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September 15, 2014

A space sandwich, anyone? (File/Shutterstock)
10:19 GMT
Lebanese security staff foiled attempts to smuggle hash into a prison when the drug was discovered in sandwiches.
Producer D. Ramirez will be mixing things up next month at Zero Gravity. (Image: Facebook)
10:12 GMT
British producer D. Ramirez, Krafty Kuts, Michael Woods, Joris Voorn, Danny Howard Jazzie B and Hernan Cattaneo are coming, just to name a few.
Sing it, Sérgio Mendes! (Image: Facebook)
09:56 GMT
It's gonna be a seriously jazzed up Abu Dhabi at the festival next year.
The Saudi woman had been married to a fraud for 18 years (File/Shutterstock)
09:27 GMT
A Saudi woman has been left devastated after her husband of 18 years turned out to be a fraud who faked his identity to stay in the Kingdom.
French President Francois Hollande and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Masum  meet at the Elysee palace ahead of an international conference to be held at the French Foreign ministry in Paris on September 15, 2014. [AFP]
09:16 GMT
France has joined Britain in carrying out reconnaissance flights over Iraq in support of the US campaign against the Takfiri ISIL group.
Tony Bennett surprised everyone at Lady Gaga's Tel Aviv gig on Saturday night. The two performed "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" from their new jazz collaboration album 'Cheek to Cheek', out September 23. (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT
Lady Gaga took Israelis away from Gaza rockets and into another world with her typical outrageous getup and futuristic electronic beats.
Assaf's London concert is set to take place in Westminster this Nov! (Image: Facebook)
09:12 GMT
Mohammad Assaf will be London-bound in November! This will be the Arab Idol star's first ever performance in the British capital!
Mahmoud Abbas is due to hold a meeting with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, on Friday (File/AFP)
09:04 GMT
President Mahmoud Abbas is due to ask France to officially recognise Palestine an independent state in an upcoming meeting this week.
US President Barack Obama speaks at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, September 11, 2014. [AFP]
08:48 GMT
US President Barack Obama has threatened to wipe out Syria’s air defense system and topple the Syrian government if President Bashar al-Assad ordered his forces to shoot American planes entering Syrian airspace.
Pilgrims performing the Haj (AFP/ File Archive).
08:31 GMT
The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders to perform the Haj.
Chrys Columbine poses for a photo in Hamra, Beirut (Image: The Daily Star)
08:29 GMT
It's saucy, sexy and now in Beirut. The art form of burlesque may seem like just some eye candy but British performer Chrys Columbine wants to dance her way around the Middle East.
French President Francois Hollande and President of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region Massoud Barzani  review the troops upon Hollande's arrival September 12, 2014 in Erbil.
07:57 GMT
Senior figures from a US-led coalition formed to battle Islamic State (IS) militants will meet in Paris Monday to discuss how to defeat the extremist group that has seized vast areas of Iraq and Syria since launching a June offensive.
Members of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces pose in front of an Islamic State (IS) flag which they took from IS fighters at a military post. [AFP]
07:41 GMT
In Iraq the Iranian controlled Shia militias, which used to specialise in killing American troops, have relieved the Shia town of Amerli, long besieged by Isis
US actor George Clooney arrives with his fiancee Amal Alamuddin at the Celebrity Fight Night to promote the Andrea Bocelli Foundation on September 7, 2014 in Florence. (AFP PHOTO / STR)
07:39 GMT
Newspapers in Venice say George Clooney will marry Amal Alamuddin in Venice this month... could it be the case?
Alan Henning (pictured), is being held by the same Islamic State militants who beheaded David Haines (Image: Screenshot)
07:20 GMT
Concern is mounting for the safety of a second British hostage being held by the same Islamic State militants who beheaded aid worker, David Haines.
Anti-war activists hold placards during a rally denouncing US' air strike on Syria and Iraq, near the US embassy in Seoul on September 15, 2014. "All bases are covered" in a US-led multinational coalition against the Islamic State, John Kerry said, as Washington rallies diplomatic and public support to smash the jihadists. (AFP / JUNG YEON-JE)
07:08 GMT
Anti-war activists hold placards during a rally denouncing US' air strike on Syria and Iraq, near the US embassy
A scuba diver in the Mediterranean sea. (Shutterstock)
07:08 GMT
Ahmed Gabr has been training for 4 years to beat the record with a 15 hour dive that will 'break the frontiers of our knowledge of how the human body can survive at such depths'; 'Let’s Be Cops' or let's not; and 15 Palestinians drown fleeing Israeli siege of Gaza.
Louis van Gaal
06:57 GMT
Louis van Gaal said that he told his Manchester United players to consider their game against Queens Park Rangers as the first match of the season and a new beginning - and they responded yesterday with the first win of the season and four goals.
Valerie Amos warned of a "very serious" humanitarian crisis while the battle with Islamic State continues (File/AFP)
06:49 GMT
The UNHCR's coordinator Valerie Amos warned that up to one million people fleeing Islamic State violence lacked proper shelter as the humanitarian situation in Iraq worsens.
The Cairo International Film Festival will be held at the Cairo Opera House 9-18 November, 2014. (Image: Al Ahram)
06:11 GMT
The organisers of the 36th Cairo International Film Festival, scheduled to be held between 9 and 18 November, share their plans to revamp the state-run event.
Egypt's trade balance deficit dropped to LE9.09 billion ($1.27 billion) in June 2014, the state-run statistical body CAPMAS reported Monday.
05:55 GMT
The figure represents a 63.5 percent decrease compared to the same month in 2013, when the deficit stood at LE24.88 billion ($3.48 billion).
So far, two of the 80 companies that have agreed to invest in the Red Sea area are from China, he said.
05:55 GMT
A Saudi plan to create an industrial city in the desert, an idea borrowed from China, is now wooing Chinese investors to set up plants there.
05:00 GMT
This guy takes it one step too far when he sets up a fake scheme to miss work.
Al Khalifa said through QBIC’s flagship Lean Startup program, it has supported and launched more than 21 projects that truly showcase entrepreneurs’ potential and progress in Qatar.
04:55 GMT
Qatar Development Bank and Social Development Center have officially announced the launch of the region's largest business incubator.
Islamic bond programmes from a trio of big conventional banks are set to expand the boundaries of Islamic finance, helping open the market to first-time issuers while testing the banks' ability to win over industry purists.
04:55 GMT
They are treading a fine line, having to reconcile the fact that their businesses mostly depend on conventional banking practices - interest payments, and to some degree monetary speculation - which Islamic principles forbid.
04:55 GMT
There have been persistent rumours that Kabir had been running the central bank from Malta, after fleeing an upsurge in violence in the capital Tripoli, where the bank was based.

September 14, 2014

Roger Federer
22:12 GMT
Roger Federer secured Switzerland's place in the final of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1992 by comfortably beating Fabio Fognini in Geneva on Sunday.
While remittances to India from the GCC is a given considering the huge Indian population, remittances to other parts of the world is also increasing.
21:48 GMT
UAE Exchange, the single largest player in the remittance industry in the GCC, has over six per cent of share in the global remittance market, said a top official.
The tragic shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July, which killed all the 298 people on board, could have been avoided, according to Sir Tim Clark, president of Dubai-based Emirates Airline.
21:32 GMT
According to reports, Australia’s Qantas stopped flying over Ukraine months before the tragedy, while Korean Air also claimed that it rerouted cargo and passenger flights in early March.
Since Dubai's 2009 financial crisis, Emaar's retailing business has benefited from a strong rebound in the emirate's economy on the back of a tourism and trade boom.
21:24 GMT
Dubai's Emaar Properties is seeking to raise as much as Dh5.8 billion ($1.58 billion) from an initial public offer of shares in its shopping malls unit that is expected to be the Gulf's biggest stock sale since 2008.
Bahrain gave the lowest salary increase projection at 4.5 per cent followed by the UAE at 4.8 per cent, Qatar at 5.2 per cent and Kuwait at 5.3 per cent.
20:55 GMT
Saudi Arabia and Oman based companies gave the highest salary increase projection among GCC countries.
The symbol of  Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which Egypt classified as a terrorist organization in April (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT
An Egyptian police offensive in Suez governorate resulted in the death of seven members of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis militant group.
Amr Diab was ditched for Ramy Ayach at Shams' big day.
18:13 GMT
Hmm, why the eleventh hour wedding singer switcheroo on Sham's big day?!
Manchester United 4-0 QPR: Di Maria inspires first win for Van Gaal
18:08 GMT
The Argentina international opened the scoring before creating a goal for Juan Mata while Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney also found the net
The prime minister called an emergency meeting late on Saturday night, following the video of Haines being released (AFP/ File Archive).
18:00 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron released a statement condemning the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, as an “act of pure evil”.
Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat has demanded the renewal of Interpol’s red notices against Brotherhood members residing in Qatar and Turkey (AFP/ File Archive).
17:00 GMT
Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat called on Interpol to arrest fleeing members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who are living in Qatar or Turkey.
Resistance bloc member Nawwaf Musawi called on political members to "delay our political disputes" in the fight against terrorism (AFP/ File Archive).
15:41 GMT
Hezbollah called for unifying Lebanese politics as one to stand against terrorism.
Brendan Rodgers
15:39 GMT
The Anfield club fell short against Aston Villa on Saturday with a narrow defeat yet the manager insists his new additions will click
“No security measures whatsoever will be able to prevent social problems from arising if more businesses close their doors and go bankrupt,” he said.
14:54 GMT
Lebanon’s leading businesses and bankers warned Friday that the country could further face further economic deterioration if the president of the republic is not elected soon.

Analysts polled by Reuters in April forecast average inflation in the UAE would accelerate to 1.9 per cent in 2014 and 2.5 per cent in 2015 from 1.1 per cent in 2013, which was the highest level since 2009
14:34 GMT
The housing and utility costs, which account for almost 44 per cent of consumer expenses, jumped 6.2 per cent year-on-year and 0.4 per cent month-on-month in August.
Despite being on the brink of ruin, Misrata has become an entrepreneurial phoenix rising out of the ashes and is an example of the vast potential Libya holds as it slowly begins to open up economically to the world.
14:26 GMT
espite being on the brink of ruin, Misrata has become an entrepreneurial phoenix rising out of the ashes and is an example of the vast potential Libya holds as it slowly begins to open up economically to the world.
Assi in his hospital bed following his operation. (Image: Twitter)
14:09 GMT
Assi Helani didn't get to enjoy his Parisian holiday in full after having to rush back to Lebanon for surgery!
Maryhane confirmed that her sis is officially a wifey! (Image: Facebook)
13:39 GMT
The suspension is over! Egyptian actress Ruby's sister Maryhane has opened up to reveal that the rumors are true: Ruby is married!
The figures also include 230 French citizens who intend on joining the Islamic State (File/HO/AFP)
13:04 GMT
Up to 930 French citizens are believed to have ties to the Islamic State according to the French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve.
Cristiano Ronaldo
13:00 GMT
Portugal national team captain Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly determined to leave La Liga side Real Madrid at the end of the season and is looking forward to return to Manchester United or Manchester City.
Whilst the U.S. is selling iPhone 6s at $199, they’re hardwired, so those of us in the Middle East will need unlocked versions to use SIMs compatible with Arab networks. This will cost $650+ or more, but for the well-heeled Gulf gentry, this is unlikely to cause problems as it’s the phone, not the price, that matters!
12:58 GMT
How’d you like them apples? Check out 12 ways the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will rock the Arab world!
U.S. Secretary John Kerry meets with Sisi in the presidential palace, September 13, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:43 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said the international coalition needs to combat all terrorist groups, not only IS, during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Up to 500 Britons are believed to be fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Image: Screenshot)
12:06 GMT
Leading groups have called on David Cameron to rename the Islamic State in order to halt the radicalisation of British Muslims. Does the "un-Islamic State" sound better?
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott made the announcement Sunday (File/AFP)
11:17 GMT
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed that 600 soldiers would be sent to Iraq via the UAE to fight Islamic State militants alongside the U.S.-led coalition.
Mike Haines described his brother as "just another bloke" in his statement (AFP/HO/Site Intelligence Group)
11:02 GMT
In the words of David Haines' brother, the aid worker was "just another bloke". Mike Haines paid tribute to his sibling who was beheaded my Islamic State militants in a heartbreaking statement, released after his death.
An ISIL fighter carries a flag.
10:27 GMT
Balint Szlanko for Syria Comment showed how that when the ISIL fighters face any kind of organized and balanced opposition, they can't hold their own; Syrians experiencing increasing racism in Lebanon; and Jabhat al-Nusra is the newest Savior in Syria.
Israeli warships have fired at Palestinian fisherman every day since the recent ceasefire between Hamas and the Jewish state was signed, according to a Gaza union (File/AFP)
09:50 GMT
Israeli forces fired on Palestinian fishermen off Gaza City's coast early Sunday, according to the Union of Gaza Fishermen.
Saudi Foreign Ministry spokesman Osama Nugali [AFP]
09:27 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry says the kingdom plans to reopen its embassy in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad once the situation improves in Iraq.
Arwa's ready to let her music box shine. (Image courtesy of thearabnights.com)
09:11 GMT
She's too musical to just be a TV show host and Rotana knows it! Arwa has released her first album "Mumaiz" (Unique).
Israeli band Turquoise is due to perform songs by Arab legend Fairouz, stirring controversy (Image: Screenshot)
09:02 GMT
The Israeli band Turquoise has been accused of a "Zionist plot" to steal songs from the famous Arabic singer Fairouz.
Lady Gaga kicked off her Dubai "artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball" concert on Wednesday! (Image: Facebook)
08:53 GMT
Lady Gaga's recent Dubai concert a clear indicator that singing is her priority, not starting a family!
08:48 GMT
Retired US general compares air strikes to casual sex (really)
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Queen Alia Airport on September 10, 2014 in Amman. [AFP]
08:00 GMT
Several opposition groups in Jordan have warned the government against participating in a US-led international coalition aimed at defeating the ISIL Takfiri militants.
Jasmin shows off her perfect bikini body on the shores of Dubai! (Image: Facebook)
07:58 GMT
What better place to spend your holiday than sunny Dubai? That's exactly where The Only Way is Essex reality TV starlet Jasmin Walia headed for her much-needed vacay last week!
Secretary of State John Kerry sits with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
07:53 GMT
Egypt won't send soldiers, Jordan is staying quiet, and Turkey has practically boarded up their airport so the US can't use it; Lebanon has their share of ISIL militants; war crimes by Israel? Not according to the PA; and Osama is not a popular name in America.
This sexy celebrity couple wasn't seen saying "I do" in London over the weekend as rumored.
07:45 GMT
With so many rumors, it's getting really difficult to determine just when and where the Hollywood star will be saying "I do" to his Lebanese lady.
US Secretary of State John Kerry  listens during a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on September 13, 2014 at the Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel in the capital Cairo. [AFP]
07:45 GMT
Top US diplomat stresses that Egypt is a key partner in fighting Islamist militancy in the region.
Lady Gaga loved her some henna and hookah. (Image: Instagram)
07:34 GMT
The "Applause" hitmaker seriously loved her time in the UAE and was "overwhelmed with kindness". Go Arab hospitality! Yeah!
Lawrence of Arabia's map is expected to fetch up to £100,000 when it goes under the hammer at Sotheby's in London. [Daily Mail]
07:28 GMT
Hand-drawn map that guided Lawrence of Arabia to victory in revolt against the Ottomans set to fetch £100,000 at auction.
A police convoy escorts French citizen Mehdi Nemmouche to the Brussels Court in the Justice Palace in Brussels, on September 12, 2014. Nemmouche is the alleged shooter in the May 24, 2014 shooting at Jewish Museum of Belgium that killed at least four people. (AFP /Emmmanuel Dunand)
07:07 GMT
A police convoy escorts French citizen Mehdi Nemmouche to the Brussels Court in the Justice Palace in Brussels, on September 12, 2014.
The destruction of Syria as seen in a screenshot from Bassem's music video on YouTube.
06:54 GMT
Syrian-American artist Bassem Rashidi says his piece about violence in the war-torn country of Syria through his voice and video talents.
Palestinians sit under a makeshift tent they set up amid the rubble of their house which was destroyed by Israeli strikes during the summer's fierce offensive on the Gaza Strip on September 13, 2014 in Khan Yuni. [AFP]
06:53 GMT
Israeli suspicions that Hamas terrorists were operating near schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency did not justify the attacks against such facilities during this summer’s Gaza war, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Thursday.
The Islamic State now controls large swathes of Syria's northern territory (Image: Screenshot)
06:37 GMT
Islamic State militants destroyed dozens of Sufi shrines in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour, according to a British-based human rights group.
Tactics are outlined before the Raqqa attack. [Channel 4]
06:29 GMT
The Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) have strengthened their presence along the Iraqi border on Sunday as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) reportedly inched towards Jordanian territory.
Mr Haines had been working with an NGO in Syria when abducted in March 2013 (File/AFP)
06:20 GMT
IS released a video showing the alleged beheading of captured aid worker David Haines. British Prime Minister David Cameron described the murder as "pure evil".
Apparently, the Islamic Front's video project was meant to show that it's fighters are better trained than militants in rival group, Islamic State. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
In a professionally-made video released on YouTube, militants from the extremist group Islamic Front are shown completing what the call, "Black War Training Camp."
Omani officials announced Saturday the nation's readiness to take part in the U.S.-led coalition against militants from the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Oman announced Saturday its plans for involvement in the U.S. led campaign against the Islamic State.
For now, however, the US-led surge in supply and weak demand have seen traders start to store additional barrels as they wait for prices to recover.
04:55 GMT
The drop in oil prices to their lowest in two years has caught many observers off guard, coming against a backdrop of the worst violence in Iraq this decade, heightened tensions between the West and Russia, and sanctions against Iran.
Apple is selling out of its stock even after customers took to Twitter to complain of difficulties loading the website to place pre-orders on Friday morning.
04:55 GMT
Suppliers to Apple were scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhones as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production, supply chain sources told Reuters last month.
Retail sales climbed 11.9 percent, lagging forecasts of 12.1 percent and slowing from 12.2 percent in July, the National Bureau of Statistics said.
04:55 GMT
This marks the lowest reading since December 2008 when the economy was buffeted by the global financial crisis.
Ronaldo keen to join Man Utd or Man City
04:09 GMT
Ronaldo is determined to leave Real Madrid next summer and would love a return to Manchester United - although a move to Manchester City is also an option.
Three in 10 ex-NFL players suffer from cognitive disorders
03:42 GMT
According to a data prepared for ex- players of the National Football League (NFL), around three in 10 former NFL players develop more than moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the 765 million dollars concussion settlement.

September 13, 2014

Real Madrid 1-2 Atletico Madrid: Turan strikes early title blow
21:17 GMT
The winger struck late on to give Diego Simeone's men a big early win in their bid to defend La Liga and again upset their city rivals
Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa: Agbonlahor pounces to secure shock Anfield win
20:42 GMT
The striker struck early in the first-half to give his side the lead and the Reds could not hit back, with Paul Lambert's side turning in a brilliant defensive performance
Andy Murray confirms for Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi
18:17 GMT
Andy Murray on Wednesday confirmed he will join fellow tennis luminaries Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi between January 1 and 3.
Chelsea 4-2 Swansea City: Costa hat-trick helps maintains Mourinho’s perfect start
18:00 GMT
The Brazil-born Spaniard continued his fine goalscoring form with a brilliant hat-trick at Stamford Bridge as the Blues continued their perfect start to the season
The border town of Arsal has seen a heightened level of violence in recent weeks, as clashes between armed opposition groups, Lebanese security personal and Syrian refugees end in bloodshed and abductions. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
A security source in Arsal said a Lebanese man was taken by gunmen in the Arsal Saturday morning, continuing a long string of violent attacks in the embattled border town.
A group of 15 journalists released a statement Saturday saying they would start a sit-in at the Press Syndicate and hunger strike until Monday. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
Several Egyptian journalists launched a hunger strike Saturday in protest of the country's new protest law, which bans protests from occurring without prior police authorization.
Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City: Demichelis rescues a point for the champions
15:00 GMT
The City centre-half netted a late header to seal a valuable point for Manuel Pellegrini's side after Sergio Aguero's opener was cancelled out by Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez
IS militants in a Damascus suburb signed a non-agression truce with several armed opposition groups deemed as moderates, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT
Days after U.S. President Obama unveiled a plan to battle IS that consisted of the U.S. arming moderate Syrian rebels, several groups of presumably moderate opposition groups have reportedly signed a non-aggression truce with militants from the Islamic State in a Damascus suburb.
David Haines, 44, is the most recent IS-held Westerner threatened with execution. (AFP/File)
13:43 GMT
Amid international IS attention, the family of Briton David Haines makes a public plea with his captors, asking them to respond to their repeated attempts at contact.
Relations have been tense between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leaders, and Abbas' failure to include Hamas representatives in the ICC decision could make things worse. (AFP/File)
12:47 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud reportedly blocked at attempt at prosecution in the International Criminal Court for Israeli war crimes committed during the Gaza siege that began in July.
Lebanon's FM Gebran Bassil said Kerry's stance on Iranian involvement should be reconsidered, and that Lebanon would not be part of an "international axis against another international axis." (AFP/File)
11:21 GMT
Amid comments by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Iran's support of the Assad regime made its involvement in the anti-IS alliance inappropriate, Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said a global alliance against the group must work with all countries, including Iran.
Two college girls tell their parents they are atheists with a sign.
09:13 GMT
Despite laws against apostasy and the general Arabic idea that atheists are infidels, the trend is changing and more non-believers are finding a voice; Cheney is back at it again; really Humanity, really? Have you seen Gaza? and unfortunately, watches are back.
Syrian government forces took hold of the town of Helfaya Friday, a central town known for frequent shifts between government and rebel control. (AFP/File)
08:40 GMT
Syrian troops captured the central town of Helfaya Friday after clashes. The Hama-province town is a key location for the regime because of large number of Christian and Alawite communities living in the area, many of whom have started to fear an insurgency from Sunni extremist fighters among the rebels.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has continuously dismissed claims of a plot to set up a Palestinian state in the Sinai Peninsula, an idea the media picked up after a conversation between Abbas and Egyptian President Abd al-Sisi. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Amid international media accusations, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denies plotting a Palestinian state in the the Sinai Peninsula with Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi.
Radamel Falcao
04:49 GMT
Colombian striker Radamel Falcao has revealed that he always wanted to move to Manchester United ahead of Real Madrid this summer, and said that he wants to stay there for many years.
A young Filipino Muslim flashes the peace sign in support of the passage of a law giving autonomy to minority Muslims, during a rally near the Malacanang Palace in Manila on September 10, 2014, to coincide with the handing over of the draft of the basic law at a ceremony at the palace. Philippine President Benigno Aquino sent to parliament on September 10, a proposed law to grant autonomy to minority Muslims, taking a crucial step in his bid to end one of Asia's longest rebellions. (AFP / TED ALJIBE)
04:45 GMT
A young Filipino Muslim flashes the peace sign in support of the passage of a law

September 12, 2014

Although many leaving comments on the page have emphasised the company’s usefulness in cutting down wasted time, others are Although many leaving comments on the page have emphasised the company’s usefulness in cutting down wasted time, others are worried about its legality.

 about its legality.
20:48 GMT
The service aims to help Egyptians to extract or renew governmental documents including ID cards, passports, marriage documents and death certificates.
“The facility produced one pirated CD every five seconds. This is one of the largest raids conducted by the library in cooperation with the Criminal Investigation Department,” he added.
20:09 GMT
“The facility produced one pirated CD every five seconds. This is one of the largest raids conducted by the library in cooperation with the Criminal Investigation Department,” he added
Welp, phone records don't lie.
19:40 GMT
This Saudi woman used spy software to get into her husband's phone and uncover his cheating ways, getting herself a divorce and some peace of mind!
Lebanese troops will receive arms and other military equipment from Washington to help fight the looming threat of insurgency by the IS. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
U.S. ambassador David Hale said Friday the U.S. would provide weapons and other equipment needed to help fend off threats Islamic State insurgency in Lebanon.
National Bank of Abu Dhabi signs deal to link up with Real Madrid
18:23 GMT
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) on Friday signed a three-year agreement to become the exclusive banking partner of Real Madrid in the UAE at the Spanish side’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Liverpool v Aston Villa: Preview and Projected Lineups
15:37 GMT
Liverpool (2-0-1) managed a strong opening month with victories over Southampton and Tottenham on either side of a frustrating loss to Manchester City away at the Etihad. With Daniel Sturridge injured, Mario Balotelli is set to lead the line with Lazar Markovic believed inline for his first full start under Brendan Rodgers.