the largest source of imports into Qatar.
Once a top recipient of US military aid, Egypt lost most of its $1.3 billion a year package after the 2011 popular uprising that toppled Mubarak.
04:55 GMT
"The contract is worth about 1 billion euros and was finalised last month," a French diplomatic source said. "It's the first big deal since we sold Mirage fighters (warplanes) about 20 years ago."

July 19, 2014

(AFP)
19:07 GMT
Drones prove a bane, not a boon, to global security; Hamas sends drones into Israeli airspace; Why using Yemen as a model will undermine US policy in the Middle East.
Toure makes 'embarrassing' U-turn, pledges future to Man City
15:12 GMT
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has reportedly been forced to make an embarrassing U-turn and he has pledged his future to Manchester City after losing his battle to leave the club.
'Defiant' Rosberg insists being faster than Hamilton
15:09 GMT
Mercedes' Formula One driver Nico Rosberg has insisted that that he is faster than his teammate Lewis Hamilton and is in a defiant mood ahead of his home German Grand Prix on Sunday.
A Palestinian looks at the body of a boy killed in an Israeli air strike at a morgue in the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, on July 9, 2014. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP)
14:57 GMT
Israeli air strikes and shelling killed more than 25 people across Gaza on Saturday, among them children, raising the toll in 12 days of violence to 333, medics said.
Israeli soldiers Photo: Israeli soldiers in an armoured personnel carrier (APC) at an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. (AFP)
14:42 GMT
Over 100 British teens have been signed up to fight “shoulder to shoulder” with Israeli forces in brutal attacks on the Gaza Strip, a human rights group warns.
Palestinian men inspect the site of an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on July 8, 2014 (Mahmud Hams/AFP)
14:30 GMT
Fighters affiliated with Hamas' military wing on Saturday infiltrated the southern Israeli region of Eshkol near Ein HaShlosha through a tunnel and attacked an Israeli army patrol, injuring at least two soldiers in the ensuing firefight.
A Syrian man reacts while standing on the rubble of his house while others look for survivors and bodies in the Tariq al-Bab district of the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP)
14:19 GMT
In a Friday report, Los Angeles Times cited Samir Zaitoun, a commander with Al Tawheed Brigade, a Syrian opposition group, as saying that nearly half the militants in Aleppo, mostly from small groups, have left over the last year.
A woman wrapped in a Palestinian flag gestures near anti-riot police and other protesters prior to the departure of a demonstration, banned by French police, from the Barbes neighborhood in Paris on July 19, 2014 to denounce Israel's military campaign in Gaza and show their support for the Palestinian people. (AFP)
14:11 GMT
A woman wrapped in a Palestinain flag gestures near anti-riot police
(Youtube)
14:06 GMT
Crouching in a corner and flinching at every wave of the stick, a young boy’s abuse at the hands of an even younger Lebanese child was taped, and widely shared online Saturday,spreading waves of controversy across social media platforms.
A do-it-yourself guide to making a tear-gas mask. (From the Disobedient Objects How-To guides)
11:45 GMT
More and more, it seems a gas mask is good to have in the Middle East. For those who don't have one on hand, here's an easy way to make your own; a father teaches his daughter how to beat up her brother; and Turkey blows off Sisi and Egypt.