July 8, 2014
Samsung Electronics’ earnings fell by almost a quarter in the three months to June, after the South Korean group was caught out by unexpectedly low demand for its smartphones in China and Europe.
Mall of the World, the latest addition to Dubai’s retail, hospitality and leisure offering, is expected to boost visitor numbers and further strengthen the emirate’s mall development pipeline.
At least eight people were killed north of Iraq's capital Tuesday as Baghdad officials attempt to counter the jihadist offensive sweeping the country.
It is hard to believe that we are already to the semi-finals and have only four games left as we decide the top four nations in World Football.
The EU along with the Agriculture Ministry is donating $2 million to support reforestation in Lebanon.
Two Palestinian men were killed after an Israeli settler ran them over in what is believed to be another revenge attack.
Hassan al Raddad paid the price for being too active!
The Iraqi military is building fortifications near Baghdad in preparation for an ISIL advance.
Muslim leaders in the UK called for unity and urged British citizens not to travel to Iraq and Syria and join terrorist groups such as ISIL.
Syrian women who have fled the civil war often must face their struggles alone.
A collective Blogs Roundup on the politics of the Middle East including Iraq's Maliki and an exclusive transcript of a conversation between Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his psychiatrist.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi donated 500,000 Egyptian pounds to a bank account opened to receive donations for the ailing economy.
A number of shells landed in the Saudi Arabian region of Arar as the kingdom stepped up security along the border with Iraq.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, is enforcing a strict and extreme Sharia law on the people forced to live under his rule.
Depicting the world of Egypt's 'mahraganat' music, the documentary will be screened on Wednesday 9 July in London.
Mohammad Fouad didn't know this would be the reaction of his viewers, so he had to explain the use of the Israeli flag on his prank show!
Heavy clashes between Shia Houthi rebels and Sunni tribesmen backed by government forces erupted in northern Yemen.
Nancy posted the latest pic of her little girls before they jetted off on holiday! (Image: Facebook)
The family murdered Palestinian teen, Muhammed Abu Khdeir, said on Monday they "refused to welcome" condolences from the former Israeli president, Shimon Peres, for their son.
Crowdfunding is becoming a popular way to pursue venture capital in Palestine.
The 20th MedFilm Festival opened on Friday in Rome with Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl, one of several Egyptian films to be screened until 11 July.
Hamdi Swelim (L), uncle of Tariq Abu Khder
Forty-five thousand Syrian refugees were removed from the UNHCR's registry and verification program in Lebanon because they "failed to keep in contact", according to a spokesperson.
Israel is calling up its reservist forces as tensions with Palestinians increase.
There were far too many commercial breaks in "Saraya Abdeen", and Ahlam ain't got no time for that!
"It's Time" to spill you guts, Somaya! Al Khashab says getting raped 18 times was the hardest scene ever
No one was surprised when Egyptian actress Somaya Al Khashab described a rape scene she had to film 18 times as the hardest of her career.
Developers in Dubai have announced plans to build a 48 million square-foot climate-controlled city.
Israeli fighter jets are launching a series of new airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
Foreign reserves are now the lowest since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.
In particular, GCC governments wanting to provide aid should orient it towards Aid-for- Trade enabling and facilitating reforms and investments.
His Majesty King Abdullah’s visit to Mexico has laid down the basis of improved economic relations between the two countries.
The Gunners are expected to complete the signing of the France international, as talks with Barcelona over the acquisition of Alexis Sanchez progress
Financial problems were listed among the reasons for suicide in Turkey last year, according to figures from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) released last month.
Royal Dutch Shell is ending investments in a gas development project in Saudi Arabia, complicating the top oil exporter’s efforts to exploit its huge gas reserves.
July 7, 2014
"We have asked them to submit their bids for this project. We intend to sign the contract with the winning bidders in early October," he said.
Once users are on the Google Flight Search tool, they are able to quickly and easily conduct searches for different flight routings
The Egyptian army will send buses to the streets to help transport civilians.
Overtaking Oxford Street and the Champs Elysee? Dubai's upcoming Mall of the World and what it means for the country's prospects
“The unveiling of Dubai Holding’s proposals for The Mall of the World will form part of a strengthening mall development pipeline that is critical to unlocking Dubai’s vision,” says Cluttons.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has defended cuts to Egyptian subsidies.
Iraq's new parliament delayed a key session scheduled for Tuesday.
Hailed by The New York Times as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet,” Lang wowed the Lebanese crowd at the opening performance of this year's Byblos International Festival on Thursday evening.
They'd been separated for over a year, but George Kurdahi managed to do some marriage magic and bring a couple back together on his show.
A suicide bomb exploded at a checkpoint in northern Baghdad Monday.
The Bosnian made history by leading the north African nation into the last 16 of the World Cup but says his work was "stigmatised" in some sections of the press
The head of Lebanon's parliamentary Health Committee MP Atef Majdalani said Syrian doctors and nurses are practicing illegally in Lebanese hospitals and clinics.
Egypt's new government is cutting fuel subsidies in an effort to save the economy.
Manchester United have already started their defensive renovation with the hopeful addition of Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal and the already completed move of Southampton youngster Luke Shaw. It now appears that right back is their next priority according to reports from the Star.
Ramadan survival guide 2014: Ramadan survival guide - what to expect if you're new to the fasting month, besides the obvious do's and don't's. This is our guide to the cultural habits and atmosphere you can expect to participate in or enjoy this holy month.
Basma Bousel gave her and Tamer Hosny's fans something to smile about this week!
Marco Rodriguez, the referee who failed to see Luis Suarez biting Giorgio Chiellini, has been assigned to referee the World Cup Semi-final in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.
A military judge on Monday charged 28 suspects with belonging to the radical Sunni group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip to voice their anger over the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager who was burned alive by Israeli settlers.
Roma have confirmed the signing of Ashley Cole on a two-year deal following his departure from Chelsea.
Italian public TV station Rai 1 will introduce the Italian public to Arab music icons for the first time in their TV history. Meanwhile, Dubai is planning the world’s largest Underwater Theme Park.
Bad decisions always bite: labor crackdown, consumer borrowing suggested as potential reasons for Saudi Arabia's slowed economic growth
In the first quarter, growth in all three sectors that relied on cheap foreign labor — construction, retail and transport — slowed markedly from a year ago.
An army officer was shot dead by unknown assailants in the Nile Delta. Police are unsure if the killing was related to political or criminal activity as investigations continue.
Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix on Sunday, and is now four points of Nico Rosberg in the 2014 Formula One title race.
A cross-dressing man was jailed for one month in Bahrain for wearing women's accessories and "walking in a feminine way".
Gulf markets ended their worst quarter in many years, as almost all indices in the region ended the month on a negative note.
At least 35 people were killed and 40 injured as Shia rebels clashed with tribesmen allied with the government in Yemen.
FM says his differences of opinion with Prime Minister Netanyahu, particularly on handling of Gaza rocket threat, have made a continued union impossible; says Yisrael Beytenu will continue to be a part of coalition.
Kinda Alloush compares each acting role to a different dish... our guess is as good as yours!
IAF strikes in Gaza following 25 rockets throughout day; Hamas says Israel "will pay" for escalation; mortar shell lands in Golan Heights from Syria, IDF retaliates with gunfire.
The complications surrounding Lebanon's policy for Syrian refugees are back on the negotiating table with the UNHCR.
A father who stoned his pregnant daughter to death outside a Lahore courthouse has been found guilty of murder along with four other men from the victim's family.
"We worked immediately to find the perpetrators, they will be tried and brought to justice," says Netanyahu.
Shotgun Wedding? If Amal Alamuddin is 3 months pregnant with Clooney's baby, that explains the rushed engagement!
So scandalous! Is Amal Alamuddin really pregnant with George Clooney's baby before they walked down the aisle?
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a Kurdish referendum for independence would be a "catastrophic division of Iraq".
Israeli air raids killed nine Palestinian fighters and injured at least five civilians across the besieged Gaza Strip overnight.
President Clooney? George wants to enter the White House and Amal Alamuddin will help him do just that!
What a lovely wife-to-be lawyer Amal Alamuddin is for helping George Clooney achieve his ambitions for entering the White House.
Tariq Abu Khder (C), a Palestinian-US teenager who was allegedly
Protesters on Sunday clashed with police following the arrest of a leading opposition figure. MP Musallam al-Barrak was arrested on June 2, sparking unauthorized demonstrations.
Supporters of Kuwaiti opposition leader and former MP Mussallam al-Barrak
Star Wars Episode VII, filmed partially in the UAE, adds two stars to cast list as release date moved up a week
Abu Dhabi is the lucky locale of the latest sequence from Star Wars, which has recently updated its cast list and release date.
The Syrian opposition National Coalition says Hezbollah is selling refugees' organs to cope with its current financial hardship due to its involvement in Syria's civil war.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called on the UN Sunday to form an international committee to investigate Israeli crimes committed against Palestinians.
In the context of Islamic economy contemplation, here are three thoughts for consideration during the holy month of Ramadan.
Sanaa's finances have deteriorated as it has been caught in a nationwide fight against al Qaeda militants and other rebel groups.
This week brings hippies inhabiting Israel the chance to relive memories at the sixth annual Jerusalem Woodstock Revival on July 10.
A parody of itself? Dubai to build climate-controlled 'city' and a mall bigger than the world's biggest
Already home to one of the globe’s biggest indoor shopping complexes, Dubai Mall, the glitzy emirate known for its love of grandiose projects said it is now planning to build the “Mall of the World”.
Since his inauguration a month ago, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has adopted several economic measures that have shaped Egypt’s economic climate.
The resolution replaces old amendments to the Sales Tax Act, which were not implemented and were postponed after facing broad popular opposition.
The end of the energy market as we know it: US overtakes Russia and Saudi Arabia as world's largest oil and gas producer
The US has overtaken Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the largest producer of crude and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the past six months.
Spending by GCC visitors has been quite robust since the start of the mega-football tournament.
July 6, 2014
Novak Djokovic claimed a second Wimbledon title after coming out on top in an extraordinary battle of wills against seven-times winner Roger Federer, eventually triumphing 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4 in a gripping encounter on Sunday.
Libya's central government called for an end to fighting in the country's eastern city of Benghazi Sunday.
Iran's got a thing for babies--and Tehran is ready to go to new limits to encourage Persian pregnancy.
The Palestinian-American teenager who was brutally beaten by Israeli police and arrested without charges in Jerusalem was sentenced to house arrest for nine days ahead of his trial.
Iranian leadership told the media Sunday that while it backs Iraq Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki's bid to continue as the country's premier, Tehran is also ready to support "any candidate chosen by the Iraqi parliament."
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the country's state news agency this week that despite rumors, Tehran has not ever had plans to visit Saudi Arabia.
Brazil football team vice-captain David Luiz has reportedly promised to help his side win the World Cup for their injured star striker Neymar.
Syria's opposition group will meet this week in Istanbul to elect a new president.
At least 30,000 people were forced to leave their homes in eastern Syrian by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) Saturday.
FIFA has said that it is investigation the tackle on Brazilian football ace Neymar, which saw the striker ruled out of the rest of the World Cup.
Argentina's Angel Di Maria is reportedly out of the FIFA World Cup after suffering a muscle tear in his thigh during his side's 1-0 victory over Belgium.
The U.S. has voiced concern after a 15-year-old American-Palestinian was filmed being severely beaten by Israeli police in Jerusalem. The teen has now been released from Israeli custody and is under house arrest.
Facebook group calls for the cancellation of Nelly Karim's "inappropriate" TV drama "Women's Prison"
A Facebook group has been created to petition for the cancellation of Nelly Karim's latest TV drama "Sijn Al Nisa'a" (Women's Prison).
Kurds in Iraq will press ahead with a referendum to have an independent state despite refusal from Nouri al-Maliki to accept any proposals.