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October 6, 2015

Janet Jackson and her husband Wissam Al Mana attend the Hermes SS16 show at Paris Fashion Week. (AFP)
08:42 GMT
Janet Jackson and her husband Wissam Al Mana attend the Hermes SS16 show at Paris Fashion Week.
Israeli troops fire rounds at Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, October 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Israeli forces destroyed the homes of two Palestinian men who had carried out attacks in Jerusalem last year.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the Assad government to be removed from power. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a "transition" of a new government in Syria was needed to solve the country's humanitarian crisis.
The weather forecaster made the bizarre comments on the Rossiya 24 channel. (Screenshot/Mirror)
08:00 GMT
In one of the most bizarre weather reports ever, a Russian presenter predicted "perfect conditions" for bombing Syria.
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the White House, October 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:59 GMT
Russia's military involvement in Syria has deepened the crisis and further complicated things in the region. It's time for the US and indeed its government to take action.
King Abdullah II of Jordan attends the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Countering Violent Extremism on the sideline of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN in New York on September 29, 2015. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
07:56 GMT
The Jordanian King and Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council emphasized deep ties between the two respective countries.
A Yemeni man walks past a member of the Saudi military in the southern city of Aden on September 27, 2015. President Hadi, who returned recently to his country after a nearly six-month exile, urged Shiite rebels to lay down their arms and resume dialogue to end Yemen's conflict, as he left for the UN General Assembly. (AFP/Ahmed Farwan)
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A rocket propelled grenade struck the Qasr Hotel in Aden, where a number of Yemeni officials were said to be staying. It is unclear if any officials are among the casualties.
The tribesmen were abducted by Daesh from the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Sunday. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT
Daesh militants executed 70 Sunni tribesmen after they were abducted from the western Iraqi province of Anbar.
Israeli soldiers wrestle a Palestinian protester during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, October 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
A press freedoms watchdog accused Israel's army of deliberately targeting and attacking Palestinian journalists in Jerusalem and the West Bank during ongoing clashes.
A Palestinian boy wears a scarf with the colors of the Palestinian flag during a rally in Gaza City on May 15, 2012 to mark Nakba day, which commemorates the exodus of hundreds of thousands of their kin after the establishment of Israel state in 1948. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
05:30 GMT
Israeli security forces arrived at the home of Muhammad Jamal al-Jaabri seeking to arrest his son Yousef for rock-throwing, only to learn young Yousef was just three years old.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters flash the Rabaa sign in solidarity with the movement. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
According to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood was responsible for the vast majority of protest activity.
Mutual feedback, and learning to cope with criticism will help your rapport grow. (Shutterstock)
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Establishing and maintaining a good professional relationship with your manager can affect short and long term success career success.
Saudi women take a selfie at a football game in September 2014.  (AFP/Karim Sahib)
04:57 GMT
Women's rights in the Kingdom from a female Saudi perspective; talking to Christian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan; and is Yemen becoming Saudi Arabia's Vietnam?
The YPG has been a major force against Daesh along the Turkish border and plans to launch an offensive toward Daesh's de facto capital, Raqqa. (AFP/File)
04:27 GMT
The YPG is preparing to take Daesh in a fight toward Raqqa, and they might get some help.
When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was asked recently what he would do to stop ISIS, he bragged that if he could “take on 100,000 protesters” in Wisconsin, he could “do the same across the globe.” Most rational people agreed that suppressing a labor union protest in America is not the same as battling militant fanatics in Iraq and Syria.
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Americans are famously ignorant about the rest of the world, but one would think the country’s presidential candidates would have at least a basic knowledge about the Middle East. They don’t.
Lebanon has hosted about 1.2 million Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
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It's no surprise which two Middle Eastern countries come out on top.

October 5, 2015

The tennis arenas are part of a massive expansion of 360 Mall in Kuwait. The project intends to attract a wider range of visitors to the mall. (Facebook)
22:48 GMT
A developer confirmed Monday that a tennis stadium will be built at the 360 Mall in Kuwait. The project will begin next month and should be completed in 2019.
21:59 GMT
UAE’s Ministry of Interior has completed its preparations to participate in organizing the Abu Dhabi Cycling World Tour, will achieve a significant qualitative leap for the future of the sports industry in the region.
Burnt cars are seen at the site of a car bomb explosion near a liquor store in central Baghdad's Battaween area early on September 29, 2015. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
19:59 GMT
Out of the three bombings, the most devastating killed 35 people in the town of Khalis in the eastern province of Diyala on Monday.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 smartwatch will be available in the UAE in one month. (Twitter)
19:41 GMT
Samsung Electronics on Saturday unveiled its Galaxy Gear S2 smartwatch for the first time in the Middle East at the 25th anniversary edition of Gitex Shopper in Dubai.
Standard & Poor's will host the 4th Annual Islamic Finance Conference in Dubai on October 6, 2015. (Al Bawaba/File)
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2016 will be a crossroads for Islamic finance, according to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P). Falling oil prices and low interest rates internationally present a challenge, while the standardization of Islamic finance products
An Su-27 fighter jet operated by Russia's air force, similar to those flying sorties over Syria. (Wikimedia/Vitaly V. Kuzmin)
18:23 GMT
Russia's ambassador to Turkey said his the separate incidents in which Moscow-operated jets violated Turkish airspace were a "mistake" that would not happen again.
Syrian actors Amal Arafa and Abdel Minem Amairi are no longer a couple. (Laha Magazine)
18:15 GMT
Syrian actors Amal Arafa and Abdel Minem Amairi are no longer a couple.
Lebanese youth stage a protest in Beirut in September 2015. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
17:55 GMT
A coalition of trade and teachers' unions Monday declared a general strike for Oct. 20, 26 and Nov. 4 to bring attention back to their four-year-long struggle for wage hikes.
Wael Kfoury has a big collection of fancy cars in his garage. (YouTube)
17:44 GMT
Wael Kfoury has a big collection of fancy cars in his garage.
Cyber crimes that promote terrorist thought or organizations or harm state interests or reputation will be sentenced to prison for 10 year and fined the maximum amount of $2.67 million. (Al Bawaba/File)
17:05 GMT
Saudi Arabia plans to combat cyber crime by stiffening punishments for offenders. The proposed amendments include imprisonment for a maximum period of 10 years and fines with a ceiling of SR10 million (USD2.67 million).
The new era of the Syrian conflict is defined by which side of the Russia strikes you end up on. (AFP/File)
17:04 GMT
The new era of the Syrian conflict is defined by which side of the Russia strikes you end up on.
Gen. John Campbell made the statement at a hastily arranged Pentagon news conference. (AFP/File)
16:58 GMT
The preliminary investigation by NATO revealed Afgahn forces had requested air support from US forces that resulted in the bombing of a Medecines Sans Frontieres and the deaths of at least 22 people.
Aziz Yildirim
16:58 GMT
Prosecutors on Monday called for football match-fixing charges against Fenerbahce President Aziz Yildirim to be dropped.
According to industry expert Shaheen Chohan, oil prices could drop to $60 a barrel in the next 12-18 months. (Al Bawaba/File)
16:53 GMT
While the Middle East still has one of the lowest break-even prices for crude oil, falling oil prices will put pressure on fiscal budgets and could result in a knock-on effect as governments reduce spending on certain projects.
Elissa and her friend Christine at Elie Saab's show in Paris. (Instagram)
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Elissa attended Elie Saab's after party at Paris Fashion week and Kris Jenner was there to capture it.
An interior view shows the Luzhniki stadium, which is under construction, in Moscow on July 9, 2015
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A fire erupted on Monday at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, which is undergoing construction work in preparation for it to host the 2018 World Cup final.
Oman national team
16:06 GMT
Oman coach Paul Le Guen has named a 23-member squad for the forthcoming FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier against Iran, which will be played at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on October 8.
Assaf and Lina got engaged in Sep 2015. (File photo)
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Here's everything you were dying to know about Mohammed Assaf's new girl.
Kendall Jenner closed the show in a stunning sequined jumpsuit. (Instagram)
15:00 GMT
The Lebanese couturier proves that he's at the top of his game with Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Lily Donaldson on his runway.
Videos emerged Monday afternoon purporting to show the downing of a Syrian (or Russian) aircraft in eastern Ghouta, now social media's debating what happened. (Twitter)
14:47 GMT
Was it Russian, Syrian? Technical failure or shoot-down? Here come the social media wars.
People survey damage caused by clashes between Turkish security forces and PKK militants in the city of Cizre September 12, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:40 GMT
A statement from the office of Turkey Interior Minister, Selami Altinok, said more than 2,000 militants had been killed in 4,328 security operations.
The video of the assault, and images of the waiter's injuries, spread quickly over social media. (Twitter)
14:14 GMT
Egyptian citizen Khaled Othman was assaulted Friday night by a Jordanian parliament member, along with others at his workplace in a restaurant in the city Aqaba in Jordan.
Syrian girls write in a classroom at a primary school in the northern city of Aleppo as the new school year starts. (AFP/Baraa Al-Halabi)
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Syrian girls write in a classroom at a primary school in the northern city of Aleppo as the new school year starts. (AFP/Baraa Al-Halabi)
Palestinian youth run from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces during clashes over the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, on September 29, 2015, at the main entrance of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. (AFP/Musa al-Shaer)
14:00 GMT
Twelve-year-old Abed al-Rahman Shadi Obeidallah was shot in the chest by Israeli forces during clashes in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem.
A security check outside the Green Zone in Baghdad, March 2013. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi).
13:23 GMT
A statement released by the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said opening the four square miles of fortified area is part of a reform package promised to the Iraqi people.
Yemeni women take part in a demonstration on October 4, 2015 in front of the United Nations (UN) office in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, against ongoing military operations carried out by the Saudi-led coalition. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Yemeni women gathered outside the United Nations office in the capital city of Sanaa to protest the Saudi-led relentless offensive.
Lebanese security forces conduct operations in the country's Bekaa Valley. (AFP/File)
12:33 GMT
A second bomb was discovered after security forces cordoned off the area. No injuries were reported int the attack.
Israeli police stand in front of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, October 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
UN chief Ban ki-Moon appealed for calm in Jerusalem and the West Bank following days of ongoing violence.
Israeli soldiers walk towards Palestinian protesters during clashes near the illegal Jewish settlement of Bet El in the West Bank, October 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:51 GMT
Hundreds of Palestinians were injured during clashes with settlers and Israeli troops in the past 24 hours, according to the Palestine Red Crescent Society.
UAE rugby team (source: emirates247)
11:51 GMT
The Arab Rugby Federation, ARF, has officially been formed following an extraordinary general meeting held in Dubai on October 1st.
Pope Francis leads a mass for the opening of the synod on the family on October 4, 2015 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican. (AFP/Tiziana Fabi)
11:30 GMT
In a letter to unidentified Maronite officials, Pope Francis urged Lebanon's Christian leaders to unite to fill the country's presidential vacuum.
Rotana's Al Marwa Rayhaan hotel in Mecca. (Agoda)
11:26 GMT
Rotana grabs a bigger share of Saudi Arabia's hotel market, the largest in the Arab world.
A company source was quoted as saying that VW was considering a move into Iran with the mass-market Skoda and Seat brands. (Pixabay)
11:13 GMT
Looking to exploit the potential of Iran's promising car market, VW officials joined German reps from Daimler, Siemens, BASF and tourism officials on a fact-finding visit to Iran.
Karpowership works on a power-generating ship off the coast of Zouk Mosbeh, just north of Beirut. (Shutterstock/Canghai76)
10:37 GMT
'Karpowership' contracted by state-run EDL denies registering over 50 Turkish professionals under fraudulent job titles.
Russian Air Force Su-24 bombers fly Feb. 11 during a military exercise in southern Russia. (AFP/Sergey Venyavsky)
10:30 GMT
A Russian plane reportedly violated Turkish air space in the Yayladagi/Hatay region when it was intercepted by two F-16s from the Turkish Air Force, which were patrolling the region.
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum with Mr. David Thomson during the #2015GIES opening ceremony. (Twitter)
10:07 GMT
The event will be examining the seven core pillars within the Islamic economy, including halal tourism and Islamic finance.
The Taliban claimed the execution was a revenge attack against the Pakistani government. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Taliban militants released a video purporting the hanging of a Pakistani military officer in a revenge attack against the country's government.
Gigi Hadid, actor Cully Smoller, and Kendall Jenner in their custom Paris Saint-Germain team kits. (Instagram)
10:00 GMT
It's Paris Fashion Week, but all work and no play make very bored supermodels, so Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner headed to see Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Marseille.
The Kurdish YPG made some significant strides against Daesh in the north. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT
From YPG clashes in Hasakah, to regime control in As-Suwayda, these images may clarify the country's territorial disputes.
Palestinian youth burn tires during clashes with Israeli soldiers close to the Jewish settlement of Bet El, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 4, 2015 after Israel barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
09:30 GMT
Eighteen-year-old Huthayfa Othman Suleiman was shot in the chest during clashes and died in the operating room.
The Dubai Parks and & Resorts project will include three theme parks and over 65 restaurants. (The Arab Weekly)
09:24 GMT
Bridges contract is for the 25 million sq foot project which will include Motiongate, Bollywood Parks, and Legoland Park and Legoland Water Park.
Arab boyband The Five have finally released their first music video. Woohoo! (Facebook)
09:18 GMT
Arab boyband The Five have finally released their first music video. Woohoo!
Egypt's President Sisi and Ethiopian PM Desalegn had previously confirmed the date of the meeting at the UN General Assembly. (File photo)
09:10 GMT
Ethiopia's latest meeting with Sudan and Egypt to resolve building of Africa's largest hydroelectric power plant has been postponed again.
David Cameron said Russia was targeting anti-Assad rebels over Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Russian military action in Syria would make the region more unstable during an interview with the BBC.
Owner Pinhas Slobodnik employs around 120 Muslims in the factory. (Shutterstock/File)
09:00 GMT
While there might be unrest between Israel and Palestine, these Jews and Muslims in Russia are working together to provide the country with halal meat.
The biggest branch network and latest technology becomes irrelevant with poor customer service. (Shutterstock)
08:57 GMT
Finding the right bank can make a huge difference when settling in to a new life. Choose wisely!
Being discerning in prioritizing projects can help in managing your time. (Shutterstock)
08:41 GMT
Work, like life, is busy. Make the most of what matters by managing your time effectively.
Bashar al-Assad accused the West of "plotting against Syria". (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad blamed the US-led coalition for the expansion of Daesh in the country.
Haifa Wehbe came under fire for her sexy 'Breathing You In' video. (Instagram)
08:27 GMT
Egyptian dancers Shakira and Bardis get 'only' three months in prison instead of six!
Hanna Mahameed suffered from severe burns to her face. (Image: Facebook)
08:03 GMT
Al Mayadeen journalist Hanna Mahameed was covering clashes outside Fadi Alloun's home in the West Bank when she was hit in the face with bomb fragments, resulting in extensive burns.
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (R) meets with his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi at the presidential palace in Cairo on October 4, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
08:00 GMT
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi agreed at a joint press conference in Cairo to unite in the fight against terrorism, of which both countries have fallen victim to.
The 24-year-old man of Pakistani origin was accused of stealing a toothbrush. (Shutterstock/File)
08:00 GMT
A porter working in Dubai's airport was accused of stealing a toothbrush and charger from a passenger's luggage.
A file picture taken on June 19, 2010 shows the Arch of Triumph among the Roman ruins of Palmyra, 220 kms northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT
Daesh allegedly obliterated the two-thousand-year-old Arch of Triumph with explosives.
Hamas positions were targeted by the IDF in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT
IDF fighter jets raided Hamas positions in the Gaza strip in the early hours of Monday following alleged rocket attacks into southern Israel.
An Israeli soldier hurls a smoke grenade during clashes with Palestinian youth close to the Jewish settlement of Bet El, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 4, 2015 after Israel barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
07:19 GMT
The Palestinian Authority issued a statement condemning the recent Israeli escalation in the West Bank and Jerusalem, as clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces continue.
Six people were arrested in Casablanca while Spanish police detained four others. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT
Security forces in Spain and Morocco arrested ten people for reportedly recruiting for Daesh in the Middle East.
An Israeli soldier hurls a smoke grenade during clashes with Palestinians near Ramallah, October 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
While tensions continue to escalate in Jerusalem over the Al-Aqsa Mosque, rumors are growing of a third intifada. Could the Palestine-Israel conflict further spiral out of control?
Israeli soldiers aim towards Palestinian youths during clashes in the West Bank town of Hebron, October 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Dozens of Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated bullets during clashes with Israeli soldiers amid ongoing tension over the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
A member of Medecins Sans Frontieres carries a young migrant aboard during a rescue operation by the NGO with the Dignity 1 search and rescue vessel in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Libya on September 28, 2015. (AFP/Ricardo Garcia Vilanova)
06:00 GMT
Libyan Red Crescent officials said the victims were refugees form African countries, setting off to Europe from Libya.
This phenomenon is nothing new to Kuwait. (Shutterstock)
05:30 GMT
The driver seemed to be under the impression his foreign license plate rendered him immune from traffic violations.
The Lebanese border town of Arsal is host to thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing conflict in Syria. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Unknown gunmen in a black SUV gunned down Syrian national Abdullah Abou Hassan in the northern Lebanese border town of Arsal on Sunday.
A man sits outside of his barber shop in Amman, Jordan.  Many older residents of the city's historic neighborhoods feel that the up-and-coming hipster scene is pushing them away.  (Albawaba/Madeline Edwards)
04:59 GMT
It's a stereotype that Jordanians are too serious to be cool - so is a new wave of hipsters in Amman's coolest neighborhood hurting locals?; why Palestine and Israel need the 'politics of love'; and Game of Thrones reimagined in Lebanon.
Social media users around the world showed concern over Islamic expansion, while others used the hashtag to make fun of the fear. (AFP/File)
00:20 GMT
Islamophobic sentiments are still as strong as ever, but some people are transforming the hashtag into satire.

October 4, 2015

The US involvement in Turkey's conflict with the PKK has been a major source of controversy. (AFP/File)
23:01 GMT
A Washington Post story published in 2011 was a big problem for State Department officials.
Hector Cuper
22:00 GMT
Hector Cuper has praised Zamalek's 'spirit' despite their aggregate defeat
The Etisalat ad showed a father slapping his son. (Screenshot)
20:28 GMT
Egypt's Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) banned an Etisalat ad for featuring domestic violence.
The Ferrari GTB 488 will be unveiled for the first time in the Middle East at the Luxury Motor Show (EXCS) this October. (Twitter)
19:29 GMT
The 9th edition of Luxury Motor Show (EXCS), the prominent luxury motor show in the Middle East, is expected to reveal most important automotive industry technologies and trends and host premier luxury models of 2016.
The camp is a national project for college students that will include economics and investment workshops. (Twitter)
18:23 GMT
An investment camp for youth will kick off tomorrow, October 5, to encourage those interested in trade and investment.
Source: FIFA
18:21 GMT
The FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine, under the chairmanship of South African Tokyo Sexwale and comprising representatives from the Israel Football Association...
In this photograph taken on May 21, 2015, an Afghan child receives treatment at the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, hospital in the northern city of Kunduz. (AFP/Shah Marai)
18:06 GMT
According to an MSF statement, no staff reported any fighting inside the hospital compound at the time of the strike.
17:40 GMT
Bahrain will be sending more than 170 of its finest athletes for the Second GCC Games, due to take place from October 15 to 26 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet operated by the Russian air force, similar to those being used to bomb targets in Syria. (Wikimedia/Alexander Mishin)
17:27 GMT
Russian defense officials said their country's warplanes struck ten Daesh targets in embattled Syria on Sunday.
You placed a bet at the Dubai World Cup (online through the US, of course, since gambling is illegal in the emirate!) and the Godolphin-trained thoroughbred you backed comes in first. What do you say in Arabic as you jump from your seat? Subhan’allah!
17:17 GMT
A British cartoonist takes on onomatopoeia in hilarious cartoons that show how different languages convey common sounds. Did he get it right for Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew?
Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Al Saud is the wealthiest Arab in the world with $22.6 billion. (Al Bawaba/File)
17:15 GMT
There are nearly 6,000 ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals in the Middle East with a combined net worth of $995 billion, according to a Wealth-X study. Forty-five percent of these individuals live in Saudi Arabia and the UAE
The loan is designated for a $2.8 billion sanitation project that targets 155 rural Egyptian villages. (Twitter)
16:49 GMT
Egypt signed an agreement on Sunday with the World Bank for a $550 million loan to fund the country's rural sanitation project.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan answered reporters' questions on Russia, the status of a US-backed train-and-equip program, and recent events in Turkey. (AFP/File)
15:32 GMT
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters Russia's recent actions in Syria will only serve to isolate it form other countries in the region.
Leaders of Syria's Southern Front rebels released a statement Friday claiming Russia and Iran as legitimate targets and occupying forces in Syria. (AFP/File)
15:08 GMT
Another voice enters the Russia debate in Syria.
Elissa dazzles at Elie Saab's show at Paris Fashion Week 2015. (Instagram)
15:04 GMT
Elissa dazzles at Elie Saab's show at Paris Fashion Week 2015.
Ghada Abdel Razek on the set of the new talent show Arab Casting. (Facebook)
15:01 GMT
Ghada Abdel Razek on the set of the new talent show Arab Casting.
Chris Pine plays Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot. (Twitter)
15:00 GMT
As the Star Trek Beyond shoot gets underway in Dubai, the American star has high praise for the city.
Palestinian women shout slogans during a demonstration in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, on October 4, 2015, as Israel took a rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from the Old City as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
15:00 GMT
The new restrictions were put in place following two stabbings in less than 24 hours in East Jerusalem.
The upcoming week offers a feast of cultural activities in both Cairo and Alexandria. (Ahram)
14:54 GMT
The upcoming week offers a feast of cultural activities in both Cairo and Alexandria.
14:47 GMT
A therapeutic program of weight-bearing exercise reduces pain and improves joint function, at least for two to six months, for people with osteoarthritis, according to a review of previous trials.