May 15, 2013
With his time at Manchester United seeming to be coming to a close, striker Wayne Rooney is now facing a problem over his list of potential destinations after German club Bayern Munich dismissed speculations of the player coming to the their side.
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) will invest $30 billion in building and infrastructure projects in the next five to seven years.
Nine percent is the equivalent of adding USD 10 billion to the Bahraini economy every year
Hard-line Iranian lawmakers are gunning for two contenders in next month's elections, a moderate former President and a the incumbent's protege
UAE researchers have discovered the oil extracted from microalgae as a promising alternative to diesel, saying it can run motor engines effectively without any modifications.
Revenue from the sale of hydrocarbons during the period was Dh557 million ($152 million).
"There is not one law in Saudi Arabia that regards violence toward women as an illegal activity": what's really behind Saudi's domestic abuse problem?
The ad is meant to define domestic violence in Saudi Arabia as being a social issue and divert attention from the government’s lack of laws that protect women, writes Mohamed Hemish about a new Saudi campaign on domestic violence.
After launching a range of gas-guzzling supercars over the past few weeks, Dubai Police have decided to turn over a greener leaf with their latest launch - this eco patrol vehicle.
Attacks on east Baghdad alcohol shops leave 12 dead
The Middle East's favorite do-gooder, Angelina Jolie, took the drastic option of having both her breasts removed after she was identified as carrying the BRCA1 cancer gene.
Nakba Day for Palestinians remembering their 'loss' 65 years on in the West Bank did not go unmarked- by violence and injuries resulting after Israelis opened fire on a rally in Bethlehem.
The UN General Assembly is set to vote on a draft resolution that would legitimize the Syrian National Coalition as party to a potential political transition
Fadel Shaker chooses "faithship" over friendship and distances himself from Hussein al Jassmi.
Emirati singer does it again with double-kiss picture.
A video captures an attack on an Egyptian Bishop while in Ramallah-- an act for which the Israeli government had to later apologize; Lebanese singer turned jihadist; KSA to block social media? and Israel has a problem with Russia helping Syria.
The honeymoon is over in Egypt and millions have already signed their divorce papers with President Morsi--they've petitioned for him to be out out office immediately.
Oman National Investment Corporation Holding (ONIC) has reported a net profit of RO3.08mn for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
Some companies are slowly warming up to the idea of establishing an employee savings plan as an alternative to a pension scheme.
May 14, 2013
The English Football Association (FA) is due to vote on a proposal during their annual general meeting that vouches for the introduction of a minimum of five-match-ban for racial abuse, following recent cases of racism during games.
The Wales international has reaffirmed his desire to play for a foreign side at some stage in his career, but is focused on helping his current team secure a Champions League spot
Refusing to let go of "the love of his life", a Saudi man attacks the divorce judge over potential separation ruling.
Kuwaiti women are finally given a chance to prove they can do more than just give birth. They can also save some by being allowed to work as paramedics.
Putin and Netanyahu are meeting on Tuesday to discuss both parties' involvement in the Syrian conflict. Israel might try to talk Russia out of selling missile systems to Syria.
The countdown has begun for the 2013 Iranian presidential elections, which will mark the end of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s turbulent eight years in office, as hundreds of candidates register for his job.
The Iraqi government said on Tuesday that the arrival of Kurds from Turkey was a violation of the country's sovereignty
Ahly and Zamalek paired together in CAF Champions League group stage at Tuesday's draw in Cairo
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) club president Nasser al Khelaifi has rebuffed Real Madrid's approach to take manager Carlo Ancelotti to Santiago Bernabeu.
After making a splash in Dubai, Justin Bieber brought his mother to the stage during his Mother's Day concert in South Africa.
The Central Bank of Oman has urged licensed banks operating in the Sultanate to show more interest in financing small and medium enterprises.
Haifa Wehbe has stolen the show and the bank in a brand spankin’ new Rotana music video that’s positively purrfect.
What's so special about Saudi's small Greenbox Museum that has received more Facebook likes than any other museum in the world?
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly refused to rule out a sensational move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
Kuwait’s GDP has been forecast to grow 1.1 per cent in 2013 as oil prices and production stabilises.
In its first stage, the factory will produce 500,000 tons of titanium dioxide and 250,000 tons of pure raw steel for local consumption.
The UAE’s economic growth is projected to moderate to 3.6 per cent in 2013 from an estimated growth of 4.8 per cent last year.
An apocalyptic image of how far the Syria conflict has mutated- a rebel commander cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into it; Turkey's Erdogan remains a calm voice; and the controversial words of an Egyptian general.
Air Arabia said on Monday its net profit for the first quarter of 2013 jumped 20 per cent to Dh59 million.
The four new cases have been confirmed in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province
The video, which can't be independently verified, appears to show a man mutilating the corpse of a uniformed man, pulling out organs and placing the heart in his mouth
A remote-control aircraft to spy on fans at football matches is the latest crime-busting device launched by police in Dubai.
Iraqi singer Shatha Hassoun keeps fans tantalized with a social network announcement about a joint project with British singer Sami Youssef this coming Holy Month.
No more flying solo for celebrity couple Fares Karam and Rita Karkafi posting pictures of their love on Twitter.
Folks from all walks of life hit up the Cairo Opera House on Wednesday 8 May to attend a fundraising concert to benefit Syrian refugees in Egypt.
Cameron: "Syria's history is being written in the blood of her people and it's happening on our watch."
United States and United Kingdom leaders came together in Washington on Monday to discuss the current situation in Syria and their respective positions on how to involve all parties, including Russia, in finding a peaceful solution to the conflict.
Egyptian reporter stands by his word as his interview with Mubarak has come under investigation.
Anthony was just an average Lebanese young man and that's why his amazing run in The Voice in France left many feeling deep pride; Turkish bombings linked to Banias suspect; American Bedu is gravely ill; and Thomas Friedman misses the mark on Yemen.
Central banks of the Islamic countries have been urged to adopt a separate set of regulation to reduce confusion among Muslim scholars
The UAE markets rose in tandem on Monday, with Dubai Financial Market gaining 0.50 per cent and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange 0.43 per cent.
May 13, 2013
Exactly one year to the day since his side secured the Premier League title, the Italian pays the price for a disappointing season as he is dismissed from the Etihad Stadium
Having stolen a march on Chelsea in the race to sign Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, the free-spending French club are preparing to raid both Manchester giants this summer
Dubai tops the list of cities with the brightest future, followed by the two North American cities of Calgary and Denver
Car bomb goes off near a hospital in Libya, triggering a massive demonstration. Conflicting reports from news agencies on the casualty figures, with claims of death toll between three and 17.
Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini will meet Manchester City authorities on Thursday to finalize his joining date at the club, following manager Roberto Mancini’s expected sacking.
"Detaining women inside their houses will not make a better community, but instead it will sanctify its mistakes"; Education requires teacher involvement; for women, every pound and kilo counts! and making Arabic font cool again.
Opec crude oil output rose in April from its lowest monthly level in more than a year due to the resolution of export disruptions in Iraq and Libya and a rise in Iranian sales
Libya will join its neighbours in tackling sensitive fuel market reforms and plans to do away with all subsidies within three years, Oil Minister Abdelbari Al Arusi said.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may feel the burn of 74 lashes over claims that he has been interfering in the country's elections by endorsing a candidate.
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) received a $3bn Qatari deposit for the purchase of Egyptian bonds on Thursday, confirmed Nidal Assar, the sub-governor of the CBE.
The UAE Cabinet has approved an agreement between the UAE and the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
RAK Petroleum’s assets include a 42.8 per cent holding in Norwegian oil company DNO International ASA.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has asked striker Wayne Rooney to reconsider his transfer request, as he believes Rooney should not be fearful about being axed under the regime of new manager David Moyes.
Football star David Beckham has become the first Englishman to win league medals in four different countries.
An education official in Kuwait announced on Monday that 72 per cent of all teachers of public schools are women, and that the illiteracy rate is declining.
After the Jordanian delegate at the Arab League called for a meeting on Sunday following Wednesday's attacks by Israelis on the Al Haram Al Sharif, the League met yesterday and condemned Israeli behaviour.
"Sustainable peace is impossible without deliberately engaging women" writes Leigh Cuen
Spending money like its going out of style! One bidder dropped $53,000 on a single thobe at a charity auction in Saudi.
The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) ended yesterday’s trading in the red at 7,195.17 points
Prime Minister Hesham Qandil stated that negotiations currently being held with the IMF to secure the country’s pending $4.8bn loan were ongoing
Khaleeji Commercial Bank (KHCB) has signed a three-way memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bahrain Defence Force's Military Consumer Association (MCA) and its main supplier Glabrous International (GI).
The Afghan Taliban says it will release four Turkish hostages, captured last month, soon
Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said the kingdom has no plans to dramatically expand its oil production capacity to 15 million barrels per day
Respiratory virus has killed 15 people of the 24 that have contracted it in Saudi Arabia since it was identified in September 2012
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has been widely criticized for splurging public money on a luxury bed
Shakira was worried she wouldn't be sexy again after giving birth to her first child!
International exhibition basketball team blended comedy and sports to bring fun family entertainment to Cairo.
Moscow and Washington attempt to find a peaceful resolution to the Syrian conflict could be attended by Syrian opposition
Tunisian actress Hind Sabri is preggo no mo' and has announced the birth of her second baby girl on Facebook.
Who could it be?! The Lebanese diva is taunting us with pics and tweets about her her secret romance, but won't spill the deets about who is this mystery man.
Sad, but true – sources confirm that Lebanon’s fave model and popstress is no longer a married lady.
There's more to Baalbeck than Hezbollah. This summer, music fans can have a blast tuning into its festival with performances by artists from across the globe.
All the three indices at Muscat Securities closed in the green, as MSM edges up on positive global sentiment
Strength in global equity markets supported regional sentiment as most GCC stock markets ended Sunday in positive territory. The Muscat Securities Market general index inched up 0.20 per cent to close at 6,264.68.
The six member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are home to four million smokers
According to Egyptian interior minister, three militants with ties to an Al Qaeda cell were arrested in Cairo on Saturday after attempting to blow up an unidentified Western embassy.
Lebanese singer's enhanced curves get full protection at concert, surprising fans.
During Friday's prayers, five ultra Orthodox Jewish men were arrested after trying to interfere with female Jewish activists praying at the Western Wall in East Jerusalem.
The French insurance major Axa can lay claim to what the majority of its global counterparts with Middle East exposures cannot
If persistent rumors of Apple's introducing a low-cost version of its all-conquering iPhone turn out to be correct, it will mark a turning point for the company.
One in four people surveyed in the United Arab Emirates has experienced the frustration of a credit or debit card payment being declined, because the bank incorrectly thought it was fraud
At the moment, Iran has a roughly 25-percent-share of the petrochemicals in the Middle East, and is planning to increase it to 38 percent by the end of the five-year National Development Plan, said Ramezan Oladi, Director for Planning and Development at the National Iranian Petrochemical Company (NIPC).
Ziad Doueiri had his award-winning film "The Attack" banned in Lebanon,and he believes the culprit is the Arab League; witches in the Kingdom of Saudi? ex-coalition Leader in Syria speaks; and love for mothers on this day.
The Parisians have finally sealed their title thanks to a 1-0 win over Olympique Lyonnais at Stade Gerland on Sunday
May 12, 2013
The 71-year-old manager gave an emotional talk on the Old Trafford pitch after his last game in charge of Manchester United at Old Trafford, which ended in a 2-1 win over Swansea
Spanish driver Fernando Alonso thrilled the local crowd Sunday at the Spanish Grand Prix, winning his 32nd Formula 1 race.
Arab superstars caught in a legal catfight as Shams presses charges against Ahlam.
Following Stephen Hawking’s decision to join the academic boycott of Israel, here’s a look at other well known celebrities who have gone the extra mile to show solidarity with the people of Palestine.
Maradona again showed his love and support to the Palestinian people by raising high the flag over his head as the ambassador of the Dubai Sports Council; Yemen remembers "Massacre of the Cabinet", and drones may be done in Pakistan.
The Gunners manager insists that there has been no approach from the big-spending Ligue 1 side and that he would not leave in the middle of his contract like "a thief"
Veteran Manchester United player Paul Scholes has announced for a second time that he would be retiring, days after long-time manager Sir Alex Ferguson said that he would be standing down at the end of the season.
Nabila Ramdani explores the contradictions in international actors' policy towards Syria crisis
Syria has denied being responsible for two car bombs which killed 46 people and wounded dozens more in a Turkish border town on Saturday.