December 2, 2013
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he could not imagine his club would be in such a commanding position as it is today but they still cannot relax too much in the bid to win the Premier League title.
What do actors do when their new film is coming out? They promote it, of course! Well, not our Ruby, she doesn't!
Tamer Hosny is totes frustrated with people suggesting that Myriam Fares turned down an offer to star in his upcoming TV show. The Egyptian superstar claims he never even nominated the songstress for the part.
Oh "Bebe", "Bebe"! The new film directed by Ellie Habeeb attracted over 20 thousand peeps in its first four days at the cinema house.
Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are planning to release and use a common currency by the end of December, according to reports in Manama from Sunday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Saudi Arabia Monday to cooperate with Tehran on "[achieving regional] stability."
Man enraged after finding his baby's mouth taped up twice!
We were all shocked when word slipped out that Jumana Murad was a married lady! The whole deal was very quick to come to pass because it was love at first sight for both her and her husband, Jordanian lawyer Rabi Beisaiso.
A senior official at the Ministry of Finance said Saudi Arabia would offer a new aid package to Egypt worth US$5 billion.
For the fifth year in a row, Etihad Airways received the titles of "World's Leading Airline," "World's Leading First Class," and "World's Leading Airline Crew," at this year's World Travel Awards.
Obama's Semitic shortcomings: Kanye West ain't saying he's a gold-digger, but his President lacks "Jewish connections"
Kanye West defended US President Barack Obama against critics this week, outlining why Bush had more luck in the finance department during his Presidential term.
Saudi's Minister of Water and Electricity told reporters Sunday that the government will spend $29 billion (SR 110 billion) on new projects to improve water and power infrastructure
MENA faces an urgent need to need to create a mechanism for cooperation between the private and public sectors so as to increase rates of work opportunities.
With the hope of lifting of sanctions on the car industry “by the end of December”, Iran may soon be flooded with auto merchants; Bedouins have long been persecuted by Israelis; and the origins of foods named after people.
After a fall from his roof while installing a flag in honor of UAE's 42nd National Day, the Director of emirate's Red Crescent has died.
Federal officials told reporters Sunday that many Americans are joining the war in Syria, which has raised concerns among many US officials that returnees pose as a security risk to the nation due to their potential exposure and involvement with Al Qaeda-linked groups while abroad.
Report: World Zionist Organization planning on expanding settlements to Galilee to "boost Israeli sovereignty"
The World Zionist Organization’s Settlement Division is seeking to expand Israel's illegal settlements to Galilee to promote "judaiztion" and "even out" the demographic balance between Arabs and Jews.
Driven by two primary factors, it's Abu Dhabi that is growing faster than you can say "Burj Khalifa."
The U.S. government has begun preparing the ship Cape Ray so that it can destroy the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal at sea, in conjunction with OPCW.
A-lister Nicole Kidman will be jetting off to the Jordanian desert soon to film scenes for her upcoming movie "Queen of the Desert."
Despite nationwide protests and community leaders categorically stating otherwise, Dror Almog, an Israeli official working on the Prawer Plan, says that the majority of Bedouins in the Negev support the idea of being forcibly removed from their homes and villages.
Fast & Furious star Paul Walker's passing leaves many fans mourning, and us wondering what will be the fate of the 7th sequel to the series.
An entire family is found to be carriers of the Middle East Respiratory Disease after one man's diagnosis triggers a family assessment.
After a rise in suicide bomber attacks in local cafes, owners attend a security held anti-suicide bomber seminar to learn about ways to prevent the attacks.
After a car accident which led to an argument between the two parties, a policeman shot and killed a student.
Upon approval of its draft constitution, Egyptians take to the streets in protest due to some of the language in the document.
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why: topless Femen is coming to Bethlehem
Topless feminist activists will hold protests at the community garden of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem on December 24, but intend to delay announcing the aim of the protest until the protest occurs.
Much can be gleaned from Milan, host city of the World Expo in 2015 from May 1 to October 31, with regards to the event buildup process itself.
At least 60 per cent of IT decision makers in GCC feel that not enough time or money is available to develop IT security policies.
The chief financial officer of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s investment vehicle, Kingdom Holding, is to leave the firm, two banking sources aware of the matter said.
December 1, 2013
Tottenham and Manchester United played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane, but it meant that both teams dropped two more points in the race for the top four and title respectively. Wayne Rooney helped United get back twice by scoring a goal either side of the break.
A wave of regime airstrikes on a northern Syrian town has killed 50 people in two days, a monitoring group said.
Palestinian Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments, Mahmud al-Habbash, unveiled on Saturday the details of an Egyptian-Palestinian agreement to open Rafah crossing twice a month in order to facilitate the passage of Gazans on pilgrimage to Mecca.
Bled’Art،Mohammad Baioumi and Nael Jamal are the two lucky ducks moving on to the next phase of the season!
Amid a dire fuel and power shortage in the Gaza Strip, Amnesty International has called on the Israeli regime to immediately end the blockade it has imposed on the enclave.
Fighting in Tripoli between supporters and opponents of Syria's Assad regime raged Saturday night and carried on Sunday as the death toll reached twelve with dozens more wounded.
QTA representatives receiving the Qatar’s World’s Leading Sports Tourism Destination award at the WTA 2013 yesterday.
The former Chelsea striker is set to be out until well into the new year after rolling over on his ankle in training on Friday, interrupting his partnership with Luis Suarez
There's only one way to drive in the Arab world- headstrong and seatbelt free. For those who are ready to walk on the wild side, saddle up a rental car and hit the streets of the Sahara. Follow these twelve rules and you'll find yourself the Shiekh of the Streets and the Haj of the highways.
Egyptian activist Ahmed Maher was released Sunday afternoon after being detained by authorities for his involvement in an illegal demonstration to protest the new assembly law early last week.
Israel to join UN Human Rights Council on week after UN's Ban calls Jewish settlements "cause for grave concern"
Israel will join the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as a member of the European Bloc, after the Jewish state cut ties with the group in March 2012 following the announcement that UNHRC planned to investigate Israeli settlement violations of Palestinian rights.
Chelsea's Ashley Cole is considering a transfer to join former teammate Thierry Henry at Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls, according to reports.
Nearly 950 people were killed in attacks in Iraq during the month of November alone according to recently released statistics.
Iran and six world powers will meet next week to develop steps to implement the historic deal reached in late November on Tehran's nuclear program.
In case someone says as an aside," Yea, I think things are getting better in Egypt", drop these four recent events on their warped lap; cold forecast for refugees; Dr Abdullah al-Hamid for the Nobel; and one nun in Syria who is making peace happen.
US reaches out to discuss up and coming concerns regarding new protest laws in the draft Egyptian constitution.
A mortar shell hit a French school in Damascus Sunday and government airstrikes targeting a rebel stronghold in Aleppo Saturday has left at least 26 dead. No deaths were reported in the Damascus shelling.
Premier League clubs paid a record 96 million pounds in fees to agents in the past year, with Chelsea leading the way as they spent more than 13 million pounds, according to reports.
It was Lebanon's Independence Day and Assi Helani was present to show his full support to his beloved country.
Same Al Masri strikes out against rumor starters that he had been killed while fighting in Syria. He claims he's been living out of the country the last two years!
Carole Samaha's sticking to her X Factor fan base with no plans of coming off the show next season. Another rumor's squelched.
Ehab Tawfiq answers attacks about his musical support of the June 30 Revolution.
Al Qaeda linked personnel told Reuters Sunday that the three militants who were killed in the West Bank by Israeli forces were former members.
US citizen charged in UAE for posting YouTube video poking fun at the region.
From musical events to film screenings to fairs, there's more than enough to do on the Egyptian cultural calendar this week. Check it out!
Despite widespread demonstrations and an international outcry against the Prawer Plan - that seeks to relocate thousands of Palestinian Bedouins if implemented - the Israeli government is dedicated to the plan, Israeli media reported.
Maersk Oil Qatar is looking to hire new employees and has launched a "Find Your Place" recruitment campaign to attract new hires accordingly.
A suicide bomber targeting the funeral of a prominent Sunni sheikh killed at least 10 people and injured more than 25 in the northern Iraqi town of Muqdadya, 80 km northeast of Baghdad, on Sunday morning.
Saudi Arabia's Monetary Agency released data this week that KSA's foreign assets hit a record high in 2013 as money supply growth reached a 14-month low.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced Sunday that it will give the the Islamic Republic of Mauritania a loan worth $29.9 million for infrastructural development in the African country.
Despite the US shale gas revolution, Qatar is unlikely to lose its leading role in the global energy market for many more years due to strong Asian demand, a new report has shown.
Saudi Prince Saud Bin Abdullah opened a $100 million technology center in Bangalore, India this weekend. The new center, which is part of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), will be used for R&D in sectors ranging from construction and clean energy to electronics and transportation.
Pascal Mashaalani is releasing multiple songs in multiple accents. Which, when and why is all inside!
On an innocent ride at a celebrity car show, Paul Walker lost his life to the flames of a car accident. Needless to say, millions of fans are in shock; Bibi to boot the Bedouins; lessons in daily blogging; and Egyptians abuse their Syrian refugees.
Undeterred by the uncertain global market dynamics, the Islamic finance industry is set to explode in key markets around the world.
A key figure in the uprising against Hosni Mubarak in 2011, political activist Ahmad Maher turned himself into the Egyptian authorities late on Saturday after they issued a warrant for his arrest.
A recent report released by a Canadian public policy think tank suggests that Bahrain, Jordan and the UAE have the highest levels of economic freedom in the region.
How would the global markets be affected in the aftermath of an increased supply of Iranian oil?
One actor's misery is another actor's gain; or so is the case with Amr Diab and Hani Salama.
Syrian Prime Minister Wael Halki announced that President Bashar Assad is winning the war against the rebels and that "the era of victory is being created on Syrian soil" during a state visit to Iran.
Tunisian police arrested 10 alleged members of the banned Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia Saturday following clashes between security officials and members of the Salafist group earlier last week.
The Kurds of Syria have a slightly distinct identity from their Syrian countrymen, and are stuck somewhere between secession and integration with the Syrian state. Growing tired of the civil war's bloodshed, there is growing tension in Damascus.
UAE's Ajman is attempting to break the Guiness World Record for the world's largest greeting card as part of the country's National Day celebrations Sunday.
A new drama starring Amal Arafa will discuss the Syrian Revolution and the events that led to its existence.
An umbrella body of Jewish Orthodox communities in Britain has publicly criticised a London Orthodox synagogue that allows its female members to hold Torah scrolls.
Civilians were killed crossing the Jordanian-Syrian border increasing death toll of the number of refugees by ten.
In what is being called a "day of rage", Israeli Bedouins protests against plans to relocate people to a southern region of the country.
Actress Safa Sultan is returnign to Jordanian dramas in a new production next year.
Freedom being called for as an absolute right in the draft outline of Egypt's new constitution. So far, 50 of the 246 articles have been approved in the final document. Line by line details are being reviewed in back to back meetings.
Some flights will be operated from the new airport on a “trial” basis after the soft opening,
An inside view into Turkey's multibillion dollar deal with Kurdistan that is threatening to break up Iraq
Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan signed a multi-billion-dollar energy package this week that will help transform the semi-autonomous region into an oil and gas powerhouse, but the deal infuriated the central government in Baghdad.
A leading hotelier warned Thursday of grave consequences to Lebanon’s hotel industry if the crisis in Syria persists.
Finding work as a freelancer can be hard – and doing it in the Middle East can be even harder.
November 30, 2013
Hull City host Liverpool on the back of both sides not getting the results that they wanted last weekend.
Tottenham host Manchester United on the back of a frustrating run of form in the Premier League.
Iran's President Rouhani calls the dismantling of his countries nuclear program a "red line" for Iran and shows no plan to move in that direction.
Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has said that foreign ownership of Premier League clubs is good for the English game.
Football governing body FIFA has said that it wants an overhaul in the approach to the fight against doping in sport, as it held its own conference at its headquarters in Zurich just two weeks after WADA's conference in Johannesburg.
Man divorces wife after finding a cigarette in her purse.
Chelsea were widely thought to have beaten Tottenham and Liverpool to sign Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala. The Brazilian is understood to have undergone a medical at Tottenham before moving to Chelsea for £33 million.
The international chemical weapons watchdog on Saturday confirmed that the U.S. will destroy the most dangerous of Syria's deadly chemical weapons stockpile at sea.
Government shelling of a small market near Aleppo in northern Syria killed at least six civilians on Saturday as watchdog Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that opposition forces re-entered the Christian-majority town of Maaloula.
Three civilians, including a teenager, were killed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Saturday as Syrian-linked clashes broke out across the restive city.
Egypt will vote on its final draft of the new constitution on Saturday.
No peeps, Adel Imam isn't dead. We know, because he said himself!
What shade of lipstick do you wear? For actress Sulafa Mimar, it's a serious one!
The United Nations High Commission on Refugees has issued a new report on the plight of Syrian refugee children and the numbers are shocking; fourth Israeli-US conflict looming; Palestinian talks stalled; and Saudi, France and Israel doubt Iran.
A volunteer for the Israeli border police shot and killed a young Palestinian worker in northern Israel on early Saturday morning.
Southern separatists in Yemen held mass demonstrations on Saturday calling for independence from the north following a speech made by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
U.N. General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon warned the international community against the mounting tensions between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and called for an end to all new Israeli settlements in Palestine's occupied territories.