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August 25, 2014

Roger Federer
13:01 GMT
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 Assad regime is currently battling militants from the Islamic State as well as Syrian opposition fighters. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT
The Syrian government said it is ready to cooperate with international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the region.
The Specialist Services deal follows a previous project triumph for the same development by Leighton Offshore (File/AFP)
12:42 GMT
Dubai's Specialist Services won a contract from Petrofac to build local equipment and control rooms for its Island Surface Facilities Project.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian [AP]
12:28 GMT
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.
Will "Engineer" Youssef win his District's upcoming Parliamentary elections? (Image: Facebook)
12:26 GMT
Director Khaled Youssef is officially running in the upcoming Egyptian Parliamentary elections!
Saudi Arabia's coffee industry is worth $267 million annually (File/AFP)
12:20 GMT
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.
Historically the Gulf corporates have enjoyed abundance of bank liquidity and bank funding
10:55 GMT
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 rehab staff will include psychiatrists, social workers, and preachers. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
The UAE will soon set up centers to counsel and rehabilitate people who may be lured into joining terror organizations.
A Yemeni man with his child bride.
09:53 GMT
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.
Egyptian short film “The Visit” has been selected to be screened at the Festival. (Image:
09:32 GMT
As the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival approaches, one Egyptian film has granted a place to get screened at the festival!
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R) attends a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo on August 23, 2014. [AFP]
09:31 GMT
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.
Twitter is not for all in Iran, according to some.
09:16 GMT
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.
The websites of Israeli military, Bank of Israel, and the Israeli prime minister’s office were taken down, RT reported on Monday.
09:10 GMT
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.
Selim was a prominent Egyptian actor with many famous titles to his name. (Image:
09:03 GMT
Egyptian actor Abdel Mohsen Selim has passed away at the age of 70.
The U.S. is the sixth-largest means for electronic cash transfers to Lebanon (File/AFP)
08:58 GMT
World Bank figures showed a decrease in the cost of sending remittances for the U.S. to Lebanon at 10.19 percent in Q2.
America Ferrera as Betty in the US TV series "Ugly Betty." (Image:
08:55 GMT
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!
Militants with the Islamic State swiftly took control of multiple cities in Iraq in June. (AFP/File)
08:55 GMT
The Iraqi government has called for international support to fight ISIS militants in Iraq.
Around 607 apartments will be leased out at the Gate Towers development on Al Reem Island (Image: Urbanarches)
08:41 GMT
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.
CEO of Dubai Chamber, Hamad Buamim, said the "future of business is very promising" in Africa (Image: Wikipedia)
08:22 GMT
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.
Supporters of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement carry a cardboard rocket and a portrait of Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif  during a demonstration to show support to the militants fighting against the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip on August 22, 2014. [AFP]
08:21 GMT
A recent opinion poll reveals that the majority of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip are against the disarmament of Palestinian resistance groups.
Palestinian women mourn the death of four members of their family in Jabalia on August 24, 2014.  [AFP]
08:02 GMT
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.
Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa who chaired the meeting said settlement disputes needed to be fast tracked (Image: 4photo)
07:58 GMT
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.
The battle between militias has destroyed Tripoli's airport. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT
Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday that they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli.
Lebanese model Gigi Hadid skipped the ice and ordered her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge “straight up”. She challenged model Sara Sampaio, crooners Joe Jonas and Michael Buble to join the craze, then posted on Twitter that - if he wasn't on tour - she’d have nominated ex-boyfriend Cody Simpson. She later deleted that tweet. Cold feet, Gigi?
07:48 GMT
The Middle East Bucket List Now Includes...The Ice Bucket Challenge?
Hotel revenues went up by 10.9 percent in the first half 2014 (File)
07:31 GMT
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.
Curtis was kidnapped by militants two years ago. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Kidnapped journalist Peter Curtis was handed over to UN officials Sunday in Syria.
Muhammad Hamidur Rahman, 25, Mashadur Choudhury, 31, Assad Uzzaman, 25, Mehdi Hassan, 19, and Mamunur Roshid had booked cheap tickets on a Thomas Cook flight to the Turkish resort of Antalya on October 8. [Thomas Cook]
07:21 GMT
Breezing through Gatwick, the five smiling Britons boarding a Thomas Cook flight to join the Islamic State jihad in Syria.
Protests erupted after a government negotiating team abandoned talks with the country's Houthis. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT
Rival protests have been staged in Sana'a.
FM contracts are becoming more integrated, more metric-based, and crucially, longer in duration
07:08 GMT
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-based Etihad bought the 33.3 percent stake in Darwin Airline last November (File/AFP)
07:01 GMT
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.
40 Jewish survivors of the Nazi Holocaust and 287 descendants of survivors and victims issued a letter this weekend condemning Israel’s actions in Gaza. [AP]
06:52 GMT
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.
Dubai’s top 10 tourism source markets remained for the most part unchanged compared to the previous year
06:48 GMT
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.
Radamel Falcao
06:36 GMT
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 tour also included a discussion of Masdar City’s role in advancing renewable energy adoption globally
06:23 GMT
The UAE and India are expected to enhance their co-operation in the field of renewable energy and sustainability.
The Baiji refinery has been the site of several battles between government forces and militants over the past few months. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Iraqi government forces have countered a massive attack by ISIS on the country's largest oil refinery.
The woman's abaya had become wet after a day at the beach and so she hung it out the window to dry, causing confusion. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
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!
Abu Abdullah al-Britani (left), uses social media to advise would-be militants in the UK. He is pictured here with another ISIS member, boasting on Twitter about drinking coffee in Ar-Raqqah, Syria (Image: Twitter)
04:00 GMT
Where al-Qaeda asked you to hide amongst your enemies, IS asks you to come and join your friends.

August 24, 2014

Israeli warplanes  destroyed the 12-story “Zafir 4” residential tower in Gaza City’. (YouTube)
23:29 GMT
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.
Barcelona 3-0 Elche: Messi at the double for 10-man Blaugrana
22:53 GMT
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

The STRs are designed to flag questionable financial activity and 354 were registered between January and June this year compared with just 237 in the first six months of last year.
21:28 GMT
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.
Etihad now has until September 30 to make the necessary changes to its agreement for it to take the 33.3 per cent stake in the airline.
21:22 GMT
Foca said last week that the current agreement can lead to Etihad controlling Darwin and would be incompatible with statutory provisions.
“The region between Iraq and Syria has emerged as the ideal black market to sell the oil as the territory is under their control,” he said.
20:52 GMT
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.
Raqqa province is now fully controlled by ISIS. (AFP/File)
19:28 GMT
Militants from the Islamic State have captured a major military base in Syria.
Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United: Van Gaal's men stutter against resolute Black Cats
18:08 GMT
Juan Mata's opener was cancelled out by Jack Rodwell as the Red Devils again failed to register their first victory of the campaign
James Foley was an American journalist who was beheaded by an Islamic State militant. (AFP/File)
17:36 GMT
The British ambassador to the United States said the identity of the militant who beheaded James Foley is close to being known.
The video was delivered to the Lebanese government by the Committee of Muslim Scholars. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star)
16:13 GMT
Video footage of seven Lebanese soldiers held captive by ISIS militants was released Sunday.
Iranian officials say the drone was approaching a nuclear zone. (AFP/File)
15:34 GMT
Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it shot down an Israeli drone over the Natanz nuclear zone.
Jose Mourinho's Ice Bucket Challenge
14:56 GMT
With the charity initiative sweeping the world, Goal takes a look at the best videos from some of the biggest names in football
Austrian actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives for the Empire Awards at a central London venue. (Image: Jon Furniss /Invision/AP)
14:51 GMT
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.
ISIS has taken over multiple cities in Iraq in recent months. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT
The UN warned that ISIS militants could perpetrate another ethnic slaughter in the town of Amerli, Iraq.
Manchester United launch new bid for Arturo Vidal
14:12 GMT
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-Algerian border on August 23, 2014 near the Moroccan city of Oujda. 20 years after the border was closed, its reopening seems more distant than ever despite the economic damage with Algeria having trenches to prevent fuel smuggling on one side of the border and Moroco building a fence against "terrorism" on the other. (AFP)
14:09 GMT
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 following Valencia's interest.
14:08 GMT
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.
Angel Di Maria
14:03 GMT
The Old Trafford club have made a breakthrough in their pursuit of the Real Madrid winger, with negotiations set to continue on Sunday
The city of Homs has been devastated by the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
13:22 GMT
ISIS fighters have retreated from an area north of Homs in Syria.
Good time to wear a burkini to protect your skin? Doctors have warned that there could be harmful bacteria in UAE waters (File/AFP)
12:52 GMT
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!
Lebanese army reinforced its positions in the town, erecting checkpoints and dispatching patrols. [AFP]
12:46 GMT
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.
The Houthi community has accused the Yemeni government of marginalizing the Shia community. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT
Talks between a government delegation and Shia Houthis have failed following the Houthis rejection of a draft proposal on forming a technocrat government.
But the issue highlights the risks and challenges that suppliers face to meet Apple’s tough specifications, and comes on the heels of a separate screen technology problem,
12:36 GMT
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,
Gun shells cover the ground as a member of the Misrata militia group walks past, following battles surrounding Tripoli's airport, August 21, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:35 GMT
Egyptian authorities denied bombing militant locations in Tripoli, according to a ministry statement. The Egyptian foreign ministry said it would be monitoring developments closely.
The KRG has repeatedly declined to identify buyers of its oil or say who is helping to coordinate the sales.
12:24 GMT
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.
The SAS team tasked with hunting down the ISIS terrorists will use hand-launched surveillance drones. [AFP]
12:21 GMT
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
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the Egyptian brokered ceasefire attempt was welcomed by Palestinian factions and the international community (File/AFP)
12:15 GMT
Ceasefire attempts between Hamas and Israel are ongoing, Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said in a statement Sunday.
Tarek Yamani “A condensate of passion. Yamani always manages to be, as Paul Verlaine once said, 'not exactly the same, not exactly another'.” (Image:
12:05 GMT
"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 Syrian fighter guards his position in a rebel-held neighborhood of Damascus, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:03 GMT
A German who was kidnapped by Islamic State militants over a year ago has been freed Sunday, according to AFP.
Palestinians survey the damage caused by an Israeli air strike, which hit the 12-story building in Gaza City (File/AFP)
11:36 GMT
A 12-story apartment building was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City Saturday, wounding dozens of Palestinians, many of them children.
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Lucy." (Image: AP/Universal Pictures, Jessica Forde)
11:25 GMT
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!
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'. [Mideast Post]
11:17 GMT
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'.
Yemeni soldiers guard a checkpoint close to the country's capital, Sanna, August 19, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:06 GMT
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.
No groups from Syria and Lebanon claimed responsibility for the attacks (File/AFP)
10:45 GMT
Rockets from Syria and Lebanon landed in the Golan Heights along with the Galilee overnight Saturday in separate attacks.
Albert Ebosse
10:13 GMT
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
Mauricio Pochettino
10:00 GMT
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.
A picture taken on August 24, 2014 shows the rubble of an 12-storey apartment building that collaped the day before after it was hit by missiles during an Israeli air strike in the heart of Gaza City. [AFP]
09:41 GMT
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.
A spokesperson for Ann Summers said the name ISIS had been chosen before the terrorist organization came to light (File/AFP)
09:20 GMT
British underwear and sex toys retailer Ann Summers has apologized after it shamelessly named a raunchy lingerie collection 'ISIS'.
Will this student be taught to think or just to regurgitate information?
09:00 GMT
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.
Displaced Palestinian children sit at a UN school in Gaza City, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT
UNRWA criticized the Israeli military for publishing allegations that Hamas fired rockets from a UN school in Gaza over the weekend.
The hilarious moment Haifa was drenched in icy water! (Image: YouTube still)
08:16 GMT
While Haifa Wehbe accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, Nancy Ajram preferred to write a cheque instead!
A Kurdish peshmerga fighter flashes the sign for victory as they head to the front line near Mosul Dam on the outskirts of the northern city of Mosul on August 18, 2014 as fighting continued with Islamic State militants for control of the strategic site. [AFP]
07:54 GMT
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.
Reyaad Khan (left), Nasser Muthana (center), and Abdul Raqib Amin - all British citizens, appeared in an ISIS video, alarming UK authorities of home-grown terrorists (Image: YouTube/AlHayat)
07:08 GMT
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.
A wounded Palestinian man awaits treatment following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:34 GMT
Hamas officials backed Palestine's bid to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), heightening calls for Israeli war crimes to be investigated.
A displaced Palestinian child sleeps on the floor of a UN school in Gaza City, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:18 GMT
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 leaders frequently accuse other Arab nations of funding, backing and helping to create extremist groups like ISIS. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Hezbollah Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said Saturday that the Arab world must understand that ISIS threatens to destroy the world's impression of Islam.
Without the grace period, Syrian refugees living illegally in Lebanon could face severe fines from the Lebanese government. (AFP/Hassan Jarah)
05:00 GMT
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.
Ranking first during all his semesters at AUB, Adib has the highest cumulative GPA in the digitally-recorded history of Lebanon’s leading university.
04:55 GMT
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.
Baghdad has tried to block the KRG from exporting oil on its own, citing a constitutional clause making the central government responsible for oil shipments and revenues.
04:55 GMT
“The Kurds are becoming more confident of their ability to export crude independently of Baghdad.”
A new schedule will be prepared for paying outstanding dues to foreign partners in the petroleum sector,
04:55 GMT
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
While there are no readily available national statistics, a number of experts in the field say anti-depressant sales are on the rise.
04:55 GMT
Recent security and economic concerns are pushing more and more Lebanese into depression, according to psychiatrists.
is Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday urged the private and public sectors to join efforts to define the priorities of the 10-year economic plan he asked the government to draft.
04:55 GMT
“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.
Depending on the legal form of your company, you and your business partners may need to draft and sign a Memorandum of Association (MOA).
04:55 GMT
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 v Manchester United: Preview and Projected Lineups (picture courtesy of
04:13 GMT
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

Nusra Front reportedly holds 15 ISF members and three soldiers from Lebanon. The video said their release depends on Hezbolla's exit from Syria. (AFP/File)
21:31 GMT
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.
Sami Khedira
21:08 GMT
The Germany international has suggested that he is likely to depart the Santiago Bernabeu but pointed out that anything could happen before August 31
American journalist James Foley was beheaded an ISIS jihadi believed to be a British national who experts now think may have also been a rapper in the UK.  (AFP/Aris Messinis)
20:30 GMT
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.
The Tripoli airport has been a long-sought after control post for rival militias. On Saturday, Islamist group Fajr Libya announced it has seized total control. (AFP/File)
20:11 GMT
Libyan Islamist militant group Fajr Libya announced Saturday its seizure of the Tripoli airport from rival nationalist militia groups.
Everton 2-2 Arsenal: Ramsey & Giroud rescue point for Gunners
19:50 GMT
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
FingerNaps are like disposable gloves just for your fingers.
17:28 GMT
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.
Lewis Hamilton
17:22 GMT
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.
Hamas officials sparked Palestinian Authority outrage Saturday after executing more than 20 Palestinians for allegedly conspiring with Israel. (AFP/File)
17:18 GMT
The Palestinian Authority on Saturday condemned the killings of more than 20 Palestinians charged with conspiring with Israel.
Bernie Ecclestone
17:14 GMT
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.
Chelsea 2-0 Leicester City: Costa strikes again as Hazard seals victory
17:10 GMT
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