April 15, 2015
With Mount Everest and the South Pole under his belt, Egyptian mountaineer Omar Samra heads to the North Pole in his latest adventure.
As the Saudi-led coalition enters its third week of airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi's ambassador to Lebanon warned Hezbollah to stay out of international dialogue on the escalating crisis following harsh criticism from the Lebanon-based Shiite group.
Author Ramzy Baroud identifies those responsible for the plight of Palestinians living in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp. Resident of Yarmouk are caught between the Syrian regime and Daesh, making every day a living hell.
Famed for his unusual pronouncements, the ever-unpredictable Eric Cantona said on Tuesday that Paris Saint-German and Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore is the best player in world football.
The Human Rights Watch claims to have evidence indicating that Assad's forces used toxic chemicals in several barrel bomb attacks on Idlib between March 16 and 31.
Iraqi Yazidis light candles and paraffin torches outside Lalish temple situated in a valley near Dohuk
Iraqi Yazidis light candles and paraffin torches outside Lalish temple situated in a valley near Dohuk.
Egyptian courts issued a new law which allows for the deportation of homosexual foreigners by the Interior Ministry.
Israeli forces raided the homes of dozens of Hamas members in Nablus in response to increased activity in the area.
400 people are still missing after a migrant boat with 550 aboard capsized Sunday, while nine bodies have been recovered and 144 survivors counted.
Security sources in Lebanon say a deal may soon be forged between al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate, Nusra Front, and the Lebanese government for release of some 16 Lebanese servicemen whose hostage crisis at the extremist group's hands is now in it's ninth month. Meanwhile, the fate of another nine hostages held by Daesh remains unknown.
Egypt moved closer to easing its chronic power shortages this month with the arrival of a floating import terminal marking the start of imports of super-cooled LNG.
Iranian's council for human rights has called on the UN to investigate the alleged sexual abuse of two teenage boys.
The country's authorities said they have "zero tolerance" for begging.
Those finding abandoned plots of land in Dubai are required to report the property to the police within 48 hours
It suggests a package of five policy initiatives to sustain the growth of the financial sector and to spur foreign direct investments (FDIs).
“If we are spending $14 billion out, we should at least be able to get $14 billion in. That is what the opportunity is.”
Haifa Wehbe's not only the most controversial celebrity this Ramadan, she also makes the most cash!
Lapses in border security have allowed transnational crime to grow rampant, speakers at the Interpol World Congress said Tuesday.
April 14, 2015
The Slovenian produced some terrific first-half saves to keep the holders at bay as another feisty Calderon clash finished goalless
The Chilean's second-half penalty was all that separated the sides in Turin in the first leg of their quarter-final tie
About 400 migrants are feared to have drowned after a boat capzied off the coast of Libya, BBC reported Tuesday.
Swiss private banking firm Union Bancaire Privee (UBP) is hoping to boost its Middle East operations following its recent acquisition of the overseas operations of Coutts from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution imposing an arms embargo against Houthi rebels.
Egypt signed a $600 million framework agreement with the China Railway Construction Corporation Limited to renovate railway tracks along the the national railway network.
Saudi government is set to expropriate more than 749 properties around the country at a cost of SR466.4 million ($124 million) for future infrastructure projects.
A prominent leader for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed in a drone strike allegedly conducted by the US.
Getting the job is much easier than being successful in it.
Nokia Oyj is in talks to buy smaller telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent, a deal that would combine the industry’s two weakest players but could pose challenges in cutting costs and overcoming political opposition.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dreams of transforming Istanbul into a financial hub that can rival Dubai or Singapore, but first he needs to win over would-be investors like Ali Bahcuvan.
Daesh has lost ground to Palestinian fighters in Syria's Yarmouk camp, Palestinian officials and a resident said Tuesday.
GCC projects market will continue to grow in 2015 despite lower oil prices and evidence that some government clients are deferring capital investment plans.
The French Open will increase this spring's prize money payout to a record 28 million euros (29.7 million dollars), up three million euros, as the financial arms race continues at the four grand slam events.
Jordan is bracing itself for Kim Kardashian's promised visit just as she rounds up her Holy land tour.
A court in Egypt turned down a request for retrial Tuesday by a politician who received a seven-year prison sentence.
This year, the India by the Nile festival brought several components addressing Egypt's Bollywood lovers, uncovering – or reasserting – the unconditional passion that the population holds towards the Mumbai's riches.
Qatar received a difficult draw for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday as they embark on their final attempt to qualify for the tournament before hosting it in 2022.
The son of a British Labour councilor was caught in Turkey on April 1 along with eight other British citizens, while allegedly trying to illegally enter Syria to join militant groups.
Spanish giants Real Madrid qualified for the semi-finals of the Hamdan Bin Mohammad Under-18 International Football Tournament with a whopping 8-0 win over Al Wasl, while Dubai Club held Al Nasr 2-2 on the third day at the Dubai Police Officers Club on Sunday.
A doctor with the Royal Medical Services and his assistant nurse have discovered a genetic disease undocumented in international medical records.
The first clearing centre in the region to offer RMB clearing and settlement and increase financial connectivity between China.
The vehicles are carrying approximately 100 Palestinian doctors to Jerusalem.
Emirati students can now learn forensic science at Amity University’s Dubai campus.
The extremist group made advances into the country's Baiji refinery, some 200 kilometers north of Baghdad, seizing crude oil tanks and killing the complex's commander in charge.
Locals continue getting married in Mosul; Egyptians call for legalization of hashish; and Turkey looks back on the Armenian genocide.
Somali security forces have regained control of a government ministry in the capital from al-Shabaab, a security official said Tuesday.
The UAE has one of the largest carbon footprints in the world
After Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a 5-year ban on the project Monday, the head of the Iranian security council said Tuesday his country expects the delivery of the S-300 missile system by the end of this year from Russia.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Prime announced approximately 330 troops will join a New Zealand contingent in training Iraqi military at base north of Baghdad.
Iran will appoint Foreign Minister Marzieh Afkham to a foreign ambassador posting, making her the country's second ever woman to take up the position, and the first since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
Two Islamic parties have proposed an alcohol ban in Indonesia, a country famous for having the world's largest Muslim population.
In order to receive marriage financial aid, Saudi's Ministry of Social Affairs now requires an attestation from an imam confirming that applicants pray five times a day.
Armed tribesman seized the Balhaf oil plant from an army unit on Tuesday.
Known for being an author and animated film creator, Marjane Satrapi is ready to reinvent herself.
Will his on again-off again gf Khloe K remain in the region to see French Montana perform at the JW Mariott Marquis on Thursday, April 23?
In a second round of peace talks, the UN strongly encouraged Libya's rival parties to form a national unity government.
Syrian actress Lina Diab is nowhere to be found!
Pakistani labourers fill bags with rice outside a storage centre near Lahore .
Now over two weeks old, the Saudi-led coalition targeted areas across Yemen Tuesday as ground fighting intensified in the war-torn country.
Two separate bombings in the areas around Baghdad killed a total of eleven civilians and injuring 23 others on Tuesday morning.
A year ago today, Boko Haram jihadists stormed a girls boarding school, abducting 275 girls. Some 50 escaped on the night of the attack, but most of them have not been seen since.
While Israel branded Iran as a “messianic and apocalyptic regime," Zakaria argues that it is in fact a rational, but perhaps not reasonable, state.
Vin Diesel will be filming scenes from his new film "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in Iraq.
The US Department of Defense announced Daesh lost up to 25 percent of the territory it had previously claimed in Iraq.
After the militant group's statement agaist Saudi Arabia, Lebanese expats living in Gulf nations say they feel threatened.
Saudi filmmakers celebrated the the second government-approved film festival in Saudi Arabia.
The US particularly criticized Egypt's frequent use of mass trials and sentencing, following the recent conviction 37 defendants to life terms, including Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan.
Only one more night until epic rapper Lil Jon bounces into the Emirates for a gig at Dubai's Cavalli Club on April 15.
She's become quite the fashion icon, we attribute it to her Beirut roots, but we're surprised Amal Clooney chose a biker jacket and jeans to visit her celebrity husband on set.
Dubai residents are famous for calling the emergency line for non-life threatening cases, like a sick cat!
Emiratis were the most likely to spend their bonus payments while Indian expats are most likely to invest their bonus payments in a savings scheme.
Baptizing baby North, meeting the Jerusalem mayor, and potentially crossing into Jordan to promote tourism all after spending five days in Kim's Armenian homeland make for one epic trip to the Holy Land.
According to the PLO, Daesh has resorted to using heavy machinery and artillery inside Yarmouk refugee camp, located in the outskirts of Damascus.
The United Nations Security Council will vote on a draft resolution which proposes imposing an arms arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi leaders and urge the movement to withdraw from the territories under its control.
A Daesh militant likely behind several recruits for the group was arrested in east Lebanon.
Filipino politician and boxer Manny Pacquiao is following a rigorous training routine ahead of his mega-bout with unbeaten US boxer Floyd Mayweather, and he has been using only his left hand to stop his opponents while sparring.
The King penguin chick hatched at Ski Dubai on February 17, 2015 and is part of the Snow Penguins programme, an extension of a multi-generation breeding programme in the US.
Fragrances accounted for 19.6 percent of the Middle East and Africa's beauty and wellness market in 2014,
All nine Lebanese truck drivers kidnapped by al-Nusra Front on the border between Syria and Jordan returned home Monday.
Boeing and Injaz Saudi Arabia signs a strategic partnerships agreement with more than SR500,000 to sponsor 20 schools within "Safeer Initiative".
Oil prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains, but the persistent global supply glut will likely cap advances, analysts said
Being a minority recruit in Iran's military; one Qatari restaurant's free food handouts; and modern-day slavery in the Gulf.
Israeli settlers in occupied territories are exploiting Palestinian children for cheap labor and depriving them of the opportunity to attend school, the Human Rights Watch said Monday.
April 13, 2015
Scheduled to open in 2017 as the third hotel in the Delano portfolio, Delano Dubai's 110-key deluxe hotel apartment property will be situated on Palm Jumeirah
Qatar Airways' passengers can expect great savings to global destinations across the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Americas with its latest "A World of Fabulous Fares" promotion.
Six months after donors pledged billions of dollars (euros) for devastated Gaza, most of the money remains blocked.
French oil and gas giant Total has pulled out of a deepwater block in offshore Oman after failing to make commercially attractive discoveries.
Fashion TV, a French-based fashion and lifestyle broadcaster, is eyeing the GCC to launch its brand of hotels and residences.
Australia’s Trade Minister, Andrew Robb, wants the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which includes the UAE, to make a regional free trade agreement a top priority.
Gulf Business compares what Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways offer versus their counterparts in the US.
Apple Watch comes with a choice of watch case, band and size — there are 54 possible configurations in all.
Someone always wins an argument. Every argument will leave you changed.
The Barcelona star admitted that injuries and issues off the pitch affected his performance but said those days are now over
Former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten was sentenced to life in prison. The other three guards will serve 30 years.
Stained glass and sunlight create a daily magic show inside a 19th century Iranian mosque.
Putin has signed a presidential decree paving the way for the delivery of the S-300 missile system Monday.
The UN's cultural agency issued a fresh condemnation Monday of jihadists' destruction of Iraq's Nimrud, once the jewel of Assyria and home to a treasure considered one of the 20th century's main archaeological finds.